Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A ribbon cutting was held on Monday, Nov. 19 at Hemlock Gorge for a recently rebuilt dike, which replaced a century-old structure.
Well, one could say it all started with a Barbie doll. "I want to acknowledge the person who really got this thing rolling...and I do of course mean, Barbie," Ward 5 Alderman-at-Large Brian Yates said during a ribbon cutting at Hemlock Gorge Monday afternoon. Yates acknowledged this gem sent around to local media outlets and blogs in the spring of 2011 by Upper Falls resident (and Newton Patch blogger) Jerry Reilly. The photo and news release talk about a brave Barbie doll who plugged up a hole in the leaky Hemlock Gorge Dike "From there, it just snowballed," Yates said with a smile. After seven months of construction, Newton, Needham and Department of Conservation and Recreation officials celebrated a newly reconstructed dike and …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Did you make it to the annual Hemlock Gorge Reservation summer picnic and concert yesterday? Upload your photos below!
Each year, the Friends of Hemlock Gorge invite locals to bring their grills, pack a picnic dinner and enjoy the beauty of Hemlock Gorge Reservation at the summer picnic and concert. This year, the weather was perfect for the picnic. Classic rock cover band Broken Rose provided some feel-good tunes for the evening. Do you have photos from the picnic? Add them to the gallery by clicking the "upload photo and video" button above.
Friday, October 21, 2011
The cleanup of Hemlock Gorge takes place on Saturday.
Hemlock Gorge in the fall is one of the most beautiful places in the Garden City. This weekend, volunteers will work to keep it that way. People interested in preserving the area's natural beauty can join together this weekend to help clean up Hemlock Gorge Reservation, a 23-acre park along the Charles River in Newton and Needham. Hemlock Gorge is known for its Hemlock trees surrounding the river and Echo Bridge, which crosses the river and gorge. According to the DCR website, the bridge was the second largest masonry arch in the United States when it was built in 1877. In 1982, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. This twice-annual cleanup, taking place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, will consist of volunteers picking up …