Vinyasa Slow Flow Class at L’Aroma Cafe with Bea Abascal of Hola Yoga

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Slow Flow Vinyasa at L’Aroma Cafe in West Newton

Beatriz Abascal, CYT, RYT provides a warm and playful environment for your yoga practice. Alignment, breath and core work are the primary focus, along with soothing energy to refuel you for the day. You will be nurtured and challenged. And then stay for tea … or espressso!

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Where: L’Aroma Cafe, 15 Spencer Street, West Newton (behind West Newton Cinema)

When: Mondays 9:30-10:45, OCTOBER 17 thru DECEMBER 12 (make‐up DECEMBER 13)

Cost: $135 for the session, $48 for 3 Pass

Sign Up: email beehiveflow (at) yahoo (dot) com. Replace the (at) with @ AND (dot) with .

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Best Books About Newton, MA That Make Great Gifts!

Newton North High School Coffee Table year book Sharon Schindler I Love Newton MANewton North Book with photography by Sharon Schindler

Old Newton North High School is officially demolished, but fond memories are preserved thanks to the gorgeous images taken by photographer Sharon Schindler. This coffee table book makes a great gift to any Newton North graduate, young or old. To see more images from the book or to purchase a copy, please click on the image of book.

Newton (MA) (Images of Newton) by Thelma Fleishman

 To examine or purchase ANY book at Amazon, please click on image of book.

A historical perspective of Newton. “Incorporated in 1688, Newton has a history as fascinating as it is long. Newton illustrates the cityas development from a community of scattered farmhouses and five small villages in the 1830s to the Garden City of the Commonwealth one hundred years later. Newtonas colorful history encompasses many unique features; not only was it one of the countryas first railroad suburbs, Newton was home to the Stanley brothers of aSteamera fame, to Gen. William Hull, whose reputation suffered during the War of 1812, and, briefly, to Horace Mann and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Newton, however, is best known not for the famous or nearly famous who lived here, but for some of the finest examples of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century domestic architecture in America.”

Walking Trails of Newton I Love Newton MAWalking Trails in Newton’s Park & Conservation Lands

Celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Newton, Massachusetts, December 27, 1888

History of Newton, Massachusetts: town and city, from its earliest settlement to the present time, 1630-1880 by Samuel Francis Smith

To view any book more closely, please click on image of book.

Krauss Derm Blog: Answers FAQ on Teen Acne, Lyme Disease, Poison Ivy and More

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My dermatologist, Dr. Madeline Krauss, has a great blog where she answers, very thoroughly, all the derm questions that people ask her at cocktail parties including teen acne, poison ivy, and Lyme disease.

She and her husband are also those kind of stalwart community members that give back quietly and frequently. Their house was on This Old House a few years back and they graciously hosted fundraiser after fundraiser — I’d be surprised if anyone at our elementary school has NOT had a tour of their house. From the Newton Spring Fling Library Fundraiser, to Newton Historical Society, to Peirce Elementary School and Day Middle School, they willingly donate and volunteer again and again and again. I feel very fortunate to have them both in our community.

If you have derm questions that you’d ask her if you met her at a cocktail party, leave a comment and maybe she’ll post on your question next!

2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series: Newton Makes Final Four!

2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series: Newton Makes Final Four! I Love Newton MAThe Newton Team makes final four in the World Series for Boys Baseball!! To view the game, go to Babe Ruth TV. Congratulations to the Newton 14-Year-Old Team on their great season!!!

“Coached by Mike Friere, Murray Sackman and Phil Levoff, the 14-U roster includes Curtis Beatrice, Nashaun Galbraith, Benny Wanger, Isaiah Berg, Kevin Alexy, Christian Cox, Zeke Berg, Theo Resnick, James Patti, Mikey Barbieri, Tommy Hodgson, Elliot Sackman, Spencer Anderson and Douglas Friedberg.”

