When 15-year-olds Arminio and Dolores spotted each other at a Warren, Ohio roller rink in 1943 it was love at first sight.
More than 8,000 people came for the first day of the festival to watch dozens of men and women compete in a variety of Scottish Highland games, many of which involve throwing things.
The 16th Annual National Bulldog Beauty Contest drew hundreds of canines and their admirers to Marine Stadium Park on Sunday.
At 9 p.m., Long Beach got a head start on the new year by setting off fireworks over the bay at midnight East Coast time.
Ralph Labelson reached up to light the 12-foot-tall aluminum menorah he built while more than 500 people watched the symbolic beginning of the festival of Hanukkah
More than 400 people braved the chilly air Saturday evening to celebrate the Filipino tradition of the lantern.
More than 1,500 runners and walkers braved the cold and wet weather to take part in the 17th annual Long Beach Turkey Trot for Charity.
The evening included vintage aircraft flyovers, skydivers, a sailing regatta, dancing and a bbq dinner, and was a benefit to several local charities including Children Today, the Miller Foundation and the Captain Rosa Memorial Scholarship.