Sunday, December 25, 2011
Also this week, resident warns that there is potential for destruction around Sandra Pond.
While you were out shopping and baking cookies, a lot was happening in Westborough. Here are five top stories from this past week. 1. Many in the community were outraged to learn that an anonymous letter was left at the Landroche home on East Main Street threatening to take down the family light display. Don Landroche spoke to Westborough Patch within an hour of learning about the letter. He was upset and confused, saying that he sets up the light display to bring joy to others. Hundreds of readers responded to a poll about the light display, almost all in support of the Landroche family. Dozens of well-wishers posted on the Westborough Patch website and Facebook page. 2. Selectmen did not hesitate to approve a contract for a Forward …
Merry Christmas, Westborough.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. Merry Christmas! Christians around the world celebrate Christmas to mark the birthday of Jesus of Nazareth. 2. Beginning on Jan. 2, energy cost assistance is available through The Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund. The fund helps families in temporary crisis who do not qualify for federal or state assistance. For information on the fund and how to apply, call 800-334-3047 or visit www.magoodneighbor.org. 3. The MBTA commuter rail through Westborough will run on a regular Sunday schedule today. 4. As always on major travel holidays, free coffee will be served …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
There are lots of holiday services coming up.
Christmas Eve: Christmas Day:
Friday, December 23, 2011
So, you waited until the last minute? That's OK, you can find some gifts to pick up right here in town.
1. If you're thinking of buying someone a gift card, there's no need to go to the mall. CVS/Pharmacy at 74 E Main St. offers iTunes cards as well as gift cards to stores such as Sears, Areopostale, Express, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Gap, Gap Children, Banana Republic, American Eagle, and Old Navy. You can also find gift baskets and sets, fragrances, and more. 2. Stop & Shop Supermarket at 23 Lyman St. also sells gift cards to stores such as Lowe's, Macy's and Barnes & Noble as well as some restaurant gift cards. The store also has candles, some office supplies, small kitchen appliances, and a floral department. 3. Target Stores at 330 Turnpike Rd. has gifts for all ages, from toys to clothing, electronics and home decor. You can also find …
The Hundredth Town Chorus shares holiday cheer with residents.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 23, 2011
Information and photo courtesy Margaret Wiebusch. The Hundredth Town Chorus performed at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough on Wednesday, Dec. 21, bringing residents the sounds of the season. The chorus was established in the 1950s by the Westborough Women's Club and sings classical, popular, folk, Broadway and holiday music. Directed by Wendy Damoulakis, the group entertains at rest and nursing homes in December and May. 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.
We want to see your holiday outfit photos.
Tis the season to be all dressed up with places to go. Hey, it’s December! And we want to see you, your kids and/or your pets, all decked out for the holidays. Add a photo to this posting, or send your photo to MaryJo.Kurtz@patch.com. We can’t wait to see them! 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.
We have Santa's map!
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. Get ready to track Santa, kids! Westborough Patch has access to the live map that the elves use at the North Pole! We will share it with you beginning tomorrow. Track Santa in action, but make sure you are in bed before he gets close to Westborough. 2. You can see the holiday traffic live with MassDOT's online traffic camera webpage. It features more than 90 live traffic cameras throughout the state highway system. The cameras refresh every 10 seconds to provide real time traffic views. 3. Toxic mercury air emissions in Massachusetts have fallen by 91 percent since 1996, exceeding…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill this week that fixed a "glitch" in the state's blue laws.
Julio’s Liquors will be open on Monday, the day after Christmas, operating as "business as usual." But until this past Tuesday, liquor stores in Massachusetts were technically not going to be able to open the day after Christmas, according to a provision in the "blue laws" that had not been changed. Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill that would allow package stores in Massachusetts to open on the day after Christmas, as the Boston Herald reported. Under previous state law, reported the Herald, "when Christmas falls on a Sunday—as it does this year—liquor stores must also remain closed on the Monday after the holiday." Ryan Maloney, owner of Julio’s Liquors, said he wasn't concerned. “We planned for it,” said Maloney. “I fully expected it …
We want your input, and what you say has an impact. Who deserves to be Athlete of the Year?
Westborough Patch is looking to crown a sporty guy or gal in town as the Athlete of the Year, and we want your help. In the comments section below, please tell us who you think should be the Athlete of the Year and why. If you do not feel comfortable putting your nomination below, email email@example.com with your thoughts. Anyone in town can win this one. This athlete can be male or female, any age, any sport, from a school team, a private club or just happens to be living here in town. There are a lot of talented athletes in town. Let's give them a nod! 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.
Is anyone going with Red Bull?
Thursday, December 22, 2011
It's not easy to travel the world in a single night. Santa and the reindeer reportedly get a little hungry as they repeatedly unload that sleigh. And, for those kids who have been especially good, Santa gets a workout. Westborough Patch wants to know if Santa and the reindeer are getting enough to eat when they stop by our town. What do you plan to leave the crew this year?