Saturday, December 15, 2012
Ranging from old classics to new pop songs, we want you to vote for your favorite Christmas song or leave a comment if yours didn't make the list.
It's that time of year, when Christmas songs can be heard everywhere from the grocery store to your co-worker's ringtone.d Patch is curious which songs you enjoy the most. Do you prefer the old classics like "White Christmas", "Joy to the World" or "Silent Night"? Or do you prefer the new school of Christmas songs like Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" and "Wham's "Last Christmas"? For every person whose heart is warmed by Nat King Cole singing The Christmas Song, there's probably an equal number who crank up the radio for "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer." If you're asking this writer's opinion, I'm going to cast my vote for Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas. Who better to wish you a "happy holidays" than The King himself…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It isn't too late to make a donation that will make this year's end brighter for someone suffering, whether from hunger, poverty, disease or disaster.
In the flurry of holiday shopping and parties, the rush to complete end-of-year business, we are also reminded that this is the season to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Year-end fundraising appeal letters arrive by mail and e-mail from those to whom we have given before, encouraging renewed giving — a task many people set aside for the week after Christmas, when things have slowed down. Yet there are many for whom the holidays could be considerably brightened by some giving right now – families that might face hunger rather than a feast, children whose stockings could be empty of toys, people whose very lives and livelihoods have been visited by illness or disaster beyond their control. And there is still time. With …
Friday, December 7, 2012
And, you can help too. Shorewood has donation boxes at most village buildings where residents can drop off non-perishable food items.
Village of Shorewood employees are teaming up with the Hunger Task Force to help provide food for needy families this winter. And, village staff are encouraging Shorewood residents to join us in this cause. Drop off any non-perishable food item(s) to any village building where you will find donation boxes. Shorewood's goal is 1,000 lbs of food by Dec. 21.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Your guide to finding pre-cut Christmas trees and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms north of Milwaukee.
It's about that time of year when families go on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. There's nothing like picking out a fresh Christmas tree. Some families like to make a day of it, trekking across acres of spruces, firs and pines with a hot cup of cider. Others prefer the convenience of a nearby parking lot sale. If you don't already have a favorite tree locale — or even if you do — here are a few suggestions to help you on your hunt for the perfect tree:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The holiday season is right around the corner and that means many will begin the search for this year's Christmas tree. You won't have to travel far though, with a tree lot opening Nov. 21 in the village.
You won't have to travel this holiday season to find the perfect Christmas tree. It's the third year Ideal Landscaping and Lawn Care Services owner Rick Dassow will set up shop in the empty lot near North Oakland Avenue and East Edgewood Avenue and sell Christmas trees and holiday décor. A permit to sell the trees was approved Oct. 23 by the village's Plan Commission. The lot will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Nov. 21 through Dec. 24, though it will be closed on Thanksgiving. The lot will also sell wreaths starting at $15, indoor and outdoor garland and other decorations. Tree will start at $20.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Carrie Van Hoesen is going above and beyond her duties as a Salvation Army bell ringer by lifting the spirits of Shorewood Pick 'n Save shoppers with a song or two.
With Milwaukee charities struggling to meet their donation target and more families asking for help this holiday season, Carrie Van Hoesen says she goes above and beyond the bell ringing to increase donations into her red kettle. She rings her bell, but also greets customers with song as they enter and leave Shorewood's Pick 'n Save grocery store, catching most shopper's attention. During her 10-to-12 hour shifts, Van Hoesen sings a variety of Christmas carols, using her voice to spread good cheer and encourage good will, and only stops for her five-minute breaks, which she rarely takes. Twenty-five-year-old Van Hoesen has been a seasonal volunteer and worker for the Salvation Army for over six years and has been singing since day one. She…