Small Saves: A Rainy Day Can Ruin a Hockey Player’s Day

Cartoon by James Demarco

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.”

NewRep Pushing Back Performances, Coming Up With COVID-19 Friendly Productions

Watertown-based New Repertory Theatre announced this week that it will have to push back the performances of two plays, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, Artistic Director Michael Bobbitt and his staff are busy coming up with new options for fans of live theater and performances during the pandemic. NewRep tried rescheduling two plays from the spring to the fall, but looking at the COVID-19 restrictions the decision was made to postpone them once again. The company also announced the cancellation of its annual gala, which they had hoped to move from April to October. “It’s the nature of the beast at the moment.

Watertown Library’s Pride Month Reading Picks & This Week’s Virtual Events

Watertown Free Public Library

The Watertown Library provided the following announcement:

If you didn’t make it to the Summer Reading Drive-Thru last week, don’t worry. It’s easy to participate in the Library’s Summer Reading programs from home. Head to watertownlib.org/summerreading to learn more about our programs and prizes for children, teens, and grown-ups. To commemorate Pride Month and the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, we asked WFPL staff to choose books that helped shape their views on queer politics/culture, assisted them in their process of coming out, or affected them in another way. We hope you enjoy these Staff Picks for Pride: watertownlib.org/pride

Want to stay up-to-date with everything that the Library has to offer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Small Saves Gets a New Goalie Shirt in This Week’s Cartoon

Cartoon by James Demarco

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.”

Banners in Watertown Square Feature Student Artwork, Tell Tales of Migration

One of the banners now hanging in Watertown Square. This one features the artwork of Hosmer School students and show their families’ migration story. The following information was provided by the creators of the Watertown Square Banners Project:

The next time you travel through Watertown Square take a few minutesto admire the colorful new banners hanging on poles throughout the square. They were the brainstorm of local graphic designer Carole Katz and feature works developed by students from the Hosmer School and the Watertown Middle School. Driving through the square one day Katz decided the square needed some colorful banners to replace the current historical banners (that she designed) that have been hanging for several years now.

Watertown Library Has Anti-Racism Reading Lists, Resources; Many Activities This Week

The historic facade of the Watertown Free Public Library. The following information was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:

Beginning this week, the Library is adding evening hours for curbside pickup. The new schedule is: Monday 1 pm – 4 pm | Tuesday 4 pm – 7 pm | Wednesday 11 am – 2 pm | Thursday 4 pm – 7 pm | Friday 9 am – 12 pm. Learn how to place your order here: watertownlib.org/pickup

WFPL REMINDERS

Curbside Pickup: WFPL is now offering curbside pickup for library books and materials. Learn how to place your order at watertownlib.org/pickup

Open a Library Card: Yes, you can open a Library card from home! Complete this registration form to sign up. 

Contact WFPL: If you’re having trouble logging into our digital services because of account issues, we’ll do our best to get you connected. Click here to ask question. 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Anti-Racism Readings and Resources: We hope you’ll use these booklists and resources to better understand the history and present reality of racism in this country, start conversations, and take action.

Dreaming About Hockey in the Latest Small Saves Cartoon

Cartoon by James Demarco

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.”

Musicians Gather Virtually to Put on 2020 Watertown MusicFest

A shot from the Watertown High School Orchestra’s video from the Virtual MusicFest 2020 website. The organizers of the annual Watertown MusicFest were not going to let COVID-19 stand in the way of putting on their 2020 event. They put together a virtual musical jamboree featuring more than 100 performances by Watertown students and others from the community. The event was created by the Friends of Watertown Music, a group of volunteer parents and friends of the music program that formed in 2011 to support and advocate for the music program in the Watertown Public Schools. The organizers wrote the following introduction for the Watertown Music Fest website (Click here to go to the website):

“Corona may be keeping us apart but it isn’t keeping us silent.