Monday, December 24, 2012
See when and where you can celebrate Christmas services in churches around town.
Here are some of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services we found in Watertown. If we missed some, please add them in the comment section below. First Parish of Watertown: Dec. 24, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Our annual candlelight service will feature a story, the adult choir, the familiar hymns and readings and the magic of candlelight. Two identical services. Social hour is at approximately 5:15 p.m. Please bring Christmas cookies to share. Watertown Evangelical Church: Dec. 24, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Taxiarchae/Archangel Greek Orthodox Church: Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Dec. 25, 8:45 a.m. Orthros. 9:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Sacred Heart Parish: Dec…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Watertown officials urge parents to keep an eye on their teens over the holidays to make sure they do not drink alcohol.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
With the holiday season upon us once again, as we prepare for joyful celebrations with family and friends, the Watertown Youth Coalition (WYC), Wayside Multi-Center, and the Watertown Police and Public Schools, would like to remind all adults in the community to help prevent teens from drinking alcohol. Teen alcohol use can lead to unsafe behaviors that put their health and safety at-risk. Underage drinking affects everyone in the community and if we work together we can continue to ensure the healthy and safe development of our youth. After all, every year a teen does not use alcohol, the odds of lifelong dependence decreases by 15 percent. In April 2012, the Watertown Youth Coalition administered the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in and around Watertown with fun events.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Temples around Watertown are holding services and special Hanukkah events, including: BETH EL TEMPLE CENTER, 2 Concord Ave., Belmont TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 25 Harvard St. in Waltham TEMPLE BETH SHALOM, 8 Tremont St., Cambridge PUBLIC MENORAH LIGHTING ON NEWTON CENTRE GREEN, corner of Langley Road and Centre Streets, Newton CHANUKAH FAMILY FESTIVAL, at the Mall at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston St., Newton MENORAH …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
We've got a few suggestions, but you can add your own suggestion in the comments section below.
Below is a list of some suggested locations where you can pick up a Christmas tree in the Watertown area. Do you have a favorite spot? Is there a location we missed? Tell us in the comments section below! Russo's 560 Pleasant St., Watertown Phone: 617-923-1500 Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Available now. Call or stop by for prices. Home Depot 615 Arsenal St., Watertown 617-926-0299 Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call for prices. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham 617 Lexington St., Waltham Benefits the Waltham High School Chorus Dec. 7-9 Pizzi Farm 549 Lincoln St, Waltham 781-891-1032 Mon. - Fri., 6 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. - Sun.: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call for prices. First Unitarian…
Residents are encouraged to be safe when decorating their homes for the holiday season.
In an effort to help residents across the Commonwealth remain safe during the holiday season, NSTAR released a list of safety tips regarding the use of home decorations. “Holiday lights have become much more efficient than the older-style bulbs of years past,” said Bill Stack, NSTAR’s energy efficiency spokesman in a statement Wednesday. “With newer technology now available in many more options, today’s lighting displays can help a family save money and energy this holiday season.” Holiday lights using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) use 90 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, according to NSTAR, and they’re much more durable and can last years longer. Additionally, operating 10 strings of mini-LED lights compared to 10 strings of …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The first annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony featured a tree decorated for the season and a visit from Santa Claus.
In the middle of the rush hour buzz in Watertown Square, the holiday spirit suddenly shone through Thursday evening when a tree decorated for the Holidays illuminated with colorful lights. The tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the Watertown Belmont Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Watertown was the first of what could become an annual tradition in town. Dozens of children and their parents were joined by town officials and local business owners for the ceremony. Before the lights went on, a special guest showed up on a Watertown Fire engine. Flashing lights and blaring sirens announced Santa Claus' arrival at the Watertown Square Delta. Watertown's Wendi Beale came down with her husband L.T, and sons Carson, 3, and Caleb, 5 …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
What's open and closed for the holiday today.
Here's the general list of what's open and closed on Thanksgiving Day – help out your neighbors by adding any stores you know are open for that last-minute item in the comments section below. OPEN: CLOSED:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. What’s more, books offer so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read. Does your grandchild love non-fiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science fiction, and non-fiction; animal stories, mythology and adventures; sad …
Find out when the stores will open on Black Friday so you can take advantage of the deals.
Watertown's stores and malls will open even earlier than last year on Black Friday so shoppers can have more time to hit the sales. Some stores in town will open in the wee hours of Friday to welcome shoppers. The Arsenal Mall opens its doors at 12:30 a.m. on Black Friday, and Best Buy and Target, at the Watertown Mall, open at 1 a.m. The Watertown Mall opens at 7 a.m., an hour and a half ealier than normal. Carter's, located at the mall, opens at 6 a.m. The Arsenal mall includes a Gap Outlet, an Old Navy Outlet, Sports Authority and Forever 21 stores, all of which will open at 12:30 a.m. Marshalls, which is also in the mall, opens at 7 a.m. Shops are opening earlier than last year. The Arsenal Mall opened at 4 a.m. for Black Friday 2011…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Start planning your Black Friday shopping now.
The Thanksgiving tradition of flipping through the Black Friday newspaper circulars won’t be quite the same this year as many national retailers have already released their Black Friday ads online. Here are just a handful of the circulars, previews and deals you can find online today: Walmart Target Michaels AC Moore Kohls Best Buy Toys R Us Sports Authority Modells Dick’s Sporting Goods Macys This list is just a sampling of the many online circulars and specials. To search for more, check out these sites for Black Friday sales or check each individual business: The Black Friday BF Ads