Tuesday’s News & Views: Chess Camp, Opera, Feasts, Rat Poison, Noise, Hysteria and S’mores!


What’s Going On Tuesday, August 21, 2012:

Chess Camp at the North End Branch Library from 2-4pm
Kids ages 7-12 can join in for 2 days (Tues & Thurs) of intensive chess instruction with a mentor. Beginners welcome! Call 617-227-8135 to sign up with the Children’s Librarian.

6pm – Opera and Celtic Music at Christopher Columbus Park. Open to the public.
See the event poster.

Summer on the Waterfront continues in full force this week. See the calendar roundup.

Check with event organizers for last minute changes. View details and more community happenings on the Events Calendar.

What’s Popular on the Blog:

The excitement is building as we get closer to the Saint Anthony Feast this weekend. See this post for the society’s schedule of events (including the culinary stage) and entertainment lineup. And for those interested in security, Feast Chair Jason Aluia posts the society’s preparations as a comment in this post.

Worth Reading:

RUFF, the North Dog Group, gets the word out with an important warning about loose rat poison in the neighborhood.

A Unity Street resident, Alex Hahn, takes a stand on North End noise and disturbance issues. See his commentary.

Just For Fun:

We catch up and put together a brief video of the opening night ceremonies at last week’s Madonna Della Cava Feast. See the video.

Featured Series:

We are thrilled to be sharing the thoughtful columns of Karen Cord Taylor’s Downtown View on Tuesday’s. See today’s edition on the meaning of “brou-ha-ha” among other Mass. Hysteria.

Neighborhood Photo of the Day:

Today’s photo is a preview of an upcoming post of a food blogging event at a North End / Waterfront restaurant. First off, I will tell you that food blogging is harder than it looks. Although, the rewards are very tasty! Do you know the only restaurant in Boston where you can toast your own marshmallows over an outdoor open flame for s’mores?

Click photo image above to enlarge.

Did we miss something or do you have something to add? Add it in the comments below.