Friday, December 30, 2011
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council want everyone to have a fun and safe holiday, so they're offering these helpful tips.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are asking that everyone do their part to lower the number of alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes in 2012. The best way to stay safe and not get a DUI - or worse - this New Year's Eve is to plan ahead and designate a sober before you head out to your festivities. Here are a few ways you can make sure everyone has fun and stays safe this holiday, or whenever you have a night out:
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The GSP reports four traffic fatalities in Georgia over the Christmas holiday weekend, overall traffic fatalities in the state are on the decline.
During the 78-hour travel weekend that began on Friday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. through Monday, Dec. 26 at midnight, there were four fatalities statewide over the Christmas holiday weekend, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The fatalities over the weekend included two from Cobb County Police, one from Atlanta Police and one from the GSP Post in Washington, a city in Wilkes County, about two and a half hours east of Roswell. Roswell Police Department performed nine stops for DUI over Christmas weekend, but there were no fatalities. Last year during the Christmas holiday period the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) reported 351 crashes, 280 injuries and three fatalities. Statewide in 2010, with all agencies reporting, there were …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Just in case time has slipped away from you, we've got some last minute options that are easy to find and won't break the bank.
We know. You said you weren’t going to wait until the last minute to finish your Christmas gift list. But here you are, stressing your brain on what to get at the last minute while not looking like you waited until the last minute. Patch can help. We’ve compiled a list of five last-minute gift ideas (with some links to other places, too) that can help you fill out your list. So, take a deep breath and consider the following: Beat the Crowds: You really don’t have to fight the crowds of other procrastinators who are filling their gift lists at the mall or big-box retail stories. A quick trip to a local drug store, like CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid can be fruitful. You should expect plenty of parking and a surprisingly good gift selection. …
Here are a few activities we've found going on in the area this weekend.
Take in "A Christmas Carol" that's become a tradition in Roswell or sip some wine to help HomeStretch this holiday weekend. For more information on these and other events click the links below. Roswell: 'Christmas Carol' at Bulloch Hall Drink Wine to Help HomeStretch Smith Family and the Civil War Alpharetta: Family Day in the Teen Center Sunday Worship - C3 Church Johns Creek: Winter Break Camp Cumming: A Magical Night at Lake Lanier Christmas In Cumming Searching For Santa or Looking For Lights?
Take a tour of local holiday lights with Roswell Patch!
Just in case you haven't had a chance to see Roswell all decked out in Christmas lights, Roswell Patch has done the legwork for you. Sit back, sip some eggnog and enjoy this 2011 tour of local lights. And don't forget to enter our Deck the House contest for a chance to win $100,000 for local schools, entries may be made through Dec. 26.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Stop by historic Roswell to see Santa and enjoy holiday treats!
It's a holly, jolly holiday on in historic Roswell, Alpharetta and Cumming this weekend. Here are some activities the kids might enjoy. Friday, Dec. 2 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Holiday Open House on Canton Street, including live music, luminaries, Santa and more. Saturday, Dec. 3 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch with Santa at North Forsyth High School will provide a pancake breakfast by Simply Southard for $10. 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Caroling on Canton Street means that Canton Street will be closed to cars; and boutiques and galleries will be open late for shopping as various groups sing holiday songs. Local businesses will provide coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider and s'mores. Sunday, Dec. 4 4 p.m. A traditional children's nativity in the Alpharetta First …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Visit Chattahoochee Nature Center for free Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Support the local economy, green initiatives and local artisans this holiday season during the Chattahoochee Nature Center's Back to Nature Holiday Market on Saturday. The market means residents can avoid crowded shopping malls and still find unique gifts. Check out over three dozen local vendors, including: Grab some food from local restaurateurs including, Douceur de France, in the Plaza Conference Room. The CNC horticulture department will have beautiful fresh green décor for sale. Visit the CNC website for more information or contact email@example.com at 770-992-2055 ext. 236.
Free evening features Christmas cocktails, desserts and store-wide discounts.
Deck the halls this holiday season with some help from Pike Nurseries' Christmas Extravaganza, tonight, Thursday, Dec. 1. Customers can enjoy free Poinsettia Cocktails, with champagne and cranberry juice, Danish Kringles and other seasonal savings throughout the store. Homeowners can get in the Christmas spirit with two special holiday seminars. At 5 p.m., guests can enjoy a free seminar on "Decorating Your Mantel for Christmas." Pike Nurseries’ experts will share their best tips on creating a stunning mantel to ensure a vibrant backdrop for hanging those stockings. And garden gurus will also find tips on adding festive flair to any home with the "Create a Williamsburg Wreath" seminar at 7 p.m. Participants will make and take home their …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This list of retailers that will offer discounted gift cards will save you money on your shopping for the holidays and for your own family expenses.
Gift cards are always welcome gifts during the holidays. But, there is no rule that says that if you buy a gift card, you have to give it away. When retailers offer deals like these, it is often smart for people to buy them for themselves to use through out the year as well. This will not only save you money, but will give you the feeling that you are getting a free meal or shopping trip in future months since they are already paid for. Just a word of warning: Watch out for expiration dates on these gift cards. Some stores and restaurants in particular have had expiration dates one year after purchase, so you'd want to make sure the gift card has no more money on it than you-or the person to whom you give the card-would spend in that time…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Black Friday gets a little brighter with these local business sales and specials!
We've found a few stores running sales and, in some cases, special hours this holiday weekend and throughout the holiday shopping season.