Sunday, November 25, 2012
Lucy remembers Christmas traditions with her family as she also says goodbye to Patch.
I hand it to all of you who venture out into the world on Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving, I can barely rouse myself out of bed due to the turkey, stuffing and pie-induced coma I’m in. So to anyone who managed to get up early (or who camped out before the stores opened) to battle the throngs of bargain seekers, I salute you. For me, one of the best things about the holiday is that it marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Obviously, Black Friday shoppers feel the same way. The tree goes up that weekend, and I’ll watch every sappy Christmas movie ever made – twice – while I decorate and bake. The kids usually take bets on how long it’ll be before I start to cry, and then spy on me until a winner is proclaimed. But the most …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The hottest games of the season have been released, and Black Friday can help you get them for cheap with deals better than last year.
This time of year finds pretty much every gamer with multiple gaming-related items on their holiday list: the hot new game, the console they didn’t buy yet, that sweet accessory that will make playing all the more enjoyable. In turn, retailers at big box and gaming specialty stores turn the faucet on and offer a bunch of amazing deals so you can get someone that special gift or give yourself a little present. In many cases—especially on game purchases—offers are a few bucks better than last year’s deals! As usual, ads for Black Friday sales have been available via both official and unofficial channels for a while. Here’s some of the better deals distilled into one place so you can more easily cross those gamers off your list: Best Buy (…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day! Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tell us by voting in the poll.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Are you someone who wakes up at the crack of dawn (or doesn't go to bed) to take advantage of Black Friday sales? Or do you avoid after-Thanksgiving shopping like the plague? Tell us by voting in the poll.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
If you don't pull a plastic tree out of the attic every year, where do you go to get a great, live tree?
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Karl Smith
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
With Thanksgiving at our feet, there are two important questions looming. First, what are we going to do with all the leftovers? Second, where will we get our Christmas tree? Well, the second is only relevant if you don't pull your plastic tree out of storage every year. So what'll it be this year? A REALLY live tree, with root ball and all? Pre-cut or cut-your-own? And what about the type? You could go with a balsam or a Douglass fir or some other type of pine. But here's the big question: WHERE will you get it? Do you have a place you go to every year, some sort of family tradition or do you just stop when the mood hits you?
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
If you're brave enough to venture out on Black Friday, learn how to stay calm on the stressful shopping day.
Black Friday is an exciting time for the seasoned shopper who scopes out the best deals and saves hundreds of dollars. But it's also a stressful time that might be best avoided for anxiety-stricken shoppers. Follow these tips to better handle the stressful shopping day and then check out our survival guide to make your Black Friday planning easier. Long lines, big crowds and the mass chaos that is Black Friday can be unbearable if you're an anxious person or if you don't know what to expect. If you dare to brave the day, but find yourself becoming overwhelmed and on the verge of a breakdown, take the advice of Ruth Kuchinsky-Smith, our Scholasticity columnist (who is a psychologist in the Philadelphia school system and teaches courses in …
Which stores are open when and what are some of the best deals? Look no further.
It's that time of year again. Time to wake up at the crack of dawn, or skip sleeping altogether to score the best shopping deals. Those die-hard Black Friday shoppers who really try to get the most for their dollar might want to use the following guide for store hours, deals and links to some sales sheets. If you'd rather take a more relaxing route to holiday shopping, most of the retailers below are also offering online deals on Black Friday. Then, of course, there is always Cyber Monday—the biggest online shopping day of the year, which takes place Nov. 28. (Check back this weekend for our Cyber Monday tips.) Target: Opens at midnight. Electronic deals: Children's toys: Adults: Target will also offer deals on bedding, clothing and other …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Patch crew had a blast at the Hatboro parade Sunday. We handed out candy, distributed Patch swag and met a lot of great people on a beautiful afternoon.
The pre-parade logistics were pretty tough, but well worth it. The Patch crew walked the Hatboro Holiday Parade Sunday and really had a great time. We handed out a lot of stuff - candy and Patch swag - and got to see a lot of great people. Check out this montage of what we saw along the parade route - see if you can spot our friends from Lehman Church