DAZZLING LIGHTS: ‘Christmas in Ansley’ brings joy to the season

first_img Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content The Taylors have transformed more than an acre around their home into a wonderland that is all-aglow with the characters of Christmas and spotlights the real reason for the season, the birth of the Christ Child.The Taylors have been openly and outwardly celebrating the holiday season with “Christmas in Ansley” for about four years.The idea for “Christmas in Ansley’ originated with Shanna, who loves children and loves to decorate. DAZZLING LIGHTS: ‘Christmas in Ansley’ brings joy to the season Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy community mourning the loss of former Charles Henderson and Troy Trojan John Johnson Former players, coaches and friends are mourning the death of former Charles Henderson and Troy University student-athlete John Johnson. Johnson,… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I’m a hair dresser and a lot of my customers have children that come along with them for appointments,” Shanna said. “I started putting up outdoor decorations and the kids loved them. The more they enjoyed them, the more excited I became about the display and the more characters I added.”The Taylors titled their ever-growing display “Christmas in Ansley” and anchored the display with much-preferred “old-fashioned” displays.“Our grandparents had ‘antique’ display figures of hard blown plastic,” Shanna said. “That’s the  kind of hard plastic that was used years ago for outdoor Christmas displays. Aaron, Colt and I like the old-timey displays. They are our favorites so they are the focus of ‘Christmas in Ansley.’”The outdoor Christmas display depicts the characters of Christmas in a much-preferred “old-fashioned” way. However, the kind of displays the Taylors want for the focus of “Christmas in Ansley” are not often found in stores. Print Article Email the author Christmas season may be over for some people and in some places but not in Ansley, Alabama and not for Shanna and Aaron Taylor and their son, Colt.Around their home – literally ‘around’ their home’ –  Christmas will remain until after the ringing-in of the New Year.The Taylor home on the Shellhorn Road, about 10 miles from Troy, is a must-see for all who have Christmas in their hearts. You Might Likecenter_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Aaron Taylor travels so he is always alert to outdoor Christmas figures to add to and enhance “Christmas in Ansley.” So, some of the Christmas characters have been relocated from adjoining states.“Aaron is always looking for either blown plastic Christmas decorations or those that are handmade from wood or some other materials,” Shanna said. “I’m always looking, too, and year around, especially at yard sales. You never know what you might find.”Shanna said she also shops after-Christmas sales at the box stores, just on the chance they might have a Christmas character that would be at home in Ansley.Although the Taylors prefer the vintage items and traditional characters, they are not limited to something old, nor do they shy away from the less traditional characters of Christmas.“Christmas in Ansley” features both Santa Claus and The Grinch, something old, something new. So, the Taylors, with input from Colt, who has first-hand knowledge of what kids really have added characters of all kinds to their outdoor wonderland. Colt’s favorite display is the Singing Frogs.“Christmas in Ansley” includes Santa, and Mrs. Claus, the elves, Rudolph and the reindeer, snowmen and snowwomen, penguins, pups and a variety of woodland critters. Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy are among the favorites along with the church mice, singing frogs and the Grinch gang.The Taylors’ hope is that “Christmas in Ansley” brings the joy of Christmas to others and that it also brings added awarenss that the Christ Child is the real reason for the season. 123456789101112PrevNextStartStop By The Penny Hoarder Published 5:20 pm Friday, December 27, 2019 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Man allegedly detonates two explosive devices at Sam’s Club in Southern California: Police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ONTARIO, Calif.) — A 49-year-old man is in custody for allegedly detonating two explosive devices in a Southern California Sam’s Club on Thursday, police said.Each device detonated at the Sam’s Club in Ontario — about 40 miles east of Los Angeles — and ignited a small fire, the Ontario Police Department said.“Sam’s Club employees acted quickly and used fire extinguishers to put out the flames,” police said.Police said no one was injured.Witness Norman Svikss described the explosion as a “low sound” with no smoke, reported ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles.“Then the employees start running around and then they slowly said, ‘Hey, we have to evacuate the building,’ because it’s fire or something,” Svikss said.The suspect, Hugo Gonzalez of Fontana, allegedly fled the scene and was pulled over after a short pursuit, The Los Angeles Times reported. Gonzalez was then taken into custody. Police said Thursday that a motive was unclear and it appeared he acted alone.Authorities found more materials similar to those used in the devices in the car Gonzalez was driving, police said. Authorities also responded to an apartment in Fontana — which is near Ontario — believed to be associated with Gonzalez.It was not immediately clear if Gonzalez had legal representation.Both the Sam’s Club and Gonzalez’s home have since been cleared, Ontario police spokesman William Russell told ABC News Friday.A Sam’s Club spokesperson told ABC News in a statement, “We are relieved that an arrest has been made in this case and thankful that no one in our club was injured. The local authorities have done an outstanding job. We will continue to assist law enforcement however we can and are referring all requests for additional information to them.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant Professor

