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Springhouse Hosts "Seniors in Art" Exhibit


Jamaica Plain, MA.... During the month of August, Springhouse Retirement Community at 44-46 Allandale Street, Jamaica Plain, MA will host the Roslindale Arts Alliance traveling art exhibit, "Seniors in Art". This exhibit features multiple artists work depicting the subject of seniors.  The exhibit originated in May as part of Ethos annual Senior Palooza events that celebrates the area's seniors during Older American's Month. 


There will be a reception with the artists at Springhouse on Friday August 6 at 7 p.m. in the Springhouse art gallery. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.roslindalearts.org/seniorsinart.html
Participating artists are: Susan Axe-Bronk, Emily Harris, Ekua Holmes, Cheryl Levin, Kasey Davis Appleman, Anne Nydam, William Mahan, Gloria Carrigg, Elinor Downs, Glenn Williams, Deborah Putnam and Ellen Smith. Art mediums represented are oil, acrylic, watercolor, assemblage and photography.
In 2007, local artists established the Roslindale Arts Alliance. The mission of RAA is twofold: (1) to support local artists by providing opportunities for them to display, sell and teach their art and (2) to give the community access to see and participate in art. RAA advocates and provides programming for all art mediums - visual and performing.  For more information visit www.roslindalearts.org.

Ethos, established in 1974 is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and well-being among the elderly and disabled through quality, affordable and culturally-appropriate home and community-based care.  For more information visit www.ethocare.org.


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6th Annual Roslindale Open Studios
Roslindale, MA... The Roslindale Arts Alliance announces the 6th Annual Roslindale Open Studios (ROS) to take place on Saturday November 6 and Sunday November 7, 2010. This highly acclaimed event offers the public two days of viewing unique art from over 100 dedicated artists. Local artists will open up home studios and display in group sites and businesses in over 44 locations throughout Roslindale Village. Art mediums that will be represented include: paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, printmakers, mixed media, stained glass, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, textiles and more.ROS group site sponsors include Roslindale House, Longfellow House, The Boston School of Modern Language, Sacred Heart School, Roslindale Congregational Church and the Greater Roslindale Medical Center.


Roslindale Open Studios will take place each day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note: Roslindale Congregational Church site will open at noon on Sunday. Admission is free across the entire venue. There will be an opening Preview Reception on Friday November 5th  from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Longfellow House, 885 South Street, Roslindale that is open to the public and is free. At the reception there will be an opportunity to meet artists, view art from Home Studio artists and enjoy live music by the Boston Public Quartet. Light refreshments sponsored by Roslindale Village Main Street will be available.
A list of artists and maps are available online at www.roslindaleopenstudios.org. Brochures will be available at all group sites and in local businesses and libraries.


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Additional details
Roslindale Open Studios is a program of the Roslindale Arts Alliance (RAA). The RAA is a nonprofit  organization run by artists that is dedicated to a shared cultural vision for the Roslindale community. RAA sponsors art exhibits in local businesses, free kids art at community events, art classes and workshops for all ages, teaching opportunities and networking for local artists. Information about RAA is available at www.roslindalearts.org.

Roslindale Village is a lovely tree-lined neighborhood located in the Southwest section of the City of Boston. It is easily accessible by public transportation - Needham Line Commuter Rail, Forest Hills MBTA Subway and numerous bus lines. It offers a charming array of restaurants, bakeries, ethnic shops and boutique stores all in a walking village setting. For information about Roslindale visit www.roslindale.net.


Events During ROS
Home Studio Bingo - Visit at least 6 home studios over the event weekend and be eligible to win prizes!  Pick up a blank bingo card at any of the Group Sites or Home Studios.   Collect a sticker from each Home Studio you visit to fill in all six spots.   Completed bingo cards should be returned to the Roslindale House Group Site at 120 Poplar Street or mailed to RAA, PO Box 231, Roslindale, MA 02131.
 "Fun with Trash to Treasure" - Free kids recycle art activities with Mari Katsigianis sponsored by the Roslindale Arts Alliance in the Cafeteria at Sacred Heart School, 1035 Canterbury Street, Roslindale from 12-3 each day.
Enter to win a gift certificate for a "Dinner for Two" at your favorite Roslindale restaurant (entry forms in brochures and at all group sites)
Wine and Cheese reception on Saturday Nov. 6 at Boston School of Modern Language at 3 p.m. Courtesy of Boston Cheese Cellar and Solera Wines
Sumner School Boys and Girls Club Art - showing at Roslindale Congregational Church - 25 Cummins Highway
Pleasant Cafe - see a selection of ROS artists throughout the restaurant for the month of November
 LowBudgetRecords presents Glenn Williams with special guests Tim Casey and Andy Hollinger. An up close and personal concert Saturday Nov 6th at 3pm at Art Studio 99 (99 Belgrade Ave.)
IRNE awards winners Nina Vansuch, Brian Patton, and Michael Ricca join Roslindale piano teacher Dave Ratcliffe in the kick-off event of Vansuch and Ricca’s “Saturday Salon” series on Saturday Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at 45 Bexley Road, Roslindale.
 Sunday at Sacred Heart School (1035 Canterbury Street) - The JP Jazz Collective concert from 2-4 p.m.
Join Rozzie Bikes at Roslindale Open Studios on Saturday November 6. Bike tours from Adams Park at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm visiting artist studios grouped by art medium or location.For Information contact Doug Mink at artride@rozziebikes.org

