Newton Library Employee Arraigned on Child Porn Charges (Link Roundup)

image Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe   When it rains, it pours, apparently. “One week after a Newton elementary school teacher was arrested on child pornography charges, a Newton Free Library staffer has been arraigned on similar charges in Newton District Court.” from Newton Patch “For the second time in two weeks, residents of Newton, which touts its […]

$5k College Scholarships from Hood for New England Athletes (Girls and Boys) Who Volunteer

The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship presented by Hood Milk is open to seniors enrolled in a high school in one of the six New England states. Seniors must be attending a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2012 and meet the following criteria: * Minimum of a 3.0 GPA * Participated […]

Spring Fling: An Evening for Library Lovers Benefiting Newton Free Library, March 31, 6:30 pm

Mindy Kaling will not be able to make the Spring Fling due to a scheduling conflict. Mindy Kaling, author and actress on “The Office,” will be one of our honored authors this year. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? More Honored Authors: Mix & mingle with hosts Tom Ashbrook and Bill Novak, distinguished authors, friends, and library lovers […]

GIVEAWAY: Newton’s New Philharmonia Orchestra and 5 Family Tickets to Family or Classics Concert! Exciting UPDATE!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment. Exciting News!!! EVERYONE WHO LEFT A COMMENT WINS! HI Mia – Thanks SO very much for all the concert hype, we truly appreciate it. I just noticed that 14 people have commented on the story so far. Originally we said we’d like to giveaway 5 Family Tickets […]

GIVEAWAY AND DISCOUNT: Newton Face Painter Extraordinaire Marisol Santana and GIVEAWAY for Zeebree Crayons

Congrats to Ina. She won the Cupcake Crayons! ——————– Check out these extraordinary faces painted by Newton Elementary School  Special Education Aide and an Afterschool Teacher Marisol Santana! She really has fanciful creations and is available for birthday parties or events! She can be reached at marisol (at) zeebree (dot) com . She is offering a discount […]

A Fairly Comprehensive List of Dance Studios for Adults and Kids in Newton

My girls were not dancers, alas, but we did try it out at Boston Ballet School both in Newton and Boston, and I even have one of them taking Hip Hop at Joanne Langione Dance Center. Through the years, we’ve also attended really excellent dance parties at All That Jazz and The Dance Academy. How […]

An Evening of Music and Fun at The MidWinter Coffeehouse Feb 11th, 6:30 pm to Benefit Day Middle School

This year the MidWinter Coffeehouse returns on February 11th, 2012 at the First Unitarian Society in Newton (1326 Washington St., West Newton), to benefit the F.A. Day PTO. The MidWinter Coffeehouse is a fun evening of live folk (and other) music, featuring traditional Irish music trio Corvus, event founder and former Day parent Rob Siegel […]

Newtonville Books Moving to Newton Centre in April!

After thirteen years at its present location, Newtonville Books is moving to Newton Centre in April. As you know, we host somewhere between 75 and 100 events, writing workshops, and bookclubs each year. We feel the role of the independent bookstore is to enliven its community with quality literary programming; but there is a wide […]

Newton Adult Book Clubs: Best Book Recommendations- UPDATED

Since becoming the administrator of an existing mom neighborhood book club, I’ve discovered that Newton moms like to read. Some moms are even in multiple book clubs! My husband is even in a “book club” — that is to say it’s actually a drinking club that takes an annual golf trip in the guise of […]

Shaws GIVEAWAY: Fuel for Young Athletes with Kid Friendly Main Dishes Brochure

I received a small stack of very helpful brochures from Shaws’ Dietician, Jennifer Shea. It includes tips of what and when to eat during intense training and competition to maximize performance. image from Money Saving Maineac I am posting part of the brochure here, but just leave me a comment with your mailing address if […]