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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
When you think of Southern California architecture, what springs to mind first? Italian villas? Spanish revival? Craftsman? In the historic community of Hobson Heights, you primarily see Spanish and Italian influences. Most homes also feature an incredible ocean and/or city view. But this time of year proves extra special thanks to the Hobson Heights Christmas Lights.What: Hobson Heights Christmas Lights 2023Where: Hobson Heights neighborhood of VenturaWhen: December 9th, 10th, 16th & 23rdAdmission: FREEHobson Heights Christmas Lights 2023For the next few weekends, Hobson Heights becomes even more beautiful thanks to the special Christmas displays throughout the neighborhood. For example, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 9th, bring the kiddos and the fur babies to Jay Ross Den...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Thanks to All who helped with our Thanksgiving Rotary Club Dinner as we provided over 300 families and 900 people with a complete meal who otherwise may have done without. We are truly blessed that we could help so many. Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and community. It's a season when the warmth of sharing and caring shines brightly. In the heart of Cantonment, Florida, this sentiment was amplified as the Cantonment Rotary Club, in its unwavering commitment to community service, organized a heartwarming Thanksgiving dinner giveaway. This initiative wasn’t just about providing a meal; it was about fostering a sense of togetherness and ensuring that everyone felt the warmth and joy of the holiday season.The Cantonment Rotary Club, known for its dedication to making a differ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Wreaths Across America | Veyo Utah | December 16th, 2023 REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom we have as AMERICANS. All in the community are invited to join in the ceremony to to show respect to 55 United States military veterans who are buried in the Veyo, Utah Cemetery.  Come and honor them on December 16th, 2023 at 10 AM.  Address: 568–694 Chad Ranch Rd, Veyo, UT 84782  Wreaths will be placed on the gravesides of those who served our country and are laid to rest in Veyo. Come out and support and participate in Wreaths Across America  Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. Please invite yo...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
HOLIDAY ART FAIR        Until Dec. 29thFeaturing Windward Artists Guild and The Association of Hawaii Artists.GALLERY HOURS:Tuesday - Saturday 12-5 PMFinal Closing Reception:Friday Pau Hana December 29, 2023 - 5-8 PM LOCATION:The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA    For expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property ManagementIn Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY!  
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Apricity Will Sell You on the St. George, Utah Area! St. George, Utah, nestled in the lower southwestern tip of the state, in the high desert, boasts an impressive amount of sunshiney days annually. This translates to approximately 9 months of apricity, offering outdoorsy play in the warmth of the sun for a significant portion of every year. While the area continues to grow, the small town appeal remains, thanks to local residents. Southern Utah is an area where you will get to know your neighbors, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the community, and there is a strong spirit of volunteerism and togetherness. As long time southern Utahns, we have enjoyed golfing on championship courses, boating, fishing, hiking and bicycling or playing corn hole in the afternoon well i...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Looking for Something to do in Pikesville?Are you over 60 and looking for things to do? Do you want to take a fitness class? Do you want to join a book club? Learn to quilt? Join activities with other active people to socialize, learn a new skill, or improve your overall knowledge in any area.  The results of recent studies published in the recent issue of the AARP magazine state that adults who stay active and keep learning live longer and more productive lives.  What a great way to stay involved and up-to-date. I'll be teaching beginner and continuing quilting on Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 am.  Come join in the fun.The sign-up is now available for new classes starting in January.The Pikesville Senior Center is located on the second floor of the Baltimore Public Library in Pi...
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
Grumpy Goat Coffee’s Holiday Sips & Bites free tasting event will be Thursday, December 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Grumpy Goat roastery is located at 28280 Old 41 Rd., Unit 11, Bonita Springs.  Attendees can meet their local master coffee roaster and other artisan food and beverage experts, enjoy samples of their creations and last minute gift items for the holidays.  Swamp Cat Brewing Company, a veteran and FGCU alumni founded brewery will be making their first appearance at a Grumpy Goat event and sampling a selection of their craft beers.  Additional exhibitors including Grumpy Goat Coffee, Kristi’s Key Lime Cookies, Pansardo Italian Food Specialties, Naples Canning Company, Juice Society Juicery and Olde Naples Chocolate and Global Wellness Source will be providing free tastings ...
