Tag Archives: Christmas

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 »

Broad Green’s ‘Fight Before Christmas’ Santa Movie Revived by Tucker Tooley

Tucker Tooley has acquired the holiday comedy “The Fight Before Christmas” from the now-defunct Broad Green Pictures. Tooley and Matt Alvarez (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Ride Along”) will produce the movie through Tooley Entertainment. Jason Barhydt of Tooley Entertainment will executive produce. Karen McCullah (“Legally Blonde”) will pen the script. The pic is targeting a fall production start date. “The Fight Before Christmas” ... Read More »

The musical ensembles of Christmas in Christ Chapel

The Gustavus musicians are hard at work preparing for Christmas in Christ Chapel. This weekend, musical ensembles of Gustavus will be participating in the annual Christmas In Christ Chapel concert. This concert includes musical pieces sung by the Gustavus Choir, the Choir of Christ Chapel as well as the Lucia Singers, in addition to the choirs, there will also be ... Read More »

Ren: UIL brings Christmas to Big Country football (sort of)

For football coaches, the University Interscholastic League’s realignment day is akin to a biennial Christmas. Will the UIL leave candy in their stockings? Or the proverbial lump of coal? Thursday saw a mixture of both for area coaches, who met locally at the Region 14 Education Service Center in Abilene to learn their geographical fates for the next two seasons. Having been ... Read More »