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Make the Gardner part of your holidays with t...

Make the Gardner part of your holidays with these tree ornaments of Isabella Stewart Gardner and artist pal John Singer Sargent! Shop now: http://bit.ly/2zXeive

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Make the Gardner part of your holidays with these tree ornaments of Isabella Stewart Gardner and artist pal John Singer Sargent! Shop now: http://bit.ly/2zXeive
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Beat the chilly November blues with the yello...

Beat the chilly November blues with the yellows, pinks, and greens of the Gardner Museum Courtyard! We’re open today.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Beat the chilly November blues with the yellows, pinks, and greens of the Gardner Museum Courtyard! We're open today.
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Friday, December 1, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Aromatherapy Holiday Gifts

Come to Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Friday, December 1 from 11:30 – 2:30 and enjoy an afternoon making some lovely aromatic holiday gifts. Participants will make a body butter, a relaxing or detoxifying bath salt, a holiday room freshener and a relaxing herbal dream pillow. In addition to making your home smell nice, a room freshener made with essential oils contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-septic properties which can help to keep the germs and bugs in any environment at bay during the winter months when colds and flu are common. Basic aromatherapy blending techniques will be taught as well as the benefits of using quality practitioner grade aromatherapy essential oils. You will leave with four gifts for yourself or to share with others and the knowledge to make more of these herbal products. All materials for the class will be provided as well as class notes and recipes. Tower Hill member price $50, nonmembers $60. Register online at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—aromatherapy-holiday-gifts-2017

    Friday, December 1, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm - Aromatherapy Holiday Gifts
    Come to Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Friday, December 1 from 11:30 - 2:30 and enjoy an afternoon making some lovely aromatic holiday gifts. Participants will make a body butter, a relaxing or detoxifying bath salt, a holiday room freshener and a relaxing herbal dream pillow.
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Don't miss your chance to save 20% with code ...

Don't miss your chance to save 20% with code EARLYBIRD on your Movers & Shakers 2018 tickets! Offer ends Monday, November 27 https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY #BCAmoversandshakers #eatdrinkvotesupport #bostonfood #cocktailcompetition

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Don't miss your chance to save 20% with code EARLYBIRD on your Movers & Shakers 2018 tickets! Offer ends Monday, November 27 https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY...
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Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Seasonal Inspiration for the Winter Garden

Sometimes the best way to think about your own garden is to visit someone else’s for inspiration. On Saturday, December 2, beginning at 1 pm, join the Ecological Landscape Alliance and enjoy a walk around Garden in the Woods with Botanic Garden Director Mark Richardson to learn about some of his favorite plants for the winter garden. Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wildflower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm in Whately, Massachusetts. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island and helped run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. In 2013, Mr. Richardson assisted with the development of the first comprehensive master plan for Garden in the Woods. He holds a MS from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program. The program is $18 for ELA members, $21 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/seasonal-inspiration-winter-garden/

    Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Seasonal Inspiration for the Winter Garden
    Sometimes the best way to think about your own garden is to visit someone else's for inspiration. On Saturday, December 2, beginning at 1 pm, join the Ecological Landscape Alliance and enjoy a walk around Garden in the Woods with Botanic Garden Director Mark Richardson to learn about some of his favorite plants for the winter garden.
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Composer-violinist Charles Martin Loeffler wa...

Composer-violinist Charles Martin Loeffler was one of Isabella Stewart Gardner’s closest friends. When Isabella completed her museum, Loeffler used its Music Room to debut “Pagan Poem,” one of his most important compositions. Loeffler and his friend Mabel Hunt Slater gave this cast of Loeffler’s hand to Gardner as Christmas present in 1914. Object: P.P. Caproni and Brother (active 1892 - 1927), Charles Martin Loeffler’s Hand, 1914, plaster.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Composer-violinist Charles Martin Loeffler was one of Isabella Stewart Gardner's closest friends. When Isabella completed her museum, Loeffler used its Music Room to debut "Pagan Poem," one of his...
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The Museum is closed today for the Thanksgivi...

The Museum is closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please visit us when we reopen at 11 am tomorrow: http://bit.ly/2zVWvEK

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Museum is closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please visit us when we reopen at 11 am tomorrow: http://bit.ly/2zVWvEK
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44 hours ago

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, November 24 – December 30, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Gardens Aglow

Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street in Sandwich, is putting on the glitz again this Holiday Season with it’s treasured annual event – Gardens Aglow!

    Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, November 24 - December 30, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Gardens Aglow
    Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street in Sandwich, is putting on the glitz again this Holiday Season with it's treasured annual event - Gardens Aglow! At this extra-special time of year, the good folks at Heritage adorn their acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands with more than 10 miles of twinkling, sparkling lights.
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Happy Thanksgiving from The Garden Club of the Back Bay

Our members wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day, filled with family and friends. As we gear up for another busy holiday season, we hope you will all take a quiet moment to appreciate all we enjoy in our great neighborhood. Image from iqquotes.com.

