• Crudite Creations Special Discount

    Crudite Creations Special Discount

    Crudite Creations is offering a “BBQ Bundle” for their labor day weekend celebration.  This offer includes 2 free (8 oz) dips of their choice with any order delivered during Labor Day Weekend. Please use discount code “bbqbundle” to take advantage of this offer.

  • Maryanne O'Hara

    Boston Globe Bookclub for Cascade

    The Boston Globe is hosting a bookclub with Maryanne O’Hara, author of Cascade, on Sunday, Sept 14 at 2pm at Newtonville Books.  Maryanne will be in attendance and will discuss Cascade. An artist is hired to paint images of her doomed town before it is wiped off the map. It’s 1935, and Desdemona Hart Spaulding has sacrificed […]

  • New BoxART on Washington Blvd at Adams

    New BoxART on Washington Blvd at Adams

    I drove by Washington Blvd a few weeks ago and leaned out of my car to catch these artists in action. They are painting a pretty incredible BoxART work of art off Adams Street. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done! Does anyone know who the artists are?

  • JCC Arts and Fitness Fall Classes

    JCC Arts and Fitness Fall Classes

    Arts and Fitness Classes this Fall at JCC Registration is underway for fall classes at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Classes begin during the week of September 14 and are open to the entire community. Classes for children include swim lessons, basketball, soccer, Taekwondo, dance, gymnastics, handwriting, LEGO League and […]

  • Water Taxi to Boston Attractions GIVEAWAY

    Water Taxi to Boston Attractions GIVEAWAY

    The Cultural Connector is a first-of-its-kind water transportation service that provides a water shuttle linking Boston’s waterfront cultural destinations. The Fallon Company and Boston Harbor Cruises linked up to create a fun way to experience these six cultural destinations on Boston’s historic waterfront: Institute of Contemporary Art Tea Party Ships and Museum New England Aquarium […]

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

Sharing information about why Newton, Massachusetts is a great place to live and raise a family. If you are thinking of moving to Newton, or have recently moved here, we'd like to help you get settled in. Feel free to ask questions and you'll get unbiased answers. Welcome!



Friday Fun Day at Stone Zoo!

Friday Fun Day at Stone Zoo!

Visit Stone Zoo on Friday, August 22 for some Friday Fun! The first 50 children will receive a voucher for a FREE ride on the monkey barrel ride or the children’s train ride. Please note that ride availability is weather permitting. Vouchers will be distributed at the admissions booth upon arrival and are valid until August 31, 2014. For more […]

Crudite Creations Special Discount

Crudite Creations Special Discount

Crudite Creations is offering a “BBQ Bundle” for their labor day weekend celebration.  This offer includes 2 free (8 oz) dips of their choice with any order delivered during Labor Day Weekend. Please use discount code “bbqbundle” to take advantage of this offer.

Maryanne O'Hara

Boston Globe Bookclub for Cascade

The Boston Globe is hosting a bookclub with Maryanne O’Hara, author of Cascade, on Sunday, Sept 14 at 2pm at Newtonville Books.  Maryanne will be in attendance and will discuss Cascade. An artist is hired to paint images of her doomed town before it is wiped off the map. It’s 1935, and Desdemona Hart Spaulding has sacrificed […]

New BoxART on Washington Blvd at Adams

New BoxART on Washington Blvd at Adams

I drove by Washington Blvd a few weeks ago and leaned out of my car to catch these artists in action. They are painting a pretty incredible BoxART work of art off Adams Street. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done! Does anyone know who the artists are?

JCC Arts and Fitness Fall Classes

JCC Arts and Fitness Fall Classes

Arts and Fitness Classes this Fall at JCC Registration is underway for fall classes at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Classes begin during the week of September 14 and are open to the entire community. Classes for children include swim lessons, basketball, soccer, Taekwondo, dance, gymnastics, handwriting, LEGO League and […]

Water Taxi to Boston Attractions GIVEAWAY

Water Taxi to Boston Attractions GIVEAWAY

The Cultural Connector is a first-of-its-kind water transportation service that provides a water shuttle linking Boston’s waterfront cultural destinations. The Fallon Company and Boston Harbor Cruises linked up to create a fun way to experience these six cultural destinations on Boston’s historic waterfront: Institute of Contemporary Art Tea Party Ships and Museum New England Aquarium […]

Rachael Ray vs Guy Fieri Kids Cook Off

Newton’s Finn on Rachel Ray vs Guy Fieri Kids Cook Off!!

You may not have noticed a posting that I did a few months back. It was for a cooking show: Is Your Kid a Talented Chef? Food Network Opportunity! My friend Lynn (The Gift Huntress) reads this blog, and she forward to her friend Ann in Newton and … as a result Ann writes: “Finn […]

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Tips for First Day of School Photos

The first day of school has long been a Kodak moment, but with the advancement in phone cameras and the rise of amateur photographers, Junior’s picture has gone from a last-minute, front-porch snap to a fully thought-out production, complete with chalkboard lists, professional signs and staged poses. The photo experts at SmugMug – the largest independent photo-sharing […]

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Fessenden Sports Camps Aug 18-22

FESSENDEN SOCCER CAMP (Aug. 18-22 - 9a.m. – 3p.m.) Whether your son or daughter is just starting to learn the game of soccer, or playing travel or club soccer, the Fessenden Soccer Camp is uniquely qualified to handle a wide range of ages (6-15) and abilities. A few of the highlights of the Fessenden Soccer Camp include: […]

Cubiq Launches On-Demand Concierge Storage Service

Cubiq: On-Demand Concierge Storage

Cubiq Launches On-Demand Concierge Storage Service to Enable Bostonians to Make Room for Better Living Cubiq’s smartphone-enabled service digitally catalogues, secures and delivers personal belongings at your convenience   Cubiq is launching its smartphone-enabled personal storage service to the Boston market. By giving consumers personal, on-demand access to their storage, Cubiq is helping to make room for […]

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

July 30, 2014 Dear Families, By now, many of you have read or heard media reports regarding the controversy surrounding my graduation speeches this past spring.  The students, families, community and faculty deserved far better from me and it is hard to put into words my deep regret and sorrow over my actions. First, it […]

John Kuo Wei (Jack) Tchen

Chinese Historical Society of New England Events

SAVE THE DATE! – CHSNE Annual Meeting & Dinner Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 pm China Pearl, 9 Tyler Street, Boston Featuring Boston Dragon Boat Festival/Sojourner Award Celebrating 35 years of promoting and sharing a Chinese tradition on the Charles River, across New England and beyond. John Kuo Wei (Jack) Tchen/Guest Speaker Co-founder and senior […]