State Rep. Owens Hosting Office Hours Weekly in June

State Rep. Steve Owens. The following announcement was provided by the office of State Rep. Steve Owens:

State Representative Steve Owens will be hosting office hours throughout the month of June for residents of the 29th Middlesex District. The Representative is looking forward to hearing from constituents on state-related legislative or personal matters. The sessions will be at the following times and locations:

Friday, June 3rd10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.La Saison Bakery407 Concord Avenue, Cambridge MA

Friday, June 10th10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Watertown Free Public Library123 Main Street, Watertown MA

Saturday, June 18th10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Intelligentsia Coffee810 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown MA

Friday, June 24th10:00 a.m.m – 12:00 p.m.Cambridge Public Library – Collins Branch64 Aberdeen Avenue, Cambridge MA

Watertown Cable Wins Two Hometown Media Awards

WCA-TV is excited to announce that we have received two Hometown Media Awards from the Alliance for Community Media Foundation. The awards program was established to honor and promote community media, community radio, and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Proceeds go to the ACM Foundation which is exclusively used for facilitating, preserving and promoting education in community media. WCA-TV news producer, Dan Hogan, has won the Community Event Activism/Rallies award for his coverage of the 2021 Unity Breakfast. This award recognizes excellence in coverage of community events such as rallies or other events that are intended to bring about social or political change.

Small Saves Makes a Visit to the Doctor in This Week’s Comic

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.”

Free Financial Wellness Event at the Watertown Library

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Social Services Resources Specialist:

The Watertown Free Public Library and Watertown Social Services Resources Specialist (SSRS) Program invite you to a financial literacy presentation and resource clinic. The event is Wednesday, May 25th, 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room of the Library, 123 Main St. Financial Literacy Presentation (6:30-7 pm):Representatives from the East Savings Bank and Arsenal Financial will share financial literacy basics, such as building credit and avoiding financial scams.Financial Resource Clinic (7-8 pm):Following the presentation, representatives from local banks and financial advisors will be available to meet one-on-one with attendees to advise on financial needs such as budgeting, dealing with debt, taking out loans and paying for college, etc. There will be pizza for all, translation services, a gift card raffle, and coloring pages for kids. Registration is recommended.

Catch Basin Cleaning in Watertown; Rain Barrels Available from DPW

The Watertown Department of Public Works provided the following information:

Beginning the week of May 9, 2022, the City will be cleaning stormwater catch basins throughout the City, utilizing a contractor, BMC Corp. There are about 3,600 catch basins in the City and it will take about a month to clean them all. Catch basins carry stormwater off the streets and into the City’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. Rain Barrels

DPW has partnered with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park, MA to offerrecycled rain barrels at a discounted price to residents as part of its water conservation and stormwater management programs.

“We are thrilled to be offering this simple and inexpensive device to our residents to bring down their water costs and help us protect the Charles River,” says Matthew Shuman, P.E., Watertown City Engineer.

See Who Will be Playing at the 2022 Saltonstall Park Concert Series

The 2022 Watertown free summer concerts series features 14 groups starting on June 1 and running through the end of August. The City of Watertown provided the following information about the concert series:

Save the dates for the 2022 Saltonstall Park Concert Series. The Concert Series is a series of free performances at Saltonstall Park, located at 149 Main Street in Watertown from 6:30-8 PM. Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. June 1: Perfect Crime Band

Killer Classic Rock with rich, layered vocals, authentic, vintage organ, guitar chops, and a selection of the very best music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond.