Thursday, May 23, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Did you take photos at the parade yesterday?
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
There were hundreds of people at the parade yesterday snapping photos of Holliston's Memorial Day events. If you have photos of the event you think the world should see, upload them by clicking the button to the left. . Janine Gerade and Sharon Broadley-Martin have started us off with some great shots, so upload your photos and share them with Holliston.
A parade and service in downtown Holliston honored the nation's veterans.
Hundreds of residents gathered in downtown Holliston Monday afternoon to watch a parade and service honoring veterans on Memorial Day.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Find out what’s open and closed because of the holiday.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day is a federal holiday. Here is a list of what's open and closed today:
Friday, May 25, 2012
Find out what's going on for Memorial Day.
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. Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, that means a three-day-weekend for nearly everyone (including Patch). The Town Hall will be closed on Monday, as will many other institutions in downtown. Don't miss out on the parade and other festivites Monday. 2. Every year on the Friday before Memorial Day the scouts gather to replace old flags on the veteran's graves at Evergreen Cemetery with new ones. This event is coordinated by the American Legion, who will provide the new flags as well as bags for disposing of the old ones. All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hopkinton Stone and Garden is ready to help you to make your lawn look summer smashing.
Although it seems such a long time ago that the unexpected summer hurricane tore through town, many are just now getting the full picture of the losses they took in their lawn. Fear not, Hopkinton Stone and Garden, Inc. is here to help. “We carry perennials, ornamentals, shrubs and trees,” Manager Karen DeWolf said. “But we are really well known for our big, gorgeous trees. You can literally come in, pick out a tree and have your yard look very much the same as it did with a tree you may have had for years.” Hopkinton Stone and Garden also caters to the brand new gardener who is not sure what they need to make their yard look stunning as we head into the warmer months. “We tell people to start out front,” DeWolf said. “It’s all about curb …
Hundreds of signs on telephone poles in Holliston honor soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A group of volunteers led by Vietnam veteran Bobby Blair hung signs on hundres of telephone poles in Holliston ahead of Memorial Day; one for each coalition soldier killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Help Greyhound Friends find a lost dog and see if you can discover where we took a picture of Abraham Lincoln.
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. Yesterday we asked you if you could identify where this picture was taken. As of yet no one has been able to answer. Do you know where you can find the miniature Lincoln Monument? If no one has guessed it by noontime we’ll post a hint on the Hopkinton Patch Facebook page and we’ll add it to the article. 2. They volunteers and workers at Greyhound Friends Inc. have been tirelessly looking for Atlas who escaped over the fence on Sunday. Atlas was seen Tuesday night in the area of 95 Saddle Hill Rd. and volunteers are asked to kneel down and try to coax Atlas over. 3. …
Monday, May 21, 2012
All around Hopkinton, community pinboards allow local residents and businesses to post their new and information
At Patch we want to help you connect with your community. What good would the site be if we didn't? Editor Sean O'Donnell was sitting in Hopkinton Gourmet today when he got a brilliant idea: "Why don't I take pictures of the pinboard items and share them with the rest of the community?" Henceforth Found on the Pinboard will be a semi-regular feature on the site. Feel free to add your own events and announcements to our virtual pinboard hear on Patch.
Monday, May 30, 2011
After ceremonies at veterans' grave sites, a march ends at the Gazebo for remembrances and honors.
After Hopkinton Memorial Day ceremonies at the town's cemeteries honored military veterans who died either in war or at home, residents - including honored veterans, Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts, a Police Honor Guard, firefighters, town and state officials and civilians - paraded the short distance up East Main Street to the Town Common. The threatening clouds of early day gave way to brilliant sunshine, and an occasional breeze sent flags fluttering and, especially in the gazebo's shade and the trees' cover, kept the crowd confortable. Dr. Quincy Mosby, who goes by Doc, a senior systems engineer at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford and a U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. (ret) delivered the keynote address, and summed up the grief felt for young men…