Our neighborhood is forever changed by the tragedy of April 15. Dorchester is a community of action and determination and despite our grief and shock we are compelled to act. We can all make a difference on May 19, 2013 at Hometown Comfort, a day for our community to honor victims and first responders by collecting needed blood for the Red Cross, raising money for The One Fund-Boston, and supporting one another with the embrace of a hometown. All proceeds benefit onefundboston.org.
The host committee includes: Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Mike and Kitty Dukakis, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino,University of Massachusetts Chancellor J. Keith Motely, Boston Globe Publisher Christopher M. Mayer, New England Council President Jim Brett and Author Dennis Lehane.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening event is Tom Ashbrook host of NPR’s “On Point” from WBUR Boston.
The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. inside the IBEW Hall at 256 Freeport Street in Dorchester. From noon to 4 p.m., in an outdoor event tent, there will be games, food, raffles, and other activities for adults and children. Admission is $25 per family. From 6-9 p.m., the tent will be converted for an evening of comfort food, live entertainment, and a live auction. At least 20 restaurants and caterers are expected to participate. Admission is $75 per person. Buy tickets HERE.
Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff … Trim every house in Whoville from the cellar to the roof.
WHERE: The front yard of 392 Adams Street, private home of Mr. Trong Nguyen
Trong Nguyen, a true Holiday Light Artisan, has lovingly cut, painted and constructed many of the illuminated beauties that fill his lawn.
HOW MUCH: Free to the public from 5pm-11pm
Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near.
FOR: Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small …
It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags … Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. — Dr. Seuss
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy 2013,
Songs about summertime are never in short supply. With longer days, and higher temperatures, even the meekest songbird is prone to belt out a tune about jumpin’ fish, two bare feet on a dashboard, or sitting back to rewind. With the glow of July and August before us, we share with you our “hottest” Dorchester plans …
Leslie fancies … shaking it.
… ordering the best summer take out meal when it’s too hot to cook: fresh tofu spring rolls and pineapple shakes from Pho Hoa.