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(BPT) - You don’t need the juggling skills of a big-top performer in order to host a successful holiday gathering. Careful planning, time management and an eye for adding quick and easy ‘homemade’ touches will make your gathering one for the memory books, while still having plenty of time to enjoy the company of your guests. Don’t let poor planning leave you cooped up in a hot kitchen while everyone else revels in the joys of the season.
Is it just me, or is your Christmas card haul dwindling this year, too? During any given year, my family will typically bring in enough Christmas cards to warrant a display. We’ve been known to frame doorways with them, or hang them from shiny ribbons on the kitchen cabinets. This year is different; either the mail carrier is holding out on us or our friends have removed us from the annual Christmas card list. It’s not all in my head either.
More than 3,300 gift-filled shoe boxes in Oro valley
Ray Brisbine has never suffered fools or foolish bureaucracies gladly, and when he found the phone book had listed he and thousands of his suburban Marana neighbors with the wrong city and zip code that could delay mail deliveries, the war was on.
The odds were stacked against Westyn Lee Tanawa Hamilton when he squared off against five bouncers behind the New West/Gotham nightclub in the cold, early morning hours of Jan. 2, 2000.