Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Looking for ideas to surprise your sweetie? Ask local experts for their advice in the comments section of this article.
Whether or not you believe Valentine's Day is a ploy by retailers, it's never a bad idea to show someone you love them. In that spirit, this week's Ask the Patch Pro features two local bloggers who boast knowledge of current trends, holiday arts and crafts, romantic dining and much more. Whether you'd like to bounce a gift idea off someone, looking for tips on local romantic restaurants, or searching for ways to get the kids involved in making Mommy or Daddy a valentine, ask away in the comments section below. Also, if you have any loving suggestions for readers, please feel free to share, too.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time to deck the halls and the house. Ask our Patch Pro advice on creating a great holiday lighting display.
Despite facing the challenges of having Parkinson's disease, Plymouth resident Mike Justak each year puts on a great holiday lighting display—complete with music and much more. For the past three years the display has gotten bigger and better. Justak works on it for almost a year beforehand. This year's display has 40,000 LED lights and now five more homes in the neighborhood are involved. A 17-foot tree is part of the display, as well as a 25-foot flowering crab wrapped in 4,000 LED lights. You can listen to Justak's own radio station take in the musical and light display each winter in Plymouth. Justak does the work to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease as the lighting display brings hundreds to his curbside every holiday season. He …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Need the advice on a perfect pairing? Need a good gift idea? Ask our pros all your vino questions in the comments section below.
The holiday season is a time of celebration, good food and, of course, an adult beverage here or there. Whether you're entertaining, attending a holiday party or need to pick up an easy gift, a good bottle of wine goes a long way. But, with so many options, which brand, flavor or color do you choose? What is a tasty dessert wine? What sets off the main course perfect? Is there an inexpensive bottle that's perfect to bring to a gathering? Here to help answer all your holiday wine questions are three "Patch Pros"—local industry workers, managers and wine buffs: Add your question in the comments section below and our experts will get back to you with their suggestions.