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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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Best Books About Newton, MA That Make Great Gifts!

Old Newton North High School is officially demolished, but fond memories are preserved thanks to the gorgeous images taken by photographer Sharon Schindler. This coffee table book makes a great gift to any Newton North graduate, young or old. To see more images from the book or to purchase a copy, please click on the image of book.

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Krauss Derm Blog: Answers FAQ on Teen Acne, Lyme Disease, Poison Ivy and More

My dermatologist, Dr. Madeline Krauss, has a great blog where she answers, very thoroughly, all the derm questions that people ask her at cocktail parties including teen acne, poison ivy, and Lyme disease.

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2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series: Newton Makes Final Four!

2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series: Newton Makes Final Four!

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FREE Parenting Seminar at MGH. Current Issues in Youth Sports: Raising Children in a Competitive World.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is sponsoring a Family Education Series which is free to the public. The first offering is entitled Current Issues in Youth Sports: Raising Children in a Competitive World.

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A Lot Going on at Newton Wellesley Hospital: Free Prostate Cancer Screening, Free Diabetes Event, HopeWalks and More!

We are lucky to have a first class hospital in our midst. Newton Wellesley Hospital is part of Partners Healthcare System which includes Mass General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Brigham and Women’s Hospital which are all world class hospitals. Newton Wellesley Hospital also offers FREE services including Prostate Cancer Screen, Diabetes Education, flu clinics and more. They are a stalwart supporter of HopeWalks and will be walking in our neighborhoods for this great event.

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Summer Bounty at Newton Farmers’ Market

We are lucky that in Newton we have two Farmer’s Markets every week which means you can almost bypass the grocery store! The Cold Spring Park Farmer’s Market is larger but the parking is more difficult. I like to zip in and out of the American Legion Post Farmer’s Market on Fridays to carry me through the weekend. And be sure to check out Capability:Mom’s post on her favorite stops at the Farmer’s Market. I always discover great stuff by reading her blog!

Newton Libraries: Main & 2 Branches Run by Volunteers

The Newton Free Library, located at 330 Homer Street (across the street from City Hall). It has (among other things) museum passes, a great audio/visual department, a wonderful children’s room, great gallery space, a good-sized auditorium, and, of course, books.

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Dog Friendly Newton: New Off-Leash Dog Parks!

Five off-leash dog parks were just created in Newton. I haven’t been to all of them. I heard that Cabot Woods is great but there can be a lot of ticks. The same can be said for Weston Reservoir which is my dog’s favorite haunt. Be sure to check for ticks after these outings. If you need information about ticks and Lyme disease, I have a link below from my dermatologist. Capability:Mom likes to exercise her dog on the carriage lane down Commonwealth Avenue at the foot of Heartbreak Hill. She has a walking group that meets religiously with or without dogs and they trek up to Walnut Street and back. Whether you walk your dog on or off-leash, there’s no doubt about it. Newton is a dog friendly city!

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Massachusetts Fourth-Graders: High Math Scores Compare Favorably Internationally!

Two states, Massachusetts and Minnesota, sought to have their schools’ test results broken out separately. Both reported results outpacing the rest of the nation. In the most impressive showing, Massachusetts fourth-graders scored roughly as well as those in high-performing Taiwan and Japan…

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High Schools That Send The Most Kids to Ivy League: Newton North and Newton South (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal looked at the freshman class at 10 highly selective colleges (i.e.e Ivy League), counted them up, and ranked the high schools — private day and boarding, public, and magnet — by the number of kids sent. While you would expect elite boarding schools like Andover and Philips Exeter to do well, Newton South High School and Newton North High School both make the list sending in 23 or 6% of its class and 25 or 4% of its class respectively.