Newstalk – September 4

On September 4, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Join the Somerville Chamber of Commerce for this month’s “Business After Hours” this Thursday, September 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the East End Grille located at 118 Broadway.  This month’s event is sponsored by Our City Realty. Free appetizers and excellent networking. Bring your business cards for drawing. Members and their guests are welcome. RSVP with name(s) and affiliation(s) for you and your guest(s) to smackey@somervillechamber.org.

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We’re very sad to report that George A. Manzelli Jr. of the Ville passed away recently. He will be waked Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m. from the Cota Funeral Home located at 335 Park Street Reading, corner of Park and Rt. 28. George was a great guy, made a lot of friends and had one of those likable personalities that he showed when he met you. He liked everyone. Some of us went on trips with him to Ireland and remember the good times. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and his many friends who will miss him deeply. Services for George will be Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church in Reading.

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Labor Day has come and gone, we’re now officially back to school, and some of us have closed our up North or Cape homes and are headed back for the grind of September.   We hope everyone had a great time.

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Don’t forget the first of the book signings this week at the Arts at the Armory for Gene Brune’s Spirit of Somerville tonight, Wednesday evening, 5-7 p.m. We hear sales are going very well for Gene and we of course wish him the best.

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Happy Birthday this week to several of our friends here at The News. First of all, Chris Siggens is celebrating this week, along with our favorite waitress here in Somerville, Patty Oppedisano, who works very hard at being who she is and we certainly wish her the best of times this week (leave a bigger tip for her this week as well). Our good friend Mike Tubinis is celebrating this week as he enters another year of teaching over in Cambridge. A nice guy! Former Alderman at Large and great lady, Grace Aburzzio, looks younger every year and is always a classy lady. We wish her a Happy Birthday as well. Our good friend and sister of our late publisher, Marilyn Publicover, is out in sunny Arizona celebrating this week. We can’t forget about that very nice lady about town involved heavily with the city, Nancy Gaudet-Bacci, who also looks younger every year. We wish her nothing but the best. Coming up at the end of this week is Judy Medeiros, who has a strong family background here in the Ville and every year she has a fundraiser in memory of her late Brother Edmund. Happy Birthday to a great lady!

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This week begins Pop Warner football here in the Ville. This Sunday, September 8, at Dilboy field is the first game: Somerville vs. Dorchester, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. E-Team 8:00 a.m. (need to be at field 7:00 a.m. for practice); D-Team 9:30 a.m. (need to be at field at 8:30 a.m.); C-Team 11:00 a.m. (need to be at field at 10:00 a.m.); B-Team 12:30 p.m. (need to be at field at 11:30 a.m.); A-Team 2:00 p.m. (need to be at field at 1:00 p.m.)

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Nave Gallery will be hosting the Somerville Toy Camera Festival this Friday, September 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. The first ever Somerville Toy Camera Festival (STCF) held in collaboration with the Washington Street Art Center celebrates the quirky and creative results that happen when the photographer is forced to loosen his/her controls. During August and September, the Nave Gallery, Nave Gallery Annex, and the Washington Street Art Center will each host an exhibition on toy camera photography. The Washington Street Arts Center kicked off the festival in August with the exhibition, black, white and little local color. Pieces included were chosen by the 2013 STCF organizing committee. Isa Leshko juried the exhibitions at the Nave Gallery and Nave Annex. Opening reception: Friday, September 6, 6-9 p.m. Exhibition dates: September 7-28, 2013. Location: Nave Gallery, Teele Square, 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

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Next Tuesday evening on the 10th at 6:00 p.m. East Somerville, Lower Broadway, the most happening night is back again with the East Broadway Foodie Crawl. Come take a cultural crawl with us through the East Somerville restaurant corridor and discover Somerville’s best-kept culinary secrets. The authentic foods will take you straight to the sights and smells of Ethiopia, the tastes of El Salvador and the colors of Haiti. In the past, over one thousand people have come to eat their way through this showcase of ethnic cuisine, with over a dozen businesses participating and five continents represented. The schedule begins with a check-in and special event bracelet given at 81 Broadway (Mudflat) or at 193 Broadway near Louie’s Ice Cream. Tickets cost is $25 or you can go online prior to the event and order your tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/433071. It sounds like a great night out.

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This Saturday is the John T. Forcellese Memorial Fund 13th Annual Golf Tournament at the Falmouth Country Club in Falmouth MA.  Tee time is 8:30 a.m. All golfers must check in by 7:45 a.m. The format is Scramble scored by Foursome. For more information go online to www.johns-team.org. It’s for a great cause.

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Fundraisers coming this month, so far we heard about the following: Candidate for Alderman in Ward 3, Bob McWatters, will be hosting a fundraiser just before the primary on September 19 at Sally O’Brien’s, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Union Square. Another one that same night is for candidate for Alderman At Large, Mary Jo Rossetti. She will be hosting a fundraiser over at Magoun Square at the Old Magoun Saloon, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Also, candidate for Alderman At Large, Sean Fitzgerald, will be having a fundraiser on September 19 at Sally O’Brien’s in Union Square. The special guest will be former Mayor Dot Gay, who is proudly supporting him. If you’re a candidate and are having an event let us know at newstalk@hotmail.com.

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Kids are back in school, why not treat yourself too? Somerville Adult Evening School Registration, Tuesday and Thursday nights, on: September 10, 12, 17, & 19, 2013, from: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at: Somerville High School Main Office, 81 Highland Ave, Somerville. Register for Somerville Adult Evening School courses including a 5 week Drivers Ed for the teen in your life. Classes will start September 24 and run for 10 weeks, will meet on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and include: Ballroom Dancing, Zumba, Sewing, Knitting, Choral Workshop and show tunes for the American Idle’s. Also take Jewelry Making, Pastels or Watercolor Art and Acrylic Painting, Computers, Culinary, How to Manage Multi Family Homes, Casting and Moldmaking, Furniture Making, beginner Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, French and ESL (English as a Second Language). Or if you already speak another language, why not consider The Art of Medical Interpretation? New Resume and Professional strategies, Real Estate Licensing, Know Your Legal Rights (A DIY dealing with Civil or Criminal Issues), Hypnotherapy or YOGA at a bargain. Pick up a course catalog at any school, library or coffee shops while they last. Register in person at SHS or online. Contact: Principal Sophia Carafotes at 617-628-2594 or register now online at with your credit card at: www.somerville.k12.ma.us/eveningschool.

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From Babes To Boomers – Be Breast Aware. Join an interactive workshop exploring how healthy choices, body awareness and regular screening can help prevent breast cancer. The program will dispel common myths, address barriers to screening, and encourage participants to establish a self-care goal. This workshop is for lesbian and bisexual women and friends and will be facilitated by a health educator from Fenway Health. Time: 9:30–11:00 a.m. Place: Holland Street Center, Atrium. When: September 9, 2013. Then join the Congregate Lunch at the Holland Street Café. Lunch from Maya Sol, Mexican Grill.  $6. RSVP 617- 625-6600 ext. 2300 or lheyison@somervillema.gov.

 

1 Response » to “Newstalk – September 4”

  1. kevin crowley says:

    George Manzelli dead?

    truly, he was one of the finest human beings that walked the soil during my life.
    a poet, a wanderer, a heart of empathy.

    George manzelli dead? no way big daddy took him so soon. he woulda been a joy to those he met as we age.

    good-bye George.

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