Thursday, November 22, 2012
Sharing a cocktail or festive drink while cooking or entertaining is a favorite holiday tradition at the Meier house.
Each year, while we cook, the Meier girls like to mix a holiday drink to enjoy. Thanksgiving is no different. Here are the five drinks we're considering this Thanksgiving. All recipes come from the book Peterson's Holiday Helper, which can be found at Fragments in Highland. With a potato peeler, peel the oranges and lemon in 3/4-inch-wide stripes from navel to the opposite nib. Set the actual fruit aside. Stick a clove in each strip of peel. Put the honey, cider, peels and cinnamon sticks into a 4-quart or larger saucepan (do not use aluminum or copper pans). Warm the mix over medium-low heat until just simmering (20 minutes), then turn the heat to low. Serve the hot cider in mugs, adding a piece of peel and a dried apple ring to each mug…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
We want to see your holiday photos and videos.
Fenton Patch wants to see your holiday spirit! Click to add your Christmas Carol videos, photos with your favorite present or anything with holiday cheer!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Dad and pro golfer Scott Millman shares his top picks from local stores.
It's often been said that women are much easier to shop for than men, when it comes to picking out presents. Is this really true, though? Not so, according to Scott Millman. The Farmington Hills father of three daughters hangs around with other dads on a consistent basis, so you might say that Millman knows a thing or two about what dads might be looking for this season. Millman also has more than 20 years experience as a golfer. Besides leading the U.S. against Ontario in the prestigious Kelly Cup matches last year, Millman has made his way around the area, teaching lessons at the Oasis Golf Center in Plymouth and Swingtek in Troy. As coach, he helped lead the North Farmington junior varsity soccer team to their first ever winning season…
Monday, December 19, 2011
Certain December music makes us pause, sing along and feel nostalgic.
Holiday voices sing, are you listening? Songs of the season are inescapable this week – whether they bring comfort and joy or lyrics and beats that annoy. Amid the jingling and roasting, most people cherish at least a few Christmas songs – perhaps because they've been sung many times, many ways since we were young. Though it may be tough to single out a favorite, here's a chance to click on one that invariably makes you pause, turn up the volume and feel nostalgic. So come and vote, faithful celebrants, and let's see which is triumphant. Write-in votes for unlisted tunes can go in the comments.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Residents with big hearts help out those in need this season.
Those who work, worship, shop and live in the Fenton area seem to be committed to making contributions to their community. Perhaps at no other time of the year is this more evident than during the holiday season. From food baskets and toy drives to shopping expeditions and gift purchases, people are finding all kinds of ways to lend a helping hand and spread smiles at the same time. Fenton Firefighters have always been generous in serving the community, but when they observed an increase of people in need, they formed Fenton Firefighters Charities. They not only seek to help those in need, but as their Web site states, “plant positive seeds in and around our community for the benefit of the whole community.” Money raised during two annual …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Students buy toys from Linden Toy Factory for Angel Tree program.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
First graders from Linden Elementary School visited the the Linden Toy Factory Tuesday to choose gifts to donate to the Angel Tree for local children in need this holiday season.
Many schools have programs to help those less fortunate.
Years ago, Dee Grossmann was a single mom struggling to care for her two young boys. One day, a volunteer knocked on her door with food and gifts for the children. She was grateful that there were people watching over her family and she made a vow to her herself that day. “I promised myself and I promised God that if I could, one day I would give back,” Grossmann said. And she has – over and over again. A retired school secretary, Grossmann is coordinator of the Christmas Sharing Program at Lake Fenton schools. She spearheads efforts to collect canned goods, toiletries, food, clothes and gifts for Lake Fenton families. Over the years, Grossmann has developed a network of friends, family, Lake Fenton staff and students, civic organizations …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Many people visited downtown Fenton for Jinglefest Saturday.
The Fenton Jinglefest included the Jingle Jog, parade and plenty of holiday music. Take a look at the action. Have photos? Add them to our photo gallery!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Share your pics of the annual holiday festival.
Many people visited downtown Fenton to celebrate the Jinglefest Saturday. Here is a look at the action. Click below to add your own photos!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Fenton Jinglefest kicks off Friday with most activities taking place Saturday.
While your children can get their photos taken with Santa at the 2011 Fenton Jinglefest, so can your pets. The Animal Health Clinic will host its annual Santa Paws event from noon-4 p.m. Saturday in front of the Fenton Community & Cultural Center. "We usually have quite a few people, usually dogs," said Serena Mercer, practice manager. "Sometimes it's hard to get them to stay still, but we have plenty of toys and biscuits and people making funny noises to get them to look." There will be a small fee for the photos, with the proceeds donated to Puppies Behind Bars, a program through which inmates train dogs. "It helps the inmates and the dogs," Mercer said. The Animal Health Clinic's float in the Jinglefest Parade will feature two dogs …