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.
Friday, December 21, 2012
They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve. 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. NORAD's mission is to detect any incoming threats to the USA & Canada. But that gives them the capability to track Kris Kringle's sleigh. The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Mr. Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A roundup of what's going on around Bedford this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Bedford and beyond. 1. Free Holiday Handbell Concert Where/When: Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 Why Go: The Morning Glory Ringers will present a one hour concert which will feature not only handbells, but the vocal talent of some of the choristers Pricing: Free 2.Around the World Crafts Fair Where/When: First Baptist Church, 1580 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 Why Go: It's a crafts …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Santa Claus is coming to town!
Hello everyone and welcome to the Friday that kicks off a wonderful weekend. Festivities begin today at 9 a.m., with the 2011 Holiday Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. Volunteers have been busy gathering donated books and organizing them like a high-class bookstore, to make your shopping easier. Some ultra-talented volunteers have gone so far as to create beautiful gift baskets that encase used books with new items like corresponding Beanie Babies. You may purchase a basket for $10, but don’t wait. Last year they sold out quickly. Who can resist a gift that’s already wrapped. The Friends are going all out to make this a stress-free shopping season for you. The sale goes on at the main library today …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Lots of holiday stuff going on this weekend.
Hey, it’s the first day of December! A month filled with holiday happenings, friend gatherings, and eggnog. Of course, that also means holiday shopping, card sending, and food hangovers – dang, I think I’m already behind! I’m still coming off my Thanksgiving food coma, don’t have a picture for the holiday card, and haven’t gone up to the attic for the decorations. I think I may need a kickstart to get me into the spirit; luckily, there are a lot of great activities starting this weekend that will do just that. We kick off the season locally on Sunday, with the tree lighting in Concord Center at 5:15 p.m. I do love this event: walking up and down Main Street, visiting shops, eating cookies and sipping hot chocolate, imagining what I’ll do …