Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here is a look at what happened at Fenton Patch this week.
Sunday, Nov. 18 Fenton Patch let you know how you can help shape Fenton’s future. City officials are holding a Community Visioning Forum in December, and readers can find out the details here. Looking for a job? Fenton Patch is here to help, with employment postings on Sundays. Last Sunday, we shared the following area listings. Monday, Nov. 19 We shared memories from friends who miss Fenton teen Audrey Seigle, who passed away in July after being struck by a train. Fenton Patch had an update on local author Ilene Stephanie Lasco, who owns Lasco Ford in Fenton with her husband. She will have two book signings this week for the Christian children’s book she wrote, Lasco shared. And the Sheriff’s Department asked Patch readers for help in …
Here is a look at five of the most interesting stories from this week.
1. As big-name national retailers hoped to draw lots of shoppers for Black Friday, local businesses around the Fenton area and the U.S. looked for support on Small Business Saturday. The Hartland Patch had a story about Small Business Saturday, described by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a “day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.” 2. Gov. Rick Snyder will discuss plans for a second Detroit-Windsor bridge during a trip to Canada, said an Associated Press story printed in The Flint Journal. In the general election earlier this month, voters spurned a proposal to give them a say on whether state money can be used to build international border crossings. 3. In a nationwide fungal …
"It was big."
It was well before midnight on “Black Friday,” and the parking lot of the store where I work part-time appeared stuffed as a Thanksgiving turkey. People were driving around looking for parking spaces and the line of shoppers waiting to get in stretched along the sidewalk. Inside, employees were lined up as well, ready to punch in at the time clock. The store had been well-stocked before the rush so customers could get the items they wanted. Full disclosure — I am not a Black Friday shopper. I try to get my Christmas shopping done early so I can hit the stores at a leisurely pace and not have to work my way through crowds and lines. But I have the utmost respect for those motivated shoppers who plan their attack, get up early or stay up …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ready, get set, go shopping! Black Friday starts early this year—here are the best Black Friday deals you can find in Fenton and the surrounding areas.
If you want the best Black Friday deals, you'll barely have enough time to gobble down your turkey; forget about your pumpkin pie. Stores are opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving to grab Black Friday shoppers. Toys 'R Us, Walmart, Kmart and Sears open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Target opens at 9 p.m. Many others open at midnight or very early Friday morning. Several stores are offering waves of doorbusters. Many are also advertising online deals, which include free shipping, and Black Friday prices all day on Thanksgiving. Here's everything you need to know about Black Friday. Read on for more specific deal information. We’ve highlighted popular Black Friday spots and included “sweetest deals.” We’ve also added some other …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fenton stores Target, K-Mart and Walmart will have Black Friday Deals.
Black Friday shopping isn't for the faint of heart. But if you're already ad prioritizing and store strategizing, the fact that several area big-box retailers are gearing up to open their doors even earlier this year - starting Thanksgiving Day - won't surprise you. Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on that Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters, while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. But its not alone. Target, some Old Navy stores, K-Mart, Toys R Us and Sears are planning all-out holiday shopping assaults for Black Friday. Target's deals begin an hour later, at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for…
Friday, November 25, 2011
People started lining up at the Fenton Target at 11 a.m. Thursday.
People stood in line at the Fenton Target all day Thursday, hoping to get their hands on a special deal. The first customers showed up at 11 a.m. Thursday, while the store opened at midnight Friday. Customers said they were looking to save hundreds on televisions, electronics and other items. Watch our attached video to see the action.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Here are five ways you can save money while Black Friday Shopping.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column is dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week in and around Fenton that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. This week were are focusing on Black Friday deals. 1. Walmart The deal: Emerson 40-inch LCD TV for $248. Good through: Starting at midnight Friday, while supplies last. 2. Target The deal: Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G for $85. Good through: Starting at midnight Friday, while supplies last. 3. Best Buy The deal: Asus Transformer™ 10…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Some stores, including Target, will open at midnight this year.
It will be a little harder to tell where Thanksgiving ends and Black Friday begins this year as several big box stores open their doors at midnight Nov. 25 in preparation for the biggest shopping day of the year. Macy's, Kohl's, Target and Best Buy will open earlier than ever before. Last year, stores opened at 4 a.m. They join Meijer and Walmart, 24-hour superstores which both have sales that begin on Thanksgiving. Meijer has deals from 6 a.m. to midnight and a second round of door busters from 4 a.m. until noon on Black Friday while Walmart sales start at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Not everyone is happy with this continuing culture shift, however, including Target cart attendant Anthony Hardwick, of Omaha, NE. He started an online …