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Premiere: The Fighter in Lowell - 12/9

11/30/2010 12:03:00 AM 0 Responses
It's not everyday that we get a movie premiere in our neck of the woods.  Usually it's LA or NYC that gets that honor.  But, looks like we're getting one for The Fighter and tickets just went on sale yesterday.

Roll out the red carpet. Dust off the tux and gown. After weeks of negotiations, a Lowell premiere of the highly anticipated Micky Ward biopic The Fighter has been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 9, one day before the movie hits theaters.

The screening will be held at Showcase Cinemas at 7:30 p.m. A reception is scheduled beforehand at the Courtyard by Marriott, 30 Industrial Avenue East, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Tickets, which cost $75 each, will be available for purchase Monday at 10 a.m., by calling the Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau at 978-459-6150. There are 300 seats available. Proceeds will benefit Team Micky Ward Charities and the Visitors Bureau.

I hope tickets are still on sale.

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NPR Likes Joanne Chang's New Cookbook

11/29/2010 01:09:00 AM 1 Response
Now there's even more reason to go check out the Joanne Chang book signing that's going on this week - that is if there's still space (here).  NPR released their list of 2010's best cookbooks and Ms. Chang's made the list.

What would it be like if you could get one of your smart college friends to start a cookie business, and then a restaurant, and then work for the best patissiers in the business, and then open her own bakery — or two? What if she then took everything she'd learned at light speed and taught it to you in real time, in a way you could understand? That's what this book is. It's hard to believe that Flour is Joanne Chang's first book, because the level of mastery, precision and experience in it make it feel like the work of someone who's been showing new bakers the light and the way for a very long time.

Methinks I need to get a copy of this book and check it out.  Or perhaps, I just need to swing by Flour and get a sticky bun. 

Click (here) to see the full list.




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Sale: ArtsEmerson Tix for $25 - Today Only!

11/29/2010 01:03:00 AM 0 Responses
I read a report that today is going to be one of the worst days for productivity at work thanks to all the cyber Monday shopping that'll be going on during work hours.  Here's one more deal to add to the list:

ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage announces a one day sale on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. All seats for the first two performances for all shows from January through June will cost just $25, with no additional fees. This represents a savings of up to 65%. Tickets can be purchased at www.artsemerson.org beginning at 12:01 am on Monday, Nov. 29, until midnight. The box office at the Paramount Center (559 Washington Street) will be open for in-person sales on Nov. 29 from (10 am – 6pm), and the phone lines, at 617-824-8000 will be open then as well. Availability of tickets varies by production, and there is an 8 ticket limit per production.

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Happy Thanksgiving From The Beantown Bloggery

11/24/2010 12:05:00 AM 0 Responses
I haven't decided yet if I'm going to be blogging during the holiday.  So in case I don't, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I was originally going to post a vid of Adam Sandler's Thanksgiving song, but then I stumbled upon this little youtube jewel this morning.  So here it is:  TurBacon. 






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Downtown Crossing Holiday Market 2010 - Starts 11/27

11/24/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses

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Megabus Plans Boston to D.C. Bus Route - 12/15

11/23/2010 12:04:00 AM 1 Response
I haven't ridden Megabus yet.  I always just default to Bolt Bus because I haven't had any real problems with them yet and they drop me off fairly close to my buddy's apartment in Manhattan.  BUT, I do have some friends in DC that I haven't seen in a while.  

As bus ridership continues to grow, so does Megabus. The four-year-old company will add service from Boston to Baltimore and Washington on Dec. 15 — the only bus line to offer direct trips from Boston to the D.C. area.

But some industry analysts question whether Megabus, which has had success on the popular Boston-New York route, will be able to get people to make a nine-hour trip.

A few seats on each bus will start at $1 each way; the top ticket price has not been determined.

Is it really a 9 hour trip?  I don't remember it taking that long.  But then again it's been a lil while since I've made the drive.  I'm going to have to consult with bloggery media rep dwillens since he's from that area.

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Signpost Boston Launch Event - 11/30

11/23/2010 12:02:00 AM 0 Responses
I got an email from Signpost a lil while ago.  They're a new community-powered local deals site where users post fun and affordable things to do in Boston.

