Wednesday, December 28, 2011
What will you work on in 2012?
In a few days we will all bid adieu to 2011 and welcome a new year. As always, many area residents will be making resolutions to change or improve something in 2012. We want to know what you’re doing (or not doing) differently come Jan. 1. Be sure to vote in our poll above and leave a comment below.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Vote in our poll and comment below.
Smartphones and tablets are all the rage right now and we want to know if you were one of the millions who received a new gadget as a gift this year.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
How to use your new mobile device with Patch.
Did you receive a new smartphone for Christmas? Do you want to know how to use it to stay connected to local Patch news, no matter where you go? We’re here to help! Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here's a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Patch’s useful features include: Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Find out when Santa is near your home.
Our friends at NORAD are tracking the whereabouts of Santa Claus and Belmont Patch will keep you updated through Christmas Eve night!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Keep tabs on the Jolly Old Elf this Christmas Eve as he makes his way to the home of all the good boys and girls.
Patch wants to remind all Belmont children, and their parents, that you can track Santa’s travels on Christmas Eve by clicking on this link on Saturday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) monitors the air around the world, around the clock, checking for unusual happenings in the skies. So, of course, NORAD simply can’t ignore a flying sleigh powered by nine reindeer. NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Christmas program, which has existed since 1955, produced under the auspices of NORAD. Every year on Christmas Eve, NORAD Tracks Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world. Several high tech systems are used to track Santa, such as: radar, satellites, Santa Cams, and fighter jets…
Locations in and around town where you can give back.
‘Tis the season for giving back! While the holidays symbolize many things for many people, they come at a time of year when community groups are in the most need of local support. Below you will find a map of locations in and around town where you can give back. If you head an organization in town that can use some extra support right now, please let us know in the comment section.
Locations for Christmas trees in and around town.
It’s only days until Christmas…have you purchased a tree yet? If not, don’t worry! Patch has scoured the area for nearby venues selling Christmas trees. Look through our interactive map to find out who is selling trees in your neck of the woods. And be sure to bookmark the map or check back weekly to see updates on any newly added locations.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Let us know which Christmas song you don't want to hear again.
It happens every year. Christmas music starts cropping up around Thanksgiving and for a week or two we tolerate it -- and many of us actually like it. Then, we move closer to Christmas and each note of an Andy Williams or Mitch Miller song makes our blood pressure rise. There's only so much mirth one person can take! Then there's the sappy song like Wham's tune or the corny songs from legends like The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, Eartha Kitt or Dean Martin. And then, there's Feliz Navidad, 12 Days of Christmas and no list of painful Christmas music is complete without Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. So, we want to know -- which Christmas song are you most tired of? If we don't have your choice in the poll, let us know in the comment …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Locations in and around town where you can donate.
‘Tis the season for giving back! While the holidays symbolize many things for many people, they come at a time of year when community groups are in the most need of local support. During the month of December, Patch will provide a map of locations in and around town where you can give back. If you head an organization in town that can use some extra support right now, please let us know in the comment section and we will add you to next week’s article.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Got a favorite tune you enjoy most during the holiday season? Let us know in today's poll.
The holidays aren't just a time for giving - they're also a time for music. Some of the most memorable music hits the airwaves this time of year, and even if you're sick of the same old Christmas Carols that play over and over on the radio, you may have others that you feel are underplayed. And so, with just a little more than a week before Christmas, we're wondering what you think are the best carols of the season. Weigh in by voting in today's poll or add comments below on what you think are the best songs of the season.