Monday, December 26, 2011
Did you get an iPhone for Christmas? Buy yourself an Android tablet? We want to know
Sales of mobile gadgets are booming, and chances are a lot of them were given as gifts this holiday season. We'd like to know which, if any, you received. And if you're just starting to use your new gadget, you might want to download one of our Patch apps. They're just the thing to keep you informed and in touch about what's going on in your community. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Patch’s useful features include: Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Do you think you should be able to take your own pictures when the kids visit Santa at the mall?
Jolly Old St. Nick has been a big draw at the malls for years, where parents would snap photos of their children sitting on the Big Man's lap. But recently, malls have started to ban parents from taking their own photos, or asking them to shoot from a certain distance. Others will allow parents to take photos only if they also buy a professional photo package. Some Santas say it's stealing when you take your own photos, reports United Press International, but parents argue that it ruins the spirit of the season. What do you think?
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Donations being accepted at Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.
Between Dec. 4 and Dec. 17, people with a Cuyahoga Falls traffic warning can earn a waiver by donating to Toys for Tots at the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. During the fourth annual Trade a Ticket for a Toys for Tots Donation Cuyahoga Falls police will issue "toy waivers" to replace a typical warning received for a minor traffic case. The toy waiver will encourage the minor traffic violator to donate a new, unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots. The toy can be dropped of at the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 between December 4 and December 17, 2011. Mayor Don Robart stated in a press release, "In the spirit of the holiday season, I hope that the donated toys will have a positive and lasting …
That's the theory among certain folks on and near Chestnut Boulevard.
Neighbors on Chestnut Boulevard and nearby streets have gotten into the seasonal spirit in a brightly lit way. See if you recognize your house or a neighbor's house. And, what the heck, if you have some fun photos, add them to the collection.
Monday, November 28, 2011
E-tailers hope you'll click all the way through for Christmas shopping.
In case you haven't heard, today is Cyber Monday, perhaps the most contrived holiday event since Sweetest Day. Amazon, Walmart and LivingSocial are hoping you'll spend the day shopping in your bathrobe from the comfort of your kitchen table, or wherever you use your laptop, iPad, etc. Amazon told the Boston Globe that Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, was its peak day for online orders last year. Personally, I kind of short-circuited Black Friday after finding a certain video game picked over at Best Buy – so I ordered it online from Amazon at a discount. So are you among the cyber shoppers making a few choice clicks today? You're already online, right? Here are a few tips from WKYC for online shopping.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Best Buy in Cuyhoga Falls has a little tent city springing up, undeterred by rain and wind.
Those tents on the sidewalk in front of Best Buy, 445 Howe Ave., aren't a display for summer camping fun. Those are actual campers waiting for the arrival of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the traditional kickoff to Christmas shopping season. Generators hummed and the wind whipped the tents as I talked to one of the campers hunkered down on a blustery Wednesday afternoon. Jonas Allooh has been a Black Friday camper for a couple of years now. His friends started even longer ago, so maybe they're creating a new holiday tradition of sorts. I cruised over to Fairlawn and Bath to see if any similar camps were springing up, but there were none as of Wednesday afternoon. Maybe they're just not as motivated for early bird bargains. …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tents in the cold November rain outside Best Buy.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- On WKYC.com
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
The pumpkins aren't all gone from stoops and street curbs yet, but scenes from another holiday are coming around.
The ongoing debate over how soon is too soon to start thinking about Christmas and other solstice-type holiday has entered another season of decking the halls and for some in protest, bah-humbugging. So let's fan the flames of the debate, maybe even throw a little gasoline on the fire. What say you? Too early for snowmen and Rudolph and Santa and Nativity scenes and all the rest? Or are you ready get your Christmas on? There's even a poll below to stir the pot a little. As always, comments are welcome too. The folks on 13th Street who brought a ghastly Halloween scene with a "body count" that would keep CSI teams busy for a month have already traded in the gore for snowmen and reindeer.