Winter Solstice

Winter solstice (or hibernal solstice) is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice. The axial tilt of Earth and gyroscopic effects of its daily rotation mean that the two […]

Zsa Zsa Gabor Famed Actress

After nearly 100 years, Hollywood has lost a legendary lady. Hungarian-born actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor has died at 99-years-old, Ed Lozzi, a publicist for Gabor confirmed that the star suffered a heart attack Sunday afternoon, she died at her home Sunday afternoon and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Over the past […]

Internet Tax

Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers. The court would not hear a challenge to a Colorado law requiring online sellers such as Amazon.com to notify customers and […]

Oldest American

The New Jersey woman who is the oldest American is another year older. Adele Dunlap received balloons, and fellow residents at the Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown on Monday sang “Happy Birthday” to the 114-year-old. Dunlap didn’t appreciate the fuss. Asked what she was thankful for, Dunlap said, “Gee, how should I know?” As […]

Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke, the “Growing Pains” star who played one of the quintessential television fathers of the 1980s, died Tuesday. He was 69. Thicke’s manager confirmed the actor’s death. Thicke suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. He was then taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, where he died. Thicke […]

Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson, who wrangled six unruly kids in a blended family on TV’s “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday night. She was 82. Kayla Pressman, Henderson’s manager, said the actress died of heart failure surrounded by family and friends in Los Angeles. At the time of her death, Henderson was hosting a talk show, “The Florence […]

Happy Holidays Project 2016

As part of Dialect Zone International’s History Curriculum, students will begin to learn about different American Cultures, Traditions and Holidays. To further enrich these skills, students WILL participate in this multicultural, Happy Holidays Project. Thanksgiving Christmas New Year’s