Thursday, December 6, 2012
Decorating your home for the holiday? Show us your favorite piece!
When we decorate our home for the holidays I remind my family of the story around each decoration. One of my favorites is the very first ornament I received from a friend who told me how important it is to build your own collection of holiday ornaments. I was single and had just moved into my own apartment at the time. I had a little Charlie Brown tree and not much to put on it. The little crochet dove she gave me has a musical box in in the back that plays a whiney (albeit not so loudly today) 'It's A Small World.' Another good one is the little house ornament that represented the year we bought our first home in Pennsylvania. We had bought a townhouse and the ornament looked like our home. At the time I worked across from the Moravian …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In Fairlawn and Bath, letters to Santa can be dropped off at any post office location as well as the Santa mailbox in the Macy's Department Store in Summit Mall. TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Reservations and payments due Dec. 7.
For a kid, there are few things better than having breakfast with Santa. This year you can make that dream come true for your child. From 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 15, bring your child to the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center to dine with Santa. The cost is $9 per child ages 2-8 and $10 per accompanying guest (children must have a paying adult in attendance). Pre-registration and payment required by Dec. 7. Register here. Parents and children will enjoy breakfast and entertainment as they wait for Santa to arrive here in Fairlawn. Santa and Mrs. Claus will hand out gifts to all registered children (wrapped gifts are provided by each child’s parent and must be dropped off in advance with the child’s first and last name clearly written on the…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. Just think about the books you received as a child. What’s more, reading offers so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read from the list below. Does your grandchild love nonfiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Santa will make an appearance in Bath Township around 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Don't feel like cooking on Thanksgiving? You have options.
Try these tasty recipes Thursday.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
In case of emergencies, we rounded up a list of what's open and closed on Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving! Fairlawn-Bath Patch hopes you and your family are enjoying a tasty meal, but that you aren't overdosing on turkey. If you run into any kitchen or medical emergencies today, we rounded up a list of businesses that are open and closed today. The following businesses are CLOSED: • Fairlawn City Hall, Bath Township Hall • Post offices • Banks • Government buildings • Akron Public Library System, including Fairlawn-Bath Branch. • Acme Fresh Market • Mustard Seed Market • Earth Fare The following businesses are OPEN: • Giant Eagle in Fairlawn Town Centre: Open from Nov. 21 until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. • Giant Eagle in Montrose: Open 7 to 4 p.m. • Walgreens is open 24 hours • Rite Aid is open 9 to 5 p.m. Click here …
It's Thanksgiving week and that means it's time to think about all the little details that go into the holiday.
It's a shame that many of us stress ourselves out to the point of exhaustion around holiday time, when we should be in a joyous and relaxed mood. For those whose lives are moving at warp speed, here are a few reminders as we approach the holiday dedicated to giving thanks. • Thaw the Bird! If you purchased or plan to purchase a turkey weighing 21 pounds or less, you should make sure that you've moved that bird from the freezer to the refrigerator because it's going to need time to thaw. Here's some information from the United States Department of Agriculture: Refrigerator Thawing Times Whole turkey: A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for one or two days before cooking. • Guests! Is there anyone in your circle of friends and …