Sunday, December 23, 2012
Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.
In the midst of all the holiday hoopla, do you stop every time you find Miracle on 34th Street on television? Between the made-for-TV offerings, the newbies and the annual chestnuts, there are lots of opportunities to get some holiday spirit from the comfort of your couch. Vote in our poll and share your favorites in the comments! Do you need some modern humor, like Elf, or are you hooked on classics like It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas when it comes to Christmas movies? Which variation of A Christmas Carol has you wishing for roast goose and plum pudding, Alastair Sim's version or Scrooged? Are there TV movies that you remember, even though few do, like The Homecoming (which led to The Waltons series) or The House Without a …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Spas and salons are hosting a customer appreciation event with trunk and style shows. There are also plenty of craft shows just a short drive away!
If you’re looking for some unique presents for your family and friends this holiday season, local craft shows and holiday bazaars are a good place to start. Here are the details on some of the shows in the area this weekend: If you know of any other shows this weekend, add them in the comments! And if you're hosting or attending an upcoming craft show, add it to our free event calendar. The Plain Dealer has more craft shows for this weekend and beyond on its website.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Upload your photos of the first snow of the year.
Today much of Northeast Ohio woke up to the first brush of snow of the season, and we're expected to see up to seven inches today. As the first snow falls, share your favorite pics with Patch. Just upload them to the gallery above.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. Try any of these crafts to add fun to your Thanksgiving table. OREO TURKEY WHAT YOU NEED: 2 Oreo cookies 1 miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup 6 candy corns 1 Whopper Yellow, red and black small tubes of frosting 1 container chocolate frosting (optional) WHAT YOU DO: 1. Take a small amount of frosting (I used chocolate frosting) and place it on one of the Oreos, where the tail feathers will go. 2. Put five candy corn tail feathers on top of the frosting - the frosting will help …
We rounded up a few things to do this weekend before and after you carve the turkey.
Once the main event is over, many families still have restless kids and grown-up guests for three more days Thanksgiving weekend. But we’ve got you covered. Check the list below for great things to do over Thanksgiving weekend. Annual Thanksgiving Brunch Bunch What: This charity auction features guest auctioneers from Kent State Athletics and all the free coffee, cider and doughnuts you can eat. Prizes/auction items include memorabilia from the 2012 College World Series and tickets to see the Golden Flashes play in the MAC Championship game and a ride on the Goodyear Blimp. When: Nov. 22, 8 am-Noon Where: Kent American Legion (Underwood Hall) Cost: $3 Donation at the door More: Annual Brunch Bunch Auction Supports Charities Free Admission …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We rounded up the hours for you so you can start planning your Black Friday shopping.
For some, the day after Thanksgiving is a time to relax, spend time with family and digest that bird they gobbled down yesterday. For many others, it's a day to get the best bargains on gifts and, often, the electronics and big-ticket items they have been eyeing for themselves all year. We rounded up the hours for Legacy Village and the Beachwood Place Mall so you can start planning your bargain shopping early. Click the links to go to each store's website. Beachwood Place: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m with the following extended hours: Opening at midnight Thanksgiving night: Opening at 3 a.m. Opening at 4 a.m. Opening at 5 a.m. Opening at 6 a.m. Legacy Village closes at 9 p.m. The shopping center will provide free Black Friday Survival Kits that will…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tips for you, your pet and guests.
A typical Thanksgiving gathering is no longer out of a Norman Rockwell painting: Family structure has changed, dietary preferences are accepted, and pets have often reached people status. No matter if you are the host or are going to visit, here are some tips to start the holiday season off on the right paw. Manners Do's Safety-Do's and Dont's Don't: Don't forget to have a good time with your best friend. Curl up on the couch and watch the NBC broadcast of the National Dog Show after the Macy's parade. A walk afterwards might not be a bad idea, it will help you make room for leftovers!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Free face painting, arts and crafts, photos with Santa Claus and more Thanksgiving weekend.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user contributes this Greek take on turkey, which combines ground beef and pork with tangerine juice, rice and other ingredients for an in-bird stuffing. This one requires no pre-made …