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 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                        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
performances.                     Visit
                                          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            for thousands of years.                         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        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:,           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                           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: and Olympic Museum Lausanne
of American abolitionist sentiment. The 54th Regiment                            MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFO
of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, a black unit from
                                                                  Phone:              781-778-2563
Boston, became the first of its kind in the North, and                                                        Maintenance Technicians:
was led by Robert Gould Shaw. The 54th Regiment led               Fax:                781-778-2580
                                                                                                              Robert Sheehan
the battle to capture Charleston, South Carolina.                 Property Manager – Victoria Henriques
Sergeant William Carney of New Bedford was wounded                                                            Jim MacDonald
                                                                  Tenant Coordinator – Jaclyn DePriest
three times as he tried to save the American flag from
Confederate soldiers and was the first African American
awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
                                                                 Building Buzz
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,
ceremony. The monument sits across from the                      and find property information, leasing information, upcoming events,
Massachusetts State House on Beacon Street, within               resources, and area amenities.
walking distance from the Afro-American Museum and
Black and one of 14 stops on the Black History Trail.
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