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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…

Why You Should Be Using Newton 311

Remember the winter of 2015 when it seemed as if someone moved our entire city to Anarctica? That’s when I truly learned the value of Newton 311. It’s my secret weapon, and now I’m going to share it with you!

The Street’s Pop-Up Makery

How’s this for a great idea? The Street is trying a new idea: The Pop-Up Makery. Located around the corner from the Shake Shack, the Makery offers a rotating selection of classes in…

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…

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.

Does Your Home Need a Sidekick?

Neither I nor my husband are handy (sorry, honey!), so I always have a running list of smallish repair jobs. You probably have them too. Maybe it’s ceiling discoloration from an old leak, wall fixtures that have come loose, or shelving that needs installing…

Jen & Holly Ask A Favor

If you’re reading this, we can’t thank you enough. If you find our site helpful, will you please spread the word to friends and neighbors?

Matter of Taste Auction – Open Until Thursday 3/16

A Benefit for JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School BID...

Zervas PTO Online Auction is Live

Zervas PTO’s online auction is open through Sunday, March 19, 2017…

When Kids Need Better Haircuts

I don’t want to spend what I pay my own hair stylist, but I also don’t want my kids coming home with bowl cuts or shaved heads. After much research, we’ve developed a list of parent-recommended places to take your children for good haircuts that are priced competitively.

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.

Little Diner, Big Taste.

Little Big Diner is getting noticed, for all the right reasons.

A Tasty Addition to Newton Centre

Central has opened...

Recipe of the Week: Fattoush Salad

Our new fascination is this summery salad (let’s hang on as long as we...

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!

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…

Looking for Free Toddler Activities This Week?

Often you need to get out of the house with your little one, especially during those long winter days. Classes are great, but who doesn’t love a free drop-in activity from time to time? Here’s a sample of what’s coming up this month…

First Night Celebration in Boston

Enjoy free First Night and First Day events in Boston’s Copley Square, the Prudential Center and on the Boston Common…

Post Your Local Event for Free!

Welcome to our new and improved events calendar! You will now be able to submit your own event…

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