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Review: Hot New(ish) Restaurant Branch Line

Tucked behind the brick walls of Watertown’s Arsenal area is a restaurant worth discovering; Branch Line. Friends had been raving about it for months, but I had a hard time getting a reservation. Later I’d understand why…

Live Like Laura – Best 5K Ever

The First Annual “Live Like Laura” 5K road race will take place on June 4th. Friends and family have organized this race in the name of Laura Fahey, a “vibrant 36-year old mother of two, and wife, who lost her life suddenly due to cardiac arrest on November 17, 2016.”

Newton’s Semi-Annual Spring Cleanout Swap Day

Newton’s Swap Day is a semi-annual affair and is held at the Rumford Ave Recycling Depot in Auburndale. Participation is restricted to Newton residents only (IDs required). This is your opportunity to swap your unwanted but still usable items for other peoples’ stuff. Or you can simply drop off or pick up. It’s really your call…

Review: Good Friends & Good Food at Ronsky’s

My friend Becca and I have been pals since our oldest children met in preschool. We spent time together on a weekly basis. Now that they’re in 4th grade, we need to plan to get together, which brought us to the popular Ronskys Italian-style cafe on a recent Saturday. Here’s how it went…

Hipstitch Hosts Spring Fashion Show to Benefit Love Without Borders

Join Hipstitch for an evening of fashion to benefit refugees as they showcase Hipstitch students’ incredible talents! All proceeds benefit Love Without Borders…

Annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race

Kids and adults, runners and walkers alike, go at their own pace one mile up and down historic Heartbreak Hill. It’s a wonderful event that gets everyone outside,

Free Easter Activities in Boston and Beyond

The Easter Bunny, Egg Hunts, and more are what’s to come as Easter approaches. Here’s a list of fun and FREE Easter activities in Boston –and surrounding towns, over the next couple of weeks…

Review: The Naan Americans Cooking Class

I was convinced I could never cook Indian food. (At least not well.) But recently I discovered Newton start-up The Naan Americans – an Indian food cooking class taught by Home Chefs to showcase “simple and easy recipes with a blend of modern and classic International cuisines that can be easily reproduced in your own kitchen.” I was intrigued.

Free Ticket from Red Sox Kid Nation!

As we think about opening day, you can get your mini Fenway Fan all ready for the 2017 season with their FREE membership to Red Sox Kid Nation. After joining Red Sox Kid Nation your little one will receive…

Guest Post: Real Estate Market Snapshot

I am excited to be the real estate blogger for LiveNewton.net. I thought I would write my first blog about the current real estate market in Newton. The single most important piece of information is — we have a dearth of inventory in homes priced under $1.5M, a glut over $2M and an overabundance over $3M. I cannot foresee the over $3M…

Winner of our GIVEAWAY: Learn to Knit at The Third Piece

Win 90 minutes of knitting fun and refreshments at The Third Piece at The Street’s Pop-up Makery in Chestnut Hill, MA. Bring a friend and make it a girls’ night! Thanks to owner Kristen for donating a Learn to Knit ticket ($48 value) to our giveaway…

Review: Hot New(ish) Restaurant Branch Line

Tucked behind the brick walls of Watertown’s Arsenal area is a restaurant worth discovering; Branch Line. Friends had been raving about it for months, but I had a hard time getting a reservation. Later I’d understand why…

Review: Good Friends & Good Food at Ronsky’s

My friend Becca and I have been pals since our oldest children met in preschool. We spent time together on a weekly basis. Now that they’re in 4th grade, we need to plan to get together, which brought us to the popular Ronskys Italian-style cafe on a recent Saturday. Here’s how it went…

Review: The Naan Americans Cooking Class

I was convinced I could never cook Indian food. (At least not well.) But recently I discovered Newton start-up The Naan Americans – an Indian food cooking class taught by Home Chefs to showcase “simple and easy recipes with a blend of modern and classic International cuisines that can be easily reproduced in your own kitchen.” I was intrigued.

Book Your Easter Brunch!

For those who celebrate Easter, it’s a wonderful, fun celebration when families come together and enjoy the holiday and each other. It’s also a good excuse to get out and eat a special meal! If you’re planning to stay local and would like to find a good restaurant for Easter Brunch, look no further.

REVIEW: Singh Cafe in Wellesley

I’m always on the hunt for great Indian food. Today I’m sharing my discovery in the hope that we won’t all flock there on the same night. If you don’t already know about the Singh Cafe in Wellesley, you’re welcome…

Family-Friendly Recipe: Parmesan Chicken with Arugula

Holly and I are both fans of Ina Garten, and we each came to love this simple recipe on our own. Even our kids enjoy it (sometimes with a slight twist on it…)

REVIEW: LeDu Thai Eatery in Newtonville

LeDu Thai Eatery in Newtonville opened it’s doors last Monday for their soft open. Located in the heart of the village, the cuisine is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. My husband and I went there…

REVIEW: The Foodery & Covered Meals

While Holly tackled HelloFresh a few weeks ago, which delivers fresh, pre-measured ingredients for the home cook to prepare, I got the decidedly easier job of trying prepared meal delivery from two local companies…

Kids Eat Free!

