Sunday, December 23, 2012
While your thinking of others this holiday season, make sure you're also keeping the planet in mind.
Before you buy another roll of gift wrap and leave those holiday lights on all night, the city's Department of Environmental Affairs is asking you to have a waste-free holiday this year. The holiday season can be the most wasteful time of the year. You can prevent this, though, with home made gifts, energy-conscious Christmas lights and alternative ways to wrap presents. Below is the full Waste-Free Holiday Guide from the Department of Environmental Affiars: Give gifts that not only last a long time, but help reduce packaging waste. The gift within a gift – instead of wrapping paper, use tea towels to wrap cups or silverware, a pair of gloves for rings or bracelets, a bath towel for oils and bubble bath, or gardening tools inside a …
Monday, December 17, 2012
All subway, bus and commuter rail lines will be free after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
The MBTA has announced its holiday season schedule. Some highlights include:
Monday, December 19, 2011
With Hanukkah starting up tomorrow night, there are a number of events in the Brookline-area to kick off the winter holiday.
Happy Hanukkah! Hanukkah officially begins tomorrow night at sundown. For those planning to head out and about, here's the Brookline Patch guide to celebrating the Festival of Lights in and around town. Staying in? How does your family typically celebrate the holiday? Tell us in the comments, or take a photo and upload it to the gallery using the "Upload a Photo" button on this article. Editor's Note: Event titles have been posted as they appear in the Events calendar, using the spelling of the holiday as posted by the user. Tomorrow, December 20, 5:15 pm Beacon St & Pleasant St, Brookline, MA, Free Free Wednesday, December 21, 5:00 pm Chabad Center At Chestnut Hill, 163 Bellingham Rd, Chestnut Hill, MA, $10 $10 RSVP
Friday, December 9, 2011
Brookline offers plenty of options for your holiday shopping
One of the reasons Nomi and I love living in Brookline is the stores. Over the many years we've lived in this town, we've become personal friends with some of the owners of the businesses we patronize. Although we celebrate Chanukah, and not Christmas, our holiday too includes a tradition of giving gifts to children. It occurred to me that this holiday season would be a good time to remind our readers of the great opportunities to find gifts for toddlers right in our own backyard. Let's start with toys. Two of our favorite Brookline stores for purchasing toys are Magic Beans and Henry Bear's Park. As for games, we also often stop by Eureka Puzzles and Games for their selection of card games and board games, and they offer options for …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Post your blast-from-the-past family holiday photo.
Everyone's got them — those awkward family holiday photos from years past. I was looking through some old photos of my own recently, and came across some funny ones of me and my cousins when we were young. What about you? Do you have '80s hair on display in a holiday photo? What about fashions from the '70s? Post your awkward family holiday photos here.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Turkey, football and family? Or do you have your own?
Since I can remember, my family has always spent Thanksgiving with my aunt, uncle and cousins in Boston. From the meal, to daytime and evening activities, our traditions have hardly changed over the years. As kids, we'd spend the afternoon at the movies (with one parent chaperone, until we were old enough to be dropped off), so the adults could catch up and watch football without having us underfoot. That tradition has continued, though now, we "kids" are all in our 30s, and we email each other ahead of time to pick out our Thanksgiving movie. When we return from the movies, Thanksgiving dinner is served. I'm already looking forward to my aunt's pumpkin and corn breads, the turkey, stuffing and multiple sides. Pumpkin and apple pies and …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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.