Thank you to Somerville Cleaning Company for highlighting GWS this week!

February 28th, 2011
Check out this great local business as they support our Somerville community: http://www.somervillecleaning.com/index.php/community-spotlight/

Thanks Boston.com for another great article about the Somerville Maple Syrup Project!

February 25th, 2011

GET READY FOR THE BIG BOIL DOWN!

On Saturday, February 26th at 11:00 a.m., Groundwork Somerville will offer “Get Ready for the Big Boil Down!,” the final session its series of educational workshops for kids ages 6-9.  The program will take place at the Central Library (79 Highland Avenue) and is limited to 15 kids on a first come, first served basis.

All participants, their friends, family, and neighbors are also welcome to attend the Boil Down on Saturday March 5th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Somerville Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.)  The event is free and open to the public.  Come watch and learn as sap from local trees is boiled down into pure maple syrup over a warm fire.  Join us for syrup-tasting, music, kids’ activities, and more!  For more information, contact Tai at tai@groundworksomerville.org, call 617-628-9988, or visit www.groundworksomerville.org

The Somerville Maple Syrup Project is a joint project of Groundwork Somerville, the Friends of the Community Growing Center, Somerville Public Schools, Tufts University, and dedicated community volunteers.

A Civil Action screening at MyRWA

February 24th, 2011

You are invited to the A Civil Action screening and discussion with trial lawyer Jan Schlichtmann (played by John Travolta in the film) on Thursday, March 10th at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. The event is free and does not require tickets, however there is a suggested $10 donation. Check out the link here.

SomerVision Community Meeting

February 24th, 2011

How is the vision you helped to create being applied?

How will your quality of life be influenced by the Comprehensive Plan?

SoAs you know, the City of Somerville is in the process of preparing a city-wide Comprehensive Plan that will guide the future of the city over the next 20 years. In March, the City is hosting a series of events related to this process. Attending one or more of these events will be an opportunity to give your thoughts and insights on how elements of the Comprehensive Plan will influence how you live, work, play, and commute.

How is the vision you helped to create being applied?

How will your quality of life be influenced by the Comprehensive Plan?

SoAs you know, the City of Somerville is in the process of preparing a city-wide Comprehensive Plan that will guide the future of the city over the next 20 years. In March, the City is hosting a series of events related to this process. Attending one or more of these events will be an opportunity to give your thoughts and insights on how elements of the Comprehensive Plan will influence how you live, work, play, and commute.

§         Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Argenziano School,

290 Washington Street

§         Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - Holiday Inn,

30 Washington Street

§         Monday, March 28, 2011 - TAB Building,

167 Holland Street

§         Thursday, March 31, 2011 - The Armory,

191 Highland Avenue

All events will run 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Please forward the attached Flyer to anyone you believe may be interested.

Please RSVP to somervision@somervillema.gov.

§         Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - Holiday Inn,

30 Washington Street

§         Monday, March 28, 2011 - TABBuilding,

167 Holland Street

§         Thursday, March 31, 2011 - The Armory,

191 Highland Avenue

All events will run 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Please forward the attached Flyer to anyone you believe may be interested.

Please RSVP to somervision@somervillema.gov.

SomerVision Community Meeting

February 24th, 2011

How is the vision you helped to create being applied?

How will your quality of life be influenced by the Comprehensive Plan?

SoAs you know, the City of Somerville is in the process of preparing a city-wide Comprehensive Plan that will guide the future of the city over the next 20 years. In March, the City is hosting a series of events related to this process. Attending one or more of these events will be an opportunity to give your thoughts and insights on how elements of the Comprehensive Plan will influence how you live, work, play, and commute.

How is the vision you helped to create being applied?

How will your quality of life be influenced by the Comprehensive Plan?

SoAs you know, the City of Somerville is in the process of preparing a city-wide Comprehensive Plan that will guide the future of the city over the next 20 years. In March, the City is hosting a series of events related to this process. Attending one or more of these events will be an opportunity to give your thoughts and insights on how elements of the Comprehensive Plan will influence how you live, work, play, and commute.

§         Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Argenziano School,

290 Washington Street

§         Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - Holiday Inn,

30 Washington Street

§         Monday, March 28, 2011 - TAB Building,

167 Holland Street

§         Thursday, March 31, 2011 - The Armory,

191 Highland Avenue

All events will run 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Please forward the attached Flyer to anyone you believe may be interested.

Please RSVP to somervision@somervillema.gov.

§         Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - Holiday Inn,

30 Washington Street

§         Monday, March 28, 2011 - TAB Building,

167 Holland Street

§         Thursday, March 31, 2011 - The Armory,

191 Highland Avenue

All events will run 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Please forward the attached Flyer to anyone you believe may be interested.