Photos of art work available upon request

 

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Boston Arts Directory Created

3rd Year of Art Inspiration

Local Band Random Access Memory Featured at NEMO

Damaged Care: Laughter is the Best Medicine

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Meet the Artists

Have You Laughed Today?

April 26, 2003, Roslindale, MA. It’s All About Arts Center announces an upcoming workshop that will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. starting May 6th. The workshop is led by Hyde Park residents Leslie Ahern and Paul Antokolsky. Leslie is a gerontologist with over 25 years experience. Paul is a Vietnam Veteran and Harvard graduate who is a commentator and humorist. Together, Leslie and Paul are Certified Laughter Leaders. They are gold members of the American Association of Therapeutic Humor and the co-leaders of the Greater Boston Laughter Club. They have produced and hosted radio programs, such as "Living Longer and Better" on WMEX and WBIX, and TV programs, including their current show on BNN-TV, "Taking Care."slie and Paul have also been married to each other for 21 years.

The workshop involves a variety of laughing games that will have everyone sharing in the fun. Some gentle exercises are great for relaxing various muscle groups while others are designed for their aerobic effect. Music-making and dance will be added as we lead up to the Ha-ha Ho-ho Conga, with the chair- dancers keeping time with their tambourines and maracas! These laughing exercises can be a valuable part of everyone’s daily fitness program. Workshop can be done sitting or standing. There is a suggested donation of $5.00. For more information about "Laughter for Health" visit www.laughterforhealt.com

It’s All About Arts is a non profit arts organization now open in Roslindale Village at 2A Corinth Street. The center displays and sells the work of local artisans in its gallery. The center offers classes and workshops for all ages in such things as painting, drawing, acting, guitar, writing and quilting and more.

Hours are Tues. - Friday 1-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. For information call 617-469-1700 or visit www.itsallaboutarts.com.

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Hands On Art for Kids This Summer

Arlington, MA – May 2003….Artbeat of Arlington announces a creative schedule for fun, relaxing hands-on art for keeping your children busy this summer. Easy and convenient, the summer program is scheduled to fit all needs. Use the creativity center as a daily activity, as a fill in between camps and other activities or pick and choose according to your child’s favorite activity. Pre planned projects (a different art theme each week) are completed in about an hour and your child will learn an art technique and bring home a finished item they will cherish because they made it themselves. Appropriate for ages 8 and up, children as young as four years old are welcome with parental supervision. Drop in hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3-5 p.m. on weekends. Costs range from $8-$12 per project. Reserve a space in advance or just drop in as space permits (Reservations recommended for groups of 3 or more; call to reserve by credit card).

Looking for a great gift or treat for that special child? Artbeat has gift certificates that can be used by the child to participate in one or more of the drop in projects. And Artbeat also has a complete line of arts and craft supplies and fun educational kits for all ages.

Artbeat is a comprehensive creativity center devoted to bringing the joy and satisfaction of self-expression to young and old. Artbeat is also a retail store that offers a unique selection of quality art supplies and fine craft supplies, fun and creative gifts, and do-it-yourself kits. Artbeat is an art studio that is open to the public every day for creative learning and play. Artbeat serves artists from 4 years through adult. Artbeat is a resource for established artists, budding artists, teachers, art organizations and for children and adults who want to do arts and crafts for leisure, learning and relaxation.

Artbeat specialties are art stamps, collage embellishments, watercolor supplies, and natural beeswax crayons, paints, paper mache, clay, origami supplies, and candle wax and more. Artbeat sells quality kits for children that promote fine motor skills. Artbeat retail products offer a huge selection for art creation and they can order any item not carried in the store.

For further information call 781-646-2200 or visit www.artbeatonline.com.

