Tuesday, November 20, 2012
When people start lining up late Thanksgiving night to take advantage of door-buster deals in the wee hours Friday morning will you be there?
Love it or hate it, Black Friday is the super bowl of shopping. And with its arrival only mere days away, Tampa Bay is abuzz with people talking about the potential savings stores big and small have to offer. Some people create their own Black Friday “game plans” on what stores to hit and when after they've poured over the announced bargains various retailers have to offer. There are those so keen on saving they set alarms to wake them up in the wee hours of the night. These folks line up early and some even camp out all night to be able to scoop up the deals they’re after. Are you one of those shoppers? Do you do Black Friday or do you prefer to stay as far away from stores on the day after Thanksgiving as possible? Let us know by taking …
Friday, November 16, 2012
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts Tampa Bay!
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. And that’s what we want to hear from you about Tampa Bay! Do you set spending limits…
The Jolly Old Elf intends to stick around through Dec. 23.
Reports have been coming in from all over New Port Richey that Santa has been spotted on Main Street a little early this year. Patch checked into the rumors and has been able to uncover the truth behind the sightings. The Jolly Old Elf himself has, in fact, set up shop on Main Street and intends to stay in town through Dec. 23. Is it a well-deserved break from the cold of the North Pole or does Santa have other business in town? As it turns out, he’s here to visit with kids big and small while relaxing before his big Christmas Eve ride. "I choose a special place to visit with children each year,” Santa told Patch. “This year I'm excited to be at 5752 Main St. in downtown New Port Richey. I hope to see everyone there." Santa’s available to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Donations can be made at any sheriff's office building through Dec. 13.
The Pasco Sheriff's Office is now accepting donations and applications for its holiday food basket program. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco hopes to provide 1,000 families with baskets that include frozen turkeys and all the trimmings. "Members and volunteers with the Pasco Sheriff's Office work extremely hard between now and the holidays to collect and assemble these food baskets. You can't help but get personal satisfaction when you give these baskets to Pasco County citizens who need a little cheer. We appreciate anything people can give so we can spread a little Christmas spirit to people who might not otherwise be able to afford a nice Christmas dinner for their family," sheriff's office spokesman Doug Tobin said. Donations of …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Whether you only venture into the kitchen to turn on the microwave or you’re a gourmet at heart, chances are you have a favorite holiday recipe. We want to hear about it!
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- Sherri Lonon
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
If there’s one thing about the holidays that almost everyone can agree upon loving, it’s the food! Decadent desserts, scrumptious roasts, to-die-for sides, homemade breads–you get the idea. The spreads that start popping up in homes and offices this time of year make the holidays memorable for many. As Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah approach, we want to make it easy for New Port Richey Patch readers to plan out their menus. That’s why we’re inviting you to share your favorite recipes right on the site. It doesn’t matter if you have an elaborate turkey dish to share or your favorite is a simple cookie recipe that gets your family in the holiday spirit each year: We want to hear from you! Just share your favorite recipes–and…