Monday, September 3, 2012
A quick guide to holiday closures around town.
Held on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the American labor movement and the "social and economic achievements of American workers," according to the U.S. Department of Labor website. Today is the 130th Labor Day to be celebrated in the United States, with the first holiday marked by the Central Labor Union on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, according to the USDL website. In 2012, the Labor Day holiday offers a much needed day of rest for many workers around the country—and that means that quite a few offices and businesses are closed. Whether you're among the unlucky few who have to clock in today, or you'll be relaxing at home or enjoying the holiday with friends, Needham Patch has got your …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Looking for day trips in Massachusetts and beyond this holiday weekend? Check out what's happening in Boston, on the Rhode Island and New Hampshire seacoasts, the Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
Looking for a fast and fun day trip from Needham this Labor Day weekend? Summer in New England is filled with options. Check out what's happening this holiday weekend in a few favorite summer spots (and be sure to check out what's happening in Needham every weekend in our Get Out column): Weather: (Note: Forecast is as of mid-week) Sunny throughout the weekend, with a high near 85 on Saturday and near 80 on Sunday and Labor Day. Clear nights with lows from 60-65 until Monday night, when it'll be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Laser Lights at the Frog Pond: Call Dustin Pedroia—it's time for a laser show. This multi-media event comes to the Boston Common Frog Pond on Sunday, Sept. 2, with festivities starting at 7:30 p.m. and the …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Tell us who should be honored in a special Labor Day edition of Patch Picks.
Each week, Needham Patch highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more in our Thursday feature called Patch Picks. With Labor Day approaching, we at Patch want to honor those who have worked hard for the community over the last year. Tell us who should be recognized for their service and dedication to this town and we’ll feature that person in Thursday’s Patch Picks. We’re looking for five individuals, so be sure to list your pick in the comment section below or send by e-mail to Becca Manning