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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Parents can provide evidence that Santa is real.
Disclaimer: If you are a child and you read this post then you will placed on Santa's naughty list and get a lump of coal for Christmas. This is super secret grown up stuff so you better get off your mom or dad's computer! Whew, that was a close one! Christmas is just around the corner and my three-year-old is already going nuts for Santa Claus. If we happen to be at the mall, my little one makes a mad dash to find Santa, sitting on his throne among the fake snow and cranky helpers in elf outfits, and to give the old boy a hug. He loves the jolly guy. If ever there was a time for me to play up the whole Santa Claus thing, now would be it. With the advancement of technology, kids these days can be presented with more than enough proof that …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Tips for getting the presents they want without having to hoof it from Peachtree Corners to the North Pole.
Santa’s awesome, but he doesn’t always deliver the hottest toys of the season on demand to Peachtree Corners, no matter how nicely we ask. If the kids – or wannabe kids – in your life happen to have their hearts set on presents that are hard to come by, it can be torturous running from store to store only to find what they really want just isn’t available. Whether your little girl has her sights on the latest Lalaloopsy, your son wants a Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister or that “big baby” in your life is yearning for a copy of Halo 4, here are some ideas on how to track down what’s in demand without putting miles and miles on your vehicle in the process: Tips for Shopping in Town If you hate ordering online and love the gratification of …
Friday, November 23, 2012
There will be caroling, ballet performers, carriage rides during the day capped off by the arrival of the big man himself, Santa Claus.
What a difference a day makes. Thursday it was Thanksgiving and just a day later everything turns to Christmas. The annual shopping season kicks off at The Forum on Friday, Nov. 23. Here's the schedule of the day's events: Carriage rides from 2-8 p.m. Photos with Santa from 2-3:45 p.m. and 6:15-8 p.m. Caroling from 2-5 p.m. with a performance by American Idol Finalist Phil Stacey. Then a ballet performances of Babes in Toyland Followed by the annual Tree Lighting and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Local stores offer tournaments, play before you buy and midnight sales of the new release for Playstation 3, XBOX 360, Wii U and your PC.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The ESRB has categorized this game as mature, and not suitable for younger players. You've been watching the commericals on TV, online and at the movies. Tonight, you can see and play the game in person. Call of Duty: Black Ops II goes on sale at many retailers at 12:01 a.m., and several offer a chance to try it out hours before you can buy. Will this draw gamers away from their smartphones and tablets where they play Angry Birds and other games as apps? Probably not, but this is a big franchise for consoles. Here are some local and area stores where you can try before you buy: Best Buy Alpharetta – 9 p.m. on Xbox 360 in the Magnolia Home Theater/Magnolia Design Center. Tournament with prizes. Target Peachtree Corners – 10 …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
How will your finances affect your holiday spending?
Two-thirds of respondents to a recent poll by the NPD Group said they “plan to spend about the same” as last year, while 10 percent planned to “spend more.” With the economy and job situation still in flux for many families, we want to know what families in Howard County plan to do for Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa gifts in 2012. Will you be more creative with your gifting? Use sites like Groupon, Living Social, etc? Brave Black Friday sales? Cook or bake for familty and friends?
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Gwinnett has announced its lineup for the 24th annual lighting of the county tree in Lawrenceville.
After Thanksgiving dinner is over, Gwinnett County invites everyone to come out and watch the lighting of the county's holiday tree. The festivities start Thursday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Lawrenceville. The evening will include music from the Class Act Band, The John King Band and Lawrenceville's own Catherine Kimbro. There will also be free face painting and arts and crafts for the kids. Fox 5 Atlanta reporter Randy Travis will once again serve as the event's emcee. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m., and Santa Claus will arrive around 6:45 p.m. During the celebration, Gwinnettians will also get the chance to make the holidays better for others. Donation boxes for Toys for Tots will be …