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December 5, 2010
Use caution when decorating and entertaining this season
While it may seem Scrooge-like to think about fire hazards during the holidays, many of the activities people engage in - cooking, entertaining, and decorating - all present increased fire risks. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), candles and Christmas...
December 5, 2010 - 12:58pm
November 21, 2010
Avoiding holiday debt - more consumers using cash and debit cards
Thinking about using cash or debit cards over the holiday shopping season? You're not alone! That's what most people -- or 70 percent -- will be using for their gift purchases, according to a new survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, of which LSS of Minnesota...
November 21, 2010 - 12:14pm
Don't overlook safety of holiday guests
Celebrations, family gatherings, and houseguests traditionally increase in number during the winter holiday season. Unfortunately, statistics show that incidents of home fires and accidents typically increase this time of year as well. According to a recent consumer survey conducted...
November 21, 2010 - 11:22am
November 12, 2010
Seminar helps grievers get through the holidays
The 20th annual "Getting through the holidays" grief seminar is set for Thursday, November 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria. The seminar is for anyone grieving the death of a loved one and those who have lost a loved one and are concerned...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
December 24, 2009
Making the season bright: Here's a list of best holiday decorations
If you enjoy pretty Christmas lights, there are plenty of homes in Douglas County to check out. The Echo Press invited readers to tell us where...
December 24, 2009 - 12:05am
December 17, 2009
See cool lights? Newspaper wants to know
It's a Christmas tradition for many families: Driving around the Douglas County area, oohing and aahing over the brightly lit homes. Where are your favorite spots?
December 17, 2009 - 12:49pm
December 9, 2009
Holiday flowers can lighten up dark winter evenings
I love a little color among my Christmas greenery, and am sorely tempted by all the beautiful Christmas flowers that show up this time of the year. My favorite holiday bloom is the poinsettia. In pink, white and red, these flowers lighten up the dark evenings of winter and blend...
December 9, 2009 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Christmas comes to life
Chris Nathan of Brooklyn Park, who was visiting relatives in the Alexandria area, took pictures of his two daughters, Britta (left) and Emily,...
December 2, 2009 - 12:05am
November 26, 2009
10 tips to help seniors enjoy the holidays
For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family, life and friendship. But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. If you have older...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2009
Get through the holidays seminar
The 19th annual "Getting through the holidays" seminar is set for Thursday, November 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The event is for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It will offer insight and strategies to help ease the anxiety the holidays can...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
Holidays around the world
Students at Sue Lundblad's 3rd grade class at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria were treated to cookies last week - and insights into Saint...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
A home for the holidays?
Dogs and cats, and even a pot-bellied pig, were excited to receive attention at the Lakes Area Humane Society's holiday open house that took...
November 25, 2008 - 12:00am