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By Dennis Neal, Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free
(RE/MAX, Big Bear)
Utah Named Preferred Host of Winter Olympics in 2034!   Could it happen again? That remains to be seen, as all with be revealed in due time.   The International Olympic Committee will officially announce this event next year. Utah was home to the Winter Olympics back in 2002 and also known as, Salt Lake 2002, it put our great state on the map, you might say.   When it was announced that the Winter olympics would take place in 2002, 45% of Utah's people were against it because of the terroristic acts that took place in Georgia during their olympic event. Understandable!    The economy in Utah was better than most other states in America due to proactive building standards, especially transportation infrastructure. And the economy of today's Utah continues to get better with each year.  ...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Starting January 1 you will see some new changes at the grocery store under Colorado law no plastic bags will be available at all at the checkout line.“The option is really not guaranteed right now unless you pay for them so it sucks when you don’t wanna pay that extra $.10 or whatever so I guess they’re trying to save the whales finally,” Colorado Springs resident Antwon Yates said.But starting in 2024 you won’t be able to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag anymore. Colorado is banning stores and restaurants from using single-use plastic bags. Instead, stores will only be able to offer recycled *paper bags.. For a dime.This bag fee does not apply to Coloradans on either federal or state food assistance programs.“In this economy, we didn’t think that we would want to spend that extra cash o...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
HONOR AMERICA'S FALLEN HEROES AND LIVE UP TO THEIR LEGACY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON  DONATE A WREATH FOR WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY “A person dies twice: once when they take their final breath, and later, the last time their name is spoken.”... Unknown December 16, 2023 is National Wreaths Across America Day... you can help ensure that a Christmas remembrance wreath is placed at each fallen veteran's gravesite on December 16th at Arlington National Cemetery and at over 4,000 military gravesites around the country, at sea and abroad. You can help by sponsoring a veteran's wreath at a cemetery near you, by volunteering or by donating to a local fundraising group. Each year, the Wreaths Across America organization lays millions of wreaths at military gravesites. Each time a wreath is laid the na...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
If you enjoy Christmas Lights be sure to visit Rose Tree Park during this month of December. We visited this wonderful display last year, by chance, and it was just amazing.Rose Tree Park has celebrated the Festival of Lights for many years, but they have taken the amount of lights they display to a different level.There is also a Holiday Village, which is a new venture during this time of year. Apparently vendors are open on the following Friday and Saturday evenings, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16. Not sure what type of vendors, so I will have to visit again this year.Please note the Festival of Lights hours are 5 - 10 PM December 1 – January 1.Admission if Free.Your furry friends are welcome on a leash.For more information please visit Rose Tree Park’s website in this link, and to view...
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Food Assistance this Weekend in Montgomery CountyIf you or anyone you know needs food assistance, there are food distribution events this weekend, December 2-3, in North Bethesda, Olney, Rockville, and Silver Spring. Scroll here for a full calendar of events and individual event info: https://ow.ly/z8rY50QeyR6This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Sand Dollar Ornament on our Christmas Tree IMG 7541Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Serve on a City of Gaithersburg Committee Make an impact in your community. We’re seeking City residents to serve on a variety of committees that play an important role in advising the Mayor and City Council on vital issues – from multicultural affairs and economic development to senior services and educational enrichment.  Explore Committee VancaniesThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.If you are interested in serving on any of these Committees, please send a letter of interest and resume to: Mayor & City Council, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, or via email.Animal Control Board (1 veterinary representative; open until filled)Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (1 alternate public-at-large; open until filled)Community Advisory CommitteeEconomic ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Diwali celebration on December 2nd at Spicewood Springs Elementary cafeteria. Diwali, also known as Dipawali, stands as India's grandest and most significant festival, celebrated by millions around the world. The name "Diwali" is derived from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that illuminate homes, symbolizing the inner light that shields us from spiritual darkness.This festival holds deep cultural and spiritual significance, embodying the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. The lights of Diwali serve as a powerful metaphor, urging us to eliminate dark desires and thoughts, dispel shadows and evils, and instill the strength and enthusiasm to carry forward goodwill throughout the year. Join us at the C...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
 Greetings Homeowners, Breakfast & Photo with SantaJoin us on Sunday, December 10th, 2023, 10 am.Pool ClubhouseAdults & student volunteers needed.Please call or text Lupe for more informationThis hsould be a very fun event for the kids and families in Eagle Ridge!  Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 10th and we'll be seeing you at the pool clubhouse.  come early for the best parking.  Santa will not be bringing his reindeer so it won't be necessary to bring any reindeer food.  
