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!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
"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 Medford 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).
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
SSBT offers classes for dancers age 3 to adult and is located just off of Route 53 on Route 139 in Hanover.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
90, 3, 4 and 5. Those are the magic number this holiday season. First things first, in its 5th year, South Shore Ballet Theatre can no longer be called a “hidden gem.” The fifth annual production of the family favorite, The Nutcracker, is testament to that. With more than 90 children in the cast this year – that means there are three casts and four shows over the weekend of December 8 and 9. If past years are any indication, once tickets go on sale November 15th, they will sell quickly. The four performances of The Nutcracker are Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 and 6 p.m. Performances will be in Hingham at Derby Academy. Tickets went on sale Nov. 15: All seats are reserved. Tickets are $15. Stop by the school at 24…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
It's Wednesday and here's what you ought to know.
1. Upload your best autumn pictures into Patch's weekly Photo Contest. The winner will receive a $75 gift card from Barnes and Noble. 2. The Moose are hosting a blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org. 3. Join Brian Nogueira for open mic night every Wednesday at The Wine Cellar. 4. The Plymouth Antiquarian Society invites the public to learn about Revolutionary Dastards & Heroes during a free tour of Burial Hill to be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 pm. Encounter Plymouth's …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
It's finally the weekend, the heatwave is over, but we'll probably get some thunderstorms.
1. "The Sky's the Limit is the theme for Plymouth Center for the Arts summer show. Register for the show Sunday or Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. 2. Teens are invited to participate in the 2012 Summer Reading Adventure, Own the Night, at the Plymouth Public Library and the Manomet Branch Library. Registration for the program begins Saturday, June 23, at the Summer Solstice Book Sale and Family Fun Day starting at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. 3. Need some books for the kids to read this summer? Check out some suggestions on our book lists for preschoolers, elementary, middle and high schoolers. 4. Check out the family programs at Myles Standish State Forest: Something for (almost) everyone. 5. Do you have opinions? Be a blogger on Patch.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
It's Wednesday all ready. Here's what's happening.
1. The Plymouth Antiquarian Society and third-grade students from Nathaniel Morton Elementary School will present The Corn Planting play at the Harlow Old Fort House at 119 Sandwich Street, Plymouth Thursday, May 31, at 10 am. 2.Join the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest for a starry night adventure. We will be learning about the night sky with local astronomer Mike Thompson-Renzi. The talk will take place at the MSSF Conference Building, just up the hill from the Headquarters. Look for a sign at the MSSF Headquarters parking area directing you there. Find out more information at the FMSSF Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/friendsofmylesstandishstateforest/. 3. Plimoth Plantation presents Queen of the Sun, A Night of Food and Film …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Time is making fools of us again. ~ J.K. Rowling
When I was a kid, time moved at glacial speed. Like most kids, I measured time based on the intervals between holidays and school vacations. In September, Thanksgiving was a time far in the future. The eon spanning Thanksgiving and Christmas was interminable! I used to swear that my mother was turning time back as punishment for something we kids had done. New Year would arrive bringing with it more school and the slow six-week countdown to February vacation. Not only was the wait painful, it was also cold and snowy (although it was prime skating season so it wasn’t ALL bad) another six weeks to get to April vacation and then the long slow march toward summer. Holy smoke, I never thought I’d get through the school year! Summer, of course, …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Happy April 20, here are some things you ought to know.
1 .Pilgrim Hall Museum is hosting free programs for kids all week. Today's is a program on birds of prey, presented by the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Blue Hills Trailside Museum at 2 p.m. 2. Priscilla Beach Theatre presents A Midsummer Night's Dream tonight at 7:30 p.m. 3. Plimoth Plantation has plenty of activities for the kids during April Vacation week. Check them out here. 4. It's another beautiful day. Upload and share photos of your spring flowers with the rest of us here. 5. Business owners: Did you miss participating in the first Patch Local Business Forum survey? Well, it’s not too late to join the forum for this month’s survey. Let your voice be heard (anonymously) on a variety of important topics by signing up here. We're…
Monday, April 16, 2012
It's April Vacation Week and Pilgrim Hall Museum has ways to keep the kids entertained, free.
Pilgrim Hall Museum hosts it's week of free activities for kids and their parents with a series of nature programs begining at 2 p.m. every day but Friday this week. Kids under 18 are admitted free with their parents, or grandparents' admission. Each hour-long show includes live animals. There are also treasure hunts at the museum all day. Here's the schedule: Monday April 16 – Soule Homestead Tuesday April 17 – Thornton W. Burgess Society presents a Live Animal Story Time Wednesday April 18 – The Mass Audubon-Blue Hills Trailside Museum presents Birds of Prey Thursday April 19 – New England Wildlife Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors & $6 AAA. Plymouth residents and museum members are admitted free.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Is it harmless fun, a stupid dare, or something more dangerous? Plymouth School officials warn parents about the viral video and possible dangers of swallowing a tablespoon of cinnamon.
A spoonful of sugar it is not. Recently, the Bridgewater-Raynham school district warned parents of the potential dangers of a YouTube meme called the cinnamon challenge. Plymouth Public School officials are seconding that warning in Superintendant Gary Maestas's weekly email. "We would like to make you aware of what this is so that our children will not be at risk," Maestas writes in his "Friday Notes." In this challenge, people try to swallow a spoonful of the spice without drinking water, in the videos, this always results in choking and coughing by the participant as the cinnamon apparently burns their mouths and noses. Cinnamon is naturally caustic, meaning it burns and even corrodes body tissue. Nationwide, there have even been …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Today is Thursday and here are some things you ought to know.
1. The Plymouth Center for the Arts will present an oil painting demonstration by Sean Cassidy from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Sean currently teaches at Bridgewater State University, and Quincy College. His most recent works have dealt with figurative subjects. His figurative work uses aerial maps and layers of thin glazes of oil to create an ethereal quality. Sean will give a 2 hour demo of his painting technique. His work can currently be seen at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth. The cost is $5 and the event is open to the public. Visit Sean’s website at www.seanjcassidy.com 2. Buy your tickets to a Scotch tasting at the Plymouth Masonic Lodge happening this Saturday. Scotch Tasting event with live music, hors d'…