From a weekend-only sample sale to awesome happy hours to free yoga classes. Then one day, if you're looking for a cheap lunch deal, or a bargain haircut, you can search what deals are in Boston. Our community curates the content, so users are able to easily browse the best deals on the site.


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Kayem is The Official Frank of Patriots and Gillette Stadium

11/22/2010 12:05:00 AM 0 Responses
I've never been to Gillette Stadium.  I've actually never been to a Pats game.  I have however been to Red Sox games, and I definitely had a hot dog whenever I was at Fenway.  Kayem Foods over in Chelsea is now the official frank for both our beloved Pats and Fenway.

Though summer is over, hot dogs are still cookin’ at Kayem Foods in Chelsea, MA. Kayem recently announced it has teamed up with New England Patriots to become the official franks and sausages of the Patriots and Gillette Stadium! Kayem also manufactures the famous Fenway Franks.

The multi-year sponsorship allows fans at all future Patriots and New England Revolution soccer games to enjoy Kayem Beef Hot Dogs and Kayem Natural Casing Italian Sausages, as well as at concerts and other events. Kayem Foods, founded in 1909, is the largest meat processor in New England. Owned and operated by the same family for more than 100 years, the company manufactures Kayem Franks, the #1 brand of franks sold in New England. 

Figured you'd like to know what you were eating while watching the games.  Congrats to Kayem.   Now I want a hot dog ... and some tator tots.



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Business Insider Picks MIT as America's Best College

11/22/2010 12:05:00 AM 1 Response
Massachusetts fared pretty well in the recent Business Insider report on the top colleges in America.  And I'm proud to see that the top spot was claimed by my old school:  MIT. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology scored 4.61 out of 5 on Business Insider's rating.
Forbes: #5
US News: #7 for universities
Comments: "MIT is tops because a far higher % of its current students will shape the future of civilization than those at any other US school."

Other schools that made the list included:  BC, Tufts, Wellesley, and Harvard.

Click (here) to see the complete list.




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MFA Opening of the Art of the Americas Wing - 11/20

11/19/2010 12:52:00 AM 1 Response
Did I mention that I used to be a council member at the MFA? That's how much I love that place. One of my favorite paintings there was Antoine Jean-Gros's Bonaparte Visiting the Plague Victims of Jaffa.

The new Art of the Americas Wing at the MFA is finally opening and they're giving us all free admission on Saturday 11/20. 

Join us for the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing. Be among the first to discover some of the 5,000 works of art produced in the Americas. Enjoy FREE admission from 10 am to 9:45 pm on this very special day.

November 20, 2010
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

10:30 am Opening Ceremony in Shapiro Family Courtyard.
11 am Doors open to the new Art of the Americas Wing.

Activities include:
Spotlight Talks in the galleries
Family art making and exploration
Musical performance
Multimedia guides offering tours for adults and children
Dining in four Museum restaurants, including the New American Café
Shopping in three MFA retail venues

Click (here) for more details.



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Colum Egan Visits Boston

11/19/2010 12:41:00 AM 0 Responses
Colum Egan, Master Distiller of Bushmills Irish Whiskey came to town last week.  We were lucky enough to be invited for a meet and greet and of course a whiskey tasting.  Photog credit goes to Dan Marino Photography.



And for those of you who would like to know what we tasted out there, here are the recipes:


The Woodward
Autumn Heather
3/4 oz Dom Canton
3/4 oz Honey Simple
1 1/2 oz Black Bush
2 Dash of Burnt Cinn Bitters
Stir with ice, strain onto fresh ice, Rocks glass. Large lemon zest, leave in.

Post 390
Frontier:
2 1/2 oz Black bush
1 oz maple molasses simple
1/4 oz Punt E Mes
1/4 oz blood orange bitters
1/4 oz lemon juice
Drambuie wash
Orange disc

Whiskey Priest
Bushmills Press:
Bushmills Original
Club soda
Ginger ale
Lime



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Free: Wine Tasting at Gordon's Wine in Waltham

11/18/2010 02:17:00 AM 0 Responses
Free wine?  Yes, please.  Gordon's (in Waltham) is doing a complimentary tasting this Saturday, 11/20.



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20% Off at LegalSeafoods.com

11/18/2010 02:13:00 AM 0 Responses
There's a few things that I really like at Legals: their clam chowder and the soft shell crab sandwiches that they have when in season.  For those that would like to purchase some of their stuff online to have at home, there's a 20% off coupon code right now.  

