Sunday, May 30, 2010

Winter Hill Kicks!

Mark your calendars. From the Kvetch Board:

Winter Hill Kicks III - 7/17
Save the date if you appreciate fun... 7/17 is the third annual Winter Hill Kicks.. Its an all day Dodgeball/Kickball - kids are welcome in the kickball events - and backyard BBQ-Karoake-Comedy show... 7/17 - 2 PM until the cops come three times 25 Dartmouth St Somerville, MA Games at local schoolyard - which houses one of the finest dodgeball courts in America.. Be there!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Down the Hill: Richard Buckner at Johnny D's

Ok, I have to admit. Occasionally I leave Winter Hill.

This weekend, Richard Buckner will be playing at Johnny D's in Davis.

If you're not familiar with his music, Richard Buckner plays a range of Americana spanning the most beautiful acoustic ballads, to alt-country rock, to complex looping experimental soundscapes. Past performances at Johnny D's have been more solo and the latter style.

Not much video to poach from the web for him, but here's a nice middle-ground that may give you an idea of what to expect:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Have an East Somerville Memorial Day!

From the East Somerville Main Streets Page:

May 30th: Memorial Day Parade - Join the East Somerville 'delegation!' - meet in front of the Somerville Public Library at 12:15, rsvp to

The New Liberty Jazz Band at the Somerville Memorial Day Parade in 2008, from Rob Bellinger's photostream:

Bord of Aldeman Report!

Some items of interest from tonight's Bord of Alderman Meeting:

1. The Paul Revere plaque at the corner of Broadway and Main St. will be cleaned so it is legible!

2. Mayor’s Request: Requesting approval to purchase 1,500 recycling carts for the Single Stream Recycling Pilot Program.

3. Public Event Permit, Papercut Zine Library Fun in the Sun Fair, Edward Leathers Park, Jun 13 12-6PM.

Go Somerville!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Somerstreets event on Sat. May 22!

From Somerville Arts Council:

Somerstreets event on Sat. May 22

Join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone as we walk, run, bike and explore some of our City's hidden jewels: the Blueback Herring River Route, The Blessingof the Bay Boat House, & the Mystic River Reservation.

Saturday, May 22, 2010(rain date May 23rd)

Kick Off: Foss Park at Jaques Street(3 mile loop to Shore Drive)

Time: 10 am-2 pm Bring your family, friends (even the four-legged ones) for activities along Shore Drive including: Face painting Pack a picnic & enjoy some music Find out the Winners of the Mayors Fitness Challenge Run a Relay Race and much much more!!!!

For more information please call 311 or visitwww.somervillema. gov/somerstreets

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Signing at the Somerville Museum!

From East Somerville Main Streets Blog!

Join the Somerville Museum for a lecture and book signing with C.S. Manegold on May 16th from 2-4pm!

Check out the information below:

Historic Somerville, Inc. in partnership with The Somerville Museum presents author Catherine Manegold in the intimate setting of The Somerville Museum.

C.S. Manegold was a reporter for the New York Times, Newsweek and the Philadelphia Inquirer before turning her attention to longer works. As a foreign correspondent, she covered Asia and reported from the Middle East. While serving as a national correspondent at The New York Times she wrote frequently for the Week in Review and the Sunday Magazine. Winner of numerous national awards, Manegold was part of the New York Times team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center. Upon resigning from the Times’ staff in 1999 Manegold committed herself to a longer form of journalism and historical research and discovered a new passion- for teaching.

Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North explores the early history of black slavery in North America, revealing the interlaced stories of three families of slave-owners who lived on a New England farm settled by Jon Winthrop. This riveting history unfolds over 150 years as these families lived with slaves and profited from the slave trade in the North, the West Indies, and the American South. Isaac Royall Jr., heir to a huge fortune made through slavery and the slave trade in Antigua, granted Harvard College funds to create a professorship of law. From that seed grew Harvard law school.

Somerville Museum
One Westwood Road
Somerville, MA 02143

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Obscure Stairways of Somerville

Ron Newman posted a map detailing 'Obscure Stairways of Somerville' on Somerville Voices. Interesting concept, and a few of them are on Broadway in the Winterville:

View Obscure stairs and ramps of Somerville, MA in a larger map