Syndicated

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--Originally published at Stuff Worth Sharing

What’s ahead for 2019:

Encore Boston Harbor Casino
The area’s first casino is expected to open June 24, 2019 in Everett.

Local Election
Medford residents will vote for Mayor, School Committee members, and City Councilors in the fall.

Big Names at the Chevalier Theater!
Medford’s local gem kicked off 2019 with SNL’s Pete Davidson and has a star-studded schedule that includes Aziz Ansari, the Monkees, Darci Lynne, The Temptations and Four Tops, Shin Lim, Frankie Valli, Trevor Noah, and more.

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--Originally published at Stuff Worth Sharing

There is so much going on in Medford these days so I make it a point to share this informative post from Ken Krause every month. Don’t miss out!

Happy New Year from CACHE, the Coalition for Arts, Culture and a Healthy Economy in Medford!

Thank you to everyone who presented, sponsored, attended, publicized or covered arts or cultural events in Medford last year. CACHE’s calendar listed 834 events in 2018, a 38% increase over the 605 events in 2017.

Events took place across 95 venues, with the Medford Public Library hosting the most, with 180. Other top 10 venues for 2018 were Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University (78); Chevalier Theatre (73); Balch Arena Theatre at Tufts (47); Marsha Caron Theatre at Medford High (43); Condon Band Shell (33); West Medford Community Center (31); Ultimate Tango (22); First Baptist Church of Medford (21); and Sanctuary United Church of Christ (18).

This year figures be another strong one for arts and cultural events in Medford with more than 120 on the calendar already. Among the January highlights are:

– The community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration and conversation, which will include new Medford Police Chief Jack Buckley; first-year Medford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent; and Medford resident Dr. Jennifer Yanco, author of the book “Misremembering Dr. King.”

– The West Medford Community Center’s monthly Words and Music event, focusing on the value of local businesses, with music by The Brothers Walk.

– A Royall House & Slave Quarters screening and discussion of the film “Passage at St. Augustine,” about a crucial campaign in the Civil Rights Movement, with filmmaker Clennon L. King.

There also are art and craft workshops plus other film, music, art, dance, and book events.

For details, see the calendar on the CACHE website. If you have a Medford event to add, please send the details by email to cache.event[AT]gmail.com.

– Ken Krause, CACHE Calendar Editor

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--Originally published at Musings from Medford

Food gifts

homemade chocolate
  • Homemade sweet roasted nuts– feel free to use any nuts you want (I usually go with what’s on sale!)
  • Nut butter cups– no added sugar makes this an almost healthy treat!
  • Chocolate bark– there are so many variations!
  • All recipes here: https://bit.ly/2s1CuXX

Dinner

  • Herb-roasted pork loin by my chef hero, Giada De Laurentiis. Pork loin is usually a far more affordable meat than other choices and it’s easy for a beginner like me to prepare.

Dessert

    chocolate hazelnut cheesecake
  • No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake– I use almond milk cream cheese and Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut butter because I can’t do milk products and Justin’s nut butter, while pricey, has far less sugar than other brands and has a short, recognizable ingredient list. There is no shame in using a pre-made graham cracker crust (I often do). I also usually garnish it with chopped almonds because I always have those around and it beats purchasing (and shelling) pricey, sometimes hard to find hazelnuts.

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--Originally published at Musings from Medford

Shaw's in Medford demolition
The former site of Shaw’s Supermarket is being demolished to make way for housing. ICON Architecture and the Hanover Company are creating a 5-story, 350 unit “mixed-use” building that will include nearly 6,000 square feet of commercial space and studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom housing. Ten percent of the units will be affordable, according to BLDUP.
Shaw's in Medford
Shaw’s in February 2014 just before it closed its doors for good. The supermarket chain opened its Medford location in 1995.

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--Originally published at Musings from Medford

Back in 2007 I was a recently laid off reporter who taught herself web development and naively (and courageously) launched Medford’s first online-only news source.

Since then I’ve earned a Master’s degree in education and have obtained two teaching licenses in Massachusetts. I teach web design at Medford High School and manage the websites and social media accounts for the City of Medford and Medford Public Schools.

This new site will be a space where I share what inspires and interests me, including people, places, food, fitness, ideas, and faith. I will still publish local stories but Medford news will no longer be the sole focus.

So who am I beyond my professional description above?

  • lifelong Medford resident
  • (senior) dog owner
  • twin
  • soon-to-be wife
  • Christian
  • health and fitness devotee
  • food lover (cooking and dining out)
  • beauty box addict

Many of those things that make up who I am will influence the content I share on this site. I also plan to share stories about the people and things in our community that make this place unique and special!

I hope you will continue to find value with this site and please feel free to contact me with feedback, ideas, or story suggestions at agoldsberry@gmail.com.

-Allison Goldsberry

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--Originally published at Chris Swimmer

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