Dallas goes into December hungry for more

November 30, 2012 by  

There is no better month than December for sampling food, and Dallas is certainly going to be a city with a big appetite this December.

Firstly, the Uptown [Read more]

Baltimore to light trees and get networking

November 30, 2012 by  

The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore will be holding a tree lighting networking event next week, where visitors can expect the courtyard of the hotel to be festooned with holiday decorations and lights for [Read more]

Festival of Lights is dazzling Rockford

November 30, 2012 by  

Many would argue that one of the best things about the Christmas season is the wealth of light displays that show up throughout the country, helping to celebrate the holidays and lift the spirit of the people who see them. One of the [Read more]

Extravaganza can finish off anyone’s Christmas list

November 30, 2012 by  

The holidays are upon us and those who celebrate are trying to decide on what gifts to give to their friends or family members. Luckily for them, there are a variety of craft and gift shows which will enable shoppers [Read more]

New Board chairman to be introduced at seasonal gathering

November 30, 2012 by  

Most Chambers of Commerce hold holiday parties at this time of year and many of them use it as an opportunity to introduce their new executive members to chamber members. At this year’s annual meeting and [Read more]

Tomorrow sees an old-fashioned Christmas in Wheeling

November 30, 2012 by  

Many communities throughout the United States are trying to recapture the feeling of the past by holding nostalgic holiday events. Wheeling, for one, will be holding a Victorian Street Festival this year.

The YWCA-Wheeling Holiday Home Tour and Victorian Street Festival, also presented by the Victorian Old Town Association, is dedicated to celebrating a traditional Christmas this year. The evening will start off with a tour of historic homes in North Wheeling. It will then be followed by the street festival, which is set to feature local artisans, strolling carol singers, bake sales, restaurant specials, and Christmas shopping at local stores.

Those who have not yet finished, or even started, their Christmas shopping will be able to pick up some gifts for their friends or family members. There will also be a Children’s Museum holiday winter camp taking place during the day and children will be able to take part in many holiday-related activities.

It is likely that local printing companies will be helping the organizers by providing flyers, posters, and other products meant to market the event in the community. Banner printing is particularly common at Christmas, since people are so often looking up to the skies for tree lights and decorations, and are therefore likely to take in any promotional banners displayed.

The YWCA-Wheeling Holiday Home Tour and Victorian Street Festival will take place tomorrow, December 1, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tickets for the home tour are $30 while the street festival is free. For more information call 304-233-2575.

Hialeah to have a blast in the snow

November 30, 2012 by  

It has become a tradition to many to wish for a white Christmas. However, many cities in the United States are located in areas where it never, or very rarely, snows. Nevertheless, cities like Hialeah hold [Read more]

New businesses to be unearthed in Island Lake

November 30, 2012 by  

The Island Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business Expo at the Cotton Creek Elementary School in just over a week’s time. Everyone over 18 will be eligible to win an iPad.

The aim of the [Read more]

Pittsburgh to showcase some gingerbread houses

November 30, 2012 by  

The 10th annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition is running until January 7, 2013, with houses exhibited at Two PPF Place in the Wintergarden. Admission is free but donations to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Free Care Fund are encouraged.

Entries in the gingerbread house competition will be judged on originality and creativity, difficulty, overall appearance and appeal, and precision and neatness. There will also be 17 categories of entrants, including non-profit organization, elementary school, family, culinary, and professional. In addition to the display of gingerbread houses, Don Jones will also be exhibiting trains from his private collection.

Gingerbread houses have become a traditional Christmas item for some and there are people who take great joy from seeing what others can do with them. Those who are fans of the gingerbread house are likely to travel from all around the area, including Plum, to see them. It is likely that organizers of the display and competition have worked with local printing companies to help get the word out about this annual display. Attending this event will be a great way to celebrate the season and to revel in the creativity of others. Guests can also enjoy the Christmas tree and the lights, enjoy some ice skating, and many will maybe do some Christmas shopping in the retail stores in PPG Place, with everyone aware that the big day is approaching.

The display will be open daily, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information call 412-434-1900.

Laurel offers gifts in support of wildlife

November 30, 2012 by  

The Patuxent Research Refuge is located on 12,750 acres, and is home to several species of migratory birds that thrive in forest, meadow, and wetland areas. The Friends of Patuxent is a fundraising organization that [Read more]

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