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  UPCOMING EVENTS                                  Looking to Italy: Torino 2006
                                                   From February 10 through 26, world attention
Beginning January 16                               will turn to Torino, Italy, for the 20th Olympic
“Degas to Picasso: Modern Masters,” Museum of      Winter Games. During the 16 days, more than
Fine Arts                                          2,000 athletes from all five continents will
This exhibition, a survey of European Art          compete in 78 events for 234 medals.
from 1900 to the 1960s, includes works of
Degas, Gauguin, Munch, and Rodin through           The Olympic Games are the world’s largest
the last creative outbursts of Giacometti and      sporting event and set in the wider context of
Picasso. Visit                        the Olympic Movement, founded by Pierre de
                                                   Coubertin of France. Drawing inspiration from
January 20-22                                      the ancient Olympic Games, Coubertin created
Arts & Entertainment Weekend                       the modern Olympic Games and founded the
Greater Boston Area                                International Olympic Committee in 1894. The          Two years later, it was retroactively named the
Celebrate the magic of theater, dance, music,      first Games followed two years later, as Athens,      first Olympic Winter Games. Six sports were
museums and more! Take advantage of special        Greece, hosted the first modern Olympic               included on the program – bobsled, curling, ice
offers and discounts from hundreds of              Games.                                                hockey, skating, Nordic skiing, and the military
participating     organizations,    including                                                            patrol race.
restaurants, museums, and performances.            The goal of the Olympic Movement, stated in
                                                   its charter, is “to contribute to building a          While the number of sports has remained
                                                   peaceful and better world by educating youth          relatively stable over the years, the number of
                                                   through sport practiced without discrimination        events continues to grow. At the 2002 Salt Lake
January 28-29
                                                   of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which          City Games, athletes competed in seven sports
15th Annual Wine Expo, World Trade Center                                                                (the original six plus biathlon) and a total of 78
                                                   requires mutual understanding with a spirit of
The Boston Wine Expo, known as the largest                                                               events. A Winter Olympic sport must be widely
                                                   friendship, solidarity and fair play.”
consumer wine event in the country, features                                                             practiced in at least 25 countries and on three
The Grand Tasting, where visitors can visit        When Coubertin revived the Olympic Games,             continents in order to be included on the
over 440 wineries from more than 13                only summer sports were included. In 1924, the        program. The three major attractions are ice
countries pouring over 1,800 wines from            first International Winter Sports Week was            hockey, skating, and skiing.
around the globe. Other events include             held in Chamonix, France.                                                          continued on page 2
Celebrity Chef Stages, Seminar Series, Grand
Cru Wine Lounge, and Vinter Dinner. Visit                         Luck of the Irish in Boston
                                                   St. Patrick's Day, celebrated on March 17, commemorates Saint Patrick’s religious feast day and
March 11-19                                        the anniversary of his death. Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland
New England Spring Flower Show, Bayside Expo       who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. The Irish have observed this day as a
Center                                             religious holiday for thousands of years.
The 2006 show, entitled Welcome Home!              The first Saint Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City on March 17, 1762, when Irish
Celebrating Our Great New England                  soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. Since then, the
Landscape,       features     lectures      and    tradition has continued in New York and beyond.
demonstrations, a Garden Marketplace –
                                                   South Boston’s annual parades been held since 1901, and the 105th annual parade is March
offering garden tools, art and accessories, high
                                                   19th at 1:00 pm. Other towns celebrating St. Patrick’s Day include March 5 in Manchester;
end garden antiques, and furniture – and
                                                   March 11 in Abington, Lawrence, and Worcester; and March 20 in Holyoke and Scituate.
kicks off on March 10 with a Preview Party
and Gala Dinner. Visit           Visit or for details.

