Thursday, March 28, 2013
Don't fear the FILO, try this recipe for a new spin on your favorite Mexican meal!
Sometimes the best recipes are born out of necessity. I was hankering for tacos, and figured on defrosting a package of burrito wraps to use as the shell. With everything all set to go, I looked for the wraps I knew I had tucked into the back of the freezer. No wraps. Turns out, ‘sandwich night’ took care of of the surplus wraps, which left me scrounging for a Plan B. I came across a box of FILO dough I had intended to learn how to use, and then got distracted by bright, shiny objects. OK, to be honest, it was purchased by accident. I was hoping to find the super easy and user-friendly FILO cups. You know the ones, they pop out of the box all pre-formed, just fill and bake? Of course, the store was out of them but in their place were …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Shopping carts are sometimes abandoned off store property. Should something be done about it?
City leaders are grappling with a proposed new city ordinance that could fine stores for abadoned shopping carts in that city. Here in Danvers - while not the problem that it is in Salem - shopping carts do get abandoned, especially near the shopping areas along Endicott Street. Teh Salem ordinance is not final and on Monday the Salem News reported that the City Council there wants to hear from business owners before taking a final vote. The ordinance calls for Dpartment of Public Works employees in Salem to collect the abandoned carts and the store can get each cart back for a fee up to $25 o cover the cost of pickup. Does something need to be done about it? If so, what? Does Salem's proposed ordinance make sense? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Sunday is shaping up to be a perfect day to go sledding. Where are you headed?
The sun is out. There's two feet of snow on the ground. And most kids have been pent up at home for two days. Sounds like time to go sledding. Where are you headed? Endicott Park tops the list for many people in Danvers. And it's a great spot. But what are some of the other favorites? Share them in our comments section. Have some great shots of the family and kids out on the sledding hill? Share your photos here. Click on the green and white "upload photos and videos" button above to add them.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A Patch blogger's post about not helping her children on the slide is being debated across the country.
A Patch blog from Alameda, Calif., called “Please Don’t Help My Kids” has struck a nerve with readers across the country. Posted in September, the blog has taken off over the past few weeks as it has found a second life through social media sharing. The blog has 124,000 Facebook recommendations and 833 people have tweeted the blog. The blog is an open letter to other parents at the playground. The blogger Kate Bassford Baker’s basic request is for parents to not help her daughters on the slide. She wrote that she wants her daughters to do things and learn things on their own. Learning to walk up the slide’s ladder is the first step to learning new things and overcoming obstacles, she wrote. “Because, as they grow up, the ladders will only …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A police chase ended with a crash in Danvers on Wednesday. How far should police go to pursue a fleeing suspect?
A police pursuit that started in Middleton and ended with a crash in Danvers on Wednesday prompted a conversation on Danvers Patch about when police should pursue a suspect. The crash hapenned at the intersection of Pine and Maple streets at about 9:05 a.m. It lasted about 4 miles from the center of Middleton and reached speeds up to 80 miles per hour, according to police. After the crash, the driver was arrested and faces 10 charges. Some users said that crash should not have continued through an area they said had heavy traffic and children going to school. Others said the police should have pursued the suspect and the police should be supported for the effort to chase and arrest the man - a 35-year-old man from Lawrence who had four …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
For some people, the 4 inches of snow that fell on Wednesday morning was a surprise.
Wednesday's morning's snowstorm was just the second measurable snow of the winter and came at the most inopportune time - smack dab in the middle of the morning commute. Most North Shore schools - including Danvers Public Schools and St. John's Prep - were not cancelled or delayed. Most businesses were open as usual and drivers embarked on their usual commute as the snow was coming down. The slippery roads contributed to about a dozen crashes in Danvers according to the Danvers Police log. None of the accidents were serious or caused any injury, police spokesman Sgt. Robert Bettencourt said. The storm was not preceded by the days of unending hype that typically comes with storms in New England. The storm came just two days after a January …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Let us know what you think about the new overnight winter parking rules, effective Jan. 1.
Danvers Selectmen said Tuesday that they had heard overwhelmingly from residents that the existing wintertime overnight parking man should be amended. And on Tuesday they did just that - lifting the ban from 1-6 a.m. in the wintertime and replacing it with a system that bans parking only when conditions warrant. But Danvers is known for its well-plowed streets - what Town Manager Wayne Marquis on Tuesday said is at the "high end of the scale." And having the streets clear of cars all winter helps keep the streets clear. So will the new policy affect the quality of snow removal? Is it the right move? Were you inconvenienced by the old policy? Will the new policy help you? Let us know in the comments.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Liberty Tree Mall plus several other big box stores in Danvers plan to open earlier than ever on Friday, Nov. 23 for Black Friday.
The 12:30 a.m. opening on Black Friday at Liberty Tree Mall and several other stores in Danvers will be the earliest ever. After the opening time was announced, many commenters on our Facebook page lamented that the earlier opening are creeping into what should be a break from shopping for family time. And the Boston Globe reports that retailers are pushing to repeal Blue Laws, which ba stores frrom opening on Thanksgiving Day. So tell us, will you be out thee on Black Friday? Will you get up ealy for the special? Or will you stay up late on Thanksgiving night to go shopping?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The sentencing of a local woman to two-and-a-half years in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide outraged family members of the victim. Where do you stand?