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Editor’s Note 12/4/2015

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Mine was terrific.

Now we all turn to the holiday that is Christmas. I had my village up before Thanksgiving, but did not put the tree up until after.

I didn’t do much outside. The older I get the less I want to decorate outside. Bah Humbug to me.

I was at the Berlin Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday. It was great to see another community come together and celebrate. The music and hot chocolate were wonderful.

There seems to be so much going on this year. There are a lot of great local shows. And of course the light shows are outstanding. I plan to attend a few this year.

The City Hall Mitten Tree was such a great event last Monday. Everyone should be open to buying at least one gift for a child for the holidays. For many it will be the only one they receive.

The Generale Ameglio Civic Association plays a big role in helping children. It’s nice to have so many giving organizations in the City. New Britain is truly a lucky community in so many ways.

The Christmas Tree Lighting in New Britain is Thursday night. I loved the old Guida Tree, but I have no problem with the new artificial one coming. I am tired of hearing complaints about it.

The facts are the new tree has a life expectancy of 15 years. The old Guida tree would cost $6,000 per year to string lights. That would be $90,000. The new tree will save the city $54,000 over the next 15 years. In a time where we have poor and homeless people in the City, it is important to save every dime. It is just a tree. Fake or not we need to remember what the season is about and not worry about a tree.

Even though it is the holidays, I am still meeting people to talk about solar at no cost. Call 860-357-1091 to set up an appointment. Don’t put it off.

My joke from Facebook has a holiday tone so that is why I chose it.

“Co-workers are like Christmas lights. They all hang together, but half of them don’t work and the other half aren’t so bright.”

Of course I am not referring to any of my co-workers.

Until next week, put your Christmas lights up and keep reading YOUR #1 Most Trusted New Britain Newspaper!