(Note that filing for bankruptcy does not necessarily mean the store is closing.)
(Note that filing for bankruptcy does not necessarily mean the store is closing.)
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In case you can't make it over tomorrow night, two other options for you:
To learn more about theMOVE, please check out our 2-minute promo video at farmvolunteer.org/video.
Our first holiday market takes place on Sunday, November 29th, from 10am to 3pm at Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Avenue). This event is FREE and easily accessible by car or public transportation.
The market will feature 34 local vendors selling jewelry, accessories, paper goods, soaps, clothing, housewares, confections, home decor & records. A full list of vendors can be found on our Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/12181895
DJ Studebaker Hawk will be spinning records and setting the vibe while you shop!
Our cat is safe at home again, thanks to a trip to the Boston Animal Rescue League. Being collarless, she was picked up near home and ended up across town. Took some driving and paperwork, but happy to say that's she's back. :-)
Next Wednesday, November 25, is the last day for the Davis Square Farmers' Market, which starts at noon. I'm not sure whether it will end at 5 or 6 pm.
The Somerville Winter Farmers' Market at the Armory starts Saturday, December 5, from 9:30 am to 2 pm. It will be open every Saturday through the end of March, except that it will not be open on December 26.
(The Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market starts on Saturday, January 9 and runs until the end of April.)
My friend, Stefanie, lost a very importance bracelet today in Davis, which has a lot of sentimental value. A generous reward is available. Stefanie can be contacted at 857-258-0355 or email@example.com. Thanks for your help!
I posted about a month ago, but not having much luck finding a roommate situation, so am posting again. Thanks for any leads!
I am searching for a shared living situation in a home that is within a 15-minute walk (max) to the Red Line (Davis Sq, Cambridge) or would also be interested in Union Square. I consider myself to be friendly, considerate, and clean and seek the same. I am mindful of other people's quiet times, clean up after myself, prompt with rent/bills. I tend to be out and about a lot, but at home I enjoy cooking, catching up with roommate(s), watching the occasional movie/documentary, reading, relaxing. I work at a nonprofit and enjoy community theater, meditation, live music, lectures, films, ... I'm looking in the $850/$900 price range for a share.
Yumi is not to be confused with Yummy, a Thai restaurant 3 blocks away on Mass. Ave. ;-)
Recently we received a ticket for parking in that middle space that was marked as "double parking- 100% blocking." Yes, as if it were a through street and not parked in front of a fence and earthwork berm that couldn't be driven through if you tried.( Read more...Collapse )
Read more at http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/1
The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.
Check out their past seminars to get an idea of the topics they cover: http://longnow.org/seminars/
It's been up and running for a long time in San Francisco. But those of us on the east coast feel left out of the seminars and events (although I do stream many of the talks and enjoy those, at least before I fall asleep).
Anyway--some regional fans of Long Now are beginning to organize a local chapter for talks and events. The inaugural meeting will be Tuesday, Nov 17, 6:30pm at The Burren. We'll be clustering out in the front area somewhere, not sure how big this will be just yet. From the email I got:
With no agenda, this is simply an opportunity to meet other area Long Now members and have a casual discussion about what we'd like to see in a local Long Now group - and get to know each other.
If you know and like this organization, or might like to hear more, gather with us. If we have a quorum and sufficient interest, maybe this will be a regular thing. More formal organizational stuff to come.
For readers who don't know Davis well:
247 Elm Street, Davis Square,
Somerville MA 02144
Learn to be a Winter Cyclist or Improve your Winter Biking Skillz!
What: Winter Biking Clinic!
Where: Sprout (339R Summer St. Somerville)
When: This Thursday 11/12 at 7:00-9:30PM
Join Femmechanics’ own winter riding veterans for an evening of tips, tricks, commiseration and advice! We’re hosting an off-bike clinic, so no need to have a bike or experience riding – femme, trans and women (FTW) cyclists and bike-curious folks of all abilities are welcome!
We’ll cover bike setup, clothing and cargo, safety and behavior, and winter bike maintenance to get you through the season. Did last winter’s weather crush your riding soul and leave you looking for new tricks to try? Have you never ridden beyond the beach, but are thinking about giving colder weather biking a try? Entirely new to biking and not sure if you should wait until next Spring to start? Join us!
We’ll leave plenty of time at the end of the clinic for open networking and casual Q&A with our most enthusiastic winter riders – bring us your questions and share your concerns! Your bike doesn’t have to hit Craigslist just because the snow is coming, and the MBTA is not your only option.
See you out there!
"City Sports, the Boston athletic retailer that filed for bankruptcy in October, is set to be purchased by a company that will close the chain’s stores and liquidate its assets.... going-out-of-business sales would begin on Friday"
Musings from our Second Season Part 1:
Why I will never do another All- Female outdoor show again.
My company’s second season has come to a close. We produced 2 all- female shows: The Winter’s Tale by Mr. Shakespeare and Miss Penitentiary by Laura Neubauer. These shows were put up quite close to one another time-wise which made for a very high stress few months. And now that it’s over I have a bit of time to reflect, think about what I learned, and plan our next step.
