The 2013 Westford Regional Art Event is just around the corner!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Roger Whittlesley was inspired to write a new historical novel for young adult readers that he believes can engage audiences of all ages.
Norman E. Day School students and parents might know Roger Whittlesey from the classroom, but in case you didn’t know, he’s also one of Westford’s newest authors. His book, “Home to Oblivion” aims to bring history to life through the eyes of a young sailor in the Revolutionary War who finds himself trapped in time with a soldier from Vietnam and a World War I code breaker. Over his 15 years at the Day School, Whittlesey continued to read the historical fiction his students were seeing and thought he could give them something better. “I wasn’t seeing what I wanted in terms of history (combined) with philosophy and poetry, I wanted to see more of a hybrid,” he said. “No doubt about it that I wrote it for my students, I had them in mind.” …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Harrowing plane crashes, a true Bronx tale and more.
Nothing is as satisfying as reading a well-written, compelling true story. Which is why I love narrative nonfiction. The genre reads like fiction — it has plot, character development, scene-setting, conflict — but it's all true. Sometimes the best stories are not the ones we make up, but the ones that make up our lives. Below, in no particular order, is a list of five of my favorite narrative nonfiction books — old and new. If you're looking for a good read, I encourage you to check out any on this list. You just may have a hard time putting these titles down. 1. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand At times, the tale of Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini seems ripped from the set of an adventure or war movie. …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Please join the artists of Art on Main on Sunday, March 17 from 12 - 3 p.m. for a fun-filled “Spring Fling Crafts” event. Le Gourmet Jardin and Écletique will join in on the festivities for the afternoon too.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
What's been going on foodwise in towns near Westford?
Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe Honored As One Of The Best Asian Restaurants in Massachusetts The Littleton Road-based Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe was named recently as one of the "20 Essential Asian Restaurants" in the state by Boston Magazine. According to proprietor Gene Wu, he was completely unaware of the acclaim until a photographer from the magazine stopped by. "I was completely shocked," he said. Wu is no stranger to regional acclaim, following an invitation by the National Park Service to demonstrate his noodle making techniques in Lowell as well as a story last year in the Boston Globe. Sunrise Bagels Moving to Wilmington Sunrise Bagels is planning to move to Wilmington in May. According to owner Larry Cutts, they are closing …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Evviva Cucina, an "Italian-inspired pizza bar and kitchen", will look to provide Westford with a unique and enjoyable dining experience according to general manager Nick Harron.
Have you ever wanted traditional Italian fare alongside pizza that has hot dogs as a topping? Are you looking for a restaurant that hopes to provide locally sourced food but can get you in and out during a lunch hour? Do you need a restaurant with all these things located right next to Minot’s Corner? If so, Nick Harron thinks he has just the place for you. Evviva Cucina, Harron’s new “Italian-inspired pizza bar and kitchen” located in Cornerstone Square, is looking to provide a unique experience for everyone from parents and professionals on the go to folks looking for a fun place to hang out or enjoy a mix of traditional and trendy takes on classic Italian comfort food that includes natural ingredients from local and regional sources…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
It's Tuesday, and that means we're looking for photos of your food.
Hey Westford! It's Tuesday, and that means we're hungry -- both for lunch and for your photos of great food! So, if you're heading off to lunch or cooking some dinner or see something at the grocery store, snap a cell phone picture and share it with us by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. If you see a great photo opportunity later, you can always add it here or at the Pics and Clips gallery. Make sure to add a caption so we all know what's on your plate!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for food camera phone photos!
Hey folks! We here at Westford Patch love food, and we've got the photos to prove it. Here are some things we've been eating recently. If you've got great food photos, share them by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Our lawns are now covered with fall leaves, so what should we do about them?
Our lawns are becoming covered in fall leaves. So what should we do about them—rake or mow? The easiest method I have found is to set my mower blade at 3 1/2 inches deep and mow my leaves about once or twice a week. This proves to be the simplest way to turn them into lawn-nourishing mulch. Allowing the shredded leaves to work into my lawn and leach into the ground during the winter months adds rich nutrients to the soil. Broken down mulched leaves are the best natural fertilizer for your grass. The only problem is that you have to keep up with the mowing. Leaves cannot get too deep. Mowing must be done as the leaves fall, not after all the leaves have fallen. Depending on the size of your lawn, raking leaves can be back-breaking. It …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Clear History filming at North Shore Music Theatre will take place Oct. 1.
Larry David’s new HBO film "Clear History" will be filming at the North Shore Music Theatre on Oct. 1, and they're looking for 300-500 unpaid extras for audience shots, according to the theater's Facebook page. "Those interested will need to be available to be at NSMT by 2pm and be here through 7pm," their page states. If you (or you and a group of friends) are interested, email your name and how many people you will be bringing to Karen Nascembeni, Karen@nsmt.org. Reservations are done by email only. Do not call the box office.