Next Watertown Square Area Plan Hearing Set for July 16

The City of Watertown provided the following information:

The Joint Hearing to discuss the Watertown Square Area Plan will continue on July 16, at 6 p.m. in the Watertown Middle School Auditorium at 68 Waverley Avenue in Watertown. This is a continuation of the Joint Hearing held on June 13 and June 27 in the same location. 

Weekend Fun: Classic Cars, Summerfest, Tour of Makerspace, Writing Event & More

There is a lot happening on Saturday this weekend: a classic car show, a writing in nature gathering at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, a meeting of the Watertown Run Club, and a tour of the Hatch Makerspace. I’m going to start my weekend on Friday at the Linx Summerfest. Isn’t it fun to eat food from food trucks while strolling vendor booths or discovering your next craft exploration at a demonstration? The next morning, you can head over to the Majestic 7 to catch a family friendly movie. Kids are free! If you don’t have a kid, you can go anyway.

Watertown High School Students Learning on the Job at Local Non-Profits

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Community Foundation:

Since 2015 the Watertown Community Foundation has made it possible for high school students in Watertown to gain valuable professional experience by funding summer internships. Nearly 70 high-schoolers have received stipends from the Watertown Community Foundation High School Internship Program since it began. This year, four students from Watertown High School will receive internship stipends from the Watertown Community Foundation to learn more about working in one of Watertown’s non-profits.

Watertown’s First Miyawaki Forest to be Planted This Fall

Local teens have been tending tiny trees for the Miyawaki forest planting.

By Liza Ketchum

Good news for Watertown: the city’s first Miyawaki Forest will be planted this fall! Miyawaki forests — which can be as small as a ping pong table or as big as a parking lot — are named for Akira Miyawaki, a Japanese ecologist and weed expert (1928-2021).