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‘Paws for a Cause’ benefits military dogs

Woodland Veterinary Hospital is hosting “Paws for a Cause” by teaming up with the U.S. War Dog Association to send care packages of supplies to dogs serving overseas in the U.S. military. Throughout November, Woodland Veterinary Hospital will collect supplies, packing them into boxes and sending them to deployed military units that have working dogs. While […]

Clothing donors can help suit up a job-seeker

The Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s Suit Up for Success Program has an ongoing demand for its service and needs the public’s help to support this program. Outfitting low-income job seekers with professional work attire, this program boosts self-esteem and confidence, both much-needed for the all-important interview. With more than 70 percent of program graduates landing a job, […]

HOLIDAYS2: Santa Claus is comin’ to town: The best toys to get for children on the nice list

By Diane Schlindwein Special to The Enterprise With the holidays on the horizon, chances are that Santa and his helpers are already gearing up for Christmas Eve. And this season, good girls and boys of all ages have much to look forward to come Christmas morning, according to toy expert Christopher Byrne. Byrne, who is […]

Davis Community Meals serves special holiday feasts

Davis Community Meals will serve two Thanksgiving meals this month at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. The holiday will come early, with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner served on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, Davis Community Meals will serve its 12th annual holiday feast from […]

Donations needed for Children’s Alliance community giveaway

Next Saturday, Nov. 21, hundreds of needy families will descend on Westfield Village Elementary School in West Sacramento and — thanks to the generosity of local businesses and community organizations — leave with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal, as well as clothing, blankets, coats and toys. The Yolo County Children’s Alliance has organized and hosted this […]

HOLIDAYS2: Crafting gifts: make something special for loved ones

By Jeanelle D. Horcasitas Special to The Enterprise My favorite part of any holiday, birthday or special occasion is when people get to open their gifts. The genuine happiness and smiles that take over during the unwrapping and revealing of a gift are priceless. In recent years, there have been some pretty impressive gifts, such […]

HOLIDAYS2: Small but mighty: Stuffing stockings without fillers

By Kristen Castillo Special to The Enterprise Socks, bubble gum and a deck of cards. Cool gifts inside your Christmas stocking or just fillers? That depends on your perspective. But one thing’s for sure — a well-stuffed Christmas stocking is a great thing to give, as well as receive. Stuffing stockings is often a balance […]

HOLIDAYS3: Experiential gift list: Making gifts into memories

By Chelle Cordero Special to The Enterprise This holiday season, give the special people in your life gifts that will make a lifetime of memories. Termed “experiential gifts,” your loved ones can enjoy experiences suited specifically for their lifestyles. Think of the things each person likes to do, whether it’s dining and movies, visiting museums, […]

HOLIDAYS2: Droning on Christmas: What’s that buzz?

By Catherine McNulty Special to The Enterprise Children are great wanters of things. They want a certain food for dinner; they want to stay up past their bedtimes; they want to know why the sky is blue. When it comes to technology, your kids probably know about the latest gadgets before you do. And of […]

HOLIDAYS3: Blast Off! Flying fun for your young rocket scientist

By DiAnne Crown Special to The Enterprise Flying things is fun. If your children already enjoy paper airplanes, rubber-band gliders, and flying discs and rings of all kinds, this may be the year to try out a model rocket. First stop is your local hobby shop for a look at rockets with such names as […]

HOLIDAYS3: The 12 Deeds of Christmas: Giving yourself

By Margo Young Special to The Enterprise I was shocked last year while sipping coffee at Starbucks on a crisp October morning when I realized that Christmas music was playing. Already? Then this year, in August, my daughter and I were school shopping when we found Christmas items already on display. It made Christmas in […]

HOLIDAYS3: Ready to upgrade your cookie baking? We’ve got your pro tips

By Alison Ladman No matter how ambitious your holiday cookie-baking plans are, chances are good you won’t be cranking out the massive quantities most professional bakers are prepping for this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean you can’t borrow — and benefit from — their pro-grade tips that help them turn mountains of dough into […]

HOLIDAYS2: Holiday safety tips for pet owners

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it’s important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, be sure to steer pets clear of the […]

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