Kids & Family

Artistic souls of all ages may try their hand at making a Fairy House or painting ceramic ornaments at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in Daly City. Photo by Rich Yee.

Christmas Villages, Holiday Fests 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  The holiday season abounds with decorations, peppermint mocha lattes and tree lightings. It is also time to explore

Thanksgiving does not need to be a stressful holiday. With a changed mindset, Thanksgiving can be a holiday that truly celebrates family and togetherness.

When Your Whole Family Comes to Town 

By Vivianna Shields   Signal Staff Writer   The holiday that welcomes gratitude, great food and family bonding, with a side of unwarranted stress, is back.  Though

Will Ferrall is “Buddy” in “Elf” first released in theaters in 2003 and now a holiday classic. Photo New Line Cinema.

Holiday TV News Guide

It’s time to gather around the television and watch old classics and new specials.  By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  Holiday television specials are

“In the Gloaming” by emerging artist Claire Steidl is on view at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library now through Dec. 18. Photo City of Santa Clarita.

Art is Everywhere in Santa Clarita 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  In 2009 the City of Santa Clarita embraced support of the arts as an important facet of civic

For three weeks in October, hundreds of carved pumpkins will line the Camellia Forest as Descanso Gardens presents “Carved.” PHOTO CREDIT DESCANSO GARDENS.

Awesome Autumn Things To Do 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  The calendar has officially turned the page to autumn and awesome fall fun, festivals, Oktoberfests and Halloween compete


Get in the Spooky Spirit 

By Michele E. Buttelman   It’s the season of ghosts, ghouls and goblins. This is the time of year to “get your scare on” and enjoy

Photo courtesy of David Joseph Photo.

The 2023 Antelope Valley Fair  

“A Barn Good Time”  Sept. 22 to Oct. 1  The dates and hours of operation:  Sept. 22 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.   Sept. 23 and Sept.

Fall Entertainment Fun 

By Michele E. Buttelman   Signal Staff Writer  ‘Tis the season for the bounty of the fall harvest, apples, pumpkin spice lattes and the approaching ghostly

Aaron Ten Bears, in Oglala Lakota regalia carries an eagle dance staff, shield and wears an eagle feather bustle as he dances during the 25th Annual Hart of the West Pow Wow and Native American Craft Fair held at William S. Hart Park in Newhall on Sunday, October 07, 2018. (Photo by Dan Watson)

Mark Your Calendars —  

Community Fun and Helping Great Local Causes  By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  With children back in school can event season in the Santa

The El Moro Elfin Forest is home to an ancient oak grove of trees that grow only 4 to 20 feet tall. Photo El Moro Elfin Forest.

Midsummer Road Trip Time 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  It’s hot. No, it’s really hot. It’s that time of year in the Santa Clarita Valley when everyone

Image by Lukas Prudil from Pixabay

Adventures in Adrenaline 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  Whether it’s soaring over the ocean in a seaplane or doing aerobatics over vineyards in a biplane, river

Heritage Fire Napa will be held Aug. 20 at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena. It is an outdoor culinary experience that brings together local chefs and memorable brands for a live-fire celebration. Photo Courtesy Heritage Fire 

Summer Fun in California 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  There’s nothing like a California summers. As the temperature rises so do the options for fun in the

Located in the Koreatown Plaza, H Mart is an Asian grocery store chain supplying imported packaged foods, housewares and ready-to-serve meals. PHOTO KOREATOWNPLAZA

Southern California Ethic Enclaves 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer  The 1980 census showed that California supplanted New York as the principal ethnic melting pot of America. The