Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, now they are open and wrapping paper is everywhere! Merry Christmas!
If your family room is anything like ours, it's probably full of tissue paper and bows and the last remnants of wrapping paper torn from presents that were ever-so carefully piled beneath the tree. Hopefully everyone is in good cheer on this beautiful, non-white Christmas, day and enjoying time with family and friends. We want to know though: what is your favorite part of Christmas? Is it something you got this year, like a new iPhone 5, sweater or pony? Or is your favorite gift something that can't necessarily be wrapped up and placed under a tree? Is it spending time with your family? Eating cookies? Caroling? Let us know in the comments. And have a very merry Christmas.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Donations will be accepted through Dec. 15.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Volunteers of “Friends for Kendall County Animals”, coordinated by Rebecca Wilhelmi, are sponsoring a Holiday Pet Food Drive to benefit the Pet Food Department at the Kendall County Food Pantry. Through Dec. 15, a number of drop off locations are providing bins to hold donated pet food to provide the clients of the KCFP with food for their pets.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Several days full of winter-themed fun start on Dec. 7 with the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Oswego.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release provided by the Village of Oswego: The Village of Oswego invites you to the annual Christmas Walk Celebration, held on Friday to Sunday, Dec. 7-9 throughout Oswego. The festivities kick-off on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Oswego. The night will begin with the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Silent, Illuminated Fire Truck parade will make its way down Main Street. Fire trucks from Oswego and other local fire departments will participate in this annual event. Other activities throughout the night include Toyland Train rides, the Sledding Hill (giant slide), ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations, strolling carolers and characters, holiday music, kids …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A collection of volunteer opportunities throughout the area.
Looking to do something nice for others? Check out our list of volunteer opportunities in the area. Most were found via volunteermatch.com. If you or your organization is in need of volunteers for an upcoming event or project, please add them in the comments below. When: Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Where: Old Post Elementary What: A great opportunity for your children to shop in a safe and fun environment. We will have elves available to guide the children with their choices, keep them on budget, and even help them wrap up their gifts. Please come and join in on the fun! As always, volunteers are greatly needed (junior high age or older). Contact: Colleen Scaramuzzi at Michael_J_Scaramuzzi@yahoo.com or phone at(630) 554-9551. When: …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Target, Best Buy, Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart all hoping for stellar holiday shopping season.
Black Friday, or Black Thursday as it seems to be now, is fast approaching. As you try to plan out what great deals you’re going to hit up first, allow us to help you out. Below is a compiled list of local-area stores with the “big deals” that get you out of the house at 2:00 a.m. READ MORE: What Time Do Stores Open on Black Friday? TELL US: Do you plan to go Black Friday shopping? What items are on your list?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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The Oswego Chamber of Commerce Leads groups again had their Great Hunger Challenge Food Drive on Thursday, November 8th and collected food and money for the Kendall County Food Pantry. Cindy Thompson, Oswego Community Bank; Jeannie LaMarre, Fox Valley Trophy & Tastefully Simple and Natalie LaMarre delivered the items collected included $1554 in cash and checks to Maria Spaeth of the Kendall County Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is still in need of small turkeys for the holidays. You may drop them off at their location in Yorkville. For more information on the Oswego Chamber of Commerce and its members go to www.oswegochamber.org, call 630-554-3505 or stop into the Chamber office at 630-554-3505. For more information on the Kendall …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Check out some of these local holiday craft and market fairs.
Looking for some local holiday markets or craft fairs to get a head start on your holiday shopping? We’ve got you covered. Holiday Craft Fair What: Crafters selling homemade creations; a concession stand, bake sale and chances to win items from participating crafters When: Saturday, Nov. 3 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Where: St. Mary Immaculate gym, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield Cost: Free Holiday Sparkle Fair What: Crafts from around the world, handmade dog leashes and toy, plus homemade candy, cookies, pies, cakes and other treats, not to mention a soup and bread luncheon with homemade soups to eat in or carry-out from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 20 raffle gift baskets will be up for grabs, plus a handmade, partially furnished "Victorian …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Yes, already — even before Black Friday. We know the Christmas shopping tends to get done earlier every year in Oswego and everywhere else. So, here's your chance to tell your friends and family what Christmas gift you want in 2012.
Head to any nearby stores and you'll see that it's already beginning to look a lot like Christmas 2012 in and around Oswego. All kinds of gift ideas are out there... now it's trying to figure out what you want and what to get for everyone on your list. For totally local, you can shop plenty of stores in downtown Oswego and Yorkville. Some standouts include the Maramalde Tree for all of your fun, knick-knacky items, the Village Grind or Savvy Fashions and More where plenty of local artists and crafters sell their one-of-a-kind wares or Floral Expressions to pick up all of your holiday flowers. Also check out Nanette's in Yorkville for women's clothing and accessories. Maybe the big box stores are your thing? Walmart has already announced …
In Oswego, Best Buy and Super Target will begin matching prices of online retailers beginning Nov. 1.
So, you just can't wait to get your Christmas 2012 gift-shopping groove on? You don't have to wait until Black Friday to get some great online deals. Best Buy's announcement that it will allow in-store customers to price-match online retailers by showing the price on their smartphones has been matched by Target and Super Target, according to BFAds.net, a website devoted to Black Friday and gift-shopping alerts. Among other online retailers, the stores will match prices of Amazon.com, Walmart.com,Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com. Best Buy's price-matching begins Sunday, Nov. 4, while Target's begins Thursday, Nov. 1. Visit the Oswego Best Buy, 2600 Route 34, the Oswego Target, 3020 Route 34, and Yorkville's Target, 1652 Beecher Rd. to take …