Monday, December 24, 2012
Need to buy a last-minute gift or grab some ingredients for Christmas dinner? Here's a look what some businesses hours and closing times on Monday.
Wondering where you can get your last minute holiday goods today in Danvers? Here are the spots that have special hours today: Groceries/Shopping: Restaurants Convenience Stores/Liquor Stores: Bakeries/Dessert: Flowers Government
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A small storm expected to move in on Christmas Eve could mean a white Christmas this year.
It is plausible there will be a white Christmas in Danvers this year, according to meteorologists. "Overall, I'm not expecting a big storm, but one that could blanket many of us in southern New England with 1-3 inches of snow is certainly plausible at this point," writes Chris Lambert, a meteorologist at Patch news partner WHDH in his latest blog. "We only need 1 inch on the ground for an official white Christmas, so the level of optimism on that is rising, especially north and west of the City." The National Weather Service calls the chance of snow "likely" after 5 a.m. on Christmas morning, with the chance of snow 60 percent. The chance of snow remains "likely" through 1 p.m., the weather service said.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
It's 72 hours til Christmas morning. Are you done? If not, where locally do you plan to go for last-minute gifts?
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
If you celebrate Christmas and still have shopping to do, this is crunch time. Just three days left until Christmas morning. Retailers are happy this year because of the way the calendar falls. It provides an extra full day of shopping versus last year, when Christmas Eve fell on a Saturday. So tell us, North Shore. Are you done shopping? If not, where will you be going this weekend and Monday? Here are links to stories Patch has done about go-to-places in our towns and cities for last minute Christmas shopping: Tell us about your favorite local businesses for last-minute gifts.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
Their wish lists have been made, their photos have been taken with the big guy and cookies and carrots are at the ready for Santa and his reindeer, but do your children ever ask: Where does Santa go on Christmas Eve? How does he travel to everyone's house? Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. In addition to tracking Santa's whereabouts, there is plenty to do at NORAD's Santa-tracking website. Check out the Kids' Countdown Village where there are two dozen games to play. Not near a computer today? NORAD's Santa Tracker is mobile, too. Download the Android or iPhone app and let your kids track Santa from your phone. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Check out these picks for your next Holiday Gift Exchange.
The annual gift exchange, commonly referred to as a Yankee Swap, is a popular activity during holiday parties. The rules for such an event are fairly simple, and are as follows: Each attendee brings a wrapped gift, which are grouped together in a pile. Numbers are written on scraps of paper equaling the number of guests participating, and each guest picks their number out of the hat to determine the order they will be choosing their gift. The person who chooses number one gets to go first, and so on. Once the gift is opened, the guest decides at that point whether to keep the gift, or swap it with a gift previously opened. The person with number one, obviously, is stuck with their gift being that no other gifts have been opened at this …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Whether you plan and order ahead or need something on the fly, these local vendors have got your hostess gift covered.
We all know, the holidays do not take place during one week or one day, rather ‘tis the whole season for friends, family and festive gatherings. Holiday house parties are the perfect setting to bring people together to enjoy the spirit of the season, “to eat, drink and be merry,” and toast one another on another year well-done. When venturing out to a holiday house party, most invited guests ascribe to the theory to never attend a party empty handed. Some opt to bring a dish for the table, others a nice bottle of wine; however you choose to thank your host for your invitation to their party, your hostess gift is your way of contributing to the spirit of the event. Knowing your host or hostess is key to picking out just the right theme for …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
If the giant tree in Danvers Square had presents under it for the town, what do you think they should be?
Have a present for Danvers you'd like to add? Let us know in the comments. 1. Route 128 Construction: The Mass. Department of Transportation has been at it for quite some time, and it would be a great Christmas present for Danvers for the construction on Route 128 at exits 22 and 23 to be complete. 2. DHS Renovations: The brand new Field House will be done in January, and the rest of the project will be finished around April Vacation of this year. 3. Taco Bell: For the Mexican fast food lovers in Danvers, Taco Bell on Endicott Street couldn't come soon enough. It's was a little behind the scheduled opening date, but the grand opening sign went up right in time for Christmas. 4. A new restaurant: Back in August, we polled our readers on …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Christmas 1991 in Danvers:
Have you ever stopped to think about how Christmas has changed over the years? Unless you have the incredible hindsight of columnist Laura Hinds, sometimes it's hard to remember what past Christmases looked, felt, and even smelled like. So, for the week leading up to Christmas, we've done our research and are providing a daily look back at what Christmas in Onion Town was like, starting with sixty years ago, 1951, and ending with twenty years ago, 1991. In the meantime, we want you to tell us what your favorite memories of Christmas in Danvers are. A certain local shop? The best present you ever received (or gave?) Let us know in the comments. This Week in Danvers History: Christmas 1991 Christmas History: Christmas in Danvers: 1951 …
A look at the times and locations of church services throughout Danvers on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day.
Want to celebrate the Christmas season at church, but aren't sure where to go, or what time the services begin? Here is a list of the churches in town offering services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. St. Mary of the Annunciation: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Holy Trinity United Methodist Church: Family Service at 4:30 p.m., Candle Light Service at 10 p.m. Grace Fellowship Church: 5 p.m. Calvary Episcopal Church: Family Service with children's message and special guest musicians at 5 p.m., Choral Eucharist at 11 p.m. Maple Street Congregational Church: Family Worship 5 p.m., Candlelight and Carols 11 p.m. Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church: 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Danvers Church of the Nazarene: Candle Light Service, 6 p.m…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Christmas 1981 in Danvers: Cheer up Santa and spend, spend, spend.
Have you ever stopped to think about how Christmas has changed over the years? Unless you have the incredible hindsight of columnist Laura Hinds, sometimes it's hard to remember what past Christmases looked, felt, and even smelled like. So, for the week leading up to Christmas, we've done our research and are providing a daily look back at what Christmas in Onion Town was like, starting with sixty years ago, 1951, and ending with twenty years ago, 1991. In the meantime, we want you to tell us what your favorite memories of Christmas in Danvers are. A certain local shop? The best present you ever received (or gave?) Let us know in the comments. This Week in Danvers History: Christmas 1981 Christmas History: Christmas in Danvers: 1951 …