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Why Does Easter Fall on Different Dates?

Easter isn’t like Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day. Have you noticed it seems to fall on a different day every year? Easter isn’t a fixed date on the Gregorian calendar (which follows the cycle of the sun and the seasons) because similar to Jewish holidays, it follows a lunisolar calendar. It was determined in the fourth century that Easter would always be calculated as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox or first day of spring.

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The Many Versions of The Greatest Easter Song Ever [VIDEOS]

I've had the pleasure of playing piano at many churches for special occasions and special services, including Easter Sunday. This is by far one of my favorite holiday songs ever!

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Which Part of A Chocolate Bunny Do You Eat First? [VIDEO]

I eat the ears first. There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to people like me. 76% of Americans say that Chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first. Five percent said bunnies should be eaten feet first, while 4% favored eating the tail first.The way you eat a chocolate bunny reveals something about your personality they say. If you start with the tail, you’re cautious and sneaky.

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Michigan Lawmaker Wants to Repeal Ban on Dyed Easter Chicks, Ducklings & Rabbits

House Bill 4251 would repeal an ordinance making it unlawful to sell small animals that have been dyed. Matt Blakely from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Affairs is against the repeal saying "This promotes impulse buying of chicks and ducklings for children,” chicks and ducklings carry bacteria that can sicken children and "The animal becomes a pet for a while and then is a care burden."

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Check Out Botanical Easter Eggs & This Bud’s For You!

Eggs adorned with the delicate shapes of leaves and petals announce the arrival of spring. Learn an old-fashioned way of decorating Easter eggs in Botanical Easter Eggs at Seven Ponds Nature Center tomorrow (3/28) from 10 AM – 12 PM. Wrapped in flowers and leaves and soaked in a natural dye, creating these beautiful eggs are sure to become a yearly tradition. Pre-registration is required. Ages 12 and up.

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What Better Way To Celebrate Easter Than With An Egg Hunt or The Easter Bunny?

Have some Easter fun in Lapeer County this weekend. Join the hunt for colorful treats in Easter Egg Hunts tomorrow (3/28) on the courthouse lawn in Lapeer at 10 AM, in North Branch at the football field behind the Ruth Fox Middle School at 11 AM and in Columbiaville at the soccer fields on the corner of Marathon and LeValley Roads from 11 AM – 1 PM.

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Jelly Belly Candy Factory Churns Out Easter Treats
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Get Ready For Jelly-Beans and Smiles

I got a note from Julie Ann Caris at Lapeer Gold & Diamond that it's time for Jelly-Beans & Smiles. In the last five Easter’s, over 3,500 Completed Easter Baskets were donated to the children of Lapeer.The mssion of the, “Jelly-Beans & Smiles” program is to provide Easter baskets to the less fortunate children in our community.

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Breaking Old Traditions To Create New Ones [PHOTOS]

Whether it involves a holiday or not, does your family have any non-traditional traditions?

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Lapeer VFW And Seven Ponds Nature Center Celebrate Easter

A couple of events this Sunday for the neighborhood children. First stop the Lapeer V.F.W. Post on Daley Road just off M-24, Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny visit. Registration begins 10am and the Easter Egg Hunt at 11am.

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Your Chance To Help Area Kids Have A Happy Easter

You still have time to help out "Jelly Beans and Smiles" at Lapeer Gold and Diamond  with donations of complete Easter Baskets or items that you would find inside them like candy and gifts.

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Stone Soup Pantry Invites Kids To An Easter Egg Hunt

Stone Soup Food Pantry in Lapeer presents an Easter Egg Hunt extravaganza this Saturday April 5, at Rowden Park across from the Lapeer hospital. This is free for all kids.

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‘Jelly-Beans & Smiles’ Seeking Donations

In the past three years more than 2,000 Easter Baskets have been distributed to the children of Lapeer County through the "Jelly-Bean & Smiles" program! Here is how you can help the less fortunate children in our community this Easter season.

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