Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tips for getting the presents they want without having to hoof it around town, or to the North Pole.
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 being able to hold the present you’re going to give right away, there are some fairly simple moves you can make to do just that and save …
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
North Shore residents who don’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are …
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts, Northbrook.
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. And that’s what we want to hear from you about, Northbrook! Do you set spending …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Between the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, be sure to catch some of these special events going on throughout town.
Kick off the holiday season with Glenview's Holiday in the Park and Parade! The annual event is set for Nov. 24 beginning at Noon. Follow the parade down Glenview Road from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church going west to Jackman Park. Festivities in the park following the parade include a visit with Santa, hay rides, a train ride for kids provided by Kohl’s Children Museum, carolers, cookies, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and popcorn. Sign up for the Gingerbread Jubilee at Wagner Farm where you can decorate a gingerbread barn that is good enough to eat! Maier’s Bakery of Morton Grove is providing the pre-assembled gingerbread barns. Icing and candy is provided by the Glenview Park District. All you need to bring is the imagination. The …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Chicago Lighthouse’s Vision Rehabilitation Center in Glenview will host its shopping party on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Children run to see the Man in Red; he greets mayor and flicks tree-lighting switch.
Santa had no reindeer, but some pretty impressive wheels Saturday, arriving at Golf Mill Shopping Center in a shiny red firetruck and riding through the mall in a Ford Mustang. Children ran to greet him as soon as he got off the firetruck, and walked with him as he made his way to the lobby near JCPenney. There, he greeted Golf Mill staff and Mayor Robert Callero as a gathered crowd looked on. "I took your picture and put it on my tie," quipped Callero, motioning to his holiday neckpiece. Earlier: See the indoor Christmas tree forest To the crowd, the mayor said, "We wish you all the joys of the holiday season. I'll say please shop at the mall." With that, Santa walked over to a special light switch and, with the crowd watching, flipped a …
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Looking for the best place in Glenview to get your fresh-cut Christmas tree and all the trimmings? Look no further!
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Saturday, December 11, 2010
The holiday cheer is creeping in and as the cookies are baking and the carols are sung, it's time to start thinking of where this year's Christmas tree and all it's trimming are coming from. Check out the following selections from around town! Fun Cards and Gifts 1442 Waukegan Road Stocked with all your holiday cheer, Fun Cards and Gifts has all the festive greeting cards for everyone, even the Scrooge on your list. Fun Cards and Gifts also stocks stationary and small gifts to round out your lists. Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. – 7p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Michaels Arts and Crafts 2231 Willow Road Find everything you need to trim your tree, deck your halls and even ice your Christmas cookies. Check out their seasonal section …