Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Sunday Patch Passport maps out where you can go on a 15-, 30- or 60-minute drive from your home. You won’t want to miss these unique stops on our trip.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. Here are three unique options for you, depending on how far you want to drive. Visit one, or visit all of them. How far will you go? Ashland State Park Drive about 20 minutes from Natick into Ashland and find a whole new park to explore. Ashland State Park offers an array of walking trails to wander. The walk to the beach area may take you a few minutes down the paved road through the park, but it's well worth the trouble. When you stumble upon the gazebo at the three way intersection of the road, continue walking straight up and over the hill, where you will soon be greeted by a sandy beach to lay on while you soak up the …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Did you know your town offers to places to sample all of the tastes of the world? The Saturday Patch Passport is a list of places in your town organized by international flavor.
Do you want to get out of the kitchen, but are bored of the same old places you always go to? Want some fresh ideas for tasty meals? Then the Patch Passport can help. We have assembled a list of local places with international flavors; just click on the link to read more information on each restaurant. Try one out and let us know what you think. Bon Appetit! Asian Cuisine Italian Cuisine French American Pizza
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Friday Patch Passport shows you where you can find trinkets in your town. Get out and explore the unique local shops and all they have to offer.
Located near the center of town on 8 Court St., is a little shop you may have passed by on your way to work without taking much noticed. And if you've only passed by the window of Five Crows Gallery and briefly stared at the treasures inside, you're missing out. Inside the doors of the little shop, you'll find two rooms filled with unique and beautiful creations from 145 local artists—things that you would never find anywhere else. When you first walk in, pause at the shelves just to the left and you'll see jewelry made of scrabble pieces and others made from the cut-out pages of books. The wide selection of pottery, ceramics, clothing, painting, sculptures and more is enough to keep your eyes wandering in amazement.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Thursday Patch Passport shows you a Little Bit of Paradise. This is a local place where you can feel like you are a million miles away from the daily stress of life, without having to go far from home. Come along and relax...
Adagio Salon & Spa has so much more to offer than just hair cuts and color. Diana Perel is a spunky business owner, who clearly knows how to keep customers coming back for more. The salon has a very relaxed feel to it with the option of all kinds of hair treatments as well as manicure, pedicures, facials and more. Perel expalined that "many people are drawn to Adagio for their wedding and prom hair dos." Located right on East Central Street, Adagio is certainly a place to unwind and get away, while never leaving Natick at all.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Travel Back in Time with the Wednesday Patch Passport, to discover the history and roots of Natick.
If nothing else, Natick businessman Nathaniel Clark had gumption. In less than two years subsequent to the construction of his block-long building in downtown Natick, it burned to the ground in the Great Fire of 1874. But Clark had not amassed his great fortune, nor gained the affection of the whole community for nothing. Within a year he had built a brand-new structure, including new 80-foot additions at the north and south ends, that came to be called “The Clark Block,” a designation it bears to this day. Victorian and Italianate in style and constructed of brick and sandstone, it was for decades the largest building in Middlesex County. With an enormous concert hall on its third floor, office space on the second and ample room for …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy these hot spots. Your Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for kid-friendly fun.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Meg Komarek
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
During the summer when kids have so much time on their hands its great to have some suggestions of some kid friendly activities. Some great things to do would be going to playgrounds and playing on the swings, slides and money bars. Visit Belkin Lookout Farm to visit animals, go through a maze, take a pony ride or pick some fruit.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Discover a Hidden Gem in Natick that you may have driven by and never known it existed. Or maybe you have not visited this interesting spot in years. So take a little trip with Patch...we’ll show you the way.
Artist Denise Girardin's "Locks and Keys Project" invites others to share their wishes, memories, regrets and loves through her artwork.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Patch will help you become a tourist in your own town.
What do you love best about Natick? Share your ideas with Natick Patch as we build a guide to some of the most interesting and fun things to do in town. For one week, starting Monday July 25, we’ll feature stories, photos, and videos showing off the best of Natick. Tell us what you love about the town and we’ll include it as part of this project. You can email us or leave a suggestion in the comment section below. Be sure to check out our Facebook page too for updates and discussions. What Do You Know? Do you know of any hidden gems? What about some fun kid activities or an interesting historical site? Is there a good day spa in town that helps you get away from it all? And what about ethnic restaurants that whisk you away to a foreign …