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From pantyland

From pantyland

What a Lulu
Lulu’s Fashion Lounge, the popular downtown shop that has super-cute clothes and accessories, has made its way online.

Co-owner Colleen Winter (congrats; she got married!) called to tell me about www.lulusfashionlounge.com.

Besides buying stuff from bangles to cropped jackets via the Web site (check “panty land” and the “under $5” sections), you can sign up to “be a Lulu’s girl” and receive e-mail newsletters about “new merchandise, super sales and cool new fashion trends.”

Winter said they kept being asked when Lulu’s was going online and, “We constantly get out-of-town orders for things,” so they went for it.

Enjoy movie, raise funds
Christmas in the Clouds, a family-friendly holiday movie that’s become an underground favorite since its release in 2001, is serving as a fund-raiser for the newly formed Bidwell Junior High School Foundation.

The rated PG movie, “billed as the first romantic comedy with a predominately Native American cast,” will be shown at the Pageant Theatre at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 18. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 13. Advance tickets are available at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 358 East Sixth St.

The proceeds will go toward providing additional resources for teachers and programs at BJHS. The foundation’s fund is administered through the North Valley Community Foundation.

What’s cookin’

Kids shop cheap
Always a popular event among the smaller set is the annual “children’s shopping days” at Chico Nursery School. The nonprofit school, a parent cooperative, puts on the event to raise money and so kids can choose from a selection of $2 handmade gifts for their families.

There’s also a silent auction for Disneyland tickets, a Lake Almanor weekend and more.

Stop by Friday, Dec. 2 between 2 and 7 p.m., or Saturday, Dec. 3 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Taking a dip
Congrats to Chico Wal-Mart employee and cook Karen Petterson, whose recipe for “Grandma Sparkey’s Dip” is featured in the new Wal-Mart Family Cookbook.

The dip, which is the third recipe in the full-color book, features both cottage and cream cheeses, along with mayonnaise, onion and spices.

Waiting for Joe
TJ’s fans will have to hold out a little longer. Trader Joe’s planned Dec. 2 opening has been postponed till Monday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.

“We want to be ready for Chico customers,” TJ’s National Publicity Manager Alison Mochizuki said of the delay.

Rumor has it that some fans plan to camp out at the North Valley Plaza mall the night before—hard core! Mochizuki said that recent openings in Tustin, La Quinta and Long Beach saw lines of more than 100 people waiting to get in the door.

The Chamber of Commerce also plans a “lei” (as opposed to ribbon)-cutting at the 801 East Ave. store at 8:45 a.m. with local dignitaries including the mayor, City Councilmembers and the presidents of Butte College and Chico State.