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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A list of the best children's books of 2012, from James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead Foundation.
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Maurice Sendak once said that one of the best things about being a maker of children’s books was that his audience kept being born. It’s true, of course: The great books from years past are brand new to today’s children and teens. But let’s take a moment at year’s end to recognize the books being published now for our young people. Here’s a quick roundup of a dozen highlights of 2012. (For more, visit ReadKiddoRead.com and check out our reviews.) Great Illustrated Books (Ages 2-5) Llama Llama Time to Share By Anna Dewdney For ages 2-5 When the doorbell rings, Mama Llama welcomes the neighbors – the Gnus. While Mama and Nelly have tea, their two toddlers are left with a boxful of toys to play with …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person at your breakfast table.
Here are 5 pieces of information designed to get your Thursday started with a song in your heart and to help make you the smartest person caught in rush-hour traffic on 495. 1. Your 3-day Local Weather Forecast: 2. Reader Comment of the Day: "I think it's wonderful that this is being addressed. Hopefully we can see some changes come in the days and years ahead. These officers need counseling. They deal with a lot of crazy people and events. God bless them." Reader Stephanie, commenting on the story, "Koutoujian Hopes Conference Can Shine Light On Corrections Officer Mental Health Issues." 3. It's Happening Today: Need a smile? Or maybe just a place to take your small child this morning? It's Wiggle Time at the Tewksbury Public Library …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tewksbury to officially usher in Christmas 2012 with 25th Annual Lighting of the Common.
Tewksbury will officially kick off the 2012 Holiday Season on Friday, Nov. 30 with the 25th Annual Lighting of the Common. The event coincides with the annual Festival of Trees at the Tewksbury Public Library and the annual Pie Social at the Tewksbury Congregational Church. Lighting of the Common The Lighting of the Common begins at 7 p.m. and features music by "The Swinging Seniors," a greeting by Board of Selectmen Chairman David Gay and the reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Library Director Dianne Giarusso. And, of course, the highlight of the event for the younger Tewksbury residents will be the arrival of Santa Claus! Jolly Old Saint Nick will arrive by fire engine, courtesy of the Tewksbury Fire Department. Santa will …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Celebrate next week's holiday by reading some of these Thanksgiving-themed books.
Although it's not as famous as Halloween or Christmas, the Thanksgiving holiday does have it's fair share of literature dedicated to it. Whether you're young and still reading picture books, or an adult, we have a little something for everyone in our Patch Reads book list. So grab your turkey and enjoy some books as side dishes! To find out more about these and other holiday reads, head over to the Tewksbury Public Library. Younger readers: 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving—In a switch on the classic Clement Moore poem, some boys and girls have an eventful Thanksgiving eve. If You Lived In Colonial Times—This book outlines what the lives were like for the Pilgrims and Colonists from 1565 to 1776. The First Thanksgiving—Geared toward …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Readers submitted these photos from the Tewksbury Public Library and the Trahan School.
Sure, it's heading toward Thanksgiving. But before we pop that turkey in the over, let's take a final look at Halloween in Tewksbury, with some photos submitted by Paige Impink and Melissa Hanson from the Tewksbury Public Library and the Trahan School.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Machine repaired after memory card fails. Ballots have to be re-entered by hand.
It wouldn't be a major election without a technical glitch of some type. Voting was slowed at the Tewksbury Library this morning when the ballot machine for Precinct 4 stopped functioning and would not accept ballots. According to Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, a memory card in the machine failed and would not allow ballots to be accepted. Graffeo said she contacted with the company that supplies the machines and they walked her through the process of replacing the memory card. While this was done, voters had to place their ballots in an auxiliary basket. Once the machine was repaired all of the ballots cast so far had to be removed from the machine and re-submitted by hand, by an election worker, for the new memory card. The ballots that had …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person working for the weekend.
Here are five pieces of information designed to give you an early start to your weekend and to help make you the smartest leaf-peeper on the Mohawk Trail. 1. Your Local 3-day Weekend Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will feature showers, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 1pm, then Patchy fog after 2pm. High near 66. East wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 2. Reader Comment of the Day: "There is a mail box with the number six on it sitting on the ground in front of 1451 Whipple Road." Reader Bob C, commenting on the story, "Drug Bust, More Mailbox Vandalism Top Police Log." 3. It's Happening Today: Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Pumpkin Drop off…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person who actually knows the rules of competitive badminton.
Here are five pieces of information designed to begin your Thursday with a smiles and to help make you the smartest person in the 12-items or less line at Market Basket. 1. Your 3-Day Local Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will be there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 2. Reader Comment of the Day: "I saw the car when it was being loaded up on the flatbed, and considering its condition, I was sure whoever had been in it hadn't survived. I'm …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Free showing of "The Lorax" with free snacks and drinks at the Tewksbury Senior Center.
(Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department.) On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Tewksbury Police Department will be joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “29th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out (NNO), which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world. In all, over 37 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime”. One of the goals of NNO is to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. The Tewksbury Police Department, in partnership with …