Monday, October 8, 2012
A blog by Jon McGrath. Do you agree?
As many of us are preparing to enjoy the long Columbus Day weekend, I find myself once again asking, “Why exactly do we still celebrate Columbus?” He wasn't American. He never made it to America. Everything he did had something wrong with it. Sure, the guy put together an impressive expedition several centuries ago, but it’s fairly well known by now that he never even set foot in what is now the United States. He stumbled upon the Bahamas, then went to Cuba, a nation Americans can’t even legally visit today. During a later voyage came close to Panama, but that’s as close as he got to mainland North America. He died still thinking he had found a better route to Asia. He thought he was off the Asian coast, near India or China. China! That’s …
How will you celebrate Columbus Day?
For most of us, life goes on normally on Columbus Day, but there will be a number of closings this holiday. Take note and plan accordingly. The following will be closed: The following will be open: Know of any openings or closings you'd like to share? Please do so in our comments section. Also, how will you celebrate Columbus Day? Tell us in the comment box below.
Here's a list of good things to know as you start your day in Medfield.
1. Columbus Day: What's Up, What's Closed, What's Up? 2. Did you catch our latest book review: "Review of Nadia's Song" by Soheir Khashoggi? Did you read it? What did you think? Tell us in the comment section below. 3. Did you know you can upload your own events, announcements, and sports photos to Patch? Upload them directly to the site and share them right away. 4. Click here to learn the history of the United Church of Christ. Do you know when the church was struck by lightening? 5. Planning ahead for Tuesday? The following town boards will meet: Board of Health, Board of Library Trustees, Affordable Housing Committee.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Here's a look at the day ahead.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday which celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, which occurred on Oct.12, 1492. Below is a list of what is closed on this holiday: Columbus Day Forcast: According to the National Weather Service based in Taunton calls for sunny, with a high near 78. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Medfield High School Warriors' Monday: Columbus Day Quote: "Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul." - Author Unknown Get Medfield Patch headlines in your Newsfeed on …