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December 8, 2006
Seeing light on the issue of 'holiday' tree Here we go again. I thought this matter was settled last year but the secularists won't give up. As a Christian, I resent the city of Glendale and all of the other people who keep calling the Christmas tree a "holiday" tree, which goes right along with the secular "Happy Holidays" greeting. What's wrong with the "Merry Christmas" greeting? The Glendale News-Press reported that the city would host its 22nd annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday ("City prepares tree treat)
NEWS
January 7, 2014
When is the traditional Christmas tree incorrectly called a “holiday tree”? The city of Glendale did it this Christmas at its annual tree-lighting event on Dec. 4. I would like to ask the city why it is afraid to acknowledge the word “Christmas” since it has always been the correct and proper definition of such a tree at Christmastime? The city seems to think that if the tree's title is changed, then no one will be offended. Hey, you forgot about your Christian residents, large in number.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato and Fred Ortega | January 2, 2006
Officials suspect arson in blaze on Friday.GLENDALE -- Police and fire officials suspect an arsonist may be responsible for the fire that burned down the 30-foot tall holiday tree at City Hall on Friday. Officers on the fourth floor of the neighboring police department headquarters reported the blaze in Parcher Plaza behind City Hall to the Glendale Fire Department at about 9:45 p.m. Friday, said police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. The tree was engulfed in flames when the firefighters arrived, Lorenz said.
NEWS
November 22, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE - Santa Claus is coming to town a little early this year. St. Nick will be in Glendale Dec. 6 for the city's annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will feature musical performances and Canyon Cafe will provide free hot chocolate and candy canes. Karen Fries, recreation and community services coordinator for the city, said the event has become a tradition and usually draws about 1,000 people. It's purpose it "to bring the community together as a kickoff to the holiday season," she said.
NEWS
December 14, 2011
The Glendale News-Press should know better. This is the Christmas season, not the “holiday” season, as our Christian country celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25. In the Dec. 7 edition of the News-Press, an article and photos on “Dunsmore Elementary students sing holiday classics” made six mentions of “holiday” and not one reference to Christmas. There is something wrong when Glendale's only newspaper avoids using the word “Christmas.” The writer of the story referred to the school event “as part of the annual celebration.” What annual celebration?
NEWS
November 27, 2002
Mail Boxes Etc. hosting toy drive GLENDALE -- Four local Mail Boxes Etc. stores have teamed up with NBC's "Today" show to host a toy drive benefiting local charities. New, unwrapped, nonviolent toys are being accepted until Dec. 13 at 1147 E. Broadway in Glendale, 466 Foothill Blvd. in La Canada Flintridge, 2629 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta and 2029 Verdugo Blvd. in Montrose. The items will be distributed by local children's charities. For more information, visit www.mbe.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | November 26, 2013
For more than 30 years, Diane and Roger Thisdell have been making spirits brighter with the decorations they create for the Assistance League of Glendale's Festival of Trees. Diane Thisdell creates a miniature Christmas tree and Roger Thisdell crafts a wooden rocking horse. Diane Thisdell's holiday tree will keep with the theme “A Golden Christmas” for this 38th annual event on Dec. 8 at the Glendale Hilton. “I have done golden garland on the tree with golden bows and a lot of gold ornaments,” she said.
NEWS
December 23, 2004
DENNIS MOUNTJOY Over the years, secularists have managed to drive nativity scenes out of public buildings and silence Christmas carols in public schools. In the process, they talked a lot about the separation of church and state but we all knew what their goal was: to prevent Christians from publicly celebrating Christmas. Now, they're trying to stop us from even mentioning Christmas except, perhaps, in the privacy of our own homes. A few years ago, Gov. Gray Davis joined the crowd and magically transformed California's state Christmas tree into the "Holiday Tree."
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | December 19, 2006
Green hands cut from construction paper were clustered on a bulletin board in the Valley View Elementary School auditorium to form a fir tree. It may be just 7 feet of paper, but the students at Valley View see the tree as a symbol of compassion. Children tacked ornaments of many colors, with deeds of compassion written on them, on the tree Thursday morning. They call it their "hand"-made holiday tree and it's part of an ongoing program at Valley View to help the fourth-graders recognize and contribute to compassion in their everyday lives.
NEWS
December 2, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum It's just a twist on the classic holiday song. At City Hall on Monday, "O Christmas Tree" became "Oh, no! The tree!" The 25-foot noble fir that will sit in Perkins Plaza this month was not quite as noble as it was supposed to be, but workers performed arbor surgery, making sure that Wednesday's tree-lighting ceremony will go off without a hitch. "Just a couple of branches at the bottom broke," said Lisa Nolan, who works for the city and is in charge of the holiday tree.
