Saturday, December 3, 2011
Upload a photo from your holiday strolling! Tell us who is in the picture and what they are doing.
With strolls in every town, it's hard not to miss something. Share your photos with Patch's community and let us see how you celebrated in your village! Upload a photo by clicking upload, share your photo and tell us who is in the photo and what they are doing.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
From Barnstable to Hyannis to Cotuit, events start this week and go through New Year's. There is plenty of holiday fun to go around.
1. Hyannis Stroll What: Various Christmas activities for the whole family. When/Where: December 3: 9:00 am and 10:30 am: Have breakfast with Santa @ the British Beer Company Santa will be arriving by fire truck at noon at the Rockland Trust Bank! Price: $6 for the breakfast with Santa (advanced tickets only); Free for all other activities see the Patch calendar post for more details 2. Osterville Stroll What: Join friends and family for fun, music, carriage rides, a trolley and Santa. When/Where: December 9, 9:30am to 8:30 pm, Main Street, Osterville Price: Free see the Patch calendar post for more details 3. West Barnstable Fire Department Breakfast with Santa What: Bring the kids to have pancakes, bacon or sausage, and juice with …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Share your thanks of a loved one, organization or anything really with us - right here!
Let's not lose sight of what the holidays are really about. This time of year we are in close contact with our families and loved ones. No matter how annoying Uncle Jim is at Thanksgiving dinner, this is the time of year to be thankful for our health, families and what we do have. This year, probably more than most in recent past, people will continue to struggle to make ends meet and do more with less. Let's take a minute to reflect on how both of those - doing more with less and making the ends meet - can help us realize how important we are to each other and how this world is better because of people who make a difference in our lives. Give a shout out to someone, something or anything you are thankful for. ***** I am thankful for my…
Got a Thanksgiving recipe everyone in your family looks forward to every year? Share it here for the world (and all of Barnstable) to see.
Does your family go crazy over your stuffing, or nuts over that pumpkin pie? Does your turkey come out perfectly brown, crispy and juicy every. single. year? Share your family's favorite Thanksgiving recipe on Barnstable Patch. Share photos of that amazing turkey from past years. Post your recipes below in the comments and we'll make sure to feature every one of them this week. Post photos by clicking on the green button below. Hope to see some great recipes. Here's my recipe for my favorite pumpkin pie which features REAL pumpkin not the canned stuff: Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Preparing the pumpkin: Cut the pumpkin in half and remove the guts (seeds and such), drizzle vegetable oil over pumpkin and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking…
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Cape Abilities knows how to make giving charitable gifts appealing, exciting and awesome.
Looking for great gifts that benefit a great cause? Look no further than Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization that provides employment and assisted living to people with disabilities. Cape Abilities employs people with disabilities from Bourne to Provincetown and has several businesses, including a farm stand, vending services, a partnership with Centerville Pie Company, whose chicken pie gained notoriety last year as one of Oprah's "favorite things" and a consignment store with amazing stuff at equally amazing prices. There are many ways you can encourage Cape Abilities' growth and development this holiday season, simply by purchasing great gifts and treats. Cape Abilities operates a farm stand on Route 6A in Dennis that provides …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Every dollar spent in a locally owned store generates up to four times more money for the local economy compared to when spent nationally.
Where people choose to spend their money during one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, has increasingly become a local and national focus. The 3/50 Project is a national movement asking consumers to commit to picking three locally owned businesses and spending $50 in each once a month. It, along with American Express, organized and promoted Small Business Saturdays during the holiday season, encouraging people to shop at locally owned businesses. Jen Villa, owner of the Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis, participated in Small Business Saturday and said she is "pleasantly surprised by the movement trending locally and nationally. [It] is evolving from buzzword to something people are …