Saturday, November 24, 2012
The annual Holiday Lighting will be on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
The Holiday Season is quickly approaching for another wonderful Winchester tradition, the Holiday Lighting in Winchester Center. This project is achieved through a special collaboration between the Winchester Chamber of Commerce and the "Lights of Love". However for this program to be successful – we need you! It is through the generosity of individual donations from local businesses and residents that this holiday tradition is funded. This fundraising effort of the Chamber of Commerce and the "Lights of Love" is the sole support of the Holiday Lighting in the Town of Winchester. All donations go directly toward the Holiday Lighting in Winchester. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Holiday Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. …
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. What’s more, reading offers so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read from the list below. Does your grandchild love nonfiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science fiction, and nonfiction; animal stories, mythology …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Find out what's open today to save on your holiday shopping.
Bargain shopper extraordinaire Sara Conrad shares her plan for how to find the best deals—and survive—Black Friday shopping.
A few facts, figures and tidbits before heading out with the other crazed shoppers.
Friday, November 23, 2012
1. BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING FORECAST: Friday: Partly sunny. Milder. Highs in mid/upper 50s. Saturday: Mainly cloudy with a few rain showers — it may end as a few wet snow showers in the Worcester hills. Highs in the upper 40s early then temps crash into the upper 30s by night. Sunday: Cold and windy. Clouds and sun. Maybe a flurry well NW? Upper 30s to near 40 for highs. 2. BLACK FRIDAY HISTORY: The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Fridayafter…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Find out what's closed on Thanksgiving this year.
Before you head out for the holiday deals, think about supporting small businesses with local gift certificates.
Let everyone see just how hard you worked!
Putting together a Thanksgiving feast is no simple feat. Between the shopping and the cooking, there’s barely time left to set the table and make everything just right. If you’ve gone above and beyond with your spread this year, Winchester Patch invites you to show off your hard work! Just upload your Thanksgiving dinner photos to the gallery. Be sure to share tell everyone what the special dishes are you served up, too. And, if your dinner table setting and decorations rival something Martha Stewart might whip up, we invite you to show those off, too! To share your photos, just login to your user account and click on the white and green button at the top of this article. Happy holidays, Winchester!
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Click here to upload your house. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Planning to brave the cold and the crowds to get that big deal on Friday? This information will help you map your strategy!
It remains the craziest and busiest day of the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday. Over the years, the Friday after Thanksgiving has become synonymous with bargains and the chance to buy the hottest gifts for the holidays. If you plan to brave the cold and the crowds to get that big deal on Friday, you will need to know when stores in Winchester and the surrounding area will be open in order to plan your shopping strategy. Regional Malls: Burlington Mall: 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Liberty Tree Mall (Danvers): 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Northshore Mall (Peabody): 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Pheasant Lane Mall (Nashua, NH): 12 a.m.– 10 p.m. Solomon Pond Mall (Marlboro): 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The Mall of New Hampshire (Manchester, NH): 12 a.m. – 10 p.m. The Mall …