Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The amateur author and Chelmsford Zoning Board of Adjustments member released the book this fall.
Chelmsford might not have any world renowned authors just yet, but Brian Reidy hopes he can change that....or at least sell some of his books. This fall, Reidy released a novel entitled "The Stone Mason's Dream", a romance that takes place in New England, much of which is right here in Chelmsford. "I don't want to give too much away," said Reidy. "But it's about two characters going through some trying times and coming out on the other side." The novel marks a deparature for the 52-year-old Chelmsford Zoning Board member and amateur author, who had written a few novellas and short stories before spending around a year on this book, his first. "The experience has been really positive, I've enjoyed writing it," he said. "If nobody else …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
It's Tuesday, and that means we're looking for photos of your food.
Hey Chelmsford! It's Tuesday, and that means we're hungry -- both for lunch and for your photos of great food! So, if you're heading off to lunch or cooking some dinner or see something at the grocery store, snap a cell phone picture and share it with us by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. If you see a great photo opportunity later, you can always add it here or at the Pics and Clips gallery. Make sure to add a caption so we all know what's on your plate!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for food camera phone photos!
Hey folks! We here at Chelmsford Patch love food, and we've got the photos to prove it. Here are some things we've been eating recently. If you've got great food photos, share them by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Last weekend, the Chelmsford Players showed off their radio acting skills in a presentation of "the Golden Age of Radio"
From the advertisements to the serial dramas, theater goers were treated to a variety of old time radio broadcasts performed on stage this weekend at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. If you couldn't make it, here are some photos we took during rehearsal. For more on the CCA, visit their website.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Our lawns are now covered with fall leaves, so what should we do about them?
Our lawns are becoming covered in fall leaves. So what should we do about them—rake or mow? The easiest method I have found is to set my mower blade at 3 1/2 inches deep and mow my leaves about once or twice a week. This proves to be the simplest way to turn them into lawn-nourishing mulch. Allowing the shredded leaves to work into my lawn and leach into the ground during the winter months adds rich nutrients to the soil. Broken down mulched leaves are the best natural fertilizer for your grass. The only problem is that you have to keep up with the mowing. Leaves cannot get too deep. Mowing must be done as the leaves fall, not after all the leaves have fallen. Depending on the size of your lawn, raking leaves can be back-breaking. It …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
We wanted to get your take on a debate between some residents last week over whether certain posters are okay to show at public buildings.
The month of September is now over, and with it goes an exhibit at the main branch of the Chelmsford Public Library that has raised some debate among local residents on Facebook over the past few days. Donated temporarily by labor organizer Stephen Lewis, a series of posters on the topic of labor rights throughout the world were presented on the walls in honor of Labor Day earlier in the month. The exhibit has been displayed at several libraries in Massachusetts as well as two state parks, and according to library officials, no money was given to Lewis to display the posters. However, the question has arisen whether it was appropriate to display images advocating for a certain viewpoint in a way that could be construed that patrons that …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Clear History filming at North Shore Music Theatre will take place Oct. 1.
Larry David’s new HBO film "Clear History" will be filming at the North Shore Music Theatre on Oct. 1, and they're looking for 300-500 unpaid extras for audience shots, according to the theater's Facebook page. "Those interested will need to be available to be at NSMT by 2pm and be here through 7pm," their page states. If you (or you and a group of friends) are interested, email your name and how many people you will be bringing to Karen Nascembeni, Karen@nsmt.org. Reservations are done by email only. Do not call the box office..
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Banned Books Week is Sept. 30-Oct. 6 this year, and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is an opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week takes place annually during the last week of September (Sept. 30-Oct. 6 this year). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (although not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural year of Banned Books Week. According to the American Library Association (ALA), the vast majority of challenges to books are initiated locally by parents, …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The American-style cuisine eatery takes over at the old location of Cafe Madrid.
Chelmsford Street’s newest eatery is here, as Café Madrid officially became the One Ten Grill on Friday. After years of serving Spanish cuisine, the eatery was sold to local restaurateur John Gailey recently, the latest restaurant in a string that he has owned stretching from Boston to Santa Barbara. “Chelmsford is a great town and I think there’s a great need for this type of restaurant here,” said Gailey, noting that out of the 39 restaurants he found in Chelmsford, only three serve American-style food comparable to what is now on the menu at the One Ten Grill. “We hope to bring an upbeat, positive attitude. It’s not rocket science. If you present good food in a good place at a good price, people will keep coming back,” he said. The …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Here are recipes for a savory noodle kugel and a sweet apple cake with a honey glaze to help make your celebration of the Jewish New Year more delicious!
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 16 and goes until sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 18. This is the year 5773 on the Jewish calendar, and every year Jewish families gather together to celebrate the occasion with traditional foods. I am again sharing my grandmother’s very popular, savory noodle kugel recipe as well as a recipe for apple cake. Eating apples and honey are a traditional way of bringing in a sweet New Year, so the honey glaze on the apple cake makes it perfect for Rosh Hashanah. B’tayavon! (serves 8 as a side dish) Mama Betty is my paternal grandmother and was the very personification of the notion that food = love. This is one of my absolute favorite foods, and it tastes as good on day two …