Watertown Cable Debuts “Fresh” New Website, Features Include Closed Captioning

A screenshot of the new Watertown Cable Access Television website. The following information was provided by Watertown Cable:

Watertown Cable Access Corp is pleased to announce an all new interactive website. The site www.wcatv.org has been revamped for 2020. There are new pages, new content and a whole new “fresh” feel to the site. The site is compatible with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices of all kinds.

Watertown Mall Seeks Entries to Annual Scarecrow Contest

Entries from a prior year’s Scarecrow Contest at the Watertown Mall. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Mall:

The Watertown Mall is hosting their 29th Annual Scarecrow Contest. Scarecrows can be entered by individuals or groups. There is no entry fee. Your group could be family, friends, co-workers, classmates, teammates, or business.

Photography Exhibit Library Features Images from the New England Coast

One of the photos that will be in Joseph Weiler’s exhibit at the Watertown Library, “Bluenose II.” The work of Watertown photographer Joseph Weiler will on display at the Watertown Free Public Library in October. The exhibition features photos from around the New England Coast. Weiler sent out the following information about the exhibition:

My exhibit will be at the Watertown Public Library’s Art Gallery from October 2 thru 30, 2020. The 21-framed photographs explore our coastline from Monhegan Island’s artists to Cape Cod’s lovely beaches.

Small Saves Gets a New Teammate in This Week’s Comic Strip

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.”

Find Out About Weddings at Commander’s Mansion During COVID-19

UPDATE: Please note the change of date. Couples can find out about having a wedding at Watertown’s Historic Commander’s Mansion during COVID-19 at and event called “Gossip!” The event will be held on Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the mansion, 440 Talcott St., Watertown (off Arsenal Street), which is owned by the Town of Watertown. Under the state’s COVID-19 rules numbers of people are limited, and the organizers will show attendees about what a petite event during the pandemic looks like.

Moving Plays to be Presented by New Rep, Library & Historical Society

The following information came from New Rep Theatre:

Watertown Historical Moving Plays: The Charles W. Lenox Experience — an immersive and educational theatrical experience. Script by Ken Green, directed by Michael Ofori. Sept. 26 to Nov. 8, 2020

Outdoors in Watertown, 60 minutes

New Rep Theatre has partnered with the Watertown Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Watertown to bring to you Watertown Historical Moving Plays, an immersive and educational theatrical experience that leads participants on a stroll through historical sites in Watertown.

Library, Historical Society Mark Women’s Suffrage Centennial with Free Virtual Events

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

On August 18, 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, making women’s right to vote a part of our nation’s Constitution. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of that historic moment and the suffrage movement that made it possible, the Watertown Free Public Library and the Watertown Historical Society invite you to join in two free, virtual events. With a national election on the horizon, there is no better time to reflect on the history and future of voting rights. Here’s what the Library and the Historical Society are planning:

History At PlayTM, LLC Performance: ­­I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone

Virtual Play | Thursday, 9/17 | 7 PM

In this fiery, one-woman performance by History At PlayTM, LLC, Judith Kalaora becomes Lucy Stone: A fierce abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and the first woman

from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. Challenging discrimination is not easy, but Lucy Stone is never one to ­take the easy road.

Perkins Library’s Recommended Reads for Changing Seasons

The Howe Building at Perkins School for the Blind. The following piece came from the Perkins School for the Blind Library:

The season of the year can play an integral part of the mood or plot of some fiction. This Recommended Reads list features novels in which the seasons of the year play a large role and provide important background for the story. People’s personalities and issues can be strongly affected by the season and its associated weather events. One example is the novel Snow by Orhan Pamuk (DB 58863).