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O Christmas tree! O Christmas tree!

It’s that time again to choose the perfect tree for your holiday season. Although artificial Christmas trees have become more common, a live tree offers not only its fresh beauty but also that crisp, fresh, evergreen scent.

Christmas tree shoppers usually select a tree for its shape, color, size, needle length, and scent. The five most common types of Christmas trees for this area each have different and unique characteristics. A brief description of each type may help in deciding which tree is right for your home.

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Join the Bay Area Credit Union in Oregon as it celebrates 13 years of its Warm Heart, Warm Hands effort, which involves the collection of new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and socks to benefit area families.

Donations will be displayed on the credit union’s Mitten & Sock Tree. Donations will be accepted through the end of the year and can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. The office is located at 4202 Navarre Ave., directly across from Pearson Park.

Organizations helped through Warm Heart, Warm Hands include Hannah’s Socks, the East Toledo Family Center, the East Toledo YMCA, Aurora House, Genoa Schools, Oregon Schools, Mom’s House, Bethany House and Head Start.

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COLUMBUS - Millions of toys are out there, and hundreds of new ones hit the stores each year. Toys are supposed to be fun and are an important part of any child’s development. But each year, scores of kids are treated in hospital emergency departments for toy-related injuries.

While toy shopping for your favorite child or children, choose toys to suit the age, abilities, skills and interest level of the intended child.

“Simple toys that stimulate imaginative play are often better than the more expensive, electronic toys,” said Sarah Sams, M.D., associate director for Grant Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, Ohio.

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