Friends of the Blue Hills http://friendsofthebluehills.org Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:08:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Learn about the archeological wonder of the Blue Hills… http://friendsofthebluehills.org/learn-about-blue-hills/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/learn-about-blue-hills/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:29:35 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7344 Sunday May 3rd Archeologist-led Walk

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Sunday, May 3rd – Special Member Walk – Archeology Wonders of the Blue Hills http://friendsofthebluehills.org/archeology-wonders/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/archeology-wonders/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:34:17 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7340 Back by Popular Demand!

 

Joe Bagley, noted archaeologist and popular keynote speaker at last year’s Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration, will be leading a hike in the Blue Hills, pointing out areas of archaeological interest.

Sunday, May 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m. St. Moritz Trail Head Park at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street, Quincy

Please note, the hike will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; please check our website for up to date information.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special event for FBH members and friends!

Not a member?  No [...]]]> Back by Popular Demand!

 

Joe Bagley, noted archaeologist and popular keynote speaker at last year’s Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration, will be leading a hike in the Blue Hills, pointing out areas of archaeological interest.

Sunday, May 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
St. Moritz Trail Head
Park at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street, Quincy

Please note, the hike will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; please check our website for up to date information.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special event for FBH members and friends!

Not a member?  No problem!  Join today - or join at the hike!

 

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Community Forum with DCR Commissioner Jack Murray – Thursday, May 14 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/may14/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/may14/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:05:33 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7329 Community Forum with DCR Commissioner Jack Murray Thursday, May 14, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm followed by refreshments Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave, Milton

Sponsored by the Coalition for a Better Blue Hills

Do you enjoy historic landmarks in the Blue Hills, like Eliot Tower, Broderick Stable and the Blue Hill Observatory?  Do you visit the Trailside Museum and Blue Hill Ski Area?  Get organic vegetables at Brookwood Farm? The future of the Blue Hills – and these beloved landmarks – needs you.

If you value these Blue Hills treasures… please come to [...]]]> Community Forum with DCR Commissioner Jack Murray

Thursday, May 14, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
followed by refreshments
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave, Milton

Sponsored by the Coalition for a Better Blue Hills

Do you enjoy historic landmarks in the Blue Hills, like Eliot Tower, Broderick Stable and the Blue Hill Observatory?  Do you visit the Trailside Museum and Blue Hill Ski Area?  Get organic vegetables at Brookwood Farm? The future of the Blue Hills – and these beloved landmarks – needs you.

If you value these Blue Hills treasures… please come to a Community Forum on May 14th to show your support!

Joining us will be Department of Conservation Commissioner Jack Murray.

 What’s at stake? Why join us?

  • To ensure that basic building infrastructure is maintained – from repairing rotting roofs to shoring up support beams in historic buildings.  Over $8 million has been allocated in the 2014 Environmental Bond Bill for capital expenditures in the Blue Hills. This funding would repair crumbling historic landmarks. But these resources will only be released if people like you show your support.
  • To support allocation of adequate resources for the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Without it, the Blue Hills – and all our parks and their visitors – will suffer.       The DCR’s overall operating budget has been reduced by nearly 30% since FY2009. Please attend and show that you value the Blue Hills and the Commonwealth’s parks.
  • To help Blue Hills organizations obtain long-term permits or leases, so that they will have the security to invest in the land and dilapidated buildings.

Please come May 14th to show your support for the Blue Hills. Organized by the Coalition for a Better Blue Hills, which includes: the Friends of the Blue Hills, Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Blue Hills Observatory, Friends of the Mounted Unit and Brookwood Farm. More information: info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org or 781-828-1805. Photo credit:  Claudio Santos from Brockton: hawk at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

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Join us for Peek a Blue Hikes — Starting April 14! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/kids-outside-2/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/kids-outside-2/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:03:47 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7311

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Celebrate Earth Day at Fruit Center Marketplace http://friendsofthebluehills.org/earth-day-milton/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/earth-day-milton/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:01:06 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7310 April 22nd Visit Milton’s Fruit Center Market Place – with your bag!

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April 22nd Visit Milton’s Fruit Center Market Place – with your bag!

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Celebrate Earth Day at Fruit Center Marketplace (Just don’t forget your bag!) http://friendsofthebluehills.org/earthday-2/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/earthday-2/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:52:13 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7283 Fruit Center Marketplace and Friends of the Blue Hills Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, the Fruit Center Marketplace will donate $2 for every customer who uses a reusable grocery bag in the store that day.

