Monday, December 31, 2012
Do you have any unusual New Year's traditions? Here's five common ones many follow.
Through the years, New Year's Eve rituals and superstitions have been passed on. Here's five more common traditions: Origins of this well-known tradition are not as popular as the act itself. At the stroke of midnight, kissing a loved one is said to ensure continued affections between the pair into the New Year. Not kissing anyone at midnight is believed to bring one loneliness in the New Year. (If you're in a relationship, be sure to kiss your significant other no matter how much bubbly has been consumed. I'm not sure what that mistake would bring you in the New Year, but I can't imagine it's good.) It's fun, but this ritual was once used as a protective measure. The belief was that loud noise making would scare away evil spirits. …
Because kissing at the stroke of midnight is so last New Year's Eve.
Do you plan ahead? Listen up then, because Facebook is offering a new feature for New Year's Eve. Instead of clogging up the phone lines with mass texts and calls, schedule your good wishes ahead of time. Whether it's from near or far, you can wish any of your Facebook friends a Happy New Year at midnight in a personal message. Whether friends from Beachwood and Solon want to swap messages or someone from Brecksville wants to wish someone a Happy New Year in New Jersey, it can be arranged. Facebook is now offering a service that will deliver a private message to any of your friends that will appear in their inbox at midnight Jan. 1. To get started, click here. You can even add a photo to the message. It's sort of like sending a …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Check out these great events in Beachwood and around Northeast Ohio.
If you’re still looking for a great way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you’re in luck. There are plenty of businesses in Northeast Ohio hosting special events for the holiday. Here are a few: Do you know of any other local businesses hosting special events for New Year’s Eve? Add the details in the comments. Editor’s note: These events all had openings as of the beginning of this week, but you’ll have to call the business to see if that’s still the case.
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
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!
Helpful sites to help plan a DUI-free night
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 31, 2011
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are asking that everyone do their part to lower the number of alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes in 2012. The best way to stay safe and not get a DUI - or worse - this New Year's Eve is to plan ahead and designate a sober before you head out to your festivities. Here are a few ways you can make sure everyone has fun and stays safe this holiday, or whenever you have a night out:
Friday, December 30, 2011
Two cover-free bars to help ring in the new year
Check back every Friday for Cheap Date: one weekend event or activity that won't break the bank. This year, hit W. 25th for a New Year's Eve to remember. Both Garage Bar and Bier Market are advertising a cover-free NYE. Save money on those costly ticket prices and you can feel free to save your high-heel-wearing date with valet parking. Where: Garage Bar (1859 W. 25th St., Cleveland) and Bier Market (1948 W. 25th St., Cleveland) When: New Year's Eve Price: Depends on what you're drinking!