Wednesday, May 1, 2013
More than 1,200 volunteers participated in the annual day of service on Sunday, April 28. Add your own NewtonSERVES photos below!
Kicking off the city's first Community Service Month, the 14th annual NewtonSERVES brought community volunteers together on Sunday, April 28. More than 1,200 community volunteers participated in the annual day of service, helping out at 72 projects across the city. Volunteers spruced up parks, collected clothing/toys, raked leaves and cleaned up areas are schools and municipal buildings, just to name a few. Earlier this month, Warren announced the NewtonSERVES event would extend for an entire community service week. Now, the city has decided to extend that NewtonSERVES volunteer spirit for an entire month, and residents are encouraged to keep volunteering throughout the next four weeks. The NewtonSERVES month will culminate with the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
It's a busy Sunday in Newton: A Russian festival, NewtonSERVES, Run of the Charles and more.
1. NewtonSERVES. The annual NewtonSERVES Day of Community Service will take place throughout the city today from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Volunteers from all over Newton will participate in various service projects from cleaning up schools to planting flowers at the Senior Center. If you're interested in volunteering today but didn't get a chance to pre-register, get down to City Hall this morning around 8:30 a.m. (morning projects) or noon (afternoon projects) to register. A closing celebration and ice cream party will be held in the City Hall War Memorial at 3:30 p.m. Today's events also kick off the city's Volunteer Week. 2. Russian Heritage Festival. The second annual "From Russia with Art and Culture" Festival will continue today at the Newton…
Friday, April 26, 2013
NNHS lacrosse, the Boston College Arts Festival and a Russian Cultural Festival.
1. Russian cultural festival. After being postponed last weekend, Newton's "From Russia with Art and Culture" festival will kick off tonight with a grand opening celebration at the Newton Cultural Center. The celebration will include a concert as well as remarks, which start at 5 p.m. The cultural festival will continue tomorrow, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the Cultural Center. 2. Tomorrow: Medication take back day. The Newton Police Department will host a medication take-back day tomorrow, April 27, at Newton Police Headquarters in West Newton from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Residents are welcome to donate prescription and over-the-counter medications anonymously. Intravenous solutions, injectable drugs or needles and illegal drugs are …
NewtonSERVES will take place this Sunday, April 28.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The 2013 NewtonSERVES will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or shine.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Mayor Setti Warren joined members of the Newton Community last week to announce the city's first Service Week, which will be held in conjunction with NewtonSERVES on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
What started as just one day of citywide community service has now morphed into a week-long event aimed at bringing together Newton's villages, residents and organizations. MMayor Setti Warren recently announced the city's first Service Week, a time when residents are encouraged to volunteer and "make a difference" in the Newton community. "We already have a lot of people who give their time and their energy [volunteering]...what we want to do as a community is communicate our values and ensure that people continue to do that and people that haven’t volunteered step up to do so," Warren said. The Service Week 2013 will kick off on Sun., April 28 with the annual NewtonSERVES citywide day of service. Then, throughout the week (April 28-…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A blood drive, the Riverside Station discussion continues and School Committee takes a straw vote on the fiscal 2014 budget.
1. School Committee straw vote. The Newton School Committee is scheduled to continue discussion and take a straw vote tonight on the superintendent's fiscal 2014 $187.7 million budget. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Education Center. 2. Blood drive. The West Suburban YMCA will hold a Red Cross blood drive today from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. 3. NewtonSERVES volunteer registration now open. Looking to volunteer during the city's annual day of service? Volunteer registration for NewtonSERVES is now open! 4. Continued Riverside discussion. The Board of Aldermen's Land Use Committee is scheduled tonight to continue its discussion on the proposed Riverside Station development on Grove Street. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in room 222 at …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Volunteer registration is now open for the 2013 NewtonSERVES, which will be held on Sun., April 28.
Updated 8:05 p.m. Looking to make a difference in the Newton community this spring? Well, your chance is here: volunteer registration for NewtonSERVES is now open. The 2013 NewtonSERVES will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or shine. Sponsored by Newton Community Pride, Cambridge Savings Bank, Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs and the Newton Parks & Recreation Department, NewtonSERVES brings together volunteers, local non-profits, community groups and city departments to complete projects like planting gardens, building school bookshelves and cleaning up parks. Project registration opened back in February, and local organizations/non-profits can submit project requests until Friday, April 19. Here are some …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
NewtonSERVES will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
NewtonSERVES, Newton's annual day of city-wide community service, is now accepting applications for projects in need of local volunteers. The 2013 NewtonSERVES will be held on Sunday, April 28, according to a press release issued earlier this week. Sponsored by Newton Community Pride, NewtonSERVES brings together volunteers, local non-profits, community groups and city departments to complete projects like planting gardens, building school bookshelves and cleaning up parks. The full press release from NewtonSERVES is included in the .pdf section to the right. According to the press release, last year's NewtonSERVES consisted of more than 60 projects and involved 1,000 volunteers across the city. “NewtonSERVES is one of the city’s most …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Roughly 1,200 volunteers spent time on service projects around Newton on Sunday during the annual NewtonSERVES event.
Volunteers from across the city flooded parks, schools and historic sites Sunday to help freshen up the Garden City during the annual NewtonSERVES day of community service. According to NewtonSERVES, roughly 1,200 volunteers worked at 62 project sites across Newton. Some of the projects included cleaning up by the Charles River, making repairs at Cabot Elementary and tidying up Newton's historic East and West Parish burial grounds, to name a few. In an email sent to Newton Patch, the NewtonSERVES organizers said they have received a flood of emails sharing stories of successful projects and supportive volunteers. "One project leader said it well, 'people want to be good and do good things, NewtonSERVES enables them to do so,'" the email …