Christmas tree

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Selecting and caring for your Christmas tree

Published Nov. 29, 2019

Finding a fresh tree to last through the holidays is important. Here are a few tips to help you find the right tree - and keep it looking its best throughout the holidays.

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A holiday hotel getaway in the heart of Downtown

Published Nov. 19, 2017

I'm not much of a believer in staycations or in celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving. So, of course, I found myself taking a Christmas in November vacation a block from my office. It was a night that made me a believer.

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Water & Wells today: Mayor lights tree and BMO breaks ground

Published Nov. 16, 2017

Mayor Tom Barrett will be on hand Thursday afternoon as the City of Milwaukee celebrates its 104th annual Christmas tree lighting at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. Earlier today, BMO Harris Bank broke ground on its new tower just across the street.

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Sometimes, a tree is just a tree

Published Nov. 30, 2011

It seems like every year we have this bogus semantic debate about the marketing of Christmas. Or the holidays. Whatever. And every year, I roll my eyes and ask, "Haven't we got more important things to think about?"

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Oh, Christmas tree. What to do with you?

Published Nov. 21, 2009

While scouring the pages of the December '09 issue of "This Old House" I came across a cool little piece on 10 ways to reuse and / or recycle your Christmas tree once the season ends.

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Tree Boutique brings the Northwoods' best to you

Published Nov. 18, 2008

Marie Maas may have a way you can have your tree, and smell it too. Merging her entrepreneurial spirit with her holiday spirit, she's launched The Tree Boutique, an online store for that quintessential icon of the season, the Christmas tree. And the best part is, they deliver.