Friday, December 21, 2012
Here are some ways to unwind and relax during the frenzied holiday rush.
The holidays can be a time of great joy and fun memories, but they also bring stress with growing to-do lists and money concerns weighing us down. During this frenzied time, don’t forget to take time for yourself, whether that is a few minutes curled up on the couch with a book or a quick massage. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota lists several keys to managing stress. Here are a few ways to unwind and recharge this holiday season. Read a good book Head to Barnes and Nobel or the new Spencer Road Library for the newest bestsellers or tried-and-true classics. Nothing beats cozying up in front of the fireplace with a book. Schedule dinner out Turn off the stove and take a night away from the kitchen. Have fun and take time to unwind as a …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 (Check back here next Monday for a direct link to our contest page so you can enter). Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Who says you have to spend a ton of money on the holidays?hom
As you look over the list of gifts you need this holiday season, an unsettling feeling starts. How will I pay for all these gifts? Gift-giving is meant to be a time for sharing how much you appreciate others, but rising prices and tight budgets take the feel-good vibes right out of gift-giving traditions. This year, take the money stress out of the holidays by turning to homemade gifts. Homemade gifts are a great way to show you appreciate someone while also adding a personal touch. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to be special. Get the family involved in the fun and you will be creating memories while making unique gifts for those who mean the most in your life. Let’s explore the homemade holidays in hopes that you will find something to…
Picking the perfect gift for grandparents can present unique challenges.
Finding the right gift for grandparents can be tough. Many grandparents have downsized and don’t have space for extras. And today’s mobile society means Grandma’s house may be much further than over the river and through the woods. How do you overcome these obstacles and give them a truly unique and personal gift? Here are a few suggestions to please any grandparent on your list. Personalized photo gifts are a sure winner As grandchildren grow, they change every day, especially for grandparents who can’t be there every day. Photo gifts capture those moments to share with loved ones. Ideas include calendars that track family events over the past year, shopping bags printed with grandkids’ photos or artwork, or photo books. Tiny photo …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the St. Peters public schools. 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 through …
Friday, December 2, 2011
St. Peters Patch has a round up of holiday events happening in 2011.
St. Peters Patch has rounded up a range of holiday events happening in and around St. Peters so you can plan your holiday season in advance. Look for a round up of music events, theatrical events, musical events and events for children in the next week. Ongoing Events and Festivals: Christmas Traditions: Head to Main Street St. Charles to meet a cast of Christmas characters ranging from Jack Frost to Santa Claus. Festival hours are 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. Watch a Santa Parade at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Get your photo taken at the tourism center from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Complimentary Carriage Shuttle is available …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
A new year means it's time to pack away the holiday decorations for another year.
The start of 2011 means the 2010 holiday season is over. Many people use the start of the New Year as a time to take down the holiday decorations. The City of St. Peters is the same way. On Monday, a large Christmas tree was still perched in front of City Hall. By early Tuesday morning, workers had begun stripping the tree down to a wire frame. Along Mexico Road in front of City Hall, two other workers were in a cherry picker taking down garland and other paraphernalia that had been placed among the posts dividing the roadway.