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Einstein April 19, 2014 at 11:38 am
Absolutely FANTASTIC. A Golden Voice.
Bob April 19, 2014 at 11:58 am
God gave him that gift and it would be a sin to hide it. Amazing performance and a great tribute toRead More the bride and groom. To those who think it unbefitting, get over yourselves. Singing is the greatest praise for God's gifts!
MJ April 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Oh my Gosh, that is the most beautiful performance that I've ever heard at any mass. The videoRead More showed that the bride, groom & all those attending truly enjoyed the song. This is one of the most wonderful songs ever & to hear the priest adding his owns words pertaining to the people in attendance was great. It was such an uplifting feeling.
Patch file photo by Gary Jeanfaivre
Unsubscribed April 18, 2014 at 08:54 pm
Keep you GD dogs on a leash and "OFF OUR BEACHES"!!!!! Dukescounty.orgRead More ------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Eastville Point Beach Norton Point Beach Joseph Sylvia State Beach............................ DOGS AND PETS – Many dogs and pets like the water as much as we do. However, some restrictions are necessary to enable all of us to use and enjoy the beach. Dog and pet restrictions: ·Dogs and pets are prohibited on all beaches April 1st – August 31st. ·During the month of September dogs and pets are prohibited on the beaches between 9am to 5pm. **************************************** Report violators to the Communications Center - Non-emergency at 508-693-1212.............. They WILL be fined!! Also report those who park on the dunes!!!
Joe Viglione April 19, 2014 at 07:42 am
from the film The Easter Bunny vs Fido
John D April 19, 2014 at 11:48 am
Keep your good pets segregated from those pit bulls or you could lose them.
Aren't these eggs beautiful? They've been tie-dyed using 100-percent silk ties! Credit: Jaimie Cura
Newton Girl April 13, 2014 at 11:19 am
The finished product looks beautiful. You can get cheap ties at Goodwill or Savers.
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 13, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Witchcraft!!
meredith zahlaway April 14, 2014 at 08:50 am
I wonder if you could use silk scarves and get the same results....think I'll try it.
DUBLIN, CA: Chef Michele Wieser's corned beef meal to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Photo credit: Autumn Johnson/ Patch
Linda Dunbrack March 16, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Love to know what people who tried these think of them.
mark cool March 17, 2014 at 07:08 am
TRY THIS 3lbs corn beef - pressure cooker (on rack trivet) 70 minutes + 1 1/2c beef stock/ LGRead More onion/celery hearts THEN mix 1/4 cup each molasses/orange marmalade/Dijon mustard glaze corn beef - place in 370 F oven 20-25 minutes AND pressure cooker sauce add rest of boiled dinner veggies and cook four minutes. Very Good
BookOasis March 14, 2014 at 09:49 am
We have great kid's books about St. Patrick's Day as well as books on Irish folklore, cooking, andRead More history at The Book Oasis!
What's your favorite present ever? Credit: Patch file photo
Martha Magee December 22, 2013 at 01:56 pm
A gift that comes from the heart is always the best. After more than enough decades on the planet,Read More I've gotten clear how I feel about gift giving. Just to be clear, if someone I don't know particularly well gives me a gift - even if I don't groove to it I always feel touched that they thought of me enough to give me something! Gifts are a blessing. It's the intention behind the gift that really matters. I don't expect anyone to give me anything. What I've noticed is, the greatest gift givers are the people who get me ; who have paid even just a little attention to who I am. They almost always hit pay dirt simply because they took a moment to tune into my vibration station and their gift reflects that. These have been my favorite gifts. My not favorite gifts: family members or even close friends who put no thought into a gift and order something last minute online that I absolutely would never wear, want or use. The waste of money alone, coupled with lack of imagination leaves me feeling frustrated. (Having said that, the credits I have been accumulating with L.L.BEAN may one day grow into a kayak or some other really cool big ticket item..;-D But my point is, call me up or drop me an email saying, " Hey! I want to get you something for Christmas but I'm comin' up empty. Is there anything you'd like or are especially in need of? " And, well, YES! I've got a list a MILE LONG of things I need, could use or would love to have that I either can't afford or would never buy for myself. Then there are charities I believe in. In other words, when in doubt, ASK!!! Top of my list: a gift certificate for a massage. Heaven on Earth. (Absolute knockout sure winner every time....never enough!). Having said that, my ultimate fantasy for Christmas is that one year, instead of spending money we don't have, giving each other more "stuff" that we don't want, that we each write letters to each other, saying all the good things that we like and appreciate: inherent gifts and positive qualities, highlighting that person's talents and goodness and most importantly, the things about that person that we love. Things we might not remember to say the rest of the year, or ever. . . . . It could start like this: "WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU IS..."
