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:
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
One of the things that makes the State of Massachusetts special is its traditional Thanksgiving Day football games. This year the Raiders travels to Belmont to face their archrivals. And what better way to make it more special than to share your pictures with the rest of your neighbors? Patch is designed so readers can upload photos and video for free. You don't have to email them and ask your trusty editor. Just click on the Pics & Clips link at the top of the page and start uploading. When you are done, email Charlie.Breitrose@patch.com so we can then highlight them on the homepage. Enjoy the game and Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling this time of year can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel time of the year. Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier. Hitting the road? Try these tips: Load up the iPod: Download your kids’ favorite songs and have a sing-a-long as you drive along the road. Plan to make stops: Before you hit the road, map it out and see what interesting sights are along the way. Why not stop and take a picture in front of the World’s Largest Ball of Twine? Or check out the great view of the mountains? This will break up the trip and let the kids have a chance to get up and run around for a little bit. Play some games: I-Spy is a roadtrip classic, other ideas like Car Bingo, scavenger hunts or making …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Test your guests with a bit of Thanksgiving-related trivia.
How much do you really know about this day of turkey, football and family? Care to test your knowledge with our Thanksgiving Quiz? Better yet, are you looking for something to keep your family occupied for a few precious minutes? Print out the PDFs associated with this article and pass them out to your guests. We're just here to offer a bit of holiday entertainment, so you don't have to do all the work. One PDF is the quiz itself and the other is the answer key with links to additional information. Good luck on the quiz and let us know in the comments if you have a Thanksgiving trivia tidbit to share.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Holidays at our house were rather small and quiet affairs.
When I was in junior high and high school, my friends and I always went to the Thanksgiving Day football game between Watertown and Belmont. Since my cousin Judie was from Belmont, that meant a fun rivalry between us leading up to the big game every year. Then after the game, we all went our separate ways as we returned home for Thanksgiving dinner with our families. Thanksgiving was always my least favorite holiday. Holidays at our house were rather small and quiet affairs. Because I’m an only child, there were no siblings to hang out with. The only guests were my grandmother, one aunt (my father’s sister) and one uncle (my mother’s brother), both of whom had never married. Since they had no families of their own, they joined us for …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tell us about your most memorable Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and at Patch our thoughts have turned to turkey, football, family and friends. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? Is it the time your favorite team won its turkey day game against the big rival? Or is it based around who you spent the holiday with? Share your favorite Thanksgiving memory below.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The Raiders seek to end five-game losing streak to the Marauders. The teams meet for the 89th time Thursday in Belmont.
There are many reasons why Watertown head football coach John Cacace wants a win over Belmont on Thanksgiving. You might even call it an early Christmas list. If the Raiders beat Belmont on the road on Thursday at 10:15 a.m., you can bet that Cacace would be a very, very happy man at the dinner table. "It's been a good season so far, but realistically this game means more than just one game," Cacace said of the 89th meeting between the two schools on Turkey Day. "We've got to break this losing streak and cap off our season." Belmont is on sort of a down year at 3-5, and this could be the right time to grab a victory, especially with C.J. Logan playing in his last game for Watertown. "He's our big play guy," said Cacace. "He accounts for …
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Retailers are upping the ante this Black Friday with bigger deals and longer store hours, but pollsters and economists disagree over the extent to which consumer spending will follow suit.
In an effort to lure more shoppers through their doors, retailers in and around Watertown are raising the stakes this Black Friday with bigger deals and longer store hours than last year. Both the Target at Watertown Mall and The Home Depot at Arsenal Mall will open an hour earlier than they did last year, at 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. respectively. Outside the town, Kohl's stores will open at 3 a.m. and Walmarts at midnight. Moreover, retailers are driving up their door-buster deals: Target is offering 25 time-sensitive specials on Friday, up from 11 last year – although these are dwarfed by Kohl's 400 early-bird bargains, 100 more than last year, which will run for an extra hour. But as chain stores up the ante, pollsters and economists disagree …
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thanksgiving is a busy time for everyone, but if you need a little assistance getting everything done, check out this list of Watertown's best spots for holiday goods.
Thanksgiving is a time for food, friends and family and often times, football. But the stress that goes along with any holiday is sometimes too much to bear. With college students home for break and everyone arriving for the holiday, it's hard to get all those little things done with a house swarming with people. That's why us here at Patch have compiled this list of helpful places to make your Thanksgiving go smoothly. Whether its an appetizer for the football game or an escape for just an hour … or two, we have it. A Russo and Sons 640 Pleasant St., Watertown Looking for someone else to do all the work come Turkey Day? Russo's is the place. Go catch the high school football game while Russo's gets all your fixings together. They take …
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Watertown's two food pantries are preparing to help provide a holiday meal to those in need.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this year many people could use a helping hand to put together their holiday meal. Watertown has two food pantries, both of which will provide food to those who need it this year. The St. Francis de Paul's Food Pantry at St. Patrick's Church is collecting food. "Turkeys are always welcome," said Diane in the Parish office. "They freeze well. If we don't use them at Thanksgiving we can use them at Christmas." In November, the Watertown Food Pantry gives out gift cards, said Caryl Fox, director of the Council on Aging and Senior Center, and who oversees the pantry housed at St. John's Methodist Church. The value of the cards are based on the family size. Anyone can stop in and donate their time at …