Foraging in Newton: Wild Edible Plants Abound at Soccer Fields, Dog Parks and Schools!

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Foraging for edible plants and berries is not the first thing that comes to mind when you live in a suburban city like Newton. Yet, the foraging is abundant at school yards, dog parks, and soccer fields. At least, that is where I found all these specimens.

Totally Renovated : 8 Arapahoe St in Newton – SOLD

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New to Market: Totally Renovated Single Family Colonial Style House in Newton, Massachusetts. Open House this Sunday, 10/9, from Noon to 2. $699k. 3 Bedrooms/ 2.5 Baths. Honed Black Granite and Stainless Steel Kitchen. Spacious Master Suite. Williams or Peirce Elementary School. For Sale by Owner.

Get Gorgeous (Your Garden and Home): Fleuri Garden Designs UPDATED2

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I walked by the most gorgeously decorated home walking my dog and then realized that it’s my Mom Friend Zoe who is a professional garden (indoor and out) decorator. Those are my words. Her company description is below.

Well Known Actors that Lived in Newton, MA

Matt Damon, Bette Davis, Matt LeBlanc, Amy Poehler, John Krasinski and pal B. J. Novak, Jack Lemmon, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Lloyd and more, all spent time living in Newton, Massachusetts. Many were even born and raised here. Who knew?! Did I leave anyone out? Please help me out if I forgot someone! Thanks!

The Freedman Center for Child and Family Development (formerly Warmlines): A Great Resource for Parents

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The Richard I. and Joan L. Freedman Center for Child and Family Development (formerly Warmlines) was established at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) to help connect children and families with appropriate information, providers, resources, and one another to serve their mental health and wellness needs. Are you familiar with their great programs for families including playgroups, adult/child music classes, parent support groups, and parenting classes? Check them out!

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

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Bea Abascal is offering a slow flow unheated Vinyasa yoga class at L’Aroma Cafe and Bakery in West Newton on Mondays at 9:30 that will focus on alignment, breath and core. Perfect for those who want an intimate and relaxed setting to practice yoga. Beginners welcomed and those with experience also will be challenged. And after yoga, enjoy an espresso downstairs!

Best Books About Newton, MA That Make Great Gifts!

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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.

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.

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

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Massachusetts 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.

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

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We 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.