Wellness Day – To Support Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers

Well Within Massage and Integrative Health is offering a FREE Wellness day to support cancer patients and their caregivers. WHEN Sunday, March 18th from 10 am – 4 pm. WHAT Deborah Hunter-Jones, LMT is providing 30 min Oncology Massage sessions Brynn Kessler, Lic Ac is providing 60 min Acupunture sessions Dina Abbondante, LMT and Yoga instructor, is providing 45 min yoga classes Susan Altman, […]

2 MOMtrepreneurs Juggling It All: Meet Celeste and Laura of Well Within, Massage and Integrated Health

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Starting a business with a friend can be tricky endeavor, but it’s working for Celeste Woodside  and Laura Viale of Well Within on Washington Street (between Cabots and Whole Foods). As business owners, they each balance the other’s strengths and weaknesses. In fact, it’s  this collaborative culture that infuses Well Within with an integrative approach. Not only do […]

Best Tutors, Private Coaches, Music Teachers etc.

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I hate to tell you how many tutors I hire for my 3 kids. It’s a little embarrassing because it’s quite a lot but I do use tutors to teach my kids things that I can not and/or to help them when they don’t want my help. I am known to do a long, investigative […]

A Fairly Comprehensive List of Dance Studios for Adults and Kids in Newton

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My girls were not dancers, alas, but we did try it out at Boston Ballet School both in Newton and Boston, and I even have one of them taking Hip Hop at Joanne Langione Dance Center. Through the years, we’ve also attended really excellent dance parties at All That Jazz and The Dance Academy. How […]

Newton North High School: A Walk Down Mural Lane

Getting nostalgic and want to have a keepsake of these memories? You are in luck! Click here to purchase.  This gorgeous coffee table book that depicts the old Newton North High School is $85 and was lovingly photographed by Newton photographer, Sharon Schindler. She also has more images available. Here’s a sampling: Old Newton North High […]

Foraging in Newton: Wild Edible Plants Abound at Soccer Fields, Dog Parks and Schools!

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Foraging for edible plants and berries is not the first thing that comes to mind when you live in a suburban city like Newton. Yet, the foraging is abundant at school yards, dog parks, and soccer fields. At least, that is where I found all these specimens.

Dog Friendly Newton: New Off-Leash Dog Parks!

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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!

Wikipedia on Newton, Massachusetts

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Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States bordered to the east by Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state. Newton is a suburban city approximately seven miles from downtown Boston. Rather than having a single city center, Newton is a patchwork of thirteen “villages”, many boasting small “downtown” areas of their own. The 13 villages are: Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls (both on the Charles River, and both once small industrial sites), Newtonville, Nonantum (also called “The Lake”), Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Waban and West Newton. Oak Hill Park is a place within the village of Oak Hill that itself is shown as a separate and distinct village on some city maps, (including a map dated 2010 on the official City of Newton website)[1] and Four Corners is also shown as a village on some city maps. Although most of the villages have a post office, they have no legal definition and no firmly defined borders. This village-based system often causes some confusion with addresses and for first time visitors.