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

There isn’t any breaking news about Sarchioni’s Variety other than; places like this are fading away from the Cambridge landscape.

Sarchioni’s reminds me of the now closed, Troy Anthony’s Barbershop, because Sarchioni’s like Troy’s, is a neighborhood meeting spot for anyone, but particularly for those who were born and raised in this tight-knit neighborhood. Everyone knows everyone, and everyone knows proprietor Rob Sarchioni.

On January 31, 2017, Just-A-Start (JAS) Corporation held its first community meeting regarding the rebuilding of Saint Patrick’s Place, otherwise known as 50 York St., located on the corner of Berkshire and York Streets. The old church, which had been redeveloped into affordable rental units by JAS, was irretrievably damaged in the massive fire on December 3, 2016. The meeting was held at the Frisoli Center, 61 Willow St.

On January 21, 2017, the Women’s March was more than advertised. It is now a ubiquitous fact that the organizers and attendees of this day of action did not anticipate what might be the largest day of protest in US history.

This short video captures a glimpse of what we saw and heard, but I would like to share a few of my personally notable moments.

The Out of the Blue Gallery, located at 541 Massachusetts Ave, is an old school art gallery, which operates for the people by the people, with Tom Tipton as curator.

The gallery provides a space for the everyday and professional artists to show and sell their wares and creations. The vibe of the gallery is like that of someone’s comfy living room; a place where you can see local bands and performance artists play gigs and put on shows, all the while soaking up the inspirational chi of artistry and creativity.

Have you ever seen a car driving around town with a large buffalo on top of it? Well, that car belongs to Bob Smith aka “Smitty.” On the urging of his old friend Butch Thunderhawk, an Inman Square regular back in the nineties, Smitty headed out to Standing Rock to help protest the Dakota Access pipeline.

The impetus for this story began when my neighbor told me she was moving to Millis, MA, so her toddler could attend the Sprouts Farm/Forest Preschool. In projecting, what I heard was: there is a media and technology backlash brewing among young parents!

I was thrilled. I have been waiting for the backlash only because I feel I have been witnessing the need for a step-back.

The idea for this project came after Stellabella Toys in Inman Square closed this summer. I couldn’t reconcile the “store closing” sign with what my eyes were seeing in the neighborhood.

I have watched, religiously, the CBS reality television show SURVIVOR, since it began in 2000. While watching 30-plus seasons, I acquired a long list of behind-the-scenes questions that could probably be answered via the Internet. But perusing the web is not my style. If possible, I like to go to a real live source.

Anna Rae with the pretty name is a cerebral type musician with an austere exterior, and sweet and supportive soul.

Born in the Upper Midwest and raised in California, Anna Rae migrated to Cambridge seven years ago. At her day-job, she is a strategist for a healthcare company that creates programs, which help people dealing with chronic pain. Rae would rather be living the life of a touring musician, but for now, it is her day-job that funds the life of a working musician, living in Cambridge.

Cambridge native, JJ Gonson, has found Nirvana! Although an accurate statement, it may be a bit overstated.

In the nineties, during the height of the “grunge years,” Gonson lived on the West Coast where she produced, managed, and toured with rock bands. It was during this incarnation that she experienced (hung with) Seattle grunge heroes, Nirvana.