Friday, November 16, 2012
Not cooking for the holiday? That's OK, these restaurants are!
While many choose to have a large Thanksgiving meal at home with family, more and more people are opting to dine out for the holiday repast. A couple Newton restaurants will be open next Thursday, including: Are there more Newton restaurants open for Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments section below and we can update this story!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The two neighboring towns have battled for Football Supremacy on Thanksgiving Day for over a century.
Since 1894, Brookline and Newton North High Schools have battled for supremacy on the football field. This heated rivalry returns on Thanksgiving morning, 10 a.m. at Parsons Field in Brookline, 175 Kent Street. Click the video to see what this rivalry looked like in 1930. Today, the teams will meet, as they have for more than a quarter-century, when the Brookline and Newton Rotary Clubs bring the rival athletes together on the Tuesday before. It's on neutral ground where they will shake hands and eat together. Whether your blood is red and blue, orange and black, or you simply believe "anything can happen," stick with Patch for the game.
Test your guests with a bit of Thanksgiving-related trivia.
How much do you really know about this day of turkey, football and family? Care to test your knowledge with our Thanksgiving Quiz? Better yet, are you looking for something to keep your family occupied for a few precious minutes? Print out the PDFs associated with this article and pass them out to your guests. We're just here to offer a bit of holiday entertainment, so you don't have to do all the work. One PDF is the quiz itself and the other is the answer key with links to additional information. Good luck on the quiz and let us know in the comments if you have a Thanksgiving trivia tidbit to share.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tell us about your most memorable Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and at Patch our thoughts have turned to turkey, football, family and friends. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? Is it the time your favorite team won its turkey day game against the big rival? Or is it based around who you spent the holiday with? Share your favorite Thanksgiving memory below.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
While many celebrated the joys of Thanksgiving, the city had a news-filled week.
Did you miss something this week in Newton? Here's an update on a few of the stories Newton Patch has covered for the last seven days. At the start of the week, the School Committee voted unanimously to recommend a facilities package that includes permanent construction to expand F.A. Day Middle School and the purchase of up to six modulars for several elementary schools. At the same meeting, the committee also heard a final report on the anticipated increase to enrollment as well as a revamped bullying policy and procedure. An attempted armed robbery at Dunkin' Donuts on Monday left police looking for assistance in finding the alleged suspect, who may have been involved with a break-in at Radiant Fuel Co. earlier in the evening. On …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Newton South lost their Turkey Day game 21-7 against Lincoln-Sudbury.
Records didn't matter and playoffs didn't matter; it was a Thanksgiving Day game. Despite their hard-fought fight, though, Newton South finished their season with a 21-7 loss to Lincoln-Sudbury, who will continue to the playoffs next week in a game against Gloucester. "This epitomizes the season," said Newton South coach Ted Dalicandro. "We are fighting in every game then we make mistake here and there. All of a sudden it goes from 7-0 to 21-0." Newton South would not score until 2:21 was left in the fourth quarter. After dropping the handoff on a draw play, senior captain Jerrett Atkinson picked up the ball and broke down the middle of the field for a 48-yard touchdown. Despite an onside kick attempt, the Lions did not get the ball back …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
The 26th annual Newton & Brookline Rotary Clubs' Thanksgiving Football Luncheon brought together players, coaches and local officials from the rival towns.
It has existed in Newton and Brookline longer than anyone involved; the 116-year Thanksgiving Day matchup between the rival communities is as much as a staple as pumpkin pie at the end of a Turkey Day meal. As they have for more than a quarter century, members of the Brookline and Newton Rotary Clubs met for a friendly luncheon Tuesday to shake hands, share stories and hand off the annual Rotary Club trophy. The trophy, which was presented to Brookline, is given each year to the winners of the previous year's Thanksgiving game. The event, which was held at Brae Burn Country Club, featured keynote speaker David Ginsberg, a 1987 graduate of Brookline High and jiujitsu master. Representing the Tigers side of the room were …
We spoke to local elected officials and community organizations to see what they are thankful for this year.
Between the chaos of family arriving, timing the turkey and worries over how to lose weight after all that food, we rarely sit down and think about what today is truly about. Patch spoke to several local officials to see what they are thankful for this year. Here is a sampling of what we heard: Mayor Setti Warren "There are many things that I am thankful for, such as the opportunity to live in such a special community and to have the honor of serving as Mayor. But above all else I am particularly thankful to have such a wonderful and loving family. " Ruthanne Fuller Alderman at Large - Ward 7 "I'm thankful for two City employees who are rarely in the spotlight: David Wilkinson (our Comptroller) and Maureen LeMieux (our Chief Financial …
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Newton South will take on Lincoln-Sudbury tomorrow in Sudbury.
To gain a little respect you have to beat the best--and that's exactly what Newton South head football coach Ted Dalicandro is hoping for on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions will travel to Lincoln-Sudbury on Thursday at 10:15 to take on the top team in the Dual County League. The holiday rival is still in its adolescent stages--compared to some local rivalries--but Dalicandro believes he is lucky to play such a talented team in the last game of the season every year. "L-S is one of the best teams in the league and in the state," said Dalicandro, whose Lions are 1-9 this season. "You want to end your year beating the best teams. That's the way we are looking at it." Lincoln-Sudbury is on a four-game win streak, and although their point …