2016-2018 Newtonville Area Council Results.

2016-2018 Newtonville Area Council Results.

On September 27th, during Newtonville Village Day, an election was held to select the members of next Newtonville Neighborhood Area Council. This was a contested race of the 12 candidates, with the top 9 to be sworn into office in January 2016. The winners are: Peter...
Roadside question of the day.

Roadside question of the day.

I was crossing Lincoln St. this morning heading to Bread & Chocolate for brunch when a car passed behind me, turning in the street to reverse direction and then for a second pass through the crosswalk. The driver did slow down to let me complete my passage across...
STEAM in Newton

STEAM in Newton

I had planned to post this earlier but have been otherwise engaged recently. I am a member of the New England Optical Society and have enjoyed working with students and others to, as I like to say, “Corrupt young minds into pursuing careers in Optics”. A...
Starting My Signature Story

Starting My Signature Story

I have collected nomination signatures before for Area Council where the number needed is low enough that I can generally get them from folks I know. On Friday I started to collect signatures for Charter Review Commission and am now seeing the Good, Bad and (not...
Memorial Day Poetry Reading and Concert at the Hyde

Memorial Day Poetry Reading and Concert at the Hyde

Two great events are coming to Newton Highlands tonight as part of Memorial Day in association with Newton Festival of the Arts and the Hyde Community Center. At 6:00 pm Five Newton (and surrounding area) poets, including a WWII vet, a poet who collected the stories...
Sunday is Spring Swap Day at Rumford

Sunday is Spring Swap Day at Rumford

Remember that Sunday May 17th is Swap Day at Rumford. This is the first Sunday Swap and ready to help your spring clean up with a place to part with useful stuff that you don’t want to go to the dump. So what can you swap? Computers, Appliances, Bicycles and...
Cash Mob hits Newton Highlands this Saturday

Cash Mob hits Newton Highlands this Saturday

I received an invitation yesterday from the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce worth sharing. They are organizing, I think, the first “Cash Mob” of the year in Newton Highlands. Some of my favorite items in the Highlands are donut muffins from Bread &...
Landscaper Litter

Landscaper Litter

After walking around the Highlands and Newton Centre today, I imagine everyone is seeing these plastic bags with a few rocks and a flyer for a landscaping company. I am not a fan of the ban craze but the elimination of this form of litter, or to some –...
Anyone for Spring Pizza?

Anyone for Spring Pizza?

Join neighbors and soon to be new friends for the annual Hyde Pizza Social: a free community event, Saturday March 21st, from 6 pm to 7:30 p.m., at the Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands. Two community groups, the Newton Highlands Neighborhood...
School’s out but Skating is Open at the Hyde

School’s out but Skating is Open at the Hyde

John Rice reports that the rink is snow free and ready for skating. Several neighborhood kids were out working with John last night to clear the snow and prepare the rink for today’s snow day. The skating rink is in the Hyde playground in Lincoln Street in...
Must be Winter! Skating starts today.

Must be Winter! Skating starts today.

Skating has officially opened in Newton Highlands at the rink in the Hyde Playground on Lincoln Street along with the rink in Lower Falls at Hamilton Field on Grove St. John Rice encourages all to come skate but please consider leaving your hockey sticks at home. The...
i ain’t fraid of no ghosts

i ain’t fraid of no ghosts

Newton Highlands annual Halloween party and haunted house is tonight, Sunday Oct 26, at the Hyde Community Center on Lincoln St. The event begins with the Highlands Halloween Party from 5:00 PM to 6:00.  The party is focused for children 8 and under with an adult...

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