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Appreciation:Rev Robert C Day Longtime Head of Advent School

February 14, 2018
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The Rev. Robert Charles Day died peacefully of natural causes on Jan. 23 after living a life of service, teaching and community involvement in Boston and on Martha’s Vineyard. He was 90 years old, and is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Blackwell Whidden Day. The Rev. Day was an academic and...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

February 14, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association will present the third of its series of Historic Preservation Roundtables on February 20 with a lively and informative panel discussion about Beacon Hill’s central role in the 19th century abolitionist movement and the recent restoration of the National Historic Landmark, the African Meeting House. While Beacon Hill is...

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Children’s Winter Festival Returns to Common

February 14, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation during school vacation week on Wednesday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The Children’s Winter Festival on Boston Common is a well-loved tradition...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Votes Not to Oppose Local Bistro Proposal

February 14, 2018
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Following the applicant’s fourth appearance before the group, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro’s plans to update the dining concept and reconfigure its ground-floor restaurant and reception areas, with some provisos. Boston’s Saunders Hotel Group, the owners of the 25...

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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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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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