Saturday, December 31, 2011
We found a few parties and events happening in town.
Trying to plan how you'll ring in 2012? There are a few parties happening in Dedham that'll help you celebrate the turn of the calendar in a fun way. Kings The people over at Kings have put together a price-fixe spread, including a glass of champagne for $45. Roll your way into 2012 with no cover charge. Dedham Community Theatre As tradition, the Dedham Community Theatre will give you a chance to laugh your way to 2012 with three comedy shows - 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. - with comedians Don Gavin and Patty Ross. Moseley's on the Charles It'll be a big party on Bridge Street once again. Festivities start at 9 p.m. with a champagne toast at midnight and a live DJ spinning until 2 a.m.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dedham sparkles in this national holiday decoration contest that goes to support our schools.
Thank you so much to The Broadbents for submitting the entry of your amazingly decorated home in the Patch Deck the House contest. You're the Dedham local winner! Congratulations! Tonight, Dec. 29, we'll find out if the Broadbent family is among the 24 National Finalists so keep your fingers crossed. Each Top 24 Finalist from around the country is guaranteed $500 to help pay those holiday-sized electric bills and have a shot at winning a $100,000 donation for their public school district. A special thank you to everyone who entered. You made our dark drives home more festive and made this holiday season a bit more merry. National voting begins Friday morning, Dec. 30, at 9 a.m. ET. Vote once a day, every day, for your favorite – and feel…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
What will you work on in 2012?
In a few days we will all bid adieu to 2011 and welcome a new year. As always, many area residents will be making resolutions to change or improve something in 2012. We want to know what you’re doing (or not doing) differently come Jan. 1. Be sure to vote in our poll above and leave a comment below.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Vote in our poll and comment below.
Smartphones and tablets are all the rage right now and we want to know if you were one of the millions who received a new gadget as a gift this year.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Do you recycle old Christmas lights after the holidays? Or do you save and reuse the same decorations each year?
Many families look to decorate their homes for the holidays. Whether it's a simple wreath on the door or completely decking one's house out with lights and decorations (which, by the way, can help win $100,000 for Dedham Public Schools this year), there are a variety of ways to celebrate the holidays with decor. But what do you do after the holidays are over? Do you put the decorations and lights into boxes and stuff them into the attic or basement? Or do you look to various recycling programs to remain environmentally friendly? Let us know what you do with your old, unwanted holiday decorations and lights each year by voting in today's poll and submitting comments in the section below.
We had some fun and came up with some presents for the town this holiday season.
This time of year the Town of Dedham, personified, has plenty of reasons to want some presents. The eight days of Hanukkah, Christmas - and least we forget its monumental 375th birthday. We put together a few things that the town as a whole should get for presents - but have some fun and add your own.
How to use your new mobile device with Patch.
Did you receive a new smartphone for Christmas? Do you want to know how to use it to stay connected to local Patch news, no matter where you go? We’re here to help! Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here's a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Patch’s useful features include: Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Locations in and around town where you can give back.
‘Tis the season for giving back! While the holidays symbolize many things for many people, they come at a time of year when community groups are in the most need of local support. Below you will find a map of locations in and around town where you can give back. If you head an organization in town that can use some extra support right now, please let us know in the comment section.
Find out when Santa is near your home.
It's easy for St. Nick to find Dedham (he's been coming to town for 375 years), but now you can find Santa and know when he is due to land in Dedham! Our friends at NORAD are tracking the whereabouts of Santa Claus and Dedham Patch will keep you updated through Christmas Eve night!
Police typically see an uptick in burglaries and house and car breaks during the holiday season, but just because you're leaving home doesn't mean you have to leave it unprotected.
Traditionally, the holiday season is a time of good-natured giving and receiving of gifts and other tokens of appreciation. It’s also a time when thieves take what does not belong to them. Police often see an uptick in burglaries and break-ins to houses and vehicles this time of year, as many locals leave town to visit loved ones in other cities states or countries. In the past few weeks, Dedham Police have responded to reports of attempted home break-ins and have battled an increase of car break-ins as well. Just because a home is unoccupied during the holidays does not mean it needs to be unprotected. Authorities offered some advice for keeping your home safe during your holiday travels – and one of the most effective may also be the …