Saturday, December 22, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
Their wish lists have been made, their photos have been taken with the big guy and cookies and carrots are at the ready for Santa and his reindeer, but do your children ever ask: Where does Santa go on Christmas Eve? How does he travel to everyone's house? Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. In addition to tracking Santa's whereabouts, there is plenty to do at NORAD's Santa-tracking website. Check out the Kids' Countdown Village where there are two dozen games to play. Not near a computer today? NORAD's Santa Tracker is mobile, too. Download the Android or iPhone app and let your kids track Santa from your phone…
BakerBaker opened on Dec. 19 and sells daily baked cookies, cupcakes, pies and more.
Want a fresh baked pie for the holidays but don't want to cook? Then order from West Roxbury's newest business - BakerBaker. Beth McNichols and Frances Kolenik opened the store located at 168 Spring St. (at the intersection of Baker and Spring streets) on Wednesday, just in the nick of time for the holidays. Stop in to see what's being offered daily. BakerBaker offers cookies, cupcakes, pies, tarts, and more - all baked fresh daily. Call 617-325-BAKE to order. The business was going to be called Just Baked, but another company has copywritten that business name.
Friday, December 21, 2012
It was a close contest, but West Roxbury's Fabutique came up short in the end to Dorchester’s Back to Life Chiropractic & Wellness.
West Roxbury's Fabutique narrowly came in second place in Boston's Deck the Windows contest. For 2012, bragging rights for the best business holiday window goes to Dorchester’s Back to Life Chiropractic & Wellness. Allston’s Stingray came in third. This is the third year of the storefront decorating competition that features 20 Boston Main Streets districts and had more than 400 small businesses competing. The three-week-long contest began on November 20, and there was more than 4000 online votes to determine the winner. But the holiday fun isn't stopping at Fabutique, it's about shopping at Fabutique. Fabutique's owner Marika Gaurenszky is hosting a “Guy's Stress Free Shopping Event” on Sat., Dec. 22 from 3-5 p.m. This event will …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sparkling snowflakes and Christmas wreaths were put up on Centre Street by West Roxbury's Keith Barry in a IBEW Local 103 Boston bucket.
Look up in the IBEW Local 103 Boston bucket - it's West Roxbury's Keith Barry putting up American-made LED lights on Centre Street! State Rep. Ed Coppinger led the charge this year with a fundraiser to purchase the American-made decoration LED lights that consume less energy and will last longer than the alternative. With help from a few volunteers, Barry put the holiday decorations up on Centre Street poles on Dec. 13. What do you think of the decorations? Pretty snazzy!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Macy's Enchanted Trolley Tour with Santa stopped by the Roche Family Community Center on Friday. Attached your photos of the event to this article.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Macy's Enchanted Trolley Tour with Santa stopped by the Roche Family Community Center on Friday to ring in the holiday season. Were you there? Attach your photos to this article to share with the West Roxbury community
Friday, December 7, 2012
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah. Or, get them to-go from local spots in West Roxbury.
Friday, December 7, 2012
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Temple Hillel B'Nai Torah is hosting a Hanukkah Celebration on Dec. 14. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. there's a Shakin' Shabbat celebration for preschoolers; and from 6-7:30 p.m. there's a dinner with potato pancakes, candle lighting and dreidel spinning. RSVP by Dec. 10 by calling 617-323-0486. Click here for Temple Hillel B'Nai Torah's schedule. Also checkout Jewishboston.com's website of listed events throughout the area. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Kaia Rose Sooknanan-Andrew was honored for her work today at the Boston City Council.
On Wednesday Boston City Councilor John Connolly presented 6-year-old Kaia Rose Soonknanan-Andrew with a resolution honoring her for founding of the Kaia Rose Toy Drive. Kaia Rose, of Dorchester, has been battling a cancerous blood disease and last year, Kaia’s only Christmas wish was her friends in the hospital could have toys. For the second year in a row, Kaia and her mom recruited "elves" to donate toys to the children who are patients at the Tufts Pediatric Hematology Cancer Center. With Kaia Rose Sooknanan-Andrew are her family: her mother Dana Sooknanan, grandmother Judy Rudder, her father Anthony Andrew, her twin brother Keston Sooknanan-Andrew, Malisa Schuyler of Tufts Medical Center, and City Councilor John Connolly.
The Bellevue Hill Improvement Association organized old-school caroling this past Sunday.
Check out these photos of some old school caroling on Robin Street in West Roxbury from this past Sunday. The caroling event was organized by the Bellevue Hill Improvement Assocation and they thanked the Gillis Family on the organization's Facebook page (linked above). Were you there? Did you hear them? Let us know what you thought in the comments section below.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in West Roxbury with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Temple Hillel B'Nai Torah is hosting a Hanukkah Celebration on Dec. 14. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. there's a Shakin' Shabbat celebration for preschoolers; and from 6-7:30 p.m. there's a dinner with potato pancakes, candle lighting and dreidel spinning. RSVP by Dec. 10 by calling 617-323-0486. Click here for Temple Hillel B'Nai Torah's schedule. Also checkout Jewishboston.com's website of listed events throughout the area. …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Drop Toys for Tots at 106 Spring St., in West Roxbury.
Once again this year Gallagher Insurance & Real Estate has been designated as an official drop-off site for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program and requests that donors bring unwrapped toys to 106 Spring St., in West Roxbury before Dec 21, 2012. Donations may be made in memory of Lance Corporal Joseph Mclean III, a local resident who died in an accident while on Marine Corps duty in Hawaii. The Toys for Tots program relies solely on donations and all work is done by unpaid volunteers. Through the years Marines have established close working relationships with community agencies such as Gallagher Insurance with Bob Gallagher. Community members then identify needy children in the community and play important roles in the toy …