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Fun ‘holi-daytrip’ destinations this season

December 6, 2013 in Featured Stories, Holidays by QNotes Staff

The holidays can be a stressful time. Parties to attend. Dinners to plan. Presents to buy. Family to visit. If it’s all becoming a bit too much, take a break!

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Christmas in the Queen City

December 6, 2013 in Holidays by QNotes Staff

Just because it’s starting to get cold outside, there’s no excuse for not getting out of the house this December.

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Holiday gifts for your foodie friends

December 6, 2013 in Featured Stories, Holidays by BrandPoint

Between the growing trends of boutique restaurants, creative home cooking and entire television networks dedicated to food, you probably know a few people who consider themselves “foodies.”

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Holiday Time: Gracious etiquette tips to survive holiday gatherings

November 22, 2013 in Featured Stories, Holidays by Lainey Millen

Whether you are hosting a fantastic holiday gathering or you’re the gracious guest, ask yourself this question: Are you comfortable with your knowledge of etiquette? Are you confident in your table manners or do you admit you take your cue by watching those around you?

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Holiday Gift Guide: Bells are ringing for local shopping

November 8, 2013 in Featured Stories, Holidays by Matt Comer

The time has fallen back. The leaves are changing colors. Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is on its way. Now is the time people start poking around trying to find the perfect gift for that friend or loved one on their winter holiday list.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Spin the dreidel and light the menorah

November 8, 2013 in Featured Stories, Holidays by Lainey Millen

One of the best gifts that people enjoy is getting a new menorah. This Judaic religious item is used when lighting the candles throughout the season. And, many of them are so lovely or eclectic that they can be seen adorning shelves throughout the home.

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Cool Yule: Holidays 2012

December 8, 2012 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Holidays by QNotes Staff

Pull out your scarves, long coats and mittens! qnotes style columnist Daniel Stroupe graces the page with his tips and advice for fabulous winter-season style. Additionally, we have Carolina winter destinations, holiday recipes and gift-giving ideas just for you.

Crisp English Style for Winter

December 8, 2012 in Featured Stories, Holidays by Daniel Stroupe

Theater Charlotte is presenting “The Foreigner” from Jan. 25 – Feb. 10. The play revolves around a couple of Englishmen, Charlie Baker and Staff Sgt. Froggy LeSueur visiting a fishing lodge in Georgia. This comedy is full of intrigue as Charlie wants to just be left alone, so they feign that he does not know a word of English. He has to keep up the ruse as he hears the secrets and gossip of the local townsfolk in this classic comedy by Larry Shue.

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Winter excursions in North Carolina

December 8, 2012 in Featured Stories, Holidays by Matt Comer

Winter is on its way. With it comes the expected cold weather and the doldrums of bleak, gray skies. Kids look forward to snow and days out of school. Grown-ups look toward breaking the monotony of the coldest, darkest part of the year. Whether you’re a winter lover or the I-can’t-wait-until-spring-and-summer-returns kind of person, there’s plenty to keep you occupied this season.

Holiday-time recipes stir entertaining inspiration

December 8, 2012 in Featured Stories, Holidays by Cecelia Thompson

Are you looking for a simple, seasonal, elegant and colorful meal for holiday dinner parties this December?

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Holiday Guide, Part II: Note the need

December 8, 2012 in Holidays by QNotes Staff

In the fall, qnotes published several wish lists from local organizations which chose to participate in our annual Community Assessment Survey. In the spirit of this giving season, we’re reprinting the lists.

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20 Questions: Bruce Claus, NoPo

December 8, 2012 in 20 Questions, Holidays by David Stout

Bruce Claus doesn’t live in the Tar Heel state, but the “confirmed bachelor” says his work with the family business — an international manufacturing and distribution non-profit — brings him to the area at least once a year.

Holiday Shopping & Gift Guide

November 10, 2012 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Holidays by David Aaron Moore

It’s that time of year again. Doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating Christmas, Chanukah or Winter Solstice, most Americans like to join in for the merriment of the holiday season by exchanging gifts with family members, good friends and their spouse or significant other.

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Deck your halls with innovative tips and techniques

November 10, 2012 in Featured Stories, Holidays by QNotes Staff

The holiday season doesn’t have to always involve the same old, same old when it comes to decorating your home.

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On the eight days of Chanukah . . .

November 10, 2012 in Featured Stories, Holidays by Lainey Millen

Contrary to popular belief here in the South, Chanukah is not Jewish Christmas, even though it’s celebrated in proximity to it.