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Today is December 10, 2016

Graham, NC 27253

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.

Friday, December 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.

Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
  • - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, burke manor, NYE dinner, restaurant, food and wine, new years eve
    - Burke Manor Inn
    New Years Eve Dinner
    Prepared by Chef/Owner Lil Lacassagne
    December, 31st 2016
    Reservations Available 5:30-9:30pm

    Amuse Bouche with a glass of Champagne


    Shrimp and Brandy Bisque
    And its creamy truffle cloud
    Soupe a l’Oignon Gratinée (French Onion Soup)
    We top this old classic with imported Gruyère cheese to offer the perfect “gratiné”


    Fresh Mixed Green Salad
    Served with our house dressing, grape tomatoes, fresh homemade croutons, pickled red onions
    Spinach and Pear
    Fresh baby spinach salad with poached pears, candied walnuts and fresh grapes tossed in sweet & sour vinaigrette


    Sorbet Granité


    Chicken Normandie
    Chicken breast with apple, bacon, brandy cream sauce served with creamy potato gratin and poached asparagus
    Butternut Squash Ravioli
    A smooth mélange of fresh and roasted squash purée, toasted walnut and grated parmesan, enclosed in homemade ravioli, served with our roasted melted shallot and Madeira cream sauce
    Salmon Etouffée
    Fresh salmon dices folded in a rich tomato shallots and white wine etouffée sauce. Served atop pesto risotto with its puff pastry lid
    Braised Osso Bucco
    Slowly braised veal shank served with our soft creamy cheese polenta.. Reduced braising liquid with a hint of blueberry


    Crème Brûlée
    Madagascar vanilla bean infused smooth custard, crisp sugar crust
    Mousse Au Chocolat
    Smooth chocolate mousse, gently served with our delicious
    white chocolate and raspberry ganache
    New Year’s Crêpe
    Delicious mascarpone and blueberry mousse rolled in a thin crêpe,
    Finished with our almond crème Anglaise and crushed sugar cookies

    $79 plus tax and gratuity
    Please make your reservation by calling 336.449.6266
    The Burke Manor Inn
    303 Burke Street Gibsonville NC 27249
    Burke Manor Inn 336.449.6266
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ. One of the two College Football Playoff semi-finals to determine the contenders in the 2017 national championship game. For info visit click for details.
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.

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