A Hundred Kids Build Fairy Houses in Franklin Park

It was glorious mild spring Thursday at Schoolmaster Hill in Franklin Park for the Third Annual Fairy House Building Workshop sponsored by the Boston Parks Department and the Franklin Park Coalition. Over a hundred boys and girls scampered over the drumlin collecting branches, leaves and cones to build houses for the magical woodland creatures that reappear in the springtime in New England fields and woods. Storytelling and books from Read Boston and the MassHort plant education tent were also on hand as well as face painting. The workshop showed kids of all ages how to have fun simply using natural items that are just lying around on the park floor under trees and shrubs.

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Snake Nest, Er, Tire Sculpture Festoons Brookside Home

Snakes, er, old bike tires festoon the back of a Brookside Avenue apartment, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. At first glance, this collection of old bike tires gave me a heart attack. But it isn't a nightmare collection of snakes. It's art. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood.

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Community Garden in Bloom

The community garden at Merriam and Minton streets, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

One of the great things about JP is how many community gardens you'll find hidden all over the neighborhood. To assuage that nagging feeling that you've missed some of them, here's a handy interactive map of all the community gardens in Boston. 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:

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Do You Love The Sox Enough to Paint Your House Like This?

Occupants of this Brookside Avenue home *really* love them some Boston Red Sox. Credit: Chris Helms

So what if it's a down year for our Sox? 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

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Amory Street in Bloom

A flower amid the metal staircases at 370 Amory St. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

Last week this flower was adding a nice pop of color to the sidewalk along Amory Street. 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

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Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr

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