Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Daylight Saving Time is always a bit of an annoyance, but with kids, that one hour throws their little worlds for a loop.
Those couple times a year when we change the clocks to save ourselves a little more daylight usually sneaks up on me. This year, it fell at a particularly hectic time in our lives. In the past week alone we have had more going on than we usually do in an entire month. We moved into a new home which is a huge adjustment for anyone, but especially for two kids under the age of four. Throw in a freak snowstorm, power outages, a birthday, sugar-induced highs from Halloween and then mess with the inner workings of a toddler’s time clock–and you have the makings of a very chaotic household. In all the craziness of the past week, I must confess the one thing I feared the most (moving) was actually the easiest for the kids to adjust to. I thought …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The Canton Girl Scout Troop celebrated Halloween with all things scary and slimy.
The Girl Scouts celebrated Halloween last weekend with a party at St. John the Evangelist Church's Parish Center in Canton. On October 28, the scouts gathered for the Annual Girl Scout Halloween Costume Party. The fun, Friday night included spooky snacks, frightful music, and lots of scary activities including some hands-on games. The Girl Scouts collected canned goods for the Canton Food Pantry. Spook-tacular! -Photos by Olivia Perry
Monday, October 31, 2011
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from your creative kids' photos.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, October 31, 2011
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1,031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Full contest rules are here. We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but we'd love for you to continue sharing your Halloween photos on Patch! Simply click the green Submit Your Photos button (above or below) and …
NSTAR said this morning power will be back on by November 2.
Halloween in Canton is frightful for many–and cold and dark. Thanks to the October Nor'easter and downed wires around town, many residents may be without power until Wednesday, November 2. NSTAR is reporting that of the 10,054 Canton customers, there are still 1,177 who do not have power this Halloween Monday. The expected time of restoration to that 11.7% of customers is the evening of Wednesday, November 2, according to NSTAR. Several residents that were just hit by week-long power outages thanks to Tropical Storm Irene are once again without power. That includes Greenwood Road, Pine Street, Pleasant Street and Autumn Circle, among others, according to our Canton Patch readers. Most have been without power since Saturday night's storm. …
The snow and power outages did not keep these little princesses, lambs and firemen from trick-or-treating at The Village Shops.
The wicked winds, power outages and snow on the ground could not keep Little Bo Peep, Batman and Mickey Mouse from trick-or-treating at Cobbs Corner Sunday. A brave crowd of bundled up little ones ran from store to store to score candy, stickers and treats, despite Mother Nature's nasty trick. Although Canton's Halloween Parade was cancelled due to the weather, along with the Canton Fall Classic road race, the show went on at the Village Shops. It was a far scarcer crowd than in years past, and several shops were closed on the ends of the shopping plaza due to not having electricity. However, lots of parents and children in their winter gear went from store to store to pick up their candy, despite the snow piles in the parking lot. …
Here is what is happening in and around Canton today.
Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Happy Halloween, Canton! Luckily, there is NO snow in store for the trick-or-treating tonight. Temperatures are expected be in the low 30s tonight, so bundle up the kiddos as they collect their candy. 2. Parents, bring the kids to St. John the Evangelist Church for Tot Time at 9:30 a.m. 3. Enjoy a Halloween night of trivia at the Hillside Pub at 6:00 p.m. 4. Temple Beth Abraham is holding Evening Minyan at 7:30 p.m. tonight. 5. Don't forget to enter the Canton Patch Little Pumpkin Photo Contest tonight before 9:00 p.m. You could win a meet and greet with supermodel Heidi Klum, a charity donation and make your little …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
NSTAR is reporting 2,708 Canton customers without power on Sunday.
Seems like Tropical Storm Irene just blew out of Canton and in comes the Halloween weekend snowstorm. The few inches of heavy, wet precipitation weighed down the trees and power lines in Canton and caused power outages once again. As of Sunday morning, NSTAR is reporting that 2,708 Canton customers are without power. That is 26.9% of the town's customers. The electric company is "assessing damage" in town, and no restoration time is available yet. "NSTAR has already restored power to over 70,000 customers, with 114,000 customers currently without power," the company stated on its residential website. The challenge with the autumn snowstorm is that the leaves are still covering all of the tree branches, making them that much heavier and …
Pet safety tips for your furry ones this Halloween.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, October 30, 2011
This column was submitted by the MSPCA. As Massachusetts gears up for the annual Halloween fright-fest by selecting costumes and canvassing front lawns with headstones and spider webs, Angell Animal Medical Center is offering specific recommendations to help families enjoy the holiday while keeping their pets safe and healthy. Topping the list of recommendations is a plea for pet owners to keep their four-legged friends inside during Halloween, with plenty of fresh food and water, and safe places to hide from the steady stream of visiting trick-or-treaters. The following are additional safety tips that the veterinary team at Angell Animal Medical Center encourage all pet owners to follow: Angell recommends costumes be laid out well in …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The fall snow storm will bring back the white stuff to Canton.
Some may call it a wicked trick. Others may call it a spook-tacular treat. Either way, get the shovels ready, because Canton will be getting hit by the fall snowstorm tonight. Although it is still autumn, and the leaves on the trees have barely changed colors, Canton is expected to get several inches of snow tonight. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for "heavy wet snow and strong winds" for Norfolk County and surrounding counties. The advisory is in effect from 6:00 p.m. tonight (Saturday) until 8:00 a.m. Sunday. The storm is expected to bring heavy, wet snow, two to four inches of powder, and strong wind gusts–the perfect recipe for downed lines, tree damage and power outages. The NWS is predicting wind gusts …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Get ready for a spook-tacular Halloween weekend in Canton.
Bags of candy? Check. Spooky Halloween costume? Check. Plans to celebrate all weekend long? Not to worry. Canton Patch has you covered with this Halloween Weekend Guide. In need of family-friendly activities or an adult-night out? Read on to help make this year's Halloween fest as fun and frightful as possible. 1. Gather the gang up and take a ride on The Haunted Ship in Quincy for a hauntingly horrible excursion on Friday at 6:30 p.m. 2. Girls just want to have fun. The Girl Scout Halloween Party at St. John's kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Friday. 3. Ghost stories and Halloween tales? Stop by the Irish Cultural Center at 8:00 p.m. Friday night for "A Halloween Celebration." 4. A crafty activity for the whole family. Check out the Creative Craft …