Here is the AP Lifestyles digest for the week of Dec. 21. To receive the AP Lifestyles digest by email, contact For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact or call 877-836-9477. For reruns of stories, call Customer Support,, 877-836-9477. For photo reruns, visit the photo archive here. For questions, contact Julia Rubin at TOP STORIES Virus Outbreak-Winter is Coming: Now, winter is arriving — a winter like no other in living American memory. And with its imminent approach, a nation holds its breath. UPCOMING: 1,150 words and photos. By Mallika Sen. UPCOMING Monday. Virus Outbreak-One Good Thing-Four-Legged Comforts: The Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx has a team of new recruits – four-legged – who have been enlisted to help nursing home residents and health care staff get through the pandemic. The pet therapy program includes a team of four dogs – all very different – to provide comfort to residents and staff. SENT Monday: 710 words, photos. TRAVEL Writers-American Places: From coastal Oregon and Solvang, California, to Ellis Island and New Hampshire’s Black Heritage Trail, a group of celebrated writers picked places that they believe help define and shape America. The resulting collection of mini-essays, including contributions from Cheryl Strayed, Jodi Picoult and Gloria Steinem, was published by Frommer’s, the travel guidebook company, and can be read for free online. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING Thursday, 500 words, photos. HOLIDAYS One Good Thing-Charlie Brown Christmas Trees: Frank Pichel’s Christmas trees […]