Thursday, March 10, 2011
Somewhere between exams, soccer practice and picking out the perfect dress, you forgot to order a corsage or boutonnière. Here are some places that can help you out before the big night (even if it is Saturday).
Who: Ladybugs Flowers and Gifts Where: 5060 Sugar Pike Road, Holly Springs Phone:678-297-3737 Who: Gail's Flower Shop and Gifts Where: 105 Riverstone Parkway, Canton Phone: 770-720-6022 Who: Floral Designs by H.C. 2370 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock Phone: 770-924-0475 Who: Woodstock Flowers and Gifts Where: 9515 Main St., Woodstock Phone: 678-445-8875 For the truly crafty ones, check out this website on how to make a low-cost boutonniere with items you might already have around the house.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
With the season of spring breaks among us, here are the top five Patch Picks for books to read on the beach and appreciate Holly Springs-Hickory Flat life a little more.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: I think we're born with a liking for this book. It's one of those things, like comfort food, that you can go back to over and over again and read it. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the publication, but this one remains relevant year after year. 2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: The number of little league players running around Hickory Flat these days makes you realize that little boys are still as mischievous as they were in those days. However, this one is probably better suited for the adults or older children (we don't want Patch to be responsible for giving kids the idea to run away). 3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: For a novel that hits closer to home, …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Here are the top five boutiques to get you ready for prom and other special events this spring.
Where: Three Sisters Gifts and Home Accents What they offer: The locally owned shop offers some high end names--Brighton, Pandora and Vera Bradley--as well as a large selection of kids accessories, Tervis Tumblers and smaller gifts. Check here for a story we did on them earlier. Where: A House of Books What they offer: This shop, owned by a mother-daughter duo, offers thousands of used books at lower prices. Bring your own in for a discount and check out their selection of audio books. We did a story on them earlier. Where: Ladybugs Flowers and Gifts What they offer: A local florist owns Ladybugs and sells a variety of floral arrangements and gifts. Where: Coco's Cottage What they offer: Coco's has upscale brands of clothing and …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
This week Patch Picks five non-profit organizations that are making a difference.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jessie Gable
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Who: MUST Ministries of Cherokee What they do: MUST Ministries provides food and clothing for those in need in Cherokee County How you can help: You can volunteer at the Canton location or donate clothing or money. Go here for more details on what they specifically need at this time. Who: Bethany Place Home What they do: This women and children's shelter has housed battered and abused women for 22 years. How you can help: They are in need of monetary donations to pay for utility bills. For a full story on Bethany Place, check out this story from last year. Who: Southern States Rescued Rottweilers What they do: This group has strong Hickory Flat ties and saves orphaned Rottweilers from 11 states. How you can help: Donate here or check …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Here are the top five places to go to Valentine's Day dinner this year.
1. The Frosty Frog is hosting a special Valentine's Day Special on chocolate and fudge. You can buy chocolate or fudge in a heart shaped tin on Feb. 11. Who needs dinner when you can have desert? 2. Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant on Cumming Highway offers elaborate decorations for first dates and long-time couples alike. 3. For especially low-key or new dates, check out Johnny's Pizza where there are enough TVs to distract you from the awkward silences. 4. The same principle applies to Beef O' Brady's where a you can enjoy a relaxed evening without the hype of red hearts and Valentine's Day pressure. 5. If you missed our restaurant review last week, you could always check out Izumi Asian Bistro for a different take on a traditional dinner.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Whether you're pulling for the Packers or the Steelers, we've got you covered as you cheer (or just watch for the commercials).
1. Men can go to New Life Church to a Super Bowl Party at 6 p.m. on Sunday to watch the Super Bowl. 2. Dayspring Church in Acworth is also hosting a Super Bowl party at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite snack food. 3. Shane's Rib Shack will also be showing the Super Bowl. 4. Johnny's Pizza in Hickory Flat will be showing the game and having pizza and wing specials all day Sunday. 5. If you're staying at home, be sure to check out our story on Manly Food to keep all your guests happy.