Neighbor Love is looking for volunteers to deliver Christmas gifts to senior citizens and monetary contributions that will go toward the purchase of the gifts.
Holiday Guide 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Keep an eye on traffic conditions and the best gas prices during the holiday weekend and beyond with the help of West Cobb Patch.
Will you be going over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving? Are you planning to drive from store to store to find this weekend’s best deals? Or are you on the lookout for the best gas prices in town? Patch is here to help. West Cobb Patch’s Commute page allows users to get a live look at traffic maps for Cobb, Paulding or Douglas counties and beyond. And drivers looking to save some dough for the holiday shopping season—or at any time of the year—can visit the Commute page to find the best gas prices in Powder Springs, Lithia Springs or any city of their choice.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tips and sales to help you plan for the big feast.
It’s that time of year … the Thursday we’ve all been waiting for is starting to draw near. Diets go by the wayside, and budgets fly out the window. Only at Thanksgiving does it seem perfectly normal to have four desserts and 15 side dishes atop the groaning table, and the cost can be staggering. So, in preparation for the Black Friday sales, I offer my take on the “Black Thursday” Budget Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Want a great deal? You may have to spend part of your Thanksgiving to get it. Tell us what you think about retailers pushing the start of the holiday shopping season onto Turkey Day.
Looking to grab some great Black Friday deals? Better be prepared to scarf down the turkey and put away the pumpkin pie quickly. It’s becoming a tradition for the holiday shopping season to start well before the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. But your holiday food might still be warm by the time retailers offer the first “Black Friday” deal. Take, for example, Walmart. The retailer is rolling out its first Black Friday deals Thursday—that’s Thanksgiving night—at 8 p.m. Not to be outdone, Target is inviting customers to grab its Black Friday deals at 9 p.m. Thursday. The early deals means those hoping to save money during their holiday shopping will be spending part of another holiday heading to stores, fighting the crowds and waiting in …
The retailer announces that it will open at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Walmart already had planned to open at 8 p.m.
It won't be hard to find a place to shop on Thanksgiving night. Target has announced that it will open at 9 p.m. Thursday so shoppers can get a head start on Black Friday deals. “We thought long and hard about when the right opening time would be,” Target executive Kathee Tesija said in an Associated Press report. Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, already had announced that it will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Do you plan to shop for Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments below. Target plans to offer deals that include an Apex 32-inch LCD TV for $147 and a Nikon digital camera for $99.99 for the earlier opening, according to the report. From 4 a.m. to noon on Friday, customers who spend $50 or more on clothing…
The nation's largest retailer will roll out specials beginning at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Black Friday? That was SO 2011. Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, has announced that it will begin holiday shopping specials at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, according to media reports. The retailing giant also began Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving 2011, but at 10 p.m. In 2012, the specials start at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Are you glad to see Black Friday deals extended further into the Thanksgiving holiday? Or do you feel that it's overkill? Tell us in the comments below. According to an ad on Walmart.com, Black Friday/Thursday specials include $399 for an iPad 2 (16GB) and $148 for a 32-inch television.
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…