Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are many recipes, below are a few to try during the eight nights. Hate cooking? Tell us about any good places in Westwood or surrounding towns where you can get some good traditional Hanukkah food. Potato Latkes Ingredients Instructions Once they are ready to eat, try them with some apple sauce mixed with sugar & cinnamon, sour cream or just a sprinkling of salt. Brisket Ingredients Instructions Sufganiyot (jelly …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Upload your holiday photos to the site and contribute to a growing sense of community in Westwood!
Westwood resident Colin Varga contributed the above photo to Westwood Patch wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday. We'd like to reiterate the warm notion to our readers, and hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday in Westwood, or wherever you may be spending this time of year. All the best to Westwood residents moving into 2012! Do you have photos from the holidays you'd like to submit? Please do! Simply click on the button below to add your own videos or photos from the holidays.
Friday, December 23, 2011
A listing of venues and times for religious services being held this holiday weekend.
While Santa Claus is a recurrent figurehead frequently associated with the holiday season, the basis of the holidays are spiritual in nature. As such, here is a listing of what religious services are taking place in the Westwood area this weekend: Westwood First Baptist Church of Westwood: First Parish of Westwood: St. Margaret Mary Church St. John's Episcopal Chuch St. Denis Catholic Church Dedham Church of The Good Shepherd - 62 Cedar St, Dedham Needham Temple Aliyah - 1664 Central Ave, Needham
Thursday, December 22, 2011
A few last-minute events/activities to keep in mind for the Westwood area heading into Christmas weekend.
The holidays are upon us in Westwood! And while many will be celebrating the holiday in their own way this weekend, there are two nearby events to take note of this weekend: Boston Children's Theater Carolers Where/When: Legacy Place Management Office, 680 Legacy Pl, Dedham; Friday, Dec. 23: 5 p.m. Why Go: Come see carolers sing great holiday songs throughout Legacy Place right before Christmas Eve! Price: Free Temple Aliyah Men's Club Family Hanukkah Party Where/When: Temple Aliyah, 1664 Central Ave, Needham; Saturday, Dec. 24: 5:30 p.m. Why Go: Bring your family for a night of spirituality, food, entertainment and socializing with friends. The even includes Havdalah, menorah lighting, dinner (latkes, deli, apps, and drinks), and …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, what traditions do you enjoy each year for the holidays?
Whatever it is you are doing this month to celebrate the holidays in Westwood, we here at Westwood Patch understand and respect that each and every person has their own traditions each year. For those who celebrate Christmas, we're wondering what kinds of unique and interesting traditions you enjoy year after year. Whether it's a Yankee Swap on Christmas Eve or a sit-down meal on Christmas Day, we're curious as to how you celebrate each year. For Westwood residents who celebrate Hanukkah - what traditions do you and your family return to each year? Are there any you'd like to share with your fellow residents? Let us know your traditions in the comments section below or send an email to Westwood Patch editor Matt Perkins at mattp@patch.…