Monday, November 21, 2011
The event, held at Good Life downtown, raised funds for Girls Rock Camp Boston.
Nothing settles a rivalry like a good, ole fashioned dance-off. Although the trash talk flowed freely, everyone enjoyed themselves at the JP vs. Somerville Dance-off Sunday night at the Good Life in downtown Boston. The JP team put up a good fight, but in the end, the judges named Somerville the winner. The event's proceeds benefitted Girls Rock Camp Boston, a non-profit that works to develop self esteem in young women through music and performance education.
Monday, October 17, 2011
The creatively-clad crowded the Footlight Club to show their support for JP Centre/South Main Streets, which will now hold First Thursdays year-round.
On Saturday night, normally down-to-earth JP’ers put down their garden tools and left their dog leashes and bike helmets behind for a night of glitz and gaiety at the 9th Annual Artists’ Ball. The pre-Halloween fundraiser for JP Centre/South Main Streets recalled scenes from Mardi Gras or the Carnival in Venice as the creatively-clad community crowded the Footlight Club to show their support for the organization. Some of the merrimakers who masqueraded at the benefit included Jeff Ferris of Ferris Wheels Bike Shop accompanied by his date, an incognito caricature of Barbara Streisand. Jim and Susan Petrik of JP Licks fame arrived in head-turning full Renaissance regalia. Like many of those present, Patti and Larry McKenna of JP wore …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Local artists show works inspired by the JP Branch Library and also their love of the institution as it celebrates its 100th birthday.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, UFORGE Gallery and the Friends of the JP Library have collaborated on an art exhibition entitled “Turning the Page: Dewey to Digital.” The pieces in the show are all interpretations of library themes and were donated by local artists. Patch is pleased, courtesy of UFORGE, to offer an online preview here of the art works, which will be auctioned at the JP Library’s Birthday Bash on Saturday, Oct. 22. The opening reception was held on Thursday evening at the Sedgwick Street library. Contributors to the exhibition, which includes collage, painting, photography and prints, are Myrna Balk, Karen Boss, Brian Crete, Rob Festa, Deidre Fisher, …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The cupcakes ranged from "Volcano" cupcakes with chili powder to "French Toast" cupcakes topped with bacon.
The nation's oldest community theatre raised about $900 Saturday with an afternoon of delicious cupcakes. For an entry fee of $10 for adults or $5 for kids and Footlight Club members, attendees could graze on as many cupcakes as they'd like. A three-judge panel, which included JP Patch editor Chris Helms, picked winners in the following categories: Winner of the "People's Choice" for best cupcake was a lemon-blueberry cupcake by Tracy Sisco of Desserts by Tracy in Winthrop.