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 …
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Day of Christmas . 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion . Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The holidays are upon us, and we want your take on which street or neighborhood in Westwood has the best Christmas decorations.
If you couldn't make it to the tree lighting at Town Hall, don't worry! We want to give you a chance to share your best Christmas decorations with the world! Just take a picture and hit the "Share Photos and Videos" button. Make sure to tell us about the decorations in the captions! And if you have an opinion on where the best decorations are in town, let us know in the comments. Oh...by the way....you can win tons of cash with your decorations and win tons of cash for Westwood Public Schools while you're at it.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Enter Patch's Deck the House Contest. You could win big for your school.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Westwood's annual tree lighting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. this year in front of Town Hall on Sunday, December 2.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The following information was provided by the Town of Westwood: The Town’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 2. This year, there is a slight change in the program. The ceremony will begin at 4:00pm (rather than 4:30) to introduce a new program. The Town employees will participate in a Gingerbread Making contest to raise money for the Food Pantry. The gingerbread houses will be on display for the entire event allowing for residents to view and a winner will be selected. Along with the regular schedule, the following will take place:
It's a decision families make every year - are you willing to withstand the cold, sap and needles necessary for an 'authentic' Christmas?
Sure, everyone appreciates some good holiday decor. But have you ever been tempted to take it easy on yourself and purchase an artificial Christmas tree? Purists won't go near them, but for others, the thought of chopping down a tree - leaving needles, sap and leaking water in your living room - is not their idea of a happy holiday. Despite the hassle, real trees outsell their artificial cousins by more than a 3-to-1 margin each season, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. Bear in mind, of course, artificial trees can be reused every year. Readers, what do you think? Are you undertaking the Griswold family tradition this year, or are will an artificial tree do the trick for your family?