Watertown Schools Seeking Crossing Guards for School Year

The City of Watertown released the following job description:

The City of Watertown seeks to hire School Crossing Guards to work under the supervision of theWatertown Police Department. Responsibilities include monitoring vehicle and pedestrian traffic at assigned crossings to assist school children crossing the streets, while providing for the orderly movement of traffic. Must be able to communicate effectively with school children, parents, and drivers, ensure that children cross the street properly and safely. Must be able to stand for the entire shift and to tolerate exposure to all types of weather conditions, maintain a high level of awareness, be reliable and can use judgement and work independently. Required Qualifications

High School diploma (or GED).

Watertown Residents Graduate from Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy

Middlesex Sheriff’s OfficeMiddlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian (back row center), Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Governor’s Councillor Marilyn Petitto Devaney, Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac, Watertown Police Chief Thomas Rocca and members of the Belmont and Watertown Police Departments were in attendance Friday, July 22, 2022 to recognize graduates of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) from the communities of Belmont and Watertown. The following information was provided by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office:

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian congratulated 72 graduates of the Youth Public Safety Academy’s (YPSA) second session of 2022 during a ceremony at Chelmsford High School on Friday, July 22. The cadets were primarily from the communities of Belmont, Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough, Medford, Natick and Watertown. YPSA was first established by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office in 1999, and focuses on sharing important public safety lessons on issues like internet safety, fire preparedness and prevention, water safety skills and more. The academy is open to youngsters ages 8-12 from across Middlesex County, as well as older cadets who may participate through the YPSA’s Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program. “After two years of remote programming, we are proud to welcome cadets, their families and our community partners back to YPSA,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.

New Pop-Up Food Vendor at This Week’s Watertown Farmers Market

The Watertown Farmers Market will be at Saltonstall Park, next to City Hall (149 Main St.) on Wednesday, July 27 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. and features a new pop-up prepared food vendor along with the usual lineup. The Farmers Market sent out the following information:

Join the WFM, on Wednesday, to pick from a variety of summer ripened fruits and veggies, fresh meats, seafood, and specialty foods, along with fine arts and crafts from local artisans. Be sure to stop by our community and city guest tents to learn about local agencies, services, and resources.This week we have an exciting new prepared foods pop-up, Nagomi Bento. For the first time, the WFM will have authentic Japanese bento bowls available for purchase. Grab your reusable bags, take a look at our layout below, invite a friend, and come on by! What’s Growing? Our fabulous produce vendors will be bringing plenty of fresh summer goodies like heirloom tomatoes, plums, peaches, kale, cabbage, blueberries, yellow onions, garlic, cucumbers, and summer squash!

Junior Eurovison Winner from Armenia Giving Free Concert

Berklee College of MusicArmenian singer Maléna, the winner of the Junior Eurovision competition, will perform free in Boston. The following information was provided by Berklee College of Music:

Internationally recognized singer-songwriter Arpine Martoyan, known by her professional stage name Maléna, will perform in Boston this summer after receiving the Armenian Scholarship to attend a coveted Berklee summer program. The 15-year-old emerging star will sing her hit “Qami Qami,” the song that won her the 2021 Junior Eurvision competition, at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Through the scholarship, Maléna gained sponsorship to this year’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive, a prestigious program whose alumni include Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor, and offers one-on-one instruction with leading Berklee professors as well as college credit to up-and-coming artists. “It’s only been two weeks, but I’ve already learned so much,” said Maléna about the Aspire program.

Works of Contemporary Fiber Artist on Display at Watertown Gallery

The following information was provided by Storefront Art Projects:

Adrienne Sloane is a contemporary fiber artist with a political focus. She finds the 3-D image to go with the metaphor through her deep exploration of sculptural knit structures. 

Her work has often addressed timely but universal issues while remaining mindful of the rich historical context of her medium. Broadening her artistic toolbox, Sloane’s current work incorporates fiber in mixed media work. In PeaceWork, Adrienne uses found puzzles and plastic soldiers, to create a limited edition chessboard in a custom tin box, like an old board game. It’s called Culture Wars and she makes them to order. 

She has reconstructed jigsaw pieces into an artwork called Color Line with a blood red knit trail running through white to black pieces. Missing Pieces is a puzzle piece pile up with red names of Black murder victims on top of a crooked puzzle of the Constitution. Her Mona Lisa and bucolic landscapes in puzzle pieces framed with knitting round out this summer show.

Small Saves Learns a Life Lesson in the Youth-Parents Game

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.”