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One family’s Christmas tree tradition

Growing up, I looked forward to the annual baking of gingerbread men and jam thumbprints and the daily indulgence of the chocolates from an advent calendar. I delighted in the old school, watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” and, of course, the classic version of “Rudolph.”

Pat Shull | Christmas is for children, too!

I was taking care of my little grandsons overnight; my granddaughter, the middle child, was with her other grandma. The boys always loved storytelling. Tonight it was near Christmas and I chose the surprise visit of angels frightening young shepherds watching their sheep.

All is calm: Staying sane during the holidays

I can hardly believe the holiday season is here. Can you? I think I’m with most folks when I say that while I love the decorations, the festivities and seeing loved ones, it’s also a stressful, busy time. Here are six ways to stay sane during this bustling season:

Masonic center to host free Christmas dinner

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Masonic Center will host its free Robert Dickson Memorial Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center, 811 N. Chelan Ave.

Gather the kids for some twiggy fun

Sometimes, at this time of year, I (along with many kids I know) get a little stir crazy. Nature is settling in for the winter, and gray days can become a little monotonous.

After the holidays, Divorce Day sometimes looms

The Christmas season isn’t always the happiest time of the year for couples, according to a recent survey by the law firm Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, which found that divorce filings jump by nearly one-third following the holidays.

Surgeon general E-cigarette report sparks controversy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. surgeon general in a report released on Thursday called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group.

Book club to meet Dec. 15

WENATCHEE — The First United Methodist Church Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Beige House on the church campus, 941 Washington St.