Artist of the Month Makes Music with Math

Erika Nesse, November’s Artist of the Month, composes fractal music, which she says is “similar in spirit to visual fractals such as the Mandelbrot set, but at least in my case not made directly from them but by a similar mathematical process.” If this fascinates you, read more about Nesse at On December 7, join the Somerville Arts Council to celebrate all the 2017 Artists of the Month. This gala is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave

Somerville-Come Chat About Zoning

You’re probably more interested in zoning than you think. Do you want to be able to easily make basic home modifications? Do you want to make sure a noisy factory doesn’t move into your residential neighborhood? Do you want our zoning to support the creation of affordable housing, open space, or arts and maker spaces? If so, then you care about zoning.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, December 01, the 335th day of 2017 with 30 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:53 and sunset is @ 4:12. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN:  1835 – Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.

1909 – The Pennsylvania Trust Company, of Carlisle, PA, became the first bank in the in the U.S. to offer a Christmas Club account.

1913 – Ford Motor Co. began using a new movable assembly line that ushered in the era of mass production.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer