Newstalk – September 26

On September 26, 2012, in Latest News, by The News Staff

This Saturday, the 29th, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Union Square, Blast off! Marshmallow Fluff is out of this world and lighter than air. So for the seventh annual “What the Fluff?” festival we explore Fluff in Space! Fluffernutters were served at the International Space Station (it’s true!) and we’re bringing that glorious space dust down to earth. What the Fluff? – A Tribute to Union Square Invention – honors the illustrious Fluff creator, Archibald Query, who concocted the gooey sticky spread right here in Union Square in 1917.   Local artists, musicians, theatrical performers, inventors, and humorists pay madcap tribute to the creation of this great American foodstuff on two stages. Fluff games and shenanigans will spread the sticky goodness throughout the Union Square. Rick Linnaean, the Massachusetts-born, Fluff-loving astronaut, is sending us some special prizes to give away at our spacey fluff games, and yes, there will be a moon bounce!

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This Sunday also is the Tufts Community Day from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. “Education and entertainment for all ages” co-sponsored by the cities of Somerville and Medford. It’s the 10th annual event being held on the green at the top of the hill. Parking at 419 Boston Avenue. For more information go to http://cday.tufts.edu.

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Principal Sophia Carafotes of the Somerville Adult Evening School is still accepting students for the fall semester. She’s worked very hard to get classes together that would be of interest to a wide variety of people. Check it out online, register, and pay at www.somerville.k12ma.us/eveningschool.

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Also coming up on October 10, 6-8 p.m., the Prospect Hill Academy will be holding a “state of the school address.” The public is invited to the Early Childhood Campus at 15 Webster Avenue behind St. Joseph’s church in Union Square.

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Big time Happy Birthday to a lot of people here in the ‘Ville, but to our Publisher Emeritus Robert Publicover, we admire his courage and fortitude as well as his spirit to have gone through a lot of major operations early this year and to continue his fight. He is surely an inspiration to us all. Happy Birthday Bob and many more.

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Also in the ‘Ville this week, we have Ida Azzolino, who turns 100 years old this past week. Her family and friends will be celebrating with her this Saturday. Her son-in-law Ross is cooking up a feast for everyone to come and celebrate with Ida.

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Another local ‘Villen celebrating 100 years (must be in the water?) is Somerville resident Wilber Smith. We hear that President Obama sent a letter of congratulations to Wilbur signed by him and Michelle. We also hear that the elected officials have something real nice planned for Wilbur. Our best to him on his 100th.

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Others in the ‘Ville and from the ‘Ville are Lori Pino, Julie O’Gorman, Frank Ricardo, Pader Acres, Bill Donahaey, Phyllis Grenier, Jane Doucette, Joann Crosby, and Somerville Police Officer Bob Hickey, along with is older brother Joe as well as his sister Eileen Hickey (big family celebrating going on in that family this week. To everyone else – and it seems like September was the month for a lot of ‘Villens – Happy Birthday!

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Best of luck to our good friend Paul Acciavatti and his lovely new wife who recently wed this past week. We wish them both many happy years and lots of little Acciavatti’s  running around soon.

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Get well soon shout out to Fred Caruso, who was recently hospitalized this past week. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery!

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Our condolences to Alderman Bill White on the recent passing of his mother. He was certainly devoted to her these past few years. We extend our sympathy to him and his family.

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Also passing this week, we extend our condolences to the family of Virginia Buttafucco, who sadly passed away last week. Virginia was a wonderful person.

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Congratulations to the family of Richard Charles Clark on the dedication of his new memorial square located at the intersection of Miller & Sycamores Streets. Richard served during the Korean War era from ’51 to ’54.

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Masonic Open House is Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 125 Highland Avenue (rear). The public is invited to tour and ask all the questions you might have. Light refreshments will be served as well.

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Tuesday evening, later in October on the 23rd, starting at 6p.m. at the Somerville City Club (across from Holiday Inn), will be the annual meeting and celebration of the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), Somerville’s own anti-poverty agency.

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Tzom Kal and L’Shana Tovah to our Jewish friends on this Yom Kippur.

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Somerville Community Access Television is starting a 10-session Next Generation Producers afterschool media club for Somerville middle school students.  The club will meet on Wednesdays, beginning on October 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 at 90 Union Square. The students will create their own TV projects that may include working in a three-camera TV studio, documentaries about the community, and stop-motion animation.  The students get hands-on training in all aspects of production, and their finished projects will be shown on SCATV Channel 3, and posted on-line.

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Readings by Boston area contributors to the Wising Up Press anthologies will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, 2-5 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville 02143. Wising Up Press is dedicated to exploring the challenges and rewards of living up close and personal with pluralism in social, family, religious and civic life, or, finding the “we” in “them.” 19 contributors will read from their stories in “Illness & Grace” and other anthologies. Free, for more information visit www.universaltable.org.

 

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