Christmas

No Money, No Problem: The Abundance Swap

Dec 12, 2014
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Picture a holiday bazaar at which no money changes hands.  Having trouble? 

Such an event already exists, including an example from the Rogue Valley. 

The Abundance Swap returns to Ashland for its 13th edition this weekend (December 14th). 

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From memories to mulch… our Christmas trees can live on, in a sense, once we're done with them. 

In many communities, the beginning of the year is punctuated by visits from the Boy Scouts and other groups collecting Christmas trees for a variety of uses, back outdoors where they came from. 

Christmas Charities Ramp Up For Giving

Nov 22, 2013
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If the bells have not started ringing already, they certainly will soon. 

The Salvation Army and other charitable groups are now ramping up their efforts to collect money and goods to make the season happier for needy families.