Friday, December 30, 2011
A quick look at what's open, what's closed and what's happening this weekend, as we say goodbye to 2011.
The new year is nearly upon us! As we look ahead to 2012 and say farewell to 2011, here’s a quick guide to the New Year’s Eve holiday weekend in Needham. SPECIAL HOURS AND CLOSURES DINING OUT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE Looking to dine out on New Year’s Eve? Some Needham restaurants will be open late to offer drink and dinner specials for those looking to ring in 2012 in style. Blue on Highland’s New Year’s Eve celebration includes menu specials served from 4:00-11:00 p.m. and a special dinner package for two for reservations after 8:00 p.m. Check out their Web site for more information, and be sure to call ahead. Know of another great spot to celebrate at? Tell us in the comments. NEW YEAR'S NEEDHAM 2011 The Needham Cultural Council’s fifth …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
What will you work on in 2012?
In a few days we will all bid adieu to 2011 and welcome a new year. As always, many area residents will be making resolutions to change or improve something in 2012. We want to know what you’re doing (or not doing) differently come Jan. 1. Be sure to vote in our poll above and leave a comment below.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Vote in our poll and comment below.
Smartphones and tablets are all the rage right now and we want to know if you were one of the millions who received a new gadget as a gift this year.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
The Chabad Jewish Center hosted a menorah lighting on Wednesday, Dec. 21 on the Town Common.
Members of Needham's Jewish community gathered on the Town Common on Wednesday, Dec. 21 to mark the second night of Hanukkah with music, refreshments and the lighting of the menorah. The program was sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center. The eight-day Festival of Lights concludes on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
How to use your new mobile device with Patch.
Did you receive a new smartphone for Christmas? Do you want to know how to use it to stay connected to local Patch news, no matter where you go? We’re here to help! Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here's a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Patch’s useful features include: Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Find out when Santa is near your home.
Needham Patch caught up with Santa Claus recently when he was in town for the Blue Tree Lighting and asked him whether he would be making his usual stops in Needham this year. "The boys and girls of Needham have been very good this year," Santa said. "So I will be visiting lots of homes in town on Christmas Eve." Santa added, "I've been delivering presents to Needham residents for more than 300 years, and I look forward to many more years of visits. Merry Christmas!" Follow Santa's progress on Christmas Eve via Needham Patch. Our friends at NORAD are tracking the whereabouts of Santa Claus and Patch will keep you updated throughout the night.
Locations in and around town where you can give back.
‘Tis the season for giving back! While the holidays symbolize many things for many people, they come at a time of year when community groups are in the most need of local support. Below you will find a map of locations in and around town where you can give back. If you head an organization in town that can use some extra support right now, please let us know in the comment section.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Keep tabs on the Jolly Old Elf this Christmas Eve as he makes his way to the home of all the good boys and girls.
Patch wants to remind all Needham children, and their parents, that you can track Santa’s travels on Christmas Eve by clicking on this link on Saturday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) monitors the air around the world, around the clock, checking for unusual happenings in the skies. So, of course, NORAD simply can’t ignore a flying sleigh powered by nine reindeer. NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Christmas program, which has existed since 1955, produced under the auspices of NORAD. Every year on Christmas Eve, NORAD Tracks Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world. Several high tech systems are used to track Santa, such as: radar, satellites, Santa Cams, and fighter jets…
Local law enforcement, state police remind residents to drive safely and soberly.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 23, 2011
From the Needham Police Department As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that the Needham Police Department will be out in force from Dec. 16 to Jan. 2 to protect the Commonwealth’s citizens by arresting anyone caught behind the wheel operating under the influence. The Needham Police Department will join up to 180 local law enforcement agencies and the Massachusetts State Police to run extra patrols through the New Year as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD). In 2010 in Massachusetts, 59 people were killed in crashes …
Locations for Christmas trees in and around town.
It’s only days until Christmas…have you purchased a tree yet? If not, don’t worry! Patch has scoured the area for nearby venues selling Christmas trees. Look through our interactive map to find out who is selling trees in your neck of the woods.