Check out the favorite photos chosen by Patch readers in the first Patch Holiday Photo Contest! They're so cute!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Students at Town and Country's Westminster Christian Academy wish you a "Merry Christmas" in their music video. Check it out!
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Students at Town and Country's Westminster Christian Academy wish you a "Merry Christmas" in their music video of Away in the Manger. Check it out! WATCH Westminster Christian Academy Holiday Music Video.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here are five resources you should keep handy as forecasts of snow for the St. Louis area on Tuesday come in.
The National Weather Service forecast for Christmas Day is one Santa will like: "Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%." Snow could continue into noon Wednesday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Tuesday morning, KMOV.com is reporting the St. Louis area could receive anywhere from a dusting to two inches of snow. Areas to the south and east are expected to receive between two and five inches of snow. Snow is expected to begin falling around 7 p.m. Tuesday and could last until 3 p.m. Wednesday. The heaviest snow is expected to hit between midnight and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Here are some …
Follow Santa and see when he will hit West St. Louis County.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is charged with keeping the United States and Canada safe from dangers originating from the sky or space. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Tonight, however, the Colorado-based government agency adds one more important task to its daily list of duties. The agency will again provide its Official Santa Tracker that marks the Big Man's every move as he makes his way throughout both hemispheres. Local families will be able to see Santa's progress and be prepared for his arrival in Wentzville. Included on the site is a countdown and activity page and a flight tracking system. Kids and adults can enjoy this very entertaining site that will have sugar plums dancing …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Check out Santa's reindeer in the days before they head out to deliver presents.
Kids can take a peek at Santa's reindeer via a live feed at reindeercam.com. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The live camera shows several of Santa's reindeer grazing and hanging out at the North Pole. The reindeer are both male and female. Santa comes out to feed the reindeer everyday at 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. CST until Dec. 24. In addition, a sign shows a list of children who are on the "Nice" list. Learn more about how to get your name on the nice list here.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Bryan Blasingame of Ladue, Director of Visual Design has all the best tips for the holidays.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Information was provided by Butler's Pantry Catering: When hosting friends and family for the holidays, not only do you want to “wow” your guests with the menu, you also want your home to look festive and well-decorated for the season. Butler’s Pantry Director of Visual Design, Brian Blasingame, offers decorating tips for the holidays. For more tips and decorating ideas this season, visit www.butlerspantry.com.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Hitting the theaters this holiday weekend? See which ones are having opening day between now and Christmas.
The box office is busy this time of year, and several new films are coming to theaters for the Christmas holiday weekend. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Patch has a quick round-up of the movies opening in theaters Dec. 21-25.Before you go out, buy tickets and stuff your face with popcorn, check here to see which movies are best for you, your friends or family. Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes.com and Flixster. This is 40 Release date: December 21 MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material Genre: Comedy Run time: 2 hours, 14 minutes Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow Rotten Tomatoes rating: 62% of critics liked it Zero Dark Thirty …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Here are some things to do in West St. Louis County this weekend.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) From seeing ol' St. Nick in person to helping out a good cause for the holidays, there's lots in West County to do to celebrate the Christmas season this year. Check this round-up of events shared with Patch in the area to find the best ones for you, your friends and family this weekend. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 Manchester UMC Christmas Tree Lot: Another option to find your Christmas centerpiece this year. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 17. Grab & Give with Whole Foods Market: Help Whole Foods give to Operation Food Search by donating at the register through Dec. 24. St. Louis Green Holiday Light Recycling Drive: This ongoing drive allows you to drop off your used holiday …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Police and fire ornaments are available for purchase.
If you are looking to help a good cause you can help area law enforcement families make it through the holiday season. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Ornaments for Officers, a local fundraiser is selling new and gently used ornaments, and the proceeds go soley to Backstoppers, which helps the families of police and firefighters who are killed or injured in the line of duty. The goal is to raise $60,000, according to the charity's local website. Ornaments donated to Ornaments for Officers will be displayed at a number of participating retailers, more than 300, until Christmas. The ornaments cost $9 each and come with a list of money-saving coupons. Backstoppers will use the proceeds to help support the …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
If you, your parents, grandparents or friends have decided not to put up a tree this year, why not create a new type of tree? An ornament tree. Here's how!