Wednesday, January 2, 2013
What would you like to see the city accomplish in 2013?
There's a reason why people make resolutions at New Year's. With the turning of the calendar, it feels like a time to start new challenges that have been put off for too long or re-start challenges that have been left unfinished. While some of you may have made personal resolutions for the coming year, what about for Somerville? We want to know your resolutions for the city this year: What would you like to see Somerville accomplish or finish as a city? Tell us your resolutions for the city in the comments below.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Five easy steps to throw an easy and inexpensive New Year's Eve party at home.
Want to avoid the hectic crowds this New Years? Invite a few close friends over and throw your own party at home. Here are five simple steps to having your own New Year's Eve party: 1. Food. Start your party at 7 p.m. or later so your guests will eat dinner before they come over. That way, all you have to provide is snacks. Pick up a vegetable platter and some sweet treats for dessert. Want to make something yourself? Here is a quick an easy recipe for a snack everyone will love: Ingredients you'll need for salsa dip: Spread the whole package of cream cheese on the bottom of a deep plate. Pour a little more than half of the jar of salsa over the top and spread. Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese on top of the salsa. Heat in the …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
It was New Year's resolution time on "Greater Somerville" this week. Coincidentally, Somerville Patch will be hosting a live chat Thursday about healthy living in Somerville.
Rebecca Schrumm, of Commonwealth Financial Group, and Maren Kravitz, co-partner of The Training Room in Wilson Square, appeared on SCATV's "Greater Somerville" Tuesday night to discuss New Year's resolutions. The guests discussed ways to get fit financially and physically. Among other things, Kravitz talked about setting short-term, concrete goals when resolving to lose weight. Watch the 'Greater Somerville' episode here. On a related note, Somerville Patch is hosting a live chat Thursday with our health and living bloggers, providing local information about living a healthier life in Somerville. Dillan DiGiovanni is a holistic health coach, and Kristen Mercier is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. They'll both be answering …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
And if you did, how successful do you think you'll be in keeping it?
Have you put your willpower to the test again in 2012 by making a New Year's resolution to lose weight, use Facebook less, spend more time with your family or be better at your job? Let us know your thoughts by taking our poll and posting a comment about your promise to yourself this year or your firm decision not to make one. And if you pledged to do or not do something, read blogger Kristen Mercier's latest post about how to make and keep a resolution. Best of luck!