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The official Sumner County Christmas Calendar: Lots to do this week!

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the Sumner Newscow Christmas Calendar. If you have an event not listed on the calendar below, e-mail us at [email protected], or put in the comment section below. Please take note of the entry deadline for four Christmas events this week:Entry deadlines: •2015 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Contest – Monday, 5 p.m.•Ugly 5K Run preregistration, Tuesday, 5 p.m.•Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade – Tuesday, 5 p.m.•Adopt a downtown light pole or Christmas tree at Heritage Park for Christmas – Thursday, 5 p.m. Decorations of pole, tree – Friday, noon.———SUMNER COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVENTS OF THE WEEKWEDESDAY, DEC. 2, 2015Event: Caldwell’s Annual Lighted Christmas ParadeWhere: Downtown Caldwell. When: 6 p.m. – Shopping, Dining, Business open houses, and general merriment on streets of Caldwell. National Honor Society fundraiser at Sugar Sisters.7 p.m. – Lighted Christmas Parade (still opportunity for an entry).7:15 p.m. – Santa arrives at Gazebo after parade.8 p.m. – Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Heritage Park.Also, Grinchmas Yard of the Week will be awarded.   More information: Click here for more information.THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015Event: Adopt a downtown light pole for ChristmasWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: Entry deadline is Thursday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Decorations must be in place, Friday, Dec. 5 at noon.Details: All businesses, merchants, clubs, non-profits, families, church/youth groups, school groups and teams of all sorts to help get everyone in the spirit of 2015 Christmas Wonderland festivities with friendly competition by decorating a light pole downtown.Photos with the most points will win the grand prize Traveling People’s Choice Award.More information:  E-mail Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary Wanda Kelsey at [email protected] for more information. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m.———Event: Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening – Friends for CharityWhere: 109 E. Harvey, St., Wellington.When: 11 a.m.Details: Friends for Charity is under the umbrella of the Wellington Community Foundation. Friends for Charity recently made over 100 quotes for Veterans in the Veteran’s Home in Winfield.More information: Click here for more information.——— Event: Business After hours – Mill Creek LumberWhere: 623 E. 16th St., Wellington.When: 5-7 p.m.Details: After hours meeting amongst friends. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:——— Event: Hobbs Mechanical Holiday Open House.Where: 207 E. Harvey Ave., Wellington.When: 5 – 7 p.m.Details: Enjoy Special discounts, refreshments, samples and enter to win a $100 gift certificate. Barbecue grills so good, they can’t afford to advertise them. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015Event: Wellington Area Chamber Christmas Parade and Heritage Park festivitiesWhere: Washington AvenueWhen: 5 p.m.Details: Included with the parade will be Christmas Carolers from Hillside Baptist Church and United Methodist Church Bell Ringing at 6:15 p.m. at Heritage Park.Then there will be the tree lighting ceremony.Entry forms are due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Christmas Parade entries are free. Only Santa allowed will be on the official Chamber float.More information: For questions call Amanda at 785-658-5930 or the Chamber at 326-7466. For entry form and full set of rules click here.——— Event: First Friday Art WalkWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: 5-7 p.m.Details: Businesses participating in the Art Walk include: National Glass Museum, Wheatland Services, The Gold Corner and No. 7 Coffee House. Those showing off art include:•Ruth Cooper showing off her “needle work Christmas Decor.”•Kelly Ford – Christmas decorations and other crafts. Kelly’s business is called “The Tarnished Tulip”•Gold Corner — Mother Nature this month and displaying some of her finer creations. The event is organized by downtown business owners and includes live music with restaurants open to the public.More information: For more information, click here.——— Event: Cornerbank Holiday Open House. Where: 119 S. Washington.When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Christmas Carolers: 9:30 a.m. – Mrs. Buck’s and Mrs. Ewing’s 4th grade class; 10:30 a.m. – Mrs. White’s first grade class; 1:30 p.m. – WHS Choir students. More information: More information can be found here:———SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015Event: Ugly Sweater 5K runWhere: Registrations forms at Wellington Chamber of Commerce, 1st United Methodist Church.When: Event is Dec. 5, 10 a.m. Chili feed 11:30 – 1 p.m.Details: 5K run while wearing an ugly sweater. Donations go to Sumner Meals for Wheels for Kids Program and Wellington FFA. Chili feed included.More information: Click here for more information.——— Event: Santa SaturdayWhere: Wellington Rec Commission.When: Santa arrives from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for Keepsake photos. Please plan on arriving no later than 9:30 a.m.Details: For children 10 years and younger at the WRC. Visit and keepsake photo with Santa “Holiday treat bag, breakfast (French Toast and Sausage) and Christmas Craft. Registration fee is $10 – $5 late fee applies Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4. More information: Click here for more information. Call the WRC at 326-3323.———Event: Wellington High School Choirs present “A Crusader Carol” Where: Wellington High School.When: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: The choir’s version of the classic “Christmas Carol” classic.More information: Tickets may be purchased from any choir member or at the high school office.———Event: South Haven’s Spectacular Christmas Shopping Extravaganza. Where: South Haven Outdoor Market.When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Handmade crafts, repurposed Vintage and many other vendors. Special guest: Santa Claus! More information: Click here for more information.———SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015Event: Wellington First United Methodist Church “A Christmas Concert” Where: 202 W. Harvey St.When: 4 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: This is an annual celebration of Christmas music played by the Bell Choir with special guests. Reception follows the concert. More information: Click here for more information.———Event: Beta Sigma Phi — Christmas around the TownWhere: Tour around some of Wellington’s holiday homes.When: 1 to 4 p.m.Details: Tour locations: Dr. Joel and Carol Weiland – 21 Crestway; Cash Rusk, 504 High Drive; Tyler and Stephanie Ryan, 16 W. Crestview. Brookdale Wellington – family Sterling House – 500 N. Plum (will be serving snacks, beverages and a make and take craft). $10 tickets available at The Edit and State Farm insurance. More information: Click here for more information.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Vinny Perth ‘impressed’ with new signing Nathan Oduwa

