C-SD graduate Wade in NBC’s ‘Timeless’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — It’s always good to see a local man do well, but wow! Josh Wade, a member of the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Class of 2009, appeared Sunday evening in the two-hour, season finale of NBC’s series “Timeless.” In a nod to luck, or maybe fate, the episode featured Harriet Tubman, who […]

Seasoned gardeners try something new

Many gardeners get an urge to branch out into something different from time to time, such as an unusual plant or a novel method of gardening. Personally, I’m besotted with the idea of growing a miniature lemon tree. (After how many years will it produce fruit, did the catalogue say?) Of course, if I moved […]

Golfers and artists unite for DCA

The 4th Annual Plein Air Golf Tournament and Artist Showcase will be held on June 4, at the Hyatt River Marsh Golf Club, 100 Heron Boulevard in Cambridge. This signature fundraising event for DCA features artists on the course capturing the waterfront views and natural beauty of the grounds, while golfers are promised the same […]

Plants that fertilize the soil as they grow

Imagine if gardeners could improve their soil by planting a perennial that produces spectacular cutting flowers as well as feeding bees and other pollinators. Or a tree native to our region that blooms profusely in bright pink when other trees are just starting to wake up from winter. Or tasty vegetables that will be among […]

Groove City hosts Anna Burgess Friday

CAMBRIDGE – Groove City Studios at 516 Race St. in Cambridge will host local favorite Anna Burgess on Friday night, April 20th, as the second event in their Groove City Music Nights series. The recording studio, which operates in association with WHCP Cambridge Community Radio, began the new Music Nights series with a packed house […]

A beautiful hedge to attract birds

The highbush cranberry, one of many native shrubs which will bring birds flocking to your yard, looks spectacular when in flower. Pollinators also love the blossom, which usually appears in May.

One of the first signs of spring are the melodious liquid notes of bird song. Open your door just before dawn and, even blindfolded, you’d know from the bird voices filling the air that cold, quiet winter had given way to the season when all living things grow and reproduce. A long time ago, I […]

Local dancers ABM ‘Bring It’ for fans

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Rhonda Meekins Dancers and coaches celebrated in Jackson, Miss. after winning two categories in competition on the Lifetime Network show, “Bring It.” The episode aired on Friday evening.

JACKSON, Miss. — “Hard work and dedication will always pay off in the end,” About Being Motivated (ABM) dance and majorette team Coach Rhonda Meekins said. Looks like she was right. Coach Meekins and her performers have been soaking up the congratulations since Friday, when a long-awaited episode of Lifetime Network’s dance contest show, “Bring […]

Brown Box Theatre Project comes to DCA Dorchester

Brown Box Theatre founder Kyler Taustin

Save the date, Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to host Brown Box Theatre Project on May 25, for “Broadway Jukebox” in the George B. Todd Performance Hall. Showtime 8 p.m. Kyler Taustin, founder of Brown Box Theatre Project, grew up along the Eastern Shore of Maryland and witnessed firsthand the lack of accessible, […]

Late March happenings at DCA

Coffeehouse jam: Maris Wicker, Paul Harrison, Liz Fisher, Randy Welch, Terry White

From gallery to classroom and back again, DCA wraps March in the arts. March 23, “Smooth Melodies with Phil Kirkland” is the featured event for the Gallery Stage. 7-9 p.m. Admission is $10 for DCA members, $12 general admission. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Phillip E. Kirkland is a pianist, singer and songwriter who […]

An early-spring bloomer to yank out before it spreads

Fig buttercup, the early-spring flower you don’t want in your garden or anywhere near it.

Finally, early spring has arrived! Birds are calling from still bare branches, grass is turning green, a few yellow daffodils have emerged and the clumps of purple crocuses under my fig tree are expanding by the day. Amid the cheerful scene unfolding in countryside and towns, however, trouble is brewing. And it could come to […]