A look at some of the December holiday celebrations.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
How do you spend the holidays?
Another look at Debbie Gill's surprise from KDWB's Dave Ryan.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy holidays, and please take a moment to remember and honor the victims of the Newtown, CT, tragedy with a beautiful rendition of Silent Night by the New York City Children's Chorus.
From all of us here at Richfield Patch, we want to wish you Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. In that spirit, I felt personally compelled to take a moment and remember the victims of the Dec. 14 Newtown, CT, tragedy who will not be with their families today. We can remember by simply taking two minutes and watching this beautiful rendition of "Silent Night" by the New York City Children's Chorus. The choir sang the song to open the Dec. 15 episode of "Saturday Night Live" to honor the victims of the shooting. It's simply beautiful. I still find it unimaginable that there are 26 new angels—including 20 tiny ones—looking down on all of us today as we celebrate the holiday with our loved ones. Merry Christmas to you and yours, - Caitlin …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Share your family's traditions with us.
We all remember some holiday traditions from when we were kids. When I was a kid, one of my favorites was arguing with my brothers about who got to hang the beloved ornament on the tree. The "Mouse House," as we called it, was special because inside a mushroom was a family of mice, each doing their own thing. We would stick a lightbulb inside the house from a string of lights so you could see what was going on inside. I know, I know, that sounds pretty lame. But it's just one of those things that sticks with me. With all that's going on in the world right now, sometimes it's nice to take a break and think about memories that are simple and happy. We want to know: What are those traditions that just "stick with you?" Did your Grandma make…
Christmas is a time for reflection and remembering the good old days.
Friday, December 21, 2012
For the 18th year, police officers from across the metro gathered at the Golden Valley police station to donate toys to children in need.
On Dec. 19, 45 police cars and SUVs streamed into Golden Valley, lining the streets near City Hall. But this was no emergency. With cars full of gifts, about 20 metro-area police departments, including Richfield Public Safety, gathered at the Golden Valley police station in preparation for the Golden Valley Police Department's annual Toys for Tots parade to the KARE 11 drop-off site. While officers admit that it's almost impossible to count how many toys each department donates, Golden Valley police told Patch that cops bring thousands of gifts to the KARE 11 tent each year. Right before 5 p.m., police roared down Golden Valley Road to KARE 11's station with sirens on and lights flashing. Wednesday's noisy motorcade of law enforcement …
Several other holidays—some religious, some secular—make December a special month for non-Christians, too. And that doesn't even count today's predicted apocalypse.
Jesus is the reason for the season, the old saying goes, but that’s only partially true. December is also a special time for people from other faith traditions, and those with none at all. Did you know today is the shortest day of the year? It's also, supposedly, the day of the apocalypse. For instance: Hanukkah In the spectrum of Jewish observances, Hanukkah is a relatively minor event, says Rabbi Lynn Liberman of the Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights. The holiday has grown in prominence largely because of its proximity to that other big religious holiday that comes along at about the same time. Hanukkah celebrates a military victory and the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem during the 2nd century BCE. During this …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Here are some ways to unwind and relax during the frenzied holiday rush.
The holidays can be a time of great joy and fun memories, but they also bring stress with growing to-do lists and money concerns weighing us down. During this frenzied time, don’t forget to take time for yourself, whether that is a few minutes curled up on the couch with a book or a quick massage. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota lists several keys to managing stress. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Here are a few ways to unwind and recharge this holiday season: Read a good book Check out your local bookstore or hit Augsburg Park Library for the newest bestsellers or tried-and-true classics. Nothing beats cozying up in front of the fireplace with a book. Schedule dinner …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The new exhibit takes visitors back six decades, giving them a taste of the way it was, or letting them relive Christmas in a time that Richfield was a burgeoning, booming suburb.