Friday, December 30, 2011
Programs offering free rides in some areas are not available in the state.
You may have seen it on Facebook. "No excuses, folks. Don't drink and drive-and don't ride with anybody who does. Tipsy Tow offered by AAA: You don't have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Year's Eve/Day they will take your drunk self and your car home for FREE. Save this number... 1-800-222-4357. Please re-post this if you don't mind" The message went viral this week, posted on Facebook pages and shared on sites across the country. The problem is, the service is not available in all areas. In fact, according to the AAA website, clubs in only 17 states are offering the free rides home. The site lists Merrimack Valley as having the program, but no where else in Massachusetts. An additional "AAA Justice Link" website lists outside …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
What will you work on in 2012?
In a few days we will all bid adieu to 2011 and welcome a new year. As always, many area residents will be making resolutions to change or improve something in 2012. We want to know what you’re doing (or not doing) differently come Jan. 1. Be sure to vote in our poll above and leave a comment below.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Vote in our poll and comment below.
Smartphones and tablets are all the rage right now and we want to know if you were one of the millions who received a new gadget as a gift this year.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
How to use your new mobile device with Patch.
Did you receive a new smartphone for Christmas? Do you want to know how to use it to stay connected to local Patch news, no matter where you go? We’re here to help! Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here's a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Patch’s useful features include: Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
A perfect ending to your holiday meal with the added bonus of your kitchen smelling as good as the neighborhood bakery.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Lisa Nosky
Saturday, December 24, 2011
The food snob in me is in full swing this time of year. I’m scouring my cookbooks, internet, magazines and recipe boxes for new food recipes worthy of the holiday dinner table. I just want something extra special that will be a show-stopper! I think all cooks and bakers (home cooks and professionals alike) step it up a notch this time of year. It’s a hunt that begins early in the season and one I don’t take lightly, in thought or in calories — I mean it is the holidays after all and we’ll just have to go for a few extra walks to feel a little less guilty about consuming some of these goodies that come around just once a year. So this week’s recipe is going to come from scratch and take a little more effort than most. But, again, it’s the…
Locations in and around town where you can give back.
‘Tis the season for giving back! While the holidays symbolize many things for many people, they come at a time of year when community groups are in the most need of local support. Below you will find a map of locations in and around town where you can give back. If you head an organization in town that can use some extra support right now, please let us know in the comment section.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Keep tabs on the Jolly Old Elf this Christmas Eve as he makes his way to the home of all the good boys and girls.
Patch wants to remind all Wellesley children, and their parents, that you can track Santa’s travels on Christmas Eve by clicking on this link on Saturday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) monitors the air around the world, around the clock, checking for unusual happenings in the skies. So, of course, NORAD simply can’t ignore a flying sleigh powered by nine reindeer. NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Christmas program, which has existed since 1955, produced under the auspices of NORAD. Every year on Christmas Eve, NORAD Tracks Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world. Several high tech systems are used to track Santa, such as: radar, satellites, Santa Cams, and fighter …
Locations for Christmas trees in and around town.
It’s only days until Christmas…have you purchased a tree yet? If not, don’t worry! Patch has scoured the area for nearby venues selling Christmas trees. Look through our interactive map to find out who is selling trees in your neck of the woods.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Let us know which Christmas song you don't want to hear again.
It happens every year. Christmas music starts cropping up around Thanksgiving and for a week or two we tolerate it -- and many of us actually like it. Then, we move closer to Christmas and each note of an Andy Williams or Mitch Miller song makes our blood pressure rise. There's only so much mirth one person can take! Then there's the sappy song like Wham's tune or the corny songs from legends like The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, Eartha Kitt or Dean Martin. And then, there's Feliz Navidad, 12 Days of Christmas and no list of painful Christmas music is complete without Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. So, we want to know -- which Christmas song are you most tired of? If we don't have your choice in the poll, let us know in the comment …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Andy Brown, owner of The Toy Shop in Wellesley Square, talks to Wellesley Patch about the hot toys this holiday shopping season.
While video games, kindles and iPads continue to sell both in malls and on the internet, there’s at least one packed toy store in town where you won’t find any of those. Andy Brown, owner of the Toy Shop and Gift Shop in Wellesley Square, was helping holiday shoppers in his always-busy store Wednesday, Dec. 14. His shop specializes in the analog version of holiday gifts. "Video games will always be popular," he said. "For the holidays, someone may get a video game, but they’ll get something else too." The Toy Shop is lined with board games, dice games, action figures and other forms of old school fun for kids. Here are some of the toys flying off the shelves at his shop: