Topic: Christmas gifts
Nashville, TN – Gold is always a good idea for the holidays. It was one of the original Christmas gifts, after all. This year the gift of a wine club membership from a Tennessee winery is particularly golden—as in gold medal award winning.
Knoxville recently hosted the southeast regional Wines of the South competition. In a blind competition among 274 wines from 42 wineries, Tennessee wines won 3 out of 8 “Best of” awards: Best Rose’, Best Red, and Best Muscadine.
Yonkers, NY – Holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift for almost everyone on their list for $25.00 or less. The December 2012 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights 25 great sites that offer everything from silly stocking stuffers to socially responsible gift items.
“There’s an endless selection of unique and inexpensive holiday gifts online,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “ShopSmart has identified 25 sites that can help shoppers avoid the aggravation of in-store shopping while nabbing great deals.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – We would like to invite you and your family to Clarksville’s Downtown Winter Market at the Smith–Trahern Mansion Friday, December 9th.
The market is held every Friday from 9:30am-1:00pm and hosts more than 20 vendors. Come on down and join us, pick up some local products (Eggs, Bread, Organic Meat, Christmas Gifts, etc).
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Jeffersontown, KY – Twenty-eight soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, visited Saint Edwards School, November 29th.
Lt. Col. Matthew Stader, battalion commander, said that his unit has been linked with the school since 2003.
“I’m the fourth battalion commander that’s been part of this relationship with the St. Edwards School and Jeffersontown,” said Stader. “What the community does is sponsor the battalion for at least eight years now.”
Written by Sgt. George Edward Tucker III
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Pope John Paul II once said that “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”
As a nation at war a lot is asked of Soldiers. One of the most difficult things Soldiers are asked to do is to leave their families for up to a year, so Soldiers often rely upon their families and strangers to send them care packages to bring them joy in these trying times.
U.S. Army Pfc. Cody Smith, an intelligence analyst with Headquarters Support Company, Task Force Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, and his family have decided to contribute to Operation Enduring Freedom in their own way.
Holiday shopping, wrapping, partying, and more prove to be time-consuming for most
Yonkers, NY – Ever wonder how much time we devote to celebrating the winter holidays? A recent Consumer Reports Holiday Shopping Poll found that the average American expects to spend about 42 hours buying, wrapping, and returning gifts, as well as partying and traveling to visit family and friends.
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Adam L. Mathis
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Three days before Christmas Brian Burrell of Pensacola, FL, wasn’t at home with his family or on vacation in a sunny locale, he was rapidly descending toward the ground in Afghanistan in a Casa 212 airplane.
The plane’s descent stopped roughly 150 feet above the ground and the back door opened. A buzzer sounded and Burrell, a civilian loadmaster at Bagram Airfield, pulled a lever and parachutes deployed as pallets stacked with food and gifts from the United States slid out the back of the plane, headed to the grateful servicemembers of Forward Operating Base Joyce.
Written by By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson
Laghman Province, Afghanistan – It was a week before Christmas.
Some of the Soldiers of Company E, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, talked of a snowstorm back home in Iowa. However, on Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam in eastern Afghanistan, they laughed as they tossed a University of Iowa Hawkeyes football back and forth on a beautiful, sunny, 70-degree day December 18th.
The Soldiers were relaxing before going on one of the last mail runs before Christmas. There are only a few hundred Soldiers on FOB Mehtar Lam, and even less on combat outposts Najil, Kalagush and Xio Haq, the places where some of the mail would eventually be delivered. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – For the fifth consecutive year, employees of Tennessee Commerce Bank adopted families of enlisted soldiers at Fort Campbell and provided Christmas gifts for them. Each family provided a wish list of items.
Tennessee Commerce Bank employees purchased and wrapped items for the families.
Toys”R”Us® Stores Nationwide to Remain Open for 88 Continuous Hours Beginning Tuesday, December 21st, Helping Last-Minute Shoppers Complete Their Christmas Gift Lists
Stores Will Stay Open 24-Hours Around the Clock through 10:00pm Christmas Eve to Ensure Gift-Givers Successfully Find that Special Toy
Wayne, NJ – Toys”R”Us® today announced that its stores nationwide will remain open for 88 consecutive hours beginning at 6:00am on Tuesday, December 21st and continuing through 10:00pm on Christmas Eve*, offering the most last-minute shoppers every opportunity to find the right toy for the child on their holiday gift lists. This is the first time that all Toys”R”Us stores across the country will stay open 24-hours per day during the final countdown to Christmas.
Additionally, on Tuesday, December 21st and Wednesday, December 22nd, the company’s final two-day sale of the season will offer holiday shoppers incredible deals and values, with savings of 50% or more on featured items. And, even with Christmas just a few days away, Toys”R”Us stores remain stocked with the hottest toys of the season, including Sing-a-ma-jigs!™ from Mattel®, Disney® Princess & Me™ dolls from JAKKS Pacific® and Fast Lane® Wild Fire RC cars from Toys”R”Us. «Read the rest of this article»
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