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Friends of the Uphams Corner Library 6/14/14

UPhams Corner Library This is a friendly reminder that our next Uphams Corner Branch Library meeting will be Saturday, June 14th, at 9:30am in the "round room" off of the children's section. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

That's the last meeting for this fiscal year 2013-2014.  See you all on June 14!

Sincerely,   UC Friends Team!

Posted: May 12, 2014

Uphams Corner Branch Library Events

Baby Story Time: Every Wednesday 10:30-11:00

LEGO BUILDERS: Come create with Lego, Saturday,  June 7 and June 28  Tuesday June 24, 3:00-5:00.

Make Fossil Dinosaurs, June 27, 2:00-4:00.

Fingerprinting: Wednesday, June 11,4:30-5:30

Read your way to getting Fenway park tickets.- get an application from the library to see how to win tickets to the Seattle Mariners game.

Come make your FATHER'S DAY CARD---Monday-Saturday, June 9-14, drop in and make a card.

Posted: May 27, 2014

Grove Hall Library Author Talk: Qaddafi’s Point Guard
Saturday, June 14, 2:00 pm

Qaddafi's Point GuardAlex Owumi will read from his book Qaddafi’s Point Guard.
In it he tells the story of his journey from Nigeria to Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood.

 He describes his experience playing basketball overseas with an athletic club funded by the family of then-Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and for Owumi to autograph.

Posted: May 15, 2014

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TOUCH 106.1 on the Internet

As reported earlier, Touch 106.1 has was taken off the air by the FCC but they are streaming live at http://www.touchfm.org

Charles Clemons - General Manager
617-989-1061 office
617-334-4639 cell
617-686-1377 cell

TOUCH 106.1 FM
P.O. Box 191363
Boston, Ma. 02119

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Kroc Culinary Arts Graduation Photos
June 5, 2014

Kroc Culinary Arts Graduation 6/5/14

Students graduating ,from the Boston Kroc Center's second Culinary Arts Program were clearly polished in their skills, demonstrating well their understanding of the art of food preparation and service.

Families of the graduates, Salvation Army dignitaries, members of the community and special guests celebrated, enjoying Chicken Enchiladas and listening to testimonials from students.  Enjoy over 40 photos.

Posted: June 8, 2014

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Dance for World Community - 6/14/14
Presented by Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre

FREE celebration showcasing the power of dance to better our world.- 6/14/14, 11:00 am-6:00 pm. José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents the Sixth Annual Dance for World Community Festival, Saturday, June 14, 2014. 

Dance for World Community

FREE and open to the public, this indoor/outdoor celebration in Harvard Square, Cambridge showcases dance as a positive force to better our world. 

The Festival offers something for everyone with free performances and classes in all dance forms, from Ballet to Hip Hop and beyond. This year’s Festival, at José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s home (1151 Massachusetts Avenue)  is expected to attract over 20,000 people.

Posted: June 8, 2014

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Governor's Tea - William Kuttner as Enoch Bartlett 6/27/14

Shirley-Eustis House The Shirley-Eustis House Museum and Discover Roxbury are teaming up to present a very special Governor's Tea on Friday, June 27, 2014, 4-6 pm. 

Living history historian, William Kuttner, will portray Enoch Bartlett, a dear friend of the Governor's wife.  A first-person interpretive program bringing history alive, it is well worth attending.

Posted: June 8, 2014

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"Before the Spring"- Crowd Funding

Asking Boston for your Support

A team of young independent film makers has turned to Seed and Spark.  Proposing a fresh and hopeful film based on the many Arab Springs throughout the world, they are looking to send a message of reconciliation and peace.
Before the Spring
The film takes protagonist Tamir on an amazing journey where his final choice against all odds sends "a different message, the right message."

"An exciting film that never stops from the opening bell."

Posted: May 8, 2014

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Uphams Corner UP Market Set for a Successful Summer 2014

UP MarketOpen Air Markets at the Paraiso Plaza on Dudley Street are scheduled monthly all  summer.

For August the UP Market will join the Uphams Corner Street Festival on Stoughton Street. 

Uphams Corner is asking the everyone to support UC local entrepreneurial efforts.

Plan to attend, bring some cash and a ton of ideas.  We need you, your $$ and your feedback.

Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 20, Oct 18

Posted: May 8, 2014

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"Jazz Under Glass" - Dudley Greenhouse Fundraiser

Dudley Greenhouse FundraiserSunday, 6/8/14 5pm - 7:30 pm

A very special family-friendly evening fundraiser for The Dudley Greenhouse. 

Sponsored by The Food Project, DSNI  and the Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee, the evening's cost is minimal ($25) and includes an array of food from  neighborhood chefs and music by Fulani Haynes & The Jazz Collaborative. Kids under 12 get in for free.  Don't miss it.

