Fall River holiday festivities kick off this weekend

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Good morning, Fall River! It's that time of year again – time to give back. And, the unofficial holiday to do that is known as Giving Tuesday, which this year is today, Nov. 30. Whether it is donating money to a charitable cause or volunteering, Giving Tuesday is a day set to benefit the community. How will you be celebrating this year?

Kermit visits Fall River during the Christmas parade.
Kermit visits Fall River during the Christmas parade.

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The holiday season will get into full swing on Dec. 4 with the return of a long-beloved holiday tradition. After a year on pause, the Children's Holiday Parade will make its way down South Main Street, ringing in the season's festivities. And that's not all. See what other yuletide fun is in store for the Spindle City this weekend.

The national spotlight will soon shine on Fall River's Inpopnito. QVC will showcase the gourmet popcorn maker - with unique flavors like Key lime and buttered maple - to its millions of daily viewers this week, with co-owner Hal Miller presenting live from Inpopnito’s production headquarters on Jefferson Street. Read more about it here.

Earlier this month, PrimaLoft — headed by Michael Joyce, a 1985 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's textile technology program — gave $350,000 to UMass Dartmouth to establish a lab that would not only test products claiming to be biodegradable, but could investigate other ways to reduce the environmental impact of plastic. Read more about the SMAST lab here.

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