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Making Gingerbread Houses

December 2, 2016
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Making Gingerbread Houses

Meghan Cleary and her son Gus, 3, worked to add decorations to their gingerbread house roof during the Hampshire House’s Gingerbread House Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 27. Gus carefully squeezed frosting on before adding marshmallows and gumdrops. The Hampshire House on Chestnut Street will hold Gingerbread House Brunches every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.

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‘Decorating Days’ Return Dec 3 and 4

December 2, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As she has for the past 21 years, Ivy A. Turner will help lead this weekend’s volunteer effort to adorn 1,100 gas lamps throughout the neighborhood with garlands and bows. On Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m., Turner asks neighbors to join her at the Harrison Gray Otis House Museum...

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Winthrop Sq Project Meeting on December 5

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) will be holding a meeting regarding the controversial proposed building for 115 Winthrop Square in Downtown Boston  on Monday December 5, from 6:30  to 8:30 pm at the Suffolk Law School at 120 Tremont Street. The meeting will discuss the multi-use tower that might rise...

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Nichols House Museum to Celebrate 20th Holiday House Tour Dec 11

December 2, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser In 1995 three Beacon Hillers put their heads together to devise a creative fundraising scheme that would support the small house museum on Mt. Vernon Street that provides a unique glimpse into the neighborhood’s domestic life in the 19th and 20th centuries. What they came up with was so successful it’s...

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Downtown View:Good Reads

December 2, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Every year about this time I recommend a few books about Boston or by Boston authors that might make good holiday gifts for your friends or relatives. Here are three for you to consider. Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand This book is not literature. But it is also not junk,...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 2, 2016
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200 Holiday Decorators needed this weekend Come for as long or little as you can to help decorate 1100 gas lamps with garlands of green cedar and red bows. Holiday  Decorating Days on Saturday, December 3: 9 a.m.: Come to the Harrison Gray Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street. Those working outdoors will cut all...

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Karol Named COO of Watermill Group

December 2, 2016
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Beacon Hill resident Julia Karol was recently appointed president and COO of the Watermill Group, a Lexington-based strategy-driven, private-investment firm. In her new role, Karol is responsible for overall fir operations and helping Watermill portfolio companies develop and implement their strategies. Previously, as a Watermill principal, she helped guide the day-to-day operations of the...

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Bike Courier Industry Transitions to Compete in Modern Times

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen For two years bike courier Mike Oakhem, 33, from Quincy, has been zig-zagging throughout Boston’s downtown streets to hand off various goods from piping hot pizza to architecture design rolls, offering Boston residents and companies one of the quickest forms of delivery. To him, taking on this job is more than...

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A One-Woman Show:Jill Donahue has Built A Successful Public Relations Agency on Newbury Street

December 2, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Jill Donahue took over a decade to get to the field of public relations but her clients are sure glad she got there. “I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I always liked the wellness industry,” recalled Donahue, principal of JD Consulting on Newbury Street. “Who doesn’t love...

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SoWa Market this Weekend

December 2, 2016
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Shop outside-the-box this holiday season at SoWa Boston’s Winter Festival.  Beginning Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th, 2016, SoWa Boston is kicking off the seasonal festivities with its annual three-day SoWa Winter Festival.  This year, the festival will take place in the iconic SoWa Power Stationlocated at 540 Harrison Ave., hosting over 100...

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