Board members are needed for Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Streets and one of the board's initiatives will be addressing the coming Chase Bank. Board members are volunteer positions and provide a great opportunity to get involved with Jamaica Plain's central commercial district. "We recently learned that JP Morgan Chase will be opening a branch in the district. We have heard from residents that they would like to get more involved with addressing this new addition. This work will be part of our Economic Vitality committee and we need your involvement!"
The recent extreme heat delayed Mayor Marty Walsh touring around Main Street districts highlighting local businesses and volunteers, including several of Jamaica Plain's favorite businesses. Some of the JP part of the tour was rescheduled for July 22, and some of the tour was rescheduled for this weekend. During three separate days, Mayor Walsh will visit nine different locations, honoring 20 Main Street volunteers and numerous businesses. This weekend the PikaloX restaurant and volunteer Eugenia Arroyo, will be honored as part of Egleston Square Main Streets. The Little Dipper restaurant, and volunteer Melvin Tutiven will be honored by the Jamaica Plain Centre South Main Streets program.
The warmer weather means there are a lot more enjoyable outdoor activities such as the First Thursday Scavenger Hunts and Screen on the Green movies. Participants in the Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Street's First Thursday Scavenger Hunts can use StriveOn -- JP's Mobile App -- for the Scavenger Hunt, and throughout the year to find special deals, events, discounts, and more at local businesses and shops. Each Scavenger Hunt features treats and discounts for users who find the hidden locations. Upcoming dates and themes for the Scavenger Hunt are:
June 6 - RELAX
Aug 1 - ENJOY
Sept 5 - FOCUS
Oct 3 - REMEMBER
Nov 7 - FEED
There will not be a First Thursday Scavenger Hunt in July due to Independence Day. This summer Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Street's Screen on the Green will be at two rotating locations.