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2 hrs ago | Weekend Balita

Adoption of orphans and abandoned children pushed

Children hold plates on top of their heads against rainfall as they queue for free meals during Christmas celebrations at the town of Bislig, Tanauan in Leyte province, central Philippines December 24, 2013, a month after Typhoon Haiyan battered central Philippines. Super typhoon Haiyan reduced almost everything in its path to rubble when it swept ashore in the central Philippines on November 8, killing at least 6,069 people, leaving 1,779 missing and 4 million either homeless or with damaged homes.

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6 hrs ago | Evening Times

Christmas lights ballot opens

The ballot for the much-loved Christmas Lights Switch-on opens today and families are urged to get in early. More than 12,000 tickets will be given out for free for the George Square event on Sunday, November 16. Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said: "Glasgow has never shone so brightly on a global stage as it did this summer, when it hosted the best ever Commonwealth Games.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

Singers sought for Christmas concertSingers sought for Christmas...

Singers sought for Christmas concert This year's presentation will feature Keith and Kristyn Getty and their nine-piece Irish band. Check out this story on livingstondaily.com: http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/people/2014/09/16/singers-sought-christmas-concert/15703921/ The Livingston County Christian Musicians group is gearing up for its annual Love In the Name of Christ of the Greater Livingston Area Christmas benefit concert Nov. 29 at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts at Brighton High School, 7878 Brighton Road in Brighton.

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CBS 3 Springfield

Botetourt art student creates van Gogh like painting

A Botetourt County art student will wake up seeing stars each morning. Naomi Grooten said she was inspired by painter Vincent van Gogh to create her own masterpiece.

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RollingStone

Darius Rucker to Release Christmas Album

Darius Rucker is releasing a Christmas album - and Sheryl Crow opened the present early. The singer posted a photo of herself with Rucker on her Facebook page last week with the caption "Merry Christmas Baby! ."

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GlobalNews

Countdown is on to Christmas

"Every time I go shopping now, I have to buy a gift," said Julia Barker, who tries to pick up a present every pay cheque in an effort to ease the financial stress of the holidays. It can be a big chuck of money to spend at one time.

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TrekEarth

Christmas came early...

Taken while I was walking along the street in London on Saturday..I heard the sound, and then I saw they were coming in party mood, I thought that Christmas had come early... I got my camera out quickly and gave a few shots, they disappeared with laughter and music.. They pedaled faster than I thought.

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Daily Herald

Albright Theatre holds auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson will be held from noon to 2 p.m. for children ages 5 to 9; from 3 to 5 p.m. for children ages 10 to 15 on Sunday, Oct. 5; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, for adults. The Albright Theatre is on the 3rd floor of the government building, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia.

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Environmental Economics

Daily Demand and Supply: A Nutty Problem

A complex story in the Guardian about California Almond production, water, drough and government regulation provides great fodder for an introductory microeconomics class : Touted as the ultimate superfood and an essential ingredient in everything from mezze to marzipan: the humble almond has never been so popular. But with prices at a nine-year high, almonds are in the frontline of a battle over water as California struggles to cope with one of its worst-ever droughts - stoking fears of an almond shortage over Christmas.

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The Drinks Business

Gin set to top Christmas wishlist

Party classics like Champagne are forecast to play second fiddle to spirits this Christmas - most especially gin, according to UK market research. A study into festive drinks choices, which polled more than 1,000 people, found that 52% are more likely to order a spirit and mixer during the party season this year compared to Champagne.

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Shorewood

Bakers Square Restaurants Make Supporting Local Kids as Easy as Pie

For whole pies purchased at any of the four Milwaukee-area Bakers Square Restaurants between Nov. 21 Dec. 1 ; and then again from Dec. 20 Dec. 30 , Bakers Square will donate $1 to Boys Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee when customers present a special coupon. The more pies purchased, the more Baker Square will give to the youth serving agency.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Thetelegraphand Argus

Visitors get into party mood at Saltaire Festival and Great Horton's 'Party in the Park'

The annual Saltaire Festival. A dancer called Elizabeth St Clair from the 400 Roses Morris dancing troupe entertains the crowds.

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WXLO-FM Worcester

Seth MacFarlane Album Featuring Sara Bareilles & Norah Jones Gets Title, Release Date

S eth MacFarlane , the guy who brought you Family Guy and Ted, is also a singer, and he's just announced a title and release date for his upcoming Christmas album, which will feature guest appearances by his pals Sara Bareilles an d Norah Jones. The album is called Holiday for Swing!, a title that's likely a play on the classic instrumental tune " Holiday for Strings.

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KUAD-FM Windsor

Darius Rucker Taps Sheryl Crow for Christmas Album

It's an early Christmas present for country music fans! Darius Rucker is preparing a Christmas album, and that's not all the news - he has a very special country guest on the record. The ' Homegrown Honey ' singer has kept mum on the project, but since Crow let the news slip, more details may be emerging soon.

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Gamedayr.com

Cleveland Browns 'SUPRBWL' License Plate Is Pretty Optimistic

Today is the Browns home opener, which is second only to Christmas in Cleveland. The Muni Lot always presents a lot of obscure, unbelievable shirts, hats and costumes.

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Thetelegraphand Argus

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh makes West End theatre debut

FORMER Ilkley council gardener Alan Titchmarsh has made it to London's glittering West End where he will debut as the narrator in the Royal Opera House's production of The Wind in the Willows. The son of a plumber and millworker, Mr Titchmarsh left school at 15 to work as an apprentice gardener for the council in his home town.

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Computer And Video Games

History Lesson: Dragon 32, the Welsh computer

Take a look at the Dragon 32, Swansea toy company Mettoy's knee-jerk attempt to get some loving as the ZX81 and VIC-20 started cascading into British homes. Mettoy's source of inspiration was an odd one: Tandy's American TRS-80 Color Computer, or CoCo to some of its fans.

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The New Zealand Herald

Privacy please: Auckland's private dining spots

From an underground wine library to a potager garden room, Danielle Wright finds private places to dine out in and around Auckland. You might not know it, but some of your favourite restaurants have private dining rooms tucked away out of sight.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sun-Star

Gueco: Joie De Vivre

Yes! Life is the continuing light pulsing through our veins. Our lifestyle is the unforgettable imprint on the hill of our unique journey on earth.

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Examiner.com

Crochet Christmas afghan patterns for the holidays

Christmas afghans to crochet typically can be in the traditional Christmas colors of red and green but there are several Christmas crochet patterns that featured afghans in shades of winter blue, cool whites and other winter colors. If you are looking for the perfect afghan to crochet for the holiday season take a look at some of these fun and interesting Christmas afghan projects.

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