Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The mall opens at 9 a.m. that day for the shopping rush.
Santa Claus is a regular visitor to area malls. In the Decatur and Avondale Estates area, he will arrive at 9:45 a.m. on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) at North DeKalb Mall. The first thing he'll do is start the “Magic Singing Christmas Tree” in the Food Court. Children can visit him 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day. Hours for Santa at North DeKalb Mall are: The mall opens at 9 a.m. that day for frothing-at-the-mouth shoppers. Other Black Friday stories.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Our Patch Question of the Week wants to hear your heartwarming, or horrifying, Thanksgiving memories.
Other than July 4th, Thanksgiving is probably the most unique of American holidays. I'm not aware of any nation in the world that has set aside a day devoted to being grateful for the good things in life. The links between Thanksgiving and our American history came together for me about 10 years ago, when my wife and I were vacationing in Washington, D.C., over the Thanksgiving holiday. We spent the day after Thanksgiving in Ford's Theater, watching a live production of "A Christmas Carol." Yes, Ford's Theater is still a fully functioning stage, and you can easily imagine one of our greatest presidents enjoying the performance from his hallowed box. Patch wants to hear about your Thanksgiving memories? Do you love or loathe this uniquely …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Georgians are part of a national movement to keep holiday cash at home.
“Look, Charlie, let's face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.” – Lucy van Pelt to Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Americans have worried about losing the true meaning of Christmas since at least 1965, when Charlie Brown lamented the holiday’s commercialization in a Peanuts special. This year, there’s a movement afoot to bring Christmas closer to home. An apparently anonymous essay circulating on the Web has drawn the attention of people in Georgia. It calls for buying local services as gifts instead of products manufactured in foreign countries: You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city…