This Black Friday, Legal Sea Foods is giving everyone the chance to “See fish fly!” From midnight through 11:59pm on November 26th, Legal Sea Foods will take 20% off of everything purchased at their online fish market with the code IEBLKFE2T. Legal Sea Foods offers a vast selection of superior quality fresh fish and shellfish products (plus more!) where you can schedule a delivery online coast-to-coast and enjoy an outstanding gourmet dinner at home, or send to a friend, colleague or loved one.

I'm also a fan of their stuffed baked shrimp - I forget the exact name, but man that stuff is delicious.

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Review: Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta

11/16/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
I'm trying to remember the last time I did a book report and I think it was in middle school and it was on the Dean Koontz book "Lightning."  The plot of that book was so confusing that I ended up getting a terrible grade because my report was equally convoluted.  So this time around, I'll spare you the details.

Over the last week, I read Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta - a graduate of Harvard Law School.  It was a quick read - finished it in about 3 reading sessions.  I think my favorite part about it was that it did a very good job of describing the less glamorous side of a lawyer's life as a district attorney.  Made it a more realistic read, which I appreciated.  Plot-wise, I wouldn't say that it was the most gripping of thrillers or anything like that, but it read like an episode of Law and Order and was interesting enough.

I was going to paste the Amazon synopsis here for you, but you guys can read it over there for yourselves if you're interested.  All I'll say is that it's a domestic violence themed murder mystery.  Oh and if you're a Washington DC native, you'll appreciate some of the imagery. 

Click (here) to pick up a copy on Amazon.



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MA Restricting Stimulant Alcoholic Beverages

11/16/2010 12:01:00 AM 0 Responses
I got a call from my mom a couple of weeks telling me to avoid some sort of Loco drink because kids were dying from it.  I hadn't even heard of it at the time, so I had to google it.  The drink is Four Loko and they've made the headlines quite a bit these past couple of weeks - to the point where Mass is going to restrict their sale as of next week.

The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission is restricting sales of popular stimulant-packed alcoholic drinks, including Four Loko that has been banned in four states.Commission head Kim Gainsboro said Monday that her agency will file an emergency regulation next Monday to control sales of caffeinated alcoholic drinks that are classified as malt beverages.

The new rule will ban sales of malt beverages containing alcohol, caffeine or any other herbal or chemical stimulant.Its manufacturers would be required to relabel and repackage the drinks in resealable containers. The drinks also would no longer be sold by vendors selling wine and malt beverages.

I think the closest I've ever come to something like that was probably 5 years ago.  I bought a pack of some caffeinated Budweiser beer that had ginseng in it for a friends bbq.  I had one can and it was awful.  Oh, and then there's always the occasional Red Bull & vodka, jaeger bomb, etc. 

Click (here) to read the Globe article.



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Casting Call: Hell's Kitchen - 11/17

11/15/2010 12:24:00 AM 0 Responses
So this is my first post that I'll be making without an accompanying website following the whole Ringling Brothers Pachyderm Parade debacle. But, I'm going to make sure you guys have as much info as possible.

According to an email I received, there's going to be a casting call for the next season of Hell's Kitchen on Wednesday, 11/17 at Restaurant Dante in Cambridge.

Nov 17, 10am-2pm
Restaurant Dante
40 Edwin Land Blvd
Cambridge
617-497-4200

I went on the Hell's Kitchen casting call site and it looks like it hasn't been updated, but there is contact info there:

BOSTON, MA- 11/16-11/22
OPEN CALL - TBD
Contact: Karla Francis at 310.591.6439 or hellskitchencasting@gmail.com

So, I figure those that are interested can try calling Dante and/or try calling Karla Francis to confirm the casting call.

Good Luck!

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Book Signing - Joanne Chang @ KitchenWares - 12/2

11/15/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
I heard that RSVP's for this event are already rolling in pretty quickly, so I figured I better get this out to you guys sooner rather than later.

KitchenWares – located at 215 Newbury Street – will host the first of its Winter Cookbook events, a benefit book signing with local chef / author, Joanne Chang to help raise money for Rosie’s Place. Joanne will field questions and discuss her new cookbook, Flour, featuring spectacular recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery & Cafe. The event takes place on Thursday, December 2nd from 6:30-8pm.

