Womens’ arrests cut short fall decoration caper

Womens’ arrests simplifies autumn ribbon caper

TAPD officers place stolen rocking seats, festive autumn wreaths in truck bed

By: Nancy Cook

Posted: Nov 11, 2017 02:32 PM CST

TEXARKANA, Ark. – Two Texarkana, Texas girls, were taken into custody Friday morning following Texarkana Arkansas Police’s Delta Squad Officers conducted a traffic stop with truck they were driving and found   a multitude of outdoor autumn decorations, as well as a couple of rocking chairs, in it’s bed.

Samantha Hutcheson, both 26, and Bobbi Hyman,22, were arrested after it was established the two rocking chairs sitting beneath the festive autumn décor were stolen.

The officers had only responded to a reported theft in the Pinson Park place in which a resident reported she had watched a female shoot a rocking seat from her porch and drive away.

The suspects have been still in the region when the fast eye of the Delta Squad spotted the moving front porch and immediately conducted the stop, and the subsequent arrests.

The rocking seats were discovered to be stolen and have been returned to their owners, but police are unsure as to the possession of the decorations and wreaths. Police are asking individuals who put wreaths on their doors to test and make certain their wreaths are in tack. If not and they visit their wreath in the above photo, they’re asked to contact Texarkana police.

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Sprouts are the Trendy Christmas decoration of this year  

It was once deemed the most controversial element of Christmas supper, but now the Brussels sprout has awakened to being this year’s must-have merry decoration.  

Its bad reputation has shaken off to become the inspiration for all stationery Christmas decorations, and party games at Britain’s largest retailers.  

Waitrose has launched a35 festive wreath adorned with sprouts instead of ribbons and baubles, which it states is targeted.  

And in another sign that sprouts are now at the height of style, a Brussels sprout bauble crated by John Lewis sold out after only a couple of weeks on sale.  

John Lewis’ garish sprout bauble is really in high needCharge: John Lewis 

The department shop said it was   selling twice the quantity of Brussels Sprouts decorations than last year with its assortment of Sprout-themed party wear up 38.5 percent. Also on offer are sprout-themed paper garlands along with chains, sprout area cards and sprout paper glasses.

It is sold as retailers provide vegetarian and vegan dishes than in the past as veggies are quickly replacing turkey as the centrepiece of Christmas dinner. Marks and Spencer is leading the way by showcasing Christmas dinner main paths on its 2017  menu.

The supermarket said it’s hoping that its rising “flexitarian” client base will swap traditional turkey for its selection of gourmet all-natural Christmas dishes – even if they are not full time vegetarians.  

Vegetarian Christmas dinner options are threatening traditional turkey Charge: Paul Williams / Alamy

And in a further sign that shoppers are now fully embracing the once-scorned sprout, they are buying specially designed sprout corers which eliminate stalks, ensuring that the vegetables are cooked more evenly.

Lisa Rutherford, John Lewis’s buyer for stationery, said: “The sprout has become a very strong pub for us. It is somewhat like Marmite – you either like them or you hate them and they are always certain to ignite a debate.

“With Britain having a tough year we have noticed a real growth in novelty products across the board and also the sprout trend injects the humour and colour into parties that folks of all ages can enjoy.”

Phoenix City Council approves plan to renovate Maryvale Baseball Park

MILWAUKEE — The Phoenix City Council Wednesday, November 15th voted in favor of a plan to reestablish Maryvale Baseball Park, that has functioned since the Spring Training home of the Milwaukee Brewers since 1998.

According to a press release from the Brewers, the strategy keeps the Club at Maryvale through at least 2042, the second-longest commitment in the Cactus League. Construction is scheduled to start in late March 2018 and be substantially completed by the start of both 2019 Spring Training.

The improvements to the center which will be made from the Brewers incorporate a 65,000 square-foot clubhouse and office construction, a broader initial base concourse, new concessions and restrooms, a new children play room, a brand new retail and ticketing construction, and enhanced parking. A brand new practice area that imitates the dimensions of Miller Park will also be generated, according to the release.

The Brewers will spend between $41 to $63 million to the project and also assume operation and upkeep of the facility. The city of Phoenix will bring $2 million a year for the following five years ($10 million total) for renovations. This marks the first important renovation of a Cactus League facility primarily compensated by way of a team. The Club is going to have the option to obtain the property in an appraised value in the conclusion of the 25-year semester, Brewers officials stated.

