Sunday, December 25, 2011
If you do, you could win $500 toward your December electricity bill and $100,000 for Somerville schools.
Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate! At some point today the gifts will be unwrapped, and you may be recovering from, or looking forward to, a hearty meal with family or friends. Take a quick moment to grab some fresh air. Step outside with your cell phone or camera, and take a quick photo your home's Christmas decorations. Then, share it here. If you do, you could potentially win $500 for your December electricity bill. You could also win $100,000 for Somerville public schools—a Christmas gift from you to Somerville's kids. If your neighbor has a decorated home, encourage him or her to share a photo, too. Click here to learn more.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Somerville loves its holiday lights. A reminder about Patch's Deck Your House holiday contest, and don't forget Saturday's Illuminations Tour.
No one ever called Somerville shy when it comes to Christmas lights. Walk, bike or drive around the city, and you'll see some of the most creative and jaw-dropping holiday decorations in the Boston area. This year, there are some fun ways to experience the city's festive appearance. On Saturday, the Somerville Arts Council is running its "Illuminations" trolley tour of lights in the city. The 45-minute tour starts at city hall, and there will also be coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, choral music, and crafts for children. See here for more information. If you're interested, you can also do the Illuminations Tour by bike. The Somerville Bicycle Committee is hosting a bike tour, also on Saturday. It begins at 6:20 p.m. at Somerville High …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the Somerville Public Schools. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through …