Tuesday, November 27, 2012
For nearly a week, Patch readers have been uploading photos. We've crowned our winner.
In our photo contest this week, readers from all over the region shared with us photos that illustrate Thanksgiving. But we could only choose one. All photos uploaded before 6 p.m. yesterday were under consideration to be crowned the winner in Patch's Picture of the Week Contest. After deliberating, we had to go with Nicole McKay's photo, as shown above. Congratulations, Nicole, and thank you to all those who participated! Please continue to share your photos with us, either through our blogging platform or by uploading to your local Patch site's Pics and Clips gallery. Nicole, we'll be emailing you so we can make arrangements to get you your $25 gift card. Return to Patch tomorrow, when you can start uploading pictures for our next …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Upload a picture that illustrates Thanksgiving, and you could win a gift card.
Our contest theme this week is Thanksgiving. There are limitless opportunities for photos that illustrate Thanksgiving, whether it's literally—a turkey, cornucopia, your family around the dinner table, the traditional Thanksgiving Day football game—or figuratively (something for which you're thankful). Get creative! Or not! We want to see your photos, either way. All entries will have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to a local business. Photos must be uploaded by 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Nov. 26. You may enter as many photos as you'd like. If you like a particular photo, voice your support for it in the comments. The winner, chosen by Patch editors, will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Eligibility is limited to legal residents …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
You have photos from Thanksgiving. Upload them for a chance to win a gift card.
Now that you've digested your turkey and pie, you have time to sort through the photos you took on Thanksgiving. Enter your best into our photo contest before 6 p.m. tomorrow for the chance to win a $25 gift card to a local business. Whether it's a photo of your Thanksgiving spread, your family around the table, or anything else that says "Thanksgiving" to you, let's see it! To enter, click on this link and upload a photo.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Scouting for Food was a huge success; more than 6,000 pounds of food collected.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Northborough Food Pantry would like to thank all those who helped make the Scouting for Food drive a success this year. Every year the boy scouts, girl scouts, and venture scouts work together with their adult leaders to organize this drive for the pantry. They drop off bags to every house in Northborough, and pick them up the following Saturday. They bring the stuffed bags to the town hall where together they unpack the bags, organize the food, stock the pantry and clean up. This year we had a record amount of food collected, thanks to the generosity of the Northborough community. The scouts collected over 6,000 pounds of food, totaling over 14,000 items. The shelves in the pantry are stocked high with pasta, rice, soup, peanut butter…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Photos from yesterday's Thanksgiving rivalry game between Algonquin and Westborough.
Mike Halloran, Quarterback of the Algonquin Tomahawks, led his team to vicotry Thursday, defeating Westborough in their annual Thanksgiving day rivalry game. The final score was 17-16.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Share your photos from the game here.
Led by Quarterback Mike Halloran, the Algonquin Tomahawks defeated Westborough in their annual Thanksgiving day rivalry game. The final score was 17-16. We will have more photos for you from the game tomorrow. But for now - do you have any photos from the game to share with Patch? Click the share button to the left and show your shots with your neighbors.
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…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The store, meanwhile, says it's ready for the holiday shopping event.
Large groups of labor and community workers are preparing to hold a Black Friday protest at several Walmart locations across the state this Friday, including the Walpole branch of the store, according to an announcement from Jobs with Justice. Friday's action comes just a month after delegations of concerned customers spread to locations across Massachusetts to demand an end to the store's retaliation against its employees, according to JWJ. Workers began taking action at warehouses and retail stories nationwide in October, speaking out against low wages, unsafe working conditions and Walmart's attempts to slice workers' voices on the job. Strikes have reportedly taken place in California, Washington and Texas so far. Meanwhile, Walmart…
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…
Monday, November 28, 2011
The Turkey Trot on Thursday morning raised more than $1,000 for the Northborough Food Pantry.
On Thanksgiving morning, 64 runners raised more than $1,000 in Northborough's fourth annual Turkey Trot. Hosted by Michael and Rita Matraia (who owns Core Connection), this 5K starts and ends at their home on Colby Street. The fourth annual, the race was inspired when Rita and Maggie Kosovsky ran with some friends simply because "there was no organized 5K." "Then I started asking for people to bring food for the pantry," said Rita, "and this year, I asked for monetary donations to the Northborough Food Pantry. It went from about 20 runners to 64."