Saturday, November 19, 2011
The township's annual Light Up Night was held Friday
Hundreds of people gathered at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center on Friday to welcome Santa Claus as he arrived for Cranberry’s Light Up Night. In these modern times, there was no sleigh for Kris Kringle. Instead, Santa came to town on a fire truck decked out in Christmas lights. After high-fiving his way through the crowd in front of the township building – and finding his Mrs. Claus – Santa hit the switch to light the community Christmas tree. Besides Santa, the night featured family activities, including stations inside the municipal center where children could decorate a cookie, make an ornament or design a bracelet. The Butler County Notables Barbershop Chorus also performed at the event.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Is it too early to begin searching the racks before Thanksgiving?
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – even though it’s November and Thanksgiving still is about a week away. You can visit pretty much any retailer right now to witness the explosion of red and green decor. Heck, Santa Claus even is in town. The benevolent bearded one has been at the Ross Park Mall talking to good little boys and girls and posing for pictures since Nov. 11. The rare exception is the Nordstrom’s department store, also located inside Ross Park Mall. The company has a longstanding policy not to put up holiday decorations until the day after Thanksgiving. Where do you fall on this matter? Do you enjoy getting into the holiday spirit early? Or, for that matter, getting your shopping done in a timely manner? Do you …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The seventh annual event allows people to walk through the park and enjoy its celebration of lights.
Visitors can walk through Hartwood Acres' famous UPMC Celebration of Lights tonight to see the bigger-than-life lighted displays of Santa, his reindeer, bears, toy soldiers and much more up close and beautiful. The Allegheny County Parks Department is playing host to "Walk through the Lights" at the 629-acre park in Hampton and Indiana townships. This is a walk or run purely for fun -- no stopwatches needed. Free glow sticks and jingle bells will be provided to all participants. Refreshments will be available along the way. The path is a 3.2-mile loop with several shortcuts built in that reduce the distance to as little as 2.5 miles. The path will be closed to vehicles on this day. Parking will be available at the Hampton Township …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Spotlight your Cranberry-area business this holiday season with the option to change your advertisements daily.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 14, 2011
Dear Cranberry-area business owners, How are you marketing your business this holiday season? Would you like the opportunity to advertise your business in Cranberry Patch in three places from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31 for a one-time fee? Well, you can! And it gets better. You will have the ability to change your advertisement daily to feature and promote your products and services this holiday season. Cranberry Patch will have an additional Holiday Guide tab. This section will be devoted entirely to business owners' holiday advertising and holiday-themed content. Your ads are on Cranberry Patch 24/7 in the Holiday Guide and will rotate throughout the internal pages (News, Announcements, Events, Places ...), in addition to being posted on …
Friday, December 24, 2010
It depends on your definition. While there is snow on the ground, don't expect many more flakes to fall over the holidays.
If Cranberry residents are dreaming of a white Christmas, they may have to, well, keep dreaming. Hey, while it might not be picturesque, it is good news for those of you out there who are traveling for the holidays. Lee Hendricks, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Cranberry residents can expect temperatures in the 20s today with a 20 percent chance of scattered snow showers overnight. However, the snow -- if it happens at all -- will amount to little more than a dusting. "There will be little to no accumulation of any kind," Hendricks said. As for Christmas Day itself, Hendricks said, temperatures will hover around 30 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent. The opportunity for snow showers will continue …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sumptuously decorated homes? Check! Get in the holiday spirit by touring the some of the beauties featured in the Cranberry Women's Club's annual Christmas House Tour.
Featuring eight beautifully decorated homes, the annual Christmas House Tour sponsored by the Cranberry Women's Club took place on Sunday. If you didn't get to go -- but you were dying to check out the homes for some holiday-worthy ideas -- don't panic. Cranberry Patch photographer Abeer Saeed captured many of the unique decorating styles and inspiring ideas that made the homes glow. Tickets for the event were $20 and all proceeds from the self-guided tour benefited Habitat for Humanity. Now, do yourself a similar good turn and check out our galleria of gorgeous homes. Happy decorating!