Christmas spirit on display in downtown Montrose | Focus



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A snowman smiles in a winter wonderland in one of the store front windows in Montrose




While there wasn’t a community Christmas tree lighting event to ring in the holiday season in Montrose, Christmas spirit is still on display downtown.

Walking down the streets in Montrose, shoppers can enjoy the festive holiday decorations in businesses’ store front windows. While COVID-19 has impacted this holiday season’s celebrations, local businesses have kept the

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The festive season will look a whole lot different this year - Jamie Coe
The festive season will look a whole lot different this year – Jamie Coe

We’ve been thrown plenty of curveballs this year, but we’re not a nation of quitters: a recent YouGov survey showed that 47 per cent of us believe Christmas has never been more important. And while in previous years the festive period might have signalled a break from our virtual lives and respite from bothersome blue screens, in 2020 it’s hardly a

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the latest celebrity decorating trend that’s not just for Christmas

‘We first saw doorscaping become big in the US, with celebrities going to great lengths to create lavish displays,’ explains Leanne Osborne, trend director at Not On The High Street. ‘We’ve also seen many restaurants and hotels in recent years developing amazing floral installations.’

Leanne says the retailer saw searches for ‘autumn wreaths’ surge by 420 per cent in September in the UK, as customers felt inspired to decorate as the weather cooled.

‘The change

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The Best Christmas Traditions To Borrow From The Show

Do you smell snow? Gilmore Girls is a show that excels at Christmas episodes – from the charm of Stars Hollow in the snow to the glamor of the Gilmore’s annual Christmas parties, this is the perfect series for a little holiday rewatching. It helps that this a show that would never miss a winter episode, and that devotes a full quarter of the revival (Gilmore Girls: A Day In The Life) to

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Christmas gift ideas to brighten everyone’s day in 2020

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Advent is upon us and it’s the time to spend special days, hunkered down in front of a warm fire, enjoying all the traditions of the season. To help you show your loved ones how much you care, and bring some beautifully-designed joy to their own abodes, we have created a special edit of Next Home items that will delight

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It’s National Cookie Day! Two local experts chime in with tips on how to achieve the perfect Christmas cookie | Food + Living

Cookies. Nothing says the holidays like some homemade baked goodness. For many families, it’s a holiday tradition.

“Making cookies is a great thing to do with family and requires very little tools,” says TJ Quinn, “culinary colonel” at Kitchen Kettle Village. “The process is fun, and the results are delicious.”

Sara Taylor, co-owner of Taylor Chip Cookie Co. in Lancaster, agrees.


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A few tips for harvesting your own Christmas tree

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Usually, I am a firm believer in not putting up a single Christmas decoration or warming up the “Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack until you have Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, but with the way 2020 was going, I couldn’t wait. I enjoyed my small family Thanksgiving dinner with an accompaniment of twinkly lights, and counted the festive cheer as

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The 18 Hap-Hap-Happiest Secrets About Christmas Vacation

6. Per tradition, two new actors were brought in to play Clark and Ellen’s exasperated children. Juliette Lewis took over the role of Audrey, telling Rolling Stone, “The fact that the Griswolds have a new set of kids each time became the thing. Your agents couldn’t explain why it was acceptable; it just is. Of course, I grew up with the Vacation movie with the legendary Anthony Michael Hall. This was this huge

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

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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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The 18 Hap-Hap-Happiest Secrets About Christmas Vacation – E! Online

6. Per tradition, two new actors were brought in to play Clark and Ellen’s exasperated children. Juliette Lewis took over the role of Audrey, telling Rolling Stone, “The fact that the Griswolds have a new set of kids each time became the thing. Your agents couldn’t explain why it was acceptable; it just is. Of course, I grew up with the Vacation movie with the legendary Anthony Michael Hall. This was this huge

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More people decorating homes for Christmas in pandemic

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) — Toilet paper turned out to be a hot commodity throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but now that the holiday season has rolled around, it seems Christmas decorations are in high demand as well. 

Amanda Pappert, a manager at Handyman Ace Hardware in Miamisburg,  said she’s seen an influx of Christmas shoppers in her store.

“We’ve really had a lot of customers coming in looking for lights and extension cords and things like

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Make your own holiday wreath, build a succulent Christmas tree: 40 classes for plant parents to try in December | Food + Living

If you want to make a holiday wreath, learn about pruning or how to start beekeeping, there are dozens of classes to check out, online and in-person throughout December.

Throughout the Lancaster County region, there are hands-on classes that teach things like how to make a kokedama string garden, a holiday terrarium or a centerpiece arrangement.

There also are virtual events to learn how to design a great garden and how to make a Christmas

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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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Helsinn and Kyowa Kirin Asia Pacific sign exclusive license and distribution agreement to strengthen their presence in Asia Pacific’s rare disease therapy area

Helsinn and Kyowa Kirin Asia Pacific sign exclusive license and distribution agreement to strengthen their presence in Asia Pacific’s rare disease therapy area Lugano, Switzerland, and Singapore, December 1, 2020 – Helsinn Group (“Helsinn”), a Swiss pharmaceutical group focused on building quality cancer care and rare diseases products, and Kyowa

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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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Melania Trump unveils the 2020 White House Christmas decorations

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The case for shortening the presidential transition

He may have been a Founding Father, but John Adams could be every bit as petty as President Trump.Like Trump, Adams was turned out of the presidency after serving a single term; voters in the 1800 election instead selected his archrival, Thomas Jefferson. Adams skipped Jefferson’s inauguration, and his Federalist Party allies rammed a series of last-minute judicial appointments through the Senate. Jefferson was understandably unhappy

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Make your own holiday wreath, build a succulent Christmas tree: 39 classes for plant parents to try in December | Food + Living

If you want to make a holiday wreath, learn about pruning or how to start beekeeping, there are dozens of classes to check out, online and in-person throughout December.

Throughout the Lancaster County region, there are hands-on classes that teach things like how to make a kokedama string garden, a holiday terrarium or a centerpiece arrangement.

There also are virtual events to learn how to design a great garden and how to make a Christmas

Read More