We’ve rounded up what’s open and what’s closed around Lakewood for the holidays.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Need a good playlist for your Christmas parties? Tell us your favorite Christmas songs and we'll put one together for you!
Happy Holidays, Patchers! It's time to start planning those parties and family get-togethers we love at this time of year. If you're the party planner, it's always nice to have a playlist ready to last you through the evening. We want to help you with that playlist (one thing you can check off your to-do list!) but we need your help first. Tell us: What is your favorite holiday song? Leave your favorite in the comments and we'll create a Spotify playlist that will run on each Patch site Friday morning.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The number of needy residents has skyrocketed, while funding has dropped. Here are some ways you can get help.
The holidays are a good time to spend time with family and friends, but they’re also a great time to offer a hand to those in need. And, in Lakewood, there are plenty of ways to help. There are a number of organizations — including the Lakewood Community Services Center and the Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation — and several hot meals in Lakewood looking to help out needy Lakewood families. And there’s no shortage of those. According to the 2011 US Census data, more than 17 percent of Lakewood's population is below the poverty line. That’s high, compared with the state average, at 14.8 percent. The recession hasn’t helped. “There’s just so many people coming through,” said Trish Rooney, the director of Lakewood Community …
Crowds of people took to Madison Avenue for the first-ever Candy Cane Event on Thursday.
Crowds of people took to Madison Avenue for the first-ever Candy Cane Event on Thursday. Sponsored by Uptown Lakewood, several merchants from Elmwood to Arthur avenues participated in the event.
Wednesday, December 12, 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!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Decorating your home for the holiday? Show us your favorite piece!
When we decorate our home for the holidays I remind my family of the story around each decoration. One of my favorites is the very first ornament I received from a friend who told me how important it is to build your own collection of holiday ornaments. I was single and had just moved into my own apartment at the time. I had a little Charlie Brown tree and not much to put on it. The little crochet dove she gave me has a musical box in in the back that plays a whiney (albeit not so loudly today) 'It's A Small World.' Another good one is the little house ornament that represented the year we bought our first home in Pennsylvania. We had bought a townhouse and the ornament looked like our home. At the time I worked across from the Moravian …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The sixth-annual event turns downtown Lakewood into a winter wonderland.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
From jazz music to the Light Up Lakewood event, the city’s about to turn into a very festive place.
Santa Claus is coming to town. So are several holiday events during the next few days. All that’s missing is the snow. Whether it’s listening to jazz music while getting your photo taken with Santa or attending the sixth-annual Light Up Lakewood event Saturday, you should be able to get your holiday fix soon. Here are a few of the holiday events posted during the next several weeks leading up to Christmas: Light Up Lakewood: Dec. 1. This classic event stretches from Marlowe to Arthur avenues — from Lakewood Hospital to Lakewood Public Library — from 4 to 8 p.m. when Lakewood turns into a virtual winter wonderland. Click here for a complete schedule of activities and events. The parade will begin at 5 p.m., marching west on Detroit Avenue, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Find out what’s in before you head out for your holiday shopping.
Making sure to put just the right presents under the tree for kids can be a trick even for Santa. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to shop, we’ve put together a few suggestions. Retailers themselves are generally the best judges of what’s in. Here's what they're saying. Paisley Monkey 14417 Detroit Avenue 216-221-1091 www.paisleymonkey.com Tamara Racin, the owner of Paisley Monkey, arguably one of the coolest stores in the city, said she's got a few items on the shelves that are hot this holiday season. The store takes great pride that many of the toys are environmentally friendly and made in the USA. "You won't find Hasbro or Mattel here," she said. This Christmas season, the store is featuring some new …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. What’s more, reading offers so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read from the list below. Does your grandchild love nonfiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science fiction, and nonfiction; animal stories, mythology …