HOLIDAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOLIDAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Stop the overlapping holiday seasons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58285846-82/holiday-enjoy-seasons-august.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58285846-82/holiday-enjoy-seasons-august.html.csp">Letter: Stop the overlapping holiday seasons</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:03.132-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Wilde’s letter (“Slow down and enjoy holiday seasons,” August 8) hit the nail on the head! I have been bemoaning the very same thing for a very long time. A couple of years ago I was in a store that had all their gruesome Halloween masks, costumes etc. on one shelf, as this was two or three weeks before Halloween, while the shelf above it was all Christmas stuff. Talk about bizarre! Thanksgiving is hardly given the time of day anymore. Things have changed a lot over the years and not for ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285846@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:03 MDT Macy’s City Creek seeking artists for holiday candy windows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58238009-66/artists-store-macy-create.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58238009-66/artists-store-macy-create.html.csp">Macy’s City Creek seeking artists for holiday candy windows</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:03:50.521-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Is it time to think about Christmas already? It is if you’re a major department store, or an artist who wants to create a classic display for one. The Macy’s City Creek store, at 21 S. Main in downtown Salt Lake City, is again putting the call out to artists to create the store’s holiday candy windows — a tradition that dates back to when the Macy’s there was a ZCMI store. Macy’s will chose six artists to create a window display that evokes Salt Lake City and is made entirely of candy. This year...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238009@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:03:50 MDT Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229659-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229659-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp">Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T14:08:29.365-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 02:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday it agreed to hold fire ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. But as Israel’s Cabinet met to discuss the offer and the ongoing war, rocket...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58229659@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:08:29 MDT Road projects may delay Pioneer Day traveling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207407-90/udot-delays-lane-lanes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207407-90/udot-delays-lane-lanes.html.csp">Road projects may delay Pioneer Day traveling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:10:44.705-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some road work that has narrowed key freeways around the state could lead to delays over the upcoming July 24 holiday weekend. While actual road work will be suspended over the long weekend, the Utah Department of Transportation is urging travelers to allow extra travel time for expected heavy traffic on Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon. Following is a list of some key restrictions: Interstate 80 in Summit County • It has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Wanship and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207407@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:10:44 MDT Letter: Pioneer Day not just for Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182891-82/mormons-pioneer-freedom-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182891-82/mormons-pioneer-freedom-state.html.csp">Letter: Pioneer Day not just for Mormons</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:05:02.346-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The expulsion of the Mormons from Illinois represents the only time in American history where U.S. citizens were forced to leave the country because of their religion. Their entry into this valley in 1847 is commemorated by the celebration of Pioneer Day on July 24. The fact that Pioneer Day is a state holiday should not cause others to ignore or shun it because of their perception that it is “only about Mormons.” Pioneer Day is not just about Mormons, but about religious freedom for all Americ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182891@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT Holiday weekend death toll climbs to 15 in Chicago http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58160645-68/chicago-death-monday-shot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58160645-68/chicago-death-monday-shot.html.csp">Holiday weekend death toll climbs to 15 in Chicago</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T08:38:01.742-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 08:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Chicago’s Fourth of July weekend death toll has climbed to 15 with the death of a man who was shot just before midnight Sunday. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office says 25-year-old William Allen was pronounced dead shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Police say Allen was shot Sunday night. Allen was one of more than 50 people shot over the long holiday weekend. The killings continued Monday with the slayings of three people — the first two early Monday and the third on ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581606452014-07-08T08:38:01.742-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T08:38:01.742-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160645@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:38:01 MDT Deadly holiday weekend stuns UHP as 9 perish on Utah roads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58152044-78/van-troopers-uhp-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58152044-78/van-troopers-uhp-utah.html.csp">Deadly holiday weekend stuns UHP as 9 perish on Utah roads</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty, Michael McFall and Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T22:05:39.199-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A West Jordan driver faces homicide charges in a Tooele crash that killed a Farmington woman and her two young daughters. The three victims were among nine who died in what was the deadliest holiday weekend this year on Utah’s roadways. In court documents filed Monday, troopers wrote that Paul Mumford, 36, was driving a pickup east on Saturday after a trip to Wendover, when witnesses saw him make a U-turn in an emergency turn-around on Interstate 80. Mumford was veering in and out of lanes and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58152044@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:05:39 MDT Christmas in July: TV week of holiday programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58143410-223/hallmark-holiday-movies-abbott.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58143410-223/hallmark-holiday-movies-abbott.html.csp">Christmas in July: TV week of holiday programming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T16:04:47.72-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week’s worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July — but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs. The stunt on the Hallmark and Hallmark Movie channels begins Friday afternoon and continues into the early morning hours of July 15. Mostly, it will be repeats of the holiday movies that Hallmark traditionally airs during the last two months of the year. “This is a little bit of escapism,” said Bill Abbott, president and CEO of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581434102014-07-02T16:04:47.72-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T16:04:47.72-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58143410@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:04:47 MDT Utah road work suspended for July 4th, but delays still loom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58134702-90/weekend-lane-road-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58134702-90/weekend-lane-road-driving.html.csp">Utah road work suspended for July 4th, but delays still loom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T21:30:36.397-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 09:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even though crews are suspending most road work this weekend for the July Fourth holiday, a few lane restrictions will remain that may cause some nasty delays. Officials worried about higher-than-normal highway deaths this summer also are urging extra caution in one of the most dangerous holidays for driving. While the AAA travel services company estimates that 3 million Mountain West residents will hit the road this weekend, up 1.5 percent from last year, the Utah Department of Transportation ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134702@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:30:36 MDT Letter: UTA should add, not cut, holiday service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138566-82/service-uta-holidays-add.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138566-82/service-uta-holidays-add.html.csp">Letter: UTA should add, not cut, holiday service</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:12:02.871-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">UTA service should not halt all service on holidays such as Independence Day, Labor Day, and Memorial Day, which are associated with increased drinking. It makes no sense to not offer this basic alternative to driving. The Denver area even offers expanded and free service on New Years Eve. The only other option for people coming in from afar are cabs, which are expensive and few and far between. Offering transit services would go a long way to encourage people to be safe and responsible. The S-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138566@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:12:02 MDT Five questions for the man in charge of Holiday Inn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58137415-79/hotel-hotels-brand-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58137415-79/hotel-hotels-brand-business.html.csp">Five questions for the man in charge of Holiday Inn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T09:26:02.285-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Richard Solomons sits in one of his hotels, explaining how travelers can’t be stereotyped. A businessman this week might be on vacation the next. For each trip, they have different needs. As CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group — one of the world’s largest hotel chains — Solomons, 52, knows a thing or two about beds, showers and the things that make or break a stay. The company has almost 690,000 hotel rooms in nearly 100 countries. Its most iconic brand, Holiday Inn, might be for fam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581374152014-07-01T09:26:02.285-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T09:26:02.285-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137415@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:26:02 MDT