Friday, December 28, 2012
Allied Waste will be picking up trees from Chesterfield residents for free throughout the month of January on Wednesday.
Once it's time to take down the Christmas tree for the year, its disposal will be fairly straightforward for Chesterfield residents. According to information posted on the City of Chesterfield website, Allied Waste will pick up Christmas trees the entire month of January on Wednesdays (yard waste pick up day) at no additional charge. However, there are several requirements to be aware of when taking your tree to the curb. The tree must be free of all decorations, including tinsel, garland, ornaments and lights. It must also be cut into sections shorter than 4 feet. If you have any questions, visit the city's website or call 636-537-4000.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The toy retailer is keeping its doors open for those in need of some last-minute holiday shopping starting at 7 a.m. this morning and continuing until 10 p.m., Dec. 24.
Toys R' Us is providing proscrinators everywhere a holiday gift by keeping its doors open for 88 hours straight in the run-up to Christmas. The toy retailer began the marathon this morning at 6 a.m. and will keep its doors open until 10 p.m. Dec. 24. The Chesterfield Toys R' Us is located at 1781 Clarkson Road. Those looking for last-minute gifts can also take advantage of longer hours at the Chesterfield Mall. Chesterfield Mall, along with four other malls owned by CBL & Associate's, has extended its hours until Monday Dec. 24. Holiday shopping hours are: Other CBL properties include Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center and St. Clair Square. Macy's will be getting into the open-straight game as well. The department store chain has said …
The Salvation Army has run out of toys to distribute during its walk-in days for those needing Christmas assistance. Help out with a donation today!
Gather round the punch bowl and fill your cup. It's time to welcome the holidays with a traditional cup of cheer or a pour of Port.
Time to toast the holidays. “I’ll have a flaming rum punch. No make it mulled wine heavy on the cinnamon, light on the cloves,” the holiday drink request of Clarence (angel second class) in the film It’s A Wonderful Life. Holiday libations such as these have filled countless holiday cups for centuries. On second thought make that millenniums considering mulled wine’s basic recipe has been traced to ancient Rome before it became associated with Christmas as the holiday drink of choice, thanks to Charles Dickens who mentions it in his timeless tale, A Christmas Carol. Mulled wine along with other punches, whether flaming or not, in recent years has enjoyed a comeback. Perhaps due to renewed interest in the Victorian and Edwardian Age thanks …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Here are ten ways to have fun and spread holiday cheer in Chesterfield without breaking the bank.
This year’s holiday season can be special for you and your family regardless of your budget. Here are some fun tips for creating new holiday traditions while saving money. 1) Make your cards from recycled materials. Cards can be made from paper grocery bags, cereal boxes, used file folders and even last year’s holiday cards. Feature your family’s artwork and use recycled wrapping paper or paper from catalogs and magazines for backgrounds. A great resource for making cards from recycled materials is "Creative Correspondence" by Michael and Judy Jacobs, available at Barnes and Noble on Clarkson Road or on Amazon.com. 2) Have fun together and create a festive decoration by making a gingerbread house. You can bake the gingerbread …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Chabad of Chesterfield will be hosting a public Menorah lighting tonight at 6:30 at the Chesterfield Mall with plenty of activities for kids, such as face painting and balloons.
Chabad of Chesterfield will host a public Menorah lighting tonight at the Chesterfield Mall with lots of family-friendly activities. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. near the entrance to Dillard's. In addition to the Menorah lighting, activities will include face painting, balloons, doughnuts and live music. For more information, visit the Chabad of Chesterfield website.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The holiday patriarch will make visits to malls in the West County area up until Christmas Eve.
Santa Claus will be making peroidic stops in Chesterfield and the West County area up until Christmas Eve at the Chesterfield Mall and West County Center. Families can find Santa from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday in the lower level of Chesterfield Mall in the Dillard's Court. At West County Center, the jolly old elf will be in lower level in the north court. West Newsmagazine is reporting that Santa Claus will also be going high tech this year. Shoppers with smart phones can download the Santa's Fun App, which allows children to write letters to Santa and read his responses. It can also be used to organize gift lists and track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve. Visits are free, with photo packages available …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Several local companies are available to hang Christmas lights on your house. They take them down after the holidays are over, too.
For some families, "decking the halls with boughs of holly" is a warm and fuzzy Christmas tradition, with all family members participating in decorating the Christmas tree and otherwise putting out all of the home holiday decorations. But there's not a lot of "fa-la-la-la-la-ing" involved for the person standing on a metal extension ladder on a cold and windy day, untangling stubborn strands of Christmas lights and attaching them to the gutters. Some companies have made a business out of a sometimes irritable task of stringing Christmas lights on your home. Green Print Lawncare is a Barnhart lawn service company in the spring and summer, but it hangs lights during the holiday season as a way to make money and to keep it's lawn service work…
With the giving of gift cards ramping up for the holidays, the Missouri Treasurer's Office reminded residents that they never actually expire.
If you're like many Missourians, you probably can expect to receive a gift card or two for Christmas this year, perhaps to one of your favorite stores or just an-all purpose pre-loaded debit card. If you're also like many Missourians, you probably have some of these cards leftover from last year, ones that were never used and are now expired. However, those out-of-date card might just turn out to be an unexpected holiday gift. That's because gift cards and certificates never actually expire in Missouri and may end up labelled as unclaimed property by the Missouri Treasurer's office. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel offered some tips on how to redeemed expired cards in a recent press release. "It is important to remember that even if that …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year —starting on Thanksgiving Day! Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop …