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23 hours ago

Saturday, July 7, 11:00 am – Growing Fresh Culinary Herbs

It’s easy to grow your own culinary herbs! Fresh and nutritious herbs are a healthy and fun way to liven up any meal. This Cambridge Center for Adult Education class on Saturday, July 7 at 11 am will focus on the most common herbs used in cooking. Whether you have a garden or a windowsill for containers, you’ll be able to plant, grow, and harvest your very own herbs. Handouts will include information on herbs and growing instructions. Instructor: Iris Weaver. The class will take place at 42 Brattle Street in Cambridge, and is $50. Register online at http://learn.ccae.org/modules/shop/index.html?action=courseBrowse&TagID=254

    Saturday, July 7, 11:00 am - Growing Fresh Culinary Herbs
    It's easy to grow your own culinary herbs! Fresh and nutritious herbs are a healthy and fun way to liven up any meal. This Cambridge Center for Adult Education class on Saturday, July 7 at 11 am will focus on the most common herbs used in cooking.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

23 hours ago

Thursday, July 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Nantucket Open Day

The Garden Conservancy announces Nantucket Open Day on Thursday, July 12 from 10 – 4. Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.

    Thursday, July 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Nantucket Open Day
    The Garden Conservancy announces Nantucket Open Day on Thursday, July 12 from 10 - 4. Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance. A must - visit is Blueberry Hill. An oak forest and tupelo grove protect the house and garden from ocean winds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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47 hours ago

Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Society East Falmouth Garden Tour

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine last year, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes. Espaliered pear and dogwood trees and archways of beeches and hydrangeas are some of the many features to be discovered in this 34 year old garden created by the homeowners / professional horticulturists. More than 30 hydrangea cultivars are integrated into the mixed borders. Yearly changes make this garden well worth a return trip. Open: Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10 – 4. The proceeds from this garden tour will benefit the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine. Pay cash at the door. For more information visit http://www.thecapecodhydrangeasociety.org/

    Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Society East Falmouth Garden Tour
    The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine last year, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

47 hours ago

Wednesdays, July 11 – July 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Art of Planting Design

In this three-session Massachusetts Horticultural Society tutorial course, Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You’ll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.

    Wednesdays, July 11 - July 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - The Art of Planting Design
    In this three-session Massachusetts Horticultural Society tutorial course, Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You'll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

2 days ago

Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Opening Night Party

Join gardeners, nonprofits and organizers of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Cape Cod Beer for a celebratory opening night party. Come out and try Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Cocktail. Free to attend. Open to public. Cape Cod Beer is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis. Image courtesy of Yankee Magazine.

    Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Opening Night Party
    Join gardeners, nonprofits and organizers of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 at Cape Cod Beer for a celebratory opening night party. Come out and try Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Cocktail. Free to attend. Open to public. Cape Cod Beer is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Deek Diedricksen Tiny House Raffle

What would you do with a tiny house? Purchase a raffle ticket today ($15) from the Fuller Craft Museum and enter to win your very own Tiny House. In the spirit of play and in collaboration with HGTV host Deek Diedricksen, Fuller Craft Museum presents a chance to win your very own Tiny House. The house will be on view for the duration of Diedricksen’s installation FORTitude and the upcoming Playtime in the Making exhibition at the Museum, which is located at 455 Oak Street in Brockton. The raffle drawing will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018. Once you purchase your ticket online, you will not receive a physical ticket, but a ticket in your name will be submitted to our fishbowl for the official drawing. Our lucky winner will be able to take home their Tiny house at the end of the exhibition on September 16.

