Thursday, October 25, 2012
Businesses and individuals were recognized earlier this month.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Information provided by the city of Medford was used in this report: A total of 21 local businesses and individuals were recognized by the City of Medford in its first round of winners of "Green Awards." Mayor Michael McGlynn, Chamber of Commerce Director Jodie Coyne, Tufts President Anthony Monaco, and Energy Committee Chairman of the Energy Fred Laskey presented the awards during a ceremony at the Harvest Your Energy Festival Oct. 13. Applications were received from both businesses and residents. Practices that were considered for award included: generation of renewable energy, energy conservation, environmental advocacy, water conservation, waste reduction and reuse, sustainable landscaping methods, and other innovative environmental …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Music and art will be center stage at the Condon Shell.
A month full of community events continues this weekend in Medford with the Mystic River Celebration at Condon Shell Saturday. Presented by Medford's Coalition for Arts, Culture and Healthy Economy, the celebration features five music acts, 16 arts and crafts vendors, food and family activities. It runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Condon Shell, located on Route 16 near Medford Square. Parking is limited at Condon Shell, so event organizers encourage attendees to walk or ride their bikes. For a full schedule, visit www.medfordfestival.org.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Head to Medford Square this afternoon for the festivities.
The final Circle the Square of the season takes place this afternoon in Medford Square. The square will be filled with a variety of art, music and demonstrations between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Here's a few of the things on tap (Courtesy of Circle the Square): For a full schedule head to the Circle the Square website.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Dalai Lama visited the Kurukulla Buddhist Center Tuesday.
On a normal day, if you walk along the triple deckers lining Washington Street and Magoun Avenue not much will stand out from any other Medford neighborhood. Tuesday was no normal day. There were decorated dancers in the street, a market set up on Washington Street and a giant white tent stretched across four backyards. All for a visit from the Dalai Lama. The Kurukulla Tibetan Buddhist center is nestled in among Magoun Avenue homes and it played host to the leader of Tibetan Buddhism. The tent -- which housed 1,800 people, according to event organizers -- was set up in the Center's backyard along with those of three neighbors, who agreed to have fences temporarily taken down to accommodate the event. Inside, chairs and bleachers packed …
Where to watch and when it starts.
It's a big day for the Kurukulla Tibetan Buddhist Center in Medford today -- the Dalai Lama is paying a visit. The leader of Tibetan Buddhism will speak in a ticketed event at the center located on Magoun Avenue that begins at 10 a.m. here's the schedule of events (Courtesy of Kurukulla Center): The event, which will be held in front of about 1,800 people, is sold out. But there will be a marketplace set up on Washington Street, including a projection monitor for those who wish to watch but don't have a ticket. It will also be streamed online at MadeInMedford.com. Those who have tickets should leave their phones at home or in their car -- they won't be allowed inside the tented area where the events will take place, according to organizers.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The dance studio will be sold and last classes will end in December.
Springstep, a non-profit dance and performing arts center in Medford, plans to sell its building on George P. Hassett Drive and discontinue offering classes of its own by the end of the year, according to a letter from its founder. Deborah Hawkins, the founder of the organization, sent letters to its members, students and members of the community Friday afternoon. In one letter, Hawkins attributed the closing to a decline in funding. "The lack of arts funding has hit everyone hard. In response to a decline in contributions, Springstep boosted its earned revenue from special events, grew class enrollment, and tweaked our staffing model," Hawkins wrote. "...After great consideration and analysis, the board voted to hire a well-known real …
The Dalai Lama will be in Medford Tuesday.
If you're around Washington Street in Medford you'll see an unusual site. A large tent is being erected in open space between homes on Washington and Magoun Avenue, big enough to hold a crowd of 1,800. The occasion? A visit from the Dalai Lama. The Kurukulla Buddhist Center, located on Magoun Avenue, is hosting the exiled leader of Tibetan Buddism on Oct. 16 in a ticketed event. It will be the second time the Dalai Lama has visited Medford. Geshe Tsulga, a Buddhist Monk and teacher at the center, had a close bond with the Dalai Lama and had help arrange his previous visit to Medford in 2003. Before he died in 2010, he asked the Buddhist leader to come to the center again, according to Wendy Cook, a volunteer at Kurukulla. The stop in …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A look at some of the events happening in Medford this weekend.
October is a busy month in Medford. There's lots of community events going on every weekend. Here's a few things to do around this city this weekend: Saturday, Oct. 13: Sunday, Oct. 14: Do you know of an event happening this weekend not listed here? Tell us in the comments.
Here's Five Things to Know Today.
Apple Fest at Farmer's Market: The Medford Farmer's Market holds its annual Apple Fest today, which will include an apple baking competition. Stop by the market, located behind City Hall, between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bus Driver Honored For Helping Wandering 2-Year-Old: An MBTA bus driver who spotted a 2-year-old wandering the streets along and notified police received a key to the city of Medford and a commendation from its Police Chief Wednesday. Donna D’Amelio spotted the child near Light Guard Drive as she was driving the 134 route on Riverside Avenue about 6 a.m. on Aug. 5. She stopped the bus, called police and waited with the child until they arrived. Weather: Sunny skies with highs in the low 60s are expected today, according to the …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Students who take the bus had the option of being dropped off a block away, too.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The following information is courtesy of the Medford Health Department: Columbus School in South Medford joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2012. Students who live within one half mile of the Columbus School were encouraged to walk to school Wednesday, and Principal Kathleen Kay arranged for buses to drop students off one block from school so students who live further away could make the walk as well. “We love to see students walking to school because we know that regular physical activity like this makes the students more likely to develop life-long healthy habits” said Syrah McGivern, the Medford Health Department’s Community Transformation Coordinator. "...the data shows that…