Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Maybe it was something for your children—or for you. What's the best gift you gave or received this Christmas?
As children, it's often all about what they get. The hottest toy, video game or favorite outfit. But sometimes, it's about the gift you can give. Finding the perfect thing for your mom, or your sweetie. Or giving something to someone who really needed the help. Share photos of Christmas morning smiles by uploading one to our gallery, and tell us your stories of great gifts in the comments. Merry Christmas to you and your families from all of us at Patch!
Monday, December 24, 2012
Republican governor urges Wisconsinites to take a few minutes this holiday season to cherish their loved ones.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker, in a video message to the state, says he and his family are praying for a new year filled with "faith, hope and prosperity."
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Should you lie through your teeth as long as possible, or 'fess up at the first hint of doubt? Tell us what you think the right time is.
As a child, we can all remember the palpable anticipation the night of Christmas Eve, trying to calm down enough to get some shuteye. The same goes for parents. Watching the children fumble down the stairs to see what Santa Claus has brought, and their eyes light up when they see colorfully wrapped presents abound under the Christmas tree — it's a special moment. The time will come, though, when questions arise about how exactly the big jolly guy does it: "So, Santa flies around the world in one night on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, somehow breaks into millions of homes and neatly stashes presents under trees? And, he still finds time to drink that milk and eat those cookies left out for him?" Parenting experts agree it can be a tough …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker delivers a Christmas message for this week's radio address.
Each week, Gov. Scott Walker delivers a weekly radio address. The following is the transcript from his address on Thursday, titled Holiday Message. Hi, I’m Scott Walker. My wife Tonette and I would like to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones peace and happiness this holiday season. As we get ready to celebrate Christmas with our sons, Matt and Alex, we pray for a new year filled with faith, hope, and prosperity. This joyful season can be a time to remember as well as a time to hope for the future. It is also a time to be grateful for the past year and for our loved ones. We hope that in the midst of the hustle and bustle, and in light of the recent tragedy, everyone will take the opportunity to cherish the family around them…
Friday, December 21, 2012
For Christians, giving gifts is a reminder of the gift of the birth of a savior. Here's how some area 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 the 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 …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Event will be held in front of Village Hall with Santa expected to make a visit.
The entire community is invited to help light the village's Christmas tree at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The event, which will be held on the front lawn of the Village Hall, will feature live musical performance by local school children and a countdown to the lighting of the tree. Santa is expected to make a visit. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served to "warm your hearts and hands." Non-perishable food item donations for the Sussex Food Pantry will be accepted during the event.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Area pastors talk about the spiritual significance of the holiday.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Patch asked clergy members at area churches to share with our readers some of their thoughts about the meaning of Christmas and the significance of this day.As you share this day with your friends and family, please take a few minutes to read what local pastors have to say about the true meaning of Christmas. ______________________________ Pastor Rob Goodwin Grace Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls Christmas is a time of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. You see, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
In preparation for Christmas, Patch compiled a list of worship services in the area.
Metro Harvest Church N96W14313 County Line Rd. Christmas Day worship service 10 - 11:30 a.m. Emmanuel Community United Methodist N84 W16707 Menomonee Ave. Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Luke 2: 1-20 Meeting Jesus Pastor Carly Sanctuary 4:00 p.m. Luke 2: 1-20 Good News Everyone - A Savior is Born! Krysta Deede Celebration Hall 6:00 p.m. John 6: 35-40 Christmas Loaves for Starving Souls Pastor Mark Sanctuary 6:00 p.m. Luke 2: 1-20 Good News Everyone - A Savior is Born! Pastor Carly Celebration Hall 8:00 p.m. John 1: 1-14 The Light That Shines in the Darkness Pastor Claudia Sanctuary 10:00 p.m. Luke 2: 1-20, Isaiah 9: 2-7 A New Day Dawns Pastor Carly Sanctuary Christmas Day 10:30 a.m. John 1: 1-14, Isaiah 52: 7-11 The Good Word Pastor Carly …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
This is a list of places to be and things to do this week in Sussex.
The Hamilton School District will be holding a school board meeting at Hamilton High School's library at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The meeting is open to the public, so any residents interested in sharing something with the board or learning about the district first hand is encouraged to attend. The Templeton Middle School's 8th grade band will be holding a concert at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Sussex residents excited to see how hard the Templeton students have been practicing should support the arts and attend. Merry Christmas to all from Patch! Did you get all your shopping done? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
With the arrival of the holiday season comes the spirit of volunteering and love. To jump-start your spirit, Patch has compiled a list of opportunities to spread the Christmas cheer locally through time, compassion and a helping hand. Volunteering is a gift given in many ways. Joy Tree Sussex Village Hall, N64 W23760 Main St. The annual Joy Tree, sponsored by the Sussex Community Center, is a tree decorated with gift idea tags in the center’s lobby. People can come and choose a tag or tags, return the wrapped gift and on Thursday the presents will be handed out to older adults who are in need of a gift. Presents may be returned to the Village Hall or Community Center. Wauwatosa Community Christmas Dinner Help those in need of a warm …