Friday, December 30, 2011
Have special plans for the New Year? Let us know!
Tomorrow night is a big night, not just for folks in Westwood, but for everyone around the world. Why? It's not only the end of 2011, but also marks the year-and-a-half anniversary of Westwood Patch's launch! In that light, from all of us here at Westwood Patch, we'd like to thank all of our readers for such an amazing experience reporting the news in Westwood over the last 18 months. And now, bring on the party! How will you be ringing in the New Year this evening? Let us know in today's poll and submit thoughts in the comments below! Happy New Year!!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
What will you work on in 2012?
In a few days we will all bid adieu to 2011 and welcome a new year. As always, many area residents will be making resolutions to change or improve something in 2012. We want to know what you’re doing (or not doing) differently come Jan. 1. Be sure to vote in our poll above and leave a comment below.
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.
Monday, December 26, 2011
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Smartphones and tablets are all the rage right now and we want to know if you were one of the millions who received a new gadget as a gift this year.
Ted Zarrow's Latin IV class sang Christmas carols in Latin to students and staff members around WHS on Friday.
At the end of the school week leading up to holiday break, students and staff at Westwood High School were treated to Latin Christmas carols by Ted Zarrow's Latin IV class. This is the fifth annual performance by Zarrow's class. Zarrow explained that in Latin III, one of the major projects at the beginning of the year is to create Latin adaptations of modern songs to allow students to appreciate the differences between Latin and English expressions. The original idea for creating Christmas carols was an offshoot of this idea. "I was able to find some Latin holiday carols both in books and online, but most of the songs that we perform have been put into Latin either by myself or by my students, and we add to the list each year," explained …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
The group sang a variety of tunes at the complex last week.
Last week, students from Hanlon Elementary took some time to sing Christmas Carols at Fox Hill Village's Clark House. But it wasn't the only group to bring holiday cheer to seniors at the complex. The Westwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop #65134 enjoyed holiday caroling, also at the Clark House at Fox Hill Village. The girls, ages 6 and 7, enjoyed singing a variety of songs including "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls".
Find out what's open and closed on this Christmas in the area.
From everyone here at Westwood Patch, we'd like to wish everyone in Westwood a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! While many families will be joining around the Christmas Tree and dinner table for a joyous day, you may be curious as to what's open and closed in Westwood. Here is a list of what places in town will be open or closed today. OPEN CLOSED MBTA: Commuter rail trains will operate on a regular Sunday schedule.
How to use your new mobile device with Patch.
Did you receive a new smartphone for Christmas? Do you want to know how to use it to stay connected to local Patch news, no matter where you go? We’re here to help! Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here's a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Patch’s useful features include: Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Still stuck on a gift? Here are some last minute gift ideas.
It's Christmas Eve, and you're still looking for some last minute gifts? Fear not - we've got some ideas on what you can get Mom, Dad and even your pets this year, and where to get them in Westwood. Here are some last-minute ideas for you to conisder, and where to get them in and around Westwood. Jewelry: It may seem simple enough, but a nice pair of earrings, a tasteful necklace or a charming bracelet might be the perfect gift to show Mom you care. Where to get it in Westwood: Dolabany Jewelers on Providence Highway. A Memorable Dessert: Got a parent or sibling who loves a good dessert? Dessert Works on Providence Highway has a number of treats your mother would love, from cakes to cookies to chocolate. Dinner For Two: This could be …
A large drive in November and consistent donations from residents have allowed the pantry to remain well-stocked through the holidays.
With the cold of the winter months also comes an increased need for food donations in Westwood and surrounding towns. And this year, the Westwood Food Pantry will deliver. Coming off the heals of last month's Westwood Boy Scout Food drive, the food pantry has been well-stocked and is ready to serve its 50-some clients in town. "That's the big (drive) we have every year, it's our biggest," said Trish Tucke, manager of the Westwood Food Pantry. The Boy Scout drive also coordinated with volunteer efforts from nearly 60 Westwood High School students and athletes. "It was awesome," Tucke said. "The kids were phenomenal. They just chipped right in, they did what they needed to do. We got it all done in much less time than what I thought it …