Advice for the holidays

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  • A tiny fir tree in Depew Park is adorned with simple ornaments.

  • The bright red box in the Post Office lobby on South Street only accepts mail for the North Pole.

  • The day after Sundays’ World Cup victory, an Argentinian flag was spotted billowing on Elm Street.

  • Lucy and Charlie Brown are the winners of the Holiday Window poll sponsored by the Paid Firefighters Union. Artists are Khimani McKenzie, Brianna Martin and Meagan Lewis.

  • A clever use of shrubs at the northern end of Broad Street.

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By Regina Clarkin

Walking and driving around Peekskill recently we saw the cleverness and holiday spirit of Peekskill residents. We continue to take pleasure driving along Hudson Avenue and seeing the colorful lights on the tree in front of Andrew and Joanne Bell’s home.

The pine tree in front of the home of the Bells on Hudson Avenue continues to thrill each winter. This picture was taken in 2020.

This is the week of the winter solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Here’s some advice for these holidays, penned by that famous author Anonymous.

This season end a quarrel.  Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you are wrong. Try to understand. Flout envy. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Appreciate. Be kind; be gentle. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Deserve confidence. Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak your love still once again.