Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Dec. 26 is National Candy Cane Day.
Today is National Candy Cane Day, which seems fitting given that you likely have a surplus lying around by now. We visited the National Confectioners Association website to gather the questions and answers for a quiz dedicated to the striped peppermint candy synonymous with the season. The quiz is available as a PDF so it's easy to print off and share with friends or family gathered at your house for the holidays. Or just test your knowledge below: Candy Cane Quiz 1. Legend places the origin of the candy cane in the: A. 1900s B. 1800s C. 1700s D. 1600s 2. According to legend, candy canes began as a means of: A. Rewarding shepherds for successfully guarding a flock. B. Bartering for the Christmas ham. C. Keeping choir children quiet …
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!
"Opening presents is like playing air hockey with God," Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal once wrote in trying to capture the joy of children opening gifts 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, December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas, Woonsocket - check out these things to know:
Merry Christmas - It's Christmas, and I would like to wish everyone in Woonsocket a happy holiday. We've covered a lot of good deeds leading up to Christmas, proof that though the city has its challenges, its a community its members can be proud to be part of. Here's hoping Christmas brings something special for you from someone with a kind heart - Rob Snow - There's a chance of snow today - perhaps just in time for a white Christmas. The weather geeks predict a 60 percent chance of the white stuff falling out of the sky this morning. There's less than an inch predicted, so if you're traveling, it shouldn't hamper your plans, but it might make the scenery a little more seasonal. Council 2013 - The Woonsocket City Council's next meeting …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Upload your photo here to share your cute getups with your Woonsocket neighbors.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Sure, Halloween offers a limitless variety of costume ideas for your dog or cat (or teacup pig?), but nothing tops the cuteness of a Christmas tree, a Santa hat and a string of multi-colored lights. Did you make your pet sit, uncomfortable and annoyed for a few minutes while you took photos for a greeting card or just for fun? Share your photos here with the rest of Woonsocket and comment below on your favorites.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
All of credit union's 11 branches will take new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 14.
If you've got some donations for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Navigant Credit Union, a collection point this year, can take them for you. Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, distributing those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children. All of Navigant's 11 branches, including its Woonsocket branch at Park Square, 1280 Park Ave., will accept new, unwrapped toys to donate to the program until Dec. 14. Presents can be dropped off during normal branch operating hours, Monday through Saturday. Dropboxes are located in the lobbies of all of Navigant Credit Union’s 11 branches across Northern R.I. From 1991 - 2005, Toys for Tots supplemented local toy …