Thursday, April 25, 2013
An arts festival, a student directing festival and the NewTV Red Carpet Awards.
1. The History of Newton Highlands. Historic Newton's series "A City of Villages" will continue tonight with a presentation on the history of Newton Highlands, "The Ideal Village." The free presentation will be held at the Newton Free Library and starts at 7 p.m. 2. Red Carpet Awards. NewTV will host its annual Red Carpet Awards tonight at NewTV studios from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 3. Art exhibit opening reception. The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology will host a reception tonight for the opening of its new art exhibit, "A Celebration of Haitian Resilience." The exhibit, which runs until May 24, will feature Haitian artists of Jacmel and New England in support of the Jacmel Artists’ Network. Tonight's free reception will run from 5:…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The tour will take place Sun., May 19.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Each year, Historic Newton recognizes projects which feature the preservation of Newton’s historic buildings and landscapes and promote awareness of Newton’s historic fabric.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Historic Newton is currently restoring the Durant-Kenrick House and grounds and will add an educational wing to the building.
Historic Newton has received a bit of a boost in its restoration of the Durant-Kenrick House in Newton Corner. MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council recently awarded a $218,000 Cultural Facilities Fund Grant to Historic Newton to help with the preservation of the property as well as the construction of a new educational wing at the Waverly Avenue home, according to a press release issued Wednesday. “We are especially grateful to MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for this generous gift early in our capital campaign. We were able to leverage this gift as matching funds for another grant thereby increasing its value,” Historic Newton Director Cynthia Stone said in the press release. The property, which…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Nominations are due by Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
Do you know a person, park or property that has successfully preserved part Newton's history? According to a press release issued this week, Historic Newton and the Newton Historical Society have officially opened the nomination period for the fifth annual Newton Preservation Awards. You can submit a nominations for the Preservation Awards online. Nominations for are due by Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. According to the press release, projects that are eligible for an award include: In addition, nominations can be made for the Thelma Fleishman Personal Achievement Award, which honors an individual who is dedicated to preserving Newton's history. Last year's award winners included homes on Waverley Avenue and Sumner Street as well as the …
Friday, July 15, 2011
The $50,000 grant will restore the Durant-Kenrick House in Newton Corner.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission recently awarded Historic Newton a $50,000 grant to restore the Durant-Kenrick House in Newton Corner. According to a press release issued this week by Historic Newton, the grant will help fund repairs to the exterior of the house, which has deteriorated over time due to age, weather and deferred maintenance. The historic farmhouse, which was built between 1732-1735, is in "need of attention," the press release said. Rain has leaked into the building due to damaged gutters, insects have infested some of the rooms and the roof has deteriorated. “We’re thrilled and honored to be chosen to receive this grant from a very competitive field of applicants,” Historic Newton Director Cindy Stone said in the …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Historic Newton will hold its annual meeting tonight at the Jackson Homestead and Museum. The evening's special guest speaker will be Mary Fuhrer, who will speak about Edward Durant's role as a leader in late colonial Newton. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to all. The Newton Senior Center will continue its monthly summer barbecues today with the June BBQ starting at 11:45 a.m. The BBQ will be held rain or shine and music will be provided by Barry & Bob. Newton Mayor Setti Warren will hold another village coffee tonight at the West Suburban YMCA. The meeting -- which was postponed from last month -- will give residents and business owners of Newton Corner an opportunity to discuss with the mayor the future of Newton and…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
A playwrights' festival, fun at the zoo, musical performances and a historic walk top the list of things to do this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your work-free time. Check our picks for the activities to hit, including some family-friendly options. 13TH ANNUAL PLAYWRIGHTS' PLATFORM SUMMER FESTIVAL Where/When: Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Why Go: Newton playwright Regina Eliot-Ramsey’s monologue, "Christmas in Rio" will be among the 17 plays performed by some of Boston's finest actors. Audience members will get to vote for their favorite play and actors. Pricing: $17 or $14 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online. BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S STORK FUND WALKABOUT AT THE …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Susan Abele, longtime Curator of Manuscripts and Photographs at the Jackson Homestead, retires this week.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 marks the final day that Susan Abele will serve as Curator of Manuscripts and Photographs for Historic Newton. For many that have been associated with the Jackson Homestead over the years, Susan’s retirement will be the end of an era. Her service to the City of Newton in cataloging, exhibiting, and sharing its history over the last few decades is remarkable indeed, and she is truly irreplaceable. Starting as a volunteer in the archives of the Newton Historical Society in the 1980s, Abele became a skilled researcher and archivist over the years. She served as president of the Newton Historical Society from 1988–1990 and as a trustee of the Jackson Homestead from 1990–1993. Through assisting countless people with …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Did you make this week's list?
Each week, we go back and look at some of the best tweets we've read from people Newton Patch follows. If you tweet something clever, funny or informative, there's a chance you'll end up on our weekly list. Here's a sampling of what caught our eye: @JS_Lacey: @NewtonMAPatch Thanks for your great coverage and updates. A real service! (Dec. 7) @mommamingo: Where do we sign up for "grassy areas" instead of sidewalks? #Newton #shovel (Dec. 8) @HistoricNewton: Did anyone hear the Massachusetts Cultural Council featured organization this morning on NPR? It was Historic Newton! (Dec. 8) @mattnoyes: Just a couple of lazy flakes here at @NECN world headquarters in Newton MA - @rbeland says flakes just started in Leominster MA, too (Dec. …