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.
Join our Local Voices team and write on a topic of your choosing.
Our New Year's resolution at Lexington Patch is to bring even more interesting and local information to out readers, and you can help! Start a blog and become one of our Local Voices and share your thoughts, expertise and insights with your neighbors. Think of blogging like writing a letter to the editor, as often as you want on any topic. Or like a conversation among friends and neighbors. Or as a way to share your expertise on whatever you’re skilled at. Everyone’s got something to say, and we’d love for you to say it onLexington Patch. Got a political opinion? Want to share your weekly sermon or an inspirational story? Just want to make us laugh? Blog On the theme of the New Year, have you made any resolutions that you could use for a …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Add photos of your favorite presents and family celebrations right here.
These last few weeks of December are just about the most celebrated time of of the year, especially for young children — and the young at heart. Take this chance to wish your neighbors happy holidays by sharing photos and stories of a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday (Festivus, anyone?) with everyone right here on Lexington Patch. Add pictures of the kids opening gifts, pictures of pets, a snapshot of the family gathering round the table or any other holiday photo you'd like — new or old. So come on and keep spreading that holiday cheer by sharing your family's festive photos. You can add pictures directly to this article by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" tab at the top left of the image above, or you …
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.
Looking for a few ideas to keep busy during this vacation week with the kids? Here are a few ideas in and around Lexington.
1. Catch a movie at Lexington Venue: The latest Sherlock Homes flick is playing at 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. during the week at the theatre at 1794 Mass Ave. Rated PG-13, “A Game of Shadows” might be a little intense for younger kids, but should appeal to boys of a certain age who have a little extra free time on their hands. For younger kids, Tin Tin, the Chipmunks and the Muppets movies are all playing at the nearby AMC Burlington Cinemas. 2. See a T. Rex or Experience Alaska at the MOS: Among the attractions this week at the Museum of Science are live animal presentations, “Alaska: Spirit of the Wild” on the IMAX and “Waking the T. Rex: The Story of Sue” in the 30D Digital Cinema. 3. Keep it local at Cary Memorial Library: All sorts of…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
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.
Our friends at NORAD are tracking the whereabouts of Santa Claus and Lexington Patch will keep you updated through Christmas Eve 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
Wondering about wines as you entertain during the holidays? Email questions about grapes, bottles, pairings or regions or leave them in the comments box below and then check back on Fridays for responses from Lexington resident and sparkling wine expert.
Labels don’t always impress Becky Sue Epstein, but there is one she really tries to embrace—that of Lexington’s resident sparkling wine expert. And that’s why Epstein will be offering answering your questions about entertaining with wine and champagne throughout the holidays. We kicked things off last month with Epstein's tips for getting Thanksgiving dinner off to a sparkling start. And, earlier this month, readers have asked whether it makes more sense to offer a variety of wines, or just a few bottles of one type or red and one type of white and what are the correct ways to store and serve champagne? This week's question is: What foods go best with sparkling wine and champagne for the holidays? And here's what Epxtein had to say: The …
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 Lexington 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 …