Christmas

Another View: Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus really does shop Auburn

The suit never fits well, the eyebrows are way too dark, and the quilt batting leaks out below the belt, like some kind of cotton fiber hernia. The beard often falls below my mout ...

Come one, come all to Christmas feast

All you want for Christmas is a tasty meal? Bethlehem Lutheran Church is ready to fulfill that holiday wish. Volunteers are once again cooking up a community Christmas dinner, to ...

Christmas in jail a yearning experience

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be in jail for Christmas? One Placer County inmate shared his story and how he feels about not being home for his family’s annual ...

Last minute personalized gifts still possible

Looking for that last-minute Christmas gift and hoping to make it special? If you hurry, Auburn has some great personalized gift options. GeRée Carpenter, owner of J.W. Ffrog’s ...

Holidays that time to cherish

Everyone has continual thoughts of loved ones throughout the year. However, at Christmas time an inexplicable event begins to take place — a miraculous “glow.” An increase o ...

Thief can steal statue, not faith

Thank you for the great USA WEEKEND magazine with God on the cover, a great proclamation. Though all agree there is a God, we don’t all agree who he is. Thanks for the article. ...

Looking for the perfect pet presents?

Are you looking for gift ideas for your furry family members this Christmas? Auburn stores have a variety of fun, quirky and cute presents for your pets. Pet Xing Owner Larry Tayl ...

Extend the season with holiday plants

The traditional centerpieces and table accents — poinsettias, Christmas cactus, amaryllis — brighten the holidays and are popular gifts this time of year. But what do you do wi ...

Dreaming of a green Christmas?

The holiday season may be a joyous time. But the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is also a time of waste, waste and, oh yes, even more waste. During those five w ...

Get ready for a month of holiday fun

Auburn does quite a good job of decking the halls with plenty of holiday cheer. Grab your calendar and mark down a few dates. Dec. 4 There is no better way to kick off the holid ...

Reach out to a hurting world

Christmas is a time of giving of ourselves. It’s about helping others more than ourselves. It’s giving what little we have without return. It’s about reaching out to the hurt ...

A soldier’s Christmas

Editor’s note: This poem is widely circulated around Christmas each year and according to Snopes.com, was penned by James M. Schmidt, a lance corporal stationed in Washington, D. ...

Come one, come all to Community Christmas Dinner

Celebrate Christmas Day the community way this Friday with an annual Auburn event. The Community Christmas Dinner in Auburn will start at 2 p.m. Christmas Day and include all the ...

Christmas week Church News

The following is a sampling of what area churches have to offer this week and in the following weeks: Aglow — Grass Valley Pastor: Revs. George and Lillie Parker, LionSong Minis ...

Sierra resorts celebrate the holidays

While those in the foothills are dreaming of a white Christmas, skiers and boarders up the hill are living it. Christmas hit the mountains a little early in the form of some nice, ...