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Holiday Organizing Tip #6 - Pare Down the Decorations

Holiday Organizing Tip #6 - Pare Down the Decorations

When you put out your Christmas decorations, do you have a few lone items that can’t seem to find a home?  Don’t let them just live in a box year after year, get rid of them! Donate them to Goodwill or a local women’s shelter. Share the holiday spirit with others and keep your valuable storage space available for the items you truly love!

 

NORAD: No fighter escorts for Santa this year

NORAD: No fighter escorts for Santa this year

As it has every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will be tracking Santa on his whirlwind journey to deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls around the world.

But he won't be escorted by armed fighter jets.

When NORAD recently launched its yearly online Santa tracker, the site featured a video showing the jolly old elf being escorted by U.S. fighter jets "bristling with missiles," as the Boston Globe put it.

That caused a minor earthquake in the Twitterverse about why Santa would need an armed escort. The answer: Russia.

But a NORAD spokesman confirmed to Military Times that the "missiles" are actually fuel tanks.

Holiday Organizing Tip #3 - Edit the Master Calendar

Holiday Organizing Tip #3 - Edit the Master Calendar

The holidays can be extremely busy times. When making your master family Holiday calendar, consider which events are “Must attends” like your daughter’s band concert, which are “Would be nice to attend” like the town Christmas parade and which are “I would rather have a root canal than attend” like your neighbor’s annual open house. If there are events that you can edit out of your schedule with gentle excuses, you will make the holidays more about spending time with the people you love doing things you love to do.

 

Creative ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to end when you pass out on the couch from too much food. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has some ideas for what to do with all of those leftovers.

Thanksgiving: A time to celebrate family dysfunction?

Thanksgiving: A time to celebrate family dysfunction?

By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY

Getting together for Thanksgiving may bring to mind turkey, football and of course, giving thanks.

But Thanksgiving in the USA also seems to have become a time to celebrate (and vent about) our dysfunctional families.

Central Georgia Christmas tree farms to open

Central Georgia Christmas tree farms to open

It's almost that time of year again: Christmas tree time!

Make a day of it with the family and head out to a local Christmas tree farm to pick out the perfect addition for your holiday decor.

Roberts Christmas Tree Farm in Byron:
Opens Nov. 25- Dec. 22
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
located at 9247 Peach Parkway on Hwy 49.
478-956-5325

Double B Farms in Lizella:
Opens Thanksgiving Day-Dec. 24
10 a.m. - dark
located at 8511 Knoxville Road, Lizella.
478-935-8742

DNR aims to increase quail population

DNR aims to increase quail population

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says they hope a partnership with numerous organizations in the state will boost the quail population.

Earlier this evening several groups signed the Georgia Bobwhite Quail Technical Team Memorandum of Agreement.

It's a mouthful, but what it means is that, DNR will provide free help to farmers or land owners that want to tailor their landscape to make it more quail friendly.