Restaurant Hosting ‘Hops for Hope’ to Raise Money to Fight Breast Cancer

The following information was provided by Arsenal Yards:

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the new City Works in Arsenal Yards hosts Hops for Hope this October. Here’s how it works:

Throughout the month, City Works will donate $1 of every Bottlenectar beer sold to the Lynn Sage Foundation. Bottlenectar, a light bodied pale ale showcasing unique Huell Melon hops, is a special collaboration beer between Bottleneck and Goose Island.To match the donation, Goose Island will also donate $1 for every Bottlenectar beer sold.Guests rest assured that they are in a safe environment, supporting their neighborhood restaurant, and supporting breast cancer research

To date, Bottleneck Management, which owns and operates City Works Eatery & Pour House, has raised over $10,000 for the Lynn Sage Scholars Program! Might Hops for Hope be of interest for a feature with Watertown News, or any roundups on Breast Cancer Awareness Month that you might be working on?

LETTER: Resident Disappointed by Solar Company’s Suit to Allow Door-to-Door Sales During COVID

To the Editor:

Watertown has been lucky to have a relatively low rate of COVID-19 infection and death. Our elected officials and administrators have worked diligently on our behalf. Among the safety measures instituted is a ban on door-to-door solicitation during the crisis. Trinity Solar, a for-profit New Jersey solar installation company, has threatened legal action against Watertown for its ban on door-to-door solicitation during the pandemic. Even if solar installation is deemed an essential service, there is nothing “essential” about selling solar door-to-door during a pandemic.

October is Graphic Novel Month at the Watertown Library

The following information was provided by the Watertown Library:

This October, The Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) is hosting Graphic Novel Month: a teen-centric celebration with virtual programs for grades 4–12. Why all the fuss? The Library believes that graphic novels and comics are not only fun; they are works of art, often great literature, and a significant part of pop culture. For the first time ever, WFPL is joining forces with The Comic Stop in Watertown to present this October’s festivities. Thanks to support from The Comic Stop, all Graphic Novel Month participants will receive free gift bags with comic books.

Country Band Performing at Final Watertown Concert of Season

Southbound Train will perform in the last Watertown Summer Concert of the year. After being rained out on their original concert date, Southbound Train will perform in Watertown on Wednesday evening. The concert will be the final one in the 2020 Saltonstall Park Concert Series. The concert will be held on Sept. 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Saltonstall Park.

Upcoming Virtual Events at the Watertown Senior Center

Watertown Senior Center

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department:

The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center has been offering fitness, art and discussion programs via ZOOM! Please call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 for program information and ZOOM access. Mondays

10:00 AM, Art Class with Dawn Scaltreto

12:30 PM, Chair Yoga with Diane


12:30 PM, Tai Chi and Meditation with Marie

2:00 PM, Line Dancing with Bradley

Tuesday, 9/13 at 9:30 AM, Zoom Travel to Armenia

Tuesday, 10/27 at 10:00 AM, Public Safety Coffee Hour


11:00 AM, Exercise with Joanna

Wednesday, 10/7 at 10:00 AM, Annual MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT Presentation

Wednesday, 10/7 at 2:00 PM, American Music Experience: From Abolition to Civil Rights, Part 1

Wednesday, 10/14, 9:30 AM, Book Club

Wednesday, 10/21, 10:00 AM, Readers Advisory Group

Wednesday, 10/21, American Music Experience: From Abolition to Civil Rights, Part 2


9:00 AM, Pilates

10:30 AM, Conversation with Tom; Senior Center member Tom Lewis leads this informal discussion group. Current events and issues pertaining to aging well are discussed. Thursday, 10/15, 1:30 PM, Walk at Common Street Cemetery

Thursday, 10/22, 2:00 PM, Tree Talk with Carol Smith BerneyFridays

12:00 PM, Seated Strength and Balance with Pearl.

New Rep Hosting Multicultural Mosaic Fundraiser

New Repertory Theatre announces its virtual Multicultural Mosaic: AnAnnual BIPOC Fundraiser on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7:00pm. This fundraiser will consist of a variety of performances by BIPOC artists, with all raised funds dedicated to supporting a ticket underwriting program, BIPOC self-care affinity spaces, salaries and fees for BIPOC artists, and the advancement of race equity initiatives for all New Rep interns, staff, boardmembers, artists, and volunteers. Tickets are $68/each, and are now on sale. More information about Multicultural Mosaic: An Annual BIPOC Fundraiser can be found at About Multicultural Mosaic: An Annual BIPOC FundraiserIn addition to the variety of live performances, guests will also enjoy:

Celebrating director Benny Sato Ambush as the first recipient of the Johnny Lee Davenport Artistic Achievement AwardMixing and sipping a cocktail, expertly guided by New Rep’s virtual bartenderParticipating in Interactive Theatre TriviaBidding at a silent auctionAn opportunity to contribute to New Rep’s New Traditions Fund – a restricted fund dedicated to supporting New Rep’s race equity initiatives

“2020 has been so challenging in countless ways,” shares New Rep Artistic Director, Michael J. Bobbitt.

Small Saves Has Some Loose Screws 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.”

LETTER: Watertown Teachers Union Responds to State’s Letter on Starting In-Person Classes

The Watertown Educators Association supports the School Committee and Superintendent Deanne Galdston in their decision to begin the school year with a robust remote learning plan and a strategic return to in-person learning using sensible health and safety protocols. Educators are dismayed by Commissioner Jeff Riley and Governor Charlie Baker’s threatening directive to recklessly force students and educators back into school buildings. How the school year unfolds is a local decision arrived at democratically, and stakeholders in the community have made clear that beginning with remote learning is the best way to meet the needs of students while preventing the spread of COVID-19 to our students, our school staff, and the community.

Educators want nothing more than to be back in classrooms with their students. However, the risk of COVID-19 makes that impossible, and is particularly concerning in Watertown where school buildings present health and safety issues to address before a physical return makes sense.