Small businesses compete for holiday shoppers

Elise Joe, 6, and Adele Joe, 3, try on “Frozen” capes while Christmas shopping with their grandfather, Victor Joe, and father, Jeffrey Joe (not pictured), Friday at The Collective in downtown Idaho Falls. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Many large retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Target, had sales starting as early as Wednesday. On Thanksgiving Day, cars filled big-box store parking lots as shoppers turned out in droves.

Christmas films and art projects at ARTitorium

In this 2006 file photo, a picture of the character Ralphie, played by actor Peter Billigsley, firing his Red Ryder air rifle from the classic movie “A Christmas Story” is seen in the backyard of the house used in the filming of the movie in Cleveland. Brian Jones, who started a business selling the leg lamp made famous in the film, bought the house and renovated it as a museum. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

ARTitorium on Broadway is helping families to ring in the holiday season with free movies and art projects.

Hundreds enjoy Community Thanksgiving Dinner together

Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com Maj. James Halverson leads a prayer during the 26th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday at the Elks Lodge. Head Chef Albert Brett said they provided enough food to feed between 600 and 700 people. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Bruce Jones, of Shelley, came to the 26th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Idaho Falls Elks Lodge to have dinner with his wife, Leann.

Deal struck to end Comore Loma water woes

A sign warning children not to drink the water sits in Michelle Ball’s yard July 30 after a boil noticed was issued for the Comore Loma subdivision in Bonneville County. Every year Ball holds a beach-themed party for her students at Sunnyside Elementary School. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

A deal has been reached to improve the water system in the Comore Loma subdivision on the outskirts of Ammon.

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