FOODPLAY Productions

On April 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Earlier this month at the Healey School, after school students and their families enjoyed an entertaining performance by FOODPLAY Productions, a national award winning evidence-based program that travels to schools throughout the country.

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Somerville Spring Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 30

On April 24, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Community BBQ to be held at Blessing of the Bay Boat House following cleanup at noon with partners Groundwork Somerville, Comcast Cares
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Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares for the annual Spring Cleanup and Community Barbecue on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For the first time, this year all participants are invited to meet at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive, at 9 a.m. for breakfast with local elected officials and coffee before setting out to your ward (transportation will be provided from the Boat House to your ward for the Cleanup). Join us following the Cleanup, from noon to 2:00 p.m., for a free community BBQ at the Boat House. A rain date has been set for Sunday, May 1.

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‘Somerville Rocks’ youth talent show seeking applicants

On April 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Somerville_Rocks_webSomerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte, announces the return of the popular Somerville Rocks! youth talent show for 2016.

Somerville Rocks! is an opportunity for Somerville youth, ages 12 and older, to polish performance art and talents with twice-weekly rehearsals with performer and musician Jimmy Del Ponte. Whether you’re in a band, a solo singer, a comedian, or you have any other talent you want to showcase to your peers, this program is for you. Auditions will be held on Monday, May 2, at 2:45 p.m. in the Somerville High School Band Classroom, located on the first floor of SHS (opposite the school library). The final show will be held on Friday, May 20 in the SHS Auditorium. Participation is free.  For more information, contact Jimmy Del Ponte at Jdelponte@somervillema.gov, or 617-625-6600 ext. 2616.

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Davis Sq. Somerville by Design process relaunches April 27

On April 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Save the date: The City of Somerville, and the Somerville by Design team, in cooperation with Gehl Architects, are relaunching the Davis Sq. Somerville by Design process on Wednesday, April 27. A kickoff meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the First Church Somerville UCC, at 89 College Ave., to review major topics that came out of the Open House: building heights, cooperative management, and the public realm. For more information, visit www.somervillebydesign.com.

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Spring ResiStat meeting schedule

On April 22, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone invites residents to the Spring 2016 ResiStat Community Meetings, a twice-yearly effort to share the latest City news and neighborhood updates directly with residents and gather their feedback. ResiStat is more than a great way to get an overview of what’s happening specifically in your neighborhood as well as citywide. The social time before and after the meetings also offer an easy opportunity to talk one-on-one to the Mayor, your Aldermen, and City staff and police—and to connect with your neighbors. (there is pizza served and kid-friendly, healthy snacks to make it more fun to come and chat.)

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Medical marijuana info session scheduled

On April 22, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Charles Lane

Now that medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, the City of Somerville has established a Medical Marijuana Treatment Facility Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from the city’s Department of Health and Human Services, the Planning Department, and the Police Department.

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3rd Annual Band Festival

On April 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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The 3rd Annual Band Festival took place last Wednesday from 1:00–2:30 p.m. at East Somerville Community School. Bands from all the Somerville Public Schools got together to perform. Presented by Richard Saunders, Director of Music, Somerville Public Schools and Somerville Public Schools Superintendent, Mary Skipper.

 

 

Rock & Roll Rumble Finals Friday at ONCE Ballroom

On April 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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2016 Rumble Finals happen Friday night at ONCE Ballroom, with Worshipper + Weakened Friends + wildcard usLights facing off in what will surely be a night of rock & roll revelry. Special guest band Scissorfight power up a new mountain metal machine after 10 years in exile.

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Earth Day Outdoor Film Screening

On April 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Join the Somerville Community Growing Center in celebrating Earth Day on Friday with outdoor films and on Sunday for picnic fun.

Friday April 22, Outdoor Film Screening Plant this Movie and Soil Carbon Cowboys co-sponsored by Somerville Climate Action, SCATV & Fossil Free Somerville

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By Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

A world without art is madness. Fortunately Somerville has a thriving arts community that breathes vitality and sanity into our city. But if we don’t plan an arts and maker community into our future, we risk losing it. It can be difficult for artists to find the space they need in a small, in-demand city. That’s why we wrote incentives to support the arts and maker communities right into our proposed zoning code. Think of it as a very dull way to do something exciting—and critical.

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