Thursday, November 22, 2012
From our logo to our readers, I have reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
My family's Thanksgiving tradition is a little different than most. Before we sit down to eat, my aunt reads her mom (my grandmother)'s essay called "Why I Like My Family." It's a beautiful essay that won a prize back in the day, and it's tough to get through without crying. Most, though, go around the table and puts each family member and friend on the spot, forcing them to come up with something, someone, they are thankful for that year. And of course because we live and breathe Patch around these parts, we're relating this thankful tradition to Patch. So, let me extend this popular family tradition to this virtual gathering-place, and share with you five Patch-related things that make me thankful. This is by no means an exhaustive list…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
We're searching for the best Halloween Costume in America. Enter yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
It doesn’t matter if you're Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Last year, the headless boy from Wyckoff, NJ, won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize! Adults and children are eligible to enter. Parents can post costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past. Here’s how to enter: Simply click the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button above and upload your image (but first make sure you’re a registered Patch user). Then add a caption with the name of the person in the photo and a description of the costume. To add a caption, click “…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Patch is compiling the best of Northborough. Tell us where you love to shop, eat, take your kids, which services you can’t live without. WE WANT TO KNOW, and so do your neighbors!
We're resuming our "Best of Patch: Readers' Choice" contest with 25 new categories. Help us determine the best of the best in Northborough by entering your nominations in each of the categories below. (Click on the category and then place your nomination in the comments stream at the bottom of the article.) We will accept nominations until July 9. Then, on July 23, come back to vote on which nominee is the best. Whichever gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner. -- Food and drink Best burger Best sushi Best bakery Best pub Best bagels Best Chinese take-out Best frozen treat Friendliest Staff Best steak house Best vegan/vegetarian fare Best hot dog/sausage Best French fries Services Best grocery store Best nail salon …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Are you a Scrooge or a Santa? How do you feel the day after Christmas?
Bah humbug, or I can't wait until next year? How do you feel the day after Christmas?
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Let's see your trees!
Here at Northborough Patch, we'd like to see your Christmas trees. Got the biggest one around? Smallest one? Prettiest? Best decorated? Funniest shape? We'd like to get a gallery of Christmas trees going. Just click and upload a shot of your Christmas tree. There might even be a Patch water bottle in it for you.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The kids at Skribbles Learning Center in Northborough talk to Patch about Santa, and other stuff.
Barbies, Batman and...excavators. Those are a few things the kids at Skribbles Learning Center told Northborough Patch they'd like to receive from Santa Claus this year. Patch also learned about the intricate workings and abilities of the La La Lucy doll, another popular present for the little ones. Dinosaurs, too, top the list of desires for kids at Skribbles. And one boy simply wants "destruction workers." Listen closely, and get ready for complete cuteness overload as you watch our video of our visit at Skribbles. Many thanks to co-owner Tara Rogers and preschool teacher Nina Darling for coordinating the effort, which included coraling the kids and maintaining some order during the interviews.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
We've all gotten presents we've had to feign excitement over. What were yours?
Everyone remembers the worst present they ever received. Some of them are hilarious—a rewrapped gift from a grandmother who's "losing it," a present from a youngster "made with love." Some were from people who clearly don't know you, or your tastes, at all. Some of them have been regifted. Take our poll, and be sure to share your "worst gifts" below in our comments section.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
This year, the wrestling team at Algonquin Regional High School has two new coaches at the helm.
Algonquin is welcoming two new young coaches this year to its wrestling team. A relatively young program compared to some, the wrestling team at the high school starts its season at the beginning of December. Northborough Patch talks with Brian Kramer, ARHS varsity wrestling head coach. Kramer was on the Hopkinton High team for four years, going 37-7 as senior captain in 2007. He also placed second in the Division 3 State Finals in 2007, and second in the All-State Tournament that same year. Kramer attended State University of New York College at Oneonta for four years, where he was a varsity wrestler, two years as captain. Most recently, Kramer was the assistant coach at St. John's in Shrewsbury. Kramer currently works as a special …
For the fourth year, the Northborough American Legion facilitates collections for U.S. troops.
There's nothing like getting a care package when you're away. And many people are unaware that U.S. troops are in need of more supplies. Not to mention, it's just nice to receive some snacks, games...and a note of care. For the fourth year, the American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 coordinated an effort to collect, pack and ship care packages to those still serving in the military. As part of Patch's "Give 5" effort, which brings Patch writers and editors out in the community to volunteer their time, we assisted by helping to fill some boxes.
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 …