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December 14, 2000
--Jack Schneider Each year, thousands of families search the Surf City area looking for the perfect Christmas tree. And Dan Hay, whose Christmas tree lot is known for carrying an abundance of fresh junipers, can help one find just that. For 16 years, Hay has been selling all types of trees around the Huntington Beach area, but this year, he has established a new selling place."The new lot will offer better service and a more variety of trees," Hay said.
NEWS
November 20, 2003
The Huntington Beach Independent went to College View Elementary School to ask second-graders in Jill Schulten's class, 'What do you like most about the holiday season?' "I like Thanksgiving most because you get to eat a lot of food." GAVIN RYAN, 7 "My birthday's on Nov. 5 and I can buy everything I want." ALLEN DOUNG, 8 "Inviting my friends to my house and decorating the Christmas tree." OVED VALENCIA, 8 "I like eating turkey and bread and corn on the cob and decorating my Christmas tree with a whole bunch of ornaments."
FEATURES
December 22, 2005
We asked students from Lake View School: What is your favorite thing about Christmas? "Seeing my family -- all my cousins." Hannah Rathbun, 7 Huntington Beach "Santa, because he brings presents." Taylor Wiedemann, 5 Huntington Beach "The Christmas tree, because it has decorations that are pretty." Cheyenne Willis, 6 Huntington Beach "You get to be with your family. Ervin's my brother and he's in the Navy and he's coming home."
NEWS
December 21, 2000
I see by the calendar that winter officially begins today and with winter brings our holiday season and the conclusion to last week's column of how Christmas was celebrated in Huntington Beach in 1929. Last week, we saw how our business community went about celebrating the Christmas season and now we will learn what the rest of the town did to celebrate the holidays. Knowing how hard our police force works during the year, Police Chief C.D. Stewart andhis wife threw a Christmas banquet at the Golden Bear for the entire force and their families.
NEWS
By JERRY PERSON | March 23, 2006
Last week we began our look back at the 100-year history of the First Baptist Church in Huntington Beach. When this small original congregation met in 1904, it lacked both a permanent pastor and a meeting place. When the doors opened for the Sunday service on June 17, 1906, the congregation had both a regular pastor and a fine modern church building. On Christmas Day 1908, more than 100 people attended the service. Supper was served and a Christmas tree graced the church as the girls from Mrs. McKillip's class and the boys from Mrs. McKenney's class distributed presents.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | November 26, 2013
Downtown Huntington Beach's Christmas tree may be a fraction of the size of those found in neighboring cities, but it still garnered cheers and applause from those attending Sunday's lighting ceremony. Hundreds of residents packed Main Street between Walnut and Olive avenues for the Huntington Beach Business Improvement District's fourth-annual lighting event. With help from Santa Claus, who stood on the second-floor balcony of the parking structure near Hurricane's Bar and Grill, the 20-foot artificial tree came to life, its multicolored light bulbs flickering.
NEWS
December 12, 2002
A LOOK BACK Before we begin our look back this week, I just received word of the passing of three longtime Huntington Beach residents -- Dorothy Stricklin, Elizabeth Quinney and Ted St. Clair. They will be sorely missed. I received a letter from Huntington Beach resident Larry Gallup, and in it he writes that "there's something different or special about Huntington Beach, but not sure what it is." Well Larry, there is something very special about Huntington Beach people, and this week I'll try very hard to relate what it is. With the holidays upon us right now, I would like to bring back the feeling of Christmastime in Huntington Beach of many years ago. This week we look at a Christmas of 1927 and a time when the Downtown looked like a scene out of a Frank Capra movie.
NEWS
December 6, 2001
Bryce Alderton Imagine turning your sailboat into a Christmas tree. Bill Hartge did, and his lighted creation, a 36-foot sailboat will set sail for this year's Boat Parade and 39th annual Cruise of Lights in Huntington Harbour. It was his friend and former racing crew member Pat Taylor, who came up with the idea to turn the boat into a Christmas tree this year. He helped Hartge to install 24 strands of lights that attach at the top of the mast and stream down through small loops just above the deck of the boat, creating the Christmas tree image.
NEWS
By Jerry Person | December 6, 2007
?Once again the lights of Christmas and peace glow over the world reflecting in heart and home the spirit of goodwill to all mankind. Twinkling little candles on Christmas trees flicker their story of friendship this yuletide season. They shine a blessing on the young soldier folding his khaki for the last time, glows warmly on a family reunited. This Christmas sees a world at peace again. May we in our community be guided in our task of making Huntington Beach a happier place in which to live.
