Friday, January 4, 2013
The latest 'You Ask, Patch Answers' addresses that question.
Editor's note: In our column "You Ask, Patch Answers," we help you to find answers to your questions. Email email@example.com if you have a question that you would like us to investigate. Today, we answer this emailed inquiry: Is Tidy Town picking up residents' Christmas trees at curbside again this year? "I am trying to find this information anywhere on their website and can't seem to find it. Usually they send out a notice about it, which I have yet to receive but which could come any day now." Christmas trees will be collected at curbside on Monday, Jan. 7, for a $10 fee, a Tidy Town customer service representative told Westborough Patch on Thursday. Customers will be billed, she said. Let Patch save you time. Get great local …
Monday, December 31, 2012
State fire marshal says trees have been involved in fires.
State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan today urged community members to dispose of their Christmas trees properly. Christmas trees kept too long after the holiday have been involved in fires, including one at a Lunenberg condominium last Jan. 9, Coan said in a press release. In Westborough, Venture Crew 100 will pick up residents' trees on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12. Donations toward the group's programs and equipment should be left in a plastic bag attached to the tree, according to the website. Checks should be payable to "Venture Crew 100." Also, the Worcester Recycling Center will accept Christmas trees until Jan. 6.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The event will support the group's programs and equipment.
Disposing of a Christmas tree through a local student group will help support the youths' High Adventure trips. Westborough Venture Crew 100 members will pick up residents' trees on Dec. 29, Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, treasurer Helen Gross said Monday. Pick ups can be scheduled by calling Gross at 508-614-0514 and leaving the name, address, phone number and pick-up date, she said. Completing the form on the venture crew's website, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org are options, too. Donations toward the group's programs and equipment should be left in a plastic bag attached to the tree, according to the website. Checks should be payable to "Venture Crew 100."
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Tree sales were expected to pass 50 percent on Saturday.
Saturday, 17 days before Christmas, a Christmas tree sale on East Main Street was expected to hit a milestone. The Westborough Civic Club ordered about 1,600 Canadian Balsams from Nova Scotia to sell at the group’s lone fundraiser starting right after Thanksgiving, President Bill Coveney said. Tree sales were expected to pass 50 percent on Saturday, he said. “This will be the busiest weekend of the year,” Coveney said. The hours at the Tufts Machine Lot, 55 East Main St., are 1 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The sale ends on Christmas, or earlier if the trees are sold out. The trees sell for $5 and up, Coveney said. “We’re told by many tree growers that have attempted to get our business over the…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Are you willing to withstand the cold, sap and needles necessary for an 'authentic' Christmas or will a tree in a box suffice?
The Christmas tree dilemma: Purists won't go near fake trees; others can stand the thought of chopping down a tree that will leave needles, sap and leaking water in their living room. Despite the hassle, real trees outsell their artificial cousins by more than a 3-to-1 margin each season, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. Bear in mind, of course, artificial trees can be reused every year. Are you undertaking the Griswold family tradition this year, or are will an artificial tree do the trick for your family?
Friday, December 23, 2011
If you haven't bought yours yet, here are some places to check out.
Click on our regional map to find Christmas tree locations nearby in Northborough, Westborough, Shrewsbury and Marlborough. Where do you get your Christmas tree? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Music and Santa greet customers at the Tufts Machine lot on Sunday.
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