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).SummaryTo provide coverage for patient care for BSLMC ER. This is acritical piece of the clinical service that will help maintaincoverage within the Emergency Center.Job DutiesThe physician is expected to demonstrate competency in followingareas:• Productivity needs to meet or exceed standards as set by theDepartment.• Keep up with continuing medical education as per college andsection requirements.• Renewing and meeting all required licenses and certificationrequirements.• Familiarize with EPIC- electronic medical records and documentall patient encounters as needed.• Complete all documentation in a timely manner so that billing andother administrative tasks can happen smoothly to ensure arobustoperational system.• Maintaining credentialing at all times to ensure practice is notdisrupted.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.3487CA; CHlast_img read more

Food Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution schedule, September 8-11

first_img Google+ Pinterest TAGSdistributionfoodFood Bank of Northern IndianafreeLaPorte Countymarshall countymobilescheduleseptemberSt. Joseph Countystarke county Google+ Thursday, September 10, 2020 – Marshall County10 a.m. – Noon CDTWHERE: Triton Jr./Sr. High School, 300 Triton Drive, Bourbon, IN 46504 Friday, September 11, 2020 – Starke County10 a.m. – Noon CDTWHERE: Knox United Methodist Church, 210 S. Shield Street, Knox, IN 46534This mobile will also distribute dry goods. Twitter (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has released its mobile food distribution list for the week of September 7.Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – LaPorte County10 a.m. – Noon CDTWHERE:  Marquette Mall, 201 W. US 20 (outside of J.C. Penney), Michigan City, IN 46360 WhatsApp Each location will have fresh, perishable items distributed free of charge on a first come, first served basis.Food is distributed drive-thru style, so remain in your vehicle and pop open your trunk to receive your items. An area will be available to load items if your trunk does not open. Food Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution schedule, September 8-11center_img Thursday, September 10, 2020 – St. Joseph County3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDTWHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601 Pinterest Previous articleMan recovering after shooting outside Lowe’s in GoshenNext article79 animals discovered in Dowagiac home during hoarding investigation Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Facebook Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – September 4, 2020 0 798 WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Home on the mountain range has breathtaking 180 degree views that have to be “seen to be believed”

first_img905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Mrs Swain said when she has guests over they start at one end of the property and gradually make their way through. “We start in the alfresco in the morning and we end at the pool by the end of the day.“We can follow the sun right through the house.”While the home oozes sophistication with a flair of Asian influence, the backyard is the real show stopper. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Mrs Swain described the property as something you have to see to believe. “Every day the views are just a little bit different,” she said.“The cloud formations over the valley in the morning makes it feel like you’re waking up and looking out of a plane window.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Inspired by Mrs Swain’s childhood in Malaysia, the home embraces tranquillity, nature and, as she describes, inner peace. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRaw materials are showcased in the interiors with stone, timber and glass. Soaring 3m ceilings and wide hallways create a sense of space. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.A fish pond surrounds the alfresco area while a larger pond creates a garden feature. “It has a contemporary Asian style,” Mrs Swain said. “When we were designing it, our brief to the builders was to have a home with a view from every room. “It had to be free-flowing but still private and most of all the home had to have multiple areas to entertain our guests.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.“We live on a bit of a cliff hanger, the backyard ends and then drops down to the valley,” she said.“I always tell my husband he should have been a landscape architect because he has created a magnificent space out of the land.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.The 4.815ha property commands a 180- degree mountain range view and is situated 435m above sea level. “Driving home is the best part — it has been more of a retreat for Richard and I,” Mrs Swain said. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.THE view from this mountain home is guaranteed to take your breathe away. Ballet teacher Suzanne Swain and her husband Richard bought the block in 2010. Two years later the couple created a home that isn’t just surrounded by nature, but brings it inside. “We were previously living at Sanctuary Cove and we loved it there but we were craving nature,” Mrs Swain said.“When we found the block we fell in love with the views.” last_img read more

Hibbert signs new Everton deal

first_imgEverton defender Tony Hibbert has signed a new two-year contract with the club after his existing deal expired. The 33-year-old managed just six appearances last season due to the form of right-back Seamus Coleman and niggling injuries which kept him sidelined for long periods. However, manager Roberto Martinez is keen to retain a degree of experience in his dressing room and as a result Hibbert – a product of Everton’s youth academy – will stay on for another couple of years. “Tony Hibbert has today signed a new two-year contract with the club,” said a statement on evertonfc.com. “The defender, 33, had come to the end of his existing deal but will now remain at Goodison Park until at least the summer of 2016.” Martinez is also looking after the future of the club, however, and has handed reserves striker Conor McAleny a new three-year deal. The 21-year-old striker, an academy graduate, broke his leg while on loan at Brentford last August and missed much of last season. After speaking to the manager McAleny is keen to break into the senior side now he has returned to full fitness. “He called me up a few weeks ago and we had a good chat. That was massive for me,” McAleny, who made two first-team appearances as a substitute in 2011-12, told evertontv. “He told me I was going to be in his plans and that was a big part of why I have signed. “I want to get as close as I can to the first team, make some appearances and hopefully chip in with a few goals if possible.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more