Friday, September 14, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including a community health fair in Jackson Square on Saturday and lots and lots of arts and history in Centre/South.
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- Chris Helms
Friday, September 14, 2012
1. Community Health Fair: Get free screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure and other health problems. Plus Zumba, raffles and much more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Martha Eliot Health Center, just up from the Jackson Square T. 2. Revolutionary Encampment: If you hear musket fire from the Loring-Greenough House on Saturday, don't be alarmed. It's a visit from War of Independence-era reenactors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For a flavor of what you'll see and hear, check out this JP Patch file video. 3. Lisa Redfern in Concert: Speaking of the Loring-Greenough House, Friday night it hosts singer-songwriter Lisa Redfern. 8 p.m. Friday, $15. 4. The Tempest: I love our neighborhood. Right across from where Redfern will be playing her…
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The BBQSmith and Cupcakory food trucks continue to serve JP residents while Bon Me promises to come back in warmer weather.
Jamaica Plain residents Jon Leib and Emily Broad-Leib couldn’t resist getting some fresh BBQ from the food truck BBQSmith while they walked their dog Lula along South Street one recent Saturday. Nor could they resist getting a cupcake once the Cupcakory van pulled up. “I’m a big fan of food trucks,” Leib said. “I like it because it’s really good food cheap, [it’s] funky, fresh.” BBQ Smith, purveyor of smoked pork sandwiches and veggie tacos, sets up shop from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Loring-Greenough House parking lot at 12 South St., while the Cupcakory usually joins them from 1-3 p.m., though sometimes it ends up being 2-4 p.m. Both would like to continue vending through the winter – or at least until the customers stop coming. “[…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday was Revolutionary War Reenactment Day at the Loring-Greenough House.
The Revolutionary War came to Jamaica Plain last Saturday, on the lawn of the Loring-Greenough House. Reenactors' goal was to have JPers experience the Revolutionary War through the eyes of the company that reenacts Gardner's Regiment — the Boston-area regiment that fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Gardner’s Regiment and His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot encamped on the grounds of the house explained to visitors about 18th-century life in Boston, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and soldiers and their equipment.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Art and antiques are appraised at the annual Loring-Greenough House benefit.
Jamaica Plain residents scoured their basements and attics for treasures to bring to yesterday’s “Annual Appraisal Day” at the Loring-Greenough House. At the event, which was a benefit for LGH’s Preservation Fund, professional appraisers Patrick Byrne and Edward Stanley were on-hand to evaluate a wide range of art and antique items. Clients brought paintings, furniture, porcelain, musical instruments, dolls, books, and other articles. The price for a consultation was $10 per item, or three pieces for $25. Byrne is the proprietor of Cobwebs Antiques, which he opened on Centre Street some 20 years ago. An alumni of auctioneering and appraisal schools, his specialties are furniture and porcelain. “I’ve been in business for eight years…