Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for the Easton Public Schools and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America - the best “decked” house in the country - the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 by clicking on the link: http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/Easton Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Blue laws prohibit retailers from opening before midnight on Black Friday.
Black Friday is starting earlier than ever, as some national retailers have announced they will open the night of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. However, here in Massachusetts, state blue laws prohibit stores from opening until midnight, according to a report by the Boston Globe. Current blue laws prohibit retailers in the state from opening on Thanksgiving, thus preventing them from getting an early start on Black Friday sales, according to the Globe article. Some exceptions are restaurants, health care facilities and gas stations. The laws, instituted in the 17th century, are intended to make sure holidays are properly observed, according to the Boston Globe. Are Massachusetts' blue laws outdated? Should they be eliminated? Tell us …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A guide to your weekend in Easton.
It’s Thursday and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the 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 to hit and new events to explore. We'll feature events from Easton and things to do within driving distance. 1. Oliver Ames Drama Club presents 13 Past Midnight Where/When: Oliver Ames High School Auditorium/ Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. Why Go?: Don't miss this show, performed by the Oliver Ames High School Drama Club. Led by director Peggy Wentworth, the cast of 16 OA students will not dissapoint you. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children. 2. Easton Lions Holiday Festival Where/When: Downtown North Easton/8 a.m. Saturday Why Go?: A slew …