Sunday, December 23, 2012
A family from the Newtown, Conn. community will be in attendance for the Christmas Eve vigil planned in Stoneham to honor the Newtown shooting victims, according to organizer Erin Sinclair.
A family from the Newtown, Conn. community will be in attendance for the Christmas Eve vigil planned in Stoneham to honor the Newtown shooting victims, according to organizer Erin Sinclair. Dara and Joe McKenzie, who have lived in Newtown for three years, will be attending the vigil, according to Sinclair. "(The McKenzies) have an almost 3-year-old daughter Kylie who was most likely going to attend Sandy Hook Elementary (School) for preschool in September," Sinclair said, adding that the family was not a victim in the shooting. Joe McKenzie has ties to the Stoneham community, as he grew up in town, according to Sinclair. His mother Elaine McKenzie is a native of Stoneham and serves as a children's librarian at Stoneham Public Library, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
There will be a vigil for the victims in the Newtown, CT shootings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Christmas eve at Stoneham Town Common.
To honor the nearly 30 victims of the Newtown, Conn. fatal shootings, there will be a vigil held on Christmas eve in Stoneham. The vigil is slated for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Stoneham Town Common, according to organizer Erin Sinclair. At 7:28 p.m., green LED-lit balloons with names tags of the victims will be released simultaneously in many communities by 20 elementary aged kids and 8 adults, followed by a two-minute moment of silence, according to Sinclair. "27 balloons will be released for the victims of Sandy Hook and the 28th balloon is for all lost souls or people who are or have someone that is a victim from acts violence," wrote Sinclair on the event page on Facebook. "We are looking for families to join us at the Stoneham …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Check out our photo gallery of the holiday decorations up at the Town Common.
Check out our photo gallery of the holiday decorations up at Stoneham Town Common. Got some wonderful holiday photos? Upload them to this post by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button located near the photo gallery. For more holiday coverage, visit our holiday guide.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Check out several dozen photos submitted by our readers from the Stoneham Tree Lighting ceremony on Sunday.
Hundreds turned out for the Stoneham Tree Lighting ceremony on Sunday. Check out several dozen photos captured by our readers during the holiday event. Did you take photos at the Stoneham Tree Lighting ceremony? Upload them to this post! Please make sure to include a full-sentence caption and the photographer's name in the "credit" field.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tell us in the comments section below.
Hundreds were in attendance for the Stoneham Tree lighting ceremony on Sunday at the Town Common, but if you were one of them we'd like to know: What was your most memorable moment from the Stoneham Tree Lighting ceremony? Was it the tree lighting? Pony rides? Carolers? Visiting Santa Claus? Ice sculptures? Tell us your favorite activity by posting a comment below.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Stoneham Tree Lighting ceremony is slated for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Town Common.
The Stoneham Tree Lighting ceremony is slated for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Town Common. Among the activities planned for the event include visits with Santa, caroling, craft making and pony rides. Hot cocoa and cookies will also be available. The event will be hosted by Dr. Eugene Mickey & Associates. Will you be taking pictures at the event? Upload them to this post and we'll compile a photo gallery to share with our readers.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Check out our photo gallery of images captured at the 29th annual Stoneham Town Day on Sept. 15 at the Town Common.
Did you miss the 29th annual Stoneham Town Day on Sept. 15 at the Town Common? If so, check out our photo gallery comprised of user-submitted images from Town Day. It's never too late to upload your Stoneham Town Day photos! Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button located above and below the photo gallery, and once the image(s) are uploaded provide a full-sentence caption as well as the photographer's name in the "credit" field.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Stoneham Patch readers agreed that the proposed skating rink and winter carnival should be set up in town during the winter.
Not a single reader opposed town proposals that would bring a skating rink and a winter carnival to Stoneham during the winter. On Aug. 29, we asked you if you supported the winter activities proposed by Stoneham Board of Selectman Tom Boussy and of the several comments we received all were in favor of the projects. "I think the idea sounds great, a nice ice skating rink on the Common and a Winter Carnival such fun!" wrote reader Jean Beltram. "We need some fun things to do in the winter." Fellow reader Tara L concurred, saying: "This would absolutely benefit the town and I hope it moves forward!" Reader Rob Carfagnini wrote in, saying: "I think it's a great idea! I think you would see a lot of residents utilize the rink as it's great to …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tell us your thoughts by posting a comment in the comments section below.
With the Stoneham Board of Selectmen considering a few activities to bring to the Town Common this winter, we'd like to know: Should the town have a winter carnival and ice skating rink? Do you think these activities would be beneficial to the community? Or should the town skip them and focus on other winter initiatives or activities? Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below.
The Selectmen will be discussing both wintery topics at a future meeting.
The Stoneham Board of Selectmen are considering bringing a skating rink and a winter carnival to the Town Common this winter. Selectman Tom Boussy discussed both activities at Tuesday night's meeting at Town Hall. "My idea is to invite local restaurants, booster clubs...get a DJ and raise a few bucks for (local organizations)," Boussy said of the Winter Carnival, adding that it would be a first step toward revitalizating the downtown area. Boussy suggested the event be held on a Saturday night, possibly in January sometime. Selectman John DePinto, who requested the item be added to a future meeting agenda, asked how the town would go about promoting businesses sponsoring the winter carnival. Town Administrator David Ragucci said the town …