Friday, October 21, 2011
The Martin's Pond Children's Haunted Playground, live music and a football game are all on tap this weekend.
Need help planning your weekend? Here are some ideas: MARTIN'S POND CHILDREN'S HAUNTED PLAYGROUND Where/when: Clarke Park, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Why go: Play games, take a haunted tour, participate in a scavenger hunt and more. SHRED FOR THE FOURTH Where/when: 99 Main St., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why go: Attend the Shred-a-thon to benefit the North Reading Fireworks Fund and Bring Back the Fourth Committee. Shred-It of Woburn will shred your documents that contain personal information. LIVE MUSIC Where/when: Great American Tavern, Friday at 9 p.m. Why go: Listen to Gabe Chalpin play live music and eat tavern food. FOOTBALL GAME Where/when: North Reading High School, Friday at 7 p.m. Why go: Cheer on the Hornets while they play …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Buy Local Weekend, a football game and fundraiser are all on tap this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five ideas: BUY LOCAL WEEKEND Where/when: Various businesses in town will offer discounts all weekend. Why go: Keep your town thriving by buying local and save money. NORTH READING VS. AUSTIN PREP Where/when: North Reading High School, Friday, 7 p.m. Why go: Cheer for the Hornets while they play Austin Prep. MARK G. FLANAGIN FUNDRAISER Where/when: Kitty's, Friday at 8 p.m. Why go: Donate to a good cause and listen to live music. DOUBLE FAMILY YARD SALE Where/when: 38 Pleasant St., Saturday at 9 a.m. Why go: Various items for sale including an entertainment center, toys and household items. PANCAKE EATING CHALLENGE Where/when: The Centre Cafe, Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Why go: Compete or …
This week's local football picks.
The Cougars of Austin Prep will embark on their shortest bus trip of the year Friday night when they travel to North Reading. Expect an angry swarm of Hornets waiting to greet them. Coach Jeff Wall’s North Reading club is not only coming off yet another frustrating OT loss to Amesbury, but the coach also notes that he has not forgotten about last year’s loss to the Cougars. “Last year we jumped up early and lost a 12-point halftime lead,” Wall related of the Hornets’ 30-26 loss to the Cougars, which saw AP score 16 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. “That made for a long off season.” After losing to Norton in its opener at home, 28-18, AP rebounded to beat Saugus last week, 22-14, for its first win of the year behind a pair of …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
North Reading High School football and Youth Services had North Reading talking.
Here at North Reading Patch, social media is a big deal. It's how we interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature where we highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook and other media throughout the past week. We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before. Here is a sampling of comments and happenings on our Facebook page and the social media world from the past week: North Reading Youth Services has a Facebook page that was very active this week. They sponsored a field trip to Connors Farm Corn Maze on Friday. Contact Director Erica Hansen if you are interested in future trips.
Friday, September 23, 2011
See how local football teams are stacking up against the Hornets.
One of the best games this week should unfold Friday night under the lights at Amesbury’s Landry Stadium, as the Hornets look to upend the Indians in a battle of 1-1 teams. Amesbury comes into the contest off an utterly frustrating afternoon last week in Lynnfield that saw the Indians do everything, but win the game (see Lynnfield notes in this column), while North Reading will look to get its Single Wing attack going after hitting a major speed bump last week in a 28-7 loss at Newburyport. Junior Carl Lipani had the lone score and another strong game for the Hornets with 113 yards on 23 carries, but the Hornets got just 20 yards of offense from the rest of their team. Football fans can only hope that the two teams come close to …
Your guide to North Reading today.
Today is Friday, September 23. Here are five things you need to know today: 1. The weather. The temperature will reach 70 degrees today and drop to 63 in the evening. Expect showers throughout the day. 2. Zumba gold. Take a slower paced zumba class at the East Coast Dance Center. The one hour class starts at 10:45 a.m. 3. Football game. Cheer on the Hornets at their football game at Amesbury. The game starts at 7 p.m. 4. Summer highlights. Miss summer already? Take a look back at some summer highlights in North Reading. 5. This day in history. In 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The Hornets lost 28 to 7 last Friday night.
The Hornets played Newburyport last Friday in what was mostly a one-sided football game. Newburyport won 28 to 7. Interceptions and fumbles proved costly for North Reading, as Newburyport took control early, and never looked back. Playing with gritty determination, however, prevented the Hornets from a complete shutout, scoring late into the 4th quarter.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
North Reading lost their football game last night at Newburyport.
The high school football team played Newburyport last night and lost 28 to 7. Newburyport took control early in the game and dominated the field. Fumbles and interceptions hurt the Hornets. They were not able to score until late in the fourth quarter.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The 17th Annual Apple Festival and NORCAM open house are on tap this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five ideas: APPLE FESTIVAL Where/when: Rev. Daniel Putnam House, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Why go: The 17th annual Apple Festival will feature an apple pie contest, entertainment, children's games, pony rides, artisans and crafters. NORTH READING VS. NEWBURYPORT Where/when: 241 High St, Newburyport, Friday, 7 p.m. Why go: Cheer for the Hornets while they play Newburyport. PANCAKE EATING CHALLENGE Where/when: The Centre Cafe, Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Why go: Compete or watch 10 people eat as many pancakes as they can.There is a $10 entry fee. ZUMBA Where/when: Health Time Fitness, Sunday from 8 to 9 a.m. Why go: Exercise and have fun at the same time. The class is free for newcomers, $12…
The North Reading High School Varsity football team will play Newburyport tonight at 7 p.m.
There were lots of positives to pick out of North Reading’s 20-0 win over Saugus at home last week as a young Hornets squad has already equaled their win total from a year ago. “This past weekend was a good win for the kids,” said coach Jeff Wall. “They have worked hard and their efforts paid off. It was nice to get our first win at home.” New on the sidelines this year for the Hornets is former Peabody offensive coordinator Ed Melanson who has brought his timeless Single Wing attack with him. Suffice it to say, the direct snap offense already has one big fan in the form of junior halfback Carl Lipani who rushed for all three scores in the opening day win. The yards could become harder to come by Friday night in Newburyport’s War Memorial …