• New Art Center Needs Our Help

    New Art Center needs our help. If you are able to, please consider making a donation or buying a gift certificate. New Art Center is also offering online classes in response to COVID-19. New Art at Home! In the wake of the ever-changing state of the COVID-19 epidemic, we appreciate the support and care we […]

  • Dawn Davis Yoga Goes Online! Live Streaming Classes!

    Dawn Davis Yoga Goes Online! Live Streaming Classes!

    Dawn Davis Yoga is now offering Saturday online yoga class at 9:30 for $10. Friends and relatives anywhere in the U.S. can access her classes online. Live Streaming Classes with Dawn Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 Fridays 9:30-10:30 Saturdays 9:30-10:30 Register through www.dawndavis.com If you have a class card, you may use that (it would be at […]

  • Food for Families in Need

    Food for Families in Need

    Help for Our Neighbors Newton COVID-19 Care Fund: NewtonCareFund Centre Street Food Pantry: CentrestFoodPantry. Newton Food Pantry:  NewtonFoodPantry Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry: ArabicBaptistChurch For those of us who need help – ranging from unemployment insurance and SNAP benefits to mental health resources and emergency intervention – please also see the list of resources here and here. We will update this list of resources […]

  • Mount Auburn cemetery

    Places that are good local destinations for getting out of the house

    Memorial Drive, there is plenty of on-street parking in front of MIT. Paved bike path, as well as crushed stone for walking/jogging. Wollaston Beach in Quincy, which has about 2 miles of paved sidewalk abutting the seawall. We saw bikes, strollers, dogs, and walkers.  About 20 minutes away as there is no traffic. * Mount […]

  • Ethan Diamondstein Newton Food Pantry

    Please Support the Newton Food Pantry

    Dear NFP Supporters, COVID-19 has brought about a challenging and uncertain time for many in our community, but we have had some amazing support from our community over the past week in the form of financial and in-kind donations and offers to volunteer. Thank you, Newton! Please help us to continue this support by donating HERE today! […]

  • Dawn Davis Yoga

    Dawn Davis Yoga Classes Go Virtual and her free classes online

    From Dawn Davis: I was initially intimidated by Zoom. But, it is actually more accessible than I thought it would be. There are many beautiful aspects of the virtual yoga at home, including that you get to practice in your pajamas (!), and other family members can join in. Furthermore, we are donating 10% of […]

  • Artemis Yoga

    Artemis Yoga Offers 2 Free Yoga Classes Weekly via Zoom

    Yoga is good for so many reasons and the feedback this week has been wonderful. I realize that not everyone may be able to afford an online class right now and so we are offering two complimentary classes a week, free of charge. Please let others know about what our community is doing during this […]

  • Dr. Ibokette's Scholarship Fund for Nigerian Children

    Please Donate: Dr. Ibokette’s Scholarship Fund for Nigerian Children

    These are trying times, and with the current state of uncertainty amid this pandemic, it is easy to get lost in the confusion and anxiety of the moment. It is easy to feel powerless and scared. But even as we remain sequestered in our homes, there are still actions we can take to make the […]

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!

Newton House Tour May 22 Offers Inside Look at Remarkable Properties

Rent Your 2nd house in MA to my friend for 2-3 weeks?!

My amazing babysitter, now grown up with two kids, is looking to rent a house in MA for a few weeks. She just had her second child (baby girl) and they are freaked out because they live in an elevator building in South Boston. They are looking to rent a house anywhere in MA (anyone’s 2nd […]

New Art Center Needs Our Help

New Art Center needs our help. If you are able to, please consider making a donation or buying a gift certificate. New Art Center is also offering online classes in response to COVID-19. New Art at Home! In the wake of the ever-changing state of the COVID-19 epidemic, we appreciate the support and care we […]

SMILE Bingo Challenge from Soccer Without Borders

SMILE Bingo Challenge from Soccer Without Borders

Soccer Without Borders (ideas to stay connected and practice soccer at home): “We created an interactive SMILE Bingo challenge. The card is pictured below, in case it inspires you to create a similar tool for your remote-workplace. Watch the Around-The-World-Juggle video from Trevor, our Development Operations Associate, that awed us all!   Links: WHO hand […]

Online Portal for Personal Protective Equipment & Volunteers to Support COVID-19 Outbreak

Online Portal for Personal Protective Equipment & Volunteers to Support COVID-19 Outbreak

Online Portal for Personal Protective Equipment & Volunteers to Support COVID-19 Outbreak Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and volunteer to support the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. This effort will ensure that front line responders get the protective equipment they […]

Dawn Davis Yoga Goes Online! Live Streaming Classes!

Dawn Davis Yoga Goes Online! Live Streaming Classes!

Dawn Davis Yoga is now offering Saturday online yoga class at 9:30 for $10. Friends and relatives anywhere in the U.S. can access her classes online. Live Streaming Classes with Dawn Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 Fridays 9:30-10:30 Saturdays 9:30-10:30 Register through www.dawndavis.com If you have a class card, you may use that (it would be at […]

Food for Families in Need

Food for Families in Need

Help for Our Neighbors Newton COVID-19 Care Fund: NewtonCareFund Centre Street Food Pantry: CentrestFoodPantry. Newton Food Pantry:  NewtonFoodPantry Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry: ArabicBaptistChurch For those of us who need help – ranging from unemployment insurance and SNAP benefits to mental health resources and emergency intervention – please also see the list of resources here and here. We will update this list of resources […]

Wally's Ice Cream Sign Contest

Kids: Design Wally’s Ice Cream New Sign Contest!

If you are looking for something for the kiddos to do while they are out of school, Wally’s ice cream is holding a contest where kids can design the storefronts new sign! We love our Wally’s family, and despite the current struggles, we believe this is a great opportunity to celebrate our wonderful community. Now […]

Aquent Designing For Good

Nonprofits: Chance to Win 1 of 3 $10k Grants from Aquent

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Designing for Good gives our worldwide talent a chance to use their creativity to help their favorite nonprofit. This year, we’ll be awarding three $10,000 grants to deserving nonprofits to help bring the winning ideas to life! Contestants need to create a 90-second video, pitching an idea of […]

Baza Gourmet Food & Spirits in Newton

Local Markets with Easy Curbside Pick Up

Want to share that Russian store BazaAr (there is one in Allston, Baza in Newton off Needham St, and one in Framingham) now offer doing orders by email or phone (they don’t have a platform to order online), then they pack you order and you can pick it up at curbside from a masked gloved […]

Donations of masks and supplies to Boston Hospitals

Donations of masks and supplies to Boston Hospitals

Donations of masks and supplies:  As you have undoubtedly been seeing in the news, hospitals are increasingly facing shortages of the personal protective equipment required to prevent infection of healthcare workers taking care of patients with COVID-19.  This includes masks (N95 and surgical) and gloves.   We have had several patients approach us regarding donating to […]