    Deek Diedricksen Tiny House Raffle
    What would you do with a tiny house? Purchase a raffle ticket today ($15) from the Fuller Craft Museum and enter to win your very own Tiny House. In the spirit of play and in collaboration with HGTV host Deek Diedricksen, Fuller Craft Museum presents a chance to win your very own Tiny House.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Letters to the Editor

My vote in support of Mayor Walsh’s Short Term Rental Ordinance

    Letters to the Editor
    My vote in support of Mayor Walsh's Short Term Rental Ordinance Dear Editor: "Last night, along with many of my colleagues, I attended a 'Make Boston Affordable!' community meeting and rally at the Boston Teachers Union co-sponsored by MAHA and the GBIO.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Residents Lack Access to Primary and Specialty Care

While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.  Many states however, have been proactive about removing practice barriers to increase access to NP driven care.

    Residents Lack Access to Primary and Specialty Care
    While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Charles River Watershed Association Welcomes New Executive Director

The Charles River Watershed Association announced that it has named Emily Norton, who is currently director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club, as CRWA’s new executive director. She succeeds longtime CRWA Executive Director Bob Zimmerman.

    Charles River Watershed Association Welcomes New Executive Director
    The Charles River Watershed Association announced that it has named Emily Norton, who is currently director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club, as CRWA's new executive director. She succeeds longtime CRWA Executive Director Bob Zimmerman. Norton, of Newton, brings widespread experience in both politics and environmental advocacy to CRWA.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Carvalho Sees His Public Service as Setting Strong Foundation for DA Run

Evandro Carvalho believes his campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney is picking up momentum with just under three months to go before the Democratic primary is held on Sept. 4.

    Carvalho Sees His Public Service as Setting Strong Foundation for DA Run
    Evandro Carvalho believes his campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney is picking up momentum with just under three months to go before the Democratic primary is held on Sept. 4.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

SUMMER EVENING AT OTIS HOUSE THIS THURSDAY

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner
    SUMMER EVENING AT OTIS HOUSE THIS THURSDAY Get your tickets online at www.bhcivic.org or call the BHCA office at 617-227-1922. The Beacon Hill Civic Association has various committees that focus on a targeted range of issues and initiatives aligning with the BHCA mission.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

City Council Adopts Amended Short-Term Rental Ordinance:Eliminates Investor Units, Leeway on Owner-Occupants

The Boston City Council voted late Wednesday afternoon to adopt Mayor Martin Walsh’s amended short-term rental ordinance by a vote of 11-2, eliminating the controversial investor units that have been described as “de facto hotels,” but also giving some new leeway to owner-occupants to rent out their units for short-term platforms.

    City Council Adopts Amended Short-Term Rental Ordinance:Eliminates Investor Units, Leeway on Owner-Occupants
    The Boston City Council voted late Wednesday afternoon to adopt Mayor Martin Walsh's amended short-term rental ordinance by a vote of 11-2, eliminating the controversial investor units that have been described as "de facto hotels," but also giving some new leeway to owner-occupants to rent out their units for short-term platforms. "We have eliminated the investor units that are putting pressure on our housing market, and we're also allowing this industry to operate and grow," said Councilor Michael Flaherty, who chaired the committee that looked at the new effort.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Kingsley Montessori Graduation

Dorothy Elizabeth Russell and Ceva Gabrielle Stanley embrace and remember some great memories from elementary school during the Kingsley Montessori School graduation on Thursday, June 13, in the Back Bay Events Center. Graduates were encouraged by Kingsley alumnus Max Aboko-Cole, who delivered the alumni address, and is now a student at American University.

    Kingsley Montessori Graduation
    Dorothy Elizabeth Russell and Ceva Gabrielle Stanley embrace and remember some great memories from elementary school during the Kingsley Montessori School graduation on Thursday, June 13, in the Back Bay Events Center. Graduates were encouraged by Kingsley alumnus Max Aboko-Cole, who delivered the alumni address, and is now a student at American University.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Emerald Necklace Conservancy to Celebrate 20 Years with Art Exhibition

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, they have proposed a 12-week art exhibition in the parks. This is one of three initiatives the Conservancy is pursuing to honor the anniversary.

    Emerald Necklace Conservancy to Celebrate 20 Years with Art Exhibition
    The Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, they have proposed a 12-week art exhibition in the parks. This is one of three initiatives the Conservancy is pursuing to honor the anniversary. Exhibition Curator and Project Manager Jen Mergel presented the proposal at a Boston Art Commission hearing on June 12.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Police Briefs 06-19-2018

Beacon Hill Beat

    Police Briefs 06-19-2018
    Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 06/03/18 - A Charles Street restaurant worker reported another employee assaulted him at around 4 p.m. The supervisor said the victim got into a verbal altercation with an employee over doing his side work before it escalated into a physical assault.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

Tuesdays, July 10 & 17, 10:30 pm – 12:00 noon – The Great Outdoors

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to join adjunct instructor Martha Wright to reflect in the Japanese garden, tour sculpture on MFA lawns, and savor the sunshine in landscapes in the galleries.  The two session Looking Together event will take place Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 – 12. Meet at the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center.  $64 for MFA members, $80 for nonmembers. Tickets required. Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first session; individual sessions are not available. You may purchase tickets online at www.mfa.org. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk .

    Tuesdays, July 10 & 17, 10:30 pm - 12:00 noon - The Great Outdoors
    The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to join adjunct instructor Martha Wright to reflect in the Japanese garden, tour sculpture on MFA lawns, and savor the sunshine in landscapes in the galleries. The two session Looking Together event will take place Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 - 12.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Eastham Garden Tour

The Eastham Garden Tour drew huge crowds at last year’s Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. This year five unique Eastham gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 10th, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, go to http://EasthamGardenTour.org or contact the Eastham Library, (508) 240-5950.

    Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Eastham Garden Tour
    The Eastham Garden Tour drew huge crowds at last year's Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. This year five unique Eastham gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 10th, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, go to http://EasthamGardenTour.org or contact the Eastham Library, (508) 240-5950. $5 single entry tickets sold at gardens on tour days.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

4 days ago

Friday, June 29, 5:00 pm – Cocktails in Great Gardens – Kinderhook, New York

Berkshire Botanical Garden again hosts its Cocktails in Great Gardens series, and on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, they will be in a private garden in Kinderhook, New York. An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property. The main garden was conceived as a contained counterpoint to the surrounding farmland with a series of spaces, each with its own character. A kitchen garden of boxwood parterres and espaliered pears is planted with summer vegetables and herbs; the main lawn is enclosed by a boxwood and hornbeam hedge with a visual break revealing a view to the pond, fields, and mountains beyond.

    Friday, June 29, 5:00 pm - Cocktails in Great Gardens - Kinderhook, New York
    Berkshire Botanical Garden again hosts its Cocktails in Great Gardens series, and on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, they will be in a private garden in Kinderhook, New York. An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Thursday, June 28, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Plant Hunters: Lions and Tigers and …Xenophobic Tibetan Lamas? Oh My!

Have you ever wondered how the Douglas Fir got its name? Or how the tree’s namesake met his end by a wild bull in Hawaii? Join Steve Jackson, Mount Auburn’s Plant Records & GIS Manager, for an early evening stroll through the cemetery (580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) to hear the stories of the plant hunters who often risked their lives to bring us the plants we have in Mount Auburn’s landscape. The walk will take place Thursday, June 28 at 5:30, and is $7 for Friends of Mount Auburn, $12 for general public. Register at http://mountauburn.org/event/plant-hunters-lions-and-tigers-andxenophobic-tibetan-lamas-oh-my/

    Thursday, June 28, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Plant Hunters: Lions and Tigers and ...Xenophobic Tibetan Lamas? Oh My!
    Have you ever wondered how the Douglas Fir got its name? Or how the tree's namesake met his end by a wild bull in Hawaii? Join Steve Jackson, Mount Auburn's Plant Records & GIS Manager, for an early evening stroll through the cemetery (580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) to hear the stories of the plant hunters who often risked their lives to bring us the plants we have in Mount Auburn's landscape.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

5 days ago

Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – A Summer Party

The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 – 8 on the Roof at Taj Boston, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company.  Visit http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2018/06/05/2018summerparty/ for ticket information.  The event sells out, so act now!

    Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - A Summer Party
    The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 - 8 on the Roof at Taj Boston, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company. Visit http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2018/06/05/2018summerparty/ for ticket information. The event sells out, so act now!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Tree Health Assessment

Jerry Bond, Urban Forestry Consultant, Urban Forest Analytics LLC, will lead Arnold Arboretum attendees through a new field protocol for obtaining quick and reliable estimates of tree health, a critical component of tree condition. He will introduce his process of observation, with emphasis on producing repeatable and useful results. After practicing techniques in the field, he will present the way field observations can be interpreted and transformed into reliable information for communicating to clients. Jerry will also stress understanding the limits of observation in order to guard against making assumptions. A second outdoor session will test real-world application of these methods. He will explain the biological foundation for his field protocol and end the program with the day-to-day utility of this approach within various work contexts. This class is based on the book, Urban Tree Health: A Practical and Precise Estimation Method, by Jerry Bond, published in 2012. Lunch will be provided. $150.

    Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Tree Health Assessment
    Jerry Bond, Urban Forestry Consultant, Urban Forest Analytics LLC, will lead Arnold Arboretum attendees through a new field protocol for obtaining quick and reliable estimates of tree health, a critical component of tree condition. He will introduce his process of observation, with emphasis on producing repeatable and useful results.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

6 days ago

6 days ago

Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Gloucester Garden Tour

Join Generous Gardeners on Saturday, July 7 from 10 – 4 in the intriguing Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester for the sixth annual Gloucester Garden Tour. Explore more than a dozen lovely private gardens, quarries and ocean views. Rain or Shine. Contact Susan Kelly or 781-346-1363. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased the day of the tour at 1123 Washington St, Gloucester, MA, or in advance online at http://generousgardeners.org/gloucester-garden-tour/.

    Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Gloucester Garden Tour
    Join Generous Gardeners on Saturday, July 7 from 10 - 4 in the intriguing Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester for the sixth annual Gloucester Garden Tour. Explore more than a dozen lovely private gardens, quarries and ocean views. Rain or Shine. Contact Susan Kelly or 781-346-1363.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Thursday, February 14 – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – San Miguel de Allende

Join Pacific Horticulture for Valentine’s Day in romantic San Miguel de Allende. Private garden visits include a lush, walled compound, a collector’s home and garden with sculpture and fabulous Mexican art, and a quirky artist retreat filled with ongoing mosaic projects. We’ll visit The Mask Museum in San Miguel housed adjacent to a charming courtyard garden and explore el Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden and nature preserve (below). History and folk art await us in Dolores Hidalgo and Atotonilco.

    Thursday, February 14 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - San Miguel de Allende
    Join Pacific Horticulture for Valentine's Day in romantic San Miguel de Allende. Private garden visits include a lush, walled compound, a collector's home and garden with sculpture and fabulous Mexican art, and a quirky artist retreat filled with ongoing mosaic projects.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Jun 17

Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm – Encouraging Healthy Bird Population In Massachusetts

Birds are not only winged harbingers of spring, they are harbingers of healthy ecosystems. 2018 is the ‘Year of the Bird’ and new research exposes the critical role that farmland and other diverse habitats provide for birdlife. In New England, birds associated with grass- and shrublands represent some of the most treasured wildlife in Massachusetts, but they are also some of the most imperiled and rapidly declining bird groups. Most of these birds depend significantly on privately-owned lands, agricultural landscapes, and the efforts of individual landowners in order to survive.

    Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm - Encouraging Healthy Bird Population In Massachusetts
    Birds are not only winged harbingers of spring, they are harbingers of healthy ecosystems. 2018 is the 'Year of the Bird' and new research exposes the critical role that farmland and other diverse habitats provide for birdlife.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Jun 17

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