Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Here are a few in town or just a short drive away. If you know of any of your favorite restaurants that are open that we missed, add them in the comments.
Whether you don’t celebrate Christmas or just don’t feel like cooking for the holiday, we have you covered. Here are some of the restaurants that are open on Christmas Day in Northeast Ohio’s Patch towns: Click on the links above for information on each restaurant, including its phone number and regular business hours. Holiday hours may be different, so call ahead! Did we miss the restaurant you love to visit on Christmas? Add the details in the comments.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.
In the midst of all the holiday hoopla, do you stop every time you find Miracle on 34th Street on television? Between the made-for-TV offerings, the newbies and the annual chestnuts, there are lots of opportunities to get some holiday spirit from the comfort of your couch. Vote in our poll and share your favorites in the comments! Do you need some modern humor, like Elf, or are you hooked on classics like It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas when it comes to Christmas movies? Which variation of A Christmas Carol has you wishing for roast goose and plum pudding, Alastair Sim's version or Scrooged? Are there TV movies that you remember, even though few do, like The Homecoming (which led to The Waltons series) or The House Without a …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Fruitcakes, like mother-in-laws, have a negative stereotype. But that doesn't mean they're all bad.
My husband is a connoisseur of fruitcakes. What's that you say? He must have a cast iron stomach because fruitcakes are usually inedible? Well, he may have a cast iron stomach, but it's unrelated to his love of the candied fruit of a fruitcake. Although, I must say that I gasped in horror the first time I saw my husband open up a Christmas gift from his mother and it was a fruitcake. And it wasn't just any fruitcake. It was a Collin Street Bakery fruitcake. It's one of his favorite gifts. Every time my husband gets one and jokes about how he's going to eat the whole thing in one sitting. And every time he says that, my mother-in-law always reminds him how expensive it is. Fruitcakes, the good ones, aren't that hard to find, are they? If …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: Letters to Santa can be dropped off at any post office location. TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Musicians from Solon High, Mayor Susan Drucker and a special guest, Santa Claus, helped welcome the holidays to Solon at the annual tree lighting event.
Did you take photos or video of the 2012 tree lighting? Upload it to this post to share it with your neighbors by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. Happy Holidays!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
We know that every kid has that Christmas present they just love! Well, we want you to take a picture of your child with that present and explain what it is and why they love it!
For me, it was the videogames. As a kid, there was nothing better than grabbing that wrapped box that I just knew was a Nintendo game. You know, the old grey plastic rectangle you had to blow in to make work? I loved getting them on Christmas. My brother and I rotted many brain cells playing Nintendo, and we have many Christmases to thank for those hours of mind-melting fun. So what's the big present this year for your child? I know there was something on his or her list that they just wanted with all of their heart. And there's nothing for a parent (I imagine) like seeing the joy on your kid's face when they realize they got what they were hoping for. So here's what we want our parents in Solon to do: Take a moment and snap a picture of …
We rounded up a quick list of five things to get you out of the house today
Maybe your family has a touch of cabin fever and likes to get out after Christmas Dinner. Or maybe you do not celebrate Christmas, but a family fun day is never a bad idea! We rounded up five things to do today with the family — or just the grown-ups. Snow Days: Head downtwown for an off-season Indians experience; the baseball stadium has been converted to a huge sledding hill and ice rink. $25; tickets and more information here. Chinese Food & A Movie: Head to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage for an annual Christmas Day tradition featuring free food, movies, kids activities and games. Details here. See a movie: Christmas Day is a big day for family movies — take the kids to check out We Bought a Zoo, The Muppets or The Adventures of …
Here's a by-the-numbers look at the holiday
We know Christmas is a big time for retailers, but how big? And just where did all those toys under the nation's trees this morning come from? Here is a by-the-numbers look at Christmas, courtesy of U.S. Census Bureau. Rush to the Stores $27.2 billion: Retail sales by the nation’s department stores (including leased departments) in December 2010. This represented a 44 percent jump from the previous month. Other U.S. retailers with sizable jumps in sales between November and December 2010 were clothing stores (33 percent); radio, TV and other electronics stores (44 percent); sporting goods stores (58 percent); bookstores (92 percent); and jewelry stores (113 percent). 14 percent: The percentage of total 2010 sales for department stores (…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Where is Santa Claus now? Check his progress tonight with NORAD!
Has Santa left the North Pole yet? And when will he get to Solon? No need to check the skies of Solon tonight to see if Jolly Old St. Nick is on his way. You can find out at NORAD Tracks Santa, a website that keeps tabs on Santa's progress with official military tracking equipment. The site also uses Google Earth for a 3-D look at Santa's sleigh during his journey. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) usually uses its high-tech tracking powers to watch for air and missile attacks. But on Christmas Eve, the government agency adds Santa tracking to its list of duties. It uses four high-tech systems to track Santa – radar, satellites, Santa cams and fighter jets. It's technical, so check out the site for the official …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Take our poll and tell us how you've dealt with talking to your kids about Santa.
Have you had the talk with your kids about Santa? Do you feel it's something that parents should handle or just let be? We're intentionally being vague of course. We all know what we're talking about here, right? So take our poll and tell us what you think. Then explain in the comments.