Tuesday, December 25, 2012
It's a decision families make every year - were you willing to withstand the cold, sap and needles necessary for an 'authentic' Christmas?
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sure, everyone appreciates some good holiday decor. But have you ever been tempted to take it easy on yourself and purchase an artificial Christmas tree? Purists won't go near them, but for others, the thought of chopping down a tree - leaving needles, sap and leaking water in your living room - is not their idea of a happy holiday. Despite the hassle, real trees outsell their artificial cousins by more than a 3-to-1 margin each season, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. Bear in mind, of course, that artificial trees can be reused every year. Readers, what do you think? Did you undertake the Griswold family tradition this year or are did an artificial tree do the trick for your family?
Monday, December 3, 2012
Where are you planning on finding your perfect Christmas tree this year?
With only a few weeks to go to Christmas, time is running out to find your perfect tree. To help give a little direction, we are asking local residents where you can go to shop for trees in town. Here's a few locations offering Christmas trees in Tiverton and Little Compton this year: Boughs & Berry Farm 255 Peckham Road, Litte Comtpon Choose and cut trees available, $35 and up. Open daily from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Clark's Christmas Tree Farm 4191 Main Road, Tiverton Choose and cut or precut trees available. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday's from 10am to 4 p.m. Ferolbink Farms 993 Neck Road, Tiverton Choose and cut or precut trees available. Call for hours: 401-624-4107 Maciel's Little Compton Tree Farm 100 Maple Avenue, Little Compton …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Gov. Chafee's office backtracks from an announcement Monday that there would be no official tree-lighting ceremony this year.
There will be a tree-lighting ceremony this year after all. Gov. Lincoln Chafee's top press aide said Tuesday she spoke in error Monday when she said there would be no tree lighting ceremony. "There will be an official tree lighting ceremony at the State House with the Governor in attendance," said Christine Hunsinger in an email statement. No date has been set. Now, the question is, will protesters turn up again as they did last year, when Gov. Lincoln Chafee referred to the large evergreen in the middle of the State House rotonda as a holiday tree instead of a Christmas tree. The tree was erected Monday. Last December, Chafee was lambasted by GOP lawmakers, some talk show hosts, and the Roman Catholic Bishop Tobin for his decision to …