December 21, 2011
West Roxbury, MA – On Thursday, December 15, 2011, Representative Ed Coppinger joined fellow Parkway residents, Keith Barry, Mark McKeown, and Joe and Anthony Castellano to decorate West Roxbury with 90 wreaths. Representative Coppinger and Leader Bank donated the wreaths and bows.
“As we got closer to Christmas, I was surprised to see that Centre Street did not have any decorations to celebrate the season. If we want to encourage people to shop locally, I believe we should have decorations to help draw residents to our own shopping districts,” said Representative Coppinger.
“I talked to many people who asked me why Centre Street did not reflect the Christmas season; so, I thought there was something we could do. Keith Barry was an incredible help and I could not have done it without him. He was able to secure a truck from Local 103 and was very generous in donating his time,” said Representative Coppinger.
“Anthony Castellano, a Catholic Memorial student and his father also helped us tie bows onto the wreaths. I think Anthony really reflects the kind of service to the community that CM strides to teach,” continued Representative Coppinger.
“I am very grateful to Leader Bank and Local 103 for their help in making this happen. The generosity of the many people who helped us and all the others who offered their assistance demonstrates the type of community that West Roxbury is,” concluded Representative Coppinger.
December 1, 2011
Make a magical evening of your holiday shopping every Thursday in December. Thirty-one independent shops, restaurants and salons will open their doors, welcoming customers with personal gift advising and special events.
The Roslindale Bank of America Branch is proudly sponsoring gift wrapping each week during the holiday wander from 5—8pm. Bring your gifts for family and friends to be wrapped on location at 29 Corinth Street. In exchange, we’re asking for a small donation or an unwrapped gift for a child, from newborn to age fourteen. Roslindale Village Main Street is partnering with Family Nurturing Center, a non-profit dedicated to reducing child maltreatment and abuse, and promoting healthy families and communities, including Roslindale. For more information visit www.familynurturing.org.
Show your shopping bags for great deals during the wander every Thursday.
Birch Street Bistro – Free dessert with dinner
Café Rialto – $1 off any pizza or pasta dish
Jimmies Ice Cream Café – Dessert is on us! With every sandwich ordered, free ice cream cone filled with homemade ice cream from Richardson Farm. Meal specials each week!
Weekly Meal Deals: Read more
May 13, 2010
On May 23rd 2010 the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America will commemorate the events of 1845-1855, The Great Hunger, An Gorta Mor, at the Boston Famine Memorial on the corner of School Street and Washington Street, in downtown Boston, at 2:00 P.M.
There will be a prayer service followed by a laying of a wreath in the memory of those who suffered. Prayers by Father Peter Nolan, Pastor of Most Precious Blood Parish, Hyde Park
Hosted by the James Michael Curley Division #1
Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
March 29, 2010
The Roslindale Day Parade Committee will host their Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, May 7th, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at St. Nectarios Church Hall in Roslindale Village. The event will feature a dinner catered by Sophia’s Grotto, raffles, DJ KnightShift, and presentation of awards from last year’s parade. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the door.
This year’s dinner will also feature the first ever talent contest for cash prizes and an opportunity to be honored on the Committee’s float in the parade.
For information on entering the contest, call 617-327-4886 or visit www.roslindaleparade.org.
The proceeds for this event will go toward this year’s 35th Anniversary Roslindale Day Parade scheduled for Sunday,October 3rd.
January 28, 2010
The Roslindale Arts Alliance announces a new art exhibit titled “Arful Love”. This exhibit that features 9 talented and diverse artists will be displayed at Bangkok Cafe, 25 Poplar Street, Roslindale for the month of February. Mediums represented are: fabric, acrylic, photography, mixed media and mosaic. There will be a reception with the artists on Thursday February 11, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. The reception with light refreshments will be generously hosted by Bangkok chef and owner Raungdet Titisuttikul (“Danny”). The reception is free and open to the public. For a preview of the exhibit visit the RAA web site.
Participating artists: Berline Chao (fabric), Caren Zane Fishman (mosaic), Juli Greenwood (photography), Amy Joyce (mixed media), Bill Mahan (acrylic), Jennifer Rugg (photography), Iris Sonnechein (fabric), Glenn Williams (acrylic) and Janice Williams (mixed media).
Photo: Berline Chao – Square Box – Heart, Checkered Red Patchwork
December 27, 2009
John Tobin’s Theatre District Productions is bringing legendary entertainer Jim Plunkett to Moseley’s on the Charles New Year’s Eve. “The King of Happy Hour” will start playing at 8PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Jim Plunkett will keep you entertained and dancing all night long. And, you can’t beat the commute.
You can purchase tickets at ticketweb.
October 27, 2009
The Roslindale Arts Alliance announces the 5th Annual Roslindale Open Studios to take place on Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8, 2009. This highly acclaimed event offers the public two days of viewing unique art from over 97 dedicated artists. Local artists will open up home studios and display in local businesses and group sites in over 44 locations throughout Roslindale Village. Art mediums that will be represented include: paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, printmakers, mixed media, glass, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and more. Brochures are available with complete listings and locations of artists with corresponding maps.
Roslindale Open Studios will take place each day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. There will be an opening Preview Reception on Friday November 6th from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Longfellow House, 885 South Street, Roslindale. There will be refreshments and live music by the Boston Public Quartet. All are welcome to attend.
Information about Roslindale Open Studios is available online at the Roslindale Open Studios website or by calling Janice Williams at 617-710-3811.
October 18, 2009
May 26, 2009
Well with such a beautiful holiday weekend behind us, aside from the Biblical rains on Saturday afternoon, it is time to think of summer. The Memorial Day weekend, otherwise known as the unofficial start of summer, made me think of what to do this summer, especially with the economy being what it is.
Let us know what you have planned and help your neighbors with some cost saving ideas.
May 19, 2009
The young men and women of the West Roxbury Community Center Players (WRCC Players) should be very proud of the performances they put on this past weekend in Suessical Jr at the WR High School. A standing room only audience was on hand for the 10th Season of the WRCC Players in this year’s presentation of Suessical Jr.
Director Bill Jacob, aka Mr J, directed 85 children from the Parkway area ranging in ages from 4 to 16 years old in what many are calling the best show in the 10 years of the community theatre. The show is a musical based on the Dr Suess book, Horton Hears a Who. Casting began in February with rehearsals going from March to May and everyone did their part.
Some of the highlights of the show were the performances of Hannah Woodsum (The Cat) as the stories narrator and comedian. Conor Freeley played a great Horton, and WRCC Players new comer Jack Fitzgerald nailed it as JoJo, the young boy who saves the Who’s. Great vocal performances were put on by Kelly Tice (Mayzie), Barbara Kirby (Sour Kangaroo) and Joanna McDonough (Gertrude). Read more