See who made his annual list of who was naughty and who was nice.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Kelly Hager Group provided the games, toys, gift cards and other items to 18 families.
Chesterfield-based Kelly Hager Group raised more than $30,000 in donations to provide 18 children and families with gifts this holiday season. The recepients belong to the Friends of Kids with Cancer, a St. Louis-based organization that provides services to families impacted by the disease. The donations were collected throughout November and consisted of more than $4500 in cash donations and another $26,000 in new clothing, games, toys, household items and gift cards. On Dec. 14, employees with The Kelly Hager Group delivered the fits and donations to the children and their families at the company's Chesterfield offices. "This is our first year being involved with Friends of Kids with Cancer and this year I witnessed a tremendous out-…
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Chesterfield for great last-minute gift ideas.
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress: Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
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. 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 Release date: December 21 MPAA Rating: R for for strong violence …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Andrea's Gluten-Free in Chesterfield and New Day Bakery and Cafe in Ballwin offered Patch some recipes, tips and overall good advice for those planning gluten-free meals over the holidays.
Food will be an essential part of many holiday gatherings next week, but for those on a gluten-free diet (or those planning meals for them), it also represents certain hazards as well. To help plan your gluten-free meals, Patch contacted some local gluten-free bakeries and stores who shared holiday recipes along with tips on where to buy baked goods without the pesky protein. Andrea Kosinski, owner of Andrea’s Gluten-Free in Chesterfield, regularly posts recipes on her company’s website, including video instructions on using their popular sugar cookie dough. (Looking for recipes? Check out these links to a few of Andrea Kosinski's favorite gluten-free recipes: White Texas Sheet Cake, Herb Stuffing, Sugar Cookies - Instructions and Icing …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Here are some things to do in West St. Louis County this weekend.
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 St. Louis Green Holiday Light Recycling Drive: This ongoing drive allows you to drop off your used holiday lights at area Walmart locations and benefit Operation Food Search at the same time. The drop-off continues through Dec. 30. Toys for Tots: Help out Toys for Tots by donating unwrapped toys at the All Star Dental office in Eureka. Eureka Boy Scout Troop 322 Christmas Tree Lot: Still looking for that must-have tree? Stop by here for…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Need to find something for the gamer in your life? Check out our handy holiday shopping guide.
If you’re unfamiliar with the world of video games, stepping into the games section of a Best Buy or entering a Gamestop can be a bewildering experience. Perhaps you're a parent wanting something fun and wholesome for your kid, a girlfriend wondering what her refuses-to-grow-up boyfriend might like or a grandparent trying to impress a grandchild with your grasp of technology. Have no fear, Patch has complied a list of some the holiday’s best and biggest games, along with some recommendations for who might enjoy them. "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" $59.99, Mature (Xbox 360, Playstion 3, PC, Nintendo Wii U) – For some seasoned parents of video game-obsessed kids, this name may sound familiar, and it should. The “Call of Duty” franchise …