Friday, November 23, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our 'Deck the House' contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Friday, November 23, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Use this link—deckthehouse.patch.com/arlington—to upload your photos or video. (Note, the link goes live on Monday, Nov. 26.) Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Upload a photo of your pet between now and Oct. 28 in his or her Halloween best and you could be a winner in our Halloween Pet Costume Contest.
UPDATE: The entry period for this contest has ended. Vote on the finalists! Halloween isn’t just for children and adults anymore; many are including their pets in the annual tradition. In fact, dressing your pet up in a Halloween costume means BIG business for retailers, as consumers are expected to drop big cash to outfit Fido and occasionally his feline counterpart this year. According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, consumers are expected to spend a record $310 million this year on pet costumes. Here at Patch, we embrace all pets, and want to see what costume your pet will be sporting for Halloween! We want to see those pets in costume, so post your photos and you could win a $50 gift card! You have until Oct. 28 to …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Four-time blueberry pie eating champ shares the secrets to his success.
Aaron Bowers does not simply eat a pie, like one traditionally eats a pie. Chewing, breathing, swallowing — all of these actions take time. But Bowers doesn't have that kind of time. At least not when he's competing to be the first to, using no utensils except his face, finish an 8-inch blueberry pie at Lexington's Verrill Farm pie-eating contest. The Arlington resident has held the title the past four years. "You have to breathe sometimes, or you'll pass out," Bowers said. "But minimizing chewing and breathing is the key. It's a matter of being willing to push your body out of its comfort zone of what eating and digesting should be like, and optimizing for speed." Bowers' scientific approach to pie slurping has paid off in the last four …