Thursday, October 27, 2011
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from our favorite photos of your creative kids' costumes.
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1,031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Full contest rules are here. We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but we'd love for you to continue sharing your Halloween photos on Patch! Simply click the green Submit Your Photos button (above or below), and …
Friday, September 2, 2011
A guide to your town.
Patch will help be your guide as you become a tourist in your town. Whether you're new to town or want to explore the city you've loved for years, we're here to show you what there is to see. Last week, Shrewsbury Patch gave you a daily excursion either locally or from around the area. We featured stories, photos and videos showing off the best of Shrewsbury. And you can tell us what you love about Shrewsbury, and we'll include it as part of our project. We hope this project encourages you to shop local, eat local and be local. Patch wants to show you how much your own town has to offer. And although everything appeared last week, it's not going anywhere. This page will remain a resource for you all year long. Whenever you're hosting …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Here is a collection of interesting Twitter activity in and around Shrewsbury over the past week.
This week's tweets from around Shrewsbury include: tmj_MA_ptgroom Mass. PetGrooming PETCO: Grooming Assistant (#SHREWSBURY, MA) bit.ly/bw7DnK #PetGrooming #Jobs GSTVevents GSTV Events 6th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k - November 6 in ShrewsburyMA: bit.ly/qOSO23 ciaraPaine Ciara Paine Resident beautifies Shrewsbury one landscaping project at a time: Terkanian recently completed a landscaping pro... bit.ly/qH8iV2 Smallkowski Smallkowski Jalapeño Chili Dog, The Edge Diner, Shrewsbury, MA instagr.am/p/KRG6F/ ShrewsburyParks Shrewsbury Read to a Tree Program Shrewsbury Classes & Lectures Events on Patch - Shrewsbury, MA Patch shrewsbury.patch.com/events/read-to… Follow us on Twitter and we'll follow you right back.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A free workshop for smartphone users takes place later this month.
One of the many cool things about Patch is that you, the reader, can submit events and announcements directly, eliminating the middleman. Below is a sample of events and announcements Patch readers have contributed this week. 1. Confused by that fancy schmancy Droid phone you have in your pocket? Verizon Wireless wants to help. The Shrewsbury store posted information about these free workshops, which take place next week. 2. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is inviting Shrewsbury residents to register for "Against the Tide," a fundraising event that involves various athletic activities. For more information, see the organization's event listing. Want to add your own event or announcement? Yard sales, anniversaries, block parties, …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Open houses abound this weekend in Shrewsbury
This week’s open houses are located all over town. Do you know of any other open houses this weekend in Shrewsbury? Post them in the comments below or email them to Shrewsbury Patch Editor Jennifer.Lucarelli@patch.com. MLS information courtesy of NEMoves.com.
The Shrewsbury Police arrested a Vermont man on three default warrants.
Wednesday, Aug. 3: 7:58 a.m.: A four-car crash was reported at Hartford Turnpike and Stoney Hill Road. One person reported a neck injury and the police issued citations. A report was taken. 9:10 a.m.: A medical call was reported on South Quinsigamond Avenue for a woman with a pacemaker problem. She was taken to UMass. 9:32 a.m.: A medical call was reported on Moulton Avenue for a person with injuries from a fall. They were taken to the hospital. 10:37 a.m.: A medical call was reported on Julio Drive for a woman with lower leg pain. She was taken to the hospital. 10:49 a.m.: The animal control officer responded to South Quinsigamond Avenue for a report of a man who shot at geese with a BB gun. She spoke to everyone involved. 11:02 a.m.: A …
After an inspection earlier this week, Camp St. John is cleared of the 50 violations cited last week.
Shrewsbury Public Health Director Derek Brindisi revisited Camp St. John's to go over the violations flagged by the state Department of Public Health in July. After a pool accident on July 14 that resulted in the death of a 7-year-old camper, the state Department of Public Health inspected the pool and the camp and issued more than 50 violations. After the initial July 18 inspection by the state and local health officials, they determined the pool and camp were safe and healthy and able to open and be used for all activities, despite the violations cited by the state. After the inspection, the Shrewsbury Health Department was required to revisit the school and follow-up on the violations this week. "All noted discrepancies identified by …
Marilyn Monroe and traffic lights top the 5 things today.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. If you've been slacking at work lately, today is the day to kick it into high gear. It's National Work Like a Dog Day, so even though it's Friday, work hard and then enjoy the weekend. 2. Ever wished you were adopted? On this day in 1924, the comic strip Little Orphan Annie debuted. The lovable red head would go on to grace the Broadway stage as well as the big screen and won the hearts of children everywhere. 3. Red light, green light. Also on this day in 1914, the first traffic light was used in Cleveland, OH. And, yes, it had red and green lights on it. 4. …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Got something to say? Patch.com has added a platform for local bloggers.
Since early May, Shrewsbury Patch has been making room for local bloggers on the site. We're always looking for bloggers who can riff on various topics, share their personality and engage our readers in discussions. Patch is more than a news site, it's an online conversation about your community. Then, we want to hear from you. This isn't a reporting job. It's blogging. You write what you want to say when you want to say it. Do it on your schedule, whether that's posting multiple entries per day or a couple times a month. Patch won't own what you post, so you can repost your entries to your other blogs. Much like The Huffington Post has done, Patch is providing local bloggers an online platform to have their words seen by a larger audience…
This working farm is a wonderful addition to the community.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nance Ebert
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Green Hill Farm sits on a beautiful property near Tufts Veterinary School. There are vegetables, fresh eggs and a menagerie of animals that grace the farm.