Friday, November 23, 2012
Be safe this holidy weekend.
Massachusetts State Police will set up sobriety checkpoints somewhere in Middlesex County over Thanksgiving weekend, from Friday, Nov. 23 into Saturday. Nov. 24. State Police say the purpose for the checkpoints "is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety."
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on this Thanksgiving fun facts.
Trash pick-up will be delayed by one day starting today.
Due to Massachusetts "Blue Laws", many places today will remain closed. But, if you're looking for a break from the family madness of the holiday, there are a few places you may be able to escape. Here's a list of what's open and closed in Newton on Thanksgiving:
1. Happy Thanksgiving! All city offices, schools, banks, libraries, retail shops, liquor stores and post offices will be closed today. Most grocery stores and restaurants are closed as well, but you can check with your local establishment before heading out. 2. Newton North/Brookline game. Looking for a classic Thanksgiving football rivalry? The Newton North and Brookline football teams will continue a 118-year tradition with their annual Thanksgiving match at 10 a.m. This year's game will take place at Newton North's Dickinson Field. 3. Newton South/Lincoln-Sudbury game. The Newton South Lions will face their Thanksgiving Rivals, Lincoln-Sudbury, today at 10 a.m. The 40-year rivalry will play out today at Lincoln-Sudbury High School, 390…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Food ideas for people whose Turkey Day involves no turkeys.
In 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 Roast (…
Here are some tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to make your Thanksgiving travel a little easier.
Will you be driving on Thanksgiving night? If so, you can snag a free cup of joe courtesy of the state. And if you're hitting the Turnpike on Wednesday afternoon, you can also get on I-90 (for one hour) without having to pay the toll. Free coffee will be served at all 18 Massachusetts Department of Tranportation (MassDOT) service plazas between 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night until 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov 23, courtesy of McDonalds, Burger King and Gulf. Meanwhile, Plymouth Rock Assurance will sponsor free tolls at the Allston-Brighton interchange on I-90 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected to be at its peak on Tuesday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 25, according to MassDOT. …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Newton North and Newton South football teams will face Brookline and Lincoln-Sudbury, respectively, for the traditional Thanksgiving Day football game.
For one Newton school, it's a rivalry that has spanned 118 years. For another, it's a tradition the teams are still forging into the history books. The annual Thanksgiving Day football games are scheduled for this Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m., with Newton North and Newton South taking on familiar foes Brookline and Lincoln-Sudbury. The Newton North-Brookline rivalry, which started back in 1894, includes an annual luncheon where the Newton and Brookline Rotary clubs bring the rival athletes together to shake hands and break bread two days before the big day. That meeting will take place today, Nov. 20, at the Holiday Inn in Brookline at noon. "It's like a work of art in some ways," Newton North football coach Peter Capodilupo said last …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Celebrate next week's holiday by reading some of these Thanksgiving-themed books.
Although it's not as famous as Halloween or Christmas, the Thanksgiving holiday does have it's fair share of literature dedicated to it. Whether you're young and still reading picture books, or an adult, we have a little something for everyone in our Patch Reads book list. So head to the Newton Free Library and pick up some of these reads to enjoy while you're relaxing after the big meal. Younger readers: 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving—In a switch on the classic Clement Moore poem, some boys and girls have an eventful Thanksgiving eve. If You Lived In Colonial Times—This book outlines what the lives were like for the Pilgrims and Colonists from 1565 to 1776. The First Thanksgiving—Geared toward beginner readers, this book tells …
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Still not sure what you're making for Thanksgiving dinner? Here are easy and tasty recipes for a fruit compote, turkey, vegetables and dessert that will make you look like a culinary superstar.
Thanksgiving is next Thursday, Nove. 22, and though many local retail stores are already spotlighting their Christmas merchandise you still have to get through Turkey Day. But fear not- Patch has you covered! Here are some recipes from Newton chefs that will help make you look like a pro when you serve holiday dinner to your family. Michael Leviton’s Fall Fruit Compote Jennifer DeLeonardis, General Manager of Lumiere, says, “In lieu of the traditional cranberry sauce (yes, even the one that mom used to make), Michael likes this Fall Fruit Compote.” Leviton is the chef/owner at Lumiere in West Newton. Ingedients: Directions: Candy Gold’s Thanksgiving Turkey Candy says “This is such an old fashioned recipe...but I stuff the turkey with …