• New Equinox Precision Running Class

    New Equinox Precision Running Class

    This September, Equinox is adding a new signature running class to its group fitness line up. Precision Running is a treadmill training workout based on a unique method of interval training meant to teach runner’s how to run right, hurt less and burn more. The new class will be offered at all three of the […]

  • Elm Street Farmer's Market West Newton

    Elm Street Farmers’ Market in West Newton

    The Elm Street Farmers’ Market in West Newton runs every Saturday until October from 10am to 2pm. Easy parking off Cherry Street but bring change for the meters. Our first stop was the lemonade stand. $5 for this giant cup of fresh squeezed lemonade with mint and peach. Delicious! He used lemons, limes and oranges.   […]

  • Kidecals Personalized Labels DISCOUNT

    Kidecals Personalized Labels DISCOUNT

    Kidecals are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe!   Plus they stick to any surface!   You can use these stickers on clothing, backpacks, tupperware, devices. Sounds perfect for school? That’s what I thought. It’s worth it to label your kids’ items for a higher probability of getting lost items returned. […]

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital FREE Men's Health Fair

    Newton-Wellesley Hospital FREE Men’s Health Fair

    Newton-Wellesley Hospital FREE Men’s Health Fair and Car Show Sunday, September 21 According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. In fact, men are less likely than women to visit the doctor until they’re experiencing the symptoms of […]

  • 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.

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New Equinox Precision Running Class

New Equinox Precision Running Class

This September, Equinox is adding a new signature running class to its group fitness line up. Precision Running is a treadmill training workout based on a unique method of interval training meant to teach runner’s how to run right, hurt less and burn more. The new class will be offered at all three of the […]

Elm Street Farmer's Market West Newton

Elm Street Farmers’ Market in West Newton

The Elm Street Farmers’ Market in West Newton runs every Saturday until October from 10am to 2pm. Easy parking off Cherry Street but bring change for the meters. Our first stop was the lemonade stand. $5 for this giant cup of fresh squeezed lemonade with mint and peach. Delicious! He used lemons, limes and oranges.   […]

Kidecals Personalized Labels DISCOUNT

Kidecals Personalized Labels DISCOUNT

Kidecals are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe!   Plus they stick to any surface!   You can use these stickers on clothing, backpacks, tupperware, devices. Sounds perfect for school? That’s what I thought. It’s worth it to label your kids’ items for a higher probability of getting lost items returned. […]

Newton-Wellesley Hospital FREE Men's Health Fair

Newton-Wellesley Hospital FREE Men’s Health Fair

Newton-Wellesley Hospital FREE Men’s Health Fair and Car Show Sunday, September 21 According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. In fact, men are less likely than women to visit the doctor until they’re experiencing the symptoms of […]

5 Tips to Get Every Child Ready for Preschool

5 Tips to Get Every Child Ready for Preschool

Francie Alexander, Scholastic Chief Academic Officer offers advice on getting every child in America pre-school ready. Scholastic parenting expert Maggie McGuire is also has some great back-to-school tips! To learn more, please visit Preschool Readiness 2014. 1. USE YOUR WORDS. Talk, sing and use rhymes with your child. Children 0 – 5 years of age develop literacy skills through conversations. Talk about […]

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 Skerlj 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 […]