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It’s Christmas in July: Salvation Army kettles out this month in Attleboro

The Salvation Army in Attleboro will be out with the famous red kettles this month in an effort to raise money for various programs. Above, a collection during a previous Christmas season. SUN CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO ATTLEBORO — Think of it as Christmas in July. In an effort to help raise funds for its various programs, The Salvation Army will ... Read More »

Summerland food bank launches Christmas in June campaign

SUMMERLAND REVIEW FILE PHOTO THE SPIRIT OF GIVING The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is looking for people to take on the role of a Santa in June to help those in need within the community. Although the June days are warm and sunny, the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is working to promote the spirit of Christmas. ... Read More »

World’s largest Christmas light maze coming to Seattle

he world’s largest Christmas light maze is coming to Seattle. The Christmas light maze, “Enchant Christmas,” will be hosted at Seattle’s Safeco Field Nov. 23 to Dec. 30 this year. An event page says there will be millions of “dazzling lights” and an artisan market for Christmas gifts. The maze will be in Seattle and Arlington, Texas this winter. You ... Read More »

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 »