Small Saves: Strike a Pose

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning, Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

Bishop Known for Social Justice Work Speaking in Watertown

The following information was provided by the event organizers:

The Right Reverend Barbara C. Harris will speak about her recent memoir, Hallelujah, Anyhow!, on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room of the Watertown Free Public Library. The Rt. Rev. Harris, now retired, was ordained a bishop in the Diocese of Massachusetts in 1989, becoming the first woman to be consecrated a bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion. A lifelong social justice activist, “Bishop Barbara” is a pioneer and beloved leader inside and outside the Episcopal Church.

DPW Cleaning Catch Basins Around Watertown This Month

The Watertown Department of Public Works will be cleaning catch basins around town in September. The following announcement was provided by the Department of Public Works:

Catch basins carry stormwater off the streets and into the Town’s drainage system, which ultimately flows to the Charles River. The purpose of this work is to remove sediment and oils that accumulate in the catch basins to reduce the risk of flooding and so that these pollutants don’t go into the river. Remember to keep catch basins free and clear of debris that could clog them when it rains. And help keep the Town and river clean by never placing dog waste, leaves, litter or pollutants down the storm drain.

Watertown Residents Can Receive Discount on Solar Systems

The following information was provided by Neighborhood Solar:

Right now, Watertown, Belmont, and Cambridge residents, businesses, and nonprofits can save 20 percent on a solar installation, receive a 30 percent federal tax credit, and apply for a zero-down loan to get the work done! The program, with its 20 percent discount off the medium price of residential solar installations in 2018, runs only until Oct 3rd! Please join Watertown For Peace, Justice, and the Environment, Green Cambridge, Mothers Out Front in Cambridge, 350 Mass Watertown and Cambridge Nodes, and Neighborhood Solar for an informative presentation on the benefits of installing solar and why now is the perfect time to consider it. Parents and caregivers: feel free to bring children. When:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Time:  6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where:  The Cambridge Senior Center

                 806 Massachusetts Avenue

                 Cambridge, MA  02139

Neighborhood Solar is a local nonprofit working to leverage a group-buy to make solar power more affordable.

Family Mental Health Support Group Hosting Meeting

The following information was provided by National Alliance for Mental Illness:

Family Mental Health support group:  NAMI Family Mental Health Support Group is a free, structured, confidential peer-led support group for the families of individuals living with mental illness.  

A support group will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7:30 – 9 pm at the Newton Wellesley Hospital, at 2014 Washington Street in Newton 02461, on the second floor of the main building in the Bowles Conference Center.  Parking will be validated. This is organized by the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).

Sept. at Hatch: Congressional Challenge, Drawing & Halloween Costumes

This September, Watertown’s Hatch Makerspace will have a variety of events, from the Congressional App Challenge, a drawing class and get your costume ready for Halloween. Watertown Free Public Library Hatch is located at 20 Summer St., Watertown. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 1-9 p.m., Friday-Sunday 1-4 p.m.Hours are updated regularly online: watertownlib.org/hatch

The following information about events and classes were provided by Hatch:

Congressional App Challenge – Code It with Hatch! Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s office is excited to announce that the Massachusetts 5th district is moving forward with the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school. For further information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us. Join experts at Hatch Makerspace by the WFPL to learn about the CAC.

First Game of Legend Basketball League Goes to OT

Teams in the O’Brien-Jeharian Legends League final got underway Thursday with an overtime game. Pictures is action from the semifinals at Saltonstall Park. The Recreation Department provided the following information:

The Johnson Club survived an overtime challenge from the Finnegan Club, winning game one of the O’Brien-Jerahian Legend Finals by the score of 58-46. Danny Kelly led all scorers with 16, while teammate Jeremy Kullman chipped in 15 for the victors. Marcus D’Angelis and Mike Simoni scored 14 and 12 respectively for the runner-up Finnegan Club.