Monday, December 24, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
There's a supernatural gift-giver cruising through North American airspace tonight - who do you turn to to keep tabs on him? NORAD. Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. NORAD, charged with, "ensuring air sovereignty and air defense of the airspace of Canada and the United States,” according to their web site, has been tracking Old Saint Nick for the last 50 years. In 1955, according to the site's about us page, a Sears Roebuck ad for kids to call Santa misprinted the number, sending them instead to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD). The staff gave callers updates on Santa’s location, and they’ve been …
Friday, December 21, 2012
There's a lot leading up to Christmas this weekend - don't start your holiday without these things to know:
Editor's note: Patch will black out all its sites at 9:30 a.m. this morning for the moment of silence to honor Sandy Hook victims in Newtown. Vigil - Tomorrow at 6 p.m. there will be a vigil to show support for the families of Newtown, CT. Bring a special ornament to hang on a memorial tree that will travel to the town to be added to a memorial there. Santa Saturday - St. Nick is appearing at the mini-park at City Hall a final time Saturday from 5-7 p.m. inside the Santa House. His appearance will coincide with the Newtown, CT vigil. Council 2013 - The Woonsocket City Council's next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2013. Polar Express - The Blackstone Valley Polar Express is back in Woonsocket two more times today and tomorrow, …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
St. Nick appearing at Santa House during select evenings.
Starting tonight, Santa will be making a few evening appearances between now and Dec. 22, thanks to the hard work of local volunteers. Linda Plays at Mayor Leo Fontaine's office said there are a lot of families who take advantage of the opportunity to get their kids some face time with St. Nick without leaving the city. "We actually get a lot of calls from people who can't go to the malls," Plays said. Santa will be available to sit down with local children at the Santa House at the mini-park next to City Hall during the following days and hours: Wednesday-Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m. Thursday-Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. Saturday-Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday- Dec. 18, 6-8 p.m. Thursday-Dec. 20, 6-8 p.m. Saturday-Dec. 22, 5-7 p.m. Unwrapped gifts to be donated …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Track St. Nick's every move throughout the day with the NORAD Santa tracker right here on Patch.
Answer the question on your kids' holiday-focused minds Christmas Eve — how close is Santa...right now? NORAD, the The North American Aerospace Command, will be tracking the Jolly Old Elf's airborne sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, with Rudolph rounding out the nine Rangifer tarandus (Caribou to the laymen) propulsion team. Check back here tomorrow at noon, when we'll have a brief history of NORAD's 50-year tradition, and a window straight to the Santa tracker so you and your family can track Saint Nick throughout the day as he crosses the globe en route to our neck of the woods.