Sunday, December 23, 2012
Dexter area churches hold Christmas services to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Merry Christmas, Patch readers! We've compiled a list of Dexter area churches' Christmas worship times. All are welcome to attend any of these services, and to celebrate, reflect and offer praise. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24 Connexions will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. The church is located at 7444 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road in Dexter. Dec. 23 8:30 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 11:15 a.m.: Sunday Morning Worship 8 p.m.: Classic candlelight worship service Dec. 24 4:30 p.m.: Family Christmas Eve Service (Infant through 4th grade) 6 p.m.: Family Candlelight Service of the Nativity 8 p.m.: Classic Candlelight Worship Service Dec. 24 7:30 p.m.: …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Virginia Patton of Ann Arbor, who portrayed Ruth Dakin Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life,' appeared Sunday at the Penn Theatre in Plymouth.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- John McKay
Monday, December 3, 2012
OUTSIDE DETROIT-- Giving up a promising career in Hollywood to start a family might be a difficult choice for a talented young actress, but for Virginia Patton, the decision paved the way for a wonderful life away from the limelight. Patton, now 86, portrayed Ruth Dakin Bailey in the 1946 Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life, starring alongside such screen legends as James Stewart and Donna Reed at just 20 years old, but left acting soon afterwards to move to Ann Arbor to pursue a family with husband Cruse W. Moss, a successful automotive executive. Patton, of Ann Arbor, and Moss appeared together Sunday at the historic Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth for a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life, where the former actress signed …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Looking for some holiday cheer within an hour's drive? We've got lights, Santas, parades and more happing in the greater Detroit area.
We combed our Patches for some great holiday events to put together this list of holiday happenings all over Southeast Michigan. Get out and have some festive fun! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Nov. 29-30 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 1-2 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Stone Arch Arts & Events, 117 S. Ann Arbor St. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, directed by Kara Williams and Elizabeth Champion, is based on the book of the same name. Saline Tree Lighting Ceremony: Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., KeyBank, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Saline Saline Holiday Parade: Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m., 141 E. Michigan Ave., Saline Santa’s Village in Saline Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 3-4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stone Arch Arts & Events, 117 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline Fiddlers ReStrung Toys for …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Giving back to others, taking time for yourself and keeping realistic expectations can help keep the blues away.
As Christmas draws closer, we're busy packing in the final days of holiday parties, shopping for gifts and preparing for guests. Commercials promising love in exchange for the latest gadget or jewelry bombard us 24 hours a day. The actors in the ads are always happy and smiling. Nobody ever seems to be disappointed. The holidays are meant to be a time of joy and happiness, for some people, however, the season can be filled with stress and sadness, according to those in the mental health field. "'Holiday blues' is a common phenomenon all over the world," Michelle Riba, professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan said. "The holidays are difficult for a lot of people and the reasons are plentiful." Riba said "holiday blues" can be …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Not all treats are created equal. Tell us what you love and loathe.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Daniel Lai
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Taste is highly personal, particularly when that taste is literally on the tip of the tongue. So it's no surprise that when it comes to the sugary, colorful indulgences served this week, one person's delight may be another's disgust. Fortunately, abundant choices at office parties, family gatherings and neighborhood visits let us grab what we savor and skip what's out of favor. In these polls, tell what you crave and what makes you cringe. Pick one on each list. Then feel free to tell us in comments what we've missed. Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Still haven't had a chance to share your wish list with Kris Kringle? We're here to help. Have some holiday cheer to expend? We can assist with that, too.
Santa Claus has been all over the place, paying visits to Loreen's Village Cafe, Monument Park and other spots in Dexter. And he's still around, waiting to hear a few last requests before he returns to the North Pole and starts making his rounds. Here are ideas for a last consultation with St. Nick. (Hint: He's probably at the mall, hearing children's lists, and possibly picking up something last minute for Mrs. Claus, because that elf-made stuff doesn't fly with her.) If you've already had time with Kris Kringle, we'll throw an extra idea or two into the mix, for some added holiday fun. 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor 734-761-9550 www.shopbriarwood.com Santa will be at Briarwood Mall, in the Von Maur corridor, through Dec. 24. Kris …
If you are dining out on Christmas Day, the options are pretty slim in Dexter, but you can always stock up last minute at a few places.
Here are some places that will be open Christmas Day in Dexter. 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter 734-424-0690 Whether you need to fuel up on gas, fountain drinks, coffee or snacks, consider the Mobil Mart, open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Christmas Day. 7023 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter 734-426-3410 When the neighbor's dogs devoured the turkey in A Christmas Story, the family opted to dine at a Chinese restaurant. That logic sticks: Food Zone will be open from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Christmas Day, perfect for those with a hankering for a spring roll, fried rice, sesame chicken and more. 7065 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter 734-424-9630 Foggy Bottom is open from 8:30-10 a.m. on Christmas Day. Stop by for a cup of holiday Joe after unwrapping gifts with the …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Many retailers near Dexter now offer a convenient way to share wish lists with online gift registries, but an expert says beware the pitfalls of electronic gift-seeking.
If you’re still stumped about gifts for those last few people on your Christmas list, you might want to check their online gift registries. Yes, the traditional letter to Santa might still be the preferred method of dropping hints about what kids — or kids at heart — want for Christmas. But some are opting for store registries and wish lists as a way to convey holiday hints to friends and family. Some families even take the tradition of mailing off that letter to Santa into a totally virtual experience. Websites like Santa.com and Santa’s Hideout allow kids to write their Santa letters online, create wish lists to share with family and friends, interact with elves, read blogs from Santa, play games and do activities, all under their …