8 min ago

The company tells Patch it has purchased a fo...

The company tells Patch it has purchased a food truck, and that it's checking out a major new location.

    Kelly's Roast Beef, Done In Natick, Eyes Big New Changes
    NATICK, MA - When its lease agreement for its Natick location came up recently, Kelly's Roast Beef decided not to renew. Instead, Kelly's set its eyes on a new sort of expansion. After 20 years located inside Jordan's Furniture in Natick, the landmark is now closed, shuttering its doors on Jan.
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1 hour ago

It's about time!

It's about time!

    J.D. Martinez Close To Signing With Red Sox: Reports
    BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox are close to finally making their move this offseason. Boston and outfielder J.D. Martinez are "moving close to a deal," according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. The news comes just days before the team opens its spring training schedule.
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1 hour ago

Religion Notes

At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are [...]

    Religion Notes
    At Mars Hill Fellowship ChurchAmos A. Lawrence School, 27 Francis St., Brookline, marshillfellowshipchurch.com.Pre-service prayer: 10: 45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays.Congregation Mishkan Tefila384 Harvard St., Brookline617-332-7770; info@MishkanTefila.org; MishkanTefila.org.Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.We began our newest chapter as a pillar of the campus in 2016 and we are getting ready for the opening of the campus building this coming year.
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1 hour ago

Boomers and Beyond

The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.February spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month’s spotlighted opportunities include Coffee Duty from 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Food Commodity Program on third Wednesday of each month — Russian and Chinese interpreters morning and afternoon shifts and people able to [...]

    Boomers and Beyond
    The following programs will take place at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. For information, call 617-730-2770 or brooklineseniorcenter.org.February spotlighted volunteer opportunities: This month's spotlighted opportunities include Coffee Duty from 8-9 a.m.
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1 hour ago

Blood drives announced for Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need [...]

    Blood drives announced for Red Cross Month
    During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.
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1 hour ago

Around Brookline

UpcomingThursday, Feb. 22David Polansky performance: 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. An accomplished musician, Polansky entertains audiences of all ages with a program that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity.NT Live: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:” 7 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard St., Brookline. Cost: $20- [...]

    Around Brookline
    UpcomingThursday, Feb. 22David Polansky performance: 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. An accomplished musician, Polansky entertains audiences of all ages with a program that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity.NT Live: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:" 7 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard St., Brookline.
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2 hours ago

Brookline athlete sets school record

Senior forward Michal Alge, of Brookline, set a school record for most-ever career rebounds on the Yeshiva University women’s basketball team. Alge grabbed her 832nd career rebound during the opening quarter, which breaks a program record that was previously held by Rebecca Yoshor. For the game, Alge produced a double-double with 12 points and 19 rebounds. Ten of Alge’s 19 boards were on the offensive side. The Boston native also forced three steals and distributed two [...]

    Brookline athlete sets school record
    Senior forward Michal Alge, of Brookline, set a school record for most-ever career rebounds on the Yeshiva University women's basketball team. Alge grabbed her 832nd career rebound during the opening quarter, which breaks a program record that was previously held by Rebecca Yoshor. For the game, Alge produced a double-double with 12 points and 19 rebounds.
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4 hours ago

February 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at The Bowditch School building, Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to the left of the main stairs).  Agenda includes: (1) Approval of letter from JPNC and community groups to MassDOT requesting that funding for Arborway Yard improvements be included in MassDOT’s Capital Improvement Plan; (2) Jamaica Plain NDC presentation of their project on Call Street and Carolina Avenue (former MassDOT parcels); (3) Short term leasing and the proposal before the City Council to regulate short term rentals – presentation by Rich Giordano, Director of Policy & Community Planning, Fenway CDC; and, (4) Good Jobs Standards – review of draft guidelines for construction and permanent jobs.

    February 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at The Bowditch School building, Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to the left of the main stairs).
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5 hours ago

They found the chimney on the first floor.

They found the chimney on the first floor.

