Sunday, January 1, 2012
It's a new year, and time for new resolutions
Happy New Year! Can you believe it's already 2012? With each new year, many of us out there make new resolutions. Some may argue that you don't need a certain day of the year to decide to make a change, but what better day than today? It's a fresh start right? We want to know what your resolution(s) is/are. Did you decide that it's time to join a gym? Maybe you want to try a new food? Or maybe you want to stay in contact with your family better? Whatever it is, we want to know, so please share with us in the comments section. In the meantime, here are what some of us Patch editors resolved: Megan Rozsa, associate local editor: "I want to start believing in myself more. I'm my own biggest critic and I need to quit sweating the small stuff…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your holiday decorating could net big bucks for education.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the Copley-Fairlawn or Revere school districts. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best-dressed home in its Patch communities. The winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works: Beginning Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors also will be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge, who will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Having a Christmas party? Don't stress over what to make to keep the guests twinkling all night long. Try our easy and fabulously tasty party appetizers.
Ah, the Christmas season. At no other time in the course of a year does humanity revel as one in the same epic state of emotion. Now granted, this emotion is not always for the better. In the midst of our revelry lies a lot of stress. The human being is never under more pressure to succeed as a consumer than at this time of year. My advice, for what it’s worth, don’t let the right gift, the right price and the right outfit define you this year. Let the season be what it is intended to be, whether you are religious or not. This time of year is magical. I know this because I have children and see simple wonder in their eyes while looking at the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree. It is not only about Santa and presents for them. I know …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Target employee starts petition effort on Change.org.
More than 187,000 have signed a petition started by a Nebraska Target employee on Change.org to "save Thanksgiving" by having Black Friday sales start at 5 a.m. rather than at midnight. Anthony Hardwick said a midnight opening robs employees of time off with their families on Thanksgiving. That started 26 other campaigns on Change.org to get Kohl's, Best Buy, Macy's and other stores to change their midnight openings, said Benjamin Joffe-Walt, director of communications for Change.org. What do you think? Take our poll – you can also explain your vote with a message in the "comments" box.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Whether it's the big box stores or the neighborhood merchant, we all have our favs.
Ready or not, holiday season is upon us! And with the holidays tends to come holiday shopping. We want to know where you find your best gifts for family and friends. Take our unscientific poll and then, if you want to share your secrets, get specific in the comments. Who knows? You might just find a new favorite place to pick up those surprises.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Whether you have Black Friday gift-buying plans or you like to wait until the last minute, our guide can help you buy for everyone on your list
With Thanksgiving around the corner, the holiday season is upon us. Starting today and running through the holidays, Patch is running a special page we hope will make your holiday gift-giving a little easier. The Holiday Shopping Guide, which appears on the tab at the top of this page, is the place for you to find local deals on gifts, holiday décor and more, plus all of your local Patch site’s holiday content like event listings and helpful articles. Local businesses will have the option to change their advertisements on this page daily, which means we will deliver to you the most up-to-date information on holiday sales, clearances and limited-time offers. The best part? You will not have to scour paper ads and drive around your city to …
What holiday events are going on this season? The Patch Holiday Guide provides all the answers.
The holidays are upon us. Prepare to eat, celebrate and be merry for the next seven weeks, until the calendar flips to 2012. We know our readers in Patchland want to know what holiday-centric events are going on in their communities, so we created the Patch Holiday Guide, a handy list of all the events— tree lightings, turkey trots, religious services and more— that are coming to your neighborhood this season. Did we miss a great event? Add it to the comments and we'll be sure to include it in the guide! We want to wish all of our Patch users Happy Holidays! We hope to help you make it the best one yet. *Click the links for dates, times and more information on each event!* Free Zoo admission on Thanksgiving Day Admission to the Zoo and The…