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Artists to Demonstrate in Roslindale

May 22, 2003, Roslindale, MA. It’s All About Arts Center announces upcoming art demonstrations in its gallery at 2A Corinth Street. These free demonstrations take place on Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4 p.m. The schedule is:

May 31 - Nina Jordan, Portraits
June 7 - Sean Flynn - Acrylics
June 14 - Mary Newell DePalma - Childrens’ Book Illustrator
June 21 - TBD
June 28 - Paul Nolan - Watercolor - Hyde Park Art Association

It’s All About Arts is a non profit arts organization now open in Roslindale Village at 2A Corinth Street. The center displays and sells the work of local artisans in its gallery. The center offers classes and workshops for all ages in such things as painting , drawing, acting, guitar, writing and quilting and more. Marketing services are available for individual artists and organizations. Hours are Tues. - Friday 1-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. For information call 617-469-1700 or visit www.itsallaboutarts.com

Boston Arts Directory Created

December 2000, Boston, MA……Artful Gift announces the creation of a comprehensive Boston Arts Directory on the web. Now in it’s third year, www.artfulgift.com has expanded its offerings to include information, news and links to the multiple arts organizations and resources in the Greater Boston Area.

The new directory includes contact information for the following categories:

Colleges/Museums - Galleries - Craft Shops - Supplies - Publications - Events - Classes - Kids - Organizations  -Grants/Funding - Theatres - Writers/Books - Music - Dance - Photography - Opportunities - Classifieds /For Sale - Tickets - Press Releases

The goal of the Boston Arts Directory is too have one conveniently accessed location where the consumer can go to find information related to all arts media.

If you are interested in being listed in the directory, send inquiries and/or releases and photos with contact information to:

Janice Williams
Artful Gift
99 Belgrade Avenue
Roslindale, MA 02131
jwilliams@gatecorporation.com
www.artfulgift.com
617-325-2388

In affiliation with "It’s All About Arts" – BNN LIVE-TV, Channel 3, Mondays from 6-7 p.m. Hosts Glenn Williams and Diana LaVigne

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3rd Year of Art as Inspiration

www.artfulgift.com - We Love Creation

August, 2000, Boston, MA….www.artfulgift.com announces its third anniversary on the Internet. According to Janice Williams, site creator and web master, "Artful Gift is a site that celebrates art and lifestyles in a passionate way. I love discovering and showing artists and their work. I love to educate people on the multitude of art related resources available. The art field is exciting and entertaining. My mission is to inspire my viewing audience to do ‘Something Artful’."

The site offers up to date, contemporary art venues and resources to the artfully skilled as well as the artistically challenged. Features on the site include artist profiles, exhibit/gallery/event listings and links, hundreds of links to online supplies and resources, art quilts, food pages with recipes, links and insights, a directory of women online and unique gift ideas. Recently added is a section called "Artful Marketing" that offers advice and resources for artisans’ promotion efforts.

Ms. Williams is a marketing professional, nationally published writer and textile artist who successfully uses her skills and passions to present a fascinating and entertaining web site.

Contact: Janice Williams - Gate Corporation - 405 Belgrade Avenue - Boston, MA 02132 - 617-323-1227 - jwilliams@gatecorporation.com

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April, 2000 (617) 325-2388

Local Band Random Access Memory Featured at NEMO

BOSTON, MA, April 2000 - Random Access Memory, a hot local band from Roslindale, recently have been selected to participate in NEMO Music Showcase and Conference in conjunction with the Kahlua Boston Music Awards. Random Access Memory will be playing on Friday, April 14, 2000 at Kendall Café at 8:45 p.m.

The band will be playing songs from their newly released CD, "Misfits," a provocative mix of sentimental ballads and driving rock tracks. This CD does what few other collections accomplish: it uses passionate, electric songs to reflect on some of society's most pressing issues

The title track's hypnotic rhythms and engaging lyrics move the listener to contemplate the state of society while grooving to the dark yet sultry beats. "Rock and Roll" is a stellar tribute to the style that erupts off the CD with a blast of energetic guitars interlaced with keyboards and drums on fire.

On the lighter side is the ballad "By My Side," a lush song perfect for romancing your valentine. "Well I Do" is a thoughtful and hopeful tune on the challenges of life and parenting that carries the listener away with its honey-coated melodies.

Random Access Memory includes Tim Casey on guitar, keyboards and programming; Glenn Williams on bass and programming; Eliud Herrera on keyboards; and drummer Rob Norberg all Roslindale residents. Random Access Memory also includes guest artist Mr. Curt, a Hyde Park native and veteran performer who has been enjoying the success of his latest CD, "The Prodigal Muse," a retrospective of previously non-released songs covering a diverse range of styles from rock to modernized folk.

