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The following is a holiday greeting paid for by Friends of Marty Golden.

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The following is a holiday greeting paid for by Friends of Steven Cymbrowitz.

Wishing You A Joyous Holiday Season

May our hope and strength as a community grant us resiliency in the face of life’s storms. A healthy and happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year to all.

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz

2658 Coney Island Avenue (Temporary Office)
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 743-4078

cymbros@assembly.state.ny.us

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The following is a holiday greeting paid for by Friends of Steven Cymbrowitz.

The above is a paid announcement. If you would like to make an announcement to tens of thousands of Sheepshead Bites readers, e-mail advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

It’s the War of the Lights!

After we announced yesterday that we were collecting photos of holiday lights, decorations and displays from across the neighborhood, that dirty rotten blog over in Bensonhurst - Bensonhurst Bean – decided to up the ante. They’re doing the same, and saying the Bensonhurst community can do a whole lot better than us.

Boo! Boo, I say! Boo!

We can definitely put those rabble-rousers over in that other neighborhood to shame. They want a fight? Well, now they’ve got one.

Send your photos to photos [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com with “Holiday Lights” in the subject line, and let’s show them who’s merrier!

Okay, so you’ve spent hours on the ladder, stringing those darn lights up. You’ve plugged in your mechanical Santas. You’ve got the music going, and everything’s all glitzed up.

Now what?

Share it with the world!

Sheepshead Bites wants your photos of holiday lights and displays from around the neighborhood. Photos do not to be of your own property. Whether its houses, businesses or otherwise, we want to show the world how Sheepshead Bay celebrates the season to be merry.

Send photos by e-mail with “Holiday Lights” in the subject line to photos [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

We got word from two local businesses that they’re participating as a Toys for Tots collection point, and offering special deals for any neighbors who make a donation.

Over at Top Brgr (2267 Emmons Avenue), they’re offering a complimentary order of fries with a purchase of a burger to anyone who brings in a toy. The cutoff date is December 19.

And at T-Mobile (1507 Sheepshead Bay Road), they’re offering donors a card to waive their activation fee if them or anyone they know wants to activate a line at the store. Donations must be made before December 14.

Toys for Tots collects toys from various companies, organizations, families, and individuals to provide the needy and underprivileged children of New York City a happy holiday. Toys must be new and unwrapped.

If you own a business or know of a business offerings special deals for Toys 4 Tots donations, please let us know at tips [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

With the holidays just around the corner, we’re all looking for some great deals this holiday season. And with the economy in the tank, local leaders are reminding constituents that shopping local is an important part of keeping money in the community. In a lot of instances, you’ll find better deals. But even if you pay a little more at the register, the money stays in the community, keeping people employed, helping the neighborhood thrive, and funding important local services.

For every $100 spent in local shops, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If half of the employed population were to spend $50 a month in local stores, that will generate $42.6 billion a year, according to The 3/50 Project.

Small business success is critical to the nation’s overall economy, as well. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses create two out of three jobs each year and have created 64 percent of the new jobs in the past 15 years.

So for today’s poll, we’re asking if you’re considering shopping locally for the holiday season. We hope you will, and support the important businesses that give our neighborhood character and revenue.

Source: Sarah Parrott/Flickr

If you’re planning on mailing out holiday cards or gifts, it’s time to get to it. Because this is the busiest time of year for the United States Post Office, mailings can take a little longer. Here’s a list of cut off dates to ensure timely delivery of your cards, letters or packages, courtesy of the USPS.

Check out the 2011 USPS holiday cut off dates.

Nearly 2,000 people turned out for this year’s Chanukah Extravaganza at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA (3495 Nostrand Avenue), celebrating the holiday with food, performances, crafts and good company.

Kids made menorah mosaics, Chanukah sand art, jewelry and greeting cards to share with friends and family. Even the littlest had a space to revel in: there was a toddler area complete with a “pin the flame on the Menorah” game. That’s all in addition to two inflatable rides – a Chanukah slide and a dreidel castle – plus face painting and a magician.

The performances included a song by the Y’s Jewish Sunday Children’s program, a dance, and a juggling show and Chanukah story by Budapest Jugglers.

Local politicians turned out for the Menorah candle lighting ceremony.

View the photo gallery.

It’s Chanukah, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are just around the corner.

Personally, I’m a bit of a grinch. That fact aside, though, Sheepshead Bites wishes you a happy, healthy holiday season.

And don’t forget to check out our Classifieds section, chock full of gift ideas from local craftmakers.

Anyone want to recommend some great Sheepshead Bay businesses for gift shopping?

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