Posted: June 2, 2014

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UP Market - First Open Air Market in Uphams Corner 9/14/13

UP Market 9/14/13The first solo open air market in Uphams Corner, dubbed the UP Market, was held on Saturday, September 14.  Making the event more festive were individual vendor "tents" providing cover from the elements, a sense of intimacy and the look of private storefronts.  The mood was exciting and festive as the vendors hoped for strong sales.

Posted: May 8, 2014

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Letters to the Editor
Tue Jun 03 2014

Here's thanks to Lower Mills Branch of BPL and sponsors for their annual concert last night, Monday, June 2. Under bright blue skies, the Bill Lowe Band offered a musical experience for old and young that's virtually priceless!

Marie Isenburg
Dorchester, MA

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Uphams Corner News - Technical Upgrade - New Design and Functionality
UC News Name
May 2014 was retrospectively designated Technical Sabbatical Month for Uphams Corner News.  Many in a long list of outstanding technical issues were addressed. 

The website design was modernized and the "back office" cleaned and sorted (styles).  This has reduced the developer's workload and improved the reader's browsing experience.

Posted: May 8, 2014

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Mayor Walsh Announces Increased Funding for Main Streets Districts in Boston

Boston Main StreetsOn April 12, 2014, Mayor Walsh announced a 30% increase in funding for the 20 Main Street Districts in the City of Boston up to $75,000 per year from the current $58,000. 

Each district offers a unique set of programs in support of existing and new businesses specific to the neighborhood and its needs. 

Newly supported programs include free WiFi, crowd sourcing potential, Urban Mechanics ventures and access to capital.

Posted: May 8, 2014

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Uphams Corner Shines - Help from Walgreens & City Life Church
Uphams Corner Shines 2014 Local residents, Walgreens employees and City Life Presbyterian Church members formed the Uphams Corner Shines version of Boston Shines on May 3, 2014. Half the group cleaned the sidewalks and curbs in the business district while the others planted annuals and perennials at the Pilgrim Church.

Post Shines time was almost like going into a bar for a drink but not quite.  The group gathered for a barbecue at the Nonquit Green.  After a couple hours hard work, the food sure tasted delicious.

Posted: May 5, 2014

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Uphams Arts

New Line of Greeting Cards by Uphams Arts

Greeting Cards by Uphams ArtsUphams Arts Photos and Aphorisms have been combined to produce artistic, creative and unique greeting cards not available elsewhere. 

Every card generates an "AHA" moment for both  sender and receiver.  All cards are on the inspiring side of life:  God with us, inspiration, love and loving, motivation, self-actualization and spiritual.

Cards may be ordered and will be delivered by mail or plan to come to the Uphams Corner Up Market starting in June to visit the full line of products from Uphams Arts.

Posted: May 5, 2014

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Mother's Day Poem, "My Mother, Always"

Anastasia Nell SmithA Mother's Day poem, a reflection on the loving yet often tense relationship between the woman who called herself "Mom" and the growing child spreading her wings and yearning to be free. 

Yet, nothing can ever take away the memories of who was Mom?    Who shall she ever and always be?
My Mother, Always

Savor the taste of "Breakfast by Mom"
Steaming hot grits and slices of bacon,
Egg-drenched French Toast with real Maple Syrup,
Warm smells, frying, a kitchen alive.

o  o  o

Declaring my god-given right to become
A woman in charge, independent and free,
I only looked forward, no reflecting, no thought
That life could turn fragile and suddenly stop.

Posted: May 5, 2014

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Photos - The Mayor Visits UC 4/28/14

New way-finding sign in Uphams Corner

Mike Friedberg

Posted: June 2, 2014

View all 60 photos on our Facebook Page.

Uphams News Blog Posts

E-Commerce Added to UC News
Uphams Arts Uphams Arts is offering products and services for sale and this means customers will need a "Shopping Cart" so they can "go shopping."

Uphams Arts selected Mal's E-Commerce.

The multi-step process for integrating their  system into a website has enough quirks and options to merit documenting and sharing the process with others.

Spread across five Uphams News Blog posts, the documentation is most readily accessible through one blog entry - an index and overview.

Posted: May 11, 2014 

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Going to Heaven with an Allen Renaissance Quantum Allen Renaissance Quantum Organ

For centuries pipe organs have filled church sanctuaries with a sea of sounds, giving the listener an emotional or spiritual thrill like no other.  So when I had the chance to play a new $60k Allen organ, I jumped at the opportunity and found myself in organ heaven.

Posted: May 15, 2014

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My Mother and Writing a Poem for Mother's Day

The whirlwind of writing poetry and a Mother's final days.  Who was mom and why was the poem written?

