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Polly Higgins

Polly Higgins is Newsday.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment editor, covering home and garden, food, restaurants, pets, travel and entertainment. Her education includes a journalism degree from Indiana University and a masters in Media Arts from the University of Arizona. She called Arizona home for a number of years, working for both the Arizona Daily Star and (now shuttered) Tucson Citizen. In her spare time, Higgins can be found walking Otto the beagle in her Brooklyn neighborhood, logging miles on her running shoes and watching reruns of "Dallas."

Wintry holiday weather leads to prime skiing in Vermont

A snowboarder on the slopes during opening day

(Credit: AP)

If the holidays were any indication, 2013 is going to be a great winter for skiing in Vermont.

Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak in northern Vermont, said his resort was already in good shape between Christmas and New Year's Day, with more than a foot of natural snow and excellent weather for making more. Stenger said a big storm hitting the state made for superb conditions as the New Year's...

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March in Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade

People from all over the world are invited

(Credit: Handout)

Forget dressing up in green and downing Guinness at your local bar.

For the first time ever, people from around the world are invited to march in the St. Patrick's Day People's Parade in Dublin, Ireland on March 17, 2013.

The parade is a tradition in Ireland's capital city, and involves a procession past Dublin landmarks including Dublin Castle and Trinity College with an end point at...

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