Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Mayfield Heights Police Department offers advice on how to avoid being a thief's target this holiday season.
Being distracted with shopping lists, bags and the holiday bustle could be the perfect setting for petty theft. The Mayfield Heights Police Department Detective Joe Leskovec gives tips on how to protect yourself during the shopping season. Patch: Who do thieves typically target during the season? Det. Leskovec: In Mayfield we see repetitive targets toward the elderly. Female elderly are more targeted. And if you have kids thieves could see that you are too distracted to notice a theft. So always be aware of your surroundings. Patch: What are the types of theft you see during the holidays? Det. Leskovec: Typically, we see many wallet and credit card thefts. For women we advise to keep their purses close to their body. While shopping they …
Friday, November 30, 2012
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts, Mayfield-Hillcrest.
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. And that’s what we want to hear from you about, Mayfield-Hillcrest. Do you set …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Today is the big day. Plan your shopping trip with this information.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Find out where to get the best deals — and what time you need to be there
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Use Patch to get the word out on where you'll be selling your art this holiday season.
Holiday shopping is always more special when you can find a locally-made one of a kind piece of art to buy. Where can we find them? At holiday bazaars and craft shows (thanks to our friends at the Plain Dealer for publishing the list!). But how do we know which artist is at which show and what does their art look like? That's where Patch comes in. Artists and crafters are invited to post events on Patch sharing when and where they'll be selling their art. And make sure to upload lots of photos of your work so shoppers can see what you have. We'll pull those events together in a weekly feature so shoppers can plan out their weekend craft show shopping. It's a win-win for everybody. Artists get to promote their work for free. Readers get …