Please RSVP to somervision@somervillema.gov.

SomerVision Community Meeting

February 24th, 2011

How is the vision you helped to create being applied?

How will your quality of life be influenced by the Comprehensive Plan?

SoAs you know, the City of Somerville is in the process of preparing a city-wide Comprehensive Plan that will guide the future of the city over the next 20 years. In March, the City is hosting a series of events related to this process. Attending one or more of these events will be an opportunity to give your thoughts and insights on how elements of the Comprehensive Plan will influence how you live, work, play, and commute.

How is the vision you helped to create being applied?

How will your quality of life be influenced by the Comprehensive Plan?

SoAs you know, the City of Somerville is in the process of preparing a city-wide Comprehensive Plan that will guide the future of the city over the next 20 years. In March, the City is hosting a series of events related to this process. Attending one or more of these events will be an opportunity to give your thoughts and insights on how elements of the Comprehensive Plan will influence how you live, work, play, and commute.

§         Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Argenziano School,

290 Washington Street

§         Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - Holiday Inn,

30 Washington Street

§         Monday, March 28, 2011 - TAB Building,

167 Holland Street

§         Thursday, March 31, 2011 - The Armory,

191 Highland Avenue

All events will run 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Please forward the attached Flyer to anyone you believe may be interested.

Please RSVP to somervision@somervillema.gov.

§         Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - Holiday Inn,

30 Washington Street

§         Monday, March 28, 2011 - TABBuilding,

167 Holland Street

§         Thursday, March 31, 2011 - The Armory,

191 Highland Avenue

All events will run 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Please forward the attached Flyer to anyone you believe may be interested.

Please RSVP to somervision@somervillema.gov.

SomerVision Community Meeting

February 24th, 2011

How is the vision you helped to create being applied?

How will your quality of life be influenced by the Comprehensive Plan?

SoAs you know, the City of Somerville is in the process of preparing a city-wide Comprehensive Plan that will guide the future of the city over the next 20 years. In March, the City is hosting a series of events related to this process. Attending one or more of these events will be an opportunity to give your thoughts and insights on how elements of the Comprehensive Plan will influence how you live, work, play, and commute.

§         Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Argenziano School,

290 Washington Street

§         Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - Holiday Inn,

30 Washington Street

§         Monday, March 28, 2011 - TABBuilding,

167 Holland Street

§         Thursday, March 31, 2011 - The Armory,

191 Highland Avenue

All events will run 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Please forward the attached Flyer to anyone you believe may be interested.

Please RSVP to somervision@somervillema.gov.

Environmental Action 2011

February 24th, 2011

Saturday, March 12th at Bentley University, Waltham, MA 9:30am-5:30pm

SAVE THE DATE & stay tuned for more updates about the great workshops, other speakers, and activities.

Whether you’re a veteran participant or first time attendee, don’t miss out on this exciting day!  Register now and get in for just $30 (a $5 discount).  Visit www.MAEnvironmentalAction.org or call 617-747-4362 for more details!

FEATURING KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY: Diane Wilson, Environmental Activist and Author

“We’re losing ground. This planet is losing ground. So things need to happen and they need to happen quick. Our message should be—loud and clear—there comes a time when the home needs protecting and the line needs drawing and anybody that dares cross it acts at their own peril.”

-Diane Wilson

A shrimper turned activist turned environmentalist, Diane Wilson has spent the past 20 years taking on giant corporations polluting the beloved Texas Gulf Coast bay where she and her family lived.  With no training, Diane organized community action, become conversant about the health effects of chemicals, and learned how to file her own legal briefs in an effort to stop the expansion of a plastics manufacturing plant.  In 2005, Diane authored a book, An Unreasonable Woman, a semi-autobiographical narrative of her fight to protect the community she loved.

ransportation Gateway to Northern New England: 175 Years of the Railroad in Somerville

February 24th, 2011

John Roderick will give a talk entitled: Transportation Gateway to Northern New England: 175 Years of the Railroad in Somerville next Thursday, March 3rd, 7:00 PM at the Somerville Museum as part of the Historic Somerville lecture series 2011.  John has been a lifelong railroad and transportation history enthusiast.  For ten years, he edited the B&M Bulletin, the official publication of the Boston and Maine RR Historical Society, and has authored numerous papers and articles on the subject.  Tickets will be sold at the door and are $8 for nonmembers and $5 for members.  RSVP is greatly appreciated.  Contact admin@historicsomerville.org

Walk/Ride Day!

February 24th, 2011

Check out the Green Streets website for more information.