Voting for Patch's Deck the House competition ends today, so vote for the Ackmanns' home and help the Whitnall School District win $100,000!
Holiday Guide 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Andy Ackmann's home at 3808 S. 104th St. is among the national finalist in the Patch Deck the House competition. Vote every day through Dec. 27.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Patch will make it easier for you find few restaurants and stores open on Christmas Eve around the area.
If you have ever driven around trying to find a place open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this list might be able to help reduce the hassle of doing it this year. Check out a number of restaurants and stores open on Christmas Eve around the Greendale and Greenfield area. Unfortunately we only found that Starbucks is open on Christmas Day. If you know of any other places please let us know in the comments section. Ferch's Malt Shoppe & Grill Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Applebee's Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ruby Tuesday Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Olive Garden Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Red Lobster Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kopps Frozen Custard Christmas Eve, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Klasiana Pizza Christmas Eve, …
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.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Greenfield Police Department has some simple suggestions about keeping your money, belongings out of the hands of others.
A simple Google News search for "purse" will show you purse-snatchers are as active as ever during the holiday season. And it's not uncommon to check out a local police blotter and read about a a purse or two taken from car while the victim is shopping or working out at a local health and fitness club. According to Greenfield Police Department Chief Brad Wentlandt, there are easy steps to take to prevent you from being a victim. "Women almost always leave their purse in a shopping cart," Wentlandt said. "While they are browsing, thieves walk up, open the purse and remove credit cards and money. By the time the victim gets to the check out, the money is spent and the credit cards have been used." Some suspects will use a second person to …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Time is running out on Patch's national "Deck the House" competition, but local homeowners have thrown their names in the ring for the $100,000 grand prize.
A little friendly competition never hurts, especially when there’s $100,000 on the line! Of course, if either of the Greenfield Patch entries in our Deck the House Contest win the national prize, the Whitnall School District would be the big winner. So far, only Dan Ackmann of Greenfield and Lana and Scott Stachowski of Hales Corners have submitted videos of their homes, but there’s still time to enter our Deck the House Contest. And don’t worry about all those lights racking up the utility bill because if you’re voted a finalist Patch will give you up to $500 to cover the expense. Ackmann, whose parents’ house at 3803 W. 104th St. was featured on Greenfield Patch last year, is facing a strong challenge from the Stachowskis, who have …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
More than 100 people crammed into City Hall on Saturday for the annual tree-lighting event.
Mayor Michael Neitzke and his family, Miss Wisconsin Chrissy Zamora and even Santa and Mrs. Claus were at City Hall on Saturday for the Greenfield's annual tree-lighting ceremony. Check out Patch's video and photos from the event, and be sure to upload your own!
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 26, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for the Greenfield or Whitnall school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 to deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/greenfield. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. And we all know the …
Pick up some tasty treats, buy a raffle ticket or just stop in for some holiday music. It's all happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
No time to bake for the holidays? No problem. You’ll find delicious homemade treats that you can claim as your own — we're sure Santa will look the other way if you choose to fib — at the Greenfield Library’s Holiday Cookie and Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. In addition to the tasty treats, there will be raffles and holiday music as well. All proceeds from the fourth annual event will benefit the Greenfield Library, 5310 W. Layton Avenue.