Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The newest addition to the Stone Zoo family is a prehensile-tailed porcupine, WCVB reports.
The Stone Zoo has a new addition to the family, WCVB reports. Prehensile-tailed porcupine parents (say that three times fast) Comica and Elvis recently gave birth to a baby, who can be seen inside the Windows to the Wild exhibit, according to WCVB. According to information previously provided by Stone Zoo, Zoo New England participates in the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is a cooperative, inter-zoo program coordinated nationally through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). SSPs are designed to maintain genetically diverse and demographically stable captive populations of species. Prehensile-tailed porcupines are born with their eyes open and a functional, prehensile tail. Infants have a dense coat …
Monday, December 31, 2012
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Here are five things to know for Monday, Dec. 31: 1. Final chance: Monday is the last chance to see ZooLights at Stone Zoo. The program runs from 5-9 p.m. and costs $7 per person, $4 per zoo member (Mondays only) and free for children under 2, according to the Stone Zoo website. 2. Traffic alerts: Want traffic updates or gas prices in the Stoneham region? Take a gander at our Commute section. 3. Post a review: Did you have a good experience at a Stoneham business? If so, search our directory and post a positive review and rank the business on a 1-5 star scale. 4. Wii Bowling: The Stoneham Senior Center will have a free Wii Bowling program at 8:30 a.m. Monday. 5. In case you missed it: Check out the latest OMG PD article, which featured a …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
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Here are five things to know for Thursday, Dec. 27: 1. Police log: Check out the latest Stoneham Police log. 2. Music time: The Stoneham Senior Center's chorus and tambourine band will be rehearsing Thursday morning, with the chorus beginning at 9:30 a.m. 3. Positive feedback: Did you have a great experience at a Stoneham business? If so, search our directory and post a positive review and rank the business on a 1-5 star scale. 4. Head to the zoo: Have you taken a trip to see thousands of lights and holiday decorations on display at the ZooLights program at Stone Zoo? 5. Advertising options: Interested in advertising on Stoneham Patch? Contact Ad Manager Chris Farris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use Stoneham Patch to connect with your …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 18: 1. Show your holiday spirit: The Toys For Local Children drive is underway for those who would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy. They will be accepting toy donations until Dec. 20, and all donations will go directly to children in Stoneham. Collection boxes have been placed at Stoneham Fire Station, Stoneham Town Hall, Stoneham Bank on Montvale Ave, Stoneham Savings Bank on Main st, and Arielle's Cafe & Pizzeria. The collection boxes will be picked up Dec. 20, and toys will be accepted at the Fire Station until Dec. 24. 2. ZooLights: Have you taken a trip to see thousands of lights and holiday decorations on display at the ZooLights program at Stone Zoo? 3. Upload your Stoneham photos…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Storytimes with Mrs. Claus will be held at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively, on Monday inside the Animal Discovery Center at Stone Zoo.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Stoneham: 1. Light show: Take a swing over to see thousands of lights on display at the ZooLights program at Stone Zoo. 2. Tree lighting images: Did you go to the Stoneham Tree Lightining ceremony Sunday? If so, upload your photos to this post and we'll put together a photo gallery of your shots. 3. Business reviews: Did you have an enjoyable experience at a Stoneham business? If so, search our directory and post a positive review and rank the business on a 1-5 star scale. 4. Advertise on Patch: Interested in advertising on Stoneham Patch? Contact Ad Manager Chris Farris via email at email@example.com. 5. In case you missed it: Check out the Stoneham Police log. For more activities…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Holiday decorations and thousands of lights will be on display Thursday on Thanksgiving.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Visitors to the Boo at the Zoo Halloween event on Oct. 20-21 will get to see four arctic foxes which recently arrived at Stone Zoo.
Visitors to the Boo at the Zoo event this weekend will have pleny of Halloween activities to choose from, as well as an opportunity to see four arctic foxes that recently arrived at Stone Zoo. "Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals," reads a Stone Zoo press statement. "Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling and costume contests, and a haunted maze." Boo at the Zoo is slated to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 20-21. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (62-plus), $10 for kids ages 2-12 and free admission for kids under 2. The zoo will be open from…
Friday, September 7, 2012
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1. Happy birthday! Paddy, a white-cheeked gibbon, turns one this month and to celebrate Stone Zoo is having a special birthday party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, a band for families, is slated to perform in the amphitheater from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to noon, according to a press statement. There will also be zookeeper encounters, crafts and other fun activities throughout the day, read the statement. 2. Gas prices: Want traffic updates or gas prices in the Stoneham region? Take a gander at our Commute section for information. 3. Welcome to town: Is there a business you'd love to see set up shop in Stoneham? Let us know by leaving a comment on this post. 4. Write some …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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1. Angry birds: Scope out the Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey program at Stone Zoo Wednesday to see several types of birds, including the bald eagle, bateleur eagle, Egyptian vulture, military macaw, spectacled owl and white-necked raven, according to the Zoo New England website. The event is free when you purchase a regular zoo ticket. Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 2. In case you missed it: Stoneham police recently responded to a road rage incident on Montvale Avenue. Find out what other types of calls they handled in our police log. 3. Got a Stoneham business? Why not claim your directory listing on Stoneham Patch to enjoy the additional perks. 4. Meetings of the minds: There are two meetings slated for Wednesday night, …