Thursday, November 29, 2012
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts.
As the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. And that’s what we want to hear from you about, Shelby Township and Utica! Do you …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Boutiques in Shelby and Utica are hoping to lure in holiday shoppers who are opting out of Black Friday with deep discounts, free gifts and even school fundraisers.
While Black Friday may be known as the busiest shopping day of the year for large retailers, independently owned boutiques in Shelby Township are hoping the next day, Small Business Saturday, will be their busiest day of the year. Small Business Saturday is a day that is designated nationally to supporting local busineses. Most boutiques in Shelby Township are taking full advantage of the holiday shopping frenzy and offering deep discounts this weekend, and some are even throwing in free gifts, to lure tired Hall Road shoppers back to the mile roads. “I don’t try to compete with them. I have really unique products,” said Lauren Curis, part owner of The Spoiled Girl on 22 Mile and Hayes roads. Curis added that Black Friday is not for people…
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Shelby will be aglow on Dec. 1 when Santa himself lights up the Township's Christmas Tree.
Dec. 1 officially rings in the Christmas season in Shelby Township with the lighting of the Township’s tree. The good ol’ fashioned family holiday experience begins at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Grounds. Not only will the township light the tree, there will be plenty of family-friendly activities and even a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and his jolly elves. Highlights include: Remember to dress for the weather since the fun takes place outdoors, and parents, don't forget to bring your cameras and your children's wish lists. Be sure to bring a can of food for the "Feed the Need" program. The event is sponsored by Dr. Ban R Bat and Caribou Coffee.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Teddy bears connect people with lost loved ones.
Beneath the trees, where nobody sees They'll hide and seek as long as they please Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic Lovable creatures are coming to life in Shelby, thanks to someone with a heart for people—and bears. The special handmade bears of Sue Kulongowski are in demand, made with skills for those who need them most—people yearning for lost loved ones. The owner of Beary Unique creates intriguing objects from remarkably mundane items that are entrusted to her. And some fascinating stories accompany each. Kulongowski specializes in Memory Bears, which commemorate those passed by using items they once wore or owned. They range from flannel shirts, bathrobes and T-shirts, to fur coats, baby blankets and more. “There is a…