Still from Daniel Scarnecchia footage of Jamaica Pond

A Drone’s Eye View of Jamaica Pond

Ever wondered how those bald eagles who occasionally visit Jamaica Pond see things? Check out Daniel Scarnecchia's footage shot via drone. Jamaica Pond from Daniel Scarnecchia on Vimeo.

Yoshi Walsh of Streight Angular at Jamaica Plain Music Fest 2015, following his jump off stage.

Yoshi Walsh of Streight Angular: Jamaica Plain’s Next Big Thing?

It is Saturday afternoon at Jamaica Pond. Music is pumping, the growing crowd is dancing, and Yoshi Walsh is taking a dive. Not into the water, but into his audience; a large collection of Bostonians who have ventured to see his band, Streight Angular, play at the fifth annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival. Walsh, a colorful Pennsylvania native who currently resides in Jamaica Plain, has always been a free spirit, but found a specific love and sense of freedom in making music. Starting his artistic career during a brief stint in college, Walsh spent most of his free time practicing painting, writing poetry and teaching himself guitar.

Jose Godoy, left, and Sana Hashnani enjoy the U-shaped bench at Jamaica Pond on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

A Music Fest for Two

While thousands enjoyed Saturday's fifth annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival nearby, Jose Godoy and Sana Hashnani held their own little music fest on that U-shaped bench by the Pond. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews
Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News
Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr
Tag a picture on Instagram with #02130News

Screen grab from video of GennaRose Nethercott's poetry-for-strangers business

She Writes Poems to Order By Pondside

GennaRose Nethercott, who recently moved to Jamaica Plain, sets up her table and typewriter at the Pond and writes poems for strangers. Each poem takes her five to seven minutes. She'll type it up, sign it and hand it to you. She simply asks patrons to pay her whatever they think the poem is worth. On a Saturday walk around the Pond, Jamaica Plain News asked Nethercott to write about the Official Dog of Jamaica Plain News, Bosco.

Love Love performs at the Jamaica Plain Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Scenes from the 2015 Jamaica Plain Music Festival

The fifth edition of the Jamaica Plain Music Festival benefited from the best weather in the celebration's history. The only scorching came from the guitar solos, not unbearable heat, and storms stayed away. Here are some photos that provide a flavor for this year's event.