Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Done unwrapping presents already? From a 24-hour 'A Christmas Story' marathon and a trio of 'The Santa Claus' movies, there's plenty to watch this Christmas.
It's Christmas morning: the coffee has been poured and the presents are unwrapped — now what do you do? While you wait for the in-laws to arrive and Christmas dinner to finish cooking, flip one of these holiday classics to keep the kids, as well as the rest of the family, entertained.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here's what you need to know before heading out.
The library: The Rochester Hills Public Library is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas. It reopens Wednesday. The superstores: Meijer, Target and Wal-Mart are closed Christmas. The government: City and school offices are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas. Ram's Horn: The popular restaurant is open every day BUT Christmas. They close at 1 a.m. Christmas morning and re-open at 7 a.m. Dec. 26. Most downtown Rochester shops and restaurants are closed on Christmas; call ahead. The movie theater: Movies opening Christmas day at Emagineinclude Django Unchained and Les Miserables. CVS stores: Just incase you need a last-minute gift. The bowling alley: Classic Lanes is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas Eve and from 6-11 p.m. Christmas.
When a boy was diagnosed with cancer, his baby brother was being born to help save him.
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI -- This Christmas, the Byrd family of Rochester Hills will spend the day in their pajamas. They will play games - lots of games. They will pray. They will enjoy every moment of their day of togetherness. Because once upon a time this day didn't seem possible. It was Christmastime six years ago when doctors diagnosed the Byrds' oldest son, Blase, with a type of cancer they said was incurable. Blase was 4 years old with only a slim chance he would live to see Christmas through the eyes of a 10-year-old. Since then, the Byrds' story is one of beating the odds. Of prayer. And, ultimately, of nothing less than a miracle. "I know what it feels like to look everywhere and feel as if there is no hope," Tami Byrd told Patch. "…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
From the lights to the parade, there's lots to do to celebrate the season this week around town.
Here's a guide to some of the popular community events celebrating the Christmas season. Click on each event for more details. Then, help us make this list all-inclusive by adding details of your own events in the comments section attached to this story. Gingerbread House at Royal Park Hotel A Christmas Carol Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk Lagniappe (and the start of the Big, Bright Light Show) Kris Kringle Market 'Forever Christmas' Annual Greens Market 'A Fairy Christmas,' the OPC Annual Christmas Show Santa's Visit on the Farm Hometown Christmas Parade Polar Express Celebration Brunch With Santa Story Time with Santa at Dinosaur Hill Rochester Symphony Orchestra "Lights of the Season" An Old-Fashioned Christmas Elegant Christmas …