Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Christmas trees’


Merry Merry!

Merry Merry!
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    To spread the visual merriment of the holiday season, here are some scenes we saw around town…                       A friend of ours who is Catholic laments the lack of crèche displayed nowadays. We found a couple…       The above mini-crèche with […]

The Lighting of Trees

The Lighting of Trees

My mother’s family, the Broemmel family of San Francisco, were, naturally, of German descent and she remembers her grandparents’ Christmas tree being meticulously decorated with ornaments and the placement of individual strings of tinsel being overseen by Valda, the family matriarch. My mother remembers, also, real candles decorating the tree—and being lit. Of course in […]

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Text of press release from PUSD. Two Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools will be spreading holiday cheer while raising money for a good cause over the next few weeks. John Muir High School Boys’ Basketball and Pep Squad are selling Christmas trees and wreaths and Norma Coombs Alternative School is selling poinsettias. John Muir […]

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Altadena is offering Noble, Grand, and Douglas Firs for your holiday festivities. Heights range from four feet to ten feet, but what distinguishes one kind from another? Here’s their breakdown: Douglas Fir: The major Christmas tree species used in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920s. Nationally, it still remains as […]

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

The street is wide and straight uphill. The 128-year-old Deodars loom overhead five-stories high, closing ranks and blocking out the stars. It’s Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena and it’s time to string the lights. Every Saturday and Sunday until December 15th, join neighbors and friends to put up lights. Arriving for a 9 a.m. start […]

Christmas Tree Lane Lighting & Festival

Christmas Tree Lane Lighting & Festival

Everyone knows the best thing about Christmas is Christmas trees. What not everyone knows is that Southern California, despite its distinctly un-wintry climate (except perhaps for this week), is home to some of the most picturesque Christmas trees in the universe. Chief among these SoCal trees, of course, are the ones lining Altadena’s Christmas Tree […]

A Baby Christmas Tree to Grow

A Baby Christmas Tree to Grow

We made our way over to Armstrong’s with the idea of getting a live Christmas tree as a gift for some newlyweds to enjoy and transplant to ever larger pots, until they were ready to plant it permanently outside. But crack nurserywoman Elizabeth quickly disabused us of that idea, making it perfectly clear that the […]

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