    Happy Thanksgiving from The Garden Club of the Back Bay
    Our members wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day, filled with family and friends. As we gear up for another busy holiday season, we hope you will all take a quiet moment to appreciate all we enjoy in our great neighborhood. Image from iqquotes.com.
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This painting stands out in the Gardner Museu...

This painting stands out in the Gardner Museum, a French Rococo work hidden in plain sight among Italian Renaissance paintings. What we wonder about is the absence of the titular character. Venus is missing from ‘The Chariot of Venus’! Curators believe this work may be part of a larger painting that was later cut into sections. Image: François Boucher, The Chariot of Venus, 18th Century, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This painting stands out in the Gardner Museum, a French Rococo work hidden in plain sight among Italian Renaissance paintings. What we wonder about is the absence of the titular character. Venus is...
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Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucc...

Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio on Saturday, November 25! Connect with the Museum’s rich collection through hands-on, interactive, and fun experiences during this drop-in workshop. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2zVIqqX

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio on Saturday, November 25! Connect with the Museum's rich collection through hands-on, interactive, and fun experiences during this...
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Movers & Shakers 2018, Boston's most deliciou...

Movers & Shakers 2018, Boston's most delicious fundraiser, is back in the Cyclorama on January 31, 2018! Gobble up this ticket special while the offer lasts: Save 20% with code EARLYBIRD November 22—November 27 https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY


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Saturday, December 2, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and Sunday, December 3, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Preservation of Historic Winchester Holiday House Tour

Preservation of Historic Winchester’s Holiday House Tour is held the first full weekend of December, and consists of the Bough and Dough Shop, Saturday evening Preview Party & Candlelight Tour, and the Sunday afternoon Daylight Tour. The Preview Party on Saturday, December 2 from 6 – 9 is a special evening reception in a historic home, featuring a sneak peek Candlelight Tour of the other sites on the Holiday House Tour on Saturday evening. Admission tickets to the Preview Party and Candlelight Tours are also valid for the Sunday afternoon house tours. The Daylight Tour is the main attraction of the Holiday House Tour weekend, taking place on Sunday afternoon December 3 from 1 – 5 and drawing crowds of up to 500 visitors. The Bough and Dough Shop is open the first weekend of December, concurrent with the Holiday House Tour, on Saturday from 9 – 5 and Sunday from 11 – 5. Fresh cut greenery, wreaths, baked goods, and local artisan crafts are available for holiday gift-giving and decorating. Books and artwork featuring historic subjects may be available on a year to year basis. Tickets for the Holiday House Tour and memberships to PHW are also available. The Shop offers complimentary hot cider and coffee to its visitors. Admission to the shop is free – location is 315 W. Boscawen Street in Winchester (Little Theatre.) Buy tour tickets online at http://www.phwi.org/hht.php

    Saturday, December 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and Sunday, December 3, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Preservation of Historic Winchester Holiday House Tour
    Preservation of Historic Winchester's Holiday House Tour is held the first full weekend of December, and consists of the Bough and Dough Shop, Saturday evening Preview Party & Candlelight Tour, and the Sunday afternoon Daylight Tour.
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Holiday Wreaths 2017 – Fine Detail

Each fully decorated holiday wreath crafted by The Garden Club of the Back Bay is the product of many hours of labor. We did raise our price this season for this category (other items remain at 2015/2016 rates) not because we were trying to maximize profit, but because our limited volunteer pool was having a hard time fulfilling the demand. Wreaths of this size and quality sell for upwards of $240 in high end retail settings, due to the sheer amount of work involved. We hope you all will appreciate the love that goes into each wreath, but also know that our net profit each year goes straight back to the community. Order soon at http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org/shop/

    Holiday Wreaths 2017 - Fine Detail
    Each fully decorated holiday wreath crafted by The Garden Club of the Back Bay is the product of many hours of labor. We did raise our price this season for this category (other items remain at 2015/2016 rates) not because we were trying to maximize profit, but because our limited volunteer pool was having a hard time fulfilling the demand.
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BU Today’s Roadmap for a Fun-Filled Thanksgiving Weekend

Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Bruckner at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 24, and at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Find directions here and ticket prices, which vary by performance, here.

The Shops at the Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Restaurant and Santa’s hours vary. Closed Thanksgiving. Call 617-236-3100 for more information.

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The BU traditional Thanksgiving Dinner is Thursday, November 23, at Marciano Commons, 100 Bay State Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. Students can use their meal plan, dining points, guest meals, or convenience points ($12.55) or pay with cash or credit card ($15.65).

...1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 24, at MIT’s Rockwell Cage Gymnasium, 106 Vassar Street, Cambridge. Buy tickets online before November 22 to receive a discount: tickets are $12.50...