first_imgNATHAN ODUWA is hoping for some stability at Dundalk as he prepares to play in his sixth country in five years.The former Spurs starlet has completed his move to Oriel Park having been a free agent since leaving Hapoel Hadera last summer.1Credit: SportsfileThat is the same club which signed Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe – who topped the League of Ireland scoring charts last year during a loan spell with Derry City – last month.Israel was the latest pitstop for the Londoner who also played in Scotland during a loan spell with Rangers, with Slovenia’s Olimpija Ljubljana and Vejle in Denmark.Oduwa said: “My agent told me to come over and have a look at Dundalk and I was surprised at the standard and the facilities, to be honest.“In England, they don’t really talk about the League of Ireland too much but the gym facilities, changing rooms and canteen here is of European standard.ONLY 24“I’m only 24 but I’ve travelled to a lot of places and I’ve learned a lot.“The world of football can be very cut-throat and players like to have security and be somewhere where they are happy to play and express themselves and I feel like I have that at Dundalk. I’m just raring to go now.”Oduwa spent a decade on Spurs’ books without making the first team but picked up first-team experience during temporary stints with Luton Town, Colchester United and Peterborough United as well as Rangers.The attacker was also capped by England up to under-20 level and by Nigeria’s under-23s.Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth said: “Nathan is someone we have tracked for a while.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’“He trained with us last week and we were really impressed with him. He can play left-wing, right-wing and we also feel he could operate as a centre forward.“Career-wise, he probably made a couple of wrong decisions over the past couple of years but he’s got real pedigree and this is the first time he has felt at home in a group for a long time.“He’s had loads of options and he has been to lots of different clubs over the past few months but this felt more like a home move for him. It’s an opportunity for him to rebuild his career.”last_img read more

The Dorchester the iconic London flagship of the

first_imgThe Dorchester, the iconic London flagship of the Dorchester Collection, has unveiled one of the city’s most desirable retreats — The Dorchester Spa. This exciting launch follows a comprehensive six-month, £3.2 million refurbishment and expansion program including a remarkable design by Fox Linton Associates, a new spa treatment menu celebrating the ritual of beauty, an exclusive Spatisserie and a special introductory spa package.The exquisite new Dorchester Spa is designed by award-winning interiors consultancy Fox Linton Associates of London. The firm drew inspiration from the glamour and elegance of the 1930s and enhanced it with a modern edge including rich textures and luxurious materials. A sense of calm informality prevails throughout the Spa, which welcomes guests to a light and comfortable seating area with a backdrop of white-gold mirrored screens containing a design of reeds. The focal point is a beautiful chandelier comprising 75,000 South Pacific white pearls. The concept and design incorporates the high levels of quality, expertise and style long associated with The Dorchester, creating a perfect backdrop for the ultimate in indulgent pampering and sumptuous relaxation.The new Dorchester Spa features nine tranquil treatment rooms including two double suites, a manicure and pedicure suite and a quiet room dedicated to deep relaxation. Separate changing rooms for men and women feature state-of-the-art aromatic steam rooms with mood lighting and sculpture. Hairdressing salon and gentlemen’s barber shop sit alongside the Spa with a separate entrance, as does a handsomely equipped fitness studio.Experience the new Dorchester Spa with a special introductory spa package available from June 1 — August 31, 2009. The package for two includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, full English breakfast, and one aromatherapy massage per person.www.dorchestercollection.comlast_img read more