Outback Steakhouse is holding a fundraiser for the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club this afternoon and tonight.
Fourth Of July
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Outback Steakhouse is holding a fundraiser for the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club on Wednesday, May 8.
Come down to Outback Steakhouse and help support Burlington's Fourth of July festivities. Outback Steakhouse will donate 10 percent of your bill on Wednesday, May 8 on any food ordered from 4 to 10 p.m. to the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club. The club is the organizer of Burlington Fourth of July parade and activities on the Town Commons. Click here to see an image gallery of last year's Fourth of July activities.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Fire engines, floats, and festivities on the Town Common.
The following is a guest story by Ray Graber of the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club: The Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC) has announced that they will be organizing the Fourth of July Parade and Celebration on the Common for the seventh consecutive year. The starting point may change this year to a longer route to accommodate additional bands and other participating units as well as an increase in community-inspired floats. Last year, the parade was enjoyed by over 2,500 Burlington residents and friends. Featured Units This year's featured unit is the New Hampshire Governor’s Mounted Horse Guards. “This highly sought after and praised unit is a must see experience,” stated Parade Chairman Kevin McKelvey. “They bring a special …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Burlington celebrated Independence Day with a great parade and fun events on the Town Commons.
Morning showers weren't enough to keep Burlington residents from coming out to celebrate freedom during the town's Fourth of July Celebration. The day's events were organized by the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club and featured a morning parade followed by fun activities on the Town Commons. The featured unit was the world championship "Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band" which placed first in international competition earlier this year in Switzerland. A new attraction will be "The Mad Bavarian Band" from Lebanon, NH. They ever-popular "Hurdy Gurdy Man" Jim Bryant came down all the way from Wayne, Maine. The fun on the Commons included free pony rides, bouncy houses, and a 4-car train to ride as well as the ever-popular competitive Dog Show. …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A look at what is open and closed in Burlington and the state on Independence Day.
Today is Independence Day and that means a few things, especially government offices, are closed. Here is a look of what is open and closed in Burlington and at the Massachusetts State level today. Do you own or work at a local business? Let us know if you are opened or closed today in the comments section below.
Some facts and figures you may not have known about the Fourth of July.
In May 1776, after nearly a year of trying to resolve their differences with England, the colonies sent delegates to the Second Continental Congress. Finally, in June, admitting that their efforts were hopeless; a committee was formed to compose the formal Declaration of Independence. Headed by Thomas Jefferson, the committee also included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman. On June 28, 1776, Thomas Jefferson presented the first draft of the declaration to Congress. Although John Adams and Benjamin Franklin helped Thomas Jefferson with the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson is the actual author. Massachusetts was the first state to make the Fourth of July an official holiday. 2.5 million: Number of …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
We can expect some morning showers and possible thunderstorms.
Tomorrow is Independence Day and Burlington has a parade set to begin at 10:30 a.m. with fun events to follow on the Town Commons. So how is Mother Nature going to behave tomorrow? What kind of weather can we expect? According to the National Weather Service we can expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, mainly after 7 a.m. However, the chance of precipitation is only about 40 percent and new rainfall amounts are expected, at most, to be less than a tenth of an inch. If thunderstorms do happen, we could get some more rain however. Otherwise the day will be partly sunny with a high temperature near 82 degrees. Tomorrow night we can expect a 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 p.m. Otherwise…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Celebrate the 4th of July with these fireworks displays scheduled in the Greater Boston area and North Shore of Massachusetts.
Where are Fourth of July fireworks displays near Burlington? Here's a list. (Also check out information on Burlington's own Fourth of July events.) Click on the links for more information about each event:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club's Fourth of July Parade will kick-off at 10:30 a.m. At 17 Terry Ave and continue to the Commons, where the fun continues.
The following is an announcement from the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club: The Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club is pleased to once again sponsor the Annual Town of Burlington’s Fourth of July Parade and Celebration on the Common. This is the sixth consecutive year the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club has hosted their signature event for the community. This 2012 parade is under a mile in length and under an hour from start to finish. The number of units, floats, bands, antique cars, military vehicles, clowns and "special characters" will surely make you smile! The parade will step off smartly at 10:30 am from Storage Unlimited, 17 Terry Avenue with nearly 60 (see order below) units marching up Cambridge Street, making a left onto Bedford…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tips on keeping everyone safe and having fun this Independence Day.
The following is an informational column by the American Academy of Ophthalmology: The Fourth of July is drawing near and barbeque preparations are underway. Fireworks are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Sadly, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, get your EyeSmart fireworks safety tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers. For example: “Many Americans get caught up in the excitement of the Fourth of July, and forget that fireworks are also dangerous explosives,” said Monica L. Monica, M.D…