Following the Q&A session with Joanne, attendees will sample holiday treats from her cookbook (released October 2010). Refreshments and appetizers will be offered.  The event is free and open to the public. A ten dollar donation is suggested to help in KitchenWares’ fundraising efforts for Rosie’s Place. All donations will go to support their programs within the community. In conjunction with a book purchase and donation, attendees will receive goodie bag from KitchenWares.


RSVP: Please visit www.kitchenwaresboston.com or call KitchenWares at (857)366-4237 to sign up.

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Boston is the #1 City of Runners

11/12/2010 01:52:00 AM 0 Responses
I'd like to say that I have a love/hate relationship with running, but in actuality it's a hate/hate relationship.  I hate running and running hates me, but I still do it.  What I can never bring myself to do, though, is run in the cold.  I just can't do it.  So I usually get in a good 6-7 months of running and get myself up to a decent number of miles and then when it gets cold, I try to keep it up on the treadmill but it never works.  Then when it warms up, I start all over.  It's a vicious cycle.

That being said, there are many others out there that brave the cold and/or the monotony of the treadmill and have contributed to making Boston the #1 city of runners according to the Daily Beast.

The Daily Beast partnered with DailyBurn.com, the fast-growing website and iPhone app where roughtly 1 million users enter and track running distance and other workout and calorie data. Using DailyBurn data, DailyBurn and The Daily Beast determined how far runners run, on average, in 19 of the biggest American cities in a typical one-week period.

#1, Boston, Massachusetts
Average miles run per week: 7.85
Favorite running spot: Charles River Reservation

Yup, we're awesome.

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Casting Call: MasterChef - 11/13

11/12/2010 01:42:00 AM 0 Responses

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Code Blue Available In Boston

11/11/2010 01:19:00 AM 4 Responses
I try not to drink my calories unless there is alcohol involved.  That being said, my fridge usually only has two beverages in it:  water and soy milk.  However, there is also usually one or two bottles of gatorade in there that I save for emergency situations (food poisoning, hangovers, etc).  The nice folks over at Code Blue shot me an email with some information on their new'ish (launched last year in Boston & NYC) all natural recovery drink.  They also sent me a few cans to try out.

Code Blue, the world’s first complete recovery drink, launched late September [2009] in New York, Boston and online. Designed by beverage scientists, Code Blue is ideal for anyone who’s ever had a late night out, tough workout or long flight. Code Blue’s all-natural formula hydrates, replenishes, detoxifies and reduces inflammation. The non-carbonated, caffeine-free drink is sold in a 12-oz. sleek can at select retail establishments, nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, gyms and spas.

Today, I decided to try out the 'tough workout' portion of the description.  I ran 3.5 miles and then did some lifting and had a code blue when I got back to my apartment.  Not bad, definitely quenched my thirst.  I guess I'll see tomorrow if I'm any less sore than usual. 

It comes in a can reminiscent of a Red Bull can, but a lil bigger.  I immediately looked at the nutritional information.  40 calories per serving (60 in the can) - also not bad.  There's also a ton of vitamins, electrolytes and a proprietary blend containing:  D-Ribose, prickly pear, inositol, milk thistle, sustamine, and NAC.  I looked up a few of these proprietary blend ingredients like the milk thistle and the NAC and those are supposed to help with the detox and reduction in inflammation aspects.  

I'm looking forward (sort of) to testing out the part about helping me recover from a late night out.  That's how much I like you guys, I'm going to give myself a hangover for the sake of science and testing out Code Blue.  Of if any of you have tried it already, leave a comment.  You'll save me the headache, literally.

Oh and I'm told that it can be purchase from: Tedeschi, 7/Eleven, City Convenience, Shell Gas Station, other small convenience stores

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Free: Boston Conservatory New Music Festival - Starts Today!

11/11/2010 12:49:00 AM 0 Responses
I had a bit of a classical music (sort of)  revival this past week.  I was surfing Facebook and stumbled upon a page that mentioned a band called Apocalyptica.  If you're not familiar with them, they're a Finnish cello metal band.  Having played cell in highschool, I immediately had to get their album. 

Starting today is the 9th Annual New Music Festival at the Boston Converatory.  That means free concerts for you guys! 

