Sunday, February 17, 2013
Let us know how you will remember former Winchester Police Chief John "Jack" McHugh by posting a comment below.
With former Winchester Police Chief John "Jack" McHugh passing away at the age of 84 on Valentine's Day Thursday, we'd like to know: How will you remember John "Jack" McHugh? Let us know how you will remember McHugh by posting a comment below.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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With Valentine's Day here, we'd like to know: What is the best Valentine's Day gift you have received? Did your husband buy you flowers? Did a child make you a decorative and meaningful card? Let us know what your favorite Valentine's Day gift was by posting a comment below.
Check out the 5 Things column for Thursday, Feb. 14.
Here are 5 Things to know for Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Winchester: 1. Valentine's Day: Thursday is Valentine's Day. How will you be spending the day? Let us know by posting a comment below. 2. Time running out: The town of Winchester mailed out 2013 town census forms on Jan. 3 and all residents must complete and return them by Feb. 15, according to the town website. 3. Rate the plows: We'd like to know: How would you rate the job the Winchester plows did during the blizzard of 2013? Post your comment here. 4. Presidents Day: Calling all Winchester businesses! We want to know if you will be open or closed on Presidents Day and are running any deals on Feb. 18. Let us know by posting a commenthere. 5. Fill the tank: Get gas prices in the …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
- PATCH READS
Sunday, January 27
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
Monday, February 13, 2012
At local florists Stems and Pondview Florist, the orders are pouring in for dozens of roses, plus nice spring arrangements, for Valentine's Day.
With Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, local florists are inundated with orders, and the most popular request at Pondview Florist is the traditional dozen roses. While red is the number one choice, the shop offers roses in colors from lavender to variegated orange. Across the center, at Stems on Waterfield Rd., owner Jennifer Collins said she has plenty of orders for roses, and is happy to fill them, but many of her customers request something different. “They come to the shop to get more unique floral arrangements,” Collins said. “We make everything custom. It’s all kind of depending on the quality of uniqueness of the flowers.” On Saturday, her shop was full of flowers just in from the wholesaler. Through Tuesday, she and two other floral …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The festival will have orchid and tropical plants for sale.
The following was submitted by Mahoney's. Surround yourself with warm, lush color at Mahoney’s Garden Centers’ second annual Orchid & Tropical Plant Festival. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the event begins Saturday, Feb. 11 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26, at five of their locations: Winchester, Brighton, Chelmsford, Tewksbury and East Falmouth. “The event was such a big success last year that we expanded to five Mahoney’s locations,” says Paul Waxman, Director of Marketing for Mahoney’s. “People love that first moment when they emerge from the cold into our sunny greenhouses and are surrounded by absolutely gorgeous color.” Mahoney’s goes beyond the more common orchids and is featuring a wide selection of unique and hard-to-find …
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and those of us who have procrastinated need to make plans and could use some advice.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we want to know the most romantic restaurant in Winchester. Might be the atmosphere, might be the food or the locale. You tell us. Where is the most best place in Winchester to take your valentine for a romantic dinner?
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Valentine’s Day can be more than just a day about Hallmark cards and chocolates.
I started talking about Valentine’s Day with some friends recently and the looks I got could have wilted a rose. Turned up noses, snarky comments about husbands dropping the ball and a few shrugged shoulders was about all I got. I realize that we have all been bombarded with Hallmark and Ferrero Rocher chocolate commercials the past few weeks but I am determined to turn this holiday from superficial to super fabulous, at least at my house. For starters I thought of my official answer for “Mom, what is Valentine’s Day anyway?” My answer, drum roll please, “It’s a day to celebrate Love (yes, Love with a capital L).” It doesn’t have to be a day filled with commercial influences but a day when we go the extra mile to remind those we love that…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Chocolate Truffle expects to sell out of chocolate-dipped strawberries for Valentine's Day.
The Chocolate Truffle is bursting with Valentine’s Day goodies and staff have just one message for customers: don’t wait till the last minute. One of their most popular items for Feb. 14 is chocolate-dipped strawberries, offered in white, milk, and dark chocolate. The Chocolate Truffle only offers these at Valentine’s Day, and they sell out every year, so pre-ordering is essential. Those strawberries are extremely perishable, so they’re not in the store yet, but all other chocolate is ready for pickup now. “They don’t need to wait till the last minute because our chocolate is so fresh,” said sales associate Debbie Donovan. The chocolate is locally-made, and what they have in stock now is pretty much what they’ll have for the season. Last …