A mystery in Hemlock Gorge

A mystery in Hemlock Gorge

Patrice Westrate lives across from Hemlock Gorge in Upper Falls.  Her father-in-law Larry Westrate was in the park and came across a very mysterious object.  He found it on the Newton side of the river, near the foundation of an old fireplace, on the hillside by Echo...
Hemlock Gorge cleanup

Hemlock Gorge cleanup

There is such a thing as a free lunch! The Hemlock Gorge 2013 Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday April 20 – so save the date.  Volunteers should meet at Hamilton Place between 9:00 and 10 a.m to pick up trash bags, gloves, and T shirts.   Please dress...
Water over the dam

Water over the dam

The construction project in Upper Falls to replace the crumbling sluice-way dam in Hemlock Gorge is winding down and should be completely finished sometime next week.  The dam is open for business and water is once again flowing through that channel.   The new...
New hole in the Charles River

New hole in the Charles River

A major construction project has been going on for the last month in Hemlock Gorge to rebuild the small crumbling “sluiceway dike” at the corner of Ellis St and the Rt 9 exit. This morning I was down there with Alderman Brian Yates and Bill Tedoldi, a...
Run of the Charles was today

Run of the Charles was today

The 30th annual “Run of the Charles” canoe and kayak race was today.  It’s sort of a canoe extravaganza and includes 6, 9, and 19 mile races, a 24-mile, five-leg canoe relay race, and a 26-mile professional marathon. I forgot all about the race being...
Spring cleaning at Hemlock Gorge

Spring cleaning at Hemlock Gorge

The Friends of Hemlock Gorge spring clean up will be held this Saturday morning, April 21, with volunteers meeting any time from 9-10 AM in the parking lot on Hamilton Place, just over the Needham side of the river, off Elliot St.  Refreshments will be provided after...