Friday, December 7, 2012
Does the lovable children's holiday classic send the wrong message? Tell us your thoughts.
In October, Patch asked readers how they felt about one parent's view that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" condoned bullying. Specifically, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying" It's not the first time a parent has spoken out against a classic children's program with such a claim. Last December, news spread that author and special ed professor George Giuliani said that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was also a program laden with the theme of bullying, considering how much Rudolph was an outsider due to his glowing red nose. Giuliani, as such, wrote a book titled "No More Bullies at the North Pole," which re-tells the story of Rudolph. What do you…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Check Patch's interactive map for locations and times of Santa's appearances this month.
It may be early December, but Christmas is right around the corner. And for those children out there who are eager to tell Santa Claus what they'd like under the tree on Christmas Morning this year, we're here to help point you in the right direction of where the big man in red will be this month. Look through our interactive map to find out where Santa will be visiting for photo opportunities for families in the region in the weeks leading up to Christmas. And be sure to bookmark the map or check back weekly to see updates on any newly-added appearances, including locations and venue details.
Friday, December 9, 2011
BCAT studios will welcome Jolly Ol' Saint Nick and Mrs. Claus from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.
The following is a release from Burlington's Cable Access Television: Burlington Cable Access Television will welcome Santa Claus to their BHS studio, continuing the tradition of Burlington children meeting Jolly Ol’ St. Nick on LIVE cable television and sharing all the Christmas wishes on their list. The annual “Santa Comes To BCAT” event is FREE of charge and will be held today from 6-8pm at the local studio, located in the rear of Burlington High School. Parents should be sure to set their recorders at home, as the children will meet Santa live on BCAT, as well as bring their cameras. There will be a clear shot photo station provided for parents to take holiday portraits of their children with Santa on our holiday set. Come to the …
A partly sunny day, two concerts and Santa and Mrs. Claus come to BCAT studios.
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Friday, December 2, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Friday, Dec. 2.
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