Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Did Santa leave a computer, tablet or smartphone under the tree on Christmas morning? Here are some ways to utilize Patch on these new electronic devices.
While the site is more than two years old, the new electronic device you or your family member received for Christmas is brand new. Here are some ways to get the most out of the site. St. Clair Shores Patch is designed to allow you, the reader, plenty of opportunities to interact and use the site. Whether it's commenting about a recent news story, posting a photo to the community gallery or adding an event to the community calendar, there are many ways to use the site. We hope the community news site is informative, useful and user-friendly. So here are some tips about how to use the site: Sign up on Patch and comment about stories. Share your opinions, reactions and thoughts on St. Clair Shores happenings below the article. Interact …
Parades, decorations, acts of kindness and school celebrations are just some of the ways the holidays were celebrated in St. Clair Shores.
It's Christmas morning and across the city families are celebrating the day in a variety of way. But in the weeks leading up to the big day, residents, organizations, businesses and schools celebrated the season while spreading Christmas joy around the community. Patch would like to thank those who posted, covered and shared photos including: And Mrs. Kraft's fourth grade students from Avalon Elementary School, the South Lake Middle School choir and Elmwood Elementary School students who provided the soundtrack for the video.
Don't feel like cooking? Forgot to thaw the turkey? There are some options on Christmas.
Looking for something besides the traditional Christmas breakfast or dinner in St. Clair Shores? Here are some options: Rose's Family Dining: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., breakfast only. Gim Ling: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Moy's: Noon - 8 p.m. McDonald's on Harper: 5 a.m. - 11p.m. Peking Villa: 2 - 9 pm. Shogun: 2-10 p.m. Wong's Garden: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Do you eat out on Christmas? Share your traditions on Patch.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Christmas Day may be only hours away, but there are still opportunities to shop St. Clair Shores for the perfect gift.
There may be only a few hours until Christmas, but even the biggest procrastinator can still find a unique gift. Patch asked readers where they like to shop for Christmas, and here are their suggestions: Grocery Gift shops House and home Sports shops
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, shares Merry Christmas and holiday greetings in this video. She also thanks those who are serving our country.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
This St. Clair Shores is a finalist in Patch's Deck the House Contest. If it wins, South Lake could win $100,000. Vote today, and daily until Dec. 28.
As you prepare for the holiday, try a few of these Christmas cookie recipes.
Here are a few of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Most of these are easy to make and kid friendly. Enjoy! Ingredients: Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor until the cookies are almost powder-like. Mix in the softened cream cheese and stir well. You can make as many different sizes as you want or have space for. Microwave the candy coating and be ready to apply right away, while it is still hot. Once it hardens, you won't be able to cover the cookies. Add your favorite sprinkles while candy coating is still soft. Set cookies on wax paper and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes, at least. Enjoy! Ingredients: The first step it to melt one stick of butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Next …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Jolly Elf will visit at least two businesses in St. Clair Shores in the coming days.
If your children have added items to their Christmas lists, or if they haven't had a chance yet to share with the Jolly Elf what they want under the tree, Santa Claus will be visiting at least two locations in St. Clair Shores in the coming days to hear their requests. If you have a great photo with Santa, share it here on Patch!
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Harper Avenue Business Association, and Patch, announced the winners Monday of the annual Light the Shores holiday lighting poll during the St. Clair Shores City Council meeting.
The votes in the Light the Shores poll have been counted on the Patch website with care, and Monday night at City Council, the awards were there. After a week of nominations, and two weeks of voting by Patch readers, the Harper Avenue Business Association honored the best decorated businesses in St. Clair Shores as selected by voters. The winners, as selcted by Patch readers, are: Best Window/Interior: First State Bank Most Creative: Ardmore Park Place Best Overall: Ardmore Park Place Harper Avenue Business Association Kid's Choice: Michigan Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Looking for unique gift ideas to purchase locally? Patch has some suggestions from businesses in St. Clair Shores.
Shoppers looking for gift ideas this holiday season don't have travel beyond the borders of St. Clair Shores for a variety of unique items. Great Lakes Surf Shop Hang "10" and cruise over to Great Lakes Surf Shop for a selection of stand-up paddleboards, long board skateboards, kiteboarding items and apparel. Stop in talk with owner Brian LeFeve to chat about how to surf the Great Lakes.