Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Needham and Wellesley high football teams square off at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
The football teams from Needham and Wellesley will face off Thursday in the annual Thanksgiving Day game, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park in Needham. Tickets to the game are $10. Are you headed to the big game today? We'd love to see your pics. Add them to this post by clicking on the green "Upload photos and videos button" under the photo to the right, and together we'll build a gallery for everyone to see. We've posted this on both Needham Patch and Wellesley Patch, so make sure if you're commenting below on your favorite team or who you think will win, you keep it clean. Otherwise, happy Thanksgiving, and good luck to both teams!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wellesley Police expect to see a lot of shopping on Linden Street today, leading to a lot of delays.
If you're looking to get some last-minute Thanksgiving preparations, or some early Christmas shopping done in the Linden Street area, you may end up stuck in traffic this afternoon. According to a traffic alert sent by the Wellesley Police Department, the Kingsbury Street to Crest Street stretch of Linden Street is expected to see heavy traffic between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Most of the traffic, the alert says, is from shoppers. Wellesley Police also updated their site with road closure information about the Turkey5 races tomorrow, saying that Linden Street will be closed for about 15 minutes while runners get ready to leave and pass through the Wellesley Square and Wellesley College areas. Below is the full traffic advisory issued by email: …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Patch wants to know which local restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.
While many people have the big Thanksgiving dinner at home with their families not everyone likes to make their own turkey with all the fixings in their own kitchen. Wellesley Patch is putting together a list of local restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving. If you have a special menu, send it over to me at Grahame.Turner@patch.com and we'll be sure to include it!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Food ideas for people whose Turkey Day involves no turkeys.
In less than one week, we'll be doing the Thanksgiving scramble: Running to the inlaws' house, hitting the store for some last minute cranberry sauce, or checking on the bird in the oven every five minutes. What some consider the best meal of the year, fit for kings and gluttons, is centered around meat. Not all of us, for varying reasons, choose to eat meat, though. What is one supposed to prepare for those who don't eat turkey on Turkey Day? The answer is easy, and the options are many. Whether you're cooking for a vegetarian guest, or are a vegetarian yourself, Patch helps you out this week with five tasty recipes for a vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving. 1. Tofurky: Funny sounding name, seriously tasty substitute. What you need: 1 Tofurky …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. You can pick up the turkey itself from Fells Market, Whole Foods Market, or Roche Bros. Many of these places may also offer a pre-cooked option. However, if you want to bake it yourself, we have a few recipes. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth…
Give back to your neighbors and your local food pantry this holiday season.
While many of us are thinking about about what dish to bring to the family Thanksgiving dinner this year, thousands of Massachusetts residents are worried about whether they'll have food on the table at all. According to Project Bread, 10.8 percent of Massachusetts households were food insecure in 2010, the highest rate in Massachusetts since the data was first collected in 1995. So what can you do to help? You can donate to Massachusetts organizations like Project Bread, a program that often helps out local food pantries, like the one here in Wellesley. You can also help your neighbors by donating to food pantries directly, either the Wellesley one, the Needham one, or one of those in Newton: Located in the basement of the Wellesley …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling this time of year can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel time of the year. Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier. Hitting the road? Try these tips: Load up the iPod: Download your kids’ favorite songs and have a sing-a-long as you drive along the road. Plan to make stops: Before you hit the road, map it out and see what interesting sights are along the way. Why not stop and take a picture in front of the World’s Largest Ball of Twine? Or check out the great view of the mountains? This will break up the trip and let the kids have a chance to get up and run around for a little bit. Play some games: I-Spy is a roadtrip classic, other ideas like Car Bingo, scavenger hunts or making …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Wednesday, October 23.
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Decades-old rivalries heat up once again with Norfolk and Middlesex County teams playing Thanksgiving morning. Check out the football matchups with information on Thursday's games.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Your daily roundup of news and events.
The Board of Selectmen has chosen two charities which will receive Boston Marathon funds raised by runners awarded numbers through the town. The board will discuss this in more detail at tonight’s meeting at 7. Tickets to the annual Thanksgiving Day football game are sold at The Linden Store and the Wellesley High School athletic office. Tickets are $8 before the game and $10 day of. The Planning Board will meet tonight at 7:30 to conduct a public hearing (pdf) about proposed changes to certain zoning bylaws. It snowed Halloween weekend, but was sunny and warm all this past weekend. The National Weather Service calls for a clear and cold Monday in the upper 40s.