Bingo! Win $250 in Gift Cards with JP Local First Shopping Game

Do your shopping in Jamaica Plain this holiday season and you'll be supporting local businesses while also having the opportunity to win gift cards when participating in the JP Local First Bingo Game. First you'll want to download the official bingo card by clicking here. Under the bingo card you can see a list of dozens of JP Local First business members where you can go shopping. When you visit those businesses you need to fill out your bingo card by writing the name of the business and date you visited it on the card. Once you've filled five bingo squares in a row -- bingo!

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JP’s Sherrill House Ranks Among ‘Best Nursing Homes’ in United States

Sherrill House recently announced it has been recognized on the 2018-19 list of “Best Nursing Homes” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings. Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, was given an overall rating of “High Performing” in the annual quality ranking, and was also recognized for its short-stay rehabilitation services. “This recognition is really an acknowledgment of our staff, and the work they do with care and compassion every day,” said Patrick Stapleton, Chief Executive Officer of Sherrill House. “We are grateful for their continued commitment to our patients, residents, and their families, and for their ongoing support of our organization.”

Sherrill House earned its top ranking by U.S. News & World Report through data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which included health inspection findings, nurse staffing and medical quality measures. The facility consistently gets high marks for quality and overall satisfaction in surveys of residents, patients and families.

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Photos: Food Glorious Food at Taste of Jamaica Plain

Ethiopian cuisine, delicious baked desserts, corny bread, locally brewed beer and stilt walkers were all part of the 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Thursday night. Held at Annunciation Hall on the VFW Parkway for the first time, the annual event serves as fundraiser for JP nonprofit Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC),  and particularly its senior home programs and youth opportunity collaborative. Along with more than 20 restaurants, personal chefs, food businesses, there was a cash bar with beer and wine, raffle tickets being sold, a silent auction and live music.

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Yum! 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Nov. 15

Blue Nile, Chilacates, Café Beirut, FoMu, The Frogmore and Tres Gatos are just some of the participating businesses in the 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Nov. 15. This year's Taste of Jamaica Plain has a new location at Our Lady of Annunciation Church on the West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain border. In recent years the Taste of JP has been held at the Franklin Park Zoo. While the event is moving inside this year, it will still benefit a good neighborhood organization, Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC), its senior home programs and youth opportunity collaborative.

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JP Centre/South Main Streets’ Growler Gala and Auction on Oct. 25

Jamaica Plain has a long history of breweries, and to celebrate them JP Centre/South Main Streets is hosting a Growler Gala and auctioning off 12 growler works of art made by local artists and celebrities. 

And you can't have a growler gala and auction without alcohol, right? Turtle Swamp Brewery and Bully Boy Distillers will be on hand serving up beer and cocktails. There will also be food, music, as well as silent and live auctions. Silent auction items include a dessert class with a local chef, vintage photographs and more. The event is happening at the Loring-Greenough House on Thursday, Oct.

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