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Parks-Bentley Place Displays 136 Nativity Scenes From Around the World

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Visit Parks-Bentley Place, South Glens Falls to see over 135 nativity scenes from around  the world! Previous years the Historical Society of Moreau at Parks-Bentley Place created an exhibit highlight Christmas around the world. Due to an anonymous donation and loan, the historical organization located in South Glens Falls, NY has close to 300 nativity scenes from around the world to display and alternate throughout the upcoming years. According to Parks-Bentley Chairman of the Board of Trustees Stan Maleok this is the second year for the nativity exhibit named "More Christmas Through Their Eyes." "We are a volunteer run organization so we are only open for a few weekends. We start tours the weekend before Thanksgiving and do to numerous requests we will be open for one special showing during the Christmas holiday," says Maleok. "So we will be open on December 27." With almost 300 nativity scenes to choose from this year to Historical Society

NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Tracks Santa Online!

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Do you wonder what Santa is up to? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has the military equipment and technology to find out if St. Nicholas is making tracks. For the past 60 years NORAD has tracked Santa progress on Christmas Eve and all because of a misprint. In 1955 a Sears and Roebuck, Inc advertisement ran a phone number for children to call and talk to Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the children called in the NORAD (former  Continental Air Defense Command- CONAD). Director of Operations Colonel Harry Shoup had his staff check for signs of Santa and children calling in were given periodic updates regarding St. Nick's location. Keep track of Santa!  In 1958 the Canadian and United States governments created a new bi-national air defense command for North American, renamed from CONAD to the current NORAD. The new organization continued the tradition of tracking Santa for youngsters. For anyone that is concerned about government funds being used