Too tired to cook, but don’t want to spend a mint on a family dinner? Try one of these local kid-friendly restaurants pulled directly from our local restaurant listings. Kids eat free at all of them…

Hidden Gem: L’Aroma Cafe & Bakery

A part of me hopes you can find it, a part of me doesn’t. Tucked away in West Newton is a friendly, family-run cafe that boasts to-die-for scones (they go quick!), Sri Lankan curry lunches (made by the owner who creates this specialty), coffee (of course), and a wide array of teas.

Review: Warrior Ice Arena

The Boston Bruins have opened a gorgeous new training and practice facility in Brighton that is directly adjacent to the hull-shaped New Balance headquarters. Great news for recreational skaters (like my girls) thanks to regular public skating hours. We’ve been several times during their public skating hours…

Our New Ice Skating page has launched!

If you can’t beat it (the cold, that is), then enjoy it! Check out our new Ice Skating page with dates, rates, tips, and important details. Ice skating is a fun way to entertain and to keep moving…

‘Boston Winter’ @ City Hall Plaza

It’s been a long time in coming, but it’s finally here! Finally. The city of Boston has an event to celebrate the many gifts of winter…

Holiday Showcase: Moving Paintings

This week in our Holiday Showcase we’re excited to feature artist Ben Raynes and his Moving Paintings. These charming watercolor dioramas bring landscapes to life, connecting the viewer with the art…

Where to Find Santa This Christmas

On the hunt for Santa? Here’s a round-up of where-to-spot-Santa events (classic photo ops!) this month in metro Boston…

What to do with all that Candy?

A big part of our lives these days is teaching our kids about leading a healthy life. In turn, this helps us make a case for donating that candy they’ve been eagerly awaiting…

Family ACCESS Annual Halloween Fair – Sat, 10/29/16

Family ACCESS is holding its annual Halloween Fair tomorrow Saturday, October 29, 2016 in West Newton, MA from 10am-1pm…

Halloween Family Festival and Fundraiser

Halloween Family Festival sponsored by Everwood Day Camp in Sharon, MA…

Winner of Giveaway: Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow!

Win (4) Tickets for Edaville’s magical Pumpkins Aglow event! Journey through Dino Land, explore an illuminated display of hand-carved pumpkins and get ready for trick-or-treating and lots of fun!

More Halloween Events for Your Calendar!

There’s so much fun planned in the next eight days that we decided to do another Halloween Events post. Get the most from this season by stopping by a few of these great Newton area offerings!

Live Like Laura – Best 5K Ever

The First Annual “Live Like Laura” 5K road race will take place on June 4th. Friends and family have organized this race in the name of Laura Fahey, a “vibrant 36-year old mother of two, and wife, who lost her life suddenly due to cardiac arrest on November 17, 2016.”

Hipstitch Hosts Spring Fashion Show to Benefit Love Without Borders

Join Hipstitch for an evening of fashion to benefit refugees as they showcase Hipstitch students’ incredible talents! All proceeds benefit Love Without Borders…

Annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race

Kids and adults, runners and walkers alike, go at their own pace one mile up and down historic Heartbreak Hill. It’s a wonderful event that gets everyone outside,

Free Easter Activities in Boston and Beyond

The Easter Bunny, Egg Hunts, and more are what’s to come as Easter approaches. Here’s a list of fun and FREE Easter activities in Boston –and surrounding towns, over the next couple of weeks…

Newton Has Talent (Show)!

Do you have a hidden talent, or not-so hidden? For those of you who like to perform, there is a talent show that The Rotary Club of Newton is sponsoring as part of the Festival of the Arts. It’s called Newton Has Talent, and it is for Newton residents of all ages…

Free Camp Fair in Newton on Sunday, March 5th!

Mark your calendar if you haven’t already! The FREE 2nd Annual New England Camp Fair is coming up this Sunday, March 5th from 11-2pm at Bigelow Middle School in Newton! Get a taste of the range of camps available to your young campers. Staff from 35 day and sleep away camps…

Family Fun Over February Break

I don’t know about you, but February Break snuck up on me. If you’re not going away next week and haven’t made plans, you still have time to plan a staycation right here in Boston metro…

Celebrations of Black History Month

This month there are several events planned in honor and celebration of Black History Month. Here are a few to consider when planning your activities!

Newton Community Chorus Concert & Auditions

The Newton Community Chorus has announced its winter concert will feature Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (in English, A German Requiem), which is…

New England Camp Fair – Feb 9, 2017

NEW SNOW DATE: Sunday, March 5, 2017! Don’t miss the free 2nd Annual New England Camp Fair to be held at Bigelow Middle School in Newton, MA! All attendees receive a ticket to win door prizes…

‘Boston Winter’ @ City Hall Plaza

It’s been a long time in coming, but it’s finally here! Finally. The city of Boston has an event to celebrate the many gifts of winter…

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