Tag: Christmas

At Home With Vivian: Googly eyes and styrofoam

At Home With Vivian: Googly eyes and styrofoam

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today my sister in Spokane posted a picture of her car blanketed in snow. My husband Jeff responded with a photo of himself picking mandarin oranges from a tree in our sunny front yard! After a month of listening to “Let it Snow”, “White Christmas”, and “Frosty the Snowman”, I’m ready for a little of […]

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Christmas, holiday imagery and customs from many sources

Christmas, holiday imagery and customs from many sources

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The annual festival called Christmas has grown to be one of the world’s largest celebration. It’s observed by billions of people, not only by Christians who use it to remember the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, but by those who observe it on a secular, rather than religious, level. The name “Christmas” comes from the […]

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Accident starts era of Santa-tracking

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A mistaken printing of a telephone number in a department store’s advertisement could have been a calamity. Instead, it launched an annual event through which children can track Santa Claus as he makes his worldwide Christmas Eve journey to deliver presents. In addition to watching the global excursion of a jolly elf and his team […]

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Plan for success if adopting new pet for Christmas

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new pet can be a great addition to a family or home during the holidays, and planning in advance can make the introduction successful, said Steve Burdo, community and media relations manager for Contra Costa County Animal Services Department. “The holidays can be a great time to bring a new pet […]

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Volunteers, gifts, money still needed for ‘Christmas for Everyone’

Volunteers, gifts, money still needed for ‘Christmas for Everyone’

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An annual heartwarming event has a new place and some special requests for help this year. But Christmas for Everyone, the Christmas Day dinner and gift distribution party, is returning to welcome all guests for its 34th annual celebration. Founder and Director Mary Perez said she is delighted her party will take […]

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At Home With Vivian: A new season

At Home With Vivian: A new season

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

It feels wonderful to finally have a chill in the air. Winter is on the way. The seasons are changing once again. I love this time of year. The air is cleaner, the stars brighter. We don’t have to mow the lawn, and, if we’ve been good, we can look forward to Santa coming. Jeff […]

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Santa arriving at Buchanan Field airport Saturday

Santa arriving at Buchanan Field airport Saturday

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Santa Claus and his helpers are flying Saturday morning into Contra Costa County Public Works’ Buchanan Field Airport Concord, where they will be collecting donations for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and giving candy canes to children. Santa and his helpers will greet children behind the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and will move […]

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