Monday, December 24, 2012
Need a good laugh or have a photo with Santa that will give others a good laugh, upload to our photo gallery.
It's that time of year again when moms and dads dress their little ones up in their finest Sunday clothes and takes them to the mall to get their annual photo with Santa. The day begins fresh and happy for most parents, but ends sweaty and exhaustive for parents with little ones who are just downright frightened by the Jolly Old Soul in a red velvet suit and a long white beard. If you've captured that very moment where your child's terror-stricken eyes meet St. Nicholas, or Santa’s frustrated face behind your bored kids, or just a downright ridiculous family photo with Santa, share it with Patch. We're always looking to share a good laugh with our Patch community. You can upload photos directly to the Patch site. If you aren't quite sure …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 years ago. The Maccabees wanted to rededicate Jerusalem's main temple but had only enough oil to kindle the Eternal Light for one day. The oil lasted for eight days, according to the story, and the holiday of Hanukkah was born. Today, Jews generally celebrate by gathering together …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Let everyone know about your Christmas concert, school fundraiser or other holiday happening by adding it as an event on Patch.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Leave a comment below to let us know what charity you plan to help this holiday season.
Christmas is the season of giving, and Patch wants to know what charity or group you are giving to this year. The American Red Cross released a poll in November in which most Americans said that they will continue to donate to charity this holiday season. In fact, most people said that their giving to political causes and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will not reduce their year-end gifts to charity. The Red Cross poll also said that friends play a large role in charitable giving. Half of all donors (51 percent) said they would donate if a friend talked to them personally about a charity. So now Patch is asking you: What charities do you plan to help this Christmas? Will you donate to the Salvation Army or Toys for Tots? Will you volunteer…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Looking for some holiday cheer within an hour's drive? We've got lights, Santas, parades and more happening in the greater Detroit area.
Friday, November 16, 2012
We combed our Patches for some great holiday events to put together this list of holiday happenings all over Southeast Michigan. Get out and have some festive fun! Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in downtown Wyandotte, featuring a holiday sing-a-long with the Roosevelt High School choir and the First United Methodist Church Bell Choir. The tree lighting is in conjunction with the city's Third Friday celebration, where downtown merchants stay open later and offer discounts and specials. Holiday Parade: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, along Biddle in downtown Wyandotte. Wayne County Light Fest: 7-10 p.m. Nov. 15-Dec. 31 except on Christmas. Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village: The 2012 dates for Holiday Nights are Dec. 1, 7-8, 14-16, 18…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Trick-or-treating starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Wyandotte. It's going to be a chilly one. Bundle up.
Happy Halloween, Wyandotte! In case you still need to head out to buy that last minute candy (or, worse yet, costume!), we wanted to give you a quick guide to everything you need to know to enjoy Halloween in Wyandotte. Trick-or-Treat Times Kids: Look for those porch lights to be coming on around 5:30 p.m. to mark the official start to trick-or-treating in Wyandotte. The fun runs till 7:30 p.m. Weather It wouldn't be a Michigan Halloween if the kids didn't have to wear long underwear under their costumes and winter coats on top! The chance of rain is likely and it'll be cold–somewhere in the 40s with light winds, according to the National Weather Service. The skies will be cloudy and a waxing crescent moon won't offer much light. Better …