Monday, December 24, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
Monday, December 24, 2012
They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Kris Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Commander-in-Chief’s operations, according to a description on the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page, which has more than …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Looking for something to do on Christmas? Here are a few ideas.
Looking for something to do on Christmas Day? We have a couple of ideas. Got a suggestion we missed? Add it in the comments!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten ahold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here!
Hi friends! I'm the Patch Elf on the Shelf. Call me Patchy. I've heard about more of my friends hanging around the area lately, and I wondered what they were up to. Could their families post pictures here on Patch to show me? I'd love to catch up with them. We all go back to Santa on Christmas Eve, but in the meantime, we'll be watching you! Cheers, Patchy the Elf
Friday, December 7, 2012
Add your tips for extending the life of your Christmas tree in the comments.
If you’re looking to buy a live Christmas tree this year, there are plenty of places to turn near Cleveland Heights. Here are a few local garden centers that currently have trees for sale: Don’t forget to stay safe while enjoying your beautifully decorated tree. Check out these tips from the Brecksville Fire Department and a Brecksville business owner about keeping your home safe this holiday season. One main takeaway: be careful with those extension cords, and don't plug too many together. They can easily start a fire. Stow Patch has a “Christmas tree tea” recipe that can help keep trees hydrated and extend the life of your tree. What tips do you have for finding and preserving the perfect Christmas tree? Add them in the comments below.