Cardio Diva! Master Dance Class with Celebrity Guest Instructor Jeff Costa!

Join Jeff Costa for an electrifying aerobic-dance workout! The perfect marriage of exercise and dance, the Cardio Diva dance workout provides a fun environment for participants to get in touch with their “inner diva” while sweating to cutting-edge pop music and dancing to free-flowing and innovative choreography. Jeff Costa is known as the founder of […]

When an Addition Makes More Sense Than Assisted Living for Aging Parents

Peter Sachs, Newton Architect, Mother in Law addition,

Peter Sachs’ addition to his house for his aging mother after she suffered from a mild stroke got me thinking. When does a home renovation to include space for an aging parent make more sense than Assisted Living? I decided to research. It turns out that many health insurance policies provide a daily allowance towards home […]

Concussion Facts and Myths – What Parents Need to Know (Free Seminar)

concussion seminar, concussion, parents

March 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Williams Elementary School, 141 Grove Street, Newton Join Lauren Smith, MD, MPH, medical director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, who will present up-to-date information about concussions among young athletes and discuss what parents and athletes can do to improve recovery and reduce the likelihood of long term problems. […]

Newton Girls Soccer: Referee Jobs for Girls in Grades 6-8

Newton Girls Soccer

Training Dates for NGS Prospective Intramural Soccer Referees   This message concerns training for those youth wishing to become new intramural referees.1.  Training consists of two parts: a 2-hour instructional clinic and an on-field observation session. Both parts must be completed if one wishes to become a referee:The first part, the instructional clinic, will be held: Wednesday, […]

Newton Historical Society Preservation Award Winner Solves Aging Parent Dilemma

Peter Sachs, Newton Architect, Mother in Law addition,

When Peter Sachs found out that his mother, Kay Sachs, had a mild stroke, he and his wife Tracy were worried. She lived nearby in a condo but suddenly that wasn’t close enough. Luckily, he’s a architect so he designed an addition to their house to give his mother privacy so she wouldn’t feel like […]

Book Giveaway: Rebel Moms by Davina Rhine

Rebel Moms

Rebel Moms: The Off-Road Map for the Off-Road Mom by Davina Rhine Congrats to Becca! You won the book!   Review written by Leah Drichel for The Bloomington Roller Derby Examiner: Reader Review of Rebel Moms: “In the current political climate, with the Occupy Movement, and people across the globe beginning to take a stand for what they […]

St. Patrick’s Day Concert & Party by New Philharmonia Orchestra

New Philharmonia Orchestra, St. Patrick's Day Concert, Newton

The New Philharmonia Orchestra is bringing a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day concert to Newton. The event combines classical music, traditional Celtic music, and audience sing-a-long favorites for an evening of great community fun! The event kicks off with a party featuring traditional Irish fare, a craft beer tasting, and strolling Irish musicians. Performances will follow […]

Meet Best Women’s Travel Writing Contributor Carol Reichert

Carol Reichert, Best Women's Travel Writing, Lavinia Spaulding

Carol Reichert writes in the sensory deprivation chamber that is the Newton, Massachusetts public library. She has served as a midwife to a cow giving birth in New Zealand, danced flamenco in the mountain caves outside of Granada, and learned lomi lomi massage in Hawaii. In addition to writing, she dances flamenco in Boston and Spain […]

Wellness Day – To Support Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers

Well Within Massage and Integrative Health is offering a FREE Wellness day to support cancer patients and their caregivers. WHEN Sunday, March 18th from 10 am – 4 pm. WHAT Deborah Hunter-Jones, LMT is providing 30 min Oncology Massage sessions Brynn Kessler, Lic Ac is providing 60 min Acupunture sessions Dina Abbondante, LMT and Yoga instructor, is providing 45 min yoga classes Susan Altman, […]

Please Help Find Missing Boston College Student, Franco Garcia. Have You Seen Him?

Franco Garcia, missing Boston College student,

Franco Garcia, a Boston College Student and brother of a current Day Middle School student, has been missing since Wednesday, February 22.  The Newton Police Department is leading an investigation with Boston College Police and State Police In search of the missing student.   Investigators have said that Franco has not attended class at Boston College since last […]