Sunday, May 13, 2012
The wildlife sanctuary hosted a Mother's Day Walk and Breakfast.
Mother's Day began with a walk in the woods, followed by breakfast, for some Sharon-area families. Sharon's Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary welcomed families for a walk and a pancake breakfast this morning. Guided tours ran hourly from 7 to 10 a.m. Children also could make take-home craft bags for their Moms. Moose Hill recently won Sharon Patch's Best of Patch Readers' Choice to Have Mother's Day Brunch contest.
Celebrate Mother's Day at Moose Hill this morning.
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Take Mom to breakfast Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary will hold a Mother's Day Walk and Breakfast. Hour-long, guided nature walks will be available at 7, 8, 9 and 10 a.m. There also will be a pancake breakfast and a "take home craft bag" for children to make for their Mom. Admission is $8 to $10 per person. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. 2. Claim your listing on Sharon Patch Businesses and community agencies are encouraged to claim their listings in Sharon Patch's Directory. Claiming a listing allows the owner to update the information and photos in it, better promoting the organization. …
Sharon had 20 deferrals in 2011.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
By Laura Henze Russell How long until the flowers are wilted and the candy eaten? Want to give mom or grandma a more lasting Mother's Day gift this year, and in years to come? How about a break from property taxes, if she’s struggling to keep up with, or getting behind on bills? The Massachusetts Senior Property Tax Deferral Program has been on the books for years, but it is one of Massachusetts' best-kept secrets. Participation rates are very low and eligibility rules vary by city and town. Many seniors who qualify do not take advantage of it. Here are the basics. Qualifying homeowners, 65 years old (age may vary by community), can defer all or part of their property taxes each year, by filing a property tax deferral form with the local …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
What is the true spirit of the holiday?
You know how you think you remember the reason for celebrating a national holiday until someone asks you for an explanation? You mumble a vague answer. On a whim, you Google it and find out you're wrong. This happened to me with Mother's Day. I've always thought greeting card companies and florists invented the holiday to cash in on the guilt fathers feel about under appreciating the goddesses who gave birth to their children. On Mother’s Day, I welcome cards, as well as no cooking, no housework, and no saying mean things to mom. This translates to a day of liberation from kitchen drudgery and teenage backtalk. The flowers, I can take or leave. During my research about the roots of Mother's Day, I discovered I wasn't far off the mark …