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Review: Date Night at The Farmhouse

With non-stop schedules and juggling family, friends and obligations, my husband and I don’t go out on a date often enough. Recently we decided to make the effort to have more one-on-one dates. Luckily, this lead us to The Farmhouse in Needham Center.

Kids Summer Reading Recommends

Now that summer is here, we plan to blow through many books. I wanted to share some of our favorites (avoiding the obvious and much-loved ones). I find the recommended ages really depend on your reader – some kids are earlier than others, some are later. Either way, whenever you stumble upon them…we hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Real Estate: Newton’s Market Update

It’s time again to report the real estate happenings in Newton! Inventory remains very low at 123 single family homes. To give some perspective, here’s a breakdown of the numbers to clarify what is and isn’t selling…

Real Estate: What Young Buyers Want

Real Estate: What Young Buyers Want…They want to spend their weekends with family and friends having experiences, they do not want to spend time renovating. There are a few creative types that would like to put their own stamp on a home, but they are a definite minority…

Eat Like a Sailor, Dine Like a Captain!

Join Old North Church and The Fireplace for a culinary adventure you won’t soon forget! Get a taste (literally) of what life was like at sea during Colonial Times. Let Chef Jim Solomon teach you about nautical cuisine…

Empowering Girls Through Running

Girls on the Run is a nationwide after-school program intent on helping girls in Grades 3-5 feel “joyful, healthy and confident.”

Real Estate: The Lowdown on Accessory Apartments

Recently, the City of Newton passed an ordinance allowing accessory apartments to be legalized. Of course, this has raised many questions about what constitutes an “accessory apartment.” In this post, I’ll try to clear up some questions…

Giveaway: Tree Top Adventures

Congratulations to our two winners!! Click to find out more…Tree Top Adventures — located in nearby Canton — has partnered with us to give away 4 tickets (valued at $200) to their adventure park…

Introducing Newton’s Candidates for Mayor

With Newton Mayor Setti Warren on the verge of ending his tenure, more than a few residents have thrown their hat into the ring. At the time of this post, six candidates have decided to run for Mayor of Newton. We’ve been in touch with four of them — Ruthanne Fuller, Scott Lennon, Amy Sangiolo, and Richard Saunders — to learn more…

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day always sneaks up on me and leaves me scrambling for ideas for my husband. This year, though I’m still not 100% ahead of the game, I started making a list of things he might like. My gift to you is this list…

Hibachi Throw-Down!

Like many kids I know, my girls adore Japanese hibachi. If you haven’t ever taken your kids, you are definitely missing out. With hibachi, it’s all about gastro-tainment wherein a mildly comical ‘chef’ in a tall white hat slices, dices, squirts, and performs small feats of dexterity all while cooking your food before your very eyes…

Review: Date Night at The Farmhouse

With non-stop schedules and juggling family, friends and obligations, my husband and I don’t go out on a date often enough. Recently we decided to make the effort to have more one-on-one dates. Luckily, this lead us to The Farmhouse in Needham Center.

Hibachi Throw-Down!

Like many kids I know, my girls adore Japanese hibachi. If you haven’t ever taken your kids, you are definitely missing out. With hibachi, it’s all about gastro-tainment wherein a mildly comical ‘chef’ in a tall white hat slices, dices, squirts, and performs small feats of dexterity all while cooking your food before your very eyes…

Review: Davio’S Power Lunch

Recently, Davio’S invited LiveNewton.net to experience their new Power Lunch. Don’t let the name fool you. While ostensibly geared toward the business crowd, the Power Lunch is also designed to please the palates – and schedules – of stay-at-home and work-at-home parents alike.

Starbucks Frappucino Happy Hour Deal

Frappucino happy hour…save 50% off for a limited time…

Comedor: My Favorite Restaurant!

Local foodies, rejoice! We are so fortunate to have some amazing restaurants in and around Newton. Restaurants that, in my opinion, rival some of the best in Boston. My personal favorite is Comedor. My husband and I have been there a handful of times and have never been disappointed…

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.

Restaurant Week Is Back!

It’s new name may be Dine Out Boston, but it’s “Restaurant Week” all the same. It starts today (Sunday) and runs through Friday. Participating restaurants in Boston, Cambridge, and Metrowest, North and South design 3-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner that highlight their best selections. There’s no better time…

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…

Kids Summer Reading Recommends

Now that summer is here, we plan to blow through many books. I wanted to share some of our favorites (avoiding the obvious and much-loved ones). I find the recommended ages really depend on your reader – some kids are earlier than others, some are later. Either way, whenever you stumble upon them…we hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

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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!

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