Only two parks in Lemon Grove will be allowed to have those big, bright commercial inflatable jumpers and bounce houses favored for kids’ birthday parties.Starting July 1, the city will begin enforcing new rules about the jumpers at Berry Street Park and Lemon Grove Park. Those parks were chosen because they include restrooms, playgrounds, cookout sites and park benches and also have enough open turf and spacing to safely accommodate jumpers, city staff told the City Council at the May 21 council meeting. The city will limit the specific areas in both parks where the jumpers may be located and staff will create an overhead map of those places.Lemon Grove also will keep a list of pre-qualified vendors that a resident may choose from. City staff said it would contact Lemon Grove inflatable jumper companies with active business licenses in the county and ask them to apply for a city business license in Lemon Grove. Companies interested in working with the city would also need to … [Read more...] about Lemon Grove adopts new rules on inflatable jumpers in parks
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Opinion PUBLISHED: 12:06 10 December 2018 Liz Nice The Christmas lights go up too early, don't they, says Sharon Griffiths Picture Ella Wilkinson. Archant Sharon Griffiths says it won’t be long before we’re celebrating Christmas on August Bank Holiday Sometimes I feel as though I’m in another time zone……or does anyone else feel that Christmas has shifted a whole month forwards, starting and finishing much earlier than it used to?Of course it started early in the shops. It always has. That’s their job. And it was always our job to moan about it – until now.Because suddenly the rest of us are just as keen to get going on the festivities. The first Christmas trees appeared in people’s front windows in November. November! – when there were still rotting pumpkins on doorsteps and the smell of gunpowder in the air.On December 1st they crowded in by the forest load. Neighbours’ houses are already … [Read more...] about The Christmas party has started too early, don’t you think?
Huge boost for city centre as Primark gets ready to open its doors again BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Fans of Primark in Belfast can start making their lists and checking them twice - because it's just one more sleep until the clothes retailer flings open its doors to shoppers in the city centre. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/huge-boost-for-city-centre-as-primark-gets-ready-to-open-its-doors-again-37602632.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37602631.ece/bc249/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-12-07_new_46335845_I1.JPG Email Fans of Primark in Belfast can start making their lists and checking them twice - because it's just one more sleep until the clothes retailer flings open its doors to shoppers in the city centre. There were fears that the department store famed for its bargains wouldn't be up and running in time for the festive season following a catastrophic three-day fire at its flagship store in Bank Buildings in August. But … [Read more...] about Huge boost for city centre as Primark gets ready to open its doors again
PUBLISHED: 11:43 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 December 2018 Jo Malone We love the weeks of pointing out Christmas lights, such as these in Wood Avens Way, Wymondham. Picture Ella Wilkinson. Archant Not in the Christmas spirit? I don’t understand, writes Jo Malone Thalia loves the festive season almost as much as me - our elves are creating much ho ho ho-ing. Picture submittedThe two women on the bus in front of me have clearly had a few hours Christmas shopping and I can’t help but overhear as they discuss their to-do lists, which are all about Christmas Day.It was all about food and presents and if one had enough chairs and did they really have to have crackers and how one granddaughter had said tinsel wasn’t allowed and what was that all about?There didn’t appear to be any fun plans apart from Christmas Day and they couldn’t wait to ’have it all tidied away’ after people had gone on Boxing Day. A proper … [Read more...] about You can stuff your Bah Humbug
From left, Deborra-Lee Furness, actor Hugh Jackman, and television personality Ivanka Trump attend the Ninth Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit ‘An Enduring Vision’ at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) Australian actor Hugh Jackman takes selfies with fans before the press conference for “The Front Runner’ during the Toronto International Film Festival, on September 8, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images) Jared Kushner (C-L) and Ivanka Trump (R) walk with their children Theodore (L) and Joseph (C-R) across the South Lawn as they return from a weekend stay in Bedminster, New Jersey at the White House on July 29, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images) Hugh Jackman Visits “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on February 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC) … [Read more...] about Why were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at Hugh Jackman’s birthday party?