Friday, November 30, 2012
Here are five things going on in and around town you need to know about.
1. Weather: The National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny day with a high near 36. The evening will cloud over and the temperature will drop to around 27. 2. SoleMates Walking Group: The Solemates, the Senior Center’s walking group, meets regularly on Friday mornings at 10:00 am. At the Brookline Senior Center. 3. Holiday Craft Fair at the VineRipe Grill: Free and open to the public for holiday shopping. Beautiful handmade crafts are for sale as well as a men's clothing line at Vine Ripe Grill at 5 p.m. 4. Tis the Season…Red Sox Transform Fenway Park into Festive Winter Wonderland for Inaugural Red Sox Holiday Bash: The Red Sox will transform America’s Most Beloved Ballpark into a winter wonderland at the Red Sox Holiday Bash, a …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Today is the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park. The Red Sox will play the New York Yankees, the team they played on this day in 1912.
If you live in Brookline, the oldest ball field in the country is practically in your backyard. Yesterday, after work, of course, I went to the open house at Fenway Park and toured the stadium with thousands of my friends, walked on the track and took this photo from one of the private suites that was open to the public. A once in a lifetime opportunity for me! Share your fondest memory of Fenway Park in the comments section below. Maybe we will see you on TV at today's game!
Monday, February 13, 2012
No, not that ball park, but a fantastic alternative for the whole family to enjoy.
On Saturday, the Red Sox equipment van pulled out of Fenway Park on its journey to Florida and spring training 2012. My sons were practicing curveballs in the back yard and the excitement of spring baseball and a new Red Sox season came upon me. It made me remember a particular date night when I took my wife, Adrienne, to her first minor league baseball game. At the time, we lived in Newburyport with our twin toddlers and I was writing a sports column for the local newspaper. I wanted to write a piece on the Lowell Spinners, the Red Sox minor league affiliate. My wife Adrienne, who would watch a House Hunters rerun over the Super Bowl, was happy to tag along on anything that involved hiring a babysitter and leaving the house. She brought a…
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Red Sox' manager believes in Brookline's kids, and Booksmith takes a trip around the globe.
Join Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo and Dr. Lynn Serper as they continue their discussion “Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Brain” today. Brain health is important, and they have some tips that anyone can use. The talk will pick up at 1:30 p.m. at the EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place. If you're coming, RSVP to Julie Bolt at 617-879-2589. Help the Gerwick Puppets investigate their latest case, the "Case of the Missing Woodpile." Amid the preparations and everything else they're doing, the wood pile they were going to use to build the new chicken coop disappears. The new show begins today, with two performances daily, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Puppet Showplace Theatre. Tickets run $10, or $8 for members. Terry Francona, and his wife Jacque…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Take a tour of Fenway, or catch a trip back in time. Whatever strikes your fancy.
When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday at Brookline High School Why: It's an opportunity to warp back in time to hear classics from the '60s, as made famous by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Simon and Garfunkel. This is a spring concert performed by 14 acts from the Brookline Music School. Pricing: $5 When/Where: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Franklin Park Zoo (1 Franklin Park Rd, Dorchester, MA) Why: Learn about the Stork Fund, or about actual storks at the Franklin Park Zoo this weekend. Booths with information for parents, activities, snacks, and of course, the animals at the zoo. While you're communing with nature, you're also raising funds for a 175-year-old maternal-fetal care program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Pricing: $20 per person, …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Earth Day, Good Friday, and a few new competitions today.
Today is both Good Friday and Earth Day, so do something good for the planet: Recycle something extra, make your home a little greener, or find a way to reduce your carbon footprint. There's a concert on the Rose Kennedy Fitzgerald Greenway at noon. Sullivan Tire is putting on a contest for a chance to take some swings against Jon Lester, or pitch against Dustin Pedroia at Fenway Park. Entering is free, and it ends Aug. 14. Winners will be announced on their website, so sign up here We'll never be able to out sing Judy Garland, but the attempts ought to be pretty entertaining. The Boston Pops are celebrating its 125th anniversary, and invites all of America to join in a virtual sing-a-long of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." To participate…
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Red Sox game days become a possible parking pain.
Drivers in Brookline are now going to need to pay attention to Red Sox game days, as an increase in parking meter prices went into effect on April 1. People wanting to park in metered spots will now be expected to pay upwards of $10 an hour on game days. Before the next home game on April 8, the meters must be upgraded to accept the new rates. Meters on lower Beacon street have been covered for the upgrade in the meantime. Be advised that parking officers are out in force and assigning tickets to vehicles which have not used a nearby Pay Station. The plan was first proposed in January to the Board of Selectmen. The Transportation Board designed the proposal, which was unanimously approved on January 18. The plan is designed to increase …