Marathon Sports Memphis Soul 5km and BBQ 2017
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The 2017 edition of the Marathon Sports Memphis Soul 5km and BBQ took place on Sunday, August 13 in Somerville. First place finisher men: Shawn Wallace of Waltham. First place finisher women: Hayley Sutter of Brookline.

Click here to see all the race results.

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Somerville kids set sail for the Boston Harbor Islands with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
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50 kids from the Mystic Learning Center in Somerville were among the group as they sailed to Georges Island with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on July 12.

By Bruce Berman

So far this summer nearly 5,000 young people and their families have set sail on free Tall Ships Cruises and free day trips to the Boston Harbor Islands as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program, including 50 kids from Somerville.

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City honors Somerville Youth Softball teams
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The Somerville Youth Softball 12U Division Tornadoes and the 10U Division Cyclones each received citations from the Somerville Board of Aldermen last week.

By Rebecca Danvers

Two Somerville Youth Softball teams received citations of merit from the city at the latest regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Both the 12U Division Tornadoes and the 10U Division Cyclones players attended the meeting and were presented with their official citations.

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SHS hockey players shine at Bay State Games
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Somerville High School hockey players Ryan Vogel, Craig Resmini, and Chris DeSousa were key players in last weeks Metro team’s victory at the Bay State Games.

By Peter Hickey

After a disappointing overtime loss in a game that would have sent them to play for the gold medal, the Metro hockey team captured a bronze medal at last weekend’s Bay State Games.

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Wildcats partner with Boston Celtics, Alex and Ani, on Give and Go Program
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Winter Hill Community Innovation School students, in collaboration with Boston Celtics, Alex and Ani, are off and running in their Give and Go Program efforts to raise money to help the National Autism Association.

By Tom Bannister

The Winter Hill Community Innovation School is well on their way to reaching their goal of 7,000 energy points in support of a good cause, the National Autism Association.

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Somerville Youth Hockey Pee Wee A 2017 Valley League Champions
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— Photo by Donald Norton

By Rebecca Danvers

The Somerville Youth Hockey Pee Wee A team is this years Valley League Champions in the Pee Wee A Northeast American Division.

The team began the season struggling with a 1-10 record.  After a team meeting the team decided to redouble their efforts, coaches added additional practices and the team came together, lead by team leaders Ilsa Weinert, Peter Launsberry, Lucca Alcaraz, and Andy Bonney the team began a 16 game winning streak.

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Team SCES pitches in at the Walk for Hunger 2017
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Team SCES raised more than $1,400 for the 2017 Project Bread Walk for Hunger. The team is, from left, Annie Fowler, Nancy Murphy. Jeanne Leyden, Guillermo Gonzalez, and Team Captain Deborah McLean.

By Nathan Lamb

Staffers from Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) recently took to the streets to combat food insecurity, in the Project Bread Walk for Hunger 2017.

The volunteers on Team SCES raised $1,450 to benefit Project Bread, which provides grants for hunger-relief programs at the Bay State. Team Captain Deborah McLean said it was a great day all-around.

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Lyric’s Champs Skating Club wraps up another successful season
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The Lyric’s Champs Skating Club, with its free learn-to-skate program for children with developmental disabilities, just ended its latest successful season.

By Eric Saulnier
Somerville Fire Dept.

It was a star-studded event on April 2 at the Somerville rink, with many local celebrities coming out to show their support, headlined by Blades, the Boston Bruins mascot and Dave and Cathy Harrington of The Ryan Harrington Foundation.

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Rashida Ellis from Somerville Boxing Club wins big at ‘Friday Night at the Fights’
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Rashida Ellis poses for a picture with two of Billerica’s finest police officers.

By Donald Norton

The 10th Annual Burlington Rotary Club Friday Night at the Fights was held at the Billerica Elks Hall this past Friday evening. March 31.

A sellout crowd with over 500 in attendance enjoyed a sit down dinner and a series of amateur boxing matches from various clubs in and around Massachusetts.

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