Monday, December 24, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Kris Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Commander-in-Chief’s operations, according to a description on the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page, which has more than …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A collection of local retailers with extended holiday hours.
Even the most punctual holiday shoppers sometimes encounter the moment that everyone dreads just days before Christmas: realizing you forgot someone on your shopping list. With the large retail areas of Warwick and Providence being completely gridlocked with traffic and holiday-crazed shoppers the week of Christmas, residents of Coventry can stick to their home town to grab those last minute gifts. Do you know of any other Coventry retailers that are offering extended holiday hours? Let us know in the comments below!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Central Coventry, Coventry, Western Coventry and Hopkins Hill fire districts will help Santa visit residents on their fire trucks this year.
Update - Dec. 19, 3:06 p.m.: Western Coventry Fire Deputy Chief Kelly Guastini announced that WCFD has just made contact with Santa and although his schedule is very busy this time of year, he has agreed to make a few stops out in Western Coventry! He will be making four outdoor stops on Saturday, Dec. 22: 2:30 p.m. - Western Coventry Elementary School 3:15 p.m. - Greene Public Library 4:00 p.m. - Rice City Church 4:45 p.m. - Western Coventry Fire Station If you're on the lookout, for Santa, his Western Coventry route will take him from WC School, down Rt. 117 to Greene Library, back to Rt. 117, to Rt. 14 to Rice City Church, down Rt. 14 to Waterman Hill Rd., to Rt. 102 to WC fire station. Dec. 18: Keeping with tradition, three local …
Monday, December 17, 2012
This Coventry house is one of the 24 finalists in Patch’s Deck the House contest. Vote now to help this entry win $100,000 for Coventry schools.
Could this be the best “decked” house in the country? Possibly. Congratulations to Tyler Horrocks, the mastermind behind the Crazy Christmas House for being chosen as one of the 24 finalists in our Deck the House contest! According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, this home in Wood Estates has the best holiday lights in town. Check out the spectacular video here. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a larger-than-life, animated Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
"The Crazy Christmas House" in Coventry will kick-off its seventh year on Saturday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Lauren Costa
Saturday, November 24, 2012
While most people begin gearing up for the Christmas season right around Thanksgiving, Coventry resident Tyler Horrocks begins at bit earlier - in August. This holiday season marks the seventh year that Horrocks has built an awe-inspiring light display in the front yard of his family's home at 9 Blue Spruce Drive - a display that takes much longer than the average weekend to prepare. "I start in August by preparing the yard, cutting overgrown tree limbs, moving bushes if necessary, then I move on to designing and painting the scenery…by November I start to lay all of the connection points and by then there's always work to do on it," he explained. "From August to January, I'm 100 percent Christmas all the way, even my iPod, except for …