Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Looking for something to do this week? We came up with a few ideas.
Wednesday, February 20
It's school vacation week in Melrose, and that means a week of keeping your school-aged children entertained. There's plenty of snow for sledding and snowman-making, however you might want to get out and explore science, history, art or more with your children. Or maybe you just want an indoor space to play? Here are a few ideas for things to do and places to visit this vacation week, within an hour of Melrose: Tell us in the comments where you venture out during school vacation weeks.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Check out the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Here is a look at the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Tuesday, Feb. 19: 1. Damp weather: Showers are expected during the daytime and in the evening Monday, with temperatures expected to reach a high of about 45 and a low of around 30. 2. Local pics: Upload your snow photos to our Pics & Clips section today! 3. Traffic updates: Get gas prices in the Winchester region and traffic information in our Commute section on Melrose Patch. 4. School is out: This week there will be no school for Melrose Public Schools students, as it is February vacation. 5. Social media drive: Help us reach 2,000 Facebook "likers" by liking our Facebook page.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Asbestos abatement work for the Melrose High School science labs project started on Tuesday.
Asbestos abatement work for the Melrose High School science labs project started on Tuesday, according to City Planner Denise Gaffey. Gaffey anticipates the abatement project being completed before students return to school from February vacation on Feb. 25. Norwood-based contractor Southern Middlesex Industries is handling the project, according to Gaffey. Mayor Rob Dolan announced the project in a press statement this week. "(Tuesday) was an incredibly important day for Melrose High School, its students, and education in Melrose: The 18,000 square-foot renovation of the Melrose Science Department began (Tuesday) with crews locking down the area and beginning construction," Dolan said in the statement. "Tremendous job by Principal Farrell…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Winter Fun Day today; MPL's Snack Pack and Energy Commission meet.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) No matter how cold the winter, there's a springtime ahead: A chance of showers, mainly before 8 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind between 13 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight, rain likely, mainly after 4 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 40. West wind at 9 mph becoming east. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) Games, games, here's some games, games that want to get out: The city is holding an indoor Winter Fun Day today from 2-4 p.m. in the MVMMS gym for kids of all ages. There'll be a bounce house, games, activities, face painting, and …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Here's a roundup of events for kids during school vacation this week—if we missed anything, let us know!
A whole week off school! That's right, it's February Vacation, and if your kids are looking for something to do—or you're looking to get them out of the house—here's a roundup of events. If we missed anything that you know is going on this week for kids, tell us in the comments below. When/Where: Monday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / 140 Pond St., Stoneham, MA | Get Directions » Why Go: Beat the humdrum winter routine and visit Stone Zoo during February school vacation week to learn about unique animal adaptations to the winter temperatures and how the zoo keeps them active and engaged throughout the winter using enrichment techniques. Tenative daily schedule of events: Pricing: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Children (ages 2…
Friday, February 17, 2012
Winter Fun Day next Thursday; teens' Valentine's Day dance tonight.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) It looks like rain and it's been comin' on for hours: Showers today, mainly before 3 p.m. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. High near 48. South wind 6 to 13 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 29. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) Deep beaneath the cover of another perfect wonder where it's so white as snow: A distinct lack of snow led to the cancellation of next week's Winter Festival at Mount Hood, but instead in the middle school gym there will be a Winter Fun Day on Thursday. 3) Dance the night away: Tonight is Teens for Paws Dance for teens …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Melrose Winter Festival canceled.; Superintendent Search Committee and Board of Registrars of Voters meet today.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) February stars floating in the dark: Increasing clouds, with a high near 37. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest. Tonight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West wind around 6 mph.(Forecast from National Weather Service.) 2) Close all shops in the mall, cancel the three ring circus, secure all animals in the zoo: The Winter Festival scheduled for Feb. 22 at Mount Hood has been canceled, according to Melrose Recreation Director Frank Olivieri. "We have a few external things we are dealing with for the event," he wrote in an email to Melrose Patch. "We are going to try for April vacation instead. Hopefully it will be a better event." 3) And I still haven't …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
For this week's Patch Picks, we asked you to tell us what there is for kids to during school winter vacation week next month.
(Editor's note: This article was updated on Feb. 7 to reflect the cancellation of the Melrose Winter Festival at Mount Hood.) February school vacation runs from Feb. 20 to the 24, but registration for programs often begins earlier, and parents can be scrambling to find something for their kids to do. So for this week's Patch Picks, we asked: What are the best activities for February vacation? Here's a roundup of things to do:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Let us know for this Thursday's Patch Picks column.
February school vacation runs from Feb. 20 to the 24, but registration for a week-long program often begins earlier. Which programs have your kids done in the past and were ones you'd recommend to other families? Let us know in the comments section, and we'll collect your answers for Thursday's Patch Picks column.