Friday, January 11, 2013
The Clean City Program will be collecting Christmas trees and yard waste next week.
The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program would like to remind residents that Christmas trees and yard waste will be collected curbside during the week of January 14 on residents’ regularly scheduled collection day. Christmas trees are mulched and composted, so please do not put the tree in a plastic bag and remember to remove all ornaments, tinsel, garland and lights. Yard waste will also be collected during the week of January 14 along with Christmas trees. Residents should plan accordingly, as the next yard waste collection after the January collection will be the week of March 18. Yard waste must be free of litter and set out in brown paper leaf bags or loose in barrels labeled “yard waste”. Free “Yard Waste Only” …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
When do you remove Santa from the front yard: January or July?
Is it time to take down the Christmas decorations? Some families traditionally take down their holiday decorations on New Year's Day, while others wait until much later in the month and much, much later, too. When do you think Christmas decorations should be taken down? After New Year's Day? February? July? Tell us in the comment section below.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten ahold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here!
Friday, December 21, 2012
Hi friends! I'm the Patch Elf on the Shelf. Call me Patchy. I've heard about more of my friends hanging around the area lately, and I wondered what they were up to. Could their families post pictures here on Patch to show me? I'd love to catch up with them. We all go back to Santa on Christmas Eve, but in the meantime, we'll be watching you! Cheers, Patchy the Elf Add your photo by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: Letters can be dropped off at the post office. TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?
Friday, November 23, 2012
When do you start decorating for Christmas?
Christmas music is already being played around the clock on the radio and some Newport residents have already "decked the halls." A local house was already decorated before Thanksgiving this year. While we applaud this family's enthusiasm for the holidays, we want to know when you plan to dig the Christmas boxes out of the attic. Do you wait until the day after Thanksgiving or the week before? Tell us in the comments section below!