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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Geminids Meteor Shower & Eclipse

If any of you love watching meteor showers like me, there’s a meteor shower peaking tomorrow night, December 13th/morning of the 14th.  With this shower, you should be able to see up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour.  They will be radiating from the constellation Gemini and best viewing will be to the east after midnight.

Also…there will be a total lunar eclipse on December 21st.  It will be visible after midnight here and the moon will be almost directly overhead.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Light Displays

I’m trying to compile a listing of the best christmas light displays around the South Shore.  Please let me know your favorite displays!

Here’s some from our readers:

Abington:  Shaw Ave

Braintree:  Eileen Drive

Bridgewater:  Bridgewater Festival of Lights, 55 Alexander Drive

Carver:  3 Melanie Lane; Edaville Railroad (pretty to just drive by)

Kingston: 201 Parting Ways Rd

Norwell:  Grove Street

Middleboro:  897 Plymouth Street

There’s a listing of lights from the Patriot Ledger back in 2008 but I don’t know if they are still active or not.

There must be more out there!  Let us know where to find them!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pinehills Holidays on the Green

The Pinehills’ sixth annual Holidays on the Green will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Village Green in The Pinehills. Activities include cookie decorating, ornament making, a petting zoo and more. Take your furry four-legged friend for the popular Reindog Parade. Shop at the Arthouse Boutique and visit Santa Claus. He loves having his photo taken, so take your camera. Santa will also be collecting letters from the children.

All activities begin at noon, unless otherwise indicated.

Pancakes with Santa: CafĂ© Olio from 10 a.m. to noon for a pancake breakfast with Santa. Reservations and tickets are required 508-224-4200.  $5 for kids, $7.50 for adults.

Story telling: Children’s holiday themed stories from noon to 2 p.m. (kids should take their favorite books).

Arthouse boutique: Do a little holiday shopping at the Arthouse Boutique featuring unique gifts created by area artists. The Boutique will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Ice sculpting demo: Watch professional ice sculptors as they create winter wonderland masterpieces on the new Village Green 1-5pm.

Gingerbread auction: Check out the silent auction of gingerbread houses at The Pinehills model homes to benefit the local food pantry.

Reindog parade: Dress your pups in their best holiday gear for the 3 p.m. parade, register by 2:30.

Meet Santa Claus:at the Post Office, 2-6pm.

Cookie decorating: Kids can decorate (and eat) their own holiday cookies at TD Bank, 2-6pm

Holiday ornaments: Kids can hang their wishes and ornaments on the Caring Trees that will be delivered to children in local hospitals.

Petting zoo: Feed the animals at the petting zoo on the Village Green, 2-6pm.

Carolers: Get in the holiday spirit with festive carolers.

Tree lighting: See the lighting of The Pinehills holiday tree at 5 p.m.

Chanukah Celebration:  Reading and Lighting of the Menorah, 4pm.

For more information, their website


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pembroke Tree Lighting

Head on over to the Pembroke Town Green on Sunday, December 5th from 2:30-5:00 for the Annual Tree Lighting Event.  There will be hayrides, moonwalk, cookie decorating, sing along and more.  Santa will appear at 5, light the tree and meet with the kids.  For more info, visit their website.