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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 […]

  • Fleuri Designs

    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!

  • Summertime at The Street FREE Series

    Summertime at The Street FREE Series

    Summertime at The Street series remains in full effect. There are five complimentary events each week, ranging from the popular Kick It By Eliza fitness class to Berklee College of Music performances to Children’s Dance Parties, as well as special events like Barry’s x Best Buddies and Summertime Savasana, Yoga Under the Stars. All events are free and open to the […]

  • Soliciting Donations for Silk Road Gala

    Soliciting Donations for Silk Road Gala

    ATASK (Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence) is seeking donations for the silent action for its annual fundraiser, the Silk Road Gala. Please save the date and contact Christina Ayala if you want to make a donation to this worthy cause. Cristina Ayala Co-Executive Director Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence PO Box 120108 Boston, […]

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!

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Garden City Summer Soccer Camp 2012 – Registration Open Now

My middle daughter is lucky to have Brian Rooney as her soccer coach so I can personally vouch for how wonderful he is! She also did Garden City Soccer Camp last summer and loved it. What is really great about Garden City is that the coaches are great role models. As high school varsity players, […]

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When an Addition Makes More Sense Than Assisted Living for Aging Parents

Peter Sachs’ addition to his house for his aging mother after she suffered from a mild stroke got me thinking. When does a home renovation to include space for an aging parent make more sense than Assisted Living? I decided to research. It turns out that many health insurance policies provide a daily allowance towards home […]

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Concussion Facts and Myths – What Parents Need to Know (Free Seminar)

March 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Williams Elementary School, 141 Grove Street, Newton Join Lauren Smith, MD, MPH, medical director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, who will present up-to-date information about concussions among young athletes and discuss what parents and athletes can do to improve recovery and reduce the likelihood of long term problems. […]

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A Fairly Comprehensive List of Supplemental Math Classes

Are you looking for math classes for kids either to catch them up or to get them ahead? Math classes can also be a more affordable option instead of private tutoring. There are many choices for  math classes in Newton. I think it’s all about fit; matching the right class to each child so I’ve […]

Newton Girls Soccer

Newton Girls Soccer: Referee Jobs for Girls in Grades 6-8

Training Dates for NGS Prospective Intramural Soccer Referees   This message concerns training for those youth wishing to become new intramural referees.1.  Training consists of two parts: a 2-hour instructional clinic and an on-field observation session. Both parts must be completed if one wishes to become a referee:The first part, the instructional clinic, will be held: Wednesday, […]

Peter Sachs, Newton Architect, Mother in Law addition,

Newton Historical Society Preservation Award Winner Solves Aging Parent Dilemma

When Peter Sachs found out that his mother, Kay Sachs, had a mild stroke, he and his wife Tracy were worried. She lived nearby in a condo but suddenly that wasn’t close enough. Luckily, he’s a architect so he designed an addition to their house to give his mother privacy so she wouldn’t feel like […]

Rebel Moms

Book Giveaway: Rebel Moms by Davina Rhine

Rebel Moms: The Off-Road Map for the Off-Road Mom by Davina Rhine Congrats to Becca! You won the book!   Review written by Leah Drichel for The Bloomington Roller Derby Examiner: Reader Review of Rebel Moms: “In the current political climate, with the Occupy Movement, and people across the globe beginning to take a stand for what they […]

New Philharmonia Orchestra, St. Patrick's Day Concert, Newton

St. Patrick’s Day Concert & Party by New Philharmonia Orchestra

The New Philharmonia Orchestra is bringing a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day concert to Newton. The event combines classical music, traditional Celtic music, and audience sing-a-long favorites for an evening of great community fun! The event kicks off with a party featuring traditional Irish fare, a craft beer tasting, and strolling Irish musicians. Performances will follow […]

Boston Breakers, Newton Girls Soccer, April Clinic

Soccer Clinic for Girls Run by Boston Breakers and NGS

NGS (Newton Girls’ Soccer)  is partnering with the Breakers to offer a 4-day clinic over April break!  The sessions will be run by current Breakers players and supervised by Breakers coaches and our own Director of Coaching, Gary Beatty.  Here are the details: Dates:             Tuesday, April 17 – Friday, April […]

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Meet Best Women’s Travel Writing Contributor Carol Reichert

Carol Reichert writes in the sensory deprivation chamber that is the Newton, Massachusetts public library. She has served as a midwife to a cow giving birth in New Zealand, danced flamenco in the mountain caves outside of Granada, and learned lomi lomi massage in Hawaii. In addition to writing, she dances flamenco in Boston and Spain […]