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The $ 42,000 new Christmas lights budget needs to be used in the downtown area. We have the infrastructure with Victoria Row, the 2018 sign and the oval turned into an ice skating area when weather permits. Instead of placing lights here and there, let's make Downtown Charlottetown a destination for ...
The number of people charged with drink-driving during the police's Christmas campaign was almost double 2016's figure. Figures released by the police this week show that the number of arrests relating to drink-driving at Christmas time has increased from seven to 14 since the previous year. Of the 14 ...

Nearly a month after Christmas, Ellwood City Electric Department workers were able to take advantage of warmer weather Friday to remove the holiday tree from the borough's Community Plaza on Lawrence Avenue. The tree, which had been up since just after Thanksgiving but had not been lit in weeks, ...
SCOTTSBLUFF - With help from about 100 Salvation army volunteer bell ringers, the community came through during the past Christmas season with just over ... "The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign started in the community back in 2000, so last Christmas was our 17th season," Trevino said.
The Christmas season wasn't all filled with joy for Frank Woolman Jr. He freely admits a Grinch stole some of his joy, and according to a lawsuit he filed this month in Superior Court in Burlington County against Edgewater Park, some of his profits, as well. Woolman's family owns a garden shop and nursery ...

I say "already" and "early" because Christmas is not just a single day on Dec. 25 but lasts through Jan. 5. (There's more to "The Twelve Days of Christmas" than a mere song!) Then, Jan. 6 is Epiphany, generally known as a commemoration of the visit of the Magi, according to Matthew, to Jesus in Bethlehem ...
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, the American Red Cross of Central Indiana will canvass Kokomo as part of its Home Fire Campaign, held in memory of two young sisters and a man killed in Kokomo house fires on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, respectively. The effort, funded in part by a grant from the ...
The heavy discounting is, however, likely to have hit British retailers' profits, as well as being a likely factor behind lower revenues on Boxing Day, when the traditional post-Christmas sales period begins, according to Keith Richardson of Lloyds Bank. "It really was a blue Christmas for retailers, especially on ...
This client was interested in buying her first condo, and the 30-day close of escrow period was going to put this closing date right before the Christmas holiday. With a combination of Golden State finance Authority platinum Grant funds at 5 percent of the loan amount and a Platinum Grant subsidy at 0.5 ...
The Christmas tree in a mansion in Severna Park, Maryland, was dry and had been up for weeks after the holiday, but the Pyles wanted to enjoy their twinkling lights just a little longer. But in the early hours of Jan. 19, 2015, something sparked. The tree was engulfed in flames that quickly spread, consuming ...
Two suspects face charges of second-degree criminal damage to property in connection with a vandalism incident at a local farm's popular Christmas lights display. Autumn Marie Evans, 17, of Calbougie Drive in Savannah, was arrested Tuesday, and 20-year-old Zachary Smith of Liberty County was taken into custody ...
MPs investigating food safety breaches at chicken supplier 2 Sisters Food Group have revealed they rejected Christmas gifts sent from its boss. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said festive packages of biscuits were sent to several members. Its chairman said the unsolicited gifts were ...
Today my wife and I took down the Christmas tree. It was just the two of us -- no youngsters, no grandchildren. It was only two old folks putting the tree and other decorations away for another year. It took only 10 minutes or so to box-up the red glass balls, the colorful other one-of-a-kind ornaments, the three ...
There was a slight increase in the number of people accessing the annual Christmas Barrel Initiative in 2017, when compared to 2016. Raju Boddu, comptroller of Customs, said 3,158 barrels were cleared between December 1, 2017, and January 6, 2018, and the value was about $148,604.20. This is 10 ...
The German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, no doubt having appraised himself of the Windsor family's tradition of inexpensive and jokey Christmas gift-giving, seems to have entered into the spirit by presenting the British monarch with two sets of glitter balls for her festive tree at Sandringham House in ...
Some of us on the North Side (mainly me) figured we could recycle more Christmas trees than the East End. After folks in Friendship convinced the city to set up a dropoff point in a neighborhood parklet called Baum Grove last winter, and 215 trees were taken there by locals, the city was ready to expand ...

