Second Saturday Weekend at the DCA

Every Friday at the Arts Center starts with the Fiber Arts women who arrive at 10 a.m. with their projects. Out come needles, shuttles, hoops, even looms; the women get down to their pleasant work. The group has been meeting for five years but welcome newcomers to join in what one participant calls her “mental […]

Christmas parade draws crowds to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – “A Merry Christmas to you all!” the child on a float shouted to the crowd. That pretty much sums it up – joy and energy were in plentiful supply Saturday evening, at the Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade. But this one marked a special anniversary for the event. “That’s right, folks – it’s that time […]

A time to seek inspiration

Lurie Garden, in Chicago, designed by Piet Oudolf, grows on the roof of a parking lot.

At this chilly time of year, with Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season approaching, gardening slows to a crawl for most of us. Yet even when confined indoors, the mind of many a gardener may wander along horticultural paths. Indoors looking out, one can plan new ways of organizing the garden: Different spots for flower […]

Money wreath at Pleasant Day Gala

CAMBRIDGE — When is a money wreath not a money wreath? When it is a Snowman stuffed with money. This Snowman will be spotlighted in Jackie Vickers’ office at Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care, so you can guess how much money is in/on/under/on top of the snowman? There may be dollars, 5 dollar bills, […]

Wednesday Morning Artists host gallery of gifts

CAMBRIDGE — Are you looking for locally made articles for holiday giving? The Wednesday Morning Artists of Cambridge are hosting a dazzling show of gift-able items to be held at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Approximately 35 artists will comprise this year’s sale and provide one-stop shopping for holiday gifting. The show and sale […]

Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park

The Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park was held on Sunday, and attracted an enthusiastic crowd of locals and visitors who enjoyed the sunny, breezy day. The annual event has grown year by year, and now includes not only flying kites, but also rides and vendors’ tents. Children and adults also greeted two penguins on display […]

Groovefest 2018 rocks Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – Groovefest rocked Poplar and Race streets in Cambridge over the weekend, as the event brought blues, brews and barbecue to the business district. Among the many acts that performed on Sunday was Evolution Band. Also on stage were John Nemeth and The Blue Dreamers from Nashville, Tenn.; Josh Christina from Baltimore; Hoppie Vaughn […]

Get ready for GrooveFEST on Sunday!

By Julie Gilberto-Brady Special to Dorchester Banner CAMBRIDGE — THIS WEEKEND! On FRIDAY, October 19th GrooveFEST weekend kicks off at Groove City Studios who hosts John Nemeth and the Blue Dreamers. Enjoy a private and intimate performance in this fun downtown music venue. Tickets on sale for $20 in advance online at groovecitystudios.org. Doors open […]

Ripple, Nemeth and English to play at Groove City

CAMBRIDGE – Groove City Studio is proud to announce three special events in the month of October. On October 13, the band Ripple will lend their voices to the night at the Groove City Studio at 516 Race St. in Cambridge. “Ripple” is a folk/Americana trio that performs a mix of diverse cover songs with […]

October Nature Walk connects faith and environment

TRAPPE — Join ShoreRivers, an environmental nonprofit, and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC), a faith-based advocacy group, for a Spiritual Nature Walk on Oct. 7, from 3-5 p.m. at the beautiful Bolingbroke Park in Trappe. ShoreRivers’ Choptank Riverkeeper Matt Pluta and IPC’s Religious Educator Kolya Braun-Greiner will guide a two-mile walk through the secluded […]