Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The St. Clair Shores Patch events calendar is a great place for local churches to post dates and times for special and regular services.
Between remembering to turn off the Christmas lights before bed and which sweater to get little Johnny, there are infinite things to remember during the holidays. Don't let church service be one of them. St. Clair Shores Patch is the perfect place to post special and regularly scheduled church services, so people can check one more thing off their to-do list this holiday season. Adding a church service on Patch is easy to do. Just click on the Events tab at the top of the page, and then click on Add an Event. Simple! Be sure to include as much information as possible -- especially if a particular service is for adults only. There's nothing more embarrassing than being the only person in church with a crying baby. Yikes. Take some of the …
Tuesday, December 11, 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. Caffe Far Bella In addition to having a variety of hot and cold beverages, sandwiches and baked treats, Caffe Far Bella offers a variety of pre- and custom-made baskets. Co-owner Karen Palazzolo said orders for custom-made baskets have to be placed by Friday to be delivered next week.
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 …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Looking for a real Christmas tree in St. Clair Shores? Patch has a list of local tree lots.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Here are five things you probably never knew about the Advent season, which starts Dec. 2 and runs through Christmas.
The Christmas season officially starts in many churches in St. Clair Shores this weekend with the beginning of Advent. Here are a few things to know about the season. 1. Advent has a different start date each year In 2012, Advent starts Sunday, Dec. 2. Despite the fact that most people associate the beginning of the Advent season with Dec. 1, the official dates of the season actually change each year. An anticipatory recognition of the “second coming of Christ,” in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Moravian, Presbyterian and Methodist traditions; Advent is the period of time preceding Christmas, beginning on whatever Sunday is nearest to Nov. 30. Because start dates vary, so does the length of each Advent season. This year, Advent …
Leave a comment below to let us know what charity you plan to help this holiday season.
Christmas is the season of giving, and Patch wants to know what charity or group you are giving to this year. The American Red Cross released a poll in November in which most Americans said that they will continue to donate to charity this holiday season. In fact, most people said that their giving to political causes and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will not reduce their year-end gifts to charity. The Red Cross poll also said that friends play a large role in charitable giving. Half of all donors (51 percent) said they would donate if a friend talked to them personally about a charity. So now Patch is asking you: What charities do you plan to help this Christmas? Will you donate to the Salvation Army or Toys for Tots? Will you volunteer…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Enter Patch's "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for Lake Shore, Lakeview or South Lake and $500 to pay your electric bills!
What's sparkling on holiday wish lists this year, and where to buy that bling.
The holidays are a time of sparkle, often quite literally. While Eartha Kitt sang about wanting something from Tiffany under her holiday tree, we may not have them in the neighborhood, but we do have plenty of fine jewelry shops to visit for that perfect present - be it for a Christmas engagement or simply just because. "Christmas is the biggest engagement season," says Michael Agnello of Michael Agnello Jewelers, adding, "I hope the pattern sticks." His shop has been around for 37 years, so he should know. Plus, they opened their diamond engagement showroom a year ago, to better accommodate customers during their ring-buying experience. Quality remains king when it comes down to buying an engagement ring, Agnello adds. Platinum, 14-karat …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Shopping for a Christmas tree? Businesses in St. Clair Shores have set up tree lots and are offering a variety of real trees.
Shoppers looking for a tall tree for a great room, or a Charlie Brown tree for an apartment, here is a sampling of locations in the Shores to buy a real tree for Christmas. 1.) Greenhouse Growers, 21807 Greater Mack, has been selling real trees from northern Michigan more than 10 years. Trees on the lot include Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Black Hills spruce, blue spruce, Balsam fir, Fraser fir and white pine. 2.) Gabriel's Tree Lot has been a staple in St. Clair Shores for nearly 20 at the corner of Harper and Gordon streets and has a large selection of Michigan grown trees. Buyers can choose from trees including Scotch pine, Fraser fir, Douglas fir, Balsam fir, white pine, Concolor fir and two types of spruces. 3.) Solitro's Tree Lot at …
Let everyone know about your Christmas concert, school fundraiser or other holiday happening by adding it as an event on Patch.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But the holiday season also is the busiest time of the year. So make sure everyone knows about your school fundraiser, church Christmas concert or other holiday happening by adding it as an event to St. Clair Shores Patch. Adding an event on Patch is easy -- and free! Just click on the Events tab at the top of the page and then click on Add an Event. So make Christmas and the holidays more wonderful this year by adding your event to St. Clair Shores Patch!