Sunday, October 2, 2011
A guide to your town.
Editor's note: There are so many great places in town to add to this passport. Please include your favorites in the "comments" section below. Together, we can share what makes Westborough such a great place to live. Patch will help be your guide as you become a tourist in town. Whether you are new to town or want to explore the town you’ve loved for years, we’re here to show you what there is to see. Check the following links on Westborough Patch to see a full week of excursions. We feature stories, photos and videos showing off the best of Westborough. And you can tell us what you love about Westborough, and we’ll include it as part of this project. We hope this project encourages you to shop local, eat local and be local. Patch wants …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. The Sunday Patch Passport maps out a few places that are no more than a 60-minute drive from Westborough. You won’t want to miss these uniqu
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. Here are three unique options for you, depending on how far you want to drive. Visit one, or visit all of them. How far will you go? Of course, we know that books have been filled with ideas on places to visit within 60 minutes of town. So we invite you to suggest a few day trips for your friends and neighbors. Post your photos and videos, share your ideas in our “comments” section below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest ideas for future features. Grist Mill in Sudbury An easy turn off Route 20 in Sudbury, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Wayside Inn and Grist Mill are a delightful step back in time only minutes from …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Did you know Westborough offers places to sample all tastes of the world? The Saturday Patch Passport features a list of places to eat in town organized by international flavor.
Do you want to get out of the kitchen? Bored with the same old restaurants? Want some fresh ideas for tasty meals? Then the Patch Passport can help. We have assembled a list of Westborough places with international flavors. Try one out and let us know what you think. Bon Appetit! Chinese Irish Italian Japanese Korean Mexican Middle Eastern Pan-Asian Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Westborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page.
Friday, July 29, 2011
For a complete treasure hunt, take an afternoon and stroll the rotary and sides streets for a host of unique shops and galleries.
Downtown Westborough is a collection of interesting local shops. Take an afternoon and stroll through the rotary and side streets and see what treasures wait for you. Among our favorite stops is The Glass Heron. Wedged between the two entrances of the Westboro Package Store, The Glass Heron has been set like a cornerstone on the rotary for 20 years. Deborah Limanek, owner of this unique stained glass gift shop told Westborough Patch, "In my opinion, The Glass Heron is the heart of downtown Westborough." Limanek chose the name from her fascination with herons. "I first saw a heron in the 1970s when one of these huge birds flew over my car. I thought that it was a pterodactyl," she said. "Herons are everywhere in my life. I believe in animal…
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Thursday Patch Passport shows you a Little Bit of Paradise. This is a local place where you can feel like you are a million miles away from the daily stress of life, without having to go far from home. Come along and relax...
Soft music, dim lights, an inviting space, and expert staff transport patrons to a relaxing place at Profilio Wellness Center in the Lyman Street Plaza. Founded in 1999, Profilio offers a wide range of spa services performed by trained estheticians. Facials, massages, waxing, body wraps and other treatments for the body, hands, and feet may be booked individually, or as part of a package. Owner Alfredo Speziale, a native of Pescara, Italy, told Westborough Patch, "All of our treatments are 100 percent guaranteed. Our staff undergo intensive, frequent training, and internal and external certification. We strongly believe in training." Profilio offers a variety of facials. From a glycolic grape peel veil to a pumpkin spice facial, treatments…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Travel Back in Time with the Wednesday Patch Passport and discover the history of Westborough.
The rich history of Westborough comes alive in two distinct local museums of artifacts, the Westborough Historical Commission and the Westborough Historical Society. Each houses a collection of photos and items that tell the story of nearly 300 years of Westborough as an established town in the commonwealth. Spend an hour browsing either of these collections and you will be transported through time, from archeological finds to early photos. People from 5 to 105 will find something to learn by looking through the collections and imagining what life was like in early Westborough. Westborough Historical Commission Westborough Historical Society Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Westborough news, or simply …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy these hot spots. Your Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for kid-friendly fun.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Westborough is packed with family fun, so narrowing the choices was a bit of a challenge. However, we found two destinations worth an afternoon excursion with the kids. Both are filled with interesting things to see and do for all ages. The Green Thumb, 185 Turnpke Rd. Located on Route 9 in Westborough, The Green Thumb has something for everyone. Originally founded as a greenhouse in 1950, the location has undergone numerous renovations making it the family fun destination it is today. From a petting zoo to an 18-hole miniature golf course to kids play land, the entire family will be entertained. Beyond the entertainment, patrons will enjoy an extensive garden center, seasonal produce, gifts, baked goods and delicious ice cream. There …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Discover a Hidden Gem, or should we say "charm," in Westborough that you may have driven by and never known it existed. Or maybe you have no visited this interesting spot in years. Take a little trip with Patch…we’ll show you the way.
We had a lot of places to consider before selecting our Hidden Gem. But when we put the list together, few items stood out as beautifully as the Westborough Charm Bracelet Trail System. Since 2000, work has been underway to connect a series of trails that wind and weave through some of the most scenic land in town. In addition to over 20 miles of trail that graces land around Westborough, additional trails have been developed to connect to open space and recreation areas within the community. Others extend to surrounding communities. Plan a daylong hike or a series of short excursions. According to the website, there are 10-mile and 7-mile end-to-end hikes available that some have used to train for walking the Appalachian Trail. Throughout…
Sunday, July 24, 2011
All this week, Patch will help be your guide as you become a tourist in Westborough.
Patch will help be your guide as you become a tourist in Westborough. Whether you are new to town or want to explore the town you've loved for years, we're here to show you what there is to see. All this week, Westborough Patch will feature town excurisions. We willl feature stories, photos and videos showing off the best of Westborough. And you can tell us what you love about Westborough, and we'll include it as part of our project. We hope this project encourages you to shop locally, eat locally and be local. Patch wants to show you how much our town has to offer. And although everything will appear this week, it's not going anywhere. Our Patch Passport Project will remain a resource for you all year long. Whenever you're hosting …