Thursday, December 22, 2011
One lucky commenter will win a $25 gift card to Best Buy. Ten others will win some sort of Patch swag!
We're in the holiday spirit this Christmas season and to celebrate we're giving away a $25 gift card to Best Buy to satisfy your last-minute shopping needs! All you have to do is guess Local Editor Brian Feldt's favorite Christmas movie! Yeah, it's that easy! Here's a hint. It's one of my favorite lines from this holiday classic: Are you serious, Clark? Here's another hint: the photo of this article is from my favorite movie. To enter, leave a comment with your guess. All guesses must be turned in by 11:59 p.m. Thursday night. At the end of the night, we'll select a random correct-guesser to win the gift card and 10 others to win some sort of Patch swag (items include 24 oz. stainless steel water bottle; Patch canvas tote bag; or a 100-…
Monday, December 19, 2011
Bolingbrook Patch is looking to create a unique recipe collection for the holiday season. Here's one for Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies. 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. Bolingbrook Patch is looking to create an extensive collection of recipes from Bolingbrook residents. If you have one, feel free to share by leaving a comment below or emailing it to Editor Brian Feldt at email@example.com. 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. Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe by Barbara Riesbeck Ingredients: 1 8oz. cream cheese (…
Monday, December 12, 2011
Santa Claus meets and greets children at the Bolingbrook Park District's Annerino Community Center.
Kids donned their coziest pajamas for an evening of games, craft-making, storytelling and cookies and milk at Bolingbrook Park District’s Annerino Community Center Friday. Fun and games aside, the children came to assure Santa that they had been good little girls and boys—and were sure to tell him what they hope to see under the tree come Christmas morning. After having his or her picture taken with Santa himself, every child went home with a gift from the jolly old elf.
Know someone who made a difference in Bolingbrook this year? Nominate him or her to be the Bolingbrook Patch 2011 Person of the Year.
Winners receive a plaque and recognition at an upcoming village board meeting.
Does your home resemble a certain Clark Griswald's come this time of year? If so, you'll want to make sure to keep your lights on a bit later this upcoming weekend. The village's Beautification Commission will be on the prowl Dec. 17-19 for Bolingbrook's best holiday lights and decoration display. Homeowners wil be recognized at an upcoming village board meeting with a plaque. The commission asks residents to make sure their address numbers are clearly visible from the street. If they aren't, commission judges may not be able to recognize your home. And if you think your home may be good enough for a commission award, be sure to submit a photo of your holiday display in Patch's Deck Your House contest, which could land the Valley View …
Friday, December 9, 2011
PetsMart in Bolingbrook will host the event on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Ever wish you could bring your pet to take photos with Santa but don't feel like waiting in line with all the kids? Problem solved. Bolingbrook's PetsMart, located at 159 N. Weber Rd., will host a Santa event where you can bring your pet in to get a photo with the jolly-old fellow himself. Photos cost $995 with your Pet Perks card or $10.95 without a card. For more information, CLICK HERE. For every picture taken, $5 will be donated to the Humane Haven Animal Shelter to treat rescued dogs and cats. In the meantime, send us photos of your pets with Santa or in Christmas attire! To upload a photo, just click on the "Submit Photo & Video" link or email them to Editor Brian Feldt at firstname.lastname@example.org Once you've uploaded your photo, you can …
A Gallup poll found Americans estimate they will spend more on Christmas presents this year. What do you think?
Americans, according to a recent Gallup poll, estimate they will spend an average of $764 on Christmas gifts this year—$50 more than the $714 they estimated at this time last year, and more than $100 above the depressed levels they forecast in November 2008 and 2009. The $764 figure would represent a three-year high in Americans spending habits. In 2008, Americans said they planned on spending on average $866 on Christmas gifts. That number plummeted to just $616 the next year. The numbers are based on a Gallup survey conducted Nov. 3-6. For more on the poll, CLICK HERE. In the meantime, we ask you...
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the Valley View School District 365U. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Have your own photos with Santa? Upload them to our gallery today or email them to Editor Brian Feldt at email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Get your turkey in gear! Check out our tips for Thanksgiving day.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Looking for a turkey recipe? Check out our recipe for Rosemary & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast. If you are one of the lucky ones who will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner elsewhere and won't need to dirty your kitchen or break out the good china, then good for you! Enjoy your week and don't forget to pick up a hostess gift. However, for those of us who will be the recipient of the aforementioned hostess gifts – it's show time people! Not to put you in a planning panic, but it's time to get cooking. According to a Thanksgiving timeline suggested by Williams-Sonoma, by one or two hours ahead of time you should plan your menu, table setting, serving dishes and decorations, shop for the appropriate cooking tools and equipment and bring the table …