Posted: May 8, 2014

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Asthma, Primatene & the Killer Kat

Primatene Tablets Without a rescue inhaler, what do you do for a serious asthma attack?  Use Primatene, an over-the-counter remedy.  But use with caution.  The FDA is tracking your every move since Primatene can be used to make methamphetamine.

By buying it for my son, I am now being tracked.  The real question is why is he sleeping with a Killer Kat?

Posted: May 11, 2014

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Dept Public Works adds Summer Collection

The City of Boston's Department of Public Works recently announced an expansion of their DPW Summer Waste Collection

As of April 22, 2014, the City's program now includes a once-a-month pickup during the summer months of June, July, August and September.

Hooray for the City finally deciding that recycling yard waste during the growing months, not just the cleanup months, was important, would enhance the City's ability to deliver compost to gardens and keep Nature's Gold out of the landfills.

Posted: June 1, 2014

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Cigarettes are History - I finally Quit Smoking 

CigaretteA more than decade long smoker has finally quit.  Damian Boyd talks about how he began smoking and, retrospectively, why he was smoking. 

Smoking, he said, was an excuse to "step outside,"  enabling him to avoid facing the real issues.

Cigarettes and smoking provided a distraction, a break, an option for dealing with stress.  All the while ...

Posted: April 17, 2014

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News in Review

Sculpture Retrospective:
Joseph Wheelwright Thru 5/31/14

Joseph Wheelwright RetrospectiveWorks of Uphams Corner sculptor, Joseph Wheelwright, will be on display at the Hargate Art Center beginning  May 6 through the  end of the month (May 31).  The art center is part of St. Paul's School in Concord NH.

Gallery hours are Tue-Sat and the exhibitions are free and open to the public.  Mr. Wheelwright is a principal in the Humphreys Street Studios located in Uphams Corner which many area artists call their (work) home.
Posted: May 5, 2014

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Battle of Yorktown & George Washington
  Lecture 5/22/14

Shirley-Eustis MansionThursday, May 22, 2014, William M. Fowler, author, historian, will give a lecture at the Shirley-Eustis House in which he looks at the two years following the Battle of Yorktown.

In an historical tour de force chronicling the two years after the Yorktown victory, Mr. Fowler challenges our beliefs about the past. 

While most people believe that Yorktown resolved the question of colonial freedom, Mr. Fowler credits George Washington's leadership.

Posted: May 5, 2014

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Neighborhood Watch: Area 324 Meeting Notes 4/25/14 

Area 324 Neighborhood WatchThe April 25, 2014 Area 324 Neighborhood Watch Meeting included a discussion of Fair Chance for Family Success, a group whose goal is to help revitalize the neighborhood and stop gentrification.  DSNI is their contact.

Other meeting highlights included the Cleanest Streets Contest, the Mission 180 Coalition and a major community project in May.   

Posted: April 28, 2014

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News in Review

Touch 106.1 FM Taken off the Air - FCC Raid - Equipment Confiscated 

Touch 106.1 FMTouch 106.1 FM has been silenced by the FCC for operating without a license and all equipment related to transmitting confiscated.

The station began operating in 2006 and was warned in 2007, fined $17,000 in 2008 and shut down on April 17, 2014.

Charles Clemons, co-founder, has made several public statements and is appealing for help.

Posted: April 17, 2014
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Motivational Interviewing - Effective Approach to Coaching 

Institute of CoachingThe Institute of Coaching's April Webinar featured coach Michael Pantalon with a presentation on 'Motivational Interviewing," a client-centered approach to coaching that follows a conversational path.

It seeks to strengthens a person's internal motivation for change, thereby ensuring an authentic and sustainable change plan well after coaching is done. 

The approach also offers laypeople guidance on how to assist family and friends to make authentic and self-derived decisions.

Posted: April 17, 2014

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News in Review

China Trade in Boston after the Revolutionary War - Shirley-Eustis House 5/10/14 

Shirley-Eustis MansionSaturday, May 10, 2014, is a very special day for the Shirley-Eustis House.  2:00 pm is the 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

At 3:00 pm, Mr. Henry Lee, former President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, will give a lecture on 'The Magee Family and the Origins of the China Trade' here in Boston. 

A day you won't want to miss!

Posted: April 17, 2014

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Cherina Clark Selected as 2014 National NAACP Law Fellow 

Cherina ClarkCherina Clark, Hyde Park resident, 1st year Suffolk University Law School student and active volunteer for Boston's NAACP has been offered a position in the 2014 National NAACP's Law Fellows Program. 

The NAACP Law Fellows Program gives students with at least one year of law school the opportunity to work for the summer at NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Congratulations to Cherina Clark and to the Boston NAACP.

Posted: April 11, 2014

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