    Back Bay Building Collapses, Tying Up Busy Block
    BOSTON, MA - A Beacon Street building collapsed Monday morning, forcing authorities to block off a bust Back Bay block. Firefighters responding to 361 Beacon St. found a chimney on the first floor of the four-story brownstone, which was under construction. The building was not occupied and no injures have been reported.
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6 hours ago

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacati...

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall, artmaking in the Studio, and much, much more! Learn more or get tickets: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We're thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall,...
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7 hours ago

Got something to say? Want to share one of yo...

Got something to say? Want to share one of your passions? Interested in reporting local news? Here's how to do it on Patch.

    Want To Post On Patch? It's Easy As 1-2-3
    Patch has long been teaming up with locals motivated to highlight the people, places, events and stories that make their communities unique. And now it's easier than ever to get your voice on Patch. So whether you're a writer interested in becoming a contributing writer on our site or you're passionate about sharing events for your local nonprofit, here's how to start posting on Patch.
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14 hours ago

Chris Flisher: Entering period of relative calm

Week of Feb. 19After a busy month with eclipses behind us now we are entering a period of relative calm with few direct aspects kicking in. We have begun the Chinese New Year and we have experienced the new Moon solar eclipse within the last week. The most dominant theme this week is the ingress of the Sun into Pisces. Pisces is a mutable water sign, meaning that this person exhibits a deeply intuitive quality that wanders into a dream-like realm where the arts, [...]

    Chris Flisher: Entering period of relative calm
    Week of Feb. 19After a busy month with eclipses behind us now we are entering a period of relative calm with few direct aspects kicking in. We have begun the Chinese New Year and we have experienced the new Moon solar eclipse within the last week.
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16 hours ago

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24 hours ago

Police just happened to be driving past this ...

Police just happened to be driving past this gas station, when THIS made them turn around.

    Police Witness Fight, Stabbing At Brighton Gas Station
    BOSTON, MA - Sunday morning as State Troopers were driving by they saw three men fighting and one man get stabbed at a gas station in Brighton near the Brookline border. After turning around and heading back to the gas station police said the three men stopped fighting and the troopers saw that a 25-year-old man had been stabbed during the brawl.
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24 hours ago

If you love the people, places and events tha...

If you love the people, places and events that make your community unique, you might make a good Patch Mayor.

    Love Your Town? Volunteer To Be A 'Patch Mayor'
    If you want to celebrate your hometown, consider volunteering as a Patch Mayor. You could play a leading role in civic life as a Patch Mayor by sharing information about your town's people, places and events. Promote new businesses. Celebrate local awards and accomplishments. Share news about people who need help.
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25 hours ago

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close f...

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner’s. His fanciful design for her museum’s majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith, Uniform Design for Theobaldo Travi, 1901-1903, graphite, ink and watercolor on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner's. His fanciful design for her museum's majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith,...
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26 hours ago

Proof that Presidents Day just may be the mos...

Proof that Presidents Day just may be the most uneventful national holiday of them all.

    Watch Bored Pandas Celebrate Presidents Like You - Doing Nothing
    WASHINGTON, DC - Whether you call it Presidents Day or Washington's Birthday - the name the federal code uses to give its employees Monday, Feb. 19, a day off - the holiday is a bit mushy, some might even say boring.
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27 hours ago

Live updates from the Daytona 500

Keep up to date on all of the action from the opening race of the NASCAR season.

    SPEEDWEEKS LIVE: 60th Daytona 500 goes green
    Green flagThe green flag has fallen on the 60th running of the Daytona 500 before a full house at Daytona International Speedway.Polesitter Alex Bowman, driving the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, brought the 40-car field to the green flag.Denny Hamlin started second in the No.
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29 hours ago

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter beca...

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man she was speaking with about the work was in fact the artist Isabella reportedly said, “I feel that either we will soon become enemies, or also forever, very, very good friends. Come to tea with me this afternoon.” #AndersZorn #OnThisDay Painting: Anders Zorn, The Omnibus (detail), 1892, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man...
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29 hours ago

Stay on top of what's happening around town.