bitcoin may have been a fun Christmas gift to give in 2017, but its value hasn't held up as well as a lump of coal so far this year: The price of the digital asset has fallen by a quarter since the day many people unwrapped the cryptocurrency delivered by Santa. The digital token that spawned a global mania ...
The ghosts of Christmas past have turned up to haunt a Wellington book buyer. She bought three books from British-based online retailer Book Depository in mid-November and two in early December as Christmas presents. Book Depository said it guaranteed they would arrive in time for the big day.
At Calgary Urban Project Society, though, the holiday spirit was in full swing on Tuesday, as hundreds of Calgarians participated in the annual Christmas in January dinner and party. At the headquarters of the charitable organization known better as CUPS, staff and volunteers of CUPS and their supporters ...
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- Dollar bills and spare change collected at the Picozzi family Christmas display in Warwick certainly added up to a nice donation to The Tomorrow Fund organization at Hasbro children's hospital. Frank Picozzi announced on facebook he just sent a check to The Tomorrow Fund ...
Quincy Salvation army Christmas Campaign Co-Chairs Trisha and Roy Webb applaud after revealing the amount of $402,724 raised during the 2017 blitz Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the Kroc Center. The annual Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign is the organization's largest fundraising effort of the year.
I know, you're thinking that you've just finished with this Christmas. If you're like me, you feel like you've been run over by a sleigh and never want to see another roll of wrapping paper in your life, but now is the time to start planning for Christmas 2018. The farther ahead you plan, the least likely you are to ...
It's that time of the year again. Christmas has come and gone and the new year is upon us. It's a great time to reflect on the achievements of the past year and to plan for the new one. Unfortunately, many of us are receiving our January bank and credit card statements and wondering, "What in the world ...
The festive trading quarter is one of the most important of the year for retailers, but they faced a perfect storm of challenges in the run-up to Christmas 2017. Figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) show footfall was down by 3.5% in December, the biggest decline since March 2013, with high streets ...
While the past two weeks are a time for most people to decompress, take down and pack away decorations, and get back on track with their lives and diets following the holiday celebrations, those in the local Armenian community are still in the full throes of Christmas celebrations. Although most Christians ...
It was initially thought the cause may have been an overheating CD player, but the mum-of-three living there believes it was fuelled by a box of Christmas decorations which had recently been taken down. The resident of the house did not want to be named but spoke out to warn people about storing festive ...
Tourists and passers-by leave notes of their dedication to the dead tree in the days before Christmas. Source: Andrea Ronchini via PA Images. But it gained such a fan base that the capital promised to save it from the chipper. The tree will be given a new life as "a comfortable wooden house with a table ...
(RNS) -- The beginning of the calendar year is a time for making resolutions, but in the Catholic liturgical year it is called "Ordinary Time" -- a boring title for the part of the year that's not Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter. But it is also an opportunity to be an extraordinary Catholic -- one who reads the ...
Our celebrations of Christmas are over. The trees are down. The ornaments and decorations are put away. It is only mid-January, and we already seem to have moved on. But as I look in the rearview mirror at this past Christmas celebration, I continue to think about a meditation from the Society of St. John ...
There was a flurry of activity at the Ron Smith Care Centre recently as final preparations were made for the Christmas party. The decorations were up, the cutlery was polished, the tables were laid, the pretty Christmas tree centre-pieces with angels, garland and tinsel were placed, and a final staff practice of ...
But the Knut's Party (julgransplundringarna, literally, Christmas tree plundering) tradition may soon be as distant a memory as Christmas itself. St. Knut's Day, January 13th, traditionally marks the end of the holiday season in Sweden and is the day St. Knut helps to "drive Christmas away". But explaining ...
ROME -- Rome's much-derided Christmas tree, scornfully nicknamed Spelacchio, or mangy, for its forlorn appearance, was removed from the central Piazza Venezia on Thursday evening. But the 72-foot Norway spruce, which began losing its needles immediately after it was installed in early December ...
