Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Consumerism surrounds the holiday season: is greed inevitable, and how do you avoid it?
For those children who celebrate, Christmas' biggest connotation can be a pile of gifts under the tree. With this in mind, a panel of staff contributors at The Chicago Tribune tackled the question of whether it's inevitable to see greed in their kids around Christmastime. The parents weighed in on suggestions to remind kids of Christmas spirit. Among their suggestions? Help your kids round up some old toys to donate to charity before giving them new toys. Sign them up to participate in a community service project. The Tribune's advice got us thinking at Patch about how we were taught or are teaching our kids to be less greedy around the holidays. Some of our suggestions? Find a giving tree and let your child pick a name or two off of it, …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
This week's Best of Craigslist has some missed connections, and free coal.
Notes on Craigslist perusing this week: there's someone in Hopkinton trying to sell a whole lot of Playskool toys; it's easy to pick up Dave Matthews tickets if you want them; and a nativity scene can be yours (even a glowing one) if you should do a search. There is also someone in the MetroWest area offering you an opportunity to make money by printing your own money, legally. Patch didn't feel comfortable passing along that link. That Santa's stacked, and that's a fact—ain't holding nothin' back David in Westborough is trying to unload a unique stacking ceramic Santa that is professionally hand-painted for $25. He'll only take cash, and you must pick it up. This smoking Santa comes from a non-smoking home We can't confirm that the …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The city of Worcester's annual Festival of Lights drew visitors from all over the area.
The City of Worcester's Annual Festival of Lights, sponsored in part by Harvard Pilgrim, was held Friday night, Nov. 30. Festivities included the annual holiday tree lighting and official opening of the public ice skating rink on the Worcester Common Oval.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Was your favorite gift an electronic one?
Tis the year of the smartphone and tablet. Did your Santa deliver one to you?
Friday, December 24, 2010
Pharmacy, gas station, Chinese restaurants and convenience stops welcome customers.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Not everyone spends a quiet Christmas Day with family and friends. Several Grafton businesses remain open to help people in a crisis, or in a mood to celebrate away from home. Then of course, there are those convenience stops that are great when you run out of gas or eggnog. Worcester Street will be fairly buzzing with activity. Businesses open include: Stat-Care Pharmacy, 198 Worcester St. They are open for emergencies only. Mike's Car Care Center, 90 Worcester St. The service bays are closed but they are open for fill-ups from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m CVS, 100 Worcester St., is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The pharmacy will be closed that day. All three locations of Cumberland Farms will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight. Looking to eat out on …