Monday, December 31, 2012
Family-friendly ideas to ring in the New Year.
Christmas may be over but are you still in the mood to party? Looking to ring in 2013 with some fun for your family? Have relatives coming into town after Christmas and you want to plan something special to celebrate? Why not throw a kid-friendly New Year's Eve party? Since I’m usually running on empty by the time New Year's Eve rolls around, I’ve put together some fun but EASY ideas for staying home and celebrating in your family room with the kids. GENERAL TIPS: Make it a party. If you don't have relatives staying with you, invite neighbors and friends with kids about the same age over to help celebrate. This keeps everyone off of the road, you can watch the kids together, and it saves on babysitter money. To keep it casual and easy…
The subway lines will run a modified schedule on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The MBTA has announced its New Year's Eve schedule. Some highlights include:
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Five easy steps to throw an easy and inexpensive New Year's Eve party at home.
Want to avoid the hectic crowds this New Years? Invite a few close friends over and throw your own party at home. Here are five simple steps to having your own New Year's Eve party: 1. Food. Start your party at 7 p.m. or later so your guests will eat dinner before they come over. That way, all you have to provide is snacks. Pick up a vegetable platter and some sweet treats for dessert. Want to make something yourself? Here is a quick an easy recipe for a snack everyone will love: Ingredients you'll need for salsa dip: Spread the whole package of cream cheese on the bottom of a deep plate. Pour a little more than half of the jar of salsa over the top and spread. Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese on top of the salsa. Heat in the …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Choosing the appropriate sparkling wine for New Year's Eve can make you dizzy before the first sip. Here's a handy guide to the intoxicating world of bubbles on a budget.
The pop of the Champagne cork is as much a part of the New Year’s Eve soundtrack as "Auld Lang Syne" and fireworks. The tiny, tickling bubbles evoke celebratory moods. With so many sparkling wines to choose from, picking the best bottle can be daunting. Prices for sparkling wine range from less than $10 to more than $500 per bottle. Keep in mind that while you usually get what you pay for, there are some great options for those of us on a budget. Large “negociant” champagne houses that purchase much of their fruit, such as Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Roederer, Taittinger, Perrier Jouet and Nicolas Feuillatte, dominate the market. However, in the last decade or so, Champagne from small growers has gained some traction with Champagne …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Find holiday activities in Woburn. If we've missed any, add them in the comments!
Friday, December 30, 2011
State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend.
If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. State Police Superintendent Col. Marian McGovern announced last week that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Middlesex County from Saturday into Sunday—New Year's Eve into New Year's Day. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police. McGovern said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking …
There are several local restaurants and bars putting on special dinners and parties.
Why go? The New Year's Eve dinner menu includes a dish of oysters dressed three different ways, filet mignon stuffed with lumps of blue crab and lemon cake, as well as cocktails and sparkling wines. The restaurant will be open until 1 a.m. Cost: About $35 for an entree Reservations: 781-933-3333 or click here. Why go? The pub will offer a five-course meal paired with beer at 7 p.m. Then from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., MIX 104.1's Karson will deejay. The bar will serve free appetizers from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. There will also be free taxi rides to anywhere in Woburn from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: $49.95 per person for dinner Reservations: (781) 281-1433 Why go? The party will last from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and include appetizers, a hot …