Thursday, November 22, 2012
A look at what is open and closed in Burlington and the state today.
Today is Thanksgiving 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. What's open: What's closed:
A little Thanksgiving-related trivia to share with your guests.
How much do you really know about this day of turkey, football and family? Better yet, with this quiz you can test your own knowledge and then print it out, pass it along and keep your family occupied for a few precious minutes. Print the PDFs associated with this article, and then pass them out to your guests. We're just here to offer a bit of holiday entertainment, so you don't have to do all the work. One PDF is the quiz itself and the other is the answer key with links to additional information. Good luck on the quiz and let us know in the comments if you have a Thanksgiving trivia tidbit to share.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Christmas is right around the corner, but it's important to stop and remember just what we're thankful for on Thursday.
These days it often seems like time passes more and more quickly. Family life is hectic, parents and kids are busier than ever and, oftentimes, there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, that sometimes means that we, as moms, don’t always make the time to enjoy the same traditions that we did when we were kids. Holidays come and go quickly and, sometimes, Thanksgiving seems to have become nothing more than the day before the “silly season” of Christmas shopping begins. Let’s face it, Christmas decorations seem to be going up earlier and earlier every year and, by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, we often seem to be so programmed into the upcoming holiday stress that we forget exactly what we should be giving …
Thanks to everyone who helped make the recent election a success in Burlington.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from Burlington Town Clerk Amy Warfield: In this season of Giving Thanks, I want to take a moment to thank all of those who help who helped with Burlington having another successful Election. This was the first Presidential Election where we had 7 Precincts and the process went very smoothly thanks to the efforts of many. I’d like to especially thank the Burlington Police Dept., DPW Highway Dept., Recreation Maintenance, School Dept. and BHS custodians for their assistance in preparing the polls, grounds, and traffic control. Our Post Office was also a great help in assuring absentee ballots were efficiently delivered. I’d also like to thank the dedicated, enthusiastic, and competent poll …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make …
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, town trash pick-up will be on Friday this week.
The following is a release from the Town of Burlington: The Town would like to remind the residents that trash pickup will be on Friday, Nov. 23 this week. Also yard waste ends on next Friday, Nov. 30. If for any reason your yard waste pickup is missed please call Allied at 800-442-9006 or the DPW at 781-270-1670 as soon as it's missed, as the trucks are in town all week.
Monday, November 19, 2012
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. Try any of these crafts to add fun to your Thanksgiving table. Shopping for these crafts will be fun and easy. Stop by Market Basket for the food, then A.C. Moore for the other items you'll need! OREO TURKEY WHAT YOU NEED: 2 Oreo cookies 1 miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup 6 candy corns 1 Whopper Yellow, red and black small tubes of frosting 1 container chocolate frosting (optional) WHAT YOU DO: 1. Take a small amount of frosting (I used chocolate frosting) and place it on one…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Food ideas for people whose Turkey Day involves no turkeys.
In one week, we'll be doing the Thanksgiving scramble: Running to the inlaws' house, hitting the store for some last minute cranberry sauce, or checking on the bird in the oven every five minutes. What some consider the best meal of the year, fit for kings and gluttons, is centered around meat. Not all of us, for varying reasons, choose to eat meat, though. What is one supposed to prepare for those who don't eat turkey on Turkey Day? The answer is easy, and the options are many. Whether you're cooking for a vegetarian guest, or are a vegetarian yourself, Patch helps you out this week with five tasty recipes for a vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving. 1. Tofurky: Funny sounding name, seriously tasty substitute. What you need: 1 Tofurky Roast (…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch wants to know which local restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.
While many people have the big Thanksgiving dinner at home with their families not everyone likes to make their own turkey with all the fixings in their own kitchen. Burlington Patch is putting together a list of local restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving. If you have a special menu, send it over to me at Richard.Hosford@Patch.com and we'll be sure to include it!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling this time of year can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel time of the year. Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier. Hitting the road? Try these tips: Load up the iPod: Download your kids’ favorite songs and have a sing-a-long as you drive along the road. Plan to make stops: Before you hit the road, map it out and see what interesting sights are along the way. Why not stop and take a picture in front of the World’s Largest Ball of Twine? Or check out the great view of the mountains? This will break up the trip and let the kids have a chance to get up and run around for a little bit. Play some games: I-Spy is a roadtrip classic, other ideas like Car Bingo, scavenger hunts or making …