The Somerville News Weekly Wedding Congratulations Series

October 19th, 2013

Congratulations goes out to our good friends Rachel and Jeffry Snow who recently got married this past Saturday

We here at the News wish them all the best for a lifetime of happiness for many years to come!

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5th Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon Honoring Mary Louise Daly


You are Invited to the 5th Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon Honoring Mary Louise Daly Friday, October 25, 2013 from 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.

at The Highland Kitchen 150 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA Mary Louise Daly at Clarendon Hill Towers

Honoring the memory of Tina DeLellis, we recognize the continued good work by others in the Somerville community.

Mary Louise Daly is a Somerville treasure and inspiration to all of us who work both professionally and as advocates for the creation and sustainability of affordable housing in Somerville. After raising her family in Cambridge and looking for affordable housing for herself, Mary Louise moved into Clarendon Hill Towers — only to learn that it was an expiring use building and she and 500 other families might lose their apartments. Along with others, Mary Louise helped organize the Clarendon Hill Tenants Association and saved the buildings for the residents. For almost 25 years she has organized and worked for affordable housing in our community; we are all awed by her energy and perseverance and grateful for her example. Tickets are $25 per attendee, available online. Register early as seating is limited!

or RSVP at 617.623.6111 or
Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc.
One Davis Square
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144



Celebrate Halloween With Somerville Youth Hockey Association

Somerville Youth Hockey Association invites you to celebrate Halloween with us. We dare you to join us at the Somerville City Club on October 27, 12:00 – 4:00 pm to have fun with your entire family. All proceeds from the event support the Somerville Youth Hockey Association.

If you cannot attend this event and would like to make a donation, please visit our website and donate by paypal.
Ticket price: $20 per adult and $10 per child.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM

The Somerville City Club
20 Inner Belt Road
Somerville, MA 02143


Free Day of the Dead Altar Making Workshops in Union Square and East Somerville


In Celebration of the Upcoming Day of the Dead Celebration (Dia de Muertos), the Arts Council will lead various altar-making workshops. Learn to make your version of the creative altars. Bring a personal items and/or picture of a loved one(s) that you would like to honor. Additional workshops will be held October 20 at SomerStreets Festival on Somerville Ave. Additional altar-making workshops will be held throughout the month prior to the Day of the Dead event. Participants are, then, invited to display their finished pieces at Cantina La Mexicana on November 2. If you can not make the workshops, you are still welcome to submit an altar for display. For more information, please read the submission guidelines attached to the message Continue reading Free Day of the Dead Altar Making Workshops in Union Square and East Somerville

Two-Day National Parkour Event Comes to Somerville

An annual two-day gathering of parkour practitioners from around the country comes to Somerville the weekend of Oct. 19-20, sponsored by the City of Somerville, the Somerville Recreation Department, and Shape Up Somerville.


American Rendezvous (ARDV) is an opportunity for practitioners to participate in a series of workshops and training sessions led by renowned elite coaches flown in from several different states and from abroad. Parkour was born in the banlieues (suburbs) of Paris in the 1980s and is now one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. While often recognized in the fantastic images seen on YouTube or television, the sport is actually a form of movement that has roots in a wide variety of physical disciplines, including gymnastics, martial arts, climbing, breakdancing, and track and field. For the past three years, ARDV has taken place in Columbus, OH, but this year, due to the rapid growth of our programs in this region, Parkour Generations Americas has decided to bring it to the Somerville area.


ARDV is open to adults and high-school students (ages 14 and up) of all experience levels and athletic backgrounds, designed as a “melting-pot event” for people to meet and train with each other in a safe, fun and hard-working atmosphere, while celebrating a healthy and active lifestyle. More than 60 participants have already pre-registered for the event.


The event begins on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the SomervilleHigh School gym from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with an hour break for lunch in the nearby area. Local eating establishments that are endorsed by Shape Up Somerville are offering discounts to participants. On Sunday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the event will spread to a number of outdoor “parkour hotspots” throughout downtown Boston. The coaches and some attendees will return to Somerville for a dinner gathering generously hosted by Johnny D’s Restaurant and Music Club in Davis Square. Other key local sponsors for the weekend event are Cantina La Mexicana, Gentle Giant, New England College of Business and Finance, Rockland Trust, and Triumvirate.


The registration fee for the two-day event is $75 per person. We are also working closely with City of Somerville staff to make sure that local high school students interested in participating in both days of the weekend workshop are able to do so, regardless of ability to pay the registration fee.  A number of full and partial scholarships will be offered to these students.  One day rates for Saturday only are also available for $45. 


Contact:  Blake Evitt, Co-Director & Instructor, Parkour Generations Americas; cell: (617) 504-8393



Somerville Lady Highlander’s Freshman Volleyball Team Celebrate Win Wednesday Over Everett

The Somerville High School Lady Highlander’s Freshman volleyball team celebrated a win on Wednesday October 15th versus Everett High School bringing their season record to 10-3. The Highlanders won set one 25-16 and set two 25-12. Captain Emily Liberato had 10 unanswered serves in the first set and 9 in the second set. Brianna Jewers and Marissa Toner had great plays at the net. Phoebe Melchiskey and Halle Hughes had good digs int he back row. “This team plays very well together. They are tough on offense and defense. When they work together, they are a very tough team,” said Coach Krista Invernizzi.

The Highlanders combined for a sweep of Everett with JV and Varsity posting wins as well.