Monday, November 12, 2012
Organization collecting toys, school supplies and hygiene products for children in need.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, November 12, 2012
While most people in the United States are preparing for holiday activities, Johns Creek volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. This year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local businesses, churches and community groups prepare to collect 45,000 gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week (Nov. 12 – 19). Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at Mount Pisgah, the Johns Creek-area collection site. Then, using whatever means necessary—trucks, trains, boats, bikes and even …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
With damage to airports and flooding rampant, Holiday travel could be difficult this year.
It's safe to say that the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will be felt for a long time up and down the Eastern Seaboard. One of the most immediate effects of the storm may be difficulties in holiday travel arising from flood and storm damage. Marci Zied of Canton's A Love of Travel travel agency doesn't see too many problems for holiday travelers as a result of Hurricane Sandy; in fact, she is leaving for Spain on Friday through New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. "We were worried because JFK was closed earlier, but it will be open to international flights by the time we leave," she said. "By Thanksgiving it shouldn't be an issue." Zied did say that New York's LaGuardia Airport, which handles more domestic flights, is closed due…
From Black Friday to Christmas, keep these shopping safety tips in mind this holiday season.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and not far behind are the thieves and cons who show up in full force this time of year to make a quick buck. To protect yourself, keep in mind these safe shopping tips from the National Retail Federation:
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Lose weight, gain muscle, clean the house or something else?
Vote for your resolution on Holly Springs Patch then update us throughout the year.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
I love resolution season.
I was going to start my resolution early this year. I got this book about how to achieve your goals and it said you need to measure your progress quantitatively rather than just guessing how far along you are. My goal is to lose 10 pounds, so I got a scale to measure the amount I’ve actually lost. I was going to start Friday, enough time to lose Christmas weight but still an accurate measure. But then, Thursday night I had a dream that I stepped on my new scale and it registered, gulp, 248 pounds. Keep in mind, I’m 5-foot-3. Anything more than 150 pounds would be unhealthy, much less 248. So, I postponed the scale until Sunday when I can get an honest start on the new year. I kept my resolution from last year. I was meaning to get more in …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Check here before you head out on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
The City of Holly Springs public offices will be closed Monday for New Years. Post offices will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday but closed on Monday. No mail will be delivered Monday, either. Cherokee County offices will be closed Monday.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Download this app if alcohol will be part of your New Year's Eve.
Scared you’re going to get behind the wheel a little buzzed (or completely plastered) on New Years? There’s an app for that. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has developed an app for drivers to download that provides information about free rides and drinking and driving. The app is available for Androids and iPhones at this link or here for a simulation. Teaching kids to “drink responsibly” is a myth because studies show that teens who drank with adults were more likely to drink in all situations, according to a press release from Cobb County authorities. Two to three times more people died in alcohol-related vehicle crashes over the winter holiday compared to the rest of the year, according to the National Institute on …
Bring One for the Chipper turns trees into mulch for a greener city.
Holly Springs will host Bring One for the Chipper between now and Jan. 7. Residents are invited to bring their trees to the drop-off location at 100 Hickory Circle behind the fire station. “For 21 years, Georgia citizens have enthusiastically supported our Bring One for the Chipper program. Many families view the trip to the drop-off center as an annual holiday tradition that promotes the kind of responsibility necessary in a sustainable community,” said Sarah Visser, the executive director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. Since 1991, Bring One for the Chipper has collected more than 5.2 million trees and provided more than 1 million tree seedlings to participants, according to a press release. For more information about Bring …
I'm praying to break this bad spell in 2012.
Statistically, I have really bad New Year's Eves. I’ve had 23 so far. Three in high school ended with me staying home in a full-blown pity party. I had friends; my plans just always fell through. One in high school and two in college ended in breakups. OK, they ended in me getting dumped. When I was 9, I stayed up with my parents playing 13 Dead End Drive, a board game like Clue but in which the players kill one another. I promise, it’s really cute and upbeat. This was when I was having night terrors and started talking about killing my parents in the middle of the night. Right before they called the preacher for an exorcism, my parents realized that I was still playing the game and didn’t want to “bump” anyone “off.” Then there was last …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
After the presents are opened and you start to get bored, check out these showtimes to see if anything interests you.
War Horse, PG-13 Canton 12:40, 4, 7:15, 10:20 p.m. Woodstock 3, 6:50, 10 p.m. We Bought a Zoo, PG Canton 12:20, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20 p.m. Woodstock 3, 4, 5:45, 6:45, 8:30, 9:30 Adventures of Tin Tin 3D, PG Canton 12:15, 2:45, 7, 9:20 p.m. Woodstock 5, 7:30, 10 p.m. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, R Canton 12, 2:30, 3:40, 6, 7, 9:30, 10:40 p.m. Woodstock 3:30, 4:30, 7, 8, 10:15 p.m. Sherlock Holmes 2, PG-13 Canton 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 10, 10:15 p.m. Woodstock 4:30, 5:15, 7:15, 8, 10 p.m. Alvin and the Chipmunks, G Canton 1:05, 1:20, 3:10, 3:25, 5:15, 5:30, 7:20, 7:35, 9:25 Woodstock 3:20, 5:30, 6:50, 7:40, 9:45 p.m. New Years Eve, PG 13 Canton 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 p.m. Woodstock 4:15, 7:10, 9:50 p.m. The Muppets, PG Woodstock 5…