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1st Quarter, 2006
UPCOMING EVENTS Looking to Italy: Torino 2006
From February 10 through 26, world
Beginning January 16 attention will turn to Torino, Italy, for
“Degas to Picasso: Modern Masters,” the 20th Olympic Winter Games. During
Museum of Fine Arts the 16 days, more than 2,000 athletes
This exhibition, a survey of European from all five continents will compete in
Art from 1900 to the 1960s, includes 78 events for 234 medals.
works of Degas, Gauguin, Munch, and
Rodin through the last creative The Olympic Games are the world’s
outbursts of Giacometti and Picasso. largest sporting event and set in the
Visit www.mfa.org. wider context of the Olympic
Movement, founded by Pierre de
January 20-22 Coubertin of France. Drawing
Arts & Entertainment Weekend inspiration from the ancient Olympic Two years later, it was retroactively
Greater Boston Area Games, Coubertin created the modern named the first Olympic Winter Games.
Celebrate the magic of theater, dance, Olympic Games and founded the Six sports were included on the
music, museums and more! Take International Olympic Committee in program – bobsled, curling, ice hockey,
advantage of special offers and 1894. The first Games followed two skating, Nordic skiing, and the military
years later, as Athens, Greece, hosted patrol race.
discounts from hundreds of
the first modern Olympic Games.
participating organizations, including
While the number of sports has
restaurants, museums, and
The goal of the Olympic Movement, remained relatively stable over the
stated in its charter, is “to contribute years, the number of events continues
to building a peaceful and better world to grow. At the 2002 Salt Lake City
by educating youth through sport Games, athletes competed in seven
January 28-29 practiced without discrimination of any sports (the original six plus biathlon)
15th Annual Wine Expo, World Trade kind and in the Olympic spirit, which and a total of 78 events. A Winter
Center requires mutual understanding with a Olympic sport must be widely
The Boston Wine Expo, known as the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair practiced in at least 25 countries and
largest consumer wine event in the play.” on three continents in order to be
country, features The Grand Tasting, included on the program. The three
where visitors can visit over 440
wineries from more than 13 countries Luck of the Irish in Boston
When Coubertin revived the Olympic
Games, only summer sports were
major attractions are ice hockey,
skating, and skiing.
pouring over 1,800 wines from around Day, 1924,
St. Patrick's In
included. March 17, commemorates Saint Patrick’s
celebrated on first
the continued on page 2
the globe. Other events include religious feast day and the Week was
International Winter Sports anniversary of his death. Saint Patrick is the
Celebrity Chef Stages, Seminar held in saint and France.
patron Chamonix, national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing
Series, Grand Cru Wine Lounge, and Christianity to Ireland. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday
Vinter Dinner. Visit www.wine- for thousands of years.
expos.com/boston. The first Saint Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City on March 17,
1762, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New
March 11-19 York City. Since then, the tradition has continued in New York and beyond.
New England Spring Flower Show,
South Boston’s annual parades been held since 1901, and the 105th annual
Bayside Expo Center
parade is March 19th at 1:00 pm. Other towns celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
The 2006 show, entitled Welcome
include March 5 in Manchester; March 11 in Abington, Lawrence, and
Home! Celebrating Our Great New
Worcester; and March 20 in Holyoke and Scituate.
England Landscape, features lectures
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Outdoor Adventures in New England
With the New Year comes New Year’s As winter and the snow cover deepens,
resolutions. Instead of hibernating on the snowshoes are a great way to get out and
couch or heading to the gym, embrace the enjoy the winter scenery. Hiking trails
snow and cold temperatures of a New become snowshoe trails of winter with
England winter. Many hidden treasures snow-covered trees and frozen ponds.
exist beyond skiing and snowboarding – Other popular “trails” include backyards,
and some may even be in your back yard. state parks, national forests, and
cityscapes. The best thing about
Love to Ski? snowshoeing is that anyone can do it, and
New England is home to a number of it fits any budget. No ski lessons,
famous ski resorts all located within a few expensive lift tickets, or special gear,
hours of the city. Local favorites include except snowshoes and layers of warm
Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; clothing. Local snowshoeing clubs
Killington and Mount Snow in Vermont;, throughout New England often coordinate
Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; and weekend workshops and daylong
Nashoba Valley and Wachusett Mountain seminars. Lace up Your Skates
in Massachusetts. Visit For those bundled up in Beantown for the
www.newenglandskiresorts.com for a Winter hiking is also gaining popularity. frosty winter months, the Boston Common
comprehensive map of New England ski Many public parks, cities, and towns Frog Pond doubles as an outdoor skating
resorts. maintain trail systems which remain rink in the winter. Bring your own or rent
accessible for Winter hiking and even onsite - the Frog Pond offers skate
To Ski is Not for Me! snowshoeing. Some have special rules that rentals, lockers, and warming area to thaw
If you shy away from the idea of putting apply to Winter use, so check for out.
narrow little boards on your feet and specifics. If nothing else, it's a great way
plunging down a slippery mountain slope, to keep those hiking muscles active. Across the river, the Charles Hotel in
consider that the deep winter months, Cambridge also offers a local ice skating
from now through early March are perfect Many lowland backcountry trails are also option – their 2,900 square foot rink is on
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for snowshoeing in New England.
DID YOU KNOW? available year-round, albeit muddy. Trails the patio.
in the mountains, (although buried in deep
Among the American athletes heading to Torino, more than a dozen
Sources: www.explorenewengland.com, snow) are
In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson designated the third also traversable (with the help
athletes hail from Massachusetts – the USA Women’s Hockey Team
www.backpacking.net of some special gear).
week of February as Negro History Week. Woodson includes Courtney Kenney (Woburn), Katie King (Methuen), Jamie
chose February to honor the birthdays of two important Hagerman (North Andover), Sara Parsons (Dover), and head coach Ben
Smith (Gloucester). The Men’s Hockey Team – which has included NHL
figures in the history of black America -- Frederick
players since 1998 – includes Keith Tkachuk (Melrose), Bill Guerin
Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, his efforts (Wilbraham), Tony Amonte (Hingham), and Rick DiPietro (Lewiston,
were further rewarded when February was designated ME). Other athletes include Garret Lucash (Attleboro, figure skating),
as Black History Month. Ashley Hayden (Westborough, luge), Matt Pelchat (Chelmsford, speed
skating), Emily Cook (Belmont, freestyle skiing), Michelle Gorgone
(Sudbury, snowboarding), and Caroline Hallisey (Natick, short track).
Boston has always been the home to a milestone in
history and is celebrated during Black History Month. The motto of the Olympics is Citius – Altius – Fortius (Faster – Higher –
Stronger). Good luck to Team USA – and let the games begin!
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts abolished slavery
in 1783, and by the 1830s Boston had become the center Source: www.olympic.org and Olympic Museum Lausanne
of American abolitionist sentiment. The 54th Regiment MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFO
of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, a black unit from
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Confederate soldiers and was the first African American
awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Dedicated in 1897, many former members of the 54th As 2006 commences we have added many new services to make
Regiment, and Booker T. Washington, attended the everyday life easier. Check out our website, www.HaydenWoods.com
ceremony. The monument sits across from the and find property information, leasing information, upcoming events,
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walking distance from the Afro-American Museum and
Black and one of 14 stops on the Black History Trail.
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