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Holiday Guide 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Did you know recycling your old holiday lights keeps them out of landfills, while also helping to feed the hungry?
Friday, November 23, 2012
With the giving of gift cards ramping up for the holidays, the Missouri Treasurer's Office reminded residents that they never actually expire.
If you're like many Missourians, you probably can expect to receive a gift card or two for Christmas this year, perhaps to one of your favorite stores or just an-all purpose pre-loaded debit card. If you're also like many Missourians, you probably have some of these cards leftover from last year, ones that were never used and are now expired. However, those out-of-date card might just turn out to be an unexpected holiday gift. That's because gift cards and certificates never actually expire in Missouri and may end up labelled as unclaimed property by the Missouri Treasurer's office. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel offered some tips on how to redeemed expired cards in a recent press release. "It is important to remember that even if that …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Find out how to become one of the ubiquitous Salvation Army bell ringers this holiday season and help raise money for families in need.
It's that time of year again when volunteers for the Salvation Army don their red aprons, stand in front of their red kettles and ring bells to raise money for those in need. We're sure you've seen the famous Salvation Army bell ringing army around every holiday season in front of your favorite mall, grocery store or pharmacy. This year, Patch is making it easy for you to sign up and become a bell ringing volunteer yourself! The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas campaign helps raise funds to provide food, clothes and toys to 6 million people nationwide. Why volunteer? Here are the top 10 reasons why Salvation Army volunteers say they donate their time: If you'd like to volunteer, choose your region below and sign up for a shift online…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Want those cards and packages to arrive in time for Christmas? Find out the drop-dead dates from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS.
If you want Santa Claus to arrive on time with holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail. So has FedEx and UPS. Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time. Post Office Locations In the Ballwin and Ellisville area, there are U.S. post offices at 14373 Manchester Road in Ballwin and at 15455 Manchester Road in Manchester. Postal Service Shipping Deadlines Military Shipping Deadlines* Parcel Post service to all APO/FPO/DPO addresses was Nov. 13. Priority and First Class Mail must be sent by Dec. 3 to APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093, and Dec. 10 to all other military addresses. *The deadline for Dec. 25 …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Check out this round up of holiday TV specials in November and December.
Keep this round up of holiday specials handy so you can plan to catch your favorite show in November and December. Information shows St. Louis stations and times. Nov. 21, 7-9 p.m. "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" CW (Channel 11) Nov. 22 NBC (Channel 5) Nov. 23 Nov. 28 Dec. 1, 7-10 p.m. "It's a Wonderful Life" NBC (Channel 5) Dec. 4, 7 p.m. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" CBS (Channel 4) Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m. "The Borrowers" ABC (Channel 30) Dec. 9 ABC (Channel 30) Dec. 11 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 17 FOX (Channel 2) Dec. 18 Dec. 19, 7-9 p.m. "Noel" CW (Channel 11) Dec. 20, 7-8 p.m. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa" ABC (Channel 30) Dec. 21 Dec. 22 ABC (Channel 30) NBC (Channel 5) Dec. 23, 6-10 p.m. "The …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Walk through the annual holiday light extravaganza before it opens to cars.
The 27th annual St. Louis County Parks Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park opens to the public Wednesday, Nov. 21, but patrons can experience the fun a week early at the Winter Wonderwalk. Patrons can stroll through the park to view the million-plus holiday lights on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18. Winter Wonderwalk is $5 per person and strollers, wagons and dogs on a 6-foot leash are welcome. The walkthroughs will be held at the following times both nights: Advanced registration is required. Call 314-615-8822, 314-615-7373 or 314-615-5572. Food trucks will be available for food and drink purchases.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Walmart announced a Thanksgiving Day start to its sales. Target, Toys R Us, and Best Buy aren't far behind.
Serious shoppers know Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the day for bargains. Retailers are opening earlier than ever this year with sales to entice holiday shoppers. Walmart has set the bar at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for 2012 sales to start. Will other stores follow? Macy’s, Target and Toys R Us are among a growing number of shops kicking off Black Friday sales at midnight, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Area mall doors will open at various times, though some of their stores may or may not be open then. Many sales haven't been announced yet. Target offers a signup to receive text messages of sales, and previews a 40-inch Toshiba TV, a Samsung laptop computer, a Playstation 3 and other sale items on its website. Want…