One thing I know for sure.
I am never producing another outdoor All- female show again. Ever. And neither should you.
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EDIT: The Somerville Journal has more details: http://somerville.wickedlocal.com/artic
Davis took 66% of the vote. All of the at-large incumbents won re-election.
Please also join us before the meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for pizza and a chance to speak one-to-one with City officials.
The rest of this post is about Somerville, because I don't know much about elections in the other cities.
Mayor Joe Curtatone is unopposed. Six of the seven incumbent ward aldermen are unopposed. Four of the incumbent School Committee members are unopposed.
In Ward 6, where incumbent Rebekah Gewirtz is stepping down, the choice is between Lance Davis and Elizabeth Weinbloom. Click on the local politics tag for extensive previous discussion of that race.
All four aldermen-at-large are running for re-election: Jack Connolly, Mary Jo Rossetti**, Dennis Sullivan, and Bill White. Only one challenger is running, Sean Fitzgerald, who also ran in 2011 and 2013. You can vote for up to four candidates. Here's a SCATV interview show with all five candidates (thanks, dougo!)
Three wards have School Committee contests. For more information on them, you may want to look at the Somerville Times' recent Meet the Candidates article.
Ward 1: Steve Roix (incumbent) vs Ken Salvato*. Salvato has unsuccessfully run for office at least four times, including for School Committee in both 2003 and 2013. He doesn't appear to have a web site.
Ward 3: Lee Erica Palmer vs Vivaldo Meneses Jr*. (Incumbent Adam Sweeting is not running for re-election)
Ward 4: Jamie O'Leary vs Andre Green. (Incumbent Christine Rafal is not running for re-election)
* I couldn't find any web site for these candidates
** links to a Facebook page, because I couldn't find a real web site for this candidate
My only disappointment was that "skate park" seems to be skateboard. I would *love* an ice skating rink. Maybe that's just the only icon they had...?
So for the details I have on the Winter Hill Better Block event, follow below the LJ cut.
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Has this been the experience of others?
After the preliminary I anticipated Lance Davis being the heavy favorite to win the general election, but with little campaigning leading to little voter interest leading to low turnout, who knows what will happen. I certainly didn't expect Elizabeth Weinbloom to place 2nd in the preliminary, and now she has the endorsement of the Somerville Journal and Somerville Times (for what that's worth). Davis had more votes than everyone else combined on September 17, but who can say if the same people show up to vote on Tuesday?
Theatre@First is proud to present
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Ron Lacey
OPENING ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT!
Unity Somerville, 6 William Street at College Ave
Two friends use the same pseudonym for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.
Arguably the wittiest play ever written, The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's most well-known and entertaining play. It is a farcical comedy of half-truths, Victorian-era satire, and general confusion packed into a play about love. Don't miss out when this incredible cast takes the stage!
$15 Adults/$12 Students & Seniors
8PM EVENING SHOWS
Friday 6 November
Saturday 7 November
Thursday 12 November
Friday 13 November
Saturday 14 November
Thursday 19 November
Friday 20 November
2PM MATINEE SHOW
Saturday 21 November
For more information & to reserve tickets, visit us online.
A national story, but with local implications. Walgreens and Rite Aid are a block apart in Winter Hill, so one of those stores would surely close or be sold to a competitor. And Walgreens recently failed spectacularly in Porter Square.
If the merger goes through, it would result in the fourth name for the Highland Avenue drugstore in 15 years. That store started out as Osco Drug, then Brooks Pharmacy, then Rite Aid.
I checked the tags and couldn't find anything on what I need: someone to fix the wooden frame of my futon/couch. Parts have started to separate from each other and I think all that needs to happen is to knock them back together and, I dunno, re-glue them or something, but I don't know how to do that. Do we know of anyone who would do it without wanting to move the thing to their workshop?
Thanks for any advice you may have!
Since it's almost Halloween, please allow me to re-post last year's PSA on behalf of the estimated 7-12% of American children with food allergies who will be trick or treating on Saturday. The choice between a snickers bar and a peanut butter cup seems awesome to someone without allergies. Not such a great choice for kids allergic to nuts, dairy or eggs. Buy whatever candy you want as leftovers, but please consider also buying a bag of something allergy friendly. Fruit flavored things are more likely to be safe (skittles, starburst, lollipops, mike & ikes, dots, twizzlers, swedish fish, fruit snacks, laffy taffy, nerds, smarties, jolly ranchers) Little toys and other junk are great too. If you really want to be allergy-friendly, check out the Teal Pumpkin Project http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-p
From the City's website:
Alternating odd- and even-side parking takes effect for winter 2015, with switch to even-side parking beginning during 2016-17 season.
So nothing is different this winter, but next winter people will park during snow emergencies on the even side of the street.
See more at: http://www.somervillema.gov/news/somerv