All proceeds of the promotion will go to the Friends of the Blue Hills to help maintain 125 miles of trails in the Blue Hills Reservation.

“The Fruit Center is committed to environmental causes, and we wanted to celebrate Earth Day by supporting a local organization that shares that same commitment,” said Michael Dwyer, [...]]]> Fruit Center Marketplace and Friends of the Blue Hills Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, the Fruit Center Marketplace will donate $2 for every customer who uses a reusable grocery bag in the store that day.

All proceeds of the promotion will go to the Friends of the Blue Hills to help maintain 125 miles of trails in the Blue Hills Reservation.

“The Fruit Center is committed to environmental causes, and we wanted to celebrate Earth Day by supporting a local organization that shares that same commitment,” said Michael Dwyer, Marketing Director of the Fruit Center Marketplace.  “In addition to encouraging the use of reusable shopping bags, we are very focused on reducing our carbon imprint and supporting local environmental groups.  We are pleased to be partnering this year with the Friends of the Blue Hills, an organization that is so committed to protecting and preserving the natural beauty and resources of the Blue Hills Reservation.”

To qualify for the $2 donation to Friends of the Blue Hills, customers can either purchase a reusable bag in the store (prices range from $3 to $5.99) or bring their own bag from home.  For more information, visit www.FriendsoftheBlueHills.org or ww.fruitcentermarketplace.com.

Photo: Michael Dwyer from the Fruit Center Marketplace and Anne Comber of Friends of the Blue Hills will be encouraging customers to use reusable grocery bags at the store on Earth Day which is Wednesday, April 22.

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Enter this year’s free Photo Contest! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/photo-contest-nature/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/photo-contest-nature/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:04:08 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7278 Win a $250 gift certificate to LLBean!  Click to learn more.

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Win a $250 gift certificate to LLBean!  Click to learn more.

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Horseshoe Pitching in the Blue Hills http://friendsofthebluehills.org/horseshoe/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/horseshoe/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:29:42 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7276 ST. MORITZ HORSESHOE PITCHING CLUB Bunker Hill Lane (Off Willard Street) W. Quincy, MA Monday evenings 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May – September 2015

Spring has finally arrived in New England and that means horseshoe pitching time is here again! Time to get out, enjoy the fresh air, meet new friends and get a little exercise.

Join this family-friendly activity where beginners are welcome. Stop by on a Monday evening to check it out.  If you want to learn – or get better – any of the more experienced members would be happy to help you.

The St Moritz Pitching Club [...]]]> ST. MORITZ HORSESHOE PITCHING CLUB
Bunker Hill Lane (Off Willard Street)
W. Quincy, MA Monday evenings 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
May – September 2015

Spring has finally arrived in New England and that means horseshoe pitching time is here again! Time to get out, enjoy the fresh air, meet new friends and get a little exercise.

Join this family-friendly activity where beginners are welcome. Stop by on a Monday evening to check it out.  If you want to learn – or get better – any of the more experienced members would be happy to help you.

The St Moritz Pitching Club is a member of the New England Horseshoe Pitchers Association and provides organized competitive events for those more experienced pitchers looking for a good challenge.

Questions? Visit their website or contact Jim McDonough, President, St Moritz Horseshoe Pitching Club of Quincy: jimmcd2nd@verizon.net.

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Protect the Beauty Photo Contest http://friendsofthebluehills.org/photocontest/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/photocontest/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:56:25 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7268 The Friends of the Blue Hills is dedicated to encouraging people to protect, preserve and enjoy the Blue Hills…  Show us who and what in the Blue Hills you care about that makes the Blue Hills worth protecting!

Prizes include two $250 gift certificates to LLBean; one prize awarded by judges and another prize awarded to the photographer whose photo receives the most popular votes.

See photo contest rules and submit photos.

Thanks to this year’s photo contest sponsors:  Dedham Savings and LLBean.

Photo credit: Michelle LoConte (Dedham)

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The Friends of the Blue Hills is dedicated to encouraging people to protect, preserve and enjoy the Blue Hills…  Show us who and what in the Blue Hills you care about that makes the Blue Hills worth protecting!

Prizes include two $250 gift certificates to LLBean; one prize awarded by judges and another prize awarded to the photographer whose photo receives the most popular votes.

See photo contest rules and submit photos.

Thanks to this year’s photo contest sponsors:  Dedham Savings and LLBean.

Photo credit: Michelle LoConte (Dedham)

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