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Please keep the reports coming. We continue to refine the total snowfall this a...

Please keep the reports coming. We continue to refine the total snowfall this afternoon, adding the future expectations to what has already fallen. Your reports help out tremendously.

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Winter weather advisories and warnings expanded. Another snow band is approachi...

Winter weather advisories and warnings expanded. Another snow band is approaching from the northwest. Here is the latest total snowfall forecast. This is not in addition to what has already fallen. Please keep the snowfall reports coming in.

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Boston Conservatory Alumni: The Boston Alumni Winter Meet-up has bee RESCHEDULED...

Join us for a fun evening of drinks, appetizers and conversation at Lir Restaurant and Pub, 903 Boylston Street, Boston. All alumni and significant others welcome. To RSVP, email alumni@bostonconservatory.edu.

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Revamped Brunch at Bistro du Midi

Bistro du Midi now has a new brunch menu, along with the opportunity to make a reservation for the upstairs dining room, which overlooks the Common. (Brunch used to be served just downstairs in the cafe and just for walk-ins, and this is the first big change to the brunch menu since the French restaurant opened just over five years ago.)

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Thursday, March 26, 5:30 pm – Emerald Necklace Conservancy Annual Meeting and Lecture

Please join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy on Thursday, March 26 at the African Meeting House, 46 Joy Street in Beacon Hill, for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Lecture, featuring Dr. Carolyn Finney speaking on Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces and Stories of Possibility.

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Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – From the Fields: Bread Baking with Local Grains

Are you curious about local grains? Did you know it’s possible to grow grain here in Massachusetts? Join The Trustees of Reservations’ Powisset Cooks! in the field for a short look at the farm in Winter, followed by an exciting hands-on exploration in the Farm Kitchen with our Culinary Educator. The program takes place Wednesday, March 10, from 5:30 – 7:30 at Powisset Farm in Dover. We will use local grains from area farms to experiment bread baking. Limited to 12 participants, so sign up at http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/greater-boston/event-627.html?srregion=&srrelated_property=&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=03%2F07%2F2015&srendDate=03%2F31%2F2015&x=35&y=10

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Woods Hill Table Opens Any Day Now in Concord

Woods Hill Table is on the verge of opening in West Concord (24 Commonwealth Ave.) — it may even be later this week, according to a recent Facebook comment. The restaurant...

Meanwhile, another restaurant-born-from-a-farm is also preparing to open in West Concord, right down the street: Saltbox Kitchen (84 Commonwealth Ave.) Chef/owner Ben Elliott is also a Locke-Ober alum. While Saltbox was initially planning on a February opening, it'll now be this spring.

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TIKI WEEK at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen


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Saturday, March 14, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm – 20th Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference

For 20 years, Wellfleet Bay has organized this full day conference featuring presenters from environmental organizations across Cape Cod, speaking on a diversity of natural history topics. This Saturday, March 14 conference, from 8:30 – 3, continues to be an engaging, exciting, and fun way to learn about local research projects, conservation efforts, and local environmental organizations. Please join us for our 20th annual event. This event is held at Cape Cod Community College’s Tilden Art Center. Detailed schedule of presentations may be found at http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/wellfleet-bay/news-events/20th-annual-cape-cod-natural-history-conference.  Bring a brown bag lunch, and to help cut down on waste bring a mug for coffee. Coffee and refreshments are provided. Walk-in registration is $25. Image from Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

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Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Arthur Shurcliff

The next lecture sponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society will take place Wednesday, March 18, from 5:30 – 7, on Arthur Shurcliff. In 1928 Boston landscape architect Arthur A. Shurcliff began what became one of the most important examples of the American Colonial Revival landscape—Colonial Williamsburg, a project that stretched into the 1940s and included town and highway planning as well as residential and institutional gardens. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1894, Shurcliff immediately went back to school at Harvard University where his mentor, Charles Eliot, helped him piece together a program in the Art History Department, the Lawrence Scientific School and the Bussey Institute. Upon graduation with a second Bachelor of Science, he worked in Frederick Law Olmsted’s office for eight years, acquiring a broad and sophisticated knowledge of the profession. When he opened his practice in 1904, Shurcliff emphasized his expertise in town planning. Two decades later, when he was tapped to be Chief Landscape Architect at Colonial Williamsburg, he was a seasoned professional whose commissions included his Boston work, campus design, town planning, and a robust practice in private domestic design. How he utilized the skills he acquired over the years, and how his professional expertise intermingled with his avocational interests in history, craftsmanship, and design is the subject of Cushing’s biography—a story that inexorably sweeps him to his work in the restoration and recreation at Colonial Williamsburg.

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