Martha Magee December 22, 2013 at 02:09 pm
FREE LOVE Sharing the Spirit of the Holiday "I was recently on the phone with a friendRead More discussing the fury of how people behave at this time of the year. We were comparing notes of how many people seemed totally driven and crazed all attempting to get somewhere, see someone or do something! By comparison, I think I won, as I reenacted my day, I told her I was driving through the streets in Los Angeles, and was freaked out. Everyone was going so fast! I witnessed a postal truck going through a red light, a car nearly being side swiped and another person, completely standing still in the middle of the street skillfully dodging oncoming traffic, while balancing holiday presents in her hands. It is just amazing to observe it all. I could not help asking myself...why? Why do people feel a need at this time of the year to run around and buy..buy..buy?? Over the years we have all heard that the end of the year's holiday season is becoming way too commercial, with ads first appearing in October!! Wow!! I understand everyone needs to make a profit, but let's please make it stop! The original idea of gifting was given way back in the 4th century with. St. Nicholas, a Christian Bishop, was known for his generosity in giving to those less fortunate than he, as well as giving to children of all backgrounds simply for them to have happy and joyful memories of their childhood. The most common gift given were homemade foods and sweets, oranges (this was a huge treat due to the fact they were very rare), handcrafted gifts such as socks, sweaters, dresses, nightgowns, blankets, tables, chairs, and other handmade useful items. But, I think that we all need to understand the true meaning of the season. The word Gift means: Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation. It is the act, right or power of giving. There is nothing in the definition which says you must "BUY" a retail item. Therefore, I say in the TRUE spirit of the holiday we should give something deeper to another which will affect them and assist them in their daily lives. I suggested to another friend who had limited finances, to give by being available to do something for someone such as clean out the garage, go shopping for them, run errands. Or even to volunteer at a shelter or walk another's dog. Give freely something they need and appreciate. The response was amazing, my friend said: "Wow, can someone do that for me sometime, I would love it! That is the bottom line "Love." - excerpt from an article by James Van Praagh - which synchronistically arrived in my inbox just now!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) December 23, 2013 at 02:19 am
One of my favorite gifts ever was the stereo my Dad gave me for my 21st birthday. It lasted almostRead More forever and in fact, I still have the speakers! The other is the family cookbook/photo album/memoir created by my Mom and her Edgartown cousins: http://marthasvineyard.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/a-christmas-present-from-marthas-vineyard-past
Still from the video (yes, there was a video) for Elmo & Patsy's "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" Credit: Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) December 19, 2013 at 06:44 pm
What really drives me crazy is that the record company I worked for in the 1980s took a pass on thatRead More Elmo & Patsy song! As a commissioned sales rep, I could have made a bundle; but we just couldn't bring ourselves to pick up a record we all hated.
"A Charlie Brown Christmas." Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) December 18, 2013 at 06:53 pm
"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The reindeer themselves are a bit sugary, but it's justRead More not Christmas for me without Yukon Cornelius and the Bumble, along with all the wonderfully skewed inhabitants of the Island of Misfit Toys.