Thursday, December 6, 2012
The DuPage County Health Department offers tips to ensure trees, decorations and lights look pretty and work safely.
Those holiday decorations are beautiful to look at with lights twinkling and tinsel sparkling. Taking steps to make sure the lights, decorations and trees are used properly will make the holidays safer. When decorating for the holidays its important to take safety measures to keep all the sparkle from going up in flames or causing family members injury, according to officials. The DuPage County Health Department offers a number of tips to keep your holidays merry and bright this holiday season. Here are some tips for tree, light and decoration safety: Source: DuPage County Health Department
Monday, December 3, 2012
Patch highlights a few of the notable goings-on this week that have been posted by the community to our events calendar.
Click on the links to see the events' Patch listings and get more information. Want your event to be featured in a future edition of The Week Ahead? Post it now to the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch events calendar! Have a great week! WEDNESDAY Sign Language Classes—The Community House, 415 W. 8th St., Hinsdale; 4:30 p.m.; $100. Managing High Blood Pressure—Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, 6800 N. Frontage Rd., Burr Ridge; 2 p.m.; Free. THURSDAY 'Dine and Share' with Community Support Services—Meathead's, 7137 S. Kingery Hwy., Willowbrook; 11 a.m. Holiday Cookie Party at the Clarendon Hills Park District—Chefs For A Day, 858 75th St., Willowbrook; 4 p.m.; $45. FRIDAY Clarendon Hills Christmas Walk—Downtown Clarendon Hills; 6:00 p.m…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce's annual event will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday night and will feature a tree-lighting ceremony outside Memorial Hall and Santa Claus himself!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Clarendon Hills interior design business' showroom manager joined Steve Sanders for WGN's "Midday Fix" segment Thursday.
Showroom manager Jennifer Sterna of Linly Designs in Clarendon Hills was on WGN Midday News Thursday, giving tips on decorating a home for the holidays during the "Midday Fix" segment. The video can also be found here on WGN's website.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Day of Christmas . 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion . Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from …
Yes, already — even before Black Friday. We know the Christmas shopping tends to get done earlier every year in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and everywhere else. So, here's your chance to tell your friends and family what Christmas gift you want in 2012.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Head to area stores and you'll see that it's already beginning to look a lot like Christmas 2012 in and around the village. All kinds of gift ideas are out there. For totally local, you can get to Tigers & Tulips, Stockholm Objects, or Zabler Jewelers to find a one-of-a-kind gift in the heart of Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills. Maybe the big box stores are your thing? Walmart has already announced it is offering layaway again this year, with the iPad and HP Ultrabook-based laptops on the list of eligible purchases. The store has changed the policy on its open fee, which is kept if you ultimately can't pay for the item or refunded as a Walmart gift card when the item is fully paid off. That fee — or credit — has been increased from $5 to $15. …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
By the night ending Christmas, there's no need to roam. Santa's knocked down a cold one and snoring at home.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Christmas came early for six HCS Family Services client families; two of the families live in Hinsdale.
More than a week after the pile of gifts arrived, Ellen Tucker was still shocked when she looked at the donations under the Christmas tree in her family’s Willowbrook home. “I’ll do anything for anybody,” said Tucker, a 43-year-old single mother of two and client of HCS Family Services in Hinsdale. “But I don’t expect anything back ever.” The Tuckers were one of six area families selected as recipients of a $5,000 Christmas from Gibson Consulting Group, LLC. The business consulting firm, led by founder and longtime Hinsdale resident Wes Gibson, partnered with HCS and decided to dedicate $30,000 that would’ve otherwise gone to a black-tie company Christmas party to give struggling DuPage County families a holiday to remember. It turns out…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Shopping local is easier, and the tax dollars stay in your community—my experiences this year have taught me as much!
Last week I realized I had about 90 minutes to shop for 24 people, including travel time. On the way to the Oak Brook mall, I stopped in a local shop, Clever Girl, to make some pre-selected purchases. It's one of those stores where you can buy the stocking, and the stuffers in the same place. The owner knows me by name, as do all of the women who work there. Even though my dog has never spent a red cent in the store, he is always welcome to browse as long as he promises not to chew the merchandise. For his self-control he is awarded an organic dog biscuit. As I lack his self-control I usually walk out biscuit-less and with a small haul of unique merchandise. I have some fun memories of the day I met Matt Damon at that store (although …
Patch is compiling photos of decked-out houses in the area; upload your own and have your decorations featured.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Throughout this pre-Christmas week, Patch is compiling photos of Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills homes that are all lit up for the holiday season. But we can only take pictures of a few ourselves, so we want yours! Feature photos of your holiday home by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. Then, visit http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/hinsdale/about# to enter your house in Patch's Deck the House Contest, which will award $100,000 to the public school system of the best-decorated house.