Health & Fitness

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Mosquitos!!! Bzzzzzzing...stingggg.....SMACK!

Mosquito Bite and Population Control for Comfort and Health

Oh, how the warm spring weather lures us into the great outdoors! We are drawn to the woods, to the aromatic blooming [bzzzzsssning, smack! Sorry for the interruption] of the deep outdoors, or to the evening hanging out on a porch [bzzzzzing – smack! Sorry, again! For the interruption!] with friends. So warm…so peaceful! So greatly free of winter’s constrictions and burdens. So comforted by the long, long days. So…so…beset.

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Ground Breaking for Canoe/Kayak Launch at Magazine Beach

Ground Breaking for Canoe/Kayak Launch & Outlook at Magazine Beach June 22

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New Splash Deck at Magazine Beach Park Opens

Ribbon Cutting & Kid’s Dance Party




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Safe Haven for Newborn Babies

And an Easing of Suffering for the Parent

It is impossible to predict how someone will respond to having a baby. There can be the best of intentions and expectations: joy, bonding, sharing the moment, and thinking about the future. There can be the best preparation: the stack of wee onesies and diapers, perhaps a rocking chair, a baby shower, childbirth classes, and prenatal appointments. Your baby’s name has probably been chosen. Everything is all set, awaiting the welcoming of your newborn baby girl or boy.

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Cambridge's Wild Side!

A Wildlife Exploration of the Alewife Brook Reservation.

Eastern Cottontail

Your safari begins just outside the Alewife T station, a stark concrete structure covered in graffiti, next to a noisy highway. You wouldn't believe that another world awaits you on the other side of the station. Bunnies play tag. Mommy duck takes care of her babies. A graceful swan dances a ballet. These are just a few of the 50 species you'll find at the wildlife sanctuary. This place is a photographer's dream. Each day there was something new and exciting to take a photo of.

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Not for Nothin' - The Improbable Players

actors in recovery educate audiences about substance abuse prevention

A discussion with Andy Short, co-director of The Improbable Players about the theater troupe of actors in recovery that educates audiences about substance abuse prevention. 5-14-2018

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Discover the Cambridge Labyrinth

A journey to find peace and reduce the stress of city life

Labyrinth at the Harvard Divinity School

Cantabrigians are always trying to find a way to get away from stress. Instead of yoga or tai chi classes, why not take a labyrinth walk? It's a great way to practice walking meditation. Best of all, it's free.

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Cambridge Comforts

Places and spaces for we who are alive and sometimes miserable

The word "Stress" in red capital letters, with many darkened cartoon hands rising up from word.

Isn’t comfort the last thing you think about as you move through your sometimes harsh day? As people bump and squish you on the T? As worry sets in about being late? As your boss puts you in your place and you’d like to grab them by that little piece of vertical flesh between their nostrils (it’s called a columella), pull them to you and scream, “I am not your bread machine!!”?

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Powderhouse for Somerville

A Collaborative Living Project for the Elder Years

Reebee Garofalo has lived in the Cambridge/Somerville area since 1970.

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Under Construction

Stay Healthy When You Live Near Excavation

Jackhammer being used on city sidewalk.

It happens all over the City, and soon it will start happening to me and my neighbors, right here on Gore Street in East Cambridge. Excavation is being done all down our street to put in a sewer line for North Point (now Cambridge Crossing). This will be closely followed by excavation for a new Eversource gas line. Followed by excavation for a new water main. Followed by jackhammering for replacement of sidewalks. In all, within roughly eighteen months, we will experience four – FOUR!