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Outdoor Adventures in New England
With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions.         As winter and the snow cover deepens, snowshoes
Instead of hibernating on the couch or heading to       are a great way to get out and enjoy the winter
the gym, embrace the snow and cold temperatures         scenery. Hiking trails become snowshoe trails of
of a New England winter. Many hidden treasures          winter with snow-covered trees and frozen ponds.
exist beyond skiing and snowboarding – and some         Other popular “trails” include backyards, state
may even be in your back yard.                          parks, national forests, and cityscapes. The best
                                                        thing about snowshoeing is that anyone can do it,
Love to Ski?                                            and it fits any budget. No ski lessons, expensive lift
New England is home to a number of famous ski           tickets, or special gear, except snowshoes and layers
resorts all located within a few hours of the city.     of warm clothing. Local snowshoeing clubs
Local favorites include Sunday River and Sugarloaf      throughout New England often coordinate weekend
in Maine; Killington and Mount Snow in Vermont;,        workshops and daylong seminars.
Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; and Nashoba
Valley and Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts.         Winter hiking is also gaining popularity. Many
Visit for a          public parks, cities, and towns maintain trail systems
comprehensive map of New England ski resorts.           which remain accessible for Winter hiking and even       Lace up Your Skates
                                                        snowshoeing. Some have special rules that apply to       For those bundled up in Beantown for the frosty
To Ski is Not for Me!                                   Winter use, so check for specifics. If nothing else,     winter months, the Boston Common Frog Pond
If you shy away from the idea of putting narrow         it's a great way to keep those hiking muscles active.    doubles as an outdoor skating rink in the winter.
little boards on your feet and plunging down a                                                                   Bring your own or rent onsite - the Frog Pond offers
slippery mountain slope, consider that the deep         Many lowland backcountry trails are also available       skate rentals, lockers, and warming area to thaw out.
winter months, from now through early March are         year-round, albeit muddy. Trails in the mountains,
perfect for snowshoeing in New England.                 (although buried in deep snow) are also traversable      Across the river, the Charles Hotel in Cambridge
                                                        (with the help of some special gear).                    also offers a local ice skating option – their 2,900
Sources:,                                                                              square foot rink is on the patio.
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                 DID YOU KNOW?
                                                                             Among the American athletes heading to Torino, more than a dozen athletes hail from
In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson designated the third week of                  Massachusetts – the USA Women’s Hockey Team includes Courtney Kenney
February as Negro History Week. Woodson chose February to honor              (Woburn), Katie King (Methuen), Jamie Hagerman (North Andover), Sara Parsons
the birthdays of two important figures in the history of black America       (Dover), and head coach Ben Smith (Gloucester). The Men’s Hockey Team – which has
                                                                             included NHL players since 1998 – includes Keith Tkachuk (Melrose), Bill Guerin
-- Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, his efforts              (Wilbraham), Tony Amonte (Hingham), and Rick DiPietro (Lewiston, ME). Other
were further rewarded when February was designated as Black                  athletes include Garret Lucash (Attleboro, figure skating), Ashley Hayden
History Month.                                                               (Westborough, luge), Matt Pelchat (Chelmsford, speed skating), Emily Cook (Belmont,
                                                                             freestyle skiing), Michelle Gorgone (Sudbury, snowboarding), and Caroline Hallisey
Boston has always been the home to a milestone in history and is             (Natick, short track).
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 of American abolitionist           Source: and Olympic Museum Lausanne
sentiment. The 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry,
a black unit from Boston, became the first of its kind in the North,                              MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFO
and was led by Robert Gould Shaw. The 54th Regiment led the
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battle to capture Charleston, South Carolina. Sergeant William                                                                       Maintenance Technicians:
Carney of New Bedford was wounded three times as he tried to save               Fax:                   781-778-2580
                                                                                                                                     Robert Sheehan
the American flag from Confederate soldiers and was the first                   Property Manager – Victoria Henriques
African American awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.                                                                           Jim MacDonald
                                                                                Tenant Coordinator – Jaclyn DePriest

Dedicated in 1897, many former members of the 54th Regiment,
and Booker T. Washington, attended the ceremony. The monument
sits across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Street,              Building Buzz
within walking distance from the Afro-American Museum and Black               As 2006 commences we have added many new services to make everyday life easier.
and one of 14 stops on the Black History Trail.                               Check out our website, and find property information, leasing
                                                                              information, upcoming events, resources, and area amenities.
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20 & 21 Custom House Street: Tenant News Q1 2006                                                                                                 Spaulding & Slye

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