Thursday, November 22, 2012
108th meeting between the rivals goes to Woburn.
For the 108th time in history, the Woburn Memorial High School Tanners took on the Winchester Sachems on Thanksgiving Day. The traditional football game belonged to Woburn, as the Tanners won 32-14. The Sachems dominated the first quarter, scoring twice for a 14-0 lead. But the second belonged to Woburn. The Tanners scored 20 points in the second quarter, ending the half at 20-14. Woburn won the ball to start the second and continued to dominate. WMHS player Pat Doherty grabbed a five-yard touchdown in the third, bringing the score to 26-14 (the two-point conversion failed). The Tanners began to pull away in the late third, going into the fourth with the score remaining 26-14. Woburn scored again in the fourth, 32-14 with 8:29 left in …
What's open and closed for the holiday today.
Here's the general list of what's open and closed on Thanksgiving Day—help out your neighbors by adding any stores you know are open for that last-minute item in the comments section below. OPEN: CLOSED:
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving Day?
Thanksgiving Day is a time to visit family and friends, give thanks, and eat! What are you thankful for? Tell us in the comments section below. Here are five things that Woburn Patch is grateful for: 1) Public Safety Woburn Police, Woburn Fire and the Department of Public Works do an amazing job in the city. Whether it's protecting us or helping us when we're in need, these guys are always here for us. 2) Schools The Woburn Public Schools do a great job educating our kids day in and day out. Creative teachers, after-school programs and athletics are just a few of the things our schools give us. And the buildings are also used for voting, even though some would like to see that changed. 3) Our readers Seriously, our readers are the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tell us about your most memorable Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and at Patch our thoughts have turned to turkey, football, family and friends. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? Is it the time your favorite team won its turkey day game against the big rival? Or is it based around who you spent the holiday with? Share your favorite Thanksgiving memory below in the comments.
Test your guests with a bit of Thanksgiving-related trivia.
How much do you really know about this day of turkey, football and family? Care to test your knowledge with our Thanksgiving Quiz? Better yet, are you looking for something to keep your family occupied for a few precious minutes? Print out the PDFs associated with this article and 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.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Tuesday, November 20, 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 …
Monday, November 19, 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 …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Not cooking for the holiday? That's OK, these restaurants are!
While many choose to have a large Thanksgiving meal at home with family, more and more people are opting to dine out for the holiday repast. Several Woburn restaurants will be open next Thursday, including: Note: The 99 Restaurants, both on the West Side and near the Woburn Mall; Polcari's and Applebees are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Did we miss any restaurants that will be open on Thursday? Tell us in the comments!
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 …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
We've been through a lot this year, Woburn. What are we thankful for?
While Thanksgiving traditions across America include sharing a bountiful meal with family—normally a turkey—and watching community parades, many take time out of their day to remember what they are thankful for from the last year. We here at Woburn Patch thought we'd do the same this morning, before we all settle in to watch Woburn beat Winchester and enjoy our dinner with family. Five Things Woburn is Thankful For This Year 1) Woburn Police & Fire: It's been a long year for Woburn Police. We all mourned the loss of veteran Police Officer Jack Maguire together, and we prayed for the safety of Patrolman Bob DeNapoli this fall. We are thankful for the men and women of Woburn Police (and Fire!) who keep us safe each and every day, including …