Thursday, December 6, 2012
Midwest is in a snow drought; check out stats that show probability of snow on Christmas.
It’s too early to look at weather models to predict whether or not the Chicago area will see a white Christmas this year, said Ed Fenelon, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Chicago region. However, historically, the Chicago region has only a 45 percent chance of seeing a postcard snowy Christmas, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). What makes a Christmas white? The National Climatic Data Center defines a White Christmas as one with an inch or more of snow on the ground at 6 a.m. The last white Christmas in our region was in 2010, when 2-4 inches fell on Christmas Eve into Christmas day. Last Christmas saw a high temperature of 45 degrees, a low of 29 degrees and no precipitation. …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Christmas trees and Hanukah menorahs sit side by side in many homes.
During Hanukah, Glencoe residents Renata and Greg Bregstone light a menorah and give their children a small gift for each of the Jewish holiday's eight days. But at the same time, their children, ages 3 and 5, are also counting down to Christmas with an Advent Calendar. Decorations for both holidays are displayed in the window and a Hanukah banner that their children decorated hangs above the fireplace beside a Christmas tree. Renata is Catholic and Greg is Jewish and both wanted to raise their children with the holidays they grew up with, but have come to value the different perspective celebrating both traditions provides. “I want them to be open-minded and understanding of others,” Renata said. The challenge of getting that balance …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Lake Forest decorator offers up some of his favorite ways to spruce up your home for the holiday season.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Courtesy of Mark David Designs The holiday season is finally upon us, and Mark David Designs of Lake Forest, offers simple and easy decorating tips to fill any home with holiday spirit. “It’s not done until it’s overdone,” and “Be consistent with décor and color themes throughout the home,” are mottos Mark David decorates by. Follow these easy guidelines to take your home from the every day to a winter wonderland. Mark David Designs features an exceptional seasonal showroom of holiday home accents including custom made wreaths, swags, bows and silk floral arrangements. Mark David welcomes anyone into his ‘home’ to share decorating ideas for the holidays. Happy decorating
Friday, November 30, 2012
The day-long celebration of the holidays kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 1.
"It's a Wonderful Life...in Lake Bluff" is a day-long celebration of the holiday season from the Lake Bluff downtown merchants. Come join your friends and neighbors for a day full of food, fun and shopping! Downtown Lake Bluff will kick off the event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Check out our holiday guide for great traditions - both old and new - in the community!