Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Attend a Christmas service to celebrate the holiday.
Planning to attend a service on Christmas Eve or Christmas? Here are some services offered in both Reading and North Reading: 1. Saint Athanasius Parish. Saint Athanasius Parish will have Christmas Eve Masses at 4, 6 and 10:30 p.m. They also have a Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m. 2. First Baptist Church of Reading. First Baptist Church of Reading offers a Christmas Eve Service at 5:30 p.m. and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 11 p.m. 3. Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading. Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading will have a Christmas Eve Family Service at 5:30 p.m. followed by Traditional Service at 7:15 p.m. 4. Saint Agnes Parish. Saint Agnes Parish will have a Christmas Eve Mass in Upper and Lower Church at 4 p.m. and another …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Cheer on the Rockets and Hornets during their Thanksgiving football game.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Are you going to the Reading or North Reading Thanksgiving football game to cheer on the Rockets or Hornets? Here are five things you need to know about the Thanksgiving Day games: 1. Start time. The Reading Thanksgiving football game starts at 10:15 a.m. and the North Reading game starts at 10:30 a.m. The Hornets will be playing for the league championship. The Hornets have not been in this position since 1980, so the Touchdown Club is organizing a send off. Cheer on the Hornets before they leave North Reading High School at 8:15 a.m. 2. Locations. The Reading Rockets will play the Stoneham Spartans at Stoneham High School and the North Reading Hornets will play longtime rivals the Lynnfield Pioneers at Lynnfield…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Your neighbors across the Merrimack Valley have provided recipes they love.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Looking for a new recipe to spice up your Thanksgiving Day table? Patch readers across the Merrimack Valley have shared their tried and true holiday recipes. Here are some ideas for casseroles. --- Hamburger Corn Casserole Provided by Mary Khederian, Westford Patch blogger Ingredients 1 Package of Broad Egg Noodles, cooked, drained 1-2lbs Ground Beef 1 Onion Chopped 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup (undiluted) 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup (undiluted) 1 Can Corn (drained) 1 Cup Sour Cream 2 T Butter Melted ½ Cup of Seasoned Breadcrumbs Directions: In large saute pan sauté the onions and the ground beef till no longer pink. Add the soups, the corn and sour cream. Heat through. Add the cooked noodles and turn out into a casserole dish. Melt the …
Friday, December 30, 2011
MassDOT asks both travelers and revelers to plan ahead this year and enjoy the holiday in safety.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- On Mass.gov
Friday, December 30, 2011
This week's winner won a $25 gift certificate to Harrington's in Wakefield.
We asked for shopping tips and you delivered. Jeanne E. Craigie won this week's prize: a $25 gift certificate to Harrington's in Wakefield. Here are some of the great tips we got this week: 1) Old Navy is offering $10 off for every $20 you spend, according to Athena. Old Navy is also running several year-end web-only sales, too. 2) Dress Barn in Stoneham has 60 percent off all items, according to this week's contest winner Jeanne E. Craigie. 3) The Avon Beauty Center is having $2 and $3 sales along with 20-25 percent off sales. Also, when you spend $100 you receive $10 off your next purchase, this promo is ending on Dec. 31 but will restart from Jan. 1 to the end of March, according to Diana Ardagna Cavanaugh.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Patch wants to know: what was the most important or favorite moment of 2011?
With 2012 just days away, Reading Patch wants to know what our readers thought were the most pivotal, or simply, the most favorable, moments of last year. 2011 certainly had some big international and domestic stories. There was a massive earthquake in Chile. The ousting of Italian PM, Silvio Berlusconi. We saw terrorist leader, Osama-Bin-Laden finally uncovered and killed, along with the demise of corrupt Libyan Dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. There were, and continue to be, politically-fueled protests around the world due to continuing financial meltdowns. We also witnessed these struggles at home with the Occupy Movement surging this year. There was also the awful sex-scandal at Penn State and the biggest trial of the year had to either …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Do you think restaurant hours should be extended on New Year's Eve?
The Board of Selectmen recently rejected a request for restaurant hours to be extended on New Year's Eve. Great American Tavern wanted to stay open until 2 a.m. instead of 1 a.m. According to the Police Department, extending the hours of alcohol sales could lead to additional alcohol-related incidents. Great American Tavern will have their last call at 12:40 p.m., but wanted to offer customers an extra hour to order drinks. What do you think? Take our poll and let us know. Should restaurants be allowed to extend their hours on New Year's Eve?
Sunday, December 25, 2011
But don’t play Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer in their presence.
We’ve had some fun over the past four weeks asking you about your favorite Christmas songs, movies and specials –- and which song you didn’t want to hear again. Here’s a roundup of the results. Favorite Christmas Song Our most popular Christmas poll over the past month (309 votes) was – What’s Your Favorite Christmas Song? Nearly one-quarter of respondents (23%) went with “O Holy Night.” Eleven percent said “The Christmas Song” and 10 percent chose “Little Drummer Boy.” Other choices in the comment section given by readers were “Where Are You Christmas?,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “Silver Bells,” “Mary’s Boy-Child” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Tiresome Christmas Song "Which Christmas Song Are You Most Tired of" was …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Where is Santa?
Santa Claus is on his way. Follow his journey from the North Pole to your home as NORAD provides the latest information about Santa Claus’ location.
Here are five things North Reading wants for Christmas.
Merry Christmas Eve! Here are five things North Reading wants to see under its Christmas tree this year: 1. Something to fill the vacant Stop & Shop. North Reading would love to see something go into the vacant Stop & Shop on Main Street. Perhaps a Christmas Tree Shop, Trader Joe's or even an indoor playspace for kids. 2. New school approval. North Reading wants the town to approve it's proposal for a new middle/high school. 3. More sidewalks. It's no secret that the town is in need of more sidewalks. Residents and the Pedestrian Sidewalk Committee would love to see more sidewalks built. 4. Gifts for the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry needs to install emergency lights, exit signs, and a second means of egress. According to CCS Co-chair Sandy…