Local Gymnast Aly Raisman Brings Home Olympic Gold!

Aly Raisman,

Congratulations to Needham resident Alexandra Raisman who made the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Olympic team. She is a three-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team and trains alongside Alicia Sacramone, also a U.S.  National team member, at Brestyan’s Gymnastics. I guess it’s the reality of Olympic Competition that two elite teammates — the same age, and making the same […]

How To: Photograph Fireworks Effectively

Photogs! Have you tried to capture 4th of July fireworks only to be disappointed? Here are 7 tips courtesy of Pholium, the digital photo book design and giving app for the iPad, with 7 do’s and don’ts to help amateur photographers take a series of sparkling photos to capture the show, just in time to capture […]

Local Olympic Hopeful: Gymnast Alicia Sacramone

Alicia Sacramone, 2012 Olympics, olympics gymnast

24 year old Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, MA is headed to London for the 2012 Olympic Games this July.  Sacramone started competitive gymnastics at age 8 and her career has skyrocketed since then. She has had some ups and downs in her career, including a devastating fall in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a temporary […]

Care Packages Ideas for Sleepaway Camp

I asked the experts at Maine Camp Experience to give me their best ideas for care packages and I’ve posted it here on my parenting blog, Pragmatic Mom. Please share your best ideas! Thank you! p.s. Here’s a few of their ideas: • NO food is permitted; flat mail is the predominant and preferred method; most […]

Children are at High Risk for Fireworks Eye Injuries

sparklers, fireworks, firework safety

Fireworks Safety Tips for 4th of July I remember watching the Newton city [professional] fireworks display on the hill at Fessenden two years ago with a group of families from my elementary school. One little boy ended up at the hospital that night. The culprit: those glow in the dark sticks. The boys were sword […]

Mia Bracciale Sings Anthem at NNHS Graduation

Mia Bracciale

Mia Bracciale sings the national anthem at the Newton North High School 2012 graduation which also happens to be her graduation.

Ergonomic Advice for Setting Up Your Computer Properly

  Please welcome Dr. David Oliver who has renamed his chiropractic, rehab and massage practice from Newton Wellness Center to Move Well Chiropractic to better reflect what he does. This week, he focuses on preventing back pain by having you closely examine just how you are set up at your computer. Proper Ergonomic Set Up […]

GIVEAWAY: 3 Thirty Minute Massages from Move Well Chiropractic!

Please welcome Dr. David Oliver from Move Well Chiropractic, formerly known as Newton Wellness Center on what the name change means to him. And don’t forget to LIKE his Facebook page to win a thirty minute massage! ————- I decide to change the name of my office for several reasons. There are a couple other offices in […]

Moms’ Book Club Picks and Skype Author Visits to Share

I run my moms’ book club which is mostly neighbors and the most challenging part of the job is to pick the books so I thought I’d share our picks in case you are looking for a good read, be it a light summer read or more serious stuff. We alternate. One month “beach read.” […]

BSO: New Sheriff in Town for Youth & Family Concerts, Family Concert April 21

Thomas Wilkins, BSO, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Youth and Family Conductor

Boston Symphony Orchestra’s New Sheriff What do you get if you cross Bill Cosby with Pastor Archibold Epps and teach them to conduct a first rate orchestra? Why, Thomas Wilkins, the new permanent Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert Conductor. Technically, he’s the Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor. He makes classical music fun and accessible to […]