Posts Tagged ‘ Christmas ’

Friday Facts: End of Year Closeout Special

Friday Facts: End of Year Closeout Special

:: With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Tuesday this season, please note that all city services will be open and functioning on Monday, Dec.24 and Monday, Dec. 31, with the exception of the Mayor’s Office, which will be closed at 2pm on Friday, Dec. 21, and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2,…

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The City’s Letters to Santa

The City’s Letters to Santa

This week, the Journal-Clarion will mail, free to its subscribers, a small soft-cover book entitled The Kringle Memoranda. The book is a handpicked collection of children’s letters to Santa, which the newspaper has been printing in a special supplement in the week before Christmas since 1922 (when it was still the Journal-American). The volume, with…

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Go There: Future Christmas Wonderland

Go There: Future Christmas Wonderland

Go There is a feature in which our writers tell you about tourist attractions and other places of interest around the city. In 1960, the downtown Osberger’s Department Store unveiled the Future Christmas Wonderland, an audio animatronic attraction that took up half of its sixth floor shopping space. Visitors were directed by temporary holiday employees…

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Friday Facts: Buford, Fruitcakes, Sting was Busy

Friday Facts: Buford, Fruitcakes, Sting was Busy

Hello, everyone. Due to the upcoming holiday week, posting will be rather light. So, we leave you with a holiday-oriented Friday Facts and hope that all of you have a relaxing and happy holiday, with your friends and family. :: The most recent volume of the city’s telephone directory features a Santos Klaussen, a Szandor…

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More Christmastime in the City

More Christmastime in the City

:: Friday night saw the lighting of the annual Energonistics (formerly Municipal Gas Works) “Eternaflame” menorah, a ten-foot tall structure which consists of a stainless steel set of nine candles, each topped with what will be a constantly burning gas flame as each is lighted over the next week. It joins the “Eternaflame” Christmas tree…

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The Survivor- This Year’s Holiday Fest Tree

The Survivor- This Year’s Holiday Fest Tree

There is much you can say about this year’s official City Holiday Festival tree, to be lit tonight in front of Old City Hall. It’s very tall (49 feet), very Teutonic (Austrian Pine), will be very bright (over 8,000 lights, according to a press release from the City Manager’s office) and is very green (Pantone…

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