Friday, January 25, 2013
This guy won the most recent contest given by the Texas BBQ Company.
Friday, January 25
Now, that's a lot of beef. Smoky, grilled, premium beef, at that. Fernando Valverde won the most recent Texas BBQ Company drawing. Each Thursday, the restaurant gives diners a chance at winning an entree. This week, Valverde enjoyed a certified angus beef smoked bone-in ribeye steak, which weighed 2.28 pounds. And this included sides. We're not sure if he finished it.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Friday, December 14, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page through Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get your holiday …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Watch the transformation at New Leaf Salon of a complete makeover for our Mother's Day winner at Patch.
When Ruth Reeve, a Northborough resident, nominated Julie Stanwood for the Patch Mother's Day Makeover contest, others quickly seconded the recommendation. "Julie is an amazing mother of five children, two of whom have special needs," wrote Reeve. "She manages their busy schedules usually single handedly, as her husband works out of state. Sports, Scouts, school, therapy - she is an active participant in everything they do." As if raising five children isn't enough, Reeve let us know that Stanwood is a dynamic member of the Northborough Junior Woman's Club, a volunteer with "Birthday Wishes" and an outreach coordinator at her children's schools. She also runs the St. Bernadette School's youth group. "She is the 'go to person' when an …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This bell once sat in a steeple, which was knocked over in a hurricane. It then provided refreshment for horses.
UPDATE: You got it. This heavy, slightly-rusty bell sits on the lawn of the Northborough Historical Society on Main Street. Bob Ellis from the Historical Society tells us that it was once the bell in the steeple of the building when it was the First Baptist Church, and when the church had a steeple. "It lost its steeple in the 1938 hurricane," said Ellis. "Long before that, however, the bell developed a crack, didn't ring properly, and was taken down. It was inverted and placed near the juncture of South and Summer Streets, where it served as a source of refreshment for animals, particularly horses. Eventually, the bell was brought back and placed on the lawn of the building. ORIGINAL POST: Oh, a mighty bell. It sits in town and has for …
Friday, December 2, 2011
This month, vote in our second annual teacher of the year contest.
Chances are when you think back to those who have made a different, an impact, in your life, on that list is one or more of your teachers. The affect a teacher can have is remarkably powerful, and affects our society in ways that aren't even measurable. Teachers deserve a heck of a lot of credit. They're in the trenches every day with the kids—some who want to learn, some who don't, some who are challenged, and some who aren't. The skill and organization it takes to coordinate a class is only matched by a teacher's ability to translate the desire to learn to the kids. So, you've got to be smart, and have a personality on top of it! Let us recognize the teachers of Northborough this year in a big way. This is how it works: Send us an email…