Monday, May 20, 2013
Board of directors to be elected; Beacon Award to be presented and author Barbara Shapiro will speak.
The Beacon Hill Civic Association is holding their annual meeting tonight with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the Union Club, 8 Park St., according to their website. The meeting, the 91st annual meeting for the club, will feature remarks from author Barbara Shapiro. Shapiro will be discussing her novel, "The Art Forger," according to the BHCA. The agenda for the meeting includes "the election of 24 residents who will serve as members and officers of the BHCA board of directors, and the presentation of the 17th annual Beacon Award" according to the BCHA. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the meeting.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The forum will take a look at the economic impacts and other benefits to buying locally.
Beacon Hill businessowners will take part in an hour-long panel discussion this month that looks at the benefits of shopping locally. The discussion, presented by the Beacon Hill Civic Association and Beacon Hill Business Association, will focus on how the Shop Local movement impacts both the neighborhood and New England economically as well as what’s involved in vetting local farms and other food sources, the health impact of locally grown produce, and how locally sourced meat, fish and produce impact a sustainable planet. Panelists include: Mark Duffield (Blackstone’s), Jennifer Hill (Blackstone’s), Chef Josh Lewin (Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro), Juliana Lyman (Savenors), Paul Niski (Good), Joe and Rebecca Pimentel (Sweet Georgia P’s…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Let them know who you think has contributed to the Beacon Hill community.
The Beacon Hill Civic Association is looking for community nominations for the 17th Annual Beacon Award. The annual award honors Beacon Hill residents or groups that have made significant and sustained contributions to the community. Past winners have been active in neighborhood events, projects and organizations. They include, in chronological order (shared awards were issued in some years): Joseph Hinkle, Robert and Elizabeth Owens, the Beacon Hill Nursery School, Jason Pingree, Peter Thomson, Herman Greenfield, Henry Lee, Linda Cox, Tom Kershaw, Susan McWhinney-Morse, Meredith and Gene Clapp, Sandy Steele, and Dick Gurnon, Jack Gurnon, Jillian Gattie, Vivien Gattie, Karen Cord Taylor, Frank Mead, and Gael Mahoney. Sharon Malt received …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The plan, which still needs to go before the neighborhood board before being presented to the city, would add an extra day of recycling pickup without losing a day of trash pickup.
A Beacon Hill Civic Association committee will ask the full board Monday to urge the city for one more recycling pickup day without losing a trash pickup day. The BHCA's Streets and Sidewalks Committee this week endorsed a proposal that would add Monday as a second recycling day without the city having to send any extra trucks to Beacon Hill. At present, the neighborhood's trash and recycling schedule is as follow: The proposal, while keeping eight trucks coming to Beacon Hill every week, would shift when they come and what they pickup. It's calling for a schedule of: This plan, the committee says, would not cost the city any more money since the same number of trucks would be coming to Beacon Hill. In fact, the plan could save money …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The association has 15 committees under its aegis.
The Beacon Hill Civic Association is looking for members who would like to get more involved by joining one of several committees that help enhance life on the Hill. "Each committee operates uniquely (some meet monthly, some quarterly, some on a seasonal or ad-hoc basis) and committees are always interested in talking with people looking to become involved," the BHCA wrote. For a complete list of committees as well as detailed responsibilities, click here. The BHCA is especially interested in new members for its Membership and Special Events Committees as it starts its membership drive in April and begins to plan the Evening on the Esplanade and Neighborhood Block Party this summer. Other committees include the Architecture Committee, …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The money will go toward enhancing the tree pits along Charles Street and the flower bed at the Phillips Street Play Area.
The city of Boston awarded $17,750 in grants two Beacon Hill projects this month as part of Beautify Boston program, which supports the beautification and infrastructure projects that enhance usability and transform neighborhoods' open spaces. The city gave the Beacon Hill Civic Association $10,000 to assist with the purchase and installation of plantings in the tree pits along Charles Street. In honor of its 90th anniversary, the BHCA has undertaken the project of beautifying the 57 tree pits along Charles Street. The grant will be matched by the BHCA, which as raised $150,000 toward the project, and has secured 31 sponsors for the pits. The city also awarded the Phillips Street Play Area, at 17 Phillips St., $7,750 to purchase and …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Share your photos from the "Moonshine and Memories" Winter Gala.
Where you at the Beacon Hill Civic Association's 41st annual Winter Gala at the Taj, "Moonshine and Memories," Saturday night? If so, share your great photos with your neighbors! It's easy, you can upload them here by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button, or email them to me at email@example.com. In the meantime, enjoy our photos of the winter dance in years past.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time is running out to secure tickets.
The following is edited information from the Beacon Hill Civic Association: Beacon Hill's social event of the season, the annual black-tie winter dance, is this Saturday at the Taj hotel. Prohibition and the Roaring '20s inspired the theme for this year’s "Moonshine & Memories" Annual Winter Gala, sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. The event will celebrate 90 years of service and community on Beacon Hill. Dance committee co-chairs Kathryn Kuchefski and Ashley Harmon and their team have come up with creative new additions to recognize the association’s long history of Beacon Hill while still keeping many favorite traditions of the dance. Guests will be treated to a cocktail hour and appetizers before the dance. Inﬁnity …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The report of a rape on Beacon Hill over the weekend has residents concerned about the safety of the neighborhood.
The following was sent out by the Beacon Hill Civic Association: In response to neighborhood concerns about recent crimes on Beacon Hill, the BHCA will be hosting a Crime Prevention Meeting this Thursday, November 15th. Captain Tom Lee will discuss the recent incidents, and how you can take necessary precautions to protect yourself and prevent future crimes in the neighborhood. The meeting will start at 7pm at 74 Joy Street. The police would like to address neighborhood concerns in a timely fashion. When incidents are fresh in everyone's minds, they can look into them right away before things fester. Captain Tom Lee will be addressing individual questions, so Beacon Hill residents are welcome to discuss their concerns. We hope you engage…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The annual fundraiser helps make the holiday decoration of the Hill possible.
The following was sent out by the Beacon Hill Civic Association: Come join the magic at the kick off to the Holiday Season when Tom Kershaw hosts Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering, Wednesday, November 14. The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s popular holiday party that helps raise the nearly $12,000 needed to magically transform the 1,100 lamp posts with 2,860 yards of laurel garlands and 2,400 red bows is something not to be missed. Ring in the holiday season at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 per adult or $35 at the door, and includes hors d’oeuvres and two glasses of beer, wine, or a holiday martini. Enjoy live music by local jazz musicians Lisa Macalaster, lead vocalist of the band HoneyMac…