Stay on top of what's happening around town.

    Subscribe to Patch
    Get updates on local news, school closings, police and fire activity, and everything else happening where you live with Patch's local newsletters and real-time alerts. Enter your town name or ZIP code to get started.
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30 hours ago

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presid...

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents’ Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents' Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ
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32 hours ago

Your fireplace should be crackling not cracki...

Your fireplace should be crackling not cracking.

    How Much Does It Cost To Remodel Your Fireplace Before Winter?
    It won't be long now before the leaves turn, temperatures drop and you'll want nothing more than to come inside and relax by a warm, crackling fireplace. If you've neglected your fireplace over the summer (or over the last several years) it might be time for a fireside facelift.
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40 hours ago

45 hours ago

The footage is quite unbelievable. Do you thi...

The footage is quite unbelievable. Do you think the airline should have done something differently? (via Newark, NJ Patch)

    'Demonic' Child Yells For 8 Hours During Flight To NJ (Video)
    NEWARK, NJ - Eight hours can be a long time. Just ask the passengers of a Lufthansa flight from Germany to Newark, who endured a screech-fest from a young child who was apparently allowed to carry on for the entire ride.
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45 hours ago

See the good eats - actually, the best eats -...

See the good eats - actually, the best eats - around Massachusetts.

    MA 2018 James Beard Award Semifinalists: Full List
    It's Oscar season again in the food world. The James Beard Foundation released its list of semifinalists Wednesday for national and regional chef and restaurant awards and, perhaps unsurprisingly, numerous Massachusetts restaurants and chefs are up for awards this year.
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2 days ago

The massive fire broke out around 4:30 p.m., ...

The massive fire broke out around 4:30 p.m., according to news reports.

    Revere Fire Breaks Out At Appliance Store
    REVERE, MA - Authorities are on scene of a massive fire in Revere that has reportedly broken out at Sozio's Appliance store on Squire Road. Fox Boston reports the fire tore through the store around 4:30 p.m. Patch will update this report.
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2 days ago

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems t...

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped domes, domed kiosks (chhatris), and arched entrances. The Bara Imambara in nearby Lucknow, a complex of structures built around 1784, with many gateways, courtyards, and monumental facades, may have been the source of the motif. Object: Unknown artist, Tray, about 1880, brass, tin, and lac.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped...
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2 days ago

These ideas will take you just a second, but ...

These ideas will take you just a second, but make a difference in someone’s life.

    Random Acts Of Kindness Day 2018 Is Saturday: 10 Things To Do
    10 Ways To Be Nicer on Random Acts of Kindness Day - Across America, US - Here are 10 simple things you can do on Random Acts of Kindness Day Saturday, Feb. 17. What can you add to the list?
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2 days ago

See how much snow is headed your way tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter stom watch for eastern Massachusetts from 7 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday.Most of the area is expected to see six inches of snow.The snow is expected to be heaviest between 10 p.m Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday.SEE HOW MUCH SNOW YOU'RE LIKELY TO GET[gh:iframe height="880px" src="https://docs.google.com/viewer? [...]

    See how much snow is headed your way tonight
    The National Weather Service has issued a winter stom watch for eastern Massachusetts from 7 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday. Most of the area is expected to see six inches of snow. The snow is expected to be heaviest between 10 p.m Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday.
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2 days ago

So, really: Are wireless security systems as ...

So, really: Are wireless security systems as secure as wired systems? The verdict is in.

    6 Home Security System Myths Debunked
    Home is a place that should always feel safe. It's your sanctuary - where you go to escape all the craziness of the outside world. An up-to-date, top quality home security system can help you protect your space and provide you with peace of mind. But not all security systems are created equal.
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2 days ago

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director ...

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments. Tickets available now: http://bit.ly/2Ezj8kK

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico's San Marco altarpiece,...
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2 days ago

An updated look at the storm details for toni...

