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Summer Solstice Arrives At 4:09

Bikram yoga demonstrators take a break for a drink of water in New York's Times Square on Wednesday. Temperatures across the Northeast are expected to approach triple digits. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Question (from Cindy): Summer arrives at 4:09 this afternoon. How will you celebrate its appearance?

Yoga Enthusiast Welcome Summer

Ten-month-old Leo Erichsen is held up by his mother, Tatjana Eres of Denmark, as she joins thousands of yoga enthusiasts for a class in New York's Times Square to mark the summer solstice today. Temperatures are expected to be near 100 degrees (37C) Wednesday. (AP Photos/Mark Lennihan)

Question: Does this feel like the summer solstice to you?

Dick Clark To Ring In Another Year

Dick Clark’s countdown to the New Year used to begin before dawn on New Year’s Eve, when he would appear on “Good Morning America” and then, by satellite, on dozens of local newscasts and talk shows. He’d head home, eat something and hurry back to Times Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. ” These days, he says, he just reports to the studio in Times Square at 9 p.m. A stroke in 2004 profoundly changed Mr. Clark’s life, as well as his role on “Rockin’ Eve,” which is by far the country’s most popular televised countdown at the tail end of each year. He appears for a few segments around midnight while his protégé Ryan Seacrest runs the show/Brian Stelter, New York Times. More here. (AP/ABC photo, of Ryan Seacrest, left, and Dick Clark)

Question: Should I feel guilty re: wincing when I watch old “American Bandstand” host Dick Clark ringing in another year with increasing speech difficulties?

Today Is ‘Good Riddance Day’

It's out with the old, and in with the new a few days ahead of the new year for those who just can't wait to put the past behind them. Wednesday is “Good Riddance Day,” a day where you're encouraged to say goodbye to whatever troubled you in 2011, and start 2012 with a clean slate. New York City has been celebrating Good Riddance Day since 2007 by allowing folks in Times Square to destroy their bad memories of the old year with a giant paper shredder/13News. More here. (Wikipedia photo of Times Square New Year's Eve ball and fireworks)

Question: What happened in 2011 that you want to say “Good Riddance” to?

Michael Moore Joins Occupy Protestors

Filmmaker Michael Moore is among the thousands of Occupy Wall Street protestors streaming into Times Square the day after they successfully resisted a potential eviction from their camp in Zuccotti Park Saturday in New York. Thousands of demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square on Saturday night, mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Question: Do you love/hate Michael Moore?

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