Friday, December 7, 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 now until Dec. 16. Enter via our contest page by clicking here: http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/milford-ma. 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 …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Sunday, November 25, 2012
So you didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday? You still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 event. Here are just a few stores that are …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The bank's annual holiday drive ends Dec. 14.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Commerce Bank again hopes visitors invest in kids this holiday season. Thirteen Commerce offices in Massachusetts, including in Milford, are collecting toys for the bank's annual Toys for Tots drive. The effort supports the Worcester County Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program. These Commerce branches will accept new, unwrapped toys until Friday, Dec. 14:
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Maintaining a healthy weight is all about portion sizes and planning ahead to balance your calories, says Framingham mom, registered dietitian and nutrition consultant Heidi McIndoo.
We all know the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is laden with calorie-dense foods. In fact, the average American packs in 3,000 calories at this one meal, far exceeding the recommended calorie intake for the entire day! According to the American Council on Exercise, a 160-pound person would have to run at a moderate pace for four hours, swim for five hours or walk 30 miles to burn off a 3,000-calorie Thanksgiving Day meal. And that’s just one meal! Holiday weight gain doesn’t result from overeating at one or two meals, but rather from feasting on leftovers for days or even weeks. I believe there is a way to continue to enjoy our festive favorites for days and weeks after the celebration. And we can do so while maintaining our healthy …
If you plan to visit someplace other than family and friends on Thanksgiving, our advice is to call ahead to see if they are open.
Milford Town Hall: Closed (will re-open on Friday) Milford Town Library: Closed U.S. Post Office: Closed, only express deliveries. Restaurants, bars: Some open, some closed. Both Milford locations for Honey Dew Donuts are open until noon. Convenience stores: Some open (call ahead) Supermarkets: Closed, some specialty markets will be open (call ahead). Arcos Market is open until noon. Retail stores: Closed (Walgreens, CVS open, call for hours) Liquor stores: Closed State and federal offices: Closed. Entertainment: PiNZ opens for bowling and entertainment at 5 p.m. Financial Services: Banks and the stock markets in the United States will be closed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dinner and Company is holding a toy drive in Milford, with the toys heading to children at Children's Hospital this Christmas.
Dinner and Company, a Milford-based catering company, is initiating a toy drive this holiday season to benefit children who are hospitalized at Christmas. The toys, which will be collected at several Milford locations through Dec. 17, will be distributed at Children's Hospital, said Rachael Keefe, who owns Dinner and Company with her husband. All donated toys must be new and unopened. Gift cards will also be accepted, as the volunteers will do some shopping before the dropoff. Toys will be collected at American Karate & Fitness, Bonardi's Formalwear, Salon Colour, TD's Pub, WMRC Radio and at The Henry Studios on Washington Street in Holliston.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Excited to have your kids home, but nervous about keeping them busy? Here are some ideas to keep everyone sane.
1. Pinz — The popular entertainment center is running a vacation special. From 8:30 a.m. to noon each day this week, $10.97 per person gets you unlimited bowling, laser tag and “balladium,” free shoe rental and a $5 arcade playcard. Keep the kids occupied all morning, have a little lunch at the Blue Dog Sports Bar and Grille, and that’s half a day down. 2. ZigZagZone & Pump N’ Play — These play areas at John Smith Sports Center are open all week. Bring the kids and let them jump and run around to their hearts' content. You may even get a nap out of them when it’s over! Vacation hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $7 for non-members and $5 for those who …