Also a portion of the approved plan, the Brewers will associate with Grand Canyon University on a “Learning Lounge” in Maryvale Baseball Park, through which local students will have access to tutoring. Additionally, the Brewers have jumped a front office position to Maryvale to implement and handle Club-funded occasions with community colleges and local community teams. Besides Spring Training baseball, community actions will continue in the facility throughout the calendar year, including the city’s yearly Independence Day celebration.

Maryvale Baseball Park opened in 1998. The center is constructed on 60 acres of land donated by John F. Long Properties and is located off North 51st Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix, Arizona.

#700,000 Regeneration Fund to Assist Renovate Caernarfon Town Centre

A loan fund established by Gwynedd Council is allowing property owners at the Caernarfon town center area to renovate their properties.

The #700,000 loan fund was established following a successful Council bid for Welsh Government financing. It has recently assisted Byncws Tŷ Glyndŵr to start a city bunkhouse, café and bar. It has also helped Tŷ Castell Cyf to start a restaurant and boutique resort. Both businesses are situated on the High Street at Caernarfon.

Financial support was provided throughout the Caernarfon Town Centre Loan Fund to renovate both premises and to facilitate the launching of the new enterprises.

Rhys Davies, owner of Byncws Tŷ Glyndŵr said:

“We are very happy to have received aid from Gwynedd Council’s Caernarfon Town Centre Regeneration Fund to renovate the High Street property. In a time where public financing is much lower, the availability of financing initiatives such as this is of amazing importance to small local businesses”

Gareth Jones, proprietor of Tŷ Castell stated:

“As a local business we are very happy to have received funds to revive our High Street property. It is very essential for both visitors and locals alike that Caernarfon Town Centre remains a lively and attractive place. I recommend property owners inside the town center to make use of the financing that is on offer.”

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development said:

“It is heartening to find out how this financing is being used by local property owners to enhance the status of buildings from Caernarfon city center.

“Over the years that the Council has been working closely with its partners in order to regenerate the region, together with the loans providing an excellent opportunity for businesses and citizens to renovate their buildings at the town center.

“As a Council we recommend people who believe they are eligible to speak to our small business support team in order to discover more regarding the financing.”

Even the Welsh Government has also approved a financing application by Gwynedd Council towards the setting up of an interest free loan scheme for owners of all premises in need of improvement located within Bangor town center.

Even the Caernarfon and Bangor Centre Loan Fund is a interest-free loan offered to property owners at the middle of Caernarfon and Bangor to complete improvements or to use existing vacant assumptions. The fund is currently administrated by Gwynedd Council and funded from the Welsh Government.

For additional information about the scheme, contact Gwynedd Council on 01286 679231 or see  here.

Christmas decoration stolen from Colonie woman’s porch

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A true life Grinch could be loose from the Capital Region.

Christmas ornaments were stolen away a Colonie woman’s porch, and now others are worried could be next.

“I love Christmas,” Norma Tarullo said.

Tarullo can’t get enough of the vacations.

“It is about giving and love and what you can do for the others,” she explained.

But the season for contributing switched into something else completely on Monday morning.

“I saw that a light pull up and move by the house,” Tarullo explained. “I believed it had been our neighbor’s paper girl delivering the paper.”

Nevertheless, it was not. Instead, when she walked outside her Iris Lane home a few hours later, she couldn’t believe her eyes.

“It was gone. Stolen. Taken.”

Someone had walked on her porch and took the light up snowman decoration.

“It had been plugged directly here,” she explained. “So they came right up into the porch area.”

Tarullo said the decoration was in the family for many years.

“We had all of it this time,” she explained. “My children grew up with it. My grandkids love it.”

Now that it’s gone, acquaintances have taken note.

“it is a pity,” David Harding said. “It is like the Grinch. Someone stole Christmas.”

Harding lives two houses over. He decorates his house with a light device.

“I bring it out each night,” he explained. “Set down it here.”

But now he said he’ll be bringing it indoors when he goes to bed.

And then you’ll find the McAlisters. They have a yard full of decorations. In addition they have cameras installed.

“It is assumed to be a happy time of year and someone comes along and does something like that,” Frank McAlister said.

Colonie police said it is the only major theft they’ve heard of this particular season.