Sept. at the Library: Bollywood Dance Class, Movie Nights Return & Get Ready for Zine Fest

Watertown LibraryThe Watertown Library is hosting Zine Fest. Find out what’s going on at the Watertown Free Public Library in September in the announcement from the Library below:

On Saturday, 10/2, the Watertown Free Public Library is hosting WFPL Zine Fest — a day-long celebration of zine culture and DIY publishing. Whether you are a prolific zinester, or just want to learn what zines are and why they matter, we invite you to explore the marketplace, attend talks, and browse the Library’s brand-new circulating zine collection. Check out the festival schedule and RSVP on our Zine Fest page. Coming up this month, join a Bollywood dance class, explore Catholic Mount Auburn, and get an intro to coding with JavaScript.

Team New Day Wins Game 1 of Watertown Summer Basketball Finals in OT

Watertown RecreationHBC and Team New Day faced off in the Papas Elite League summer basketball league final Monday night. Game 2 is Tuesday. Game 1 of Watertown’s summer basketball league finals was an overtime thriller, with Team New Day prevailing over HBC. The finals continue Tuesday night at Saltonstall Park beginning at 7 p.m.

The Watertown Recreation Department provided the following report on the first game of the final. GAME 1: NEW DAY 62, HBC 55

The first game of the 2021 Papas Elite League best of three championship lived up to to its billing with an overtime thriller.

See What’s Coming to the Watertown Farmer’s Market This Week

Fall is around the, corner but the Watertown Farmers Market still has plenty of summer fruits and vegetables, along with baked goods, fresh meat and fish and more. The Watertown Farmers Market provided the following information:

September 1st Vendor Line-up

Farm Produce

Dick’s Market Gardens (HIP Vendor)Farmer Tim’s VegetablesStillman’s Farm (HIP Vendor)

Meat/Poultry/Fish

Hooked Fish Shop (Red’s Best & Boston Smoked Fish)Lilac Hedge Farm

Baked Goods

Clear Flour BakeryFournos Authentic Greek PastriesOMG Bagels Biweekly

Specialty Vendors

Chef Cyrille BiweeklyFlores de Café MonthlyHabibi Gourmet Foods

Reminder: Vendor Preorder Information

Placing a preorder is efficient and ensures the vendor has what you want when you arrive.  Placing a preorder does not allow you to skip the line. Click here to access all of the 2021 Preorder Information on our website. Habibi Gourmet Foods and Farmer Tim’s are currently still open for preorders to pickup at September 1st’s market. Preorder deadlines differ with each vendor depending on how much time they need to prepare the order. Culinary Corner

Written by Community Chef Dylan

Welcome to Culinary Corner! Each week, community chefs and volunteers will offer recipes and cooking tips that make the best use of the bounty of our market, including veggies from our three vendors, along with goodies from our meat and fish vendors, as well as our baked goods and specialties. Click the link below to view further information on this week’s Culinary Corner.

Watertown Teen Inspiration for Jimmy Fund Walk Participants, Including 7 from Town

Watertown’s Kate Morris, 13, is a Walk Hero and will help inspire participants in this year’s virtual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. The following piece was provided by the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk:

Seven residents from Watertown will choose their own route on October 3 for the annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way presented by Hyundai. Participants are encouraged to “Walk Your Way” from wherever they are most comfortable whether that be from their neighborhood, local park, favorite trail, or even a treadmill in their own home.    

Martha Krache, David Morris, Garry Nolan, Thomas Opar, Cheryl Ramhorst, Michelle Sloan, and Alexis Tice, along with thousands of other walkers, will participate in virtual programming during the Walk that aims to recreate the most inspiring elements of Walk day. While the event will not physically bring walkers together along the famed Boston Marathon® course, it will unite the community to raise funds to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event has raised more than $150 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its 30+ year history. 

Walk Heroes are matched with Jimmy Fund Walk teams to give participants an opportunity to connect with patients.

Group Creating Community Fridge in Watertown Where People Can Take or Leave Food for Free

A community fridge, where people can get fresh food and canned items or leave donations, will soon be available in Watertown. These types of resources have been around for a few years in other communities, and more have popped up in response to the food insecurity caused by the COVDID-19 pandemic. A group in Watertown has set out to create a fridge in town, and have already secured a spot and have a fridge ready to go. Watertown residents will soon have an alternative if they are in need of food, or seek to donate items, said Sophia Suarez-Friedman, a member of the Community Fridge Steering Committee, as well as Community Coordinator of the Watertown Mutual Aid Network, funded by the Watertown Community Foundation. “It is a take what you need, leave what you can kind of mutual aid,” Suarez-Friedman said.

Ode to Russo’s and a Longtime Employee from His Two Daughters

Phil Amatangelo worked at Russo’s market for nearly 50 years. The news that Russo’s market will be closing hit many people hard, and sparked plenty of memories. None more so, perhaps, than for a pair of daughters of a man who worked at the Watertown institution for just short of half a century. Anne Korte and Susan Amatangelo shared just a handful of memories of their father Phil Amatangelo with Watertown News. The Italian immigrant settled in the Boston area and his ties to the Russo family go way back, said Anne, who lives in Watertown.

Watertown Attorney Named to 2022 Best Lawyers: One to Watch in America

Attorney Alexandra Mansfield from Watertown. The following announcement was provided by Mirick O’Connell:

Alexandra N. Mansfield, of Watertown, an associate in Mirick O’Connell’s Litigation Group, received a 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America recognition in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Litigation — Construction, and Litigation — Intellectual Property. This is her first year on the Ones to Watch list. Alexandra focuses her practice on business litigation and has substantial experience in the areas of business, construction, and intellectual property disputes. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.