Kristina Kehrer

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Doing my best to capture the heart, soul, and essence of people, who then get to shine brightly on Cambridge Community Television. This in turn fills me with a great joy and satisfaction. I have lived many incarnations in Cambridge, Mass since 1986.

Stories by Kristina Kehrer

I know of two beehives in my neighborhood, which is good considering the buzz on bees is they are in danger of extinction.

I made the mistake of googling my opening line “everything happens at once,” and became completely distracted with the physicists' theory that “The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW."

I haven’t seen the most comedy of anyone ever, but I have seen a lot. I’m a tough audience and that is not because my standards are too high, but more a reflection of America’s descent into mediocrity. That being said, I consider Standup Comedy to be one of the hardest art forms out there.

To be alone on a stage with a single microphone under the harsh glare of a spotlight with all eyes upon you, demanding that you make them laugh. I cringe at the thought of it. But people do it, and they make a life of it. Valeria Dikovitskaya aka Vally D is one such person.

While strolling around Salem, MA, Emily Wieja, a member of the Cambridge Citizens for Smokers’ Rights political action group, came across a nifty public ashtray for the disposal of cigarette butts called, the Sidewalk Buttler.

It was one of those nights. I didn’t want to leave the house. The snarled, rude, rush hour traffic, coupled with a lack of parking in Central Square, confirmed my mood. I was asked to film a tap dance performance at the Dance Complex, and the thought of banging metal shoes on a wood floor was not conducive to my bad mood. I was braced for agony.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

On May 4, 2017, the Harvard Book Store was standing room only for “Kill It To Save It” author Corey Dolgon’s book reading and Q&A session. Dolgon was a gracious and affable host to a large group of friends, family, colleagues, mentors, and as he put it “new friends.”

Deborah Mason was born and raised in East Cambridge. As a young girl she learned to dance at Adrian Miller’s dance studio on Cambridge Street. In 1975, Mason opened her own dance school in Inman Square. It was right next door to the venerable Inn-Square Men’s Bar, which closed in 1984.

It was a beautiful day. For the first time in a long time, the air was warm and the sun was shinning, and it was a perfect day to stroll over to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) on Prospect Street for an Open Mosque Day.

While standing outside taking my shoes off (mosques are shoe-free), the comment I heard most often was “I have walked by this mosque so many times.” So had I. And for years it has been a calm landmark in the neighborhood, since its establishment in 1994.

Tommy Rodriguez has owned the Montrose Spa located at 1646 Mass. Ave, since 1974. “Tommy,” as all his customers know him, is from Cuba. He left Cuba in 1970, two weeks shy of his 15th birthday and the requirement to enlist in the army. Fidel Castro had been in power for 11 years.

Sonia Sater wants the family’s newest nightclub, Sonia, to be “a place of love.” And judging by the amount of care and workmanship that local artisans put into rehabbing the much revered (and of course, closed), T.T. the Bear’s Place, Sonia’s will indubitably be a place of love.

Sonia Sater is the sister of Joseph and Nabil Sater who own the Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub and ZuZu’s in Central Square, Cambridge, Mass.