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Newton Real Estate by Zip Code

Newton by zip code! Since Newton is so large and the villages quite diverse, I’m eager to share how Newton real estate performs village-by-village…

Giveaway: Little Beats Dance Camp

I miss the days when my girls were little and danced around in adorable tutus, which makes me all the more excited to announce our latest giveaway: 5 free days of Little Beats Dance Camp! Read on to learn more about the camp and our free giveaway…

Review: The Bella Boutique Spa

My husband took the hint from my “5 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day” post, but went rogue when choosing a place for my massage. Rather than choosing from LiveNewton.net’s recommended salons, he opted to try out a new (to us) practice in Newtonville, The Bella Boutique Spa…

Finally, Middle School Resources

With one of my daughters on the cusp of middle school, I was both pleased and intrigued to discover a new page of resources for this age group rolled out on the City of Newton website. This stage, when the are kids dubbed “tweens”, is a mystery to me (I suppose all the ages are until you’re in it, neck-deep!)…

Review: Chrisso Studio

My active, sporty 4th grader has been asking for a pixie cut for at least a year. Although I LOVED the idea of a short, no-brush hairstyle, I did not want to pay for an “adult-priced” cut…

Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum This Mother’s Day

Here’s a great Mother’s Day idea from our friends at…

5 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day

Each May when Mother’s Day rolls around, my husband asks me what I want to do. I know some moms have traditions, but we’re more a “wing it” kind of family. This year I decided to brainstorm and I’ve come up with 5 ideas. If you’re like me and still haven’t made plans, it’s not too late to make it a special day. You deserve it, after all.

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.

Real Estate: Is Your Home Functionally Obsolete?

“Functionally obsolete” in real estate means the reduction in the usefulness or desirability of a home because of an outdated design feature, usually one that cannot be easily changed. This applies to many houses currently on the market here in Newton…

Starbucks Frappucino Happy Hour Deal

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

Join NEDA For Their Walk This Sunday!

Mark your calendar for this coming Sunday! NEDA (National Eating Disorder Assoc.) is having their annual walk for awareness, convening at Newton North…

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…

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: 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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