Christmas

Two Organizations Team Up to Feed Hundreds This Christmas

Two organizations are doing their parts to help hundreds of hungry families in the river region this holiday season. When we think of Christmas, many of us think of spending time with family… usually over a Christmas dinner, exchanging presents and looking back on the year: Counting our blessings. But for hundreds of families here locally, that’s not a reality….

Salvation Army Programs Need Help to Provide Assistance in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Christmas holiday season is a busy time of year for the Salvation Army in Selma. It’s when the charity does its biggest annual fundraiser — plus works to spread Christmas cheer to hundreds of needy children. The five week red kettle campaign raises money to help provide assistance to people in need in the…

Remember This Event in 1988?

Some lock company made a fortune

It was 30 years ago this Christmas that the Denny’s Restaurant  chain decided to end their long habit of being open 365 days a year, including Christmas. They wanted to let their employees be home with their families, so they decided to close on December 25 in 1988. One problem? Many of the locations, including in Alabama, didn’t have locks…

Check Out Your Christmas Tree Disposal Options

Now that Christmas is over, you may be wondering what to do with your leftover live Christmas tree. There are several cities that will take your tree to recycle it. In Montgomery, you can take your tree to one of the regular trash pickup points from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 30 or Saturday, January 6. The…

Holiday Shoppers Pile Into The Shoppes at EastChase

With just three days until Christmas, foot traffic at The Shoppes at EastChase is steadily flowing

1/1IMG_0285 Show Caption Hide Caption ‘Tis the season for frantic gift buying. With just three days until Christmas, the foot traffic at The Shoppes at EastChase is steadily flowing. “It’s been great,” said Meredith Sparks, Owner, Eleven Eleven – Holiday Pop Up Shop. “We’ve been super busy. So excited to help all these last minute shoppers.” According to the annual…

American Says It Has Found Pilots For Most Christmas Flights

American Airlines says only a few hundred of its late December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane. An airline spokesman said Thursday that pilots were picking up extra flights and the airline had more on-call pilots in December than during other months. The pilots’ union had said that more than 15,000 flights lacked a captain, co-pilot or…

UPS Adds New Fee Up to $1 for Holiday-Season Deliveries

UPS is adding a new charge of under $1 for shipments to residential customers during peak delivery periods in November and December. United Parcel Service Inc. said Monday it will add 27 cents for residential deliveries from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 and Dec. 17-23. UPS will add a fee of between 81 cents and 97 cents to overnight, second-…

Salvation Army Distributes Toys from the Magical Christmas Toy Drive

Two Salvation Army volunteers try to decide where the next cart of toys will go. The toys collected from the Alabama News Network’s Magical Christmas Toy Drive went to their new homes the Tuesday before Christmas. Hundreds of people lined up outside the Salvation Army’s distribution center on Eastern Boulevard to recieve the toys and food. Salvation Army Core Leader…

Christmas Less Than a Week Away

Sunday marks only six more days until Christmas. If you haven’t started working on your holiday shopping list yet, you might want to hurry. Retail workers say the stores at Eastdale Mall have been busy and crazy as usual during the holiday season. They also say the crowds are only going to get worse as the days get closer to…

Stores Push Deals, Hope To Lure Shoppers For Holiday Stretch

Stores are pushing deals and incentives like free shipping for the final week of the holiday shopping season, as new numbers show people are spending at a bit of a slower pace than last year. Retailers pared down their inventories and offered more exclusive merchandise in a bid to avoid having to offer big discounts that shoppers have come to…