Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Got unwanted Christmas presents? Lifehacker has tips on how to get those gifts exchanged.
Christmas is over and now you don't know what to do with that extra Snuggie or Chia Pet shaped like Spongebob. Some gifts are easy to return, especially if the gift giver included a receipt. But what if they didn't? Lifehacker has tips for you so you can swap that gift for something you really want. Check out their advice here.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk electronics and share their expertise this week.
It's the season of giving and chances are, you probably have some fancy technology to cross off your holiday shopping lists. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about Blue-ray players, iPads, smartphones and television sets, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local techie or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Nov. 29. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The retail giant has said it will open its doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
For traditionalists, it may be an unwelcome encroachment on a holiday normally focused on family, but for shopping enthusiasts it's all in good fun. Walmart has announced that it will begin running "Black Friday" sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the earliest time yet as the shopping holiday increasingly becomes "Black Thursday." Although the retail giant did hold sales on Thanksgiving Day last year, they started later in the evening. The 8 p.m. push will be one of three sales "events" for Walmart with others occurring at 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next day. Walmart in Mehlville, on Telegraph Road, confirmed that they will be participating in the Black Friday events. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Walmart earns more than a …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
From pizza with lots of stringy cheese to new guitar strings, your local businesses can offer you quality and variety at good prices.
Uniforms for U 9954 Kennerly Road, Mehlville Deal: Selected uniform tops, $10, and pants, $14.95 Good through: May 30 Nottleman Music 714 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold Deal: Buy one set of guitar strings and get a set free. Good through: May 15 Family Thrift Center 2500 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville Deal: Gently used clothing and household goods are specially priced for seniors on Monday at 25 percent off their ticketed prices. On Tuesday-Saturday, there are special prices on specific, color-tagged items. Good through: May Golf Discount of St. Louis 126 South County Center Way, Mehlville Deal: Most golf apparel is 20 percent off. Good through: May 15 Arcobasso’s Italian Restaurant 4339 Telegraph, Oakville Deal: Feed the family on Tuesdays with …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Janet Reppert preserves her family’s history, especially as it pertains to the Civil War.
During this 150th anniversary of the Civil War, history buffs everywhere are giving thanks to those who have collected and preserved the details of the war. Whether done by historians or family members, the artifacts and documents are the primary sources of information about the conflict. Janet Reppert, of Oakville, is one such family historian. She preserves official documents, letters and the personal items of family members who fought in the Civil War. Her discovery of a collection of items from three of her ancestors who fought in the Civil War spawned her interest and led her to an interesting and important hobby. Her family collection is a microcosm of information that fits into the big picture. All of the items in her mini-museum …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Small business owner, Janet Dodson, always thinks of the big picture when it comes to Oakville business.
Janet Dodson was a human resources executive with a major corporation for five years. Then came the recession of 2008 and Dodson had to rethink her career plan. Always creative and artistic, she had often dreamed of opening her own gift shop. This seemed like the perfect time to bring her dream to fruition. Although it opened only four months ago, Dodson's shop, Simple Elegance Gifts is a picture-perfect example of a beautifully appointed eclectic array of lovely things. As you enter, you are faced with a classic glass candy counter filled with hand dipped and decorated chocolates. Tempting samples sit on the counter. The sweet scent of potpourri and candles gently filled the air. A walk-through the shop revealed cards, candles, figurines…
Saturday, December 25, 2010
What's the best thing you've ever received for Christmas? The worst?
To get in the holiday spirit, we went to the streets of Mehlville and asked people to share their favorite and least favorite Christmas presents. Whether your gifts are the best, worst, or somewhere in between, here's hoping your holiday is filled with joy. Jo Curtis wins the award for the Best Worst Gift from her grandmother. "Let me first say that my elderly grandmother was getting a bit forgetful in her old age. She and her dog Pee Wee must have forgotten to buy gifts one year, so she wrapped some things from around her house. I was the unfortunate recipient of a blanket that Pee Wee had, you guessed it, urinated on," he said. To make up for the wee-wee blanket, she received her best present at a tough time. "After going through a …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
If you think you've missed Santa, fear not. Here are five events where he might appear.
Are you in the holiday spirit but don't know where to go? Mehlville Patch has you covered; check out these local events. 1. Christmas Party at St. Bernadette Catholic Church 68 Sherman Road Jefferson Barracks 314-892-6882 The St. Bernadette 50 Plus club is sponsoring a gala Christmas party and concert in the parish gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 16. This event represents the club's annual Christmas party and this year they are sharing the joy by inviting the entire parish to be their guests for an evening of refreshments and music. The Mehlville Senior High School Choir will be performing. The membership meeting will be held at 7 p.m. and the Christmas concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Each attendee is asked to bring a canned good or a non-…