Sunday, June 16, 2013
The deadline for our weekly photo contest is 5 p.m. Monday, June 17.
As you're reading this, it's possible you're either about to spend time with your father or have already celebrated Father's Day. So, there's a good chance you have some photos documenting the occasion. Upload them by following this link, and you could win a prize! (It's up to you whether you use it on your father, but it does seem fitting! Of course, if you're a father yourself, it makes perfect sense to treat yourself.) Our weekly photo contest provides readers with the opportunity to share their photos and win a prize. This week's theme is Father's Day. So, let's see those photos of dad, or photos that illustrate fathers. You may enter as many photos as you'd like. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, June 17. (Please make sure to follow the …
How to fight, drive, dance—and other fatherly guidance.
Dads come in all different sizes, shapes and temperaments. One thing they seem to have in common, though, is this: They just love to give advice, and they tend to be pretty good teachers, too. Patch reporters throughout the country posed this question to residents and business owners in each town, including Dover and Sherborn: What did your father teach you, and what advice did he give? Happy Father's Day, Dads. And thanks.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Our weekly photo contest gives readers the chance to win a $25 gift card.
With Father's Day being Sunday, June 16, it's a good time to recognize fathers. So, the topic of our photo contest this week is, fittingly, Father's Day. We’ll take submissions until 5 p.m. June 17. The winner, chosen by Patch editors, will be announced on June 18. The prize? A $25 gift card. We know it can be hard to choose just one, so you may enter as many photos as you'd like. If you like a particular photo, voice your support for it in the comments. Eligibility is limited to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. To upload your photo, just sign in to Patch, click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button on this article, choose a photo you'd like to submit, add a caption, and save. For …
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
As Father's Day approaches, consider honoring the men most influential in your life by sharing their stories in Local Voices on Bedford Patch.
Father's Day is right around the corner, and the sale signs and circulars are everywhere promoting gifts like ties, electronics and other gadgets for Dad. But this year Patch invites you to gift your father, stepfather, uncle, grandfather or any other man that has been influential in your life with a unique tribute: share his story. What are some of your fondest memories with Dad? What advice has he offered you that has helped you the most over the course of your life? Why is he so special to you? Why does he deserve recognition? (You can also take the opportunity to brag on your husband about what makes him an amazing father.) Tell us about your Dad and share photos through our free Local Voices blogging section. Then you can surprise …
Saturday, June 1, 2013
With scents like "Mmm, Bacon!" and "Riding Mower," a candle company is labeling certain scents male. Is that sexist? Or are people being oversensitive?
Is a lawn-scented candle sexist? And if so, is it worth letting that go to protect a man's ego? That's the quirky philosophical question Boston Globe editorial writer Jennifer Graham wrestled with in a recent piece. The candles in question are sold by Yankee Candle, the premiere name in smelly fire-based products. Along with "Riding Mower," the company sells "Mmm, Bacon!," "Man Town," "Movie Night" and "First Down" scents, all geared toward a male market (or to people who buy gifts for men. The collection gets a hearty push around Father's Day). What, dudes can't like the smell of lilac? Even if considering some smells are male and some female scents are sexist, Graham thinks maybe society can spot the fellas this last gasp of traditional …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
All this columnist wanted was a manual.
Tiny. Fragile. Beautiful. Those were my first thoughts. I couldn’t believe I was handling my baby daughter. “What do I do with this?” That was my second thought. “Where is the owner’s manual?” I had an owner’s manual for my car, TV and even my microwave, and that was just basically punching a few buttons and presto, I had a warmed-up piece of meat. “What do I do now? How am I going to handle this? What’s next?” A few months later, my dad, daughter and I went out to lunch at a hamburger place. While we were eating, a stench came over the table. “What’s that smell?” my dad asked. Oh, now it was time for a diaper change. I had practiced this and done it at home, but this was my first road trip one. “Dad, can you give me a hand?” This was the …
Friday, June 17, 2011
There are plenty of fun ways to spend Dad this weekend. From island exploration in Boston to a ride through history in Concord, dad will have a fantastic day.
Blue on Highland (882 Highland Ave, Needham) Whole Food Markets (Dedham, Framingham, Newton and Wayland) Stone Earth Pizza (Needham) A percentage of proceeds from specially-prepared strawberry infused desserts go towards the Federation of Mass Farmers Markets. The list of participating restaurants and cafes can be found at www.strawberrydessertfestival.org.