An updated look at the storm details for tonight.

    MA Weather Forecast: When The Snow Will Start
    You already know to expect a healthy amount of snow tonight. It won't be a blizzard - while the snowfall rates and poor visibility qualify, we won't have enough wind - but your front yard will look a lot different when you wake up from when you went to sleep.
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2 days ago

What spot in town always reminds you of love?...

What spot in town always reminds you of love?

    This Is The Most Romantic Spot In Town - Because You Said So
    A picture may be worth a thousand words. But visiting the very spot where something truly magical went down? Now that's priceless. The biggest perk of having a romantic "first" near home - a first kiss, a blind date or even a wedding - is that you get to take a literal walk down memory lane any time you want.
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2 days ago

Need some Saturday sports talk? Check out the...

Need some Saturday sports talk? Check out these guys.

    The Grandstanders Live Show! Patriots, Red Sox & Celtics Talk!
    The Grandstanders Live! crew, Host Scott Kerman, Uncle Joe McLaughlin, Milton's first son Tim Hoey and The Barber to the Stars, Hollywood Pete MacGillvary, tackle the Patriots, Coach Bill, Red Sox, Gronk, Brock Holt, Curfews, Paul Pierce's never ending retirement ceremony and so much more.
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2 days ago

2 days ago

And you thought your wedding was expensive. (...

And you thought your wedding was expensive. (via SoHo-Little Italy Patch)

    See How Insanely Expensive It Is To Get Married In NYC
    MANHATTAN, NY - Manhattan was the most expensive place to get married last year with a typical wedding costing more than double what it would elsewhere in the country, according to a new study. The average couple who got married in Manhattan spent $76,944 on their special day last year, the study said.
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2 days ago

WWE is reportedly considering an offer as Gro...

WWE is reportedly considering an offer as Gronk weighs his future in football.

    WWE Willing To Offer Rob Gronkowski 'Rousey-Like' Deal: Report
    If Rob Gronkowski decides to leave the New England Patriots, he'll still have a chance to win a championship. Just in a different New England-based "sports" group. Dave Meltzer, who is the Godfather of wrestling journalism, reported in his Wrestling Observer Newsletter Thursday that the Stamford, CT-based World Wrestling Entertainment is willing to offer Gronkowski a deal similar to the one it just gave former UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey.
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3 days ago

A Massachusetts man has been charged with dri...

A Massachusetts man has been charged with driving a stolen bakery truck into a Planned Parenthood in New Jersey.

    Man Used Truck To 'Attack' NJ Planned Parenthood Clinic: Cops
    EAST ORANGE, NJ - Authorities charged a Massachusetts driver with aggravated assault and other offenses after he allegedly plowed a stolen bakery delivery truck into a Planned Parenthood health clinic in Essex County earlier this week.
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3 days ago

The two teens said they were going to attack ...

The two teens said they were going to attack the high school, according to police.

    Rockland Teens Charged With Terrorism Threat Towards High School
    ROCKLAND, MA - Two freshmen at Rockland High School have been arrested for allegedly threatening to commit acts of violence at the school on Friday afternoon, school and police officials confirmed. The 14- and 15-year-old boys from Rockland were arrested and charged making terroristic threats and disturbing a school assembly.
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3 days ago

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora ...

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!
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3 days ago

Library events: Feb. 22 to March 8

Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will open at noon March 7 because of a staff development session. We apologize for any inconvenience.Black History Month Film SeriesIn honor of Black History Month, the Village Library will screen the last film of this series Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Snacks and hot cocoa will be provided. This series is sponsored by the Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Brookline [...]

    Library events: Feb. 22 to March 8
    Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will open at noon March 7 because of a staff development session. We apologize for any inconvenience.Black History Month Film SeriesIn honor of Black History Month, the Village Library will screen the last film of this series Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.
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3 days ago

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Feb. 12-16

Your picture could be the next reader photo featured! Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.

    ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Feb. 12-16
    Your picture could be the next reader photo featured! Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.
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