Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thanks for reading us this year!
Merry Christmas from Needham Patch! We've enjoyed bringing you local news, announcements and more here on Needham Patch over the past year, and we're eager to continue this work in 2012. Feel free to leave a holiday message in the comments for us, for your neighbors or for Needham as a whole.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Here are some items you can buy right here in Needham.
We continue with our series of last-minute, local gift ideas, today focusing on the men in your life—your husband, boyfriend, father, grandfather, son or other guy who deserves something special this holiday season. 1. TAG pens are available at Taylor’s Stationary for $24.95 each. They come in several different colors and each one comes in a gift box. They’re available in ballpoint or rollerball and are refillable. 2. Garrett Graham, the owner of Needham Garden Center & Power Equipment, said that one of the best gifts he sees women buy for their husbands every year is snowblowers. Snowblowers have a wide range in pricing depending on the model, but they start around $360. Graham said that they make a great gift because if you've ever …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Never fear, last-minute shoppers—we've got a few great gift ideas available right here in town.
So if the crazy weekend traffic around the area's major shopping sites didn't give you a hint, Christmas is just a week away—and the first night of Hanukkah is even closer. That means if you haven't completed your holiday shopping—and, let's face it, a lot of us probably haven't—you've got just a few days to get out there and find that perfect gift for Mom, Dad, kids, cousins, friends, co-workers... It can be a little daunting. Though it might seem easier to hit up a superstore or get all your shopping done at the mall, there are actually some great options for gift giving right here in Needham—and chances are you'll find something special you won't find in the big shops. Plus, though it's sure to be busy this week in the downtown, it won'…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tell us about what's on your family's wish list this holiday season.
Beanie Babies are SO 1998. The Cabbage Patch doll resurgence has passed. Tickle Me Elmos have been set aside. For this Christmas and Hanukkah, your kids are likely asking for one of the hottest toys of 2011—perhaps the LeapPad Explorer, Lalaloopsy dolls, Air Swimmers or all things Angry Birds. So what's on your kids' wish list this year? Take our poll below and share your most-requested items in the comments section below. Know a great place to find the must-have gift of 2011? Tell us about it (once you've secured your own purchase, of course). And while we're sharing, what was your gotta-have-it gift item as a kid? An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle? (When I was seven, I wanted the new Guess Who! …
Friday, December 2, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Friday, Dec. 2.
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Monday, November 28, 2011
Needham celebrated the beginning of the holiday season with its 57th annual community tree lighting and visit from Santa Claus.
For the 57th year, Needham kicked off the holiday season by lighting a large tree on the Town Common covered entirely by blue bulbs. The Needham Business Associations' annual Blue Tree Lighting ceremony was held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, and featured music, words from local officials and a visit from Santa Claus. The event began around 5:00 p.m. with choirs from Carter Memorial United Methodist Church and Christ Episcopal Church singing carols to warm up the crowd that had gathered at the steps of the Town Hall. On the Town Common, children played with light sabers and other lighted toys as they waited for the big unveiling. Boston radio station 103.3 WODS, "Boston's Holiday Music Station," was on site playing music and …