Small Saves Gets Some Goalie Commiserates About Missing Hockey in This Week’s Comic

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.”

Pick Up an Apple Puppet Making Kit, Enter a Raffle at the Watertown Mall

The following information was provided by the Watertown Mall:

The Watertown Mall with Watertown Families Together will be hosting an event from September 8 through the 18th  called “Its Apple Time!” This will be a “contactless” event located inside the mall. A pushcart located in front of Miss Maria’s School of Dance will contain craft kits. The kits include supplies to make your very own “Apple Puppet”. Supplies are limited so be sure to come early. Please limit to one kit per family.

Small Saves Tries to Impress a Girl 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.”

Arts Community Invited to Town Hall Hosted by Watertown Business Coalition

The Watertown Business Coalition invites the arts related businesses and organizations, people working in the arts and others to a virtual Town Hall meeting to discuss strategies to get through the pandemic shutdown. “We need to support each other as a community to make it out of these leaner times for the arts/media/entertainment industry,” the announcement said. The event will be held on Friday, Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. Those invited to take part include:

Watertown-based arts related business or organizationWatertown residents who are in the Arts, Entertainment or Media fieldsLocal businesses that are dependent on their interaction with the Watertown community

To find out more and RSVP click here.

Mosesian Center for the Arts Announces New Executive Director

Darren Farrington was hired in August 2020 as Executive Director of Mosesian Center for the Arts. The following announcement was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The Board of Directors of the Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts (MCA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Darren Farrington as Executive Director effective August 17, 2020. Darren is a highly experienced and passionate arts administrator, educator, theatre maker, and arts advocate. During these challenging times, Darren’s grounded, creative, and thoughtful leadership brings an unwavering confidence that MCA will continue to deliver on its mission to enrich the lives of diverse audiences and participants by providing exceptional experiences in theatre, visual, and literary arts. For the past ten years, Darren has been the Executive Director of No Boundaries Youth Theater in New Britain, Conn., which he co-founded in 2010 for underserved children and teens. Darren has also worked for the past three years as Administrator for the Connecticut Arts Alliance, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization for arts and culture.

A Teachable Moment in This Week’s Small Saves 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.”

Wednesday’s Watertown Concert Has Been Cancelled

Town officials announced that the outdoor concert planned for Wednesday, Aug. 12 has been cancelled due to expected thunderstorms.

The concert planned for Saltonstall Park featuring Southbound Train will not be rescheduled. “We will have them back next year though!” the announcement from the Town said. There are still two more concerts in the Watertown Summer Concert Series.

Hatch Maker Space Reopening, Watertown Library Featured in Globe

The following information was provided by the Watertown Library:

Big news for makers: Hatch Makerspace is reopening for appointments next week. Beginning on Monday, August 17, you will have the option to use our sewing machine, vinyl cutter, or laser cutter. Workstations will be cleaned between each use. Review our new safety policies and schedule your appointment here: watertownlib.org/hatchbooking (See more info below)Since we can’t host gatherings at the Library right now, virtual programs continue. We hope to see you online! This week via Zoom, watch and discuss the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, learn how to assemble wire armature for sculpting, and explore 3D modeling with Fusion 360. A full list of virtual programs for this week is included below.