1 02, 2019

Bfit and The 100 Club Supporting the Families of Fallen Heroes

2019-02-01T09:54:19-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Bfit and The 100 Club Supporting the Families of Fallen Heroes

By Tara Kerrigan Hayes   This past Sunday, January 27th, the Boston Bruins Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual BFit First Responder Challenge, presented by National Grid at the TD Garden. Also known as the Climb to Support the Families of Fallen First Responders, the event does precisely that, by donating the proceeds raised to The Hundred Club of Mass, Inc., (the 100 Club), a charity that supports the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 100 Club was organized in 1959, recognizing early on that when a family faces the devastation of losing a loved one in the line of duty, they are also often met with the harsh reality of losing the [...]

6 01, 2019

Boxing Day, 2018:  Brunch and Cocktails on the 26th

2019-01-06T12:55:20-05:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Boxing Day, 2018:  Brunch and Cocktails on the 26th

by Rick Winterson     Boxing Day is an English tradition.   Its origin is not certain, but most of the historic references say that it is traditionally (but not always) held on December 26, the day after Christmas.  On December 26 in England, servants and employees who worked on Christmas Day were given the 26th off to visit their own families and friends.  They were also given gifts of food, money, or clothing just before they left for the day, which were usually put in boxes so as to be a surprise.  Hence the name “Boxing Day” (as far as anyone knows). Not to be outdone in celebrating Christmas traditionally, South Boston has observed Boxing Day in years  past – 2018 was no exception.  Michael [...]

31 12, 2018

Cold Hands, Warm Heart!

2018-12-31T09:49:51-05:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Cold Hands, Warm Heart!

South Boston Probation Officer Barbara Loftus and 5th graders at Joseph Tynan Elementary School have teamed up to spread holiday cheer and warmth to Boston’s homeless and senior citizens as part of Cold Hands, Warm Heart, a lesson in empathy.  Loftus and her Probation colleagues will go to the school, located at 650 E. 4th Street, to pick up the gift bags the students decorated and listen to several of the students read the personal messages they wrote which will be tucked into each bag and distributed to the homeless and elderly.   The bags will be filled with items collected by Probation including cold weather gear such as hats, gloves, and hand warmers as well as holiday goodies including cookies, candies, granola bars, tea and [...]

20 12, 2018

SLYK Shades – A Chronic Illness Survivor’s Transformation

2018-12-20T12:06:27-05:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on SLYK Shades – A Chronic Illness Survivor’s Transformation

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   Your world can change in an instant. That’s what Josh Fitzmaurice of Sandwich, Massachusetts learned last year, when life as he knew it came crashing down with the flick of a doctor’s pen. As a young, successful accountant, Josh seemingly had it all, until he visited the doctor to investigate neck pain and was prescribed Meloxicam. That night Josh was rushed to the ER, (with what felt like a heart attack), where he was diagnosed with a nocturnal panic attack and was sent back to his PCP. That’s when he was handed a prescription for benzodiazepines. Like so many others, he trusted in his doctor and took the benzos (in this case, Ativan), which ultimately would come close to destroying [...]

2 12, 2018

2018 ABX Showcase Spectacular at the BCEC

2018-12-02T17:13:12-05:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 2018 ABX Showcase Spectacular at the BCEC

Connor McGuire, Steven Burke, Lisa Robbins Carrie Havey on Experts on Healthy Schools. By Richard Campbell This year’s ABX Conference showcased such depth in architecture, design, construction and innovation that the show’s program calling the event the “premier” forum in the field was no exaggeration. Running two full days at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this past Wednesday and Thursday, this is a traditional trade show with added educational workshops and special events that cover  a wide variety of topics. Informa Global and Boston Society of Architects who produce the convention have partnered with an array of institutions.  The show drew thousands from the industry and offered free high-end publications. Some publishers like Kathy Bush- Dalton of New England Home came to [...]

