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Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Greenfield Patch has compiled a list of Christmas Eve and Day services in and around Greenfield.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
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Friday, December 21, 2012
The Whitnall High School special education students performed 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in the high school auditorium Thursday.
Approximately 20 special education students at Whitnall High School treated family, friends and classmates to presentations of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Thursday. The students performed twice in the high school auditorium to a packed house, drawing plenty of laughter, applause and a standing ovation. Students practiced for the near 20-minute play, which included the songs Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, for nearly 2 months, special education teacher Jeff Wallack said. “They really worked hard on it,” he said. Editor's note: Taking photos with an iPhone in a dark auditorium isn't great, I know. So if you have any photos or videos from the performance that are better, please upload them!
For Christians, giving gifts is a reminder of the gift of the birth of a savior. Here's how some Greenfield residents reflect on the real meaning of Christmas.
With the flurry of presents, cookie baking, parties and time spent with the relatives, it’s easy to forget why we celebrate Christmas. Traditions passed down over the years can sometimes make us forget why Dec. 25 is a special day on the calendar. Christmas used to be a pagan holiday, but Christians turned it into a holiday to celebrate the birth of Christ. The season of giving, for the Christian faith, is a reminder of the ultimate gift – the birth of a savior who would die for our sins. We give gifts to show our love for our friends and relatives, just as God showed his love through the birth of his son. While not everyone holds to the Christian faith, the holidays have become a time of giving back to others and to reflect on what’s …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Several churches offer services on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For those who attend once a year and those who go each and every Sunday, Greenfield Patch has compiled a list of local churches’ Christmas Eve and Day services. In addition, several local churches have celebrations on Sunday, Dec. 23, in conjunction with or in addition to regular Sunday services. Please check with your church for Dec. 23 activities. Eve: 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Day: 9 a.m. Eve: 7 p.m. Eve: 7 p.m. Day: 10 a.m. Eve: 5 p.m. Eve: 7 p.m. Day: 10:30 a.m. Eve: (song services) 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; (divine service) 11 p.m. Day: 9 a.m. Eve: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eve: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Day: 9:30 a.m. Eve: 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Day: 9 a.m. Eve: 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Day: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Eve: 5 p.m.
Monday, December 3, 2012
There are plenty of events for all ages to celebrate the holidays and head into the new year.
Updated Dec. 3, 2012 The City of Greenfield will be spreading holiday cheer with two annual family events this month. Let your child tell Santa if he or she was naughty or nice with Brunch with Santa, hosted by the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department. The family event is for youth ages 2-10 accompanied by a parent or guardian and runs from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Greenfield Community Center. The morning's activities include a holiday story, music and a visit from the big guy himself. Brunch includes pancakes with whipped cream and strawberries, sausage, applesauce, cookies and juice. Get great local stories like this on Facebook. Click to join us! Bring your camera for photos with Santa by the gingerbread house. The …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The historic Lawson House is this year's choice, 10 years after it kicked off the annual tradition. Special events run Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.
The historic Lawson House Bed & Breakfast, 10265 W. Forest Home Ave., is the site of the 2012 Hales Corners Christmas House. Built in 1914, the Prairie-style bungalow was the original “Christmas House” 10 years ago and will once again be the featured home for creative holiday displays by local businesses on Friday, Nov. 30 though Sunday, Dec. 2. Sponsored by Friends of Hales Corners Park & Pool and the Hales Corners Historical Society, the “Christmas House” will feature holiday music performed by local musicians and cookie decorating made possible by Pick ‘n Save. The Hales Corners Fire Department is also providing pictures with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon for families with children, and from 1-3 p.m. for families who …