Decoration

Why go through holiday hassle when you can have a Christmas tree delivered to your doorstep?

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BY AUGOSTINA MALLOUS

It’s a total hassle to transport a Christmas tree in New York City when you don’t have a car, let alone during a global pandemic. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas tree delivery services in the city to make it easier for you!

You won’t have to worry about lugging it on the

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Drive through for a taste of the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival | News

The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival has a different plan for this year, and officials announced hours for the virtual festival on Friday and Saturday, which includes two locations for a drive-thru “safe” visit with Santa and toy drive, and a new yard decoration and Christmas lights contest.

Organizers said the pandemic made hosting a crowded fest in downtown Denton too dangerous — especially with flu season compounding risks with the uptick in coronavirus infections in

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Brookings Register | A touch of homemade

BROOKINGS – Are you already thinking ahead to Christmas presents and wondering how you will afford them? I know everyone’s a little short on money this year with COVID-19 hitting us in the wallets. 

Here’s an idea: MAKE Christmas gifts this year. 

It’s usually much less expensive to make something than it is to buy it ready-made. Grandparents LOVE stuff made by the kids; I guarantee they’ll treasure it, even if it’s a little lopsided.

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A Macon baker competes in The Greatest Baker competition

A Macon baker is competing against 31 bakers across the world in the semi-finals of The Greatest Baker, an online baking competition.

Chahya Goorah, owner of Simply Wonderful Cakes, is competing for $10,000, a feature in Bake from Scratch Magazine and a year’s supply of Stuffed Puffs. If she wins the competition, she will receive the title of The Greatest Baker of 2020.

“I have been baking for 18 years! I left my office job

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How To Keep a Live Tabletop Christmas Tree Green All Year

My affection for tiny Christmas trees means I keep them lit well beyond December. (I kept the lights on until a record-breaking June 6 this year.) Thing is, that’s a really long time to worship at the corpse of Douglas fir, and there’s definitely a more sustainable way to keep your tannenbaum eternal. A live tabletop Christmas tree is just a beautiful houseplant the rest of the year. And if you’re looking to keep

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Why I’m Resisting The Urge To Make Christmas Extra Special To Compensate For 2020

I’ve been more desperate for parenting advice this year than any other since my first son was born in 2014. And by “advice,” I mean any reassurance I’m not screwing it up. I click on everything from pandemic-related regression headlines to superhero face mask shopping guides, hoping to feel just a bit better about the well-intentioned yet inadequate ways I’m navigating this bizarre year for my 5- and 3-year-old boys. 

But for all my clicking,

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How to Keep a Live Tabletop Christmas Tree Alive All Year

My affection for tiny Christmas trees means I keep them lit well beyond December. (I kept the lights on until a record-breaking June 6 this year.) Thing is, that’s a really long time to worship at the corpse of Douglas fir, and there’s definitely a more sustainable way to keep your tannenbaum eternal. A live tabletop Christmas tree is just a beautiful houseplant the rest of the year. And if you’re looking to keep

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: December brings holiday offerings

Holiday events and other entertainment news:

Museum traditions

In lieu of the Old State House Museum’s annual Holiday Open House — not practical this year because of covid-19 — the museum will host a free, online event called “Holiday Traditions at the Old State House Museum,” 1 p.m. Sunday via Facebook. Festivities will include music, crafting, footage of the museum decorated for the holidays and memories of open-house traditions past. The museum, 300 W. Markham

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Fires and frauds: What to watch out for this pandemic holiday

As if there weren’t other things to worry about.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes a list of unsafe toys, along with warnings about cooking and holiday decorations.

This year, because of COVID-19, the safety commission is asking people to be extra careful. Fakes, fires and fraud are all big concerns — enhanced even more by the pandemic.

“It’s true,” said CPSC Spokesperson Nikki Fleming, “Again, we are

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Melania Trump unveils White House’s Christmas ode to women’s suffrage

In a year like no other, a few constants bring relief. Amid a global pandemic and turbulent presidential election, there will be Christmas at the White House. 

“I am excited to announce this year’s White House holiday theme, ‘America the Beautiful,’” said First Lady Melania Trump in a statement announcing the unveiled decor. “Over the past four years I have had the honor to travel to some of our nation’s most beautiful landmarks and meet

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How to have a fun and festive Christmas in 2020

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Locals just want ‘that piece of Christmas’ amidst the coronavirus pandemic

Every year for Christmas, Margaret Lewis would go next door to her sister-in-law’s house and celebrate the holiday cheer with about 20 other people. But this year, because of COVID-19, that won’t be happening.

Lewis and dozens of other Hudson County residents did some Christmas tree and decoration shopping on Sunday. As customers wore their masks, socially distanced and browsed through various trees and wreaths, they said getting ready for the holidays helps them feel

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Saturday “Gayle on the *New Normal* Go!” for Saturday, November 28th, 2020

It’s Saturday! It’s important we stay safe during this pandemic impacted holiday season. There are interesting activities and information available if we follow the rules.

Here are some Saturday SAFE “Gayle on the *NEW NORMAL* suggestions.

Take a look! Enjoy! Please stay safe!

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What to do Sunday, Nov. 29th

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – It’s time now to take a look at what to do on this Sunday.

Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday have past but there’s still till big sales and shopping promotions ahead.

The Chandler 2020 Artisans Holiday Market starts this weekend in Randolph. There will be gifts, raffle prizes and more. Each person who shops today gets one free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for $2. The raffle

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Vacaville’s Festival of Trees: 2020online Christmas tree auction

The baked goods sale and raffle also continue in 2020 with some modifications.

VACAVILLE, Calif. — Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, you may already be looking to string up the Christmas lights and decorate the tree.

You can skip a little of the hassle of finding the perfect tree this year, while helping out a good cause. The annual Vacaville Festival of Trees is auctioning pre-decorated Christmas trees (along with some other added goodies)

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Real Christmas trees provide holiday comfort for many amid pandemic

Christmas tree farm (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.

But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a

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Real Christmas trees provide holiday comfort for many amid COVID-19 pandemic

Christmas tree farm (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.

But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a

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‘Top 100 Female Founder’ and CEO of Joylux on her audacious promotion of pelvic floors

Colette Courtion, founder and CEO of Joylux. (Joylux Photo)

Colette Courtion has staked her claim where tech innovation has largely feared to tread: women’s pelvic floors.

“People want to discount this body part as not being important or not wanting to talk about it,” said Courtion. “This is a part of the body that has been ignored.”

But roughly half of the world’s population have them and many would benefit from healthcare attention. So more

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Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

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Josh and Jessica Ferrara shop for Christmas trees with son Jayce, 1 year and Jade, 3 years, at Sunnyview Christmas Tree farm on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 in Salem, Ore. It’s early in the season, but both wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own lots are reporting strong demand, with many opening well before Thanksgiving.

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Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon,

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Which industries that have adapted best to lockdown?

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7 of the Best Cheap Stocks for December

Stocks can be cheap for a number of reasons and not all cheap stocks always offer value. Therefore, investors need to do due diligence to find bargain stocks that could also bring solid returns. Today’s article introduces seven of the best cheap stocks that also offer value.
Over 80 years ago, economist Benjamin Graham, who later inspired Warren Buffett, among others, first put forward the idea

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