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January 7, 2014
When is the traditional Christmas tree incorrectly called a “holiday tree”? The city of Glendale did it this Christmas at its annual tree-lighting event on Dec. 4. I would like to ask the city why it is afraid to acknowledge the word “Christmas” since it has always been the correct and proper definition of such a tree at Christmastime? The city seems to think that if the tree's title is changed, then no one will be offended. Hey, you forgot about your Christian residents, large in number.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 26, 2013
For more than 30 years, Diane and Roger Thisdell have been making spirits brighter with the decorations they create for the Assistance League of Glendale's Festival of Trees. Diane Thisdell creates a miniature Christmas tree and Roger Thisdell crafts a wooden rocking horse. Diane Thisdell's holiday tree will keep with the theme “A Golden Christmas” for this 38th annual event on Dec. 8 at the Glendale Hilton. “I have done golden garland on the tree with golden bows and a lot of gold ornaments,” she said.
NEWS
December 14, 2011
The Glendale News-Press should know better. This is the Christmas season, not the “holiday” season, as our Christian country celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25. In the Dec. 7 edition of the News-Press, an article and photos on “Dunsmore Elementary students sing holiday classics” made six mentions of “holiday” and not one reference to Christmas. There is something wrong when Glendale's only newspaper avoids using the word “Christmas.” The writer of the story referred to the school event “as part of the annual celebration.” What annual celebration?
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | December 19, 2006
Green hands cut from construction paper were clustered on a bulletin board in the Valley View Elementary School auditorium to form a fir tree. It may be just 7 feet of paper, but the students at Valley View see the tree as a symbol of compassion. Children tacked ornaments of many colors, with deeds of compassion written on them, on the tree Thursday morning. They call it their "hand"-made holiday tree and it's part of an ongoing program at Valley View to help the fourth-graders recognize and contribute to compassion in their everyday lives.
NEWS
December 12, 2006
Not everyone feels the same about tree 'Tis the season, and once again it brings with it the lump of coal in the Community Forum's stocking that is Don Mazen's annual letter invoking, Jacob Marley-like, the specter of the war on Christmas ("Seeing light on the issue of 'holiday' tree," Dec. 8). Actually, in Mazen's case, it's more like his war on "Happy Holidays." To quote Mazen, "here we go again," indeed. "As a Christian," Mazen writes, "I resent the city of Glendale and all of the other people who keep calling the Christmas tree a "holiday tree," which goes right along with the secular "Happy Holidays" greeting.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato and Fred Ortega | January 2, 2006
Officials suspect arson in blaze on Friday.GLENDALE -- Police and fire officials suspect an arsonist may be responsible for the fire that burned down the 30-foot tall holiday tree at City Hall on Friday. Officers on the fourth floor of the neighboring police department headquarters reported the blaze in Parcher Plaza behind City Hall to the Glendale Fire Department at about 9:45 p.m. Friday, said police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. The tree was engulfed in flames when the firefighters arrived, Lorenz said.
FEATURES
By By Herbert Molano | December 3, 2005
In Wednesday's Community Commentary, "Secular America is diluting values," Donald Mazen complains about our local government knuckling under to secularism. I propose that the use of the expression "Happy Holidays" and the Holiday Tree is much more appropriate and indicative of the spirit of our City Council. It would be absurd during this holiday season to meet a homeless person on the street and look away when she asks for a handout. It would be even worse if we then take those few coins, put them on the expired parking meter by a parked Lexus and greet passersby with "Merry Christmas."
NEWS
December 23, 2004
DENNIS MOUNTJOY Over the years, secularists have managed to drive nativity scenes out of public buildings and silence Christmas carols in public schools. In the process, they talked a lot about the separation of church and state but we all knew what their goal was: to prevent Christians from publicly celebrating Christmas. Now, they're trying to stop us from even mentioning Christmas except, perhaps, in the privacy of our own homes. A few years ago, Gov. Gray Davis joined the crowd and magically transformed California's state Christmas tree into the "Holiday Tree."
NEWS
December 2, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum It's just a twist on the classic holiday song. At City Hall on Monday, "O Christmas Tree" became "Oh, no! The tree!" The 25-foot noble fir that will sit in Perkins Plaza this month was not quite as noble as it was supposed to be, but workers performed arbor surgery, making sure that Wednesday's tree-lighting ceremony will go off without a hitch. "Just a couple of branches at the bottom broke," said Lisa Nolan, who works for the city and is in charge of the holiday tree.
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