Thursday, November 22, 2012
Sharing a cocktail or festive drink while cooking or entertaining is a favorite holiday tradition at the Meier house.
Each year, while we cook, the Meier girls like to mix a holiday drink to enjoy. Thanksgiving is no different. Here are the five drinks we're considering this Thanksgiving. All recipes come from the book Peterson's Holiday Helper, which can be found at Fragments in Highland. With a potato peeler, peel the oranges and lemon in 3/4-inch-wide stripes from navel to the opposite nib. Set the actual fruit aside. Stick a clove in each strip of peel. Put the honey, cider, peels and cinnamon sticks into a 4-quart or larger saucepan (do not use aluminum or copper pans). Warm the mix over medium-low heat until just simmering (20 minutes), then turn the heat to low. Serve the hot cider in mugs, adding a piece of peel and a dried apple ring to each mug…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Share the story, show off the ring and spread the news about your engagement with a photo of the happy couple!
Newly engaged? Share the joy, whether the proposal arrived the traditional way, on bended knee, or in some surprising way. Add a photo and tell the story here -- Did you use a family ring or brand-new one? Propose directly or as a surprise? What else happened? Also, share your wedding announcement right here.
Dennis and Carol Heminger volunteer every year, several times each season as Salvation Army bell ringers.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Peg McNichol
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Carol and Dennis Heminger spent at least two hours of their Christmas Eve standing outside Holiday Market, 520 S. Lilley Rd., depite chilling temperatures and an overcast sky. They each rang a small handbell, smiling and thanking passersby who dropped money into the red kettle hanging on a stand nearby, marked "Food" on one side and "Warmth" on the other. The donations support efforts by Salvation Army workers to help those in need. The Hemingers volunteer every year, several times each season. "It's a family tradition," said Carol Heminger. If you'd like to record a Good Morning, Canton! segment, email Canton Patch editor Peg McNichol at email@example.com.
Was a new phone or tablet high on your wish list this year?
We know electronic devices were high on many people's wish lists this year, so we want to know: What gadget did you get for Christmas? Was it an iPhone (which version?), an Android smartphone, the latest iPad, an Android tablet, a laptop computer, digital camera or something else? Maybe you went electronics free this holiday. Tell us about it. If you were lucky enough to score a mobile device as a gift, learn how you can put it to work learning about your community. Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here is a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Stephanie Ubaydi wins the amazing mantel contest after many readers share their mantels with Patch and EventTrender.
We asked for you to show us where you hang your stockings with care – and many of you did, as part of our How Do you Deck Your Mantel contest. On Friday, a winner was chosen. Patch, in partnership with the blog EventTrender, asked readers to share their mantels. On Friday, Stephanie Ubaydi – whose mantel features family memories – was selected randomly as the winner; she will receive a $50 gift card to Lowes. Ubaydi's mantel features her original childhood stocking, along with that of her husband. Those precious stockings frame the homemade ones that an aunt crafted for each of Ubaydi's children when they were born. The nativity is on the left, and also featured are other childhood pieces such as a ceremic, musical Christmas tree, an …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Not all treats are created equal. Tell us what you love and loathe.
Taste is highly personal, particularly when that taste is literally on the tip of the tongue. So it's no surprise that when it comes to the sugary, colorful indulgences served this week, one person's delight may be another's disgust. Fortunately, abundant choices at office parties, family gatherings and neighborhood visits let us grab what we savor and skip what's out of favor. In these polls, tell what you crave and what makes you cringe. Pick one on each list. Then feel free to tell us in comments what we've missed.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Want to get into the holiday spirit? Catch one of these holiday movies, and you will definitely get there!
There are five great movies playing this week — catch them if you can. This classic 1946 film never gets old. Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, whose life is touched by a guardian angel. This film was nominated for five Oscars. — 8 p.m. Saturday on NBC. Don't miss this hilarious and touching movie of an Indiana boy that will have you saying, "You'll shoot your eye out," all day long. — Starts at 8 p.m. Saturday and runs for 24 hours nonstop on TBS. Clark Griswold has big plans for Christmas, which naturally turns into a total disaster. This movie is destined to make you laugh and be thankful that you aren't related to cousin Eddie. — 9 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday and 10 p.m. Sunday on ABC Family. When Maria feels she cannot cut it at …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Learn more about the history and meaning behind this Jewish holiday, which starts tomorrow at sundown.
While Christmas is among the top two Christian holidays in terms of importance, Hanukkah is considered a minor holiday for the Jewish people. Nevertheless, it has become one of the more widely celebrated Jewish holidays and is certainly a favorite among children. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE (Before Common Era) and is celebrated by lighting one additional candle in a candelabrum, called a hanukkiah (or menorah) for eight days. The holiday is also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah means rededication and refers to the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its defilement by the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE (or BC). As the website MyJewishLearning.com notes, "Beginning in 167 BCE…
Saturday, December 10, 2011
It's the time of the year for decorations, gifts and 24-hour marathons of "A Christmas Story." What will you be watching?
The holiday season is a time to pull out old favorite holiday films, and it seems everyone has an opinion when it comes to what makes a "great" holiday film. Whether you haul out Home Alone, Elf, or Die Hard, or settle in for another watching of Miracle on 34th Street, there is always that one favorite film above all the rest. There's the widely anticipated 24 straight hours of A Christmas Story on TBS, starting at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. And It's a Wonderful Life, a mainstay of Christmas Eve for many families. Looking for new ideas? You can check out the website Christmas Movie List. Whatever your holiday viewing pleasure, share it here with other Patch readers.
Patch is partnering with EventTrender, a blog about all-things-entertaining, produced by two local girls with a flair for design.
Sue Keels and Angela Butorac are the hostesses with the mostest-es. As director of sales and marketing at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Keels is constantly keyed in to elegance. Along with Butorac, an event planner from Sterling Heights, they produce a blog called EventTrender, filled with all things inspirational when it comes to entertaining, cooking and showing off your home. For their latest project, they're hanging their stockings with care. EventTrender is kicking off a contest today that seeks to find the most creative mantel in all the land. Patch is partnering with the bloggers — and a $50 gift card, donated by Lowe's, is the prize. Whether you use greenery or candles or simply a stocking or two, you'll have a chance of …