Member News & Views
Middlesex Gases celebrates 60 years
In celebration of their 60th Anniversary, Middlesex Gases & Technologies recently hosted the only Northeast appearance of the Miller Productivity Tour. This event featured demonstrations and training on the latest equipment from Miller Electric, the leader in the welding industry for more than 75 years. Middlesex Gases & Technologies, headquartered in Everett, distributes of a wide range of welding and related products and safety equipment. Founded in 1949, they currently service approximately 5,000 clients.
Hooper-Lee-Nichols tells updated story
The Cambridge Historical Society will be publishing a new history of the 17th century Hooper-Lee-Nichols House thanks to a $20,000 grant from Cambridge Savings Bank. The publication will be an account of what was known of the history of the Hooper-Lee-Nichols house, why that history was questioned, what has recently been discovered through an innovative examination, and the mysteries that remain. It will include articles by some of the leading experts in architectural and public history in Massachusetts. The Historical Society will also be reinterpreting the museum spaces into an interactive experience for visitors, allowing them to look behind walls, under wallpaper and through plaster to see the hidden history of the building.
Give blood this Thanksgiving
Give thanks—give blood. The American Red Cross will hold two blood drives in Cambridge this Thanksgiving season, on Wednesday November 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cambridge Marriott and Friday, November 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cambridge Hospital. Call 1–800–GIVE–LIFE or visit at www.givelife.org for more information.
Gentle Giant partners with Boston Ballet
Gentle Giant Moving Company was recently named the preferred moving company of Boston Ballet. Boston Ballet selected Gentle Giant for this exclusive sponsorship role in conjunction with its move to its new performance home, the newly restored Boston Opera House. Elements of the partnership include cross-promotional activities, joint media opportunities, as well as special discounts for each organization’s customer audiences. Details about Gentle Giant and Boston Ballet’s collaborative activities are available for viewing at www.gentlegiant.com/bostonballet.
Buy pie from Big Foot for a great cause
Big Foot Moving and Storage is supporting “Pie In the Sky” by Community Servings, greater Boston’s free home-delivered meal program for the acutely ill and their families. More than 150 of the area’s best chefs, bakers and caterers donate their time, talent and resources to provide pie buyers with delicious Thanksgiving pies. One pie purchased ($25) provides five days of meals for people in need. If you would like to participate in Big Foot’s goal of 100 pies, please visit www.PieInTheSky.org and link your order to Mike Bavuso, President of Big Foot Moving & Storage or call Mike at (781) 488-3090.
Grant supports home improvements
The Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation awarded Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. (HRI) a $15,000 grant, in support of their home improvement program, which assists low and moderate income Cambridge residents with financial and technical assistance to revitalize and make improvements to their homes. Founded in 1972, HRI’s mission is to provide Cambridge residents with safe, affordable, decent, and sustainable housing. To date, HRI has developed over 1,500 units of housing and owns nearly 950 apartments and more than 40,000 square feet of commercial space in Cambridge. Through assistance from the Home Improvement Program, more than 500 units have been renovate and made safe for occupancy.
Find out why we dance at HMNH
The Harvard Museum of Natural History presents “Dance, Dance, Evolution: The Origins of Music and Dance in Man and Birds” on Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. People of all ages and cultures enjoy music and dance. But why do we do it? Join Adena Schachner and Timothy Brady, Ph.D. candidates at Harvard and MIT, for an engaging program on the origins of music and dance. Examine how and why evolution happens, and learn about the presenters’ recent studies that show some birds can actually dance to a beat. Free with museum admission. E-mail Harvard Community Affairs at email@example.com to inquire about complimentary HMNH tickets—first come, first served.
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