22 11, 2018

Antiquarian Book Fair: Local Vendors Lead the Way

2018-11-27T13:23:15-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Antiquarian Book Fair: Local Vendors Lead the Way

By Richard Campbell The 42nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair ran November 16-18 at the Hynes Convention Center attracting booksellers from around the world, as well as some great vendors from New England. This is a free event that is sufficiently entertaining for book people, and a source for truly unique gifts. The limited edition, first edition priceless older books of all kinds, collections of maps, memorabilia and framed art bespoke of the vast great world of quality printing and design.  The first thing one notices about this fair is the decidedly older demographic of the event, with enthusiasts and vendors alike dressed professionally in clothes made of quality materials with the gentile expectation of doing business. Amidst the booths of precious leather-bound books, [...]

22 11, 2018

ICA Gallery Review: Interactive Arts for the Holidays

2018-11-27T13:26:34-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on ICA Gallery Review: Interactive Arts for the Holidays

By Richard Campbell It is not often that the visual arts attempt to engage the audience into playing on a jungle gym, but William Forsythe’s “Choreographic Objects” currently installed at the ICA in the Seaport gives the viewer room to romp.  The choreographer’s experience-based works  coincide with his residency at the Boston Ballet, and would be considered a collaborative effort, bridging the visual arts, writing, and choreography.  Where many conceptual artists come to this kind of work without in-depth experience in dance, William Forsythe is coming from a life-long career in classical ballet. After having worked for the Stuttgart Ballet,  he was director of Ballet Frankfurt for twenty years, and formed his own Forsythe Company between 2005 and 2015.  All that experience adds a power [...]

22 11, 2018

Opening Reception:  Society of Arts + Crafts

2018-11-26T17:03:25-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Opening Reception:  Society of Arts + Crafts

       On Thursday, November 8, South Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts (100 Pier 4 Boulevard, second floor) held its Opening Reception for “Adorning Boston and Beyond” and “Our Cups Runneth Over”.  These are cleverly combined exhibitions of both jewelry and cups, which are on view until February 17, 2019.  Admission is free; don’t miss it.   by Rick Winterson   The Society of Arts + Crafts is sited in the middle of South Boston’s Seaport District, at the corner of Seaport and 100 Pier 4 Boulevards.  The Society is on the second floor, just a short walk across Seaport Green from District Hall and the Courthouse Silver Line Station.  It is really a fine place to visit, combining (as it does) an [...]

15 11, 2018

DAV5K Boston Race Honors Disabled Veterans

2018-11-27T16:41:07-05:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on DAV5K Boston Race Honors Disabled Veterans

  SOUTH BOSTON SPORTS By Richard Campbell The  Veteran’s Day Weekend DAV5K race grows each year and is responsible for raising money to help over a million American Veterans each year with a myriad of services.  The Boston Castle Island trunk of the run is just one of six locations where the national event occurs but has special significance with its start at Fort Independence.  WRKO announcers handled the opening ceremonies and various organizers for the race spoke of the importance of this kind of event for veterans and their families.  With a loop around Pleasure Bay one can see that veterans of all stripes, and their supporters  were out in force. The weather was crisp, but not formidable as last year.  The teams for [...]

8 11, 2018

Illuminous: Getting A Little Better with Each Year

2018-11-15T17:51:30-05:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Comments Off on Illuminous: Getting A Little Better with Each Year

By Richard Campbell Illuminous is an annual Downtown Crossing art event that draws a little larger crowd each year as the recovery process of the once moribund shopping district has been springing back to life. As far as art installations are concerned the show was a combination of conceptually challenging, space age beauty and quirky events. For its fourth annual installment it was a cold windy night this past Saturday, but nevertheless plenty of young people seemed to be having a good time. Often the projections on the side of buildings are the most interesting part of this street art exhibit, as some of the interactive aspects were a little underwhelming. Jennymae Kho’s “New American Scholar”, as series of famous literary quotes and portraits from [...]