Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Remembering Pete Frates, New Neon Signs, Under the Trellis

Today is Tuesday, December 10 and an outpouring of heartfelt messages have taken to social media after Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with ALS helped inspire the ice bucket challenge, passed away at the age of 34, read more on WHDH.

Here’s what else you need to know for today…

Notable News:

Glow Up: 15 Coolest (New) Neon Signs in Boston

While many people spend this time of year strolling to look at all of the holiday decorations and lights around the city, a new twist on lighting is having its moment in Boston. While neon signs may not be a new trend, the dining scene is playing up the snarky sayings for the Instagram-era, read more on Boston Magazine.

Under the Trellis:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, December 11

3:00PM Kids’ LEGO Club. Drop by the North End Library after school to build whatever you can imagine using LEGOs and DUPLOs.

7:00PM Handel’s Messiah by NEMPAC and Landmarks Orchestra. The North End Music & Performing Arts Center invites you for an exceptional evening of Handel’s Messiah Part I Concert at The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall featuring the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, One City Choir, NEMPAC Youth Choir, and professional soloists, see additional information here.

Thursday, December 12

12:00PM Christmas Luncheon at Filippo’s. Stop by Filippo’s for a Christmas luncheon from 12PM-2PM.

3:30PM Holiday Card Swap & Ornament Craft (for adults) at the North End Library. Refresh your holiday card collection by bringing in your old, unused ones and swapping them out for fresh ones, and have fun making a simple snowman ornament –with a light-up nose! Hot chocolate and coffee will be served. Please note that this is for adults only. 

7:00PM Film Screening: Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing. Stop by 1 Central Wharf for a film screening narrative by renowned scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle. “Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction” tells the story of the world’s rarest sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley, and how humans pushed a healthy population to the precipice of extinction and are now slowly helping it to recover, see additional details here.

7:00PM NEWRA Monthly Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. Stop by 30 North Bennet Street for the North End Waterfront Residents Association monthly meeting, see additional details here.

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