christmas

Christmas Mountain club gets change-of-use permit

Pickleball players fill the courts at The Club at Christmas Mountain in Bartlett last Friday. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO) BARTLETT — Play ball — er, pickleball! The Bartlett Board of Selectmen unanimously voted last week to grant the change-of-use permit sought by John Magazzu Jr., 63, a North Reading, Mass., Realtor and owner of the sports club at Christmas Mountain Resort ... Read More »

Michigan begins search for 2018 State Christmas Tree

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – On Tuesday, Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget officially began the search for the tree that will adorn the Capitol for the 2018 holiday season. “We rely on the general public’s help to find a great tree,” explained DTMB Director Dave DeVries. “When traveling around the state this summer, our hope is that Michiganders will keep ... Read More »

Patisserie Valerie shares up after strong set of Christmas results

Soaring Christmas sales lent a hand to Patisserie Valerie’s (LON:CAKE) latest results, sending shares soaring at market open on Tuesday. The chain bucked the gloomy trend on the high street, with “affordable treats” pushing up sales over the Christmas period. Revenue rose 9 percent in the six months to the end of March, with pre-tax profit up 14 percent to ... Read More »

Homeowners appreciative of Christmas in Action assistance

GALESBURG — The sound of hammering echoed on North Farnham Street Saturday morning. It was barely past ten o’clock and a dilapidated garage had already been torn down and its remains loaded into a trailer. The process took only a little more than an hour. It was the work of Christmas in Action, a non-profit organization which has helped fix ... Read More »

A frugal Christmas is possible if you start planning now

The following tips will help you avoid debt, stress, and poor gift choices. Did you realize it’s only eight months till Christmas Day? I realize that a snowy, cozy Christmas morning is probably not the image you want in your head right now, especially if you’re still waiting for spring to show up, but there is one good reason to ... Read More »

Publisher seeking Christmas stories for annual book

Breton Books publisher Ron Caplan is always looking for good, heart-warming Christmas stories. – Submitted SYDNEY – It may be still spring but as far as Breton Books publisher Ron Caplan is concerned, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to look for Cape Breton Christmas stories. For the past four years, Caplan has published consecutive annual collections of ... Read More »

Christmas Was Merry As Consumers Traded Up

Members of the tech industry’s leading dealers (and one top analyst) gathered earlier this year for TWICE’s annual Retail Executive Roundtable at CES 2018. The following is one excerpt from the larger conversation, which we’re serializing online. TWICE: So what’s the verdict Steve, was it a merry Christmas for consumer electronics? Stephen Baker, The NPD Group: The big takeaway was the overall improving ... Read More »

Council wants to improve Leicester Christmas Market this year by making these BIG changes

Leicester’s next Christmas Market will be better than the last one, council bosses have promised. Many traders and shoppers said they were left underwhelmed by the market in December which Leicester City Council moved to the new square behind the city’s Corn Exchange. Some stallholders said they did not make enough money to cover the cost of renting a chalet, arguing the location was ... Read More »

Move over Dessert Cob – say hello to the Christmas Trifle Cob Loaf that you can make at home

When the ‘Dessert Cob Loaf’ came along, it very quickly went viral around Australia. It was so popular it even caught its creators, Ben Palmer and Elouise Hawkey, by surprise. Now it seems like everyone has jumped on the dessert cob loaf we think we have something new and very exciting to take to Christmas lunch or your work Christmas party. ... Read More »

Aldi’s Christmas alcohol advert banned

Aldi’s Christmas advert for alcohol has been banned for having a “strong appeal to audiences under the age of 18” by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The advert was brought to the attention of the ASA by a viewer who thought Aldi’s Christmas mascot Kevin the Carrot would appeal to children under 18, and that it was irresponsible to be ... Read More »