Marks and Spencer sales fell over the key Christmas period, while Tesco reported record festive trade. M&S said like-for-like revenues fell 1.4% in the 13 weeks to 30 December. clothing and homeware fell 2.8%, while food, seen as its most successful sector, was down 0.4%. By contrast, Tesco's UK sales rose 2.3% in the ...
4, more than a week after Christmas, but she still made sure to get her money back for the now-deceased greenery. "If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe that someone had so little moral value or lack of conscience," Scott Bentley wrote in the photo he shared with facebook. "Heartbreaking to think she may ...
Lidl has claimed it was the "fastest growing supermarket" over Christmas after booking record festive sales. The German chain said sales rose 16 per cent in December as it experienced its highest ever footfall. December 22 marked a record trading day in Lidl UK's history, the group said, while the week ...
Fast-growing discounter Lidl produced another set of impressive Christmas figures this morning, boasting double-digit sales growth. Sales in the month of December grew 16 per cent year-on-year, and the supermarket's busiest trading day was 22 December, when families stocked up for their Christmas ...
All my life, there were no stockings hung by the chimney with care. (And I grew up in a house with a real-live working chimney!) No carefully wrapped gifts. No smell of pine needles and gingerbread houses. No carefully decorated Christmas tree with garland, candy canes and ornaments handed down ...
Former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, Alhaji Baba Jamal, has asserted that last year's Christmas was the worst in 44 years. The MP attributed the worst Christmas to the bad economic policies supervised by President Akufo-Addo. Speaking on Atinka TV's ...
CENTERVILLE, Ind. -- Is it time to get rid of your Christmas tree? Cope Environmental Center is accepting cut Christmas trees to be chipped and turned into mulch for the trails. Undecorated Christmas trees (no ornaments, lights or tinsel) can be dropped off at Cope in the lower lot on the south side of the ...
As Christmas trading is now such a big part of the Sainsbury's (SBRY) investment story, today's update presented a huge opportunity for CEO Mike Coupe to finally silence those who questioned his £1.4 billion acquisition of Argos. The purchase only completed in September 2016, so the past few weeks ...
Two Rochester teens have been accused of fatally shooting a Rochester man on Christmas. Elzie James and Joshua Burns, both 19, were charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Jarvis Porter, 35, of Rochester. Porter was shot to death outside 193 Genesee St. about 5:30 p.m. ...
A week before Christmas, two terrorists attacked a church in Quetta, Pakistan, killing nine and wounding over 50. The church's security was able to kill one of the attackers and the other detonated his explosives-filled vest outside the main hall, where nearly 400 worshippers were gathered for Sunday ...
More than one quarter borrowed money from friends and family to cover the cost of Christmas this year, while 52 per cent used credit cards to help pay for everything. Around one fifth spent more on festive period than they did last year - on average 36 per cent more. As a result, 43 per cent spent less on ...
Sears is scrambling to raise cash and cut costs after an absolutely miserable holiday season. Sales at Sears and Kmart stores plunged during November and December. At stores open at least 12 months, sales fell between 16% and 17%. It only adds to worries that Sears can't stay in business much longer.
Majestic reported its 'biggest ever' Christmas sales in 2016. But, Majestic's CEO, Rowan Gormley, said that the team had 'performed brilliantly' during the period in order to maintain profit margins and grow sales in a tough environment. He added that Majestic, which records 30% of its annual sales during ...
Leigh said the parks department won't stop focusing on Christmas at Panther Creek, even after the lights have been stored away. While manufacturers offer deep discounts on light arrangements, he said he would be working with prospective sponsors for next year to make sure they get the best fixtures for ...
Spending your first Christmas with your significant other's family can be tough. Now, imagine your SO's family is literally the Queen of England and you can just about picture how much pressure Meghan Markle must've felt this past December. Prince Harry broke tradition by asking permission for Markle to ...
St. John Paul II Academy students (from left) Anthony Pecoraro, Cristina Wayt, Francesca Bastos, Ian Carr, David Curlee, Roman Desmond, Trace Nichols, Fabrice Blanchet and (in the truck) Peter Verna helped ship out 200 Christmas presents for the school's annual Back to Basics Christmas Angel ...
In the weeks just after Christmas, kids would scour curbs and alleys and drag discarded Christmas trees to the nearest vacant lot to erect a fort. It would take 10 trees or so to make a snowball-resistant structure. Finding that many discarded trees wasn't a problem. Just about every house in my neighborhood ...


 

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