Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Check out the latest "Photo of the Day" by Stoneham Patch photographer Sarah Nelson.
Check out the latest "Photo of the Day" by Sarah Nelson of some lights at the ZooLights display at Stone Zoo. Got a great photo captured in Stoneham? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for future Photo of the Day consideration.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Find out which places were tops among our readers in the latest "Patch Facts" column.
With 2011 drawing to a close, we asked you: What are the best places to celebrate on New Year's Eve in the Stoneham region? Here's what you told us: Cantina La Mexicana, 247 Washington St., Somerville: One reader tabbed this as the place go because there is a New Year's Eve Fiesta at 8 p.m. Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St., Somerville: A reader selected this location because Booty Vortex, a party band, is performing at 9:30 p.m. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham: One reader suggested going to the zoo to see ZooLights, a holiday lights display. ZooLights is scheduled to be open 5-9 p.m. Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham: One reader recommended the theatre because The Platters will be performing two shows at…
Monday, December 12, 2011
The popular holiday display continues at Stone Zoo.
[Editor's note: The information below was issued in a press statement from the Stone Zoo.] Stone Zoo's ZooLights, a winter wonderland, attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Upon entering the Zoo, guests will visit Yukon Creek, which not only features dazzling holiday lights but is also home to bald eagles, a North American porcupine, a gray fox and reindeer. Children will want to make sure they visit with Santa, who awaits their arrival in Santa’s Castle. Jolly Old St. Nick will be available for photos through Dec. 23. After visiting with Santa, enter a magical holiday world filled with fairy tale characters and dancing plush …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Check the "Patch Facts" column for Dec. 5.
1. Meow: Looking for a cat? What about two? Lots of Love Cat Rescue has a pair of true-breed Bengal cats ready for adoption. 2. Light It Up: The Lights at Wolf Hill, a computer-animated Christmas display featuring 30,000 lights synchronised to music, will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 3. ZooLights: A winter wonderland with tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights at the Stone Zoo. It runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 4. Up for some blogging? Stoneham Patch is actively seeking bloggers to pen blogs about a topic of interest or expertise in various areas, including food, sports and other areas. Email email@example.com your pitch for a blog on the website. 5. Preview: The Board of Selectmen will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Town …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Check the "Patch Facts" column for Nov. 28.
Stoneham School Building Committee: The Stoneham School Building Committee will hold a public presentation regarding the new middle school project at 7 p.m. tonight in Stoneham Middle School’s auditorium. A similar meeting is scheduled for Wednesday – same time, same place. Online auction to benefit Stoneham’s public schools: The Stoneham Public Schools Foundation (SPSF) will kick off its first online auction today. The auction, which runs until Friday, Dec. 9, will feature restaurant gift certificates, sport tickets and other items. New items will be open to bidding each day, and each item will be open to bidding for either one or three days. ZooLights returns at Stone Zoo: It wouldn’t quite be the holidays in Stoneham without ZooLights …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Scope out the "Patch Facts" column for Nov. 27.
1. Get in the holiday spirit: The annual Stoneham Christmas Tree Lighting is slated for 3 p.m. at Town Common. Some refreshments will be available. 2. Take a trip on the trolley: Following the Christmas Tree Lighting at Town Common at 5 p.m., a trolley ride will be available to ZooLights at Stone Zoo. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. 3. Bingo anyone? Adult Bingo kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham, 15 Dale Court. For details on prizes and admission card prices, check out the Friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham's Bingo page. 4. Get socialized: If you're looking for additional updates beyond what appears on the Stoneham Patch website, make sure to click the grey "like" button on our Facebook page …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Check out the "Patch Facts" column for Nov. 24.
1. Thanksgiving is here: Find out what businesses in Stoneham are open and closed for the holiday. 2. Ooooh! Aaaaah! With the return of Thanksgiving comes the return of ZooLights, a holiday event featuring hundreds of thousands of lights and holiday decorations at Stone Zoo. The event kicks off tonight and runs from 5-9 p.m. 3. Battle on the gridiron: The Stoneham High School football team takes on Reading at 10:15 a.m. at Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road. Going to the game? Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add them to our photo gallery on Friday. 4. Love blogging? We're looking for some unpaid bloggers who either live or work in Stoneham to contribute blogs to our new "Local Voices" section which …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The popular holiday display starts on Thanksgiving and runs through New Year's Day.
When the ZooLights holiday display is unveiled Thanksgiving evening, Stone Zoo will be adorned by holiday decorations and "thousands upon thousands of lights," according to Brooke Wardrop, director of communications for Zoo New England. ZooLights, a festive holiday-themed celebration that runs from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, attracted more than 42,000 visitors last year, Wardrop said, besting the goal of 39,000. "ZooLights is such a beloved holiday tradition in Stoneham and we're hoping for an even better turnout this year," Wardrop said. Light Up the Night Sky Since 1996, Stone Zoo has put on ZooLights, wowing crowds with hundreds of thousands of tiny Christmas tree-type lights strung up around the zoo. Last year, volunteer …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Want to know what's happening in Stoneham? Here is a quick summary.
1. Today is the final chance to see ZooLights, which features roughly 250,000 lights and other holiday attractions, at Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., is open from 5-9 p.m. Tickets cost $6 per person, $5 per member and children under 2 get in free. 2. Public skating at Stoneham Arena, 101 Montvale Ave., will be open from 4-5:50 p.m. The cost of admission is $4 per adult and $3 for children 16-years-old and under. However, visitors to the Arena must bring their own skates, as rentals aren't provided at the facility. 3. The Stoneham High School boys' basketball team hosts Medford at 5 p.m. at Stoneham High School, 149 Franklin St.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Want to know what's happening in the Stoneham area? Here is a quick summary.
1. ZooLights, which features roughly 250,000 lights and other holiday attractions, at Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., is open from 5-9 p.m. Tickets cost $6 per person, $5 per member and children under 2 get in free. 2. Need to get your groove on? Live jazz will be performed by Bob Baughman from 6:15-9:15 p.m. at Sushi Island, 397 Main St., in Wakefield. While there isn't a cover charge, patrons must spend at least $10 for a meal per person. 3. Ice skating lessons are typically offered at Stoneham Arena, 101 Montvale Ave., on Saturday by the Stoneham Figure Skating Club; however, no sessions are scheduled due to the holiday.