Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ready, get set, go shopping! Black Friday starts early this year—here are the best Black Friday deals around.
If you want the best Black Friday deals, you'll barely have enough time to gobble down your turkey; forget about your pumpkin pie. Stores are opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving to grab Black Friday shoppers. Toys 'R Us, Walmart, Kmart and Sears open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Target opens at 9 p.m. Many others open at midnight or very early Friday morning. Several stores are offering waves of doorbusters. Many are also advertising online deals, which include free shipping, and Black Friday prices all day on Thanksgiving. Here's everything you need to know about Black Friday. Read on for more specific deal information. We’ve highlighted popular Black Friday spots and included “sweetest deals.” We’ve also added some other …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Was a new phone or tablet high on your wish list this year?
We know electronic devices were high on many people's wish lists this year, so we want to know: What gadget did you get for Christmas? Was it an iPhone (which version?), an Android smartphone, the latest iPad, an Android tablet, a laptop computer, digital camera or something else? Maybe you went electronics free this holiday. Tell us about it. If you were lucky enough to score a mobile device as a gift, learn how you can put it to work learning about your community. Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here is a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Families are strained at this time of year; donating food can help ease the burden
This is the first in a 30-day series of ways Patch community members can give back. We hope you'll take part in this 30 Days of Giving, and take the spirit beyond the holidays, because there is "need" all year long. Many families are in need throughout the year, but the need spikes over the holidays as children – often fed at school through federal programs – spend more time at home, said Anne Schenk, senior director of development for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. “The families are really strained this time of year,” Schenk said. “We appreciate all of the donations we receive that enables us to help those families out.” There are a variety of ways to donate to Gleaners: by donating money, time or food or by …
Here are some quick recipes to save you time before vacation starts, the kids are home and stores are packed with last-minute shoppers.
Editor's note: Check back Monday on Patch and read about some special diet-friendly holiday events coming up around Oakland County. It's a busy, busy time of year. Whatever your faith or customs, this is an event-packed season and the race is on to get things done before vacation starts, the kids are home and stores are packed with last-minute shoppers. I say I'm going to work ahead every year and have my cards addressed and ready to go, my house decorated and holiday gifts made or wrapped by Thanksgiving. It has yet to happen. So, in these busy times, it's nice to have a few recipes that will help me save time. For special dieters, these are the standbys we cling to, especially since stopping for a little pick-me-up isn't always an option…
Saturday, January 1, 2011
We asked residents and business owners what they planned to change for the New Year.
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- Athena Marx
Saturday, January 1, 2011
So here it is, another year has come and gone. Now that 2010 is nearly behind us, we here at Ferndale Patch are looking toward a bright and crisp 2011. And tagging along with each new year are those sometimes-dreaded New Year's resolutions. While many people use Jan. 1 as a day to kick their old habits to the curb, others feel that it's just another day and that old habits are old habits for a reason — they cannot be broken. We asked some residents and business owners how they feel about ringing in the New Year and whether they planned to make any changes in their lives. This is what they had to say: So there you have it, just a couple of people trying to make it through another year with some resolutions in tow. Ferndale Patch would like…
Friday, December 31, 2010
Ferndale has had its fair share of businesses open in 2010, and here's a handful of them.
The year 2010 is coming to an end today, and with it comes the inevitable reflection. Ferndale's population may have decreased this year, but it was a time of growth for the downtown business community. Let's review some of the new products, services and experiences Ferndale residents now have the opportunity to enjoy. To recap, in 2010 Ferndale gained safe places to eat, drink and outlets for creative expression. There are psychologists who would argue that these are the only elements needed for self-actualization. No wonder it feels so satisfying to live here. Anyway, congratulations to our new businesses, and may you all have a successful 2011! This is not a comprehensive list. Feel free to drop in your new-in-2010 business in the …
Friday, December 24, 2010
Patch readers and contributors get together and bring you a few ideas and a little advice to ease you through the Christmas weekend.
As awesome as Christmas is supposed to be, let's face it, it's not exactly smooth sailing. Some of us are hosting, some of us are cooking, some of us – right now – are still shopping. We have to find something nice to wear to that holiday/family party, we have to make sure the tree lights are unplugged. Is the car started? Where is your coat, are you ready yet?! See what I mean? I'm already stressing myself out. Hold on. Give me a second. OK... so... we went to Ferndale readers and contributors and asked them or a few tips to ease the stress and make life just a little bit easier this holiday season. From our contributors: Megan Durgan: There's nothing worse than everyone opening gifts and one person sitting there empty-handed. So I …