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TikTok grandma Babs shares groundbreaking Christmas tree tips

Our favourite American grandmother, Babs, took to TikTok to teach us the best lesson on picking the perfect real Christmas tree every year. Fans have even gone on to call her advice ‘groundbreaking’, so you know we just had to share.

Deciding on a Christmas tree can be a task and a half. With so many options to choose from, it’s difficult to keep best practices all in one place – that’s why Babs, known as ‘everyone’s grandmother’ is here to the rescue, stacked with tips on how to ensure you have the perfect Christmas tree every holiday season.

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Babs’ 5 top tips on picking the perfect Christmas tree

In a recent TikTok video (opens in new tab) shared by Babs (@brunchwithbabs (opens in new tab)), she lists her 5 top tips for picking a real Christmas tree. Each tip she shared was news to us and worth noting down, but we loved the third tip in particular where she tells us to cut off the bottom of the trunk right before we plan to put it up in our homes.

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‘Give your tree a fresh cut right before you’re going to put it up,’ advises Babs. ‘Even if you cut your own tree down, by the time you get home that sap could’ve already closed that trunk and your tree will not be able to drink.’

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Q&A: Chandler USD interim superintendent shares targets for district forward of faculty year

Chandler USD interim Superintendent Frank Narducci answers Community Influence Newspaper’s issues in advance of the start out of the university year July 21.

What made you choose to develop into an educator?

I have usually relished university. My mom and dad had been pretty supportive of the colleges I attended and the value instruction would participate in in my daily life. My Mother essentially graduated from the College of Arizona in her early 40s and was the initially member of her loved ones to graduate from a faculty or college. At one time we experienced five members of our relatives all attending the university at the exact time. I also had a handful of academics increasing up who truly took interest in figuring out me and my family. This connection involving faculty and residence made me sense connected to university and I felt that I had a trusting marriage with my instructors to guideline my results in college. When I commenced at the College of Arizona I was doing work at Tucson Medical Middle in a supervisory job as I was finding out to turn into a healthcare facility administrator. It was my junior calendar year that I visited a second-grade classroom to do a presentation, and what I skilled moved me in a complete unique direction. What I noticed in [the teacher’s] classroom was pure magic. The regard and substantial anticipations she held for her students in a caring and nurturing classroom though creating understanding pleasurable and interesting while

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Knoxville audio venue River Breeze shares programs for initial concert

The forthcoming River Breeze Event Center is far from finished, but audio fans are invited to get common with the venue this slide for an “Beneath Design” live performance benefiting East Tennessee Children’s Medical center. 

The Notorious Stringdusters will choose the stage — albeit, not the long term one — on Oct. 14, with a distinctive guest also scheduled to perform. This will be the first occasion for the venue, located at 6110 Asheville Freeway at the former locale of the River Breeze Drive-In. 

In June, Knox Information reported the venue’s designs to carry touring functions to north conclusion of the 7.5-acre property. Programs also call for a long lasting beer garden, very hot canine stand and a great deal of place for meals trucks — all with a view of the Holston River. 

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Whilst the stage will not be created in time for the Oct. 14 live performance, common supervisor Aaron Snukals explained to Knox Information, trees have been trimmed back to supply sights of the water. 

A mobile stage, lighting, seem equipment and generator will be brought on internet site for the concert. The phase will be established up on the opposite aspect of the assets from the long term area to avoid intruding on any design perform happening. 

With features not yet in place, Snukals claimed, the location will also depend on food items

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