Friends of the Blue Hills http://friendsofthebluehills.org Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:35:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Join us at the Chili Fest February 24th http://friendsofthebluehills.org/winter-blue-hills/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/winter-blue-hills/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 03:16:41 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7159 Beat the winter blues with chili tasting, Irish music, crafts, a night hike and more!

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Warm Up at the Blue Hills Chili Fest Feb 24 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/winter_fest_2015/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/winter_fest_2015/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 03:14:01 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7155 Join us on Tuesday, February 24, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest! Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing. Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, there is plenty of inside fun too: you can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs for Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain the kids with crafts, and warm up to the company of [...]]]> Join us on Tuesday, February 24, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest! Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing. Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, there is plenty of inside fun too: you can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs for Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain the kids with crafts, and warm up to the company of old and new friends. You’ll be able to kick back with a beer from Blue Hills Brewery and purchase additional refreshments at the snack bar.

Blue Hills jpeg Winter Fest Poster 2015 Ver 02

For reduced rates for lift tickets RSVP to winterfest@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org or print this page with discount code: FBH15.  For more information, email winterfest@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.

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Best Present for Two and Four Legged Friends http://friendsofthebluehills.org/best-present-outdoors/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/best-present-outdoors/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:53:16 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7143 Mary McGinnis of Milton wanted to give back to the Blue Hills  — and celebrate the holiday with two of her favorite hiking buddies, Muffin Millington and Lincoln McGinnis.

She figured that all of them enjoy the Blue Hills, so why not Sponsor a Trail in their name?  For $35 a trail, Mary now has the perfect holiday present for two of her favorite companions.

Sponsoring a trail isn’t just for four-legged friends.  It’s a great gift for anyone who loves the Blue Hills!

Why not support the Blue Hills by Sponsoring a Trail today?

Instructions to Mary McGinnis of Milton wanted to give back to the Blue Hills  — and celebrate the holiday with two of her favorite hiking buddies, Muffin Millington and Lincoln McGinnis.

She figured that all of them enjoy the Blue Hills, so why not Sponsor a Trail in their name?  For $35 a trail, Mary now has the perfect holiday present for two of her favorite companions.

Sponsoring a trail isn’t just for four-legged friends.  It’s a great gift for anyone who loves the Blue Hills!

Why not support the Blue Hills by Sponsoring a Trail today?

Instructions to Sponsor a Trail: Just click here and when you get to “Please direct my donation to” on the form, select “Sponsor a Trail” from the drop-down menu.  Then in the blank that appears below,  fill out the trail you want — and the names of the people you’d like to honor.

 

 

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It’s Getting Hot in Here! Weather or Climate? http://friendsofthebluehills.org/quincy/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/quincy/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:56:13 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7142 Quincy Climate Action Network (QCAN) and the Thomas Crane Public Library invite you to:

It’s Getting Hot in Here! Is it just the weather or is the climate really changing? The Science of Climate Change and Current Changes in Northeastern North America

Stephen S. Young, Ph. D. Department of Geography, Salem State University

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00 PM

Learn about climate change and current changes in Northeastern America from a Massachusetts expert, Stephen Young. Dr. Young is a professor of remote sensing and environmental sustainability in the Geography Department at Salem State University in Salem Massachusetts, USA. His recent research [...]]]> Quincy Climate Action Network (QCAN) and the Thomas Crane Public Library
invite you to:

It’s Getting Hot in Here! Is it just the weather or is the climate really changing?
The Science of Climate Change and Current Changes in Northeastern North America

Stephen S. Young, Ph. D.
Department of Geography, Salem State University

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00 PM

Learn about climate change and current changes in Northeastern America from a Massachusetts expert, Stephen Young.
Dr. Young is a professor of remote sensing and environmental sustainability in the Geography Department at Salem State University in Salem Massachusetts, USA. His recent research work has centered on environmental change in NE North America and nature conservation in China.

Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington St.
Quincy, MA 02169

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Peek a Blue Hikes Continue in the Spring http://friendsofthebluehills.org/kids_outdoors/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/kids_outdoors/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:13:39 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7140 Many thanks to everyone who attended the Peek a Blue hikes this year!

Thanks to support from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club, over 300 people – youngsters and their caregivers – explored the Blue Hills together through bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes.

While we will be taking a break over the winter months, we’ll be back Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at Houghton’s Pond.

In the meantime, hope to see you at this year’s Winter Fest, February 24th!

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Many thanks to everyone who attended the Peek a Blue hikes this year!

Thanks to support from the Milton Junior Woman’s Club, over 300 people – youngsters and their caregivers – explored the Blue Hills together through bi-weekly Peek a Blue Hikes.

While we will be taking a break over the winter months, we’ll be back Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at Houghton’s Pond.

In the meantime, hope to see you at this year’s Winter Fest, February 24th!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Therese Joyce http://friendsofthebluehills.org/volunteer-blue-hills/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/volunteer-blue-hills/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:02:10 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7132 Name: Therese Joyce

Town: Milton

FBH Volunteer activities: Program Committee Chair

Favorite thing to do in the Blue Hills: Look at the beautiful views

Favorite activities with Friends of the Blue Hills: New Year’s Day Walk, Sunset Hike in the fall

 

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Name: Therese Joyce

Town: Milton

FBH Volunteer activities: Program Committee Chair

Favorite thing to do in the Blue Hills: Look at the beautiful views

Favorite activities with Friends of the Blue Hills: New Year’s Day Walk, Sunset Hike in the fall

 

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DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-4/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-4/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:45:31 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7130 Saturday, February 21st    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3 miles.  Wolcott Path to Wildcat Notch and return via Halfway path.  Meet at the Blue Hills Headquarters staff parking lot at 695 Hillside Street in Milton.

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Saturday, February 21st    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3 miles.  Wolcott Path to Wildcat Notch and return via Halfway path.  Meet at the Blue Hills Headquarters staff parking lot at 695 Hillside Street in Milton.

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DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-3/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-3/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:43:02 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7129 Saturday, February 14th    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 2.5 miles.  Bugbee Path to Beech Hollow path and Oblique Path.  Return via Old 128.  Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.

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Saturday, February 14th    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 2.5 miles.  Bugbee Path to Beech Hollow path and Oblique Path.  Return via Old 128.  Meet at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton.

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DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-2/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club-2/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:40:13 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7128 Sunday, February 1st    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3.5+ miles.  Wolcott Path to Eustis Trail and Base Path, return via Hancock Hill Path.  Meet at the Blue Hills Headquarters staff parking lot at 695 Hillside St. in Milton.

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Sunday, February 1st    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, hilly terrain, 3.5+ miles.  Wolcott Path to Eustis Trail and Base Path, return via Hancock Hill Path.  Meet at the Blue Hills Headquarters staff parking lot at 695 Hillside St. in Milton.

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DCR Southeastern MA Adult Walking Club http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/dcr-southeastern-ma-adult-walking-club/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:37:15 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7127 Sunday, January 18th    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3.5 miles.  Meadow Road to Three Pines Trail to No Name Trail.  Meet at the Donovan School at 123 Reed St. in Randolph.

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Sunday, January 18th    1:00 p.m.

Moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3.5 miles.  Meadow Road to Three Pines Trail to No Name Trail.  Meet at the Donovan School at 123 Reed St. in Randolph.

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