Sunday, November 30, 2008

Winter Hill Post-Thanksgiving Food Challenge

I came across this post on Chowhound recently, posted in 2002. The question is, are things better now? I am going to begin to compile a list of food suggestions in the region. Please send along any favorites that you might have:

tasty food in/near Winter Hill?

I'm seeing a play tonight at the Theater Cooporative on Broadway in Somerville, which is in Winter Hill. I know about Vinney's on Bwy further down, and Wang's much further up. Any other good food suggestions for that area? I'd prefer to spend under $15 for an entree. Thanks.

2 Replies so Far

  1. Not much right on Winter Hill. A couple of Sub/Pizza joints,but there is quite a bit close by in either Davis or Union Sq's. If you are driving, it is worth going to either of the Squares, if you are taking the bus, I would recommend Vinny's

  2. further away (ball square, but right on broadway -- bus #89) is the urban gourmet. not much for ambience (though neither is wangs) but there are tables and great, cheap food. pizza, pastas and innovative weekly specials.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Big Buck Hunting, Winter Hill Style

If you are not familiar with the video game Big Buck Hunter and it's various forms you may want to acquaint yourself and prepare for the next tournament season. Where best to do this? You'll be happy to know that there is a Big Buck Hunter system right here in Winter Hill at the Olde Magoun's Saloon.

And don't worry, if you are considerate and take the time to explain that they are not *real* animals, even your more sensitive friends might join you for a hunt after a few drinks.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Loney Dear

The Somerville Theatre is a little ways outside our geographic jurisdiction (oh how we limit ourselves) but Bradley's got a set up from last night's Lonely Dear show that I rather liked (particularly #4).

Your kids making sure others aren't cold this winter

From Wicked Local Somerville

Mon Nov 17, 2008, 01:36 PM EST

Somerville - In an effort to make sure that every child has a warm coat this winter, students at the Kennedy Elementary School, Albert F. Argenziano School, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School, Arthus D. Healy School, Winter Hill Community School, West Somerville Neighborhood school and Benjamin G. Brown School in Somerville are doing their part to help those most in need by participating in Anton's Cleaners 14th annual Coats for Kids drive, which kicked-off Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2008.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Views of East Somerville (the exhibit) to open Nov. 20

From Wicked Local/Somerville Journal:

Views of East Somerville (the exhibit) to open Nov. 20

By Jeffrey Grover

Sat Nov 01, 2008, 12:05 PM EDT

Somerville - The East Somerville Main Streets photo exhibition, "Interpreting East Somerville." will open Nov. 20.

Working with East Somerville Main Streets, artis

t Christopher Poteet solicited photos from photographers great and small, seeking their views of East Somerville.

The subjects are street scenes, people scenes, odd architectural features, landmarks, broadway shops, yard ornaments, interesting angles on common things and even the space shuttle flying over East Somerville.


The Rimers of Eldritch

Next weekend is the end of the run for The Rimers of Eldritch at the Elizabeth Peabody House Theatre.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Broadway Corridor planning meeting

Bus 101, originally uploaded by Eric Kilby.

Tonight at 6pm, at the Elizabeth Peabody House.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Winter Hill in Olden Tymes

Excerpted from the Somerville News

11/5/2008 6:01:00 AM

Memories of a Hill gone by

Jimmy Del Ponte
On The Silly Side

This week's column was a breeze to write - a gentleman who reads my ramblings every week sent me an email about growing up on Winter Hill. I asked him if I could share his memoirs with the readers here and he said yes. This is basically his story - as he told it to me. I guess you could call this week's column "On The Hilly Side."

He's not the kid whose mother hung out the window and yelled "Anthony..." on Wednesday afternoon in the North End; however, this Anthony has a lot of stories to tell about his childhood in the 'Ville.

He went to the Arthur D. Healey School and then Northeastern Junior High School - which was condemned at the time, but still operated as a learning institution. Anthony then graduated from Somerville High School in 1981.