Sunday, December 30, 2012
See what businesses will remain open as 2012 turns into 2013 in Wilmington.
Happy Holidays, Wilmington! Schools, banks, Wilmington Town Hall, the post office, Wilmington Memorial Library and many retail stores are closed at times as 2012 turns into 2013 on Monday and Tuesday. But not everything is closed on for New Year's in Wilmington. If we have missed any of what's open or closed, please add them in the comments section below. Here is a list of some businesses and whether they are open or closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day:
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
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," is what Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal once wrote in trying to capture the joy of children opening gifts on 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 Wilmington 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).
Friday, December 21, 2012
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Wilmington for great last-minute gift ideas.
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress: Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
Need to run out for something while you prepare your Christmas and New Year's celebrations? Be sure to check and see our list of what will be open.
Happy Holidays, Wilmington! Schools, banks, Wilmington Town Hall, the post office, Wilmington Memorial Library and most retail stores are closed at times over the next week-plus to recognize Christmas and New Year's. But not everything is closed on those holidays in Wilmington. If we have missed any of what's open or closed, please add them in the comments section below. Here is a list of some businesses and whether they are open or closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Need a quick holiday cookie recipe? Make one of these for your parties this season.
One of the most important holiday questions to ask yourself is: What kind of cookies will you be baking for your get-togethers this season? From sweet to savory, holiday cookies come in all shapes and sizes. And what’s better than to top off a tray of cookies than a glass of homemade eggnog? You can also check out myrecipes.com to learn how to host a successful cookie swap and view more holiday cookie recipes. Do you have a favorite place to buy holiday cookies in Wilmington? Want to share your own holiday recipe? Let us know in the comments section below. Eggnog In a saucepan over low heat combine milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cinnamon stick and clove. Bring to a slow boil (this will take between 5-7 mins). Once the milk mixture …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Jolly Old St. Nick visited Town Hall on Thursday, listening to the Christmas wishes of local children.
Santa Claus is coming to town in a few weeks, but he paid Wilmington children a visit on Thursday. The Wilmington Recreation Department hosted the event, which was well attended by a long line of families.
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah.
Friday, December 7, 2012
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. You can celebrate Hanukkah locally at Temple Shir Tikvah in Winchester with a community celebration on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. or at Temple Emanuel in Andover on Friday, Dec. 14 with a night of Hanukkah music "New Orleans Jazz Style." Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are many recipes, below are a few to try during the eight nights. Hate cooking? Try Dushez Kosher Catering at 385 West Cummings Park, Woburn or Larry Levine's Kosher Meats and Deli/Catering…
Children lined up with their Christmas lists on Thursday night.
The Wilmington Recreation Department helped Santa Claus make his list on Thursday night, allowing local children to come in and tell the man in red what they're hoping to see under their tree on Christmas morning. And don't worry. All of the children in attendance will surely find their name on St. Nick's nice list this holiday season. Town Hall was the venue for the annual Santa's Workshop event, which lasted for about two hours. Children lined up down the hallway and one at a time had their chance to come in, sit on Santa's lap and tell him what's on their list while their parents snapped away with cameras and cell phones. And the children didn't leave empty handed. Santa had a candy cane for each visitor. Check back with Wilmington …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
We're compiling a list of Wilmington stores and restaurants that will be open during the holidays.
Wilmington business owners: Is your store or restaurants open during the holidays? We're making a list and checking it twice. If you'd like to be included, leave your business' store hours in the comments below for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. You can also email your store or restaurant's hours on those days to Matthew.Schooley@patch.com. Please provide your store's hours no later than Friday, Dec. 14 so we can give everyone advance notice of your store's hours during the holidays.
Take a look at all of the photos from the second annual event, thanks to blogger Lennie Malvone.