Everyone is invited to Melrose Highlands Congregational Church's Christmas Pageant this morning.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Melrose Patch would love to share your photos with jolly old St. Nick!
Have you told Santa Claus your Christmas list this year? Did someone photograph the moment you whispered you wanted the new iPad or a cashmere sweater? With all the Santa sightings and photo opportunities, Melrose Patch would like to share your photos for all to see! All photos are welcome! Whether Santa is giving a candy cane to your greyhound or cat, or your best friend's child! Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button (videos are welcome too!).
Friday, December 23, 2011
It's Christmas Eve, um, Eve; full day of school today for Melrose before Winter Break.
Check the traffic out there before heading out the door! Today is Friday, Dec. 23—123 years ago today, Van Gogh cut off his ear—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) Gray skies are gonna clear up: Rain, mainly before 11 a.m. High near 40. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Tonight, a slight chance of rain and snow showers before 7 p.m., then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) On a holiday, far away, let's go today: Well, today's not technically a holiday, but with Christmas this weekend, we're taking it easy today at Melrose Patch Headquarters…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A round-up of stores that are open this 2011 Christmas weekend.
Here's a quick round-up of what's open and closed this Christmas weekend, emailed to Melrose Patch by Melrose businesses, and the MBTA schedule: OPEN CLOSED OPEN CLOSED Sunday, Dec. 25 Monday, Dec. 26 (Observed)
Monday, December 19, 2011
Santa visited Pine Banks Park on Saturday and Sunday.
For the 62nd year, Santa Claus made his annual appearance at Pine Banks Park this past weekend. Click through the photos above from his visit. Were you there? Add your own photos and videos to this gallery! It's easy—just sign into your Melrose Patch account (or sign into Melrose Patch using your Facebook account). Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button beneath the gallery's photos and follow the directions.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Melrose restauranteurs and shopkeepers: Let us know when you're open around the holidays this month.
Hey Melrose business owners and restauranteurs—is your place open around the holidays this year? In the comments below—or in an email to editor Daniel DeMaina at firstname.lastname@example.org—let everyone know if you're open on: Let us know what days your place will be open and what your hours will be. Restauranteurs: If you're having any special menus for Christmas or New Year's, send that information along, too. We'll compile everything into articles that will run next week and the week after.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Ugly sweaters are just part of the fun of the season. Post a shot of you in yours.
People love ugly Christmas sweaters; we throw holiday parties just to wear them, give them as gag gifts and go searching through our families' basements and attics in search of them. Put on that pilling sweater covered in reindeer and tinsel and show us your stuff by adding it to this gallery by clicking the "Submit" button above—because nothing beats a slideshow of your neighbors in their ugliest Christmas knit.
Toys for Tots drive at Superior Image; aldermen meet tonight; Melrose businesses, tell us if you're open on Christmas and New Year's.
Check the traffic out there before heading out the door! Today is Monday, Dec. 5—66 years ago today, five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission are lost in the Bermuda Triangle—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) This looks like a December day: Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Southwest wind between 6 and 9 mph. Tonight, a chance of showers, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) Games, games, here's some games, games that want to get out: Superior Image Barbershop will…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
For this week's Patch Picks, we asked where in or near Melrose to get the best Christmas tree: whether it be the cheapest, the highest quality or the most pleasant-smelling one.
Christmas trees are the centerpiece of the holiday celebrations for many people, and each year, families go to tree farms to cut down their own evergreen, pick one up from a school sale or dig out their trusty fake from the basement. So for this week's Patch Picks, we asked for the best places in Melrose or nearby to get a Christmas tree. Here's what you told us:
Friday, November 4, 2011
For next week's Patch Picks, we're asking you to share with your neighbors where they should bring canned food, coats or other goods.
Food banks across the country are struggling every day to gather enough food to feed the poor, according to NPR, and even more so during the holidays. So we'd like to know which ones, along with soup kitchens and other non-profit organizations, need donations from the community. Just leave your suggestions in the comments section, and we'll compile them into next Thursday's Patch Picks column.