NEWS
December 9, 2004
JERRY PERSON Have you noticed how all of a sudden the weather has turned downright cold, signaling the coming of winter here in Huntington Beach? It has felt as if it could snow at any moment, and as I walked along Main Street I reached the conclusion that it must have snowed. For hanging on the light poles Downtown were the biggest snowflakes I ever saw and they weren't melting in the midday sun. The snowflakes are our city's holiday decorations, very politically correct, very plain and very ho-hum.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | November 26, 2013
Downtown Huntington Beach's Christmas tree may be a fraction of the size of those found in neighboring cities, but it still garnered cheers and applause from those attending Sunday's lighting ceremony. Hundreds of residents packed Main Street between Walnut and Olive avenues for the Huntington Beach Business Improvement District's fourth-annual lighting event. With help from Santa Claus, who stood on the second-floor balcony of the parking structure near Hurricane's Bar and Grill, the 20-foot artificial tree came to life, its multicolored light bulbs flickering.
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By MICHÈLE MARR | December 3, 2008
Lost to many in the holiday bustle between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas is the Feast of St. Nicholas. I discovered the feast in Germany a number of years before I took the Christian faith as my own. It is celebrated in churches Dec. 5, the eve of the feast. And in a more folklore-like fashion, it is celebrated in German homes where children wait with flushed-faced anticipation for the arrival of St. Nicholas. The saint is remembered for living out the Scripture, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
NEWS
By Jerry Person | December 6, 2007
?Once again the lights of Christmas and peace glow over the world reflecting in heart and home the spirit of goodwill to all mankind. Twinkling little candles on Christmas trees flicker their story of friendship this yuletide season. They shine a blessing on the young soldier folding his khaki for the last time, glows warmly on a family reunited. This Christmas sees a world at peace again. May we in our community be guided in our task of making Huntington Beach a happier place in which to live.
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By VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY | December 21, 2006
We are so not ready for Christmas. Because we're still in the throes of moving and painting our various home offices, the living room and family rooms are filled with boxes and boxes of books. Not much sense in trying to put up a Christmas tree in the midst of all that mess. Several months ago, Vic started our home clean-up and renovation by working on the garage storage space. He bought and assembled storage racks, and we put things in boxes and put boxes on shelves. It looked great.
NEWS
By JERRY PERSON | March 23, 2006
Last week we began our look back at the 100-year history of the First Baptist Church in Huntington Beach. When this small original congregation met in 1904, it lacked both a permanent pastor and a meeting place. When the doors opened for the Sunday service on June 17, 1906, the congregation had both a regular pastor and a fine modern church building. On Christmas Day 1908, more than 100 people attended the service. Supper was served and a Christmas tree graced the church as the girls from Mrs. McKillip's class and the boys from Mrs. McKenney's class distributed presents.
FEATURES
December 22, 2005
We asked students from Lake View School: What is your favorite thing about Christmas? "Seeing my family -- all my cousins." Hannah Rathbun, 7 Huntington Beach "Santa, because he brings presents." Taylor Wiedemann, 5 Huntington Beach "The Christmas tree, because it has decorations that are pretty." Cheyenne Willis, 6 Huntington Beach "You get to be with your family. Ervin's my brother and he's in the Navy and he's coming home."
NEWS
December 9, 2004
JERRY PERSON Have you noticed how all of a sudden the weather has turned downright cold, signaling the coming of winter here in Huntington Beach? It has felt as if it could snow at any moment, and as I walked along Main Street I reached the conclusion that it must have snowed. For hanging on the light poles Downtown were the biggest snowflakes I ever saw and they weren't melting in the midday sun. The snowflakes are our city's holiday decorations, very politically correct, very plain and very ho-hum.
NEWS
November 20, 2003
The Huntington Beach Independent went to College View Elementary School to ask second-graders in Jill Schulten's class, 'What do you like most about the holiday season?' "I like Thanksgiving most because you get to eat a lot of food." GAVIN RYAN, 7 "My birthday's on Nov. 5 and I can buy everything I want." ALLEN DOUNG, 8 "Inviting my friends to my house and decorating the Christmas tree." OVED VALENCIA, 8 "I like eating turkey and bread and corn on the cob and decorating my Christmas tree with a whole bunch of ornaments."
NEWS
December 26, 2002
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK There was a year when I didn't have a Christmas tree. My mother was very sick, there wasn't much money for presents, and there was absolutely none for a pine tree that would have to be thrown out in a few weeks. I was 7. My sister and I, though, were not going to have Christmas without lights and ornaments. We searched high and low for the perfect substitute for a tree. The banister of our New Jersey home was dismissed as too hard, and the beautifully carved screen in the living room was too un-treelike.
NEWS
December 12, 2002
A LOOK BACK Before we begin our look back this week, I just received word of the passing of three longtime Huntington Beach residents -- Dorothy Stricklin, Elizabeth Quinney and Ted St. Clair. They will be sorely missed. I received a letter from Huntington Beach resident Larry Gallup, and in it he writes that "there's something different or special about Huntington Beach, but not sure what it is." Well Larry, there is something very special about Huntington Beach people, and this week I'll try very hard to relate what it is. With the holidays upon us right now, I would like to bring back the feeling of Christmastime in Huntington Beach of many years ago. This week we look at a Christmas of 1927 and a time when the Downtown looked like a scene out of a Frank Capra movie.
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