Neighborhood Round Up

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal.  Donations of non-perishable foods are also greatly appreciated.

Donations drops are: Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank – 201 Main St. or the Parish Center – 46 Winthrop St. (by the Training Field).  Or donate by sending checks to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald 617-990-7314.

AGC Call for Entries

The Artists’ Group of Charlestown is accepting submissions of artwork for the December Exhibition 2019 to be held at the StoveFactory Gallery, December 7th & 8th and December 14th & 15th from 11:00 to 5:00 each weekend. This exhibit is open to any artist, profession or emerging. We cordially invite you to submit your work. Submissions of original artwork may be 2 and/or 3 dimensional, painting, prints, photography and sculpture, not exceeding 36” x 48”. A submission form can be found on the web site and must be received by December 2nd 2019. You may also submit your work in person on December 2nd between 5 and 7 at the StoveFactory Gallery 523 Medford Street Charlestown.  The December Exhibition is open to the public, free of charge and the Gallery is handicapped assessable. 

Annual Veterans Dinner will Award Scholarships

The Abraham Lincoln Post #11 GAR, hosts its Annual Veterans Dinner on November 7 at the Knights of Columbus #62 on Medford St. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.. Charlestown Veterans may attend free of charge with a guest. Others are invited to attend with a $10 donation. Tables of 10 are $100.00. Contact Stan Leonard 617-877-2820 or Wally Southern 617-241-7590 to rsvp. For  scholarships, students must be the child or grandchild of a Charlestown resident veteran (DD214 required) or a veteran who joined the military as a resident of Charlestown. There will be scholarships awarded for college and grade school (with tuition) level students. Please contact Joe Zuffante 617-477-7494 for more information.

Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast

The annual pancake breakfast will be held  at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Medford St.on Sunday, November 10th from 9-12 noon. Admission is $6.00 and children under 5 years old are free.  Join family, friends, and neighbors to honor veterans, and those who serve their community for pancakes, sausage, pastries, coffee and juice.  There will be great raffles and wonderful prizes!  

Soprano Sirgourney Cook at the Charlestown Branch Library

Accompanied by pianist Katie Barr, soprano Sirgourney Cook’s “What Am I Doing Here?” is a live performance that chronicles her musical journey through classical, pop, gospel, and jazz. Co-presented by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library and the North End Music & Performing Arts Center. Thursday, November 14, 6:30 pm. Free and open to all, including an informal Q&A and reception. Wheelchair accessible. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown. For more information:, [email protected], 617-242-1248.

St. John’s Harvest Fair 

Saturday, November 16 10-2 p.m. Turkey Dinner served from 12-2 p.m. Don’t miss this town favorite!  Great sales tables, raffles, games and silent auction.

Daughters of Isabella #1 Fall Meat Raffle

 Sunday, November 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. the Daughters of Isabella #1 will host their Thanksgiving Meat Raffle at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St.  There will be a turkey in every meat package!

Community Meeting on Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Harvard Kent Elementary School, 50 Bunker Hill Street from 6:00 – 7:30p.m. Meeting to discuss redevelopment of Bunker Hill Housing. Learn about progress on plans for new housing, retail, community and green space. Feedback and questions are encouraged.

BPL to Eliminating Some Overdue Fines

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Boston Public Library (BPL) is eliminating overdue fines for youth under the age of 18 who have a Boston Public Library card. The announcement follows a unanimous vote from the BPL Board of Trustees to eliminate overdue fines which in turn will also remove barriers and expand access to the important services and resources offered at the library for all youth in the City of Boston.

“The accrual of fines puts a barrier between youth and the Library that can prevent future use of its materials, programming, and resources,” said Mayor Walsh. “In Boston, we believe that free and open access to the Library is crucial for children’s literacy and education. Going ‘fine free’ is a step to level the playing field and become closer to ensuring that everyone has access to the important resources the Library provides.”

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