Townie Tidbits

April 13, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN AND BEYOND BIG TV HIT

I am so glad that Cookie is back on BNN-TV with her weekly “Charlestown & Beyond.” The Town needs its own show and now it does once again. I was on the first show and had lots of fun doing it. Soon I think I will return. I am still confused as to why the state would create a memorial stone to the existence of the Charlestown Potato Sheds which existed for almost 200 years before that 1962 fire hit the area. I think it is a job for “Charlestown & Beyond.”  Most people in Charlestown  even those like me whose family’s history was tied to those sheds didn’t even know that any marble memorial has been hidden in plain sight for decades now.

I am still looking for it and when I find it, I will take my own photo of it and the view facing the monument. Best thing would be to move it somewhere where it could be properly appreciated. Don’t you think to?

I find “Charlestown & Beyond” a perfect companion piece to  the “Townie Tidbits” column right here.

HARVEST ON VINE APRIL NEWS

Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered and  their  great work during  March. The Easter ham sign-up and distribution went flawlessly. Four hundred families received a spiral ham (avg. 8lbs.) with all trimmings. We also delivered roughly 70 baskets to shut-ins.

You were awesome––thanks!

Now for April…Fundraiser

On Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m., Harvest on Vine is holding its annual fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 585 Medford Street, Charlestown. Tables are available.

Distribution 1

Set-up, Friday, April 13, 4:00 p.m.

Distribution, Saturday, April 14, 10:00 AM

Distribution 2

Set-up, Friday, April 20, 4:00 p.m.

 

Distribution, Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.

God bless you,

Tom MacDonald

Director of Social Ministries

St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena

 

PRETTY SOON, PAUL REVERE WILL BE RIDING INTO CITY SQUARE AGAIN

If you can’t be over in the North End at the Prado watching Paul Revere ride of down Hanover Street on his way warning one and all that the Redcoats are coming, the next best place is watching this patriot riding across the Charlestown Bridge and stopping to rest in City Square. This has become a great Townie tradition with plenty of picture-taking. After stopping here it is on to Somerville, Lexington and Concord.

I hear President Tommy Coots is getting ready for his duties that day at City Square too. See you there. Don’t be late or you’ll have to wait another 12 months before you’ll see it again. Save the date. Monday, April 16 Patriots Day. It’s always about Paul Revere too.

 

BOTTOM LINE

“Where the deleted is spring!”

The Ghost of Don Kent