Stories tagged with: Christmas

December 26, 2009 - 1:26pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The day after Christmas is not a day of rest, it is a day of shopping.

Many shoppers hit Colony Square Mall Saturday to return items and get great deals on leftover Christmas merchandise.

"The return lines were relatively short, we didn't have to wait very long and its been good, found good bargains," says Amy Wilson while she shopped with her daughter, "I had my receipts so no problems what so ever."

"Not too bad, it has been easy so far,"...

December 25, 2009 - 6:57pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

A local organization is making sure everyone in the community has a warm meal for Christmas.

Christ's Table volunteers served around 250 Christmas meals this morning for anyone who walked through their door. They also served 135 meals to people who were home bound. The turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, salad and dessert were all donated by people in the community. Assistant to the kitchen coordinator, Betty Madinger, says Christmas is a time of giving and many who eat Christmas...

December 25, 2009 - 6:42pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

While many people are home with their families, others had to sacrifice their holiday and work.

Firefighters and police officers in Zanesville didn't get to spend the day with their families, but they say spending it with their friends and co-workers isn't bad at all.

"Since we hang out all day and we are here 24 hours with everybody it is like a second family," says Tim Gaal, a firefighter with ZFD.

Zanesville Firefighters work 24 hour shifts so they...

December 24, 2009 - 6:05pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

Last minute shopping isn't just for mall shoppers.

At Riesbeck's Pick & Save off Underwood in Zanesville, many people are stocking up for their Christmas dinners.

"They are grabbing a lot of the last minute things, a lot of the perishables the celery, milk, fresh bread, just about everything they can do to finish up their meal with," says Rich Daughtery the store manager.

Daughtery says Bloomer's Baskets, ham and turkeys and fresh cookies are...

December 24, 2009 - 6:00pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

Time is ticking down for last minute shoppers.

For many at Colony Square Mall the hunt was on for the perfect gift, but for some, the crowd was overwhelming.

"It's crazy a lot of people out here, trying to do last minute shopping just like everyone else, so it has just been hectic around here," says shopper Chris Landis

Others say this year's Christmas Eve crowd is not as bad as last year.

"It has been pretty easy going actually, some people but not...

December 24, 2009 - 4:25pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

For many people, Christmas is a time to celebrate faith.

Area churches will be packed over the next two days as people gather for holiday masses.

"You've got a lot of college kids who have been away. Now they're back in town and they come back with their families. You have a few people who don't come to mass every Sunday but still feel the need to come on Christmas Day, " says Father Pius Pietrzyk.

Father Pius says sometimes there's standing room only in the...

December 12, 2009 - 7:30pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

Christmas shoppers are taking over the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville.

If you were driving anywhere near the mall this afternoon, you probably ran into some traffic.

"Driving sucks. People run out in front of you, and you pretty much almost run into them....Was it hard to get a parking spot? Did you have to walk far?... No, I have to drive up and down the aisles a couple times though," says local shopper Bree Brown.

Once you got inside, people were stuffing into...

December 9, 2009 - 7:02pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

About 60 area students are getting some early Christmas presents this year.

The Zanesville Kiwanis Club held its annual Kids Christmas Party this afternoon.

The Kiwanis Club sent invitations to every elementary school in the county, asking them to choose five to six less fortunate children, and members picked up the kids and drove them to the Welcome Center for pizza, music, gifts, and a visit from both Santa Clause and one of his reindeer.

"It's just such a warm...

December 6, 2009 - 9:03pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

Christmas is traditionally a time of over consumption for many families. While many may splurge on toys and clothes, you can save money and give back to mother nature by going green this holiday season.

Now going green is all about saving energy. So Tip #1 Use LED Christmas Lights.

LED Christmas lights can save you around 30% on your Christmas electric bill and they are brighter than regular lights.

"They save like the CFL bulb.  They burn a high...

December 2, 2009 - 9:38pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Rain and cold weather couldn't dampen the holiday spirits of hundreds of people at the Miracle on Main Street celebration.

This is the 16th year for Miracle on Main in downtown Zanesville. Sixty-one local businesses opened their doors to greet the crowds of people and some offered snacks and hot chocolate. The Zanesville High School Blue Knights also entertained the eager crowd with Christmas carols. For many families, it is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season....

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