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National Christmas Tree Lighting hosts named

WASHINGTON — The hosts have been named for the 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting, which will be held near the White House later this month. Kathie Lee Gifford and Dean Cain will host the National Christmas Tree Lighting, the National Park Service announced Tuesday.

Tacky Light houses lighting up for Thanksgiving, several homes going dark

It’s hard to believe, but starting tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, we are officially in Tacky Lights season. Roughly half the houses on the RTD Tacky Lights list light up over the Thanksgiving weekend. The other half will wait until Dec. 1 to flip the switch, along with

Clinton Square tree lighting, Parade of Lights: 12 things to do in CNY this weekend

Clinton Square tree lighting, Parade of Lights: 12 things to do in CNY this weekend Happy Thanksgiving, Central New York! If you’re not too busy Black Friday shopping or deeply enthralled in a turkey-induced coma, you’ll want to check out these dozen events going

Elderly couple’s household appliances still work after 50 years

An elderly couple are selling their household appliances that are all over 50 years old – and still functioning. Sydney and Rachel Saunders are 83 and 81 respectively and live in Exeter, Devon. They bought all their appliances when furnishing their house after getting

The Modern Marketing Paradox

In 1900, a German physicist named Max Planck published research that changed the world. Up until that time, forms of energy, like light, were thought to flow like continuous streams. But according to Britannica, Planck blew the world’s collective mind when he proved that energy

Built to last: 1950s appliances are off to a new home

The washing machine has a slight leak but all the other appliances are in working order, which is some feat considering they are more than half a century old. Sydney and Rachel Saunders, 83 and 81, have finally decided to have a clear-out but

Exeter couple finally ditch 1950s appliances

An elderly couple are getting rid of household appliances they bought more than 50 years ago. Sydney Saunders, 83, and wife Rachel, 81, from Exeter, have a tumble dryer, water boiler, cooker and washing machine, all in recent working order. They bought some of

Fire experts call on Oswestry residents to register electrical appliances

Householders across the region are being strongly urged to register electrical appliances by fire safety experts. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service says people who register new and old appliances with the relevant manufacturer will greatly reduce the risk of a fire in their home.

Traditional gifts to cherish

For any proud Scot – whether near or far away – a cherished gift from the homeland would make for an ideal gift at Christmas time. Here are a few of our favourites. FChrome Pewter kilt pin: With smooth point and a large thistle

The artists saving traditional knowledge for the next generation

Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley with their work for the Midawarr Harvest project. Photograph: Joseph Brady/Mulka Project English-born landscape artist John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda, a Yolngu bark painter from north-east Arnhem Land, may seem an unlikely alliance. People might look at Wolseley, his