Archive for February, 2018

Children’s Programs Listed at West End Library for February Vacation Week

February 14, 2018
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The following special programs are being offered at teh West End Library at 151 Cambridge St during the February School vacation week: Hansel and Gretel with Boston Lyric Opera – Tuesday, February 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Boston Lyric Opera to learn how we bring the story of Hansel and Gretel to life through music,...
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New England Watercolor Society Annual Members Show Now Going On

February 14, 2018
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Explore the world of watercolors inside the Guild of Boston Artists gallery on Newbury Street, where the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is holding its annual Signature Members Show through March 4, 2018. On display are a variety of styles ranging from hyperrealist to abstract, from soulful portraits to detailed images of machinery to...
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What Do You Say to Your Children

February 14, 2018
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Children are sponges for knowledge and information.  They are born a virtual blank slate.  They pay attention to everything you say to them.  You are the purveyor of all knowledge.  Children can’t distinguish between when you are serious and when you say something impulsively, without thinking.  A single comment can stay with a child...
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The Future of Transportation is Public Transportation

February 14, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....
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Obituaries 02-13-2018

February 14, 2018
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Nancy Macmillan Nancy Macmillan died peacefully in her home on January 19th, surrounded by loved ones. She was 84 years old. She leaves her daughters, Leslie and Audrey, her brother, Bill, and 9 nieces and nephews. She was born Anne Sheehan in Brookline, Massachusetts, the daughter of first generation Irish immigrants and the first...
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Beacon Hill Gala

February 9, 2018
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Beacon Hill Gala

Honoree Tom Kershaw and Lindy Roethlisberger at the Beacon Hill Gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Four Seasons Hotel. The annual gala honored Kershaw for his 50 years of activity in the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA).
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Gibson House Museum Hires New Curator

February 9, 2018
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Gibson House Museum Hires New Curator

The Gibson House Museum, on Beacon St., a National Historic Landmark and time capsule of 19th- and early- 20th-century domestic life, has welcomed new curator Meghan Gelardi Holmes on the retirement of the museum’s curator of 25 years, Wendy Swanton. Holmes officially began the position Jan. 1. She will be responsible for overseeing the...
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Harvard Professor to Speak to BHWF on Her Career in Global Oral Health

February 9, 2018
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The importance of oral health is well captured by a phrase now considered a classic in the world of dentistry and public health: “The mouth is the gateway to the body.” On Feb. 13, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Dr. Brittany Seymour, assistant professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in the...
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Boston Philanthropists Recognized At Recent Beacon Hill Reception

February 9, 2018
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On January 31 major supporters of the USS Constitution Museum’s annual fundraiser gathered at Beacon Hill’s Hampshire House for an appreciation reception. The 2017 Chairman’s Dinner raised over $300,000 all of which directly supports the institution’s education programs that engage the public with the storied legacy of Boston landmark and America’s Ship of State,...
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Boston City Council Notes

February 9, 2018
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The Boston City Council held their second meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 31 at Boston City Hall. Curbside Composting Program Councilor Matt O’Malley and Ayanna Pressley refilled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in Boston. “This is the next logical step, which many other cities have...
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