Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Needham and Wellesley high football teams square off at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
The football teams from Needham and Wellesley will face off Thursday in the annual Thanksgiving Day game, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park in Needham. Tickets to the game are $10. Are you headed to the big game today? We'd love to see your pics. Add them to this post by clicking on the green "Upload photos and videos button" under the photo to the right, and together we'll build a gallery for everyone to see. We've posted this on both Needham Patch and Wellesley Patch, so make sure if you're commenting below on your favorite team or who you think will win, you keep it clean. Otherwise, happy Thanksgiving, and good luck to both teams!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Patch wants to know which local restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.
While many people have the big Thanksgiving dinner at home with their families not everyone likes to make their own turkey with all the fixings in their own kitchen. Needham Patch is putting together a list of local restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving. If you have a special menu, send it over to me at Grahame.Turner@patch.com and we'll be sure to include it!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Food ideas for people whose Turkey Day involves no turkeys.
In less than one week, we'll be doing the Thanksgiving scramble: Running to the inlaws' house, hitting the store for some last minute cranberry sauce, or checking on the bird in the oven every five minutes. What some consider the best meal of the year, fit for kings and gluttons, is centered around meat. Not all of us, for varying reasons, choose to eat meat, though. What is one supposed to prepare for those who don't eat turkey on Turkey Day? The answer is easy, and the options are many. Whether you're cooking for a vegetarian guest, or are a vegetarian yourself, Patch helps you out this week with five tasty recipes for a vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving. 1. Tofurky: Funny sounding name, seriously tasty substitute. What you need: 1 Tofurky …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. You can pick up the turkey itself from Owen's Poultry Farm, Sudbury Farms, Roche Bros., or Trader Joe's. Many of these places may also offer a pre-cooked option. However, if you want to bake it yourself, we have a few recipes. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This Thanksgiving, I have decided to let the kids rule and sit back and enjoy the ride.
I am hosting Thanksgiving this year and couldn’t be happier about it. Mainly because I get to see my family, but also because we don’t have to endure the busiest travel day of the year via planes, trains and automobiles. I will be sure to remember that when my brothers show up with their families looking tired and defeated. The prospect of my sister-in-law's delicious cooking and a few rounds of ping-pong (family tradition) will surly cure what ails them. But I think the best part about this Thanksgiving will be my “let the kids take over” mentality. I feel like my kids are finally old enough, along with their cousins, to really get involved. I started right after Halloween with a great Magic Tree House Fact Tracker book simply called …
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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Share the best things about our town in the comments section or on Needham Patch's Facebook page.
If you've spent much time on Facebook, you've probably seen a friend or family member participate in the Facebook "thankful" challenge—a fun project started by some Facebook user years ago where the person lists all the things they are grateful for during the course of a month—one each day. With Thanksgiving coming up later this month, November is a perfect time for this kind of challenge, and we at Needham Patch thought it might be fun to recreate a similar project here. So tell us, Needhamites: What are you thankful for in Needham? What service, business, location, park, person, group, neighborhood or other aspect of living locally do you value most? Throughout the month of November, add your favorite things about living in Needham to …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
This letter was submitted by a Needham town employee.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
As the holidays fast approach, it’s always a good idea to take time out of our busy schedules and give thanks for what we have. The Needham Merchants Association, the Needham Restaurant Association, and the Needham Business Association, as part of the Discover Needham Local First Campaign, are coordinating an effort to give thanks and give back to the community. They are sponsoring Needham Gives Thanks, a food drive—“20 Days of People Helping People in Needham”—from Nov. 1-20 to benefit the Needham Community Council. The council provides critical support to the less fortunate in our community. So bring your donations of nonperishable items to participating independent locally owned businesses—just look for the Discover Needham Local …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Big game set for 10:00 a.m. in Wellesley, and a list of what's closed for the holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving, Needham! Throughout town today, families and friends will be sitting down to feast on traditional holiday fare, from sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie to the ever popular turkey and dressing. Before the meal, though, many will be heading over to Wellesley High School to see the Rockets in action in their 124th Thanksgiving Day football game against the Wellesley Raiders. Kick-off is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tickets at the gate cost $10 per person. Look for the score on Needham Patch later today, and check out our photo gallery of images from the game on Friday. Once you've counted your blessings and put away the dinner (perhaps to pull it out again a few hours later for those delicious Thanksgiving leftovers), log on to …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Wednesday, October 23.
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