Friday, December 28, 2012
Whether your NYE partying style is formal, bar-casual or playful, there's no need to leave the city!
There’s no need to leave the Kent city limits to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the style you prefer – whether that style is formal, bar-casual, concert-oriented or playful. Here’s a sampling of New Year’s Eve events in the Tree City: Bistro on Main – A free champagne toast and party favors at midnight await Bistro guests. The restaurant’s New Year’s Eve Bash includes the musical duo of Peggy Coyle and Brad Bolton performing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the bar area. Drink specials for the evening include the champagne cocktail and candy cane martini. Dinner specials, offered from 4 to 11 p.m., include roasted beef tenderloin surf and turf, scallops/blood orange ceviche, black grouper with citrus buerre blanc and a cowboy chop (steak) for two. …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
It's a new year, and time for new resolutions
Happy New Year! Can you believe it's already 2012? With each new year, many of us out there make new resolutions. Some may argue that you don't need a certain day of the year to decide to make a change, but what better day than today? It's a fresh start right? We want to know what your resolution(s) is/are. Did you decide that it's time to join a gym? Maybe you want to try a new food? Or maybe you want to stay in contact with your family better? Whatever it is, we want to know, so please share with us in the comments section. In the meantime, here are what some of us Patch editors resolved: Megan Rozsa, associate local editor: "I want to start believing in myself more. I'm my own biggest critic and I need to quit sweating the small stuff…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
National study has surprising statistic
A new national survey on driving habits shows one in 10 teens has driven drunk on New Year's Eve. But the study also shows a way for other teens to protect themselves -- and their friends behind the wheel: Just ask them not to. About 94 percent of teens surveyed said they would stop drinking and driving if a passenger in the car asked them not to, according to the study by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). Some 90 percent said they would stop driving under the influence of marijuana if asked to by a passenger. “To avoid a fatal start to the New Year, teen passengers need to use their voices if they have concerns about their friends’ behaviors," Stephen Wallace, senior advisor for policy, research …
Take our poll and tell us whether you've been able to stick to the promises many of us make at the beginning of the year
Go to the gym. Establish a better work-life balance. Spend more time with family. Pay off debts. Pack lunch and cook dinner more. You’ve likely selected one of the resolutions above to work on in a New Year. Maybe you've selected one of these for 2012. But have you kept the promises you made? Take our poll below and tell us if you've met the goals you've set for yourself. And if you succeeded, tell us why below. We want to know the secret! Happy (almost) New Year!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Center offer these recipes for tasty, alcohol-free drinks
Throwing a New Year's Eve party? You can make it a safe one for designated drivers by serving some non-alcoholic cocktails. Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Center offer this Mocktail Recipe Guide for delicious non-alcoholic drinks. They sound delicious! Mock Champagne Punch • 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled • 1 (46 oz) can pineapple juice, chilled • 1 (64 oz) bottle white grape juice, chilled To make ice ring: Fill a ring-shaped cake pan to 1/2 with ginger ale. Freeze until partially frozen. At this stage you can place edible flowers, or pieces of fruit around the ring. Fill pan with ginger ale and freeze until solid. Place in punch bowl just before serving. In a large punch bowl, combine 1 bottle ginger …