Saturday, July 4, 2015

NEW ENGLAND 2015: a Fourth of July jaunty tale.

Crane spotting while on this isle and not of Naught.



I viewed of this crane in the pond the other morning and I tried to take a pic of this. Still it sat gazing a yonder, perhaps wanting to have his picture taken, or not.

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Wachusett Mountain is a place that we have frequented for long trail hikes and today we were able to do as such. While on a trail we viewed of this memorial for the 10th Mountain Division, it read as such

Dedicated to the 10th Mountain Division
In memory of comrades who gave their lives in the Aleutians and Italy in WWII.  This elite division of Alpine troops spearheaded the victorious fifth army against the mountainous gothic line fortresses and across the Po valley to shatter the German defenses in Northern Italy.

It was their love of mountains coupled with their dedication of human freedom that inspired hundreds of young patriots to join the 10th Mountain Division. Many returned to their beloved mountains. Those heroes who did not return are still fondly remembered as brave men whose souls rest for ever.—Sempre Avanti


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Sunday, June 7, 2015

NEW ENGLAND 2015: 30th AIDS Walk and 5k Run

We walk for different reasons, but we all walk together.

My participation and your generous donations helps to support the AIDS Action Committee’s’ fight against AIDS, thank you.

AIDS Action Committee is one of the country’s oldest and most effective organizations in the battle against AIDS—which has raged on for over 30 years. The walk is New England’s public opportunity to raise awareness and critical funds for HIV and AIDS. Visit their website to learn more.



























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NEW ENGLAND 2015: Project Bread Walk for Hunger.

Because the opposite of hungry is not simply full, it’s healthy.


My participation and your generous donations help Project Bread fund community food programs in communities throughout the Commonwealth, thank you.
 
Project Bread Walk for Hunger
The Walk for Hunger is always the first Sunday in May!

About:
Project Bread provides innovative, effective anti-hunger solutions; both short and long terms that meet people where they live, learn, and work. Their dedication is for strengthening individuals, families, communities and the state in wholesome.

The 20-mile Walk for Hunger begins on the Boston Common, and winds through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge.
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The walk is over for this walker! 
I enjoyed walking along the Charles and surrounding Boston-Cambridge Burroughs with thousands of other walkers who took this Sunday's 2015 Walk for Hunger — I am truly grateful for the donations that I received allowing me to do The Walk for Hunger. I took many pics to share with you.



















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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NEW ENGLAND 2015: A visit to the Fitchburg Art Museum.

I took the bus to Fitchburg for a visit to this museum

  
I needed to be out of the apartment so that the electric bill might run lower; it seems as I am home all day long, I am using up the electricity, not true, but our electric bill says other wise.  Anyhow, I thought to spend the day at a nearby museum.

I phoned the bus company and they provided with the bus numbers that I needed to connect to in order to reach of the Fitchburg Museum.

Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM)


 



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About the Founder of the museum

The museum was founded by Eleanor Norcross.  She was a native of Fitchburg and she is one of the cities most celebrated citizens. Her father Amasa Norcross was a lawyer and the first mayor of Fitchburg. Her mother, Susan Wallis, who was a school teacher died when Eleanor was very young.

Eleanor grew to become a fine young woman, who was a talented artist who taught art at the public schools in Fitchburg. It is this passion for art that led her to Paris, France to further her studies. She resided in France for almost forty years; returning to Fitchburg in the summers.

It was while living and traveling abroad that Norcross collected textiles, dishes, cups and furniture with the dream of opening up an art center in Fitchburg. Ms. Norcross did not live to see this dream come to fulfillment, but her bequest of her collection and funds made it possible to open the Fitchburg Art Center “for the joy and inspiration of art.” The Art Center, today, is known as the Fitchburg Art Museum, where her legacy lives on.

I saw none of this legacy but perhaps some of the paintings in the entrance are hers; as I tend to not notice what is in front of me. The museum seems sparse as they only had two wings open.  I got to view the African Art over at the Harris Connector Gallery and Egyptian Art in the Nester Building.

I viewed of this NatureTech display at the top of the stairs but it is not open until Sunday and showing until June.


African Art at the Harris Connector Gallery 

  





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 Egyptian Art in the Nester Building



























I am happy that I was able to make my way to the (FAM) today as this was my goal for this day. I did purchase some goodies
for home to remember of this trip to FAM.
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