4 hours ago

Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dutch Bulbs with Dan

Take an insightful walk through the gardens at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Sunday, May 6 from 11 – 1. Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist, will give insider tips about how to get the most out of your Dutch bulbs. Free with garden admission but space is limited so advance tickets are required. Reserve by phone at 401-847-1851.

    Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Dutch Bulbs with Dan
    Take an insightful walk through the gardens at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Sunday, May 6 from 11 - 1. Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist, will give insider tips about how to get the most out of your Dutch bulbs. Free with garden admission but space is limited so advance tickets are required.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 hours ago

Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale

The Reading Garden Club will hold its annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 – 1 at the Reading Town Common. Geraniums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and a number of pollinator plants (all from Mahoney’s) will be for sale along with the much sought after Member’s Perennial Plants.Rain or Shine!

    Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale
    The Reading Garden Club will hold its annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 - 1 at the Reading Town Common. Geraniums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and a number of pollinator plants (all from Mahoney's) will be for sale along with the much sought after Member's Perennial Plants.Rain or Shine!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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23 hours ago

Swans return to Public Garden May 2

...The swans will be returned to the lagoon following a parade that begins at the Beacon and Charles Street corner of the park near the “Make Way for Ducklings” statue.  Carts beautifully decorated by...

    Swans return to Public Garden May 2
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook welcome Boston's most popular waterfowl back during the 30 th Annual Return of the Swans event on Wednesday, May 2. The celebration in the Public Garden begins with entertainment at 11 a.m.
    http://sampan.org

25 hours ago

Spotlight On: Betsy Jenney

Betsy Jenney is a one-woman Newbury Street fashion powerhouse -- and she's got something for every woman.

    Spotlight On: Betsy Jenney
    Betsy Jenney is a One-Woman Newbury Street Fashion Powerhouse - And She's Got Something for Every Woman While department stores loom on Newbury Street, Betsy Jenney can hold her own. With two locations and a treasure trove of noteworthy designers, Betsy makes shopping an efficient and personal experience.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

27 hours ago

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Foodscaping

More and more gardeners are wanting to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and berries but don’t have room or want to sacrifice their flowers, trees or shrubs. The solution is edible landscaping or Foodscaping. Foodscaping is selecting attractive edibles that will enhance the beauty of your landscape while yielding delicious food. On Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in the Parkman Room of the Education Building at the Gardens at Elm Bank, garden writer Charlie Nardozzi will talk about some basic garden design techniques, unusual places to grow edibles in your yard, good edible substitutes for common ornamentals and my favorite vegetables, herbs and berries for creating an edible landscape. His book, Foodscaping, will be available for sale and signing.

    Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Foodscaping
    More and more gardeners are wanting to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and berries but don't have room or want to sacrifice their flowers, trees or shrubs. The solution is edible landscaping or Foodscaping. Foodscaping is selecting attractive edibles that will enhance the beauty of your landscape while yielding delicious food.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

29 hours ago

Monday, May 7, 12:00 noon – Wanderlust

The Falmouth Garden Club presents Wanderlust, a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, on Monday, May 7 at 12 noon at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street in Falmouth. A light luncheon will be served. $5 guest donation requested.

    Monday, May 7, 12:00 noon - Wanderlust
    The Falmouth Garden Club presents Wanderlust, a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, on Monday, May 7 at 12 noon at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street in Falmouth. A light luncheon will be served. $5 guest donation requested.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

35 hours ago

2 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Garden of Margaret Roach

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon. In her own words: “The garden, about thirty years of age, reflects my obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days of the year. Sixty-five kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every local frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens, and container groupings cover the steep two-and-one-third-acre hillside. It’s a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road.”

    Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Garden of Margaret Roach
    The Garden Conservancy's Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Seven States Daffodil Show

The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm. Free with admission to the garden. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org

    Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Seven States Daffodil Show
    The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

2 days ago

3 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am – 11:00 am – How to Create a Small & Productive Cutting Garden

Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. On Saturday May 5 at 9:30 am at Hollister House Garden, learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden. This talk by Elisabeth Cary will consider all aspects of growing cut flowers including garden design and the selection of flower varieties that hold up best as cut flowers. You will hear tips on sowing, planting, transplanting, cultivating and preparing flowers for indoor use. Elisabeth Cary was formerly the Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 30 years. She is currently developing Cooper Hill Flower Farm, a micro flower farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

    Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - How to Create a Small & Productive Cutting Garden
    Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. On Saturday May 5 at 9:30 am at Hollister House Garden, learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, & Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – African Violet Show

Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on April 28 and 29. Presented by the Bay State African Violet Society. Enjoy demonstrations on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 1–2pm. Free with admission to the garden.

    Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, & Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - African Violet Show
    Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on April 28 and 29. Presented by the Bay State African Violet Society. Enjoy demonstrations on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 1-2pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Bay Village Residents Looking for Funds to Restore Local Park

After years of wear and tear at the Bay Village Park at the corners of Charles Street South, Melrose and Fayette Streets, residents are looking for a source of funding to spruce up this hidden gem in the heart of the neighborhood.

    Bay Village Residents Looking for Funds to Restore Local Park
    After years of wear and tear at the Bay Village Park at the corners of Charles Street South, Melrose and Fayette Streets, residents are looking for a source of funding to spruce up this hidden gem in the heart of the neighborhood.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Esplanade Association and DCR Celebrate Another Year of Success

With summer right around the corner, the Esplanade Association is gearing up for another strong year along the historic park in downtown Boston.

    Esplanade Association and DCR Celebrate Another Year of Success
    With summer right around the corner, the Esplanade Association is gearing up for another strong year along the historic park in downtown Boston. At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Esplanade Association on Monday, April 9 at the Hampshire House in Beacon Hill, members caught up on the accomplishments of the organizations work from last year and got a sneak preview for what is to come this upcoming season.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Longfellow Bridge Closings Scheduled for April

MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge overnight to all vehicular traffic through Thursday, April 19, from 11:00 p.m. each night to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform work on the joints of the bridge.

    Longfellow Bridge Closings Scheduled for April
    MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge overnight to all vehicular traffic through Thursday, April 19, from 11:00 p.m. each night to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform work on the joints of the bridge. Emergency responder, bicyclist, and pedestrian travel, and MBTA Red Line service will be maintained across the bridge at all times.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala Preview Party to be held in September

With thoughts of warmer weather and the beauty it will soon bring to the park, the Esplanade Association (esplanadeassociation.org) has begun the planning for their annual Moondance Gala to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, on the banks of the Charles River.

    Esplanade Association's Moondance Gala Preview Party to be held in September
    With thoughts of warmer weather and the beauty it will soon bring to the park, the Esplanade Association (esplanadeassociation.org) has begun the planning for their annual Moondance Gala to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, on the banks of the Charles River.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Judy Tedeschi Finds True Reward in Volunteering at Rosie’s Place

Judy Tedeschi began volunteering at Rosie’s Place upon relocating to Beacon Street from the South End three years ago, but she first visited the oldest women’s shelter in the U.S. years earlier to assist in the dining room with other members of the Second Congregational Church, Cohasset.

    Judy Tedeschi Finds True Reward in Volunteering at Rosie's Place
    Judy Tedeschi began volunteering at Rosie's Place upon relocating to Beacon Street from the South End three years ago, but she first visited the oldest women's shelter in the U.S. years earlier to assist in the dining room with other members of the Second Congregational Church, Cohasset.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Letter to the Editor

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    Letter to the Editor
    To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1 in 5 deaths in the United States.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Malley Looks at Fees to Tackle Vacant Storefronts and Apartments

Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, real estate values and low unemployment rate.

    Malley Looks at Fees to Tackle Vacant Storefronts and Apartments
    Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, real estate values and low unemployment rate.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

BHWF Members Hear Talks on New Research for Saving Lives

We are made from more bacteria than human cells. Not only that, many of them positively contribute to our way of life by helping us be healthy, active, and produce vitamins. To address the bad bacteria, antibiotic treatment has saved billions of lives. However, the World Health Organization predicts that antibacterial resistance will be the cause of 10 million deaths annually by 2050. At the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum April lecture, guest speakers Drs. Laurence G. Rahme and Amy Tsurumi discuss how their innovative research in multi-host bacterial pathogenesis and anti-virulence therapeutics work to address the public health threat of antibiotic resistance.

    BHWF Members Hear Talks on New Research for Saving Lives
    We are made from more bacteria than human cells. Not only that, many of them positively contribute to our way of life by helping us be healthy, active, and produce vitamins. To address the bad bacteria, antibiotic treatment has saved billions of lives.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Boston City Council Updates

The following items were discussed at the Boston City Council Meeting on April 11.

    Boston City Council Updates
    The following items were discussed at the Boston City Council Meeting on April 11. Increasing Access to Voter Registration The Boston City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Police Briefs 04-17-2018

Beacon Hll Beat

    Police Briefs 04-17-2018
    Larceny from Motor Vehicle 04/02/18 - A male suspect stole the victim's wallet from inside his work truck at about 1:24 a.m. The truck was parked in an alley behind a Park Plaza restaurant, and the wallet contained U.S. currency, bank/credit cards and the victim's driver's license. The suspect fled on foot.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

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