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
The Collegiate Hotel in Auburn, AL: Elevate Your Experience with Rooftop and Lobby Bars!Welcome to The  Collegiate Hotel, where sophistication meets Southern hospitality in the heart of Auburn, Alabama. Immerse yourself in the rich Auburn spirit and enjoy a stay that seamlessly blends tradition with contemporary luxury.1. Auburn-Infused Atmosphere: As you step into the lobby, you'll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere that pays homage to Auburn's storied history. The decor reflects the university's iconic colors and symbols, creating a sense of pride and connection to the Auburn family.2. Stylish Accommodations: The hotel offers comfortable and stylish accommodations that cater to both relaxation and modern convenience. Elegant furnishings, cozy bedding, and a touch of Auburn f...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
This Real Estate Agent Works with only THE BEST! Success means placing customer service and client commitment at a higher level. I do that! With many years of home sales experience, closing transactions and exceeding the client's goals is tops. “When the customer comes first, the customer will last.” ~ Robert Half   Hard-work, focus and self motivation got me that. In the past, I have been ranked as a top agent in southern Utah. A hearty thank you to past and present clients for continued business success!  “Our greatest asset is the customer! Treat each customeras if they are the only one!”  ~ Laurice Leitao Am blessed to be part of forward thinking, positive individuals who practice mutual respect and trust in the process. Always putting clients first is a reflex and I fully understan...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition by Dec. 15 The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community through Dec. 15 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to celebrate successful businesses that are leaders in the workplace and community. Award winners will be honored in mid-2024 at a ceremony that is still in the planning stages. Nominees, which must be licensed in the city of Aurora and registered with the state of Colorado, will be evaluated by one or more of the following criteria: resiliency, innovation and creativity; service industry and hospitality; “small, small” businesses with great customer service; and diversity, equity and inclusion. Honorable mentions will also be given to community organizations, indiv...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
Busy weekend to help get you get in the Christmas Spirit starting today Friday December 1st at Brownwood Paddock Square Tree Lighting starting at 4:00 pm.  If you missed the celebration at the other two squares don’t miss this one.  Apparently, the parade at Spanish Springs was a big hit Wednesday as I saw pictures and videos, sorry I missed it!How about a “Christmas in Space” Parade?  Yep, Saturday December 2nd starting at 10:00 am Lady Lake, Florida is hosting an extraterrestrial Christmas spectacle! Get ready to embark on a cosmic journey this holiday season, as the annual Lady Lake Christmas parade takes on a space age theme. Brace yourself for an out-of-this-world celebration featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, classic cars, twirlers, clowns, candy, marching bands and horses.  Prepare ...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
  Share in seasonal cheer at the city's annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Dec. 5   Get ready to light up the night with joy and cheer! Join the city of Aurora for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.   Experience the magic of live performances by Aurora Dance Arts, the Aurora Singers and the Clara Brown Elementary School Choir, and don’t forget to share the holiday wonder with the one and only Santa Claus! Wander through Santa's workshop, glowing with thousands of lights, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.   Plus, enjoy a special magical surprise or two that will be sure to bring smiles to the young and the young at heart.   Additionally, check out the Merry Makers Market with products from local and...
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