More articles here:  Newton Tab, Newton Patch, and

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FREE Parenting Seminar at MGH. Current Issues in Youth Sports: Raising Children in a Competitive World.

Posted by on Sunday, September 4, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

kids soccer I Love Newton MA free parenting seminar competitive sports for kidsMassachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is sponsoring a Family Education Series which is free to the public. The first offering is entitled Current Issues in Youth Sports: Raising Children in a Competitive World.
It is being held at the Starr Center Auditorium at MGH, 185 Cambridge St., 2nd floor on Saturday, Sept 10 from 9:15 to 3:15. Morning coffee and lunch are being provided.
Pre-registration is required. To register go to or email or call 617.724.8318. Seating is limited. See the attached PDF for the day’s impressive topic and speakers.

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A Lot Going on at Newton Wellesley Hospital: Free Prostate Cancer Screening, Free Diabetes Event, HopeWalks and More!

Posted by on Saturday, September 3, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

Newton Wellesley Hospital I Love Newton MAWe are lucky to have a first class hospital in our midst. Newton Wellesley Hospital is part of Partners Healthcare System which includes Mass General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Brigham and Women’s Hospital which are all world class hospitals. Newton Wellesley Hospital also offers FREE services including Prostate Cancer Screen, Diabetes Education, flu clinics and more. They are a stalwart supporter of HopeWalks and will be walking in our neighborhoods for this great event.

 Upcoming Events

1) FREE Prostate Cancer Screening

Newton-Wellesley Hospital will offer a free prostate cancer screening on Tuesday, September 20, 5:00-7:00 pm, in the Wikstrom Surgical Center, located at 2014 Washington Street, Newton. The screening is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital urologists.

According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, a non-profit coalition of physicians, health educators, scientists, and patients, prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common type of cancer among American men. Among men who have a family history of prostate cancer, chances of contracting the disease increase by 50 percent.

Doctors say the best way to beat prostate cancer is by detecting it at its earliest stage. Jeffrey S. Lamont, MD, Chief of Urology at Newton-Wellesley, states, “Early detection and treatment of prostate cancer can lead to complete recovery. If caught early, survival rates are 90 percent or higher.”

Dr. Lamont recommends that men over the age of 40 should be screened annually. Screenings take about 10 minutes and include a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam (DRE) done by a trained professional. “Prostate examinations take only minutes,” says Dr. Lamont. “Men should make it a priority to get screened – an annual prostate exam can save a man’s life.”

Appointments are required. To take advantage of the free screening at Newton-Wellesley,call 617-243-5900 or email

2) FREE Diabetes Event

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is hosting a free Diabetes Health Event on Wednesday, September 14 from 7-8:30pm. The lecture will be held in the Hospital’s Shipley Auditorium on the second floor, located at 2014 Washington Street, Newton.

The event will feature a lecture entitled Diabetes and Eye Disease: What You Should Know, with Marc Leibole, MD, Ophthalmologist, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Leibole is the Official LASIK provider of the Boston Red Sox. Following Dr. Leibole’s talk, Meryl Lindenberg, RD, CDE, will discuss The Mediterranean Diet for Heart Health and Diabetes.

Attendees will have an opportunity to enter a raffle to win EITHER two tickets to a Boston Red Sox game OR an autographed ball. Must be present to win. The event is free and registration is encouraged by calling 617/243-6144.

3) HopeWalks 

The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation will hold its second annual HopeWalksevent on Sunday, September 25, 2011. HopeWalks is a 3.5 mile neighborhood walk to benefit the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing and comfort throughout treatment. Newton-Wellesley Hospital wants to make these services available to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 1,400 participants and 108 teams and raised more than $280,000.

4) FREE Flu Clinics

FREE flu shot clinics will be posted on our site soon at

p.s. To find a physician, please call CareFinder, the Newton Wellesley Hospital physician referral line, at 617.243.6566 or email at

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