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    15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Massachusetts

    Movoto put together 51 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Massachusetts. I pulled 15 of them for your enjoyment. 1. The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Mass. 2. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the country with 2.2 divorces per 1000 people. 3.  Basketball was invented in 1891 […]

  • Greg McAdams Magic free show in Newton Centre

    Free Summer Kids Shows: Greg McAdams Magic

    Greg McAdams Magic will be performing July 22 from 2 to 3pm. The concert will be across the street from Panera in the Newton Centre Green. It’s free and perfect for kids and families! A unique entertainment experience with magic, comedy & audience participation!

  • Free Athletic Events from Shake Shack

    Free Athletic Events from Shake Shack

    Shake Shack Gets Sporty in Chestnut Hill This Season WHAT:                  Shake Shack’s Chestnut Hill location at The Street is flexing its muscles this summer. The Shack will be rolling out two events that bring a little competition and athleticism (and of course, celebratory burgers) to its local fans in need of a new way to […]

  • Wellesley Books July Jubilation

    Wellesley Books KidLit Author Visits July 19th

    Giant sidewalk sale and fun events for the whole family at Wellesley Books on July 19th, Saturday. Author Padma Venkatraman will be signing her new young adult novel, A Time to Dance, from 10-12. Wellesley Books will be having a James Patterson party in celebration of his new book, Middle School: Save Rafe! The party starts at 10amand includes […]

  • 79th St. Mary of Carmen Society Festival

    79th St. Mary of Carmen Society Festival

    St. Mary of Carmen Society Festival Where: Pellegrini Park 11 Hawthorn Street  Nonantum Village in Newton  When: July 16th – July 20th, 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM  Who: The whole family How: Tickets needed for rides Cost: Unlimited Ride Specials $22 Rides, Games, Food, and Fun!

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

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Local Food Pantries Need Your Help

The Centre Street Food Pantry and the Newton Food Pantry need food during the summertime. Schools are not running during the summer, and kids who get some of their meals at school still need to eat! Examples of nonperishable items to donate are: – Peanut butter and jelly -Canned meals: soups, stews – Grains: pasta, rice, […]

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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Massachusetts

Movoto put together 51 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Massachusetts. I pulled 15 of them for your enjoyment. 1. The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Mass. 2. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the country with 2.2 divorces per 1000 people. 3.  Basketball was invented in 1891 […]

HopeWalks Fundraiser Registration Open

HopeWalks Fundraiser Registration Open

The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation has announced that its fifth annual HopeWalks event will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014. HopeWalks is a 3.5 mile neighborhood walk to benefit cancer patients and their families by supporting the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing […]

Summer 2014 Youth Etiquette Classes

Summer 2014 Youth Etiquette Classes

The Etiquette Academy to Host Summer 2014 Youth Etiquette Classes   The Etiquette Academy of New England has re-partnered with CHUNGDAHM ReadWrite to offer their notable youth etiquette classes: Mind Your Manners (Grades 2-4), Etiquette for Middle Schoolers (Grades 5-8), and Etiquette for Young Adults (Grades 9-12), which will take place from July 7th to 12th at CHUNGDAHM ReadWrite, 1254 Chestnut Street, Newton, MA 02464. The six-day long etiquette classes cover topics […]

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Birthday Wishes: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed: We need a group of volunteers to help us move out of our office in preparation for a much needed renovation that has been donated to us by the The Wiese Companies of Sherborn. A few strong people are needed on Monday, July 21st and Thursday, July 24th from 10AM – 2PM to help us with this […]

Greg McAdams Magic free show in Newton Centre

Free Summer Kids Shows: Greg McAdams Magic

Greg McAdams Magic will be performing July 22 from 2 to 3pm. The concert will be across the street from Panera in the Newton Centre Green. It’s free and perfect for kids and families! A unique entertainment experience with magic, comedy & audience participation!

Free Athletic Events from Shake Shack

Free Athletic Events from Shake Shack

Shake Shack Gets Sporty in Chestnut Hill This Season WHAT:                  Shake Shack’s Chestnut Hill location at The Street is flexing its muscles this summer. The Shack will be rolling out two events that bring a little competition and athleticism (and of course, celebratory burgers) to its local fans in need of a new way to […]

Wellesley Books July Jubilation

Wellesley Books KidLit Author Visits July 19th

Giant sidewalk sale and fun events for the whole family at Wellesley Books on July 19th, Saturday. Author Padma Venkatraman will be signing her new young adult novel, A Time to Dance, from 10-12. Wellesley Books will be having a James Patterson party in celebration of his new book, Middle School: Save Rafe! The party starts at 10amand includes […]

79th St. Mary of Carmen Society Festival

79th St. Mary of Carmen Society Festival

St. Mary of Carmen Society Festival Where: Pellegrini Park 11 Hawthorn Street  Nonantum Village in Newton  When: July 16th – July 20th, 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM  Who: The whole family How: Tickets needed for rides Cost: Unlimited Ride Specials $22 Rides, Games, Food, and Fun!

Free Summer Kids Concerts: Stacey Peasley Band

Free Summer Kids Concerts: Stacey Peasley Band

Stacey Peasley Band will be playing July 15 from 2 to 3pm. The concert will be across the street from Panera in the Newton Centre Green. It’s free and perfect for kids and families! Stacey Peasley Band has been described as lively and engaging, award-winning songwriter/entertainer.

Free Yoga in the Park from Well Within

Free Yoga in the Park from Well Within

Take yoga, to the whim of Well Within’s energizing yoga teacher Jill, sprinkle in some sunlight and shady trees, add some fresh air, a soft patch of grass and you have Yoga in the Park! This is a fun opportunity to bring your yoga practice into the outdoors and enjoy the beauty of Newton. Grab your […]

WGBH Ice Cream FunFest with Ben Rudnick

WGBH Ice Cream FunFest with Ben Rudnick

Ben Rudnick and Friends Saturday, July 12 WGBH Ice Cream FunFest – This is a HOOT. Lots of bands. Lots of ice cream. Many bands. We have the 12pm slot and we’ll play for about 50 minutes. This is always a high energy event for BR&F. Where: WGBH Studios 1 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135 […]