Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The YMCA is offering a free trial on Tuesdays throughout the month of June.
On Tuesdays, for the whole month of June, you can use the YMCA for free. Take advantage of a free trial on Tuesday at the YMCA. Stop in and enjoy swimming, the outdoor splash pad, open climb on the indoor rock climbing wall and family-friendly fitness classes. You will have the option of utilizing a free babysitter while you work out, but children ages eight and up can workout with parents in the Wellness Center. If you decide to join the YMCA, they will waive the joiners fee on Tuesdays throughout the month of June, which can save you up to $50. Visit ymcaboston.org for more membership benefits.
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Debate to air on WCVB Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Another U.S. Senate election for Massachusetts is drawing to a close, with the two combatants set to square off one final time before voters head to the polls June 25. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will hold the last of three debates Tuesday evening in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The debate will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). The debate will be moderated by R.D. Sahl of Boston University. The two previous debates for the candidates were held in Boston and Springfield. Recent polling has suggested an edge for Markey in the race. Both candidates have received visits from high-profile …
Monday, June 17, 2013
The two finalists spoke to residents at a forum Thursday night.
The process is nearly done for the Natick School Department to select an assistant superintendent, and the principal of the Parker Middle School is one of the two finalists. According to Marianne Davis, Director of Human Resources for the Natick School Department, Superintendent Peter Sanchioni said he hopes to make a decision this week. The two candidates, Anna Nolin and Douglas Lyons, each had half an hour to spend answering questions for the 50 residents that gathered for a public forum Thursday night. Lyons is principal at the Walter Parker Middle School in Reading. Nolan is currently the principal at Wilson Elementary School in Natick. Current assistant superintendent Karen LeDuc is going to the Dover-Sherborn School system. …
The Reading Lions Club’s 10th Annual Reading Friends and Family Day was held Saturday.
Residents gathered in the Birch Meadow area Saturday for the Reading Lions Club’s 10th Annual Reading Friends and Family Day. Bands played live music while kids had their faces painted, tried to soak someone in the dunk tank and jumped around in the bouncy house. Parents visited the boots of local businesses and organizations for information and give aways. The RMHS Band and Color Guard, The Real School of Music, Elite Freestyle Karate, Super Soccer Stars and more performed for the crowd. The event ended with fireworks coordinated through the Town of Reading Recreation Division. Take a look at the photos and video attached.
The School Committee meets tonight at 7 p.m.
The School Committee meets Monday night at 7 p.m. in the superintendent's conference room. Take a look at some of the agenda items. Early in the meeting, Superintendent John Doherty will provide a Common Core Curriculum State Standards update. There is also an FY13 budget update on the agenda. Agenda items also include staff recognition, a Costa Rica trip presentation and approval of a Parker field trip.
Stop by the YMCA today and sign your kids up for a sports sampler.
Do your kids love to play sports, but they haven't found one that they favor? If so, the sports sampler is exactly what they need. The sports sampler at the YMCA allows kids to try four different sports. Classes include preschool basketball, floor hockey, soccer and T-ball. Or they can try tumble time, youth lacrosse, trailblazing and youth basketball. The cost is $25. Stop by the YMCA or call for more information.
Applicants will vie for 140 coveted plates including numbers Z7, 740 and 6868.
One-hundred and forty lucky Massachusetts drivers could soon find themselves sporting a brand new low number on their license plates. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has begun its annual low number license plate lottery, with plates made available from a specific low number cache, according to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation statement Friday. Applicants will vie for 140 coveted plates including plate numbers Z7, 740 and 6868, according to the statement. “We expect to receive hundreds of applications leading up to the annual lottery,” said Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian in the statement. “We see interest and fascination from customers year after year. Some are trying to win a lucky number or letter…
Rocket pops, creek stomping, and sleeping late are just some of the things we would do this summer if we were kids...what would you do? Sponsored by Sony.
Every June, I watch kids enviously as the school year dwindles and the excitement builds. Summer holds so much promise when you’re young: You can do practically anything now that you’re not spending six hours a day in school, your bedtime is extended, and you can sleep till quarter-past whenever. And there’s that whole, “no more teachers, no more books” thing. Here are a few things I'd do this summer if I were still a kid -- what would you do? What about summer makes you miss being a kid? Tell us why you wish you were a kid again by posting a comment below. Need more summer inspiration? Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler, comes to theaters July 12.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Check out this home of the week.
69 Scotland Road is on sale for $699,900. The three bedroom home has two and a half bathrooms and is 2,377 square feet. The Colonial style house features a heated in-ground pool, patio and landscaping. It has a "cooks" kitchen, vaulted ceiling family room, formal living room with fireplace and formal dining room. Contact Premier Realty Group, Inc. for more information. Take a look at the photos of the home attached.