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PillowTalk: Beautiful Gift Wrapping Is The Best

Presentation is part of the affect. There is nothing better than a gift that is beautifully wrapped. Doesn't matter if you are using newsprint paper or the finest colored paper with a nice bow. It's also an indication of the effort and time that you are giving along with what is inside the package...
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The 12 Days Of Christmas Are Expensive

If your true love were to give to you all the items mentioned in the 12 Days of Christmas, they'd be shelling out $39,094.93 ... an increase of $450 compared to last year. Here's the breakdown: 1 Partridge - $20.18 1 Pear Tree - $199.95 2 Turtle Doves - $375.00 3 French Hens - $181.50 4 Calling...
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Sunday Morning Smooth Jazz Brunch 8am-Noon

Welcome to the Companions and Homemakers Sunday Morning Smooth Jazz Brunch! The countdown is on, it's less than two weeks until Christmas. So after a busy Saturday of Christmas shopping and holiday parties we invite you to kick back and relax. Join us this Sunday from 8am-noon for a soothing...
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PillowTalk: From A Distant Shore

PillowTalk dedications keep rolling in from all over the tri-state area, Southern New England and beyond this holiday season. So far we have heard from Vermont, Florida, Oklahoma, California, North Carolina and now a distant shore in Michigan. Here's one from Matthew in St Clair Shores, Michigan:...
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10 Best Selling Christmas Songs Of All Time

This list is based on Nielsen SoundScan tracking which began in 2003. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - Mariah Carey (1994) Columbia 3,200,000 "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" - Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn & Katie Lopez (2013) Walt Disney 1,600,000 "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" - Trans-...
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The Jeff Beck Story: "Still On The Run"

The other day I went to lunch with a good friend I met when I was in my teens in high school. He insisted he pay for lunch. Rather than have a back and forth in public over the check, I let him pay. The next day, as a thank you, I dropped by his house with a variety pack of bottled craft beers,...
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Tips To Relieve Holiday Stress

With less than two weeks until Christmas, you may be feeling some holiday stress. If you don't want to run the risk of ruining your holidays, try these tips. Take calm-down breaks. Shortly after you wake up, close your eyes, take several deep breaths and just relax. Get moving. Exercise can help...
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Safety First!

For the tenth year, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Saint Francis Hospital, and Hartford Hospital are collaborating with the City of Hartford, Hartford Police Department, the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Office, and Community Renewal Team (CRT) in order to lower the number of unwanted and...
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Our Companions December Pets of the Month

Susan Linker from Our Companions joined Allan, Mike & Mary with 2 pets with a Christmas Wish - a new fur-ever home! Lucas was born to a feral/stray mom and adopted by his first family at the age of 6 weeks. He was raised with two adult cats that he maintained a tenuous relationship with- having...
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Geminid Meteor Shower Expected To Be One Of The Year's Best

Thursday night will feature hundreds of meteors streaking across the night sky as the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Even though Thursday night into Friday morning is expected to be the peak of what is considered the greatest meteor show of the year, you may be able to see some during the...
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