The Boston Conservatory Music Division hosts its 9th annual New Music Festival, a celebration of composer Pierre Boulez, Nov. 11—14, 2010. Under the artistic direction of Eric Hewitt, chair of the woodwind department, the festival features four concerts of contemporary chamber music by Boston Conservatory faculty and students, guest artists and ensembles-in-residence. All concerts are at 8 p.m. in Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston. Admission is FREE.

According to Hewitt, “It is with great honor and enthusiasm that we celebrate the 85th birthday of a living compositional giant, Pierre Boulez. Over the New Music Festival's four-night portrait of Boulez, we will present 11 of his seminal works. The festival will simultaneously explore the relatively unknown music of one of Boulez's contemporaries from the 1960's, Jean Barraqué.

I never should have given up the cello.  I should have moved to Finland instead (or any of the other Nordic countries) and started a cello metal band.

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Youkilis @ Howl at the Moon - Tonight!

11/10/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
Want a chance to see/meet Kevin Youkilis tonight?  He's going to be at Howl at the Moon raising money for his charity, the Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids.  

Sing your way into the off season with Kevin Youkilis on Wednesday, November 10 from 7 to 10pm at Boston’s brand new piano bar Howl at the Moon. A benefit for the Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids, the evening will feature live performances from two of Boston’s best acts, Will Dailey and Entrain, as well as the dueling pianos of Howl at the Moon.

Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids is a charitable organization founded by Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis in 2007. The organization is dedicated to rallying local and corporate support for charities and organizations focused on the health and wellbeing of children. 

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Review: Nicholas Nickleby Part II

11/10/2010 12:01:00 AM 0 Responses
After his review of part I (here), I was actually waiting impatiently for media rep DanDan's review of Nicholas Nickleby Part II.  Here it is:

For those of you who caught my previous review on Nicholas Nickleby Part 1, you likely remember how the fast paced play keeps audience members engaged throughout this adaptation of Dickens' lengthy work using rapid scene changes, props and costume changes ensuring that there is no down time.  Well, having had the opportunity to catch Part 2 last week, I can definitively say that the second installment builds upon the excitement and intrigue of the first, and simply knocks it out of the park.  

After a rapid recap of the events of the first part (which reminded me of those "Previously on 24..." segments), the audience is dropped right back where the previous part left off.  Already having established the characters and their motivations, the second part moves even more quickly as the superb cast finishes the story of Nickleby and his family.  Although the ending was a little sappy for my taste, the acting of both the Nickleby men kept me engaged through the end.  After having watched both parts, I would definitely recommend this production (and I've already been telling all my friends!).

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Halfway Cafe Celebrates 20th Anniversary

11/09/2010 12:08:00 AM 0 Responses
This one's for those of you in the suburbs.   

The Halfway Café is celebrating the anniversary by offering a special roll back menu with pricing reflecting the 1990’s menu at all Halfway Café locations.  This is a way of thanking loyal customers and providing an unbeatable deal for those unfamiliar with Halfway Café’s award winning menu.



The Halfway Cafe was founded in Dedham, MA in 1964 and was purchased by the current owner, John Grasso, in 1990. The Halfway Cafe has grown to six locations in Canton, Watertown, Dedham, Holbrook, Marlborough, and Maynard.

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1000 Words: Newbury 211 Opening Night

11/09/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses




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1000 Words: Pinkberry Newbury Opening

11/08/2010 12:04:00 AM 1 Response



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Trailer: The Zookeeper

11/08/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses

Remember when they used to film movies in Boston? We had quite a good run over the last few years, but it seems to have dried up quite a bit lately. If you remember "The Zookeeper" was filming in our area during the summer of 2009. It stars Kevin James and a bunch of celebs doing the voices of animals.


I can't seem to find the trailer on youtube to embed here, so you guys will hafta check it out on the Apple site.

Click (here) to watch the teaser.



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Newbury Pinkberry Opening - Tonight

11/04/2010 12:28:00 AM 0 Responses


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Greater Boston Food Bank Turkey Drive

11/03/2010 12:05:00 AM 0 Responses
I know that there has to be a lot of you reading that have $13 to spare for a good cause.  The Greater Boston Food Bank is doing a Turkey Drive to make sure that less fortunate families out there have a turkey on the table this year for Thanksgiving.

