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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Santa Claus really exists!

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Thought the North Pole is just a cartographic marker? Well, don't tell that to the 1,778 people who reported living there North Pole, Alaska to the U.S. Census Bureau last year. Here are other towns (and their populations) where Christmas must be the biggest event of the year:

  • Santa Claus, Ind.: 2,283

  • Santa Claus, Ga.: 242

  • Noel, Mo.: 1,515

  • Rudolph, Wis.: 422

  • Snowflake, Ariz.: 4,958

  • Dasher, Ga.: 807

    Catherine E. Toth



    GIFT IDEA



    A PART OF OLD HAWAI'I FOR THEIR VERY OWN

    Bishop Museum Press' first collection of note cards features images from the museum's archives with brief histories by archivist DeSoto Brown.

    The set includes 20 glossy, high-quality cards with classic images of surfing in Hawai'i. The photos date from the late 1800s through the middle of the 20th century. They sell for $15 per set at Shop Pacifica at Bishop Museum and Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i in Ward Warehouse.



    FINAL WORD

    "As a kid, I kind of thought that art had just stopped in the fifties, and that it turned into hippies doing things naked."

    John Currin | the painter and art-world darling on his early exposure to contemporary art, in New York magazine