Christmas

Not your friendly Christmas mouse

Nov 26, 2021
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 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”   These are the opening lines in the poem - The Night Before Christmas. The poem creates a false impression of slumbering mice awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus when in reality mice are most active at night. 

Christmas Is Over, What Should You Do With Your Tree?

Dec 29, 2020
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Kailey Foster: The New York Times has reported a 50% increase in live Christmas tree sales in the United States due to more people staying home this holiday season. Now that Christmas is over, what should you be doing with your tree? USU extension forester Dr. Mike Kuhns joins me today to answer this question. 

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Today we present some readings for the season from a special holiday edition of The Zesty Garden from 2013. This gardening program, hosted by Bryan Earl, ran for several years on UPR and included a regular segment called Petals and Prose. Helen Cannon and Nancy Williams were regular contributors. Today we'll hear from Helen's husband, Larry Cannon, along with Nancy Willians and Bryan Earl with stories, memories and at least one holiday recipe.

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The holiday season looks different this year. While some holiday traditions may not be possible because of the pandemic, new ones can be started. One Utah ranch is working to offer safe holiday activities.

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The holiday season is back, and so is the Access Utah holiday special. This season is time for special music old and new. It’s also time for wonderful stories humorous and poignant. We’ll hear music for the season performed by the Lightwood Duo (Mike Christiansen on guitar and Eric Nelson on clarinet). We’ll also hear readings for the season by the author of The Christmas Chronicles, playwright Tim Slover. 

 

Local Facebook Group Starts 'Giving Train' Holiday Trend

Dec 17, 2017

On Saturday, a Cache Valley woman named Monica Rockwell Jensen posted a giveaway of two orange hammocks to the Facebook group “Logan Classifieds.” She captioned it with the words “giving train.” This post has led to hundreds of other giveaways. 

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Southwest of Logan at an LDS Church building in Mendon, families and community members gather to enjoy nativity scenes as part of an interfaith nativity festival.

Holiday Vending Machines In Salt Lake City Encourage Giving

Dec 11, 2017
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During December visitors to Temple Square can purchase items from vending machines that will then be donated to various state, national and global charities. Items range from food, to glasses, to goats.

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UPR’s Taylor Halversen traveled with members of Cache Valley’s American Festival Chorus as they caroled to assisted living centers and charity events around Logan City on Dec. 13. What began as a local news coverage opportunity turned into a heartwarming experience for those being served, spectators and performers, including an unsuspecting UPR reporter. Listen below for the full story.