Monday, December 3, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Monday, December 3, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 (Check back here next Monday for a direct link to our contest page http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/stclairshores/ so you can enter). Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Great Oaks Elementary students donated their hair for other children through the St. Clair Shores charity.
Two Chesterfield Township girls are following in their mother's clippings. After watching their mom Virginia Goleski donate her hair to charity over the years, Emily, 6, and Stephanie, 10, recently chopped their ponytails to benefit Wigs 4 Kids of St. Clair Shores. "They were absolutely thrilled," Goleski said. "Somebody else will have a beautiful wig because Stephanie and Emily donated their hair." For the Great Oaks Elementary students, the good deeds start young. When Stephanie, now a fifth-grader in the Anchor Bay School District, first donated 12-1/2 inches of her locks she was only 4. The second time she cut her hair was in honor of a boy in her second-grade classroom at Lobbestael Elementary in L'Anse Creuse Public Schools …
Friday, November 23, 2012
City and county offices will be closed today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Municipal offices will be closed today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Trash collection is also delayed one day. The following offices are closed today:
While big box stores may be trying to top each other to see how early they can open, independent retailers in St. Clair Shores are focusing on unique items and personalized service on Black Friday.
Shoppers who want to enjoy their families on Thanksgiving, and avoid the crowds during the pre-dawn sales at the big box stores, can shop the Shores on Black Friday for a variety of items from independent retailers. Among the unique stores, and some of their specials, available this Black Friday in St. Clair Shores include: Gift shops Jewelry stores Sporting Goods and fan apparel Toy stores
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Government offices, the city library and facilities in St. Clair Shores will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The following city and county offices in St. Clair Shores will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 40th District Court Civic Arena St. Clair Shores Offices St. Clair Shores Library Senior Activities Center Trash pick-up Macomb Community College, Center Campus Macomb County Government Offices & Courts U.S. Post Office Are we missing something you'd like to know about? Tell us in the comments.
Check out hours for Target, Kmart, Walmart and more before heading out to score those Black Friday deals.
Black Friday is slowly seeping into Thanksgiving, with several big box stores slated to open their doors at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 in preparation for the biggest shopping day of the year. Kohl's, Macy's, Best Buy and Parisian will open at midnight Black Friday, while a few stores such as Target, Kmart and Walmart begin their sales Thanksgiving night. If your shopping plan on Black Friday includes hitting the Hall Road stores, here is a list of holiday store hours to help you organize your route.
Family, the community and friends -- these are all things St. Clair Shores residents said they are thankful for this year. What are you thankful for?
As we all gather around the table today for Thanksgiving dinner, people throughout St. Clair Shores will be sharing what they are thankful for this year. Readers attending the St. Clair Shores Senior Activities Center Thanksgiving Dinner shared what they are thankful for this year. What are you thankful for? Add it to the comments section! You can also add a photo of what you're thankful for to our gallery at the right.
Restaurants, bars and event the St. Clair Shores Country Club will be open on Thanksgiving.
For those looking to pass on cooking, get away from the family after dinner or hit the links, Patch has a sampling of businesses open on Thanksgiving. Dinner Bars Golf
Ready, get set, go shopping! The bargain hunting starts early this year, so Patch has compiled the best big box discounts to give you a head start.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
If you want the best Black Friday deals, you'll barely have enough time to gobble down your turkey; forget about your pumpkin pie. Stores are opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving to grab Black Friday shoppers. Sign up for the St. Clair Shores Patch newsletter. Toys 'R Us, Walmart, Kmart and Sears open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Target opens at 9 p.m. Many others open at midnight or very early Friday morning. Several stores are offering waves of doorbusters. Many also are advertising online deals, which include free shipping, and Black Friday prices all day Thanksgiving. The early start to Black Friday has even prompted some opponents to start petitions against the practice. Here's everything you need to know about Black …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Bars and restaurants across St. Clair Shores are planning drink specials and music for the busiest bar night of the year.
The night before Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for bars and restaurants in St. Clair Shores as college students return and family members come back for the holiday weekend. Among the events and specials planned for the night include: