Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The event starts at 7 p.m.
Today is Tuesday, May 21. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) Author Dennis Lehane, known for such novels as “Mystic River,” “Gone, Baby, Gone,” and “Shutter Island,” will be at Bestsellers Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight. Read more. 2.) A $1.2 million bond, which would go toward reconstructing or replacing, Medford High School’s swimming pool will go before City Council tonight, according to the agenda. Read more. 3.) Check out Patch’s 2013 Summer Reading List. 4.) Have something to say? Start a blog on Medford Patch. 5.) Today should be mostly cloudy with a high near 66 – however, there is a chance of showers after 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Friday, December 21, 2012
What Medford should know today, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
Here are five things to know today, Friday, Dec. 21: 1. More rain. Showers today in Medford with patchy fog before 4 p.m. according to the National Weather Service. High near 51. There's a high wind watch in effect too. Tonight, showers likely, mainly before 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. 2. Winter break starts at noon. All Medford Public Schools students will be dismissed at 12 p.m. today for winter break. Kids will return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 2. 3. Winter solstice celebration. Celebrate the Winter Solstice at the new Mystic Art Gallery, 14 Main St., today from 6-9 p.m. Mingle with artists and friends., refreshments provided. 4. Coffeehouse at Bestsellers. Held every other Friday evening, including tonight at 6 p.m…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
What Medford should know today, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.
Here are five things to know today, Thursday, Dec. 20: 1. Sun gives way to clouds tonight. Today will be mostly sunny in Medford with a high near 40, according to the National Weather Service. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight, showers likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. 2. Christmas Carol Sing-along at Bestseller's Cafe. Join Michael Maloney at 7 p.m. tonight at Bestsellers in an evening of Christmas Carol sing-alongs. Michael will be singing, and hopes you'll join in. He'll be promoting his fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital. He went to Children'…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The book is a political thriller following an investigation into the suspicious death of a journalist while working in Iraq. Blais will be at Bestsellers in Medford this Saturday for a Meet the Author session.
In Jan David Blais' latest book, Twentieth Century Limited - Age of Reckoning, he turns some of America's most controversial political topics into the background for a political thriller. Blais will be at at Bestsellers Cafe in Medford on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. for a Meet the Author session, and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. The Watertown-based author discussed his work, the second in the series, with Patch. Watertown Patch: What inspired you to write "Twentieth Century Limited"? Does it come from your personal experience? Jan David Blais: I set out to write a story illuminating the fascinating times I’ve lived in ‒ the latter half of America’s Twentieth Century. And center it around a character …
Monday, December 17, 2012
What Medford should know today, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
Here are five things to know today, Monday, Dec. 17: 1. Cold rain. There will be showers in Medford today, mainly before 1 p.m. according to the National Weather Service. High near 46. East wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Tonight, rain with a low around 42. East wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. 2. School Committee meets at 7 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are reports on the MHS Science Labs Initiative and reductions in state aid. 3. Children's sing-a-long. Join local musician Matt Heaton at Bestsellers Cafe this morning as he leads a children's sing-along at 10:30 a.m. 4. Morning Meditation and Self-Care. Start off your week at 10 a.m. at the Medford Public Library for this free weekly …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
What Medford should know today, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Here are five things to know today, Thursday, Dec. 13: 1. Sunny days. Today in Medford will be sunny with a high near 42 according to the National Weather Service. Light and variable wind. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 30. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight. 2. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. "There's more of gravy than of grave about you!" As Statler and Waldorf would say, what a wonderfully terrible pun. The curtain goes up at the Chevalier Theatre tonight on the beloved holiday play, with shows tonight at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Directed by Ross McDonald and featuring local Medford actor Jerry Goodwin, tickets to the show are $25 for general admission, $20 for …
Friday, December 7, 2012
What Medford should know today, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Here are five things to know today, Friday, Dec. 7: 1. Chance of rain. Today will have increasing clouds with a high near 48, and a 30 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weath Service. Tonight will have a 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 38. 2. Middle school dance. A holiday dance is scheduled at McGlynn Middle School tonight from 6-9 p.m. 3. Coffeehouse at Bestsellers. Held every other Friday evening, including tonight at 6 p.m., is Bestsellers Cafe's Coffeehouse, featuring a variety of live music from local musicians. The Coffeehouse is organized by staff members Christian and Tyler. Start your weekend with friends, music, food, beverages, all in a casual and cozy setting. 4. Open on the holidays? …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
What Medford should know today, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
Here are five things to know today, Thursday, Dec. 6: 1. Sunny and cooler. Today in Medford will be sunny with a high near 40, according to the National Weather Service. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 29. Light southwest wind. 2. Winter farmers' market kicks off today. The Medford Farmers Market invites the public to continue shopping local and independent. The Market's first Winter Season will be held in the Hyatt Place hotel in Medford Square, just across the street from the site of the summer Farmers Market. It will be open every Thursday (except the Dec. 27), from 3-7 p.m. 3. Holiday celebration. RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services with Andrew & Quinn Insurance and …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The store is holding its grand opening ceremony this weekend.
Rob Dilman has a lot of patience. The owner of Bestsellers Cafe has waited since May 2007 -- over five years -- to re-open as renovations to the building snailed along. The store, located on High Street near Governors Avenue, finally held a soft opening last week and will have a grand opening this weekend. As Dilman sat down for an interview Thursday afternoon, he didn't seem bothered by the long wait -- he was just happy to have the cafe open. "It feels nice," Dilman said, sitting at a table by the store's front window. "It doesn’t feel like five years." The store closed when property owner Michael Casoli began building renovations that were originally expected to take six to 18 months. But the project hit a snag with soil problems …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The bookstore/cafe received its common victuallers license from the City Council Tuesday.
It's been over five years since Bestsellers Cafe last opened its doors for business, but it looks like the end of the hiatus is now almost in sight for the former Medford Square staple. Rob Dilman, the cafe's owner, appeared before the City Council Tuesday night seeking a common victuallers license, which was granted unanimously. A food permit from the board of health is the last obstacle remaining for the bookstore/coffee shop/lunch spot located at 24 High St. to re-open for business. "It’s a fantastic spot and I’m looking forward to getting back into the community," Dilman said Tuesday. The store closed in 2007 when property owner Michael Casoli began building renovations originally expected to take six to 18 months. But the project hit …