Red, White & New: Fresh Ideas For Holiday Entertaining | Times Free Press


Holiday bookings up 35% in Spain amid budding recovery

Resorts in the Spanish Costas and the Balearics are cited as top holiday spots.

Guests of all ages can decorate their cups to make sure no one snags their drink during the party, then they’ll have something memorable to take home. “If it’s a party for just adults, you could give out little bottle openers. If it’s not, bubbles are good for kids,” suggests Clements — again useful for the party and afterward. 8. Southern sipping: More guests than glasses? There’s always red or blue Solo cups, but pouring drinks into Mason jars just oozes Southern hospitality. They can be purchased in cases of 12 at most local grocery stores.
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Vonleh (Indiana) was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth overall pick. Vonleh led his New Hampton (NH) team into the Holiday Invitational in 2012 and earned all-tournament honors as New Hampton fell to Word of God in the championship game. Vonleh was held to just seven points in the final. At Indiana, the 6-foot-9 and 247-pound Vonleh averaged 11.3 points, 9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. Warren (North Carolina State) was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 14th overall pick. Warren played in the Holiday Invitational with both Riverside High School and Word of God Christian Academy. He earned all-tournament honors as a freshman at Riverside in 2009. Warren averaged 24.9 points per game last season for the Wolfpack, shooting 52.5 percent from the field. He also averaged 7.1 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.1 assists per game. Going into Thursday’s NBA Draft there were 18 active NBA players who participated in the Holiday Invitational.
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High School – Three Holiday Invitational alums taken in NBA Draft

Word of God v. New Hampton Holiday Invitational

Data compiled by the survey show that 15% of Spaniards will have a seven-day vacation this year. A similar percentage -down 10% relative to 2013- will go on 4-5-day short breaks. The number of Spaniards going on a week-long holiday is on the up Also, the report confirms that Spaniards tend to book their holidays at the very last minute. In fact, just over half (60%) of all respondants booked their annual vacation in May and June. In what regards destinations, most locals will swarm destinations within the country’s borders to save money on flight connections. Among these, Ibiza tops the ranking of favourite destinations.
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