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Christmas

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  • 10 ways to organize and save money

    10 ways to organize and save money
    One step at a time.      That handy cliche has become the mantra of the Paitsel household, as my husband and I put in extra hours at nights and on weekends to build a playroom and, in general, improve the flow of our home.      From selling furniture to...
  • 'Eco Bungalow' arises Phoenix-like from holiday tragedy

    When Robin Wilson called Steven Ambers in early 2012 to lightheartedly ask why she hadn't received a holiday card from his family that year, the conversation took a surprising twist. The interior designer hadn't been removed from the Amberses' mailing...
  • Sports scheduling requires all the right moves

    The ball teetered on the lip of the 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. It was 2005, and after Tiger Woods' now-famous chip shot fell in for a birdie and Woods went on to win the Masters for the fourth time, Jim Michaelian made a decision. With...
  • Theme named for Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

    Call it a Christmastime pun, an ode to wintertime life on the harbor: "Deck the hulls with bows of jolly." That's the theme for the 106th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, event officials said in a release Friday. The local person who...
  • Shoppers Relish Memories of Hartford's Downtown Stores — G. Fox, Sage Allen, Grant's

    Shoppers Relish Memories of Hartford's Downtown Stores — G. Fox, Sage Allen, Grant's
    Mention shopping to anyone who lived in the Hartford area during the '50s and '60 and they'll tell you about taking the bus downtown, (often in hat and gloves, if you're talking to a woman), on Saturdays, to spend the day browsing the shops and lunching...
  • Go Away With ... Maiara Walsh

    Go Away With ... Maiara Walsh
    Born in Seattle, Wash., Maiara Walsh was 2 when she and her family moved to her mother's native Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her tweens, she moved back to the United States to pursue an acting career. After roles on series such as "Desperate Housewives,"...
  • L'Wren Scott talks details of Banana Republic collaboration

    L'Wren Scott talks details of Banana Republic collaboration
    L’Wren Scott counts First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Madonna among the fans of her sophisticated, sharply-tailored dresses.  And now the designer is rolling her aesthetic out to the masses with the limited-edition Banana...
  • Obama visits troops, spends a low-key Christmas with family

    President Obama and his wife, Michelle, made their customary Christmas visit to greet troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, offering thanks and encouragement to some 580 service members before spending the evening at home with friends and family. The...
  • Christmas arrives early on Firehouse Lane

    On Sept. 17, the following Facebook message from Jason Reph, 28, of Bushkill Township popped up on my email. "Getting ready!" it said. For most of us, that could mean pretty much anything. But if you know Jason Reph, you understood exactly what he was...
  • Test your knowledge with this Christmas Quiz

    Test your knowledge with this Christmas Quiz
    Here's a good topic for your Christmas gathering with family and friends: What is the most annoying Christmas song ever? I'll vote for either the mawkish "Christmas Shoes" or the aggravatingly jaunty "Feliz Navidad." Others might choose "Santa Baby,"...
  • Bethlehem woman, 88, recalls Christmas traditions

    Bethlehem woman, 88, recalls Christmas traditions
    I received the Christmas reminiscence below last year from Julia Romanchak, 88, of Bethlehem. I think it's wonderful, but a series of misadventures — all my fault — kept it from being published. I wanted to run it before this holiday...