Tuesday, December 18, 2012
We're looking for photos of the most unique, quirky, or memorable trinkets that you hang on your tree for the holidays, as well as any other holiday decorations you enjoy!
Holiday decorations do more than glitter and sparkle — they give a hint about the personality of their owners. Whether it's a trinket showing loyalty to a favorite sports team, cartoon character, or store (did you get your mini coffee cup from Dunkin' Donuts this year?) ornaments run the full range of sizes, shapes, and colors. And when it comes time to deck out the tree, it's the ornament that gets the best spot — the perfect place for the ornament to function as a conversation starter. Other folks prefer original, handmade decorations — especially if they were created by the kids when they were younger. Whatever the style, one thing's for sure: favorite decorations are unique. Here's your chance to share photos [or video] of the most …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Where to get your firs and wreaths.
Olde Thyme Shoppe “The Olde Thyme Shoppe has the freshest trees around,” said Kara Newcomb, daughter of owner Dana and Susan Rappaneau. “Just cut down last Wednesday and delivered on Saturday from Canada.” Newcomb says the climate in Canada is better for tree growth. She also notes that Olde Thyme Shoppe offers free local delivery. “You would be supporting a small local family business in Norton since 1983,” she said. Testimonial “I would go to the Olde Thyme Shoppe! I know the owners, they are really genuine people. I know that they are facing their own struggles and I want to support a small family business who has been supporting the town for years.” -Lenny Bourdeau Lakeview Gardens (Next to Alberto’s) Testimonial “Found a nice …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Friday, November 30, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 to deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/norton. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around …