Carol Dweck’s MINDSET

Carol Dweck, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Mindset”, offers insight on an interesting exercise she uses to help her Stanford students develop a growth mindset: she has them write letters to themselves “from the future,” focusing on all the challenges, heartaches, and failures they’ll face along the way. Mindset is the book chosen by […]

Ninja Boot Camp at Giroux Brothers

Boot Camp at Giroux Brothers Martial Arts

Dear Parents, I am excited to announce a new boot camp starting at Giroux Brothers by the name of “GB Ninja Boot Camp” Everyone is entitled to one free trial class. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-9:45AM. We will focus on high intensity interval training using body weight exercises and studio […]

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge

Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge Setti Warren Newton MA

Last year, as part of our first annual Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, over 1,000 Newton students from preschool to high school read over 8,000 hours. We are looking to improve on that record this year. Online registration here. The Mayor’s Reading Challenge has a loftier goal: preparing our students for success in the classroom and […]

Massachusetts 3rd Best for Teen Driving Safety

Massachusetts 3rd Best for Teen Driving Safety

Getting a driver’s license at 16 is considered a rite of passage in American culture. But this exciting coming-of-age has instead become a death sentence for thousands of teens each year. Motor-vehicle accidents continue to be the leading cause of death among people between the ages of 16 and 19, the age group with the […]

Valeo FC Announce “Play for Free”

Valeo FC club soccer Newton

Valeo FC was built off of the generosity of others, and giving back to our community remains a core value for the club. At VFC, we look to encourage our players to be leaders on and off the field.  As part of this leadership initiative, the club fosters a culture of social awareness, volunteering and […]

MA Is 3rd Best State for Working Dads

Nate Busa of Nonatum Boxing Club

In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub analyzed the work-life balance, health conditions, financial well-being and child-rearing environments for working dads in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. We did so using 20 key metrics, which range from the unemployment rate for dads with kids […]

Strawberry Picking in Taunton: Spring Rain Farm

Strawberry Picking in Taunton

If you want to pick your own strawberries, we had a great experience at Spring Rain Farm in Taunton followed by Amaro Bros Ice Cream & Burgers. It took a half hour to pick all these strawberries! Is this the winner for largest strawberry contest? Here’s another entrant.   The strawberries are sold at wholesale compared […]

TV Show CHOPPED Casting Kid Chefs!

TV Show Chopped Looking for Kid Chefs!

Food Network is looking for the most talented kid chefs around the country who have what it takes to compete on Chopped. We are in search of young culinary masterminds between the ages of 9 and 17 who can take the heat in the kitchen and the competition! CKT1 Flyer For your convenience, I have […]

Massachusetts is safest state to live in

Massachusetts is safest state to live in

June is National Safety Month so WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis on 2015’s Safest States to Live In to help people who are thinking of relocating. To help prospective movers find a safe location in which to lay down roots, WalletHub analyzed the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics. […]

Newton Community Shred Day

Newton Community Shred Day

Newton Community Shred Day Saturday, June 13, 2015 Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville Dispose of up to two boxes of materials to be shredded. Items must be dropped off on this day. Drive through the parking lot entering on Walnut Place. $5 donation requested.