Bluntly Speaking – November 30

On November 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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A fit and trim Donald Norton sheds high praise for the dietary plan offered by NutriMost Wellness and Weight Loss.

By Donald Norton

Before I begin, this is not a commercial for this or any other diet. I have no interest in the ownership of this diet that I am about to talk about. The results might be different, depending on the individual. I can only affirm what my experience is or was.

Getting old is not a good thing sometimes, but getting old and gaining weight is harder to lose than when you were younger. You keep saying to yourself, “If only I could just lose 20 to 30 pounds, I would feel much better.”

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Doresta McIntosh (left) was one of 46 volunteers who stepped-up to make Meals on Wheels deliveries for Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services the morning of Thanksgiving. The volunteers allowed most regular drivers to have the day off, but McIntosh volunteered to come in and do her regular route on the holiday. She’s seen here with SCES Community Meals Program Director Deborah McLean.

Doresta McIntosh (left) was one of 46 volunteers who stepped-up to make Meals on Wheels deliveries for Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services the morning of Thanksgiving. The volunteers allowed most regular drivers to have the day off, but McIntosh volunteered to come in and do her regular route on the holiday. She’s seen here with SCES Community Meals Program Director Deborah McLean.

By Nathan Lamb

(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)

For many of us, Thanksgiving is probably some welcome time off. But for some it was also a chance to give back, by volunteering to help Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) make Meals on Wheels deliveries.

All told, 46 volunteers stepped-up for Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving, allowing our regular drivers to enjoy the day off. Our thanks go out to the volunteers who made that possible, and to staff members who chose to come in and help out.

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SHS students go to SkillsUSA conference

On November 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
SkillsUSA group with advisors. Back row (L to R) Mario Sousa, Charlotte Kafka-Gibbons, Sam Saron, Kyle Lentini, Halle Huges, Marissa Toner, Meghan Groskof. Front Row (L to R) Emily Sabatino, Nolan Roche and Steve Hawkins.

SkillsUSA group with advisors. Back row (L to R) Mario Sousa, Charlotte Kafka-Gibbons, Sam Saron, Kyle Lentini, Halle Huges, Marissa Toner, Meghan Groskof. Front Row (L to R) Emily Sabatino, Nolan Roche and Steve Hawkins.

By Rebecca Danvers

Students from Somerville High School took part in a conference held in Marlboro, MA, November 19–22.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

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Our View of the Times – November 30

On November 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Here comes the holiday shopping season once again, and we are ready to embrace the opportunity to celebrate the only way we know how: with enthusiasm and optimistic attitudes.

Let the political and economic pundits doom and gloom themselves into their usual perpetual state of the doldrums. We know how to lift ourselves, to rise to the occasion and make the most of what we have, in spite of whatever challenges may confront us.

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Interview with poet Jennifer Martelli

On November 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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A poet who looks at her life as an ‘Uncanny Valley’
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Poet Jennifer Martelli sees her life as an “Uncanny Valley”– a term she told me that is used to describe the fact that what seems right doesn’t always feel right – thus the title of her new poetry collection The Uncanny Valley (Big Table Books).

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Lyrical Somerville – November 30

On November 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Our poet this week is Charlene Jean-Lestin. She is a member of Teen Voices Emerging, a program that gives a voice to Boston teen girls. Prema Bangera, a proud director at this organization hooked me up with these talented poets. For more information go to: www.facebook.com/teenvoicesemerging

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 23– 27

On November 29, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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 Alexander Fedele, of 238 Broadway, November 23, 3:39 p.m., arrested at Somerville Ave. on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

Ralph Ramsey, of 115A Verona St., Somersworth, NH, November 24, 6:06 p.m., arrested at Alewife Brook Pkwy. on charges of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, open alcohol container, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

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Please Give Local on Giving Tuesday 2016

On November 29, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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Today, Tuesday, November 29, 2016, is #GivingTuesday!

 

Ways you can give locally on Giving Tuesday

Donate clothing, funding, and inspire others by sharing your generous acts!

Post an #unselfie – a photo of yourself donating clothing (donation locations) or funding (online or by check) – on social media and tag @SecondChancesMA! We can’t wait to see and share the ways you’re supporting people in our community on Giving Tuesday.

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Obituary: Mark J. Haley, Sr

On November 28, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Mark J. Haley, Sr., a lifelong Somerville resident, died tragically and unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 23rd. He was 49. Proudly born and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the late Clovis and Dolores (Vartabedian) Haley. A graduate of Somerville High School, Mark was employed for many years in the construction trades and was a member of Local 1421. He was a demolition foreman, specializing in large scale demolition projects and traveled throughout New England and beyond, no doubt making friends along the way. Mark will be remembered as a hard working guy who definitely knew how to have a good time and will be missed by many.

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Food For Free Receives $15K from Bank of America

On November 28, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Food For Free helps residents in need by gathering surplus food and distributing it where it is most needed.

Food For Free helps residents in need by gathering surplus food and distributing it where it is most needed.

Grant to Support the Nonprofit’s Food Rescue Program in Somerville

Cambridge-based food rescue organization, Food For Free, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Bank of America through its Basic Needs community support program. The grant will support Food For Free’s food rescue program which will distribute two million pounds of fresh healthy food to more than 30,000 people in 11 Greater Boston cities, including Somerville, in 2017.

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