Your holiday decorations could win $100,000 for Wilmington Public Schools.
Deck The House
Monday, December 10, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Thanks to Patch's holiday contest, your decorations could earn $100,000 for Wilmington Public Schools.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in Wilmington jokes that your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wilmington sparkles in this national holiday decoration contest that goes to support our schools.
Thank you so much Brenda Gibbons for submitting the entry of your amazingly decorated home in the Patch Deck the House contest. You're the Wilmington local winner! Congratulations! Tonight, Dec. 29, we'll find out if Brenda 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 free to …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Boys basketball hosts holiday tournament beginning today.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. Though there were some snowflakes over the holiday weekend, temperatures are on the rise again on Tuesday. According to Weather.com, temperatures will reach 48° before the day is out. There is a 20 percent chance of rain on the day, and skies will mostly be overcast. 2. It's back to business in Wilmington today. After town offices were closed on Monday, places like Town Hall and Wilmington Memorial Library will open their doors again with their regular hours. 3. The early going has been a struggle for the …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Fundraiser to be held Friday for Officer Shawn Lee in Woburn.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. There could be some sloppy conditions for the morning commute, but it's still not looking good for a white Christmas in Wilmington. According to Weather.com, temperatures will reach 40° to close out the week. There is a 70 percent chance of rain and snow in the morning hours, but no accumulation is expected. Clouds will remain into the afternoon. 2. Officer Shawn Lee will remain on the minds of community members, even weeks after his death. There will be a fundraiser Friday in honor of Lee, who died after a …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Sunny skies, but still no snow as Christmas nears.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. Still no signs of a white Christmas in sight. According to Weather.com, temperatures will spike to 53° before the day is out. There is only a 10 percent chance of rain on Thursday, and skies will be sunny throughout the day. 2. Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday. On Wednesday, though, Panera came to town. The cafe opened its doors with a grand opening ceremony, as a variety of Wilmington residents and Panera employees expressed their excitement about the town's newest business. 3. The days are running out…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A pair of Wildcat teams are in action at home tonight.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. Residents hoping for a white Christmas are quickly running out of time. Another day will pass without any of the powdery white stuff. According to Weather.com, temperatures will spike to 49°. The only precipitation on the day will be the 90 percent chance rain that exists later in the day. 2. The Wilmington girls basketball team made it two in a row on Tuesday night. Jay Keane's Lady Wildcats cruised to a 61-48 road victory against Lexington thanks to a team high 24 points from Emily Crannell, followed by Jen …
Monday, December 19, 2011
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The lights around Wilmington are impressive. But who is the best? So far, we have three entries in Patch's Deck the House contest that could land $100,000 for Wilmington schools. Jay Gillis, Brenda Gibbons and Lisa Cummings are racking up votes so far, and it's not too late to get your house in the running. For today's questions, we want to know? Are these the best houses around the holidays in Wilmington? If not, which one is? Of the three entries so far, which is most impressive and why? What makes for great holiday decorations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, and be sure to vote for the top Wilmington house on the Deck the House contest page.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Are you Clark Griswold, or do you tone it down a bit? One of the best parts of the holiday season is seeing the lights that get strung up on houses around town. This year, Patch is hosting a holiday contest that could net you $100,000 for Wilmington schools. But regardless, the most important thing is showing your holiday spirit. So for today's questions, we want to know: How do you decide how to decorate your house? Are more lets better, or is there a danger of getting too tacky? What is your best piece of decorating advice? How long do you spend fastening lights to the house? What's the worst decorating you have ever seen? Let us know your thoughts on these questions in the comments section below, and make sure you enter Patch's Deck the…