Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Here's a good sign that it's almost summer.
The Farmer’s Market will reopen their summer hours from on Thursdays June 13 until October 31. Economic Development Director Kara Brewton told the Board of Selectmen that the summer Farmer’s Market will be earlier than normal this year. “It’s going to be one week earlier than usual because the Fourth of July falls on a Thursday,” Brewton said. “The agreement will be pretty much the same as last year.” Selectmen Nancy Daly said that she was looking forward to the return of the Market. “I have heard people say that ours is the most successful in the state.” Brewton told the Selectmen that the Health Department researched farmer’s markets in the state and found that Brookline’s is one of the few non-profit markets in the …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Here are five things going on in town today and this weekend.
1. Weather: The National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny day with a high near 38. The evening will cool down to 25 and cloud over. 2. Hebrew Play Classes for Young Kids (0 - 3): Join an exciting and interactive program for parents and children that exposes families to the joys of learning and speaking Hebrew as well as to Israeli culture at 10:00 a.m. at Congregation Kehillath Israel. 3. EPOCH hosts weekly discussion groups, open to the public: EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., will host weekly discussion groups on a variety of topics every Friday at 1:30 p.m. 4. FREE First Time Home Buyer Seminar- Brookline: You are invited to attend a FREE First Time Home Buyer Seminar with Prudential Unlimited Realty at 10 …
Friday, July 13, 2012
A photo gallery of the various produce, items, and baked goods available in Brookline's annual farmer's market.
The Brookline Farmer's Market is back for the summer, with a whole slew of products for any needs: vegetables, meats, baked goods, gifts--even knife sharpening. Flip through the gallery above, or add some of your own photos to the collection. Then, head to the comments to share some of your favorite purchases, or great stories from the stalls. Vendors' schedules may vary from week to week. [Update: Added the Who's At the Market section. 12:09 p.m.]
Friday, June 17, 2011
With only a little effort, even poor growing conditions can yield a modest harvest—and immeasurable personal satisfaction.
I do have some outdoor space—a luxury in a Brookline apartment—but it is hardly the ideal location for a vegetable garden. Though it boasts several small raised beds and plenty of room for individual pots and planters, the walls of our six-story building block off most of the day’s sunlight from the south and west. A high privacy screen to the east casts odd shadows on an otherwise promising bit of dirt. Our sunniest patches are in direct light for only about five hours on the longest days of June. At times it seems that the only less favorable growing conditions would be indoors—and north of the Arctic Circle. Two years ago, defying conventional growing wisdom, I bought a pack of six basil starts at the farmers’ market. I plopped them all…
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday Night's Board of Selectmen meeting was more than just phone books and commendations.
Some of the big stories from the Selectmen's meeting on Tuesday night were the suggestion by fourth and fifth graders of a phone book opt-in program, and commendations for Brookline Police officers. There was a full meeting scheduled with other items for discussion. Students from the Park School's fourth and fifth grade classes presented their ideas for a phonebook opt-in program. Five students wrote letters, and read them to the Selectmen petitioning them to reduce waste by passing a bill which would provide phonebooks only to those who use them. The Selectmen unanimously voted to put the matter before the Selectmen's Climate Action Committee, who will help the kids put together a Town Meeting Warrant Article. The Brookline Police also …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
A look at weekend happenings in Brookline.
Where/When: Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, at Allandale Farm. Why: The farmer's market welcomes three unique sellers this weekend with a series of tastings. Come and experience Redeye Roasters, Ever So Humble Pie and Samira's Homemade. Pricing: Varies Where/When: Coolidge Corner Theatre, 10:30 a.m. Saturday Why: Coolidge hosts a morning of turn-of-the-century entertainment with dancing and playing marionettes performing a show to the tune of classic composers. Pricing: $9.75 Adults and $7.75 Kids Where/When: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Minot Rose Garden Why: Master Rosarian David Cannistraro teaches care of roses to interested visitors of all skill and experience levels. If you are thinking about starting a rose garden, start with…