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Planning Board Meeting (Sign & facade), Room 103, 8:15 a.m., Revised 9/30/2016

9:05 am   370 Boylston Street – Install new channel letters for Sports & Gadgets (formerly Asian Collections). Pct. 8

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9:15 am   1385 Beacon Street – Install new channel letters for Mattress Firm (formerly Sleepys).

9:25 am   1234 Boylston Street – Modify previously approved sign proposal for Sleepys (Now Mattress Firm) Pct. 15

    Planning Board Meeting (Sign & facade), Room 103, 8:15 a.m., Revised 9/30/2016
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

21 hours ago

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Pioneering New Territory

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design presents its Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture on Thursday, October 6, from 6:30 – 8:30 in the Gund Piper Auditorium.  The featured speaker is Peter Latz, who will give a talk entitled Pioneering New Territory.  Peter Latz studied landscape architecture at the Technical University of Munich. He is best known for his emphasis on reclamation and conversion of former industrialized landscapes. Retired today, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and was also a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

    Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Pioneering New Territory
    The Harvard University Graduate School of Design presents its Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture on Thursday, October 6, from 6:30 - 8:30 in the Gund Piper Auditorium. The featured speaker is Peter Latz, who will give a talk entitled Pioneering New Territory. Peter Latz studied landscape architecture at the Technical University of Munich.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

22 hours ago

Friday, October 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, and Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Invasive Plants: Identification, Documentation, and Control

What’s all the fuss? Botanists, ecologists, horticulturists, and conservation professionals are united in their concern about invasive plants, but there is still some confusion about what they are and what to do about them. In this New England Wild Flower Society class led by Ted Elliman on October 14 & 15, you will study the basic ecological problems created by these aggressive species and the complicated issues involved in controlling them. You will learn to identify some of New England’s most common invasive species through images, specimens, and a short local field visit from our base at Garden in the Woods, in Framingham. Bring a bag lunch and a hand lens; wear waterproof shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. NEWFS members $124, nonmembers $145. Register online at www.newfs.org.  Image of akebia quinata (chocolate vine)  from www.salicicola.com.

    Friday, October 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, and Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Invasive Plants: Identification, Documentation, and Control
    What's all the fuss? Botanists, ecologists, horticulturists, and conservation professionals are united in their concern about invasive plants, but there is still some confusion about what they are and what to do about them.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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43 hours ago

Building Housing Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant in Boston's Back Bay Has Been Sold

...was purchased by Talanian Realty Company for $8.8 million, a company that also owns 907 Boylston Street, with the site saying the purchase of the adjacent Lir's presents "a significant development...

...as it has a lease on the building until the end of 2018, though the 903 Boylston Street site adds that Lir has a "below-market lease" and that it will have one...

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    An Irish pub in the Back Bay of Boston has been sold, and it is not known what the future might hold for the place at this point in time.
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

43 hours ago

Cosi Files for Bankruptcy and Closes 29 Locations

Cosi closed 29 of its 74 company-owned restaurants, including its location at 399 Boylston St. in Back Bay. The remaining restaurants, plus 31 franchise restaurants, will remain open as the...

    Cosi Files for Bankruptcy and Closes 29 Locations
    The restaurant chain is up for sale
    http://boston.eater.com

45 hours ago

From the Archives: Focus on Herbs

In 1978 two Garden Club of the Back Bay programs were scheduled with herbs as a primary topic. October’s meeting featured Mary Hickey giving a hands-on workshop on dried herb flower arranging. In November, Betsy Williams and Jane Schuettner conducted An Herbal Morning, a program featuring herbs for the holidays, their stories and legends, ways to use them in decorations, and recipes. Betsy Williams remains active as a presenter, notably at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. The Garden Club of the Back Bay programs continue to feature an annual theme, and this year our focus is The Prehistoric Garden, with lectures on ancient plants such as cycads, ferns, and gingkos.  Image from www.weddingwindow.com.

    From the Archives: Focus on Herbs
    In 1978 two Garden Club of the Back Bay programs were scheduled with herbs as a primary topic. October's meeting featured Mary Hickey giving a hands-on workshop on dried herb flower arranging. In November, Betsy Williams and Jane Schuettner conducted An Herbal Morning, a program featuring herbs for the holidays, their stories and legends, ways to use them in decorations, and recipes.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

46 hours ago

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 pm – Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

Water scarcity is on everyone’s mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people’s food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts many are finding new routes to water security with key implications for food access, economic resilience, biodiversity and climate change. Judith D. Schwartz shows there are alternatives to praying for rain or sandbagging like crazy, demonstrating that we can ally with the water cycle to revive the earth and restore lush, productive landscapes. Take for instance a river in rural Zimbabwe that, thanks to restorative grazing, now flows a kilometer farther than in living memory. Or a food forest of oranges, pomegranates, and native fruit-bearing plants in Tucson, grown through harvesting urban wastewater. Or a mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew.

    Thursday, October 13, 7:00 pm - Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World
    Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts many are finding new routes to water security with key implications for food access, economic resilience, biodiversity and climate change. Judith D.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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