My Take on Thoroughly Modern Millie

racism in Thoroughly Modern Millie

I just returned from Thoroughly Modern Millie and I want to start by saying that the cast is incredibly talented and deserves much accolades for a well done show. The leads, particularly Maddy Waters as Millie Dillmont, Aiden O’Neal as Miss Dorothy Brown, Peter Diamond as Jimmy Smith, Kelsey Fox as Mrs. Meers and  Will […]

NNHS Responds to Concerns About Thoroughly Modern Millie

racism in Thoroughly Modern Millie

This letter was released today in response to the issues related to “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” as outlined on this blog and elsewhere. Village 14 Department of Fine & Performing Arts Newton North High School March 13, 2014 This letter is in response to some recent concerns surrounding Newton North’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. It is important […]

Throwdown NNHS: Talk the Talk or Walk the Walk? Regarding Racism in Thoroughly Modern Millie

racism in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Dear Principal Price, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Young, This week, I was disappointed to hear about the controversy around North’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and what the students, families, faculty and community will take away from this production. I have four concerns: Valuing one group while marginalizing another – This play was selected for the […]

Thoroughly Modern Millie at NNHS is Thoroughly Racist

racism in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Let me start by saying that I am Asian American and that I moved to Newton more than ten years ago because it has a decent sized Asian American population. That is important to me because being the only Asian American can result in significant bullying (as evidenced by my husband who grew up in […]

Is Your Child a Talented Chef? Food Network Opportunity!

Is Your Child a Talented Chef? Food Network Opportunity!

My name is Courtney Scarpelli and I am a casting assistant for Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, Food Network’s exciting culinary reality series. We are currently casting for season 2 and would like to inform you and your readers about our search! Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri are back for battle and are in search of the most […]

Japanese Home Cooking Class at The Sweet Kitchen

Japanese cooking class Newton MA The Sweet Kitchen

I signed up with my friend Nathalie for the Japanese Style Salmon Dinner at The Sweet Kitchen in Newton. It’s a three and a half hour cooking class in which we made the following Japanese homestyle meal: Salmon Yuan-Yaki (Japanese style marinated & broiled Salmon) Sauteed shrimp-stuffed Shiitake mushroom Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Miso Paste Tataki Kyuuri (smashed […]

CoolSculpting Promotion at Krauss Dermatology

The procedure is performed by our board certified Dermatologists at Krauss Dermatology. Cool Sculpting Promotion 2014 First two cycles $600 each next two cycles $500 each All subsequent cycles in 2014 $400 each Coolsculpting® is a groundbreaking, FDA approved, noninvasive procedure that permanently removes stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen, hips (love handles/muffin top), and back […]

$1000 Prize High School Dear Future Governor Video Contest

Dear Future Governor Video Contest

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) invites all Massachusetts high school students to enter the “Dear Future Governor…” Student Video Contest. Please encourage any high school students you know to be part of this fun initiative designed to foster youth civic awareness! Help us get the word out.  What is the “Dear Future Governor…” […]

Starting Small with Health Literacy to Build Big Successes!

teaching kids health literacy, mandy bass, peirce school nurse, newton ma

Please welcome Mandy Bass, Peirce Elementary School’s school nurse who has great ideas on how to teach kids about healthy habits that will last a lifetime! Even very young children need to understand health messages that help them lead healthier lives!  As a Mom and a School Nurse, I understand parents are our first teachers […]

Valentine’s Boston Marathon Flash Mob: #Valentine4Boston

On April 15, 2013 tragedy struck Boston. The attack was meant to bring the city to its knees. Jessica Kensky and her husband Patrick Downes were near the finish line when the bombs went off. They were both seriously injured. This Valentine’s Jess wanted to do something special for Patrick. When she reached out to […]