Monday, December 31, 2012
Family-friendly ideas to ring in the New Year.
Christmas may be over but are you still in the mood to party? Looking to ring in 2013 with some fun for your family? Have relatives coming into town after Christmas and you want to plan something special to celebrate? Why not throw a kid-friendly New Year's Eve party? Since I’m usually running on empty by the time New Year's Eve rolls around, I’ve put together some fun but EASY ideas for staying home and celebrating in your family room with the kids. GENERAL TIPS: Make it a party. If you don't have relatives staying with you, invite neighbors and friends with kids about the same age over to help celebrate. This keeps everyone off of the road, you can watch the kids together, and it saves on babysitter money. To keep it casual and easy, …
With friends or family? Reveling or making resolutions?
New Year's eve is upon us! At midnight, we'll be ringing in 2013. What a year 2012 was. From our balmy winter last year to a busy election season this fall, 2012 was a unique year. I always enjoy New Year's eve and the countdown to midnight. The last few years I've spent the night with friends, gathering casually to cook a yummy meal, then wearing silly hats and sounding noisemakers at midnight. Everyone has their own New Year's eve traditions — or, are you planning to start a new tradition this year? Tell us in the comments below how you'll spend the last hours of 2012.
Monday, January 2, 2012
There was something for everyone young and old at Needham's day-long New Year's Eve celebration courtesy of Needham Cultural Council.
From puppets to magic, storytelling to music, dance and art, Needham Cultural Council's fifth annual New Year's Needham celebration offered residents the chance to celebrate and ring in the 2012 right in their hometown. The schedule was jam packed with all forms of entertainment throughout the day including this year's ice sculpture which took shape on Needham's Town Common into the evening for a light and music show.
Friday, December 30, 2011
A map of local hotspots for Saturday.
“Three…two…one…Happy New Year!” The above line is one that millions will be uttering this weekend and if you’d like to share in their revelry Patch has found several locations in the area that will officially toast in the New Year on Saturday night. Take a look at our map above to find a party near you, and then click on a marker to find further information. Of course, if you know of a party that should be on our list, be sure to let us know in the comment section below.
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 …
A slew of accidents have already marred the week and officials are hoping to prevent more this weekend.
After an ominous start to the week, officials are urging motorists to be extra cautious on the roads this holiday weekend. A car accident claimed the life of a 53-year-old man on Interstate 495 in Mansfield on Monday, while a 24-year-old woman was killed in an I-95 crash in Walpole on Tuesday. Meanwhile, 10 people were injured in an accident that occurred on 495 in Boxboro the same day. Police reports suggest that all of the aforementioned accidents involved passengers and drivers who were ejected from their vehicles. “It has been a terrible two days on Massachusetts roads,” wrote Jeff Larson of Safe Road Alliance in a Tuesday memo. “Specifically there have been three ejection crashes resulting in two fatalities.” According to a report (…