Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Add a photo of your decorated Christmas Tree to our gallery!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, actually, with no snow on the ground, it's not looking as much like Christmas as some of us might like. But we here at Tewksbury Patch plan to do something about that. We're putting together a gallery of decorated Christmas Trees but we need your help. We've started the ball rolling with a photo of the lovely tree in the lobby of the Tewksbury Police Headquarters. Now it's your turn! Upload a photo of your decorated Christmas Tree to our gallery. If we get enough, I'll be putting together a musical slide show of all the the tres to celebrate Christmas week!
The Swinging Seniors injected a heavy dose of Christmas Spirit with their Holiday Concert last week at the Senior Center.
The Swinging Seniors injected a heavy dose of Christmas Spirit with their Holiday Concert last week at the Senior Center. The show featured many familiar standbyes, including "Frosty The Snowman", "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." The concert was directed by Swinging Seniors Manager Virginia Desmond, who was filling in for Director Marylin Moores. Editor Bill Gilman was onhand and captured these photos and video clips.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Click here to enter. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Though Santa is still the number one man, these little friends are becoming a holiday staple.
These days it seems that there is a bit of competition when it comes to holiday traditions. Without a doubt, Santa is still the number one man when it comes to Christmas but, alas, there is a new kid in town when it comes to getting attention. Lately it seems that someone a little smaller than Santa has also moved into the hearts of children. That someone is The Elf on the Shelf. As the mom of a teenager I have no experience with this little elf. As a matter of fact I had to enlist the help of a friend to learn exactly what this new tradition is all about. It seems that these elves, like most, are Santa’s treasured assistants. While many of their friends are at home in the North Pole making toys these elves have a different role in the …