• New Teen Room at Newton Free Library

    The new Teen Room at the Newton Free Library is fabulous! Check out all the meeting spaces and inviting nooks! The carpet is brand new! The YA books are attractively on display. A few things to note about the Teen Room: – No adults allowed to sit at the tables! – No noise limitations! Make […]

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    HOW TO COACH GIRLS Book Events!

    We have the following book signing events planned. We hope you can join us. Newtonville Books 10 Langley Road Newton Centre Newton, MA 02459 Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:00pm Alison and I will make a short presentation, take Q & A, and serve homemade cookies. Artemis Yoga (home of Soccer on the Mat) 639 Mt […]

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    Debbi Michiko Florence Children’s Book Event: Girls’ Day!

    Debbi Michiko Florence Children’s Book Event: Celebrating Girls’ Day! March 3, 2018 11 AM Newtonville Books 10 Langley Rd Newton, MA 02459   Join Debbi Michiko Florence in a celebration of the Japanese holiday, Girls’ Day. She will talk about about Girls’ Day, do an origami activity and read from (and sign) Jasmine Toguchi Super […]

  • I'll Stay by Karen Day

    Karen Day New Adult Novel: Book Launch Event at Newtonville Books!

    Book Launch Event I’ll Stay by Karen Day Thursday, February 8 7pm  Newtonville Books 10 Langley Rd Newton, MA 02459 In this compelling, emotionally complex novel, a college friendship sparks a life-changing sacrifice that connects two women forever–even as it shatters their closeness . . . “Let her go. I’ll stay.” There are some decisions […]

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    Fleuri Designs Fall Open House

    Fleuri Designs, is hosting a Fall Open House this Thursday and Friday (details below). There will be lots of great vendors and Fleuri Designs will be offering fall plants, fresh flowers, succulents, permanent botanicals and more! Event is free and open to everyone.

  • Common Ground Pop Up Market 2017

    Common Ground Arlington Pop Up Market

    Join us for a Holiday Pop Up Market at Common Ground in Arlington (319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474). Common Ground in Arlington Third Annual Holiday Pop Up Market October 15th, Sunday from 11am-3pm   Arlington Recycling Committee: Advocating and supporting local initiatives to promote solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and more. ArtSpan – Munroe Center […]

  • Hope Walks

    Registration Open for HopeWalks

      Registration Open now for HopeWalks! Newton-Wellesley Hospital has announced that online registration is now “live” for the eighth annual Hope Walks event to be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017. One of Newton-Wellesley’s most beloved traditions, Hope Walks is a 3.3-mile walk to benefit patients of the Vernon Cancer Center. Proceeds from the fundraiser […]

  • Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017

    Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017

    Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017!

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

Sharing information about why Newton, Massachusetts is a great place to live and raise a family. If you are thinking of moving to Newton, or have recently moved here, we'd like to help you get settled in. Feel free to ask questions and you'll get unbiased answers. Welcome!

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.” […]

Fiddle on the Roof, Newton Temple Shalom

Temple Beth Shalom of Needham Presents Fiddler on the Roof at Rashii School

  Direction:  Cynde Hartman Musical Direction:  Don Boroson        Choreography:  Nicole Spirito Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Seating is reserved:  Order tickets early for best seats!   Rashi School Auditorium 8000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA 02026 Tickets are available by mail using this […]

Cappella Clausura’s Spring Concert: Outside The Walls

Cappella’s music has recently been described by the Boston Globe as “personal and inviting, extravagant and intimate…eavesdrop on paradise.” Concert Dates/Locations: Saturday, May 12, 8PM, Parish of the Messiah, 1900 Commonwealth Av., Newton Saturday, May 19, at 8PM, University Lutheran, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge Sunday, May 20, 4PM, First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St., […]

Newton Events: Open Studio, Book & Author, BoxART

What is happening in Newton? So many great things! ———— On Friday, May 11, the Friends of the Newton Free Library’s Book and Author Luncheon with Dennis Lehane and Mitchell Zuckoff will speak at the newly renovated and quite lovely Boston Newton Marriott. Let’s put a table or two together! Join us! ————- Spring Open […]

SOWA Art Walk May 6th: Check Out Kathryn Graven, Studio 319

If you are going to the SOWA Art Walk this Sunday May 6th, from 11-6 p.m, please check out our friend Kathryn Graven. She is at Studio 319. Her site is here. You can view all these mixed media paintings at the show. Her work is Abstract Expressionist.

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Newton News: Newton Developing into Russian Enclave, and Special Education Trend in MA

Some interesting links on Newton: Mass. suburb develops into a Russian enclave. The Mass. suburb that the Boston.com article refers to is Newton! Russian immigrants have become part of the character of the Boston suburb of Newton. More than 9% of people in the town report Russian ancestry, according to the U.S. Census, and residents […]

Go the F**K To Sleep. Seriously, Just Go To Sleep! New G Version.

Do you remember an old episode of Sex and the City where Carrie Bradshaw, desperate to meet Big’s ex-wife, meets with her to plug a book concept? Unfortunately, during her meeting, she discovers that Big’s ex-wife is a children’s book publisher. So she quickly makes up a story about a girl with magic cigarettes that […]

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You Won’t Be Able To Guess Where This is From AND GIVEAWAY!

Where do you think these tasty treats came from? Starbucks? A bakery cafe? Like these places, these scones, cheese danish, banana bread and muffins are made without any preservatives. Would you believe me if I said that … They are delicious! They are from McDonald’s! As in Mickey D’s. YES, YES, YES, the place with […]

Sharon Schindler’s Photography at Temple Reyim

Israel Photography Exhibit by Sharon Schindler Photography by Sharon Schindler beginning April 20th Temple Reyim – 1860 Washington Street, Newton Newton is one of those places that is filled with talented artists and writers – we’re lucky like that.  The very talented photographer and Newton resident Sharon Schindler has a new temporary exhibit and new permanent […]

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

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

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 […]