Christmas

Reader Input: Food intended for our needy

With the holiday season upon us, we wish to remind people that it is a time of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, at a recent event we attended, we o ...

Auburn's Light Up a Life helps remember loved ones at Christmas

A touching ceremony every year early in December returns to Auburn to help people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Honoring the departed at Christmas, Light ...

Reader Input: ‘Pay it forward’ never felt better

I experienced a lovely incident at the Taco Bell location on Auburn Ravine Road. Thank you to the lady in a gray Camry who was ahead of me in line and delighted me with her purchas ...

Another View: Little boy’s words carry message for the season

Last week, I was trying to decide what my column should be on such a special day. I have written a weekly column for a number of years, but never on Christmas Day. To be honest, ...

Hope, peace, faith are primary Christmas messages in Auburn area

What is your Christmas message for Auburn-area residents? The Auburn Journal asked church and religious leaders what their message would be, and the answers are shared on Christma ...

Reader Input: Christmas crowd no place for dogs

I first want to say thank you to those involved in Old Town’s Christmas event this last Saturday. We had a great time. The food was great, the vendors were good and the weath ...

Another View: Classic holiday calls for some classic movies, TV

It’s that time of year. The time where the Ghosts of Christmas Past come rattling their way into our television sets. If you’ve turned on your TV in the past week or ...

Reader Input: Auburn block has got it right

We may not live in the classiest neighborhood, or own the most cars in our town, but I betcha we have more lights and the greatest “creche” and there are only five hous ...

Anti-panhandling campaign continues in Auburn

Thanksgiving Eve generally brings large numbers of people out to shop for last-minute groceries, which is why Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn, Mayor Kevin Hanley, Vice Mayor Brid ...

Christmas creep moves further into Auburn’s Thanksgiving

Christmas on Thanksgiving? The creep of the Christmas shopping season is moving further into the year with more stores and restaurants in the Auburn area opening on Thanksgiving & ...

Reader Input: Local company delivered beauty

A thank you to all the folks at Don Robinson Sand & Gravel who helped make the Auburn Hills luminaries on Christmas Eve special once again. It is truly a lovely sight with the ...

Reader Input: A holiday for helping others

Every Christmas my family gets into the Christmas spirit at the beginning of the month. We put lights up on the trees outside and decorations in the house. My favorite holiday is C ...

Taffy pull, grizzly bear steaks marked Auburn’s first Christmas

  Much has changed since the first recorded celebration of Christmas in Auburn, 163 years ago. A day off to eat, drink and be merry in the company of others is one cultural ...

Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoors person

We’re coming down to the final hours of Christmas shopping. I find there’s still a good segment of the population scratching their heads as to what to get their favorit ...

Holiday stress a real issue for some

  With the holidays comes the expectation of joy, family togetherness and celebration. It’s a time to be happy and forget the problems of the year, right? When that ex ...