Wednesday, December 5, 2012
We're looking for photos of the most unique, quirky, or memorable trinkets that you hang on your tree for the holidays.
Holiday decorations do more than glitter and sparkle — they give a hint about the personality of their owners. Whether it's a trinket showing loyalty to a favorite sports team, cartoon character, or store [did you get your mini coffee cup from Dunkin' Donuts this year?] ornaments run the full range of sizes, shapes, and colors. And when it comes time to deck out the tree, it's the ornament that gets the best spot — the perfect place for the ornament to function as a conversation starter. Other folks prefer original, handmade decorations — especially if they were created by the kids when they were younger. Whatever the style, one thing's for sure: favorite decorations are unique. Here's your chance to share photos [or video] of the most …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America — the best “decked” house in the country — the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in Johnston jokes that your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 (Check back here next Monday for a direct link to our contest page so you can enter). Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We asked our Facebook followers for their feedback — now it's your turn.
Christmas music is already being played around the clock on the radio and some of us have already "decked the halls." While we applaud enthusiasm for the holidays, we want to know when you plan to dig the Christmas boxes out of the attic. Do you wait until the day after Thanksgiving or the week before? Tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Mohr Library is inviting students to help decorate the windows of the Andrew Greene Young Adult Room today at 2:30 p.m.
It's the time of year where everyone's looking to add a festive touch to their rooms — and Marian J. Mohr Library is no different. This afternoon at 2:30 p.m., students in grades 6 through 12 can bring their decorating flair to the Andrew Greene Young Adult Room and use stencils and washable markers to decorate the windows for winter. For more information, call the library at (401) 231-4980 or visit the library's website.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wishes Under Wrap, of Greenville Avenue, designed and installed the holiday decor at the casino.
The accompanying video shows the holiday decor designed and installed by Wishes Under Wrap, of Greenville Avenue at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. Owner Laurie Langford gives a tour of the work she and her crew have done to bring the holiday spirit to Twin River. Along with large trees at each entrance, Langford's work include theme trees at two restaurants, wreaths at each entrance, and a special Christmas hearth scene in white and red.