Thursday, November 29, 2012
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department offers tips to help residents avoid a fire this season.
Fire departments nationwide respond to about 250 home structure fires each year that involve Christmas trees, according to the National Fire Protection Association. And Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department crews don't want county residents to be among those fires that break out this holiday season. Crews recently distributed tips about Christmas tree safety to holiday tree lot vendors in the form of Christmas safety tags. Live trees don't cause fires, but they can easily catch fire due to candles, electrical problems or other heat sources. Here are the tips provided by the department: To print out a copy of the safety tag, visit the Fairfax County Emergency Information Blog.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Community organizations sell Christmas trees to raise funds for local causes.
The holidays are just around the corner, and many local organizations have started selling Christmas trees and wreaths. Proceeds from the following tree sales benefit the hosting organizations and local charities. West Potomac High School Wolverine Athletic and Crew Boosters Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale St. Aidan's Episcopal Church Tree and Wreath Sale Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club Annual Tree Sale Washington Farm UMC Christmas Tree Project Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree Sale Annandale Boys and Girls Club Christmas Tree Sale Know of another Christmas tree sale for a cause? Add it in the Comments box below!
Monday, October 8, 2012
What do you think of holiday items being displayed in stores in October?
Ahh, fall has begun. The leaves are starting to turn, kids are starting to think about Halloween costumes, Starbucks offers its pumpkin spice lattes, and…Christmas trees are in stores. No, we're not kidding. A Patch editor shopping at BJ’s in Alexandria last weekend spotted...Christmas trees being sold. Yes, big, sparkly Christmas trees. It was warm enough at the time to be wearing shorts. Retailers like Target are starting to sell Christmas trees online. It's easy to find Christmas countdowns on Twitter and even Christmas tree farms starting to peddle their wares. So, Patch readers, what do you think? The temperatures have started to get colder, but how early is too early to start thinking about Christmas or for stores to display holiday…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here's where you can get a Christmas tree around town.
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the leftovers are dwindling, which means residents can expect to see Christmas decorations popping up more and more frequently. For those of you who like the comfort of a Christmas tree in your living room for more than just a couple of weeks, local organizations have set up their annual Christmas tree stands, and Rose Hill Patch has picked a few of the ones we've seen around the area. Edison High School Athletic Boosters Where: Edison High School When: Until trees are sold out Price: $24.95 and up The Edison Athletic Boosters are hosting their annual Christmas tree sale outside Edison High School on Franconia Road from now until they’re out of stock. Prices begin at $24.95 for smaller trees and …