Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Five things that may change North Reading this year.
2012 has officially begun. North Reading will see some changes this year. Here are five things to look for: 1. A new school. The school building project may be approved this year, which means a new middle/high school for North Reading students. 2. Stop & Shop. The old Stop & Shop building has been vacant for over a year. 2012 could bring a new tenant to the building. 3. New Police Chief. Chief Edward Nolan has retired and new Chief Mike Murphy will be sworn in January 3. 4. McDonald's. Have you noticed that the McDonald's on Main Street is being renovated? Residents can look forward to a new McDonald's this year. 5. Post Office. The United States Postal Service (USPS) processing center on Main Street may close this year. The center is …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Patch Picks offers up five places to get ice cream.
Welcome to Patch Picks, where we highlight editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more. Today we look at places to get ice cream. Want to suggest a list? Submit your idea in the comment box. Patch Picks: Five Places to Get Ice Cream
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Do you let your children eat fast food? If so, where do you get it North Reading?
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of local parents takes your questions, gives advice and shares solutions. Today, the council answers the question: Is fast food part of your child's diet? Kat Lynch We do allow Miles to eat fast food, albeit sparingly. Once or twice a month, he can get a Happy Meal from McDonalds; we usually go to the one in North Reading. In general, we aim for a 90% good-choice, 10% fun food balance. So long as he's eating balanced meals and snacks on a regular basis, I am fine with making room for treats now and then. When Miles chooses, "fun food" more often means a piece of taffy from Ryer's or ice cream at Richardson's than it does fast food, but he does like the occasional Happy Meal. Lindsay Felix We have …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Your daily digest of what’s going on in North Reading.
Today is Tuesday, June 7. Here are five things you need to know today: 1. It's going to be a hot one. It will be mostly sunny today with a high of 83 degrees. There is a 20 percent chance of precipitation, which may be necessary to cool things off. Temperatures will drop to 61 degrees in the evening. 2. Hikin' Hornets McDonald's Night. Support the Hornets by visiting your local McDonalds. Your patronage at McDonald's today will help the Hornets reach their fund-raising goal for the 2011 West Coast Tour. 3. Evening Book Group. Head to the Flint Memorial Library for their book group from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. 4. Potluck dinner and a movie. All are invited to the Potluck supper and movie night at the Flint Memorial Library. …