December 27, 2012
Local people in and around Boyle County are helping a Livingston family after its home caught fire Christmas Eve. About 9 a.m. Tuesday, Neal James of Stanford, Turtleman's sidekick on the “Call of the Wildman” show on the Animal Planet channel, sent out a request on Twitter and Facebook for ideas on where to get toys on Christmas day. Amy Cromer and her three children lost everything in the fire at their house, including their Christmas...
December 20, 2007
(Sun photo by James Mann) Mrs. Santa Claus visited Fannie Bush Elementary School on Wednesday to tell stories about Santa. One of the stories she told third graders involved spiders and spider webs covering a Christmas tree, which Santa magically turns into cobwebs of gold. The two stories Mrs. Claus told kindergarten through fifth-grade students were "Granny Glittens and Her Amazing Mittens" and "Golden Cobwebs. "
November 23, 2005
The Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary is having an "Ornament of LoveÃ¢Â?? Christmas tree decorating as a fundraiser. The auxiliary has placed a Christmas tree in the lobby of the hospital. Ornaments are being sold through the Gift Shop for $3 and $5 each, in memory or in honor of friends and loved ones. The ornaments may be placed on the tree by the buyer at the time of purchase. On Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., there will be a tree lighting and ceremony in the hospital lobby. Ornaments may be picked up by the buyer after the ceremony, or if they prefer may be left on the tree.
December 21, 2008
Dear Editor, I love a real tree for Christmas. Many of my friends use an artificial tree and my family has even pondered the question itself. Sure the mess is less and you don't have to maintain it. But I still like the fact of the real sappy tree. Many of trees are gone and sometimes it's hard to find a place where you cut your own tree. I believe Boy Scout Troop 27 has some of the greatest Christmas trees that you can find in town. The trees are being sold on the corner of Fourth and Main streets right next to the Danville Fire Department.
December 1, 2010
Let me start off by saying I’m not Scrooge, nor am I the Grinch. I love Christmas. But for all of my adult life (I count from the age of 18 when I left home to join the Air Force), I have never put up a Christmas tree. The reason was simple, at least in my rationale. I was single, and more often than not, I would either go home or be invited over to friends’ houses on Christmas day. Well, one year turned into two, and so on and so forth, and all of a sudden, I found myself 30 years old, single and not ever having put up a Christmas tree.
December 11, 2006
Families, friends and well wishers of members of the Armed Forces will have a chance to say "Hello from Home" Tuesday. The Advocate-Messenger and Symbiotix are teaming up to shoot video of the "Hello from Home" messages from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Symbiotix's office on Main Street in Danville. The videos will be placed on amnews.com, so they can be viewed by members of the Armed Forces in Iraq and across the world. Symbiotix has a Christmas tree set up in its office that will be used to give the videos a holiday feel.
December 1, 2008
LANCASTER - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This phrase rings true in many facets of life, including Christmas trees. This is the first year Steve McManus, owner and operator of Cathole Bend Plantation Christmas Tree Farm, has opened his farm up to the public. It's the first year the trees have been ready to harvest. "The trees that are ready to be cut have been growing here for five years," McManus said. "When we transplant them they are usually between 2-5 years old. You have to have a certain passion for it because you are going to have a five year lead time before you get to see the results of your work.
January 2, 2008
AN ACT OF KINDNESS SHOULDN'T BE A CRIME To the Sun: I would like to give my view on the article written regarding the gracious act of our police officers toward the lady whose water was to be shut off. I found it refreshing that our law enforcement officers showed such compassion and kindness to someone in distress. On the other hand, I found it appalling the way a so-called service organization retaliated against this act of kindness with such insensitivity. God bless the officers, and God help people that make a crime out of an act of humanity.
December 28, 2012
Christmas tree collection dates set Christmas tree collection will run from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10 and will be on the regularly scheduled yard waste collection days. All trees must be placed to the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day and must not be bagged and free of any ornaments, lights and tree stands. Customers may also bring their Christmas trees to the Transfer Station for disposal. S&GÂ¿Sanitation closed Tuesday S&G Sanitation will be closed Tuesday for New Year's Day. Those with Tuesday and Friday service will have Friday service only.
December 14, 2009
My 30-year-old hand-me-down Christmas tree has resumed its rightful place in my living room for another holiday season. When I drug it out of the closet, I had a weird feeling that it was only yesterday that I was putting it in the closet. Probably because it was only April. Nothing says "Happy Easter" like a Christmas tree that's been around longer than I have. Maybe I should invest in some new decorations ? ornaments fit for any occasion, since, apparently, the tree is going to be around for all occasions.