Monday, March 25, 2013
Find out about the Rec Department's social media streams and upcoming programs.
You now have a new way to keep on top of what's going on with the Watertown Recreation Department - follow it on social media. This week, Recreation Director Peter Centola announced that the Recreation Department is now on Twitter and Facebook. The Facebook page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/WatertownRecreationDepartment and the Twitter handle is @Watertownrec. For other information, contact the Recreation Department at 617-972-6494 or email@example.com. Upcoming Events The Recreation Department has a variety of events, classes and leagues starting soon. Click on the links for more information about the event and how to register. Harlem Globetrotters “You Write The Rules”: All Ages, Sunday, April 7th – 1:00 – TD …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanks to those who "Liked" Watertown Patch on Facebook. Watertown gained more followers than Belmont Patch.
The Thanksgiving Clash between Watertown and Belmont has not started, but Watertown can already claim a victory! Watertown Patch gained more "Likes" on Facebook than Belmont Patch in the Facebook contest, which ran through midnight on Thanksgiving Eve. Watertown won by a margin of 42 to 29 in the contest that started on Oct. 12. The battle is not over, however, because Belmont Patch continues to have more followers, with 441 compared to Watertown's 402. Go to Watertown Patch's Facebook page an "like" us!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Upload a picture taken by you that best represents Watertown.
Our readers are our site’s biggest assets and when we were thinking about what photo to use for the top of our Watertown Patch Facebook page, we figured we’d leave it up to you. We are inviting you to share your favorite photo of your hometown. So readers, now is your chance to get your best town photo out there for all to see! Upload a picture taken by you that you think best represents the town of Watertown. The winning photo will be the featured photo at the top of the Watertown Patch’s Facebook page. You have until noon on Friday, Nov. 16 to upload a photo you think best represents Watertown. Here’s how to enter: Our readers will help us pick the winner! You, the reader can vote for the winner in the comments section of an article that…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Watertown Patch has challenged Belmont Patch to see who can get the most new "Likes" by Thanksgiving.
The annual Thanksgiving Day clash between Watertown and Belmont is just weeks away, but you can Beat Belmont right now! Watertown Patch has challenged Belmont Patch to see which site can get the most "Likes" on Facebook by Thanksgiving. The contest runs throught midnight on Nov. 21, Thanksgiving Eve, and whoever has the most new Likes wins. Watertown Patch started with 360 and Belmont Patch 412. Like Watertown Patch on Facebook!
Friday, October 12, 2012
As the Thanksgiving Day game against rival Belmont approaches, Watertown Patch has challenged Belmont Patch to see who can get the most new "Likes" by Thanksgiving.
Fall is here, and the annual Thanksgiving Day clash between Watertown and Belmont is just around the corner. Coach John Cacace has the Raiders off to a good start this year with a 4-1 record and 1-0 Middlesex League mark going into tonight's game at Stoneham. As Watertown prepares to end the losing streak to the Marauders you can get in the “Beat Belmont!” spirit by helping Watertown Patch beat Belmont Patch in the Facebook friends contest! The contest starts today, and whichever Patch site gets the most new “Likes” by the end Midnight on Nov. 21, Thanksgiving Eve, wins. Watertown Patch starts with 360 and Belmont Patch 412. Visit Watertown Patch’s Facebook page to “Like” us, and Let’s Beat Belmont (Patch)!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Members of the subcommittee debated whether students should be required to use Facebook, other social network sites.
How much should students be using social networks in school? – that is the question pondered by the School Committee’s Policy Subcommittee this week. The subcommittee discussed the issue because the Watertown Schools had to add an Internet safety policy to qualify for E-rate, a federal program that provides discounts on technology equipment. Among the requirements are to provide education to students about online behavior, including when interacting on social networking websites and chat rooms. Also, they are required to educate them about “cyberbullying” and how to respond. School Committee member David Leon said he opposes schools requiring students to have a Facebook account, and noted that his son, who attends Watertown High School, …
Monday, November 7, 2011
I've found lots of friends I haven't seen in years, including many who I grew up with in Watertown.
I had always resisted signing up for Facebook because I figured it would end up taking up too much of my time. I finally relented and went on board after a couple of my cousins who I never see requested that I sign up. I thought it would give me a better opportunity to stay in touch with them, and it did. It turned out I was also right about it taking up too much of my time, but I'm still glad I signed up because it has enabled me to catch up with a number of folks I hadn't seen or talked to in years. The wonderful thing about Facebook is being able to stay in touch with people I've known from different times and places in my life. I have Facebook friends from high school, college, church, a longtime workplace, political activity, and my …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Join the conversation.
This week our Moms Council fielded the following question: Do you limit your Facebook time or that of your children's? And how? Watertown mother Dianne Wheeler:Facebook and other social media sites in my opinion are not for children under age 13. Parents should work with their teens to help them understand not to share certain private information, such as their birthday and address, and encourage them to think before "friending" anybody. It is important that we start warning them early of the potential dangers involved in sharing identifying information, making contact with strangers and posting images that might be risky. Keeping the family computer out of childrens’ bedrooms and in the family room or kitchen may encourage them to take …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Watertown Patch fan page allows you to keep up with local news on Facebook.
Watertown Patch sends local news, features and updates through Facebook. We invite you to come connect with Watertown Patch at Facebook.com/WatertownPatch. Our fan page is updated daily with the latest happenings coming out of Andover. Once you're connected you won't have to leave Facebook to find out what's new in town. Come like us at Facebook.com/WatertownPatch. And remember, you can always follow our daily tweets at Twitter.com/WatertownPatch.