Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A two-alarm fire on Kenmore Road in Stoughton caused extensive damage, but there were no injuries.
Canton fire officials aided the Stoughton Fire Department with a two-alarm fire that caused extensive damage to a Stoughton home on Christmas Eve, according to Stoughton Fire Department officials. The Stoughton Fire Department received a call at 9:13 p.m. on Dec. 24 for a fire at a single-story wood-frame dwelling at 38 Kenmore Road in Stoughton, SFD Captain Don Jasmin said. A fire on the first floor extended in to the attic space, according to Jasmin. The home has extensive damage, but there were no reported injuries to any of the home's occupants or to the first responders who were on scene, Jasmin said. The Stoughton Fire Department was led by Group 4 under the command of Deputy Chief Greg Goldberg and Captain Bob O'Donnell, according …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
There's not much better than a child's face when they run to the tree in the morning and start ripping into all the gifts Santa brought them. Share your moments of joy!
"Opening presents is like playing air hockey with God," is what Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal once wrote in trying to capture the joy of children opening gifts on Christmas morning. There's not much better than a child's face when they run to the tree in the morning and start ripping into all the gifts Santa brought them. Let's share those moments here and put a smile on everyone's face with a gallery of kids opening their gifts on Christmas morning. Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to add your photo or video to our gallery. Who knows, your kid might go viral like the Nintendo 64 kid (see attached video).
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Consumerism surrounds the holiday season: is greed inevitable, and how do you avoid it?
For those children who celebrate, Christmas' biggest connotation can be a pile of gifts under the tree. With this in mind, a panel of staff contributors at The Chicago Tribune tackled the question of whether it's inevitable to see greed in their kids around Christmastime. The parents weighed in on suggestions to remind kids of Christmas spirit. Among their suggestions? Help your kids round up some old toys to donate to charity before giving them new toys. Sign them up to participate in a community service project. The Tribune's advice got us thinking at Patch about how we were taught or are teaching our kids to be less greedy around the holidays. Some of our suggestions? Find a giving tree and let your child pick a name or two off of it, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
All subway, bus and commuter rail lines will be free after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
The MBTA has announced its holiday season schedule. Some highlights include:
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The holidays are upon us, and we want your take on which street or neighborhood in Canton has the best Christmas decorations.
It's the holiday season and we want to give you a chance to share your best Christmas decorations with the world! Just take a picture and hit the "Share Photos and Videos" button. Make sure to tell us about the decorations in the captions! And if you have an opinion on where the best decorations are in town, let us know in the comments. Oh...by the way....you can win tons of cash with your decorations and win tons of cash for Westford Public Schools while you're at it.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Does the lovable children's holiday classic send the wrong message? Tell us your thoughts.
In October, Patch asked readers how they felt about one parent's view that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" condoned bullying. Specifically, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying" It's not the first time a parent has spoken out against a classic children's program with such a claim. Last December, news spread that author and special ed professor George Giuliani said that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was also a program laden with the theme of bullying, considering how much Rudolph was an outsider due to his glowing red nose. Giuliani, as such, wrote a book titled "No More Bullies at the North Pole," which re-tells the story of Rudolph. What do you …
Monday, December 19, 2011
With only five more shopping days left, are your gifts wrapped? Or are you still shopping?
With only five full shopping days left before Christmas, are you ready for the holiday swaps, parties and gift giving? Take our poll and vote. Happy Holidays, Canton!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Canton Garden Club held their annual Holiday Bows and Greens sale at Canton Public Library Saturday.
The Canton Public Library's Community Room was decked out with an assortment of wreaths, greenery and holiday decor this weekend as the Canton Garden Club held their annual Holiday Bows and Greens Sale. Each year, Garden Club members start preparing as early as October to create a large variety of holiday arrangements and decor. "We made all of these fresh green assortments yesterday in a workshop," said Member Carol Munson, of the variety of wreaths, floral arrangements, topiaries and more on display at the sale. A bake sale portion and raffle were also part of the holiday sale.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Get out and have some fun this weekend, Canton! Lots to do to get you into the holiday spirit.
Get a jumpstart on celebrating the weekend and enjoying your time away from work and school. Here are a few local events to help you and your family have some fun and stay active around Canton. TGIF! 1. Check some holiday shopping off your list. The JFK School CAPT Holiday Shoppe 2011 is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3. Head to the JFK School in Canton to purchase your gifts and support a plethora of local businesses, selling everything from jewelry to pies to kids clothes and cosmetics. 2. Did somebody say Santa? Bring the little ones to the annual Children's Irish Christmas at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton on Saturday. The event includes breakfast and runs from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and there will be a …
Monday, January 3, 2011
A look at some of the festive holiday lights throughout the town of Canton.
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Monday, January 3, 2011
Residents in Canton decked out their homes for the holidays this winter. Here is a glimpse at some of the festive holiday lights, along with a look at the Christmas wreaths, snowmen, candy canes and holiday decor that lights up the town each night this holiday season. Happy 2011 from Canton Patch!