Check out these gifts for friends, family and co-workers.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
SEAPSAR held its annual Holiday Spectacular Dec. 5 in Western Springs.
Editor's note: The following was provided by a SEASPAR press release. SEASPAR’s annual Holiday Spectacular once again exceeded all expectations. Eighteen acts were enjoyed by the audience of 250 in attendance at the Theatre of Western Springs. The event was held on Dec. 5 and featured a variety of musical acts, dance acts, and skits performed by participants of SEASPAR programs. Kitchen Creations participants contributed to the evening’s festivities by making delicious treats for everyone after the performance. Volunteers from St. Francis Xavier School in LaGrange handed out programs at the event and also brought food to serve after the performance. Including the Kitchen Creations participants, there were 67 performers who demonstrated …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Homes along MacArthur Drive in Woodridge are a sight to see this holiday season.
From chocolate to lemon to Santa's favorite, we show you eight cookie recipes sure to please at any occasion.
1. Cornflake Holly Cookies What you'll need: Butter, marshmallows, cornflakes, cinnamon candies, vanilla, green food coloring Why you'll love them: The cookies are beautiful to look at. Plus, they combine cornflakes, marshmallows and candy. How can you lose? 2. Aunt Marion's Toffee Bars What you'll need: Soda crackers, brown sugar, butter, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, walnuts or pecans (optional) Why you'll love them: Everyone knows that sweet and salty make for the most satisfying holiday snacks. 3. Whirlaway Cookies What you'll need: Butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, flour, oats and chocolate shots Why you'll love them: Try these cookies for when you want a lighter dessert option. 4. Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Friday will be the heaviest travel with an expected 1.6 cars on the road.
Editor's note: The following information was provided by an Illinois Tollway press release. DOWNERS GROVE, IL - The Illinois Tollway expects 15.4 million vehicles will use the Tollway system during the Christmas and New Year's holidays between Friday, December 23, and Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - a three percent increase over the same period in 2010. The heaviest travel is anticipated on Friday, December 23, when the Tollway expects 1.6 million vehicles to be on the road. On an average day, about 1.4 million vehicles use the Tollway. To accommodate increased holiday travel, the Tollway will suspend all temporary maintenance and construction lane closures from noon on Friday, December 23, until 9 a.m. on Monday, December 26, and from noon …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Woodridge Patch is looking to create a unique recipe collection for the holiday season. What's your best recipe?
Probably one of the best things shared is a good recipe, especially during the holiday season, where family recipes are passed down from generation to generation and become a staple of our year. Woodridge Patch is looking to create an extensive collection of recipes from Woodridge residents. If you have one, feel free to share by leaving a comment below or emailing it to Editor Melissa Tussing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, during the week leading up to Christmas, we'll post them for all to see! Your recipe could become the next big thing at someone else's family Christmas! And if you don't have a recipe quite yet, here's what we've compiled so far. Cornflake Holly Cookies Ingredients: 1 stick butter 35 large marshmallows 3 cups …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wine, cocktails and other spirits to make your entertaining season bright
With the holiday entertaining season in full swing, chances are pretty good that you will be attending a party or special dinner. As Emily Post will tell you, it can be impolite to show up empty-handed. Hostess gifts are always a great way to express your gratitude. "Wine makes great hostess gifts or last minute presents," said Kelly Dean of WineStyles. "We offer a selection of about 30 different wines in our special '6 for $60' section, where you can buy any six bottles for only $60. You'll find a great selection of red and white wines with flavors ranging from sweet to bold." If you're looking for something a little different, Dean also recommends some seasonal, holiday beverages. Consider ChocoVine, ($12.99) a blend of Dutch …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Go ahead - play with your food!
Use food to entice your guests, while setting the stage for your holiday occasions. Whether it's a house warming or a holiday occasion, food is the star attraction. You may be surprised that the edible goodies you serve can also be used as a form of personal and creative expression to deck the halls and the holiday table. As a bonus, they're relatively inexpensive and most are found in the produce section of your grocery store. So, get creative and play with your food this holiday season.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Check out our Thanksgiving coverage from the past week.
Woodridge Officials Share What They're Thankful For Check out a video of Mayor William F. Murphy, Superintendent Jerry Brendel and other Woodridge officials sharing what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving. Church Parishioners Donate Thanksgiving Dinners for Families in Need Close to 400 local families were helped by the efforts of nearly 100 volunteers from St. Scholastica Parish. Shoppers Forego Sleep for Doorbusters Were you up early Black Friday? We were. Turkeys Safer in Woodridge Than in Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville Crain's Chicago Business gives the Chicago suburbs a turkey-friendliness factor. See how Woodridge rated. Thanksgiving Memories Filled (Mostly) With Football A column from one of our sports writers about …
Monday, November 15, 2010
Gas, greeting cards and annoying relatives top survey lists.
'Tis the season to be jolly, for helping one another and -- for taking surveys? It seems like this time of year every company out there is conducting some type of holiday-related survey in efforts to get its name in the press. Honestly, I don't know how we average Americans are getting anything done with all these surveys we're participating in. But I have to admit, as a former public relations executive, I've conducted my fair share of these surveys and I love them! So without further adieu I'd like to present to you some of my favorite holiday findings -- care of those very prevalent surveys!