The Color Purple runs through December 3 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. Find directions here. Tickets start at $48. Find special offers for tickets here. Purchase...

Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada is at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., through December 10. Find hours and ticket information here. Find directions here. Admission is free to BU students with a valid college ID. Closed Thanksgiving.

CambridgeSide is at 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge. Store hours vary. 

    BU Today's Roadmap for a Fun-Filled Thanksgiving Weekend | BU Today | Boston University
    Terriers staying in Boston can feast on a Thanksgiving dinner on campus Performances, museum exhibitions, and sports games on tap Black Friday sales at many Boston-area shopping spots The week of Thanksgiving Day is one of the year's busiest for travel.
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3 days ago

This Roman bust from the Long Gallery is half...

This Roman bust from the Long Gallery is halfway through a laser cleaning by a member of our conservation staff. Soon this split personality will be squeaky clean on all sides and restored to the gallery! #TransformationTuesday

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This Roman bust from the Long Gallery is halfway through a laser cleaning by a member of our conservation staff. Soon this split personality will be squeaky clean on all sides and restored to the...
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On November 30, join us for a cabaret-style p...

On November 30, join us for a cabaret-style performance in celebration of Henry James and American Painting. The evening will consist of vivid vignette descriptions of James’s female characters interspersed with musical reflections on these characters drawn from opera, musical theater, and popular compositions spanning from 1870 through today. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2mOgdwN

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On November 30, join us for a cabaret-style performance in celebration of Henry James and American Painting. The evening will consist of vivid vignette descriptions of James's female characters...
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3 days ago

HAWK signal does not fly, as more changes due for Center

-- Request: Wine & Malt License Change of Manager, Sugo Cucina Italiana/RJM Inc., 162 Mass. Ave., Rudolph Maniscalco;

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Selectmen approved the proposals for Mass. Ave., Pleasant, Mystic and Swan presented Monday, Nov. 21, by DPW Director Mike Rademacher. 

...To decline the request to remove a Norway Maple at 37 Beverly Road by Rich and Kate Sands, but agreed that they should work with the tree warden...

-- Request: Sons of Italy Late Night Event, 11/25/17-11/26/17, Sons Of Italy, 19 Prentiss Road, Thomas Caccavaro; and

    HAWK signal does not fly, as more changes due for Center - > YourArlington.com - Your news, your views
    Among 15 changes coming soon to aid motorists, cyclists and pedestrians negotiating Arlington Center is this one: Replacing the confusing hybrid set of lights -- known as HAWK -- at Swan Place will be full traffic controls, converting current equipment. Selectmen approved the proposals for Mass. Ave., Pleasant, Mystic and Swan presented Monday, Nov.
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Boston Center for the Arts added an event.

Movers & Shakers 2018 January 31, 2018 | 7-9:30 PM $50 Advance | $60 Day Of 21+ | ID Required Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts Tickets on Sale November 22 Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) brings back Movers & Shakers, a delicious fundraiser hosting Boston’s hottest restaurants and caterers for a spirited competition to create a cocktail worthy of being called a work of art. Vote for your favorite creative cocktail and bite-sized masterpiece, and a panel of luminary judges will award the culinary crown. Good for the soul and the stomach, proceeds from Movers & Shakers benefit BCA programs that nurture artists, engage audiences and provide dynamic artistic experiences all year long. Featuring luminary judges; Lecolion Washington of Community Music Center of Boston, Lydia Shire of Scampo, Mikko Nissinen of Boston Ballet and Oliver Mak of Bodega. Participating Restaurants & Caterers (as of November 21, 2017): Alibi Boston Area Four Avery Bar Banyan Bar + Refuge Bistro du Midi Boston Capers Catering Capo Restaurant Cunard Tavern dbar Explorateur Cafe, Restaurant & Bar Harvest Restaurant Lion's Tail Boston Max Ultimate Food Oak + Rowan Post 390 The Sinclair Liquor Sponsors (as of November 21, 2017): Bully Boy Distillers

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Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3 – 38th Annual Christmas in Salem House Tour

Few communities have the rich legacy of historic houses that Salem, Massachusetts boasts. These homes, spanning four centuries, help define the character as well as the appearance of the city, and every year some of their owners invite visitors in to view their homes decked out in full holiday regalia, with the help of professional decorators and florists. Christmas in Salem features a glimpse into these private homes that have been professionally decorated for the holiday season as well as a series of special events such as walking tours and wine tastings that are exclusive to Christmas in Salem ticket holders. The tour, held December 1 – December 3, is sponsored by Historic Salem. A preview of 4 of the 13 houses will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 5:30–8:30 pm and will feature selected homes. On Saturday, December 2 from 10:30 am–4:30 pm and Sunday, December 3 from 11:30 am–4:30 pm all sites will be open for tours.Tickets may be purchased online at http://christmasinsalem.org, or by calling 978-745-0799.

    Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3 - 38th Annual Christmas in Salem House Tour
    Few communities have the rich legacy of historic houses that Salem, Massachusetts boasts. These homes, spanning four centuries, help define the character as well as the appearance of the city, and every year some of their owners invite visitors in to view their homes decked out in full holiday regalia, with the help of professional decorators and florists.
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Saturday, December 2, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Make a Holiday Porch Pot

Make a festive Porch Pot to adorn your stoop this Winter using Weston Nurseries fresh-cut greens, ornaments, and ribbons. Show off your stoop this Christmas season with pride.

    Saturday, December 2, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Make a Holiday Porch Pot
    Make a festive Porch Pot to adorn your stoop this Winter using Weston Nurseries fresh-cut greens, ornaments, and ribbons. Show off your stoop this Christmas season with pride. Saturday session on December 2 from 3 - 4 will be held at the Weston Nurseries of Chelmsford, 160 Pine Hill Road in Chelmsford.
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Monday, December 4, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Of Monarchs and Milkweed: A Story of Coevolution, Cultural History, and Conservation

What if your host truly didn’t want you to visit? Found you intolerable, in fact, and didn’t want you to stay? You’d think that you’d be kicked out, but that isn’t the case with monarch butterflies and the common milkweed that supports their life cycle. Using striking visual imagery, evolutionary biologist Anurag Agrawal of Cornell University will speak about some of the natural history of monarchs and milkweed, the cultural importance of milkweed’s toxins, and the current predicament of monarch declines. The talk will be held in the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretum on Monday, December 4 at 7 pm. Dr. Agrawal is an award-winning scientist and educator, who has delved deeply into the coevolution of plants and animals. His book, Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution, will be available for purchase and signing. Fee: Free Arboretum member and student, $10 nonmember. Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Monday, December 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Of Monarchs and Milkweed: A Story of Coevolution, Cultural History, and Conservation
    What if your host truly didn't want you to visit? Found you intolerable, in fact, and didn't want you to stay? You'd think that you'd be kicked out, but that isn't the case with monarch butterflies and the common milkweed that supports their life cycle.
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This photo of the Museum’s Chapel features Pa...

This photo of the Museum’s Chapel features Paul César Helleu’s The Interior of the Abbey Church of Saint Denis. The painting is surrounded by dark wood and stained glass, some featuring images of Saint Denis and some from churches in France. The end result is a work of art within an installation that is a work of art itself, something Isabella was a master of. Image: Paul César Helleu, The Interior of the Abbey Church of Saint Denis, about 1891, oil on canvas.

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    This photo of the Museum's Chapel features Paul César Helleu's The Interior of the Abbey Church of Saint Denis. The painting is surrounded by dark wood and stained glass, some featuring images of...
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Selectmen tonight: Town Night, loading-zone vote, Town Meetings

14., Request: Wine & Malt License Change of Manager, Sugo Cucina Italiana/RJM Inc., 162 Mass. Ave., Rudolph Maniscalco

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2. Norway Maple Removal at 37 Beverly Road, Rich and Kate Sands

15., Request: Sons of Italy Late Night Event, 11/25/17-11/26/17, Sons Of Italy, 19 Prentiss Road, Thomas Caccavaro

Town Hall Front Entrance, Bob Radochia, 45 Columbia Road

    Selectmen tonight: Town Night, loading-zone vote, Town Meetings - > YourArlington.com - Your news, your views
    The Board of Selectmen meets Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:15 p.m., in the selectmen's chambers, second floor, Town Hall. Agenda (linked items have supporting documents): FOR APPROVAL 1. Norway Maple Removal at 264 Renfrew St., Elisa and Bob MacDonald 2. Norway Maple Removal at 37 Beverly Road, Rich and Kate Sands 3.
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Friday, December 1, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and Saturday, December 2, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm – A Christmas Home For Everyone

The Canton Garden Club presents A Christmas Home for Everyone house tour on Friday, December 1, from 1 – 8, and Saturday, December 2, from noon – 4. The three featured houses are Home for the Holidays at 34 Century Drive, A Sporting Christmas Home at 10 Kings Road, and A Cozy Woodland Christmas at 5 Bailey Street, all in Canton. For tickets please email cantongcmembership@gmail.com. Photo courtesy of www.thecantoncitizen.com.

    Friday, December 1, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and Saturday, December 2, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm - A Christmas Home For Everyone
    The Canton Garden Club presents A Christmas Home for Everyone house tour on Friday, December 1, from 1 - 8, and Saturday, December 2, from noon - 4. The three featured houses are Home for the Holidays at 34 Century Drive, A Sporting Christmas Home at 10 Kings Road, and A Cozy Woodland Christmas at 5 Bailey Street, all in Canton.
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