Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Again, Northborough joins with the Massachusetts State Police and United States Marine Corps to help collect toys for needy kids.
For 64 years, the United States Marine Corps has sponsored its Toys for Tots program, pairing up for the past 27 years with police departments to collect toys during the Christmas season for needy kids. Northborough Fire Department Captain Rob Theve announced that Northborough would once again be participating in the effort. "We're working with the Marine Corps out of Worcester," said Theve. "We collected more than 1,000 toys last year, and we're hoping to beat that." As in years past, this year people can drop-off new, non-violent, unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 16, at the Northborough Town Hall, the Northborough Fire Department and the Northborough Library during business hours. Sea Dog Steak and Ale has offered to be a drop-off …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Help us help others round out their Thanksgiving spread.
There are all the traditions. The standards. The standbys. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, gravy, squash, pies and the like. But everyone's got their own different twist on these items, and some other ideas to help add to the day of gluttony and football. Perhaps you've got a sweet roll recipe that was handed down from your great grandmother. There's the green Jell-O salad that always inspires seconds. The candied yams that are no-fail, easy, and to die for. We're asking that you share your favorite Thanksgiving recipe right here in our comments section. It'll only take a minute, and it's a way of giving thanks to others in town. And we give thanks to you for sharing. Thank you, our little Patch Pilgrims.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It seems Northborough is not the place to go to eat out on Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Day means, for many, slaving over a hot stove, rearranging furniture to accommodate the family, and shelling out a week's pay to put it on. It's worth it, too, for a lot of people. But others have decided to ditch that at-home tradition and head out on Thanksgiving to eat. Others don't celebrate it at all, so they just want to know what the heck is open that day. Northborough Patch had planned to give you a rundown of places that either served the traditional feast on Thanksgiving, or places that at least stayed open. What we found is, Northborough closes down for the holiday! The folllowing restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving, probably to celebrate with their families. And isn't that the way it should be, really? Yama …