Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A team of 19 girls were part of the "Spirit of America Dance Team" which performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
On Thanksgiving day, 19 dancers from the Medfield Dance Academy joined 600 other dancers from around the country as part of the "Spirit of America Dance Team" in the Macy's Day Parade. This was the studio's 26th performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. "There were 600 dancers and another group of 400 cheerleaders," said their dance teacher 'Miss Jenna' Cox. "They did a great job." The dancers told Patch "It was like a giant dance party...It was like we were celebrities for a week." Receive updates to this story (like when we add more photos) and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here "It was a crazy experience," said Emily Taylor, 16. "The day of the parade was amazing and surreal. It was…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
For nearly a week, Patch readers have been uploading photos. We've crowned our winner.
In our photo contest this week, readers from all over the region shared with us photos that illustrate Thanksgiving. But we could only choose one. All photos uploaded before 6 p.m. yesterday were under consideration to be crowned the winner in Patch's Picture of the Week Contest. After deliberating, we had to go with Nicole McKay's photo, as shown above. Congratulations, Nicole, and thank you to all those who participated! Please continue to share your photos with us, either through our blogging platform or by uploading to your local Patch site's Pics and Clips gallery. Nicole, we'll be emailing you so we can make arrangements to get you your $25 gift card. Return to Patch tomorrow, when you can start uploading pictures for our next …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Upload a picture that illustrates Thanksgiving, and you could win a gift card.
Our contest theme this week is Thanksgiving. There are limitless opportunities for photos that illustrate Thanksgiving, whether it's literally—a turkey, cornucopia, your family around the dinner table, the traditional Thanksgiving Day football game—or figuratively (something for which you're thankful). Get creative! Or not! We want to see your photos, either way. All entries will have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to a local business. Photos must be uploaded by 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Nov. 26. You may enter as many photos as you'd like. If you like a particular photo, voice your support for it in the comments. The winner, chosen by Patch editors, will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Eligibility is limited to legal residents …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
You have photos from Thanksgiving. Upload them for a chance to win a gift card.
Now that you've digested your turkey and pie, you have time to sort through the photos you took on Thanksgiving. Enter your best into our photo contest before 6 p.m. tomorrow for the chance to win a $25 gift card to a local business. Whether it's a photo of your Thanksgiving spread, your family around the table, or anything else that says "Thanksgiving" to you, let's see it! To enter, click on this link and upload a photo.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
A brief note from the editor...
Dear Medfield Patch Readers, Thank you for taking a moment out of your busy Thanksgiving holiday to check in with Patch. We, too, will be enjoying the holiday with family and friends but wanted to take just a minute to say "Thank you" for all you do to support Medfield Patch. As you know, Patch's mission is to focus on hyperlocal stories (peppered with a few other interesting items along the way), to be a place where the community can gather in cyberspace (when you can't get to Lord's or the local coffee shop), and to be a sort of one-stop-shop where we can all share local news, announcements, photos, etc. Medfield residents have helped us with that mission since welcoming us to town nearly two year ago (wow!), and for that we are truly…
Here are some tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to make your Thanksgiving travel a little easier.
Will you be driving on Thanksgiving night? If so, you can snag a free cup of joe courtesy of the state. Free coffee will be served at all 18 Massachusetts Department of Tranportation (MassDOT) service plazas between 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night until 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov 23, courtesy of McDonalds, Burger King and Gulf. Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected to be at its peak on Tuesday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 25, according to MassDOT. To avoid delays on busy days, drivers should consider hitting the road during the early morning or after 8 p.m. The worst heavy traffic and busiest toll plazas are expected at I-90's Exit 9, which connects to I-84 on the way to Connecticut and New York, according to MassDOT. …
Start planning your Black Friday shopping now.
Technology has changed the Thanksgiving tradition of flipping through the Black Friday newspaper circulars -- now you can look at them, in advance, on-line. Here are just a handful of the circulars that have been released already with deals that you find online today (if you'd like to shop on Turkey Day). Walmart Target Michaels AC Moore Kohls Best Buy Toys R Us Sports Authority Modells Dick’s Sporting Goods Macys This list is just a sampling of the many online circulars and specials. To search for more, check out these sites for Black Friday sales or check each individual business: The Black Friday BF Ads
Here's a look at what's open and what's not on the holiday.
Wondering what's open and what's closed on Thanksgiving day? Here's a partial list, but please add to the comments section if you know of a business that is open—or closed—on Thanksgiving Day. Here's a list: Restaurants/bars: Convenience stores: Supermarkets: Retail stores: Liquor stores: Closed due to Massachusetts "Blue Laws" Government offices (including local): All are closed, including schools, libraries, and the post office. No mail will be delivered. Transfer Station: 9am to 4pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
From our logo to our readers, I have reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
A word from Associate Regional Editor Danielle Horn... My family's Thanksgiving tradition, which I'm sure many families share, is to go around the table and name at least one thing, or person, for which we're thankful. The activity doesn't always produce the most heartwarming responses; it's typical for at least one wise-guy to smirk and say something along the lines of, "I'm thankful Danielle didn't cook the meal." (Culinary prowess is not a trait for which I'm known.) As I pondered what I'll be sharing at the table today, I got to thinking that the question would be appropriate as it relates to Patch. So, let me extend my family tradition to this virtual gathering-place, and share with you five Patch-related things that make me thankful…
Taking the T for the Thanksgiving holiday? Make sure you check the schedule below.
Information provided by the MBTA. Check the MBTA website for details on different schedules and lines. Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 22 Friday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 22 Friday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 22 Friday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 22 Friday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 22 Friday, Nov. 23 Check with each RIDE contractor for details on Thanksgiving service: