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“Christmas Carol” Book Collector Shares Rare Editions in Berkley Library Display

December 13th 2018

“Christmas Carol” Book Collector Shares Rare Editions in Berkley Library Display (Lara Mossa, Dec. 13, 2018) Berkley, MI – The Berkley Public Library is celebrating the 175th anniversary of “A Christmas Carol” with a special display of 30 different books, DVDs and albums. Eric A. Murrell, 56, a lifelong Berkley resident, has been collecting versions […]

Holly Dickens Festival Continues

December 6th 2018

Holly Dickens Festival Continues (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2018) Holly, MI- The Holly Dickens Festival is nearing the end, with the last day being Dec. 9.  Last weekend’s festivities had the historic downtown full of characters from Victorian times, especially those from the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” Here are pictures from last […]

Holly Dickens Festival Nov. 23 – Dec. 9

November 18th 2018

Holly Dickens Festival Nov. 23 – Dec. 9 Holly, MI – Hear ye! Hear ye! We wish to welcome you to the quaint and beautiful Village of Holly, Michigan! Step back in time this holiday season to the days of Charles Dickens and become part of “A Christmas Carol.” Stroll the streets, visit the unique […]

As Dickens Festival Approaches, Things to Know about the Author

November 24th 2017

As Dickens Festival Approaches, Things to Know about the Author (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 24, 2017 adapted from orig. article of Nov. 7, 2016) Holly, MI – Did you know that in all his life, Charles Dickens never missed a deadline except once? That he had an unusual fondness for prostitutes? Or that his family […]

One More Weekend For Holly Dickens Festival Fun

December 6th 2016

One More Weekend For Holly Dickens Festival Fun (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2016) Holly, MI – Do you know of Ebenezer Scrooge?   The beloved author Charles Dickens wrote of his infamous character that “External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that […]

Holly Welcomes Holiday Season w/Light Parade, Tree Lighting & Awards

November 25th 2016

Holly Welcomes Holiday Season with Light Parade, Tree Lighting & Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2016) Holly, MI – The rain did not stop Santa and Mrs. Claus from visiting the Village of Holly for the annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday.  Led by the Holly Bronchos Marching Band and a parade of lighted […]

Holly Dickens Festival, Weekends Nov. 25-Dec. 11

November 14th 2016

Holly Dickens Festival, Weekends Nov. 25-Dec. 11 Holly,  MI – This year – 2016 – marks the 43nd  year of the Holly Dickens Festival. Following a remarkably strong 2014 revival season, and an even more spectacular 2015,  we’re well on our way and continue as the  official oldest, longest running Dickens themed event in the […]

Charles Dickens Lecture at Past Tense Books in Holly Nov. 5

November 2nd 2016

Charles Dickens Lecture at Past Tense Books in Holly Nov. 5  (EVENT page)   Holly, MI – Want to learn about the great Charles Dickens in advance of the upcoming Dickens Festival?  Check out a fun and informative lecture about the famous author at Past Tense Books on Saturday Nov. 5 from 3pm-4pm. Past Tense […]

Holly Dickens Festival Off to a Festive Start

December 4th 2015

Holly Dickens Festival Off to a Festive Start (C. Proxmire, Shawn Grugel Dec. 4, 2015) Holly, MI –  The Holly Dickens Festival is off to a festive start as lovers of literature come together to celebrate the work of author Charles Dickens. Three weekends’ worth of festivities give the community plenty of time to enjoy […]

Run Like the Dickens & Tiny Tim Trot Runs Dec 12 in Holly

November 25th 2015

Run Like the Dickens & Tiny Tim Trot Runs Dec 12 in Holly (EVENT page) We are a road race that runs through the beautiful town of Holly, Michigan. This is a 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk and our famous Tiny Tim Trot where distance does not matter.   We have a heavyweight (220 +) […]