Urbano Project Holiday Open House on Dec. 14

Urbano Project kicks off its 10th Anniversary Celebration with a free holiday open house on Dec. 14th. The Urbano Project invites the community into their studio/gallery for behind-the-scenes exhibition tours, a family-friendly drop-in origami workshop with Artist-in-Residence Erin Genia, a bookmaking class demonstration by Artist-in-Residence Rachel Allen and her Youth Artist Project students. There will be live music, drinks, holiday snacks, and lots of cool prints created by Urbano’s artists for sale. This is the first in a series of events celebrating Urbano’s 10th anniversary.

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Why I’m Running The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge

The Boston Marathon will be here once again before you know! I am beyond proud to be a Jamaica Plain resident, running with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team (DFMC). One hundred percent of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These funds are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research and I invite you to consider donating what you can to help me reach my ambitious goal to give back to this group. I'd like to dedicate the 2020 Boston Marathon in memory of a close family friend who passed away in 2016 – an optimistic, strong individual I got to know through my mother – Sherry Blanchette Lapointe.

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JP Centre/South, Three Squares Main Streets Receive Thousands for Program Funding

The Boston Main Streets Foundation recently awarded $32,500 in Impact & Innovation Grants to seven Boston Main Streets Districts, including two local Jamaica Plain Main Street programs.

JP Centre/South Main Streets received $3,500 for a First Thursday Scavenger Hunt, and Three Squares Main Street (formerly Hyde Jackson Square Main Street) received $5,000 for the Hyde Square Mode Shift initiative. The $3,500 to JP Centre/South Main Streets will go to 10 First Thursday Scavenger Hunts that will highlight six businesses with a monthly theme such as art, food, gifts, health, or kids. The scavenger hunts will utilize the JP Centre/South StriveOn app, which was launched in 2018 and utilizes a multi-media approach to shopping the district. When the user finds and visits the business featured in the scavenger hunt, that business will provide a sample, a taste, a free gift or discount with purchase, a 5-minute class, a quick tour, or any number of ways that are available to them to engage the visitor in their business. The goal of the scavenger hunts is to promote late Thursday business hours and create new, more successful revenue opportunities for the businesses in the district.

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Jamaica Plain Residents Make St. Sebastian’s Honor Roll

St. Sebastian's Headmaster Burke announced that several Jamaica Plain residents earned honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. Recipients of these academic awards fall into three categories: High Honors, maintains an A- or above in all subjects; Honors with Distinction, maintains a B or above in all subjects; Honors, maintains a B- or above in all subjects; and Effort, for marks of 1 or 2 in all subjects. The following Jamaica Plain residents earned made the honor roll:
Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 7, Honors with Distinction and Effort
Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 9, High Honors and Effort
Kristian A. Rosario, Grade 12, Honors with Distinction and Effort
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 7, High Honors and Effort

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Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 7, Honors with Distinction and Effort
Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 9, High Honors and Effort
Kristian A. Rosario, Grade 12, Honors with Distinction and Effort
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 7, High Honors and Effort

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