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10:43am

Mon December 27, 2010
Recycling

How to get rid of your Christmas tree

artisticconcretellc.com

Your Christmas tree can take on new life as wood chips or compost.  In Seattle and Tacoma, you can recycle your tree for free. 

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6:30am

Sat December 25, 2010
Holiday Season

Holiday spending up this year

Gary Davis/KPLU

Here’s some holiday cheer: Consumer spending is up since last year. The increase is a small one, at about 2%. The National Retail Federation expects that number to rise to 3% by the end of the season. Why the increase?

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10:04am

Thu December 23, 2010
Groove Notes

Christmas Jazz on KPLU

If you are looking for some jazz in holiday style to get your hands on, you might want to consider these Christmas jazz albums I've listed on Groove Notes. Some might be more of a challenge to track down than others.

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5:04pm

Wed December 22, 2010
Health

Health history can be a gift to family members

Ted S. Warren / AP Photo

Along with egg nog and presents, doctors say families should share their health histories this holiday season.  Health officials say family history is a leading predictor of illnesses and a big gift for loved ones. 

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9:10am

Tue December 21, 2010
Arts Education

Mercer Island High's marching band to play in London

Rachel Solomon

The Mercer Island High School marching band weaves and dances through the streets. They’ve been practicing since 7 a.m.,even though it’s winter break, and a lot of their friends are sleeping in.

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7:19am

Mon December 20, 2010
Artscape

The holiday magic makers

Chris Bennion / ACT

There's about 180 roles in Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker. There’s also some engaging props like a Christmas tree that grows right before your eyes, and one enormous rat with a twitching tale.

But the snow scene – the first time Clara dances with her Nutcracker-turned Prince is the sight to behold.

The couple dance in the moonlight, surrounded by ballerina snowflakes dressed in pale blue skirts. A dusting of snow falls throughout the scene.

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7:18am

Sat December 18, 2010
Holiday Season

Last-minute gift ideas for aviation buffs

Three books by Pacific Northwest authors have come to my attention this season that would please airplane aficionados of many persuasions. 

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12:07pm

Fri December 17, 2010
Holiday Season

How to pick out the perfect christmas tree

Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo

Whether you’re going to a corner lot or snowshoeing into the backcountry – picking the perfect Christmas tree can be daunting. We tracked down a certified Christmas tree expert and have this primer on how to care for evergreen trees.

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7:11am

Mon December 13, 2010
Holiday Season

Gift cards on wish list for Adopt-a-Family programs

Solid Ground

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, local non-profits want to make sure needy families are on your list.  Several charities are collecting toys and clothes for people who can’t afford presents, but a few Adopt-a-Family programs ask donors to give something more than stuff. 

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3:06pm

Mon November 29, 2010
Holiday Season

Designer Christmas trees duke it out for charity

Erin Hennessey/KPLU

Glamour Barbie dolls, pink poodles, and the fishnet stockinged-leg lamp popularized in the movie A Christmas Story are part of the festive view at Seattle's downtown Westin Hotel.

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