Their goal is to hit 40,000 turkeys and as of right now (I just checked) they're up to 30,866.  Let's help them reach their goal. 

This Thanksgiving, people across eastern Massachusetts will gather with family and friends for a delicious meal to give thanks. Unfortunately, in those same communities, thousands of those less fortunate will sit down to empty tables. This is where The Greater Boston Food Bank steps in to help.

In 2009, The Food Bank launched an online Turkey Drive to help raise funds to purchase turkeys to distribute to families who would otherwise go hungry on Thanksgiving Day. In its first year, the Turkey Drive raised enough money to distribute an additional 4,862 turkeys which helped increase the total number of turkeys distributed to 39,121 families in need in eastern Massachusetts.

This Year: In 2010, The Food Bank will once again hold an online Turkey Drive with the goal of distributing 40,000 turkeys to families in need.

· For every $13 donation, The Food Bank can distribute a 12-14-lb turkey to a deserving family in eastern Massachusetts.
· Individuals/corporations/organizations can form Turkey Teams, set team-specific goals and encourage friends and family members to donate.
· Every time someone makes a donation, the Turkey Ticker on the official website increases, allowing for real time tracking of what is needed to reach our goal.

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The Great American Book Drive - 11/6

11/03/2010 12:02:00 AM 0 Responses
I'm going to be moving at the end of December, so this is a perfect time to clean house and donate some of the books that I have laying around and will most likely never read again.  Coming up on Saturday 11/6 is the Great American Book Drive.  

Are your bookshelves bursting at the seams? Do you have books you'd like to donate to a good cause? The Prison Book Program and the City Mission Society are joining forces for the fourth year in a row to make it easier than ever for gently used books to benefit others by presenting The Great American Book Drive™. Let us find your used books a new home! A percentage of the profits from their sale will fund two great programs. It's about literacy, not landfill.


Saturday, November 6th
10 am - 3 pm (rain or shine!)
The NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

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24th Annual Boston Christmas Festival - Starts 11/5

11/02/2010 12:17:00 AM 0 Responses
At first I was going to make a comment about how it's wayyyy too early for a Christmas festival, but then I kept on reading and realized that one of the main points is to shop for gifts - which would need to be done in advance of Christmas. 

24th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
At Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, November 5, 6 & 7, 2010
Featuring Gingerbread House Competition to Benefit Share Our Strength

A holiday shopper’s haven for unique and affordable gifts, the 24th Annual Christmas Festival featuring the popular Gingerbread House competition will kick off the holiday season on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 5, 6 and 7, at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center.

A creative alternative to traditional mall shopping, this blockbuster event offers something for everyone, with many holiday gifts under $20 to be found at over 300 exhibitor booths. Shoppers on a modest budget as well as those with the most discriminating tastes will be delighted to find designer fashions, fine jewelry, gourmet foods, holiday ornaments, home accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts. A unique aspect of the event is the rare opportunity it offers attendees to meet the artisans, discuss their work and commission custom pieces destined to become tomorrow’s heirlooms.


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Barbershop Lounge's Scotch & Suits - 11/3

11/01/2010 12:22:00 AM 1 Response
*In my best Barney Stinson voice*  SUIT UP!

Details on the Barbership Lounge Scotch & Suits event on 11/3 in the flyer below.  Don't forget to RSVP to the email in the flyer.  





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Boston Lyric Opera Open House - 11/6

11/01/2010 12:07:00 AM 0 Responses
Two things that I can't believe right now.  First, that the weekend is already over and second that it's already November.  That won't, however, stop me from thinking about what to do next weekend.  Coming up on Saturday 11/6 is the 2nd Annual Boston Lyric Opera Open House.

Boston Lyric Opera’s second annual Free Open House at the Shubert Theatre
Saturday, NOVEMBER 6 from 11am to 5pm
Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston

The morning after BLO kicks off its 2010-2011 Season with Puccini’s Tosca, the Company will welcome the community to the historic Shubert Theatre for performances, backstage tours and musical activities for all ages.

BLO’s Open House is just one event in the Company’s week-long celebration of National Opera Week (October 29 – November 7), organized by OPERA America. Other highlights include the opening of Tosca on November 5 and a free final dress rehearsal for Boston-area high school students on November 3.


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