Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Local Harris Teeter stores have prime rib roast on sale through Christmas eve.
My phone is ringing off the hook, and emails are asking for my “Prime Rib” recipe from last year. Prime rib is a very expensive "company's coming" cut of meat, and typically it only goes on sale around the holidays. This year Harris Teeter has its standing HT Rancher Beef rib roasts for $6.99 per pound ($4 savings) with a VIC card. An upgrade to their HT Reserve Angus-USDA Choice standing rib roast costs $7.99 per pound with a VIC card. These prices only last until Dec. 18th. I purchased three of them Sunday — they freeze perfectly for that special Valentine’s Day dinner, or a birthday. As of right now, Harris Teeter has the only prime rib roasts on sale in the area. This has large, traditional prime rib bones on one side. It is typically …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Check out these places where you can cut your own Christmas trees.
December is here, and that means it's Christmas tree season. Skip the fake tree and pick up an authentic pine tree from one of these cut-your-own farms or pre-cut tree sellers. Joe's Trees Cox Farms Hank’s Christmas Trees at Hartland Farm Krop’s Crops Ticonderoga Farms Snickers Gap Tree Farm
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Community organizations sell Christmas trees to raise funds for local causes.
The holidays are just around the corner, and many local organizations have started selling Christmas trees and wreaths. Proceeds from the following tree sales benefit the hosting organizations and local charities. West Potomac High School Wolverine Athletic and Crew Boosters Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale St. Aidan's Episcopal Church Tree and Wreath Sale Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club Annual Tree Sale Washington Farm UMC Christmas Tree Project Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree Sale Annandale Boys and Girls Club Christmas Tree Sale Know of another Christmas tree sale for a cause? Add it in the Comments box below!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Target, Kmart included in turkey day sales. Is it too early to start Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day?
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: Area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year — starting Thanksgiving Day, right after you put away the pumpkin pie. Walmart, Target and Kmart are planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Why doze off in a turkey slump watching football when you can be out taking care of holiday shopping business? Walmart will offer, beginning at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, holiday gifts for the entire family while supplies last. That includes an electric scooter for $79, a steam mop for $39 or men's jeans for $9.50. (Why do mom and dad always get the boring presents?) Target's deals begin an hour later, at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the …
Friday, December 23, 2011
NORAD tracks Santa's journey on Christmas Eve.
For 364 days out of the year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spends its time tracking airplanes, missiles, space ships—anything flying near the United States and Canada. But on Christmas Eve, a team of volunteers spends the night tracking a very special pilot: Santa Claus. "We are the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it," NORAD said on its website. "NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house." Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west, NORAD noticed, meaning he moves from the South Pacific to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa and …
These gifts will put a smile on your co-workers’ faces at the office gift exchange parties.
We’ve all been stuck on what to give coworkers at the office gift exchange or how to thank coworkers for their help throughout the year. Starbucks gift cards and cookies are nice, but they are gone so quickly. The Fairfax County business ThinkGeek.com offers gifts that bring some fun into the office, which is needed on a Monday morning or after the vacation time runs out.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
A tearful meeting in a Centreville family's living room.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- On WJLA
Thursday, December 22, 2011
How do parents respond when their child questions the existence of the jolly old fellow?
My little girl came home from school in tears this week after a classmate said to her Santa Claus isn't real. To my fantasy-immersed imaginative 6-year-old, this was the worst thing someone could have said, and when she told me the story of the conversation she just couldn't stop crying, so of course I cried, too. To top it all off, our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy, didn't move over night, and that added to her distress that something was terribly wrong. Amidst the sadness, I internally panicked. Was I going to end her childhood by saying the wrong thing? In an effort to stall a definitive answer, I gave her a hug and told her that many people do not believe in Santa Claus, and muttered something about how the magic of Christmas is part of what…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
These local churches will celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Looking for a place to celebrate Christmas? Here are some churches in and near Centreville that will hold services on Dec. 24th and 25th. Click on the name of the church for additional information about the location. Where: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church When: Dec. 24th, 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. services feature lessons and carols and a living nativity. A traditional candlelight service will be held at 9 p.m. and again at 11 p.m. Christmas Day: 10 a.m. Where: Centreville United Methodist Church When: Dec. 24th, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. a children's pageant and the children's choirs will perform. Dec. 24th 8:30 p.m. candlelight lessons and carols worship service. Candlelight and communion worship service: Dec. 24th at 10 p.m. and again at 11 p.m…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Nonprofit organization's "sibling shops" help local kids give a gift to their siblings during the Christmas season.
For over a dozen Centreville-area kids, Christmas came a little early this year. FACETS, a nonprofit which helps local families in need, held a holiday party on Friday, called a "Sibling Shop," for local kids to pick out a present for their siblings or for themselves. FACETS has hosted the holiday parties in Fairfax County for over a decade. Kids in elementary, middle and high school, and younger ate Christmas cookies and pizza, put together holiday crafts, then rummaged among the basketballs, baby dolls and other toys for gifts. For 15-year-old Zaid, who picked out a gift for his little brother, Saad, the parties are something of a holiday tradition. He's attended them for the last nine years. What keeps him coming back each year, …