christmas

A long-running feud over Malahide’s Christmas Kingdom is destined for the courts

A DUBLIN EVENTS firm is looking for six-figure compensation as its dispute with Fingal council over the controversial Malahide ‘Christmas Kingdom’ heads for the courts. The feud erupted between the local authority and ALA Markets & Events over the on-again, off-again launch of the seasonal market in 2015. A week before it was due to open, the council axed the original ... Read More »

New bayfront Christmas tree to cost $500K

Corpus Christi could have a new Christmas tree on the bayfront and just in time for the holidays. It’s expected to cost taxpayers about $500,000. The tree and an assortment of holiday-themed decorations would be funded by an incentive agreement from the city’s Type B sales tax fund. The request was made by the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau during ... Read More »

Lottery wins on Christmas were a glitch, so South Carolina won’t pay

Tim Dominick | The State/MCT | Getty Images A customer purchases lottery tickets in Richland County, South Carolina. Thousands of lottery players in South Carolina thought Christmas was their lucky day. Starting at 5:51 p.m. last Dec. 25, gas stations and convenience stores across the state dispensed a steady stream of what appeared to be winning tickets. Some customers caught ... Read More »

South Carolina Lottery Christmas Winners Won’t Get Prizes

On Wednesday the South Carolina Education Lottery announced it will not be delivering more than $30 million in prizes to players with winning tickets printed as a result of a computer glitch. Fitria Ramli / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm For two glorious hours it was the gift that kept on giving. And on Christmas Day no less. Between 5:51 p.m. and 7:53 ... Read More »

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 »