Thursday, December 13, 2012
The New York-based department store will be open for 48 hours before Christmas.
Are you a Christmas shopper who always waits to the last minute? Looking to cash in on some really last minute Christmas deals? Macy's at Perimeter Mall will be a part of a nationwide promotion - staying open around the clock from Dec. 21 to Dec. 23. Yep, you heard that right. The chain will be open straight from 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21 to 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. The special deals as part of the shopping marathon will end on 7 a.m. Dec. 23. But don't worry, if you're a really last, last-minute shopper the store will be open until midnight Sunday, just without the sales. Richard Feinberg, a retail professor at Purdue University, told USA Today the move makes perfect sense. "Contrary to popular belief, Black Friday is not and has never been …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Enter Patch's holiday contest with a picture and you have a chance to win.
Here are some gift ideas for the readers in your family.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The interdenominational event will be a first among Dunwoody churches and will take up a special donation for the Community Assistance Center.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Eight Dunwoody churches are joining together for a night of entertainment for the holidays and to help the Community Assistance Center raise money for area families. The event is set for 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Dunwoody High School's Performing Arts Center. It's free to get in. The idea came from a group of clergy in Dunwoody, who meet regularly throughout the year. The idea is to start a new tradition, one that would rotate among the involved churches. Pastor Wiley Stephens from Dunwoody United Methodist Church will give the message and other pastors will participate with readings and prayers. Doug Allen, from the Village Church will be leading worship. Other churches involved in the event include Kingswood United Methodist, Dunwoody Baptist…
Our Patch Question of the Week wants to hear your heartwarming, or horrifying, Thanksgiving memories.
Other than July 4th, Thanksgiving is probably the most unique of American holidays. I'm not aware of any nation in the world that has set aside a day devoted to being grateful for the good things in life. The links between Thanksgiving and our American history came together for me about 10 years ago, when my wife and I were vacationing in Washington, D.C., over the Thanksgiving holiday. We spent the day after Thanksgiving in Ford's Theater, watching a live production of "A Christmas Carol." Yes, Ford's Theater is still a fully functioning stage, and you can easily imagine one of our greatest presidents enjoying the performance from his hallowed box. Patch wants to hear about your Thanksgiving memories? Do you love or loathe this uniquely …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We've got links to extended hours, sales, pics with Santa and more.
Holiday season means shopping - and for many that means shopping on Black Friday. Deals abound and traffic starts to pick up around Perimeter Mall from that date until the night before Christmas. We've got a bunch of information about the mall's extended hours, Black Friday hours and stores with extended hours on Black Friday that open at midnight and close at 10 p.m.
Last year, the assistance organization raised gifts and meals for 1,300 families in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Community Assistance Center is continuing its local programs to help the disadvanatged for the holidays - local residents can donate with holiday meals and gifts. The first program is the holiday food program. A holiday food donation can give a local family – the assistance center serves Dunwoody and Sandy Springs – with an extra bit of help. You can choose to donate grocery store gift card, a holiday food box or general holiday food items to the pantry. You can find food needed for the pantry here. The program by the CAC asks for residents to give grocery store cards in $10 denominations. You can help a family for the Christmas season through the CAC. There is a list of families on the website to choose from and the process can be …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Area retailers are pulling out the decorations for the biggest Christian holiday of the year. And if you're looking for a decked out tree, a lit up Snoopy, a row of nutcrackers and all the rest of the decorating trimmings - hit it - they're already here.
When I rushed into the The Home Depot on Peachtree Dunwoody Road on Thursday around 8 a.m. (impressively they open at 6 a.m.); it was banked by its orderly, well-labeled rows of fastners, home decorations, flooring and plants. And helpful workers in their signature orange vests. I was there for a renovation project that required the help of a guy who turned out to be a really knowledgable orange-vested worker. He explained the problem, helped me hunt down the solution, and even had the patience to let me quiz him so there would be no chance of a return visit on this. All due respect, sifting through metal dowels wasn't my best experience there, With the fasteners licked, I fell into the sort of amazement when I saw the Christmas …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Georgians are part of a national movement to keep holiday cash at home.
“Look, Charlie, let's face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.” – Lucy van Pelt to Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Americans have worried about losing the true meaning of Christmas since at least 1965, when Charlie Brown lamented the holiday’s commercialization in a Peanuts special. This year, there’s a movement afoot to bring Christmas closer to home. An apparently anonymous essay circulating on the Web has drawn the attention of people in Georgia. It calls for buying local services as gifts instead of products manufactured in foreign countries: You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
A DeKalb County dietitian weighs in on how to keep the pounds off during the end of year holidays
As the last pieces of Halloween candy are being polished off, turkey and pumpkin pie are waiting around the corner. But just because the holidays have arrived, it doesn’t mean weight gain has to come too. Antonio Cain, a registered and licensed dietitian at Dekalb Medical Center, says the key is to remain conscious about the amounts and types of foods you choose throughout the holidays. “Many people simply just don’t think. So much food is presented at once and often times we overeat,” Cain said. It’s difficult to pass on many of the holiday foods, especially since they are filled with tradition. So Cain suggests before a holiday meal, eat some fruits or veggies and drink water to prevent overeating. During the meal choose lean cuts of …