Newstalk – October 17

On October 17, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

This Friday night at Radio Bar, 379-381 Somerville Ave., (across from Market Basket) come to “White Trash Night, punk, bluegrass, rock country music night” along with a chili contest. It all starts at 7:30 p.m. You must be 21 or older and the cost is $20. It sounds like a lot of fun, both the live bands and the chili contest.

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Congratulations to our good friends at the Winter Hill Yacht Club, celebrating their 100th anniversary this past weekend. They have become a great neighbor here in Somerville and an asset to the local community for our seniors. Happy Birthday WHYC!

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Next Tuesday night, again we remind you, you’re invited to attend the anniversary of CAAS (Community Action Agency of Somerville). An annual meeting, it’s a great time to come and find out all the good things that CAAS does here in Somerville. To be held at the Somerville City Club across from the Holiday Inn Tuesday, October 23, starting at 6:00 p.m.

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This Saturday, October 20, is the Open House at the local Masonic Lodge at 125 Highland Avenue (rear) building, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and view the building along with asking any question you might have. There have been lots of programs on TV lately about Masonry. A lot of it is true and some is not true. Come and ask your questions and meet the local officers of King Solomon’s Lodge, which was founded on September 5, 1783, out of Charlestown. Back then Somerville was Charlestown beyond the neck. Lots of historic papers and artifacts will be out to view.

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Also this Saturday, October 20, there is going to be a couple of square dedications by the city and Veterans Services Office at City Hall. The first one at 12 noon is at the corner of Leonard and Broadway for SGT Vincent Catalogna, a WWII Army 60th bombardment Squadron veteran. At 1:00 p.m., at the corner of Berkeley and School Streets, they will be honoring SP-5 Edward J. Icovitti, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Special thanks go out to Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Board of Alderman, as well as Jay Weaver and Kathy Carey from Somerville Veterans Services who are doing a fantastic job honoring our brave men and women who fought so hard for our country and freedom.

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Happy 34th wedding anniversary to our good friends and fans of The News Eileen and Tony Costa of the ‘Ville. The happy couple will both also be celebrating Tony’s 70th Birthday at the same time. We wish them all the best for many more years to come.

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Also, Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Paul and Madelyn Fortier. Best wishes and many more years together.

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Bob Publicover, our good friend, doesn’t want to tell you he’s back in the hospital again. But since both he and David mention it so frequently on Facebook we figure we’re covered. Bob is back at Beth Israel Hospital and hopefully he will be better real soon.

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Our condolences go out to the family of Jim Rogers who sadly passed away this week. Jim was a great guy with a fantastic personality. He was very close to his three sons Larry, Bill and Tom, who you would always see together around the city enjoying each other’s company. Jim will be sadly missed by many here in the ‘Ville.

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Coming up soon on November 13 at the Holiday Inn at 30 Washington St., the Chaille Family of Green and Yellow Cab will be hosting their annual Edith Chaille Memorial Transportation Fund, a fundraiser for senior transportation. Tickets are $20. Buffet and DJ included. All donations gladly accepted and appreciated.

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The Somerville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a special Business After Hours this Thursday, the 18, at the Maxwell’s Green Club Suite at the Maxwell Green units (off Lowell Street at the bridge) from 5:00 p.m. Free appetizers.  An excellent networking opportunity, contact Steve Mackey at the chamber office 617-776-4100 or email him at smackey@somervillechamber.org.

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Happy Birthdays this week go out to some of our fans here at The News and associated with the ‘Ville. Big time Happy Birthday to lifelong resident and general all around self-employed plumber Steve Harvey. Our good friend Alderman Maryann Heuston is celebrating her birthday this week. Another good friend here at The News is John Norris, formerly of Winter Hill and, of course, he works at Century Bank over at the Mystic Avenue Medford main branch. Another self employed and nice guy, we hear Damon Leibert, who is a musician and is well known around the ‘Ville, also celebrates this week.

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Somerville Local First, a nonprofit network working to build sustainable local economies, has announced its fourth annual Festival & Fundraiser – Harvest Fest 2012 held in two sessions on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Arts at the Armory. With its exceptional collection of food, drink, and fun, Harvest Fest 2012, presented by SLF Member Eastern Bank, will be one of the best tasting events of the year, all in celebration of Local. This is not your average ‘nonprofit gala’ and has become one of the most anticipated events in Greater Boston. Tickets are on sale now through the SLF website, www.somervillelocalfirst.org The festivities will be broken down into two sessions, Session 1 from 1-5 pm and Session 2 from 6-10 pm, and will bring together the best businesses in the local movement all under one great roof at the Arts at the Armory.

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The second Somerville Bulb Blitz will take place Oct 27 from 10 a.m. – noon at a public space near you. To sign up go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012BulbBlitz.

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The Somerville News Best of Somerville 2012 winners will be announced next Wednesday in the October 24 edition.

 

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