"Misfits" is available online at amazon.com and at Rhythm and Muse in Jamaica Plain. For more information on Random Access Memory and lowbudgetrecords, please call Tim Casey at (617) 325-5270 or go to www.lowbudgetrecords.com. Be sure to see Random Access Memory and Mr. Curt as they tour throughout Greater Boston over the next few months.

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Damaged Care: Laughter is the Best Medicine

July 1, Boston,…..Physicians Greg LaGana of Bridgewater, NJ, and Barry Levy of Sherborn, MA, announce a new web site devoted to their cabaret-style musical comedy called Damaged Care. The web site at www.damagedcare.com describes the musical, its history, biographies of these physicians and past performances. Contact information is available to book the show for your meeting or event.

Written and performed by Drs. LaGana and Levy, Damaged Care is a hilarious musical comedy about health care in the '90s. This hour-long show is designed to be entertaining, educational and empowering for all audiences. Damaged Care highlights current issues of frustration to health professionals and health care consumers, ranging from managed care and cost containment to computer technology and the re-emergence of infectious diseases.

The show describes, among other things, the insecurity, time pressures, and increasing isolation that many health professionals and consumers experience today. Damaged Care ends on an upbeat note by encouraging health professionals and consumers to play leadership roles in shaping the future of health care.

For further information, please contact Damaged Care Productions, Inc., by phone at (508) 651-4919, e-mail at info@damagedcare.com, or mail to Post Office Box 1230, Sherborn, MA 01770, or visit the web site at www.damagedcare.com. Press kits and a highlight video are available upon request.

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Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide

1999 Editorial Calendar Announced

December 1998, Boston, MA…..Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. announces The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide’s editorial calendar for 1999. Excitement is tantamount in our planning, as we will cover the latest trends and happenings in elegant fashion, art and dining on Newbury Street and the Back Bay. In 1999 twenty-six issues will inform and tantalize you with a bounty of stories about the people and events that make Boston the hub of culture and upscale ambience. And without doubt the year will be even more interesting with a stimulating count down to the millennium. The Guide with its superb writers will guide you all the way.

In 1999, Boston will host such events as the Boston Cyberarts Festival at the Computer Museum, John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt at the Museum of Fine Arts, and 1999: Celebrating Boston’s Artists, a major visual art project involving nearly 100 museums, galleries and artists organizations. And of course, we look forward to the yearly events like Fashion Week, the Boston Arts Festival and First Night. The Guide will cover it all.

Seven Thousand Five Hundred copies of the Guide are published every other week and distributed FREE to over 150 locations such as hotels, local business’s and tourist venues. The Guide offers in-depth articles about fashion, art, entertainment, hotel activities and dining on Newbury Street and the Back Bay. Regular columns include: Restaurant Reviews, Gallery Reviews, Fashion Column and Calendar, Hotel Tips, What to Do and a Social Column. The Guide is also available in its entirety on line at www.backbayguide.com. For subscription and advertising information call 617-424-9005.

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Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide Names Managing Editor

November 1998, Boston, MA…..Sarie Booy, announces the appointment of Janice Williams of Gate Corporation to the position of Managing Editor for the Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide. Janice Williams assumes this position after working with the publication as Director of Marketing, feature writer and art reviewer. According to Ms. Booy, "Janice brings a wealth of skills and experience to this critical role. For the past year, Janice has immersed herself in the Newbury Street and Back Bay community. She is more than capable of carrying on the tradition of the Guide to provide timely and relevant editorial on the fashion, art, dining and hotel happenings of interest to residents, businesses and tourists to the Back Bay and Boston".

Ms. Williams is owner and President of Gate Corporation. Gate Corporation is a full service marketing communications agency offering business to business marketing, advertising and public relations. Her background includes over twenty years of progressive experience in corporate communications and publishing. Ms Williams can be contacted at 617-323-1227.

Seven Thousand copies of the Guide are published every other week and distributed FREE to over 100 locations. The Guide offers in-depth articles about fashion, art, entertainment, hotel activities and dining on Newbury Street and the Back Bay. Regular columns include: Restaurant Reviews, Gallery Reviews, Fashion Column and Calendar, Hotel Tips, What to Do and a Social Column. The Guide is also available in its entirety on line at www.backbayguide.com. For information call 617-424-9005.

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The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide Gives Generously

November 1998, Boston, MA….Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. announces their upcoming holiday issues devoted to holiday shopping and First Night Boston. Each year the Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, published by Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. uses the November and December issues as vehicles for giving back to the community. This year the November 27th issue will be devoted to one of the most prestigious and important charitable and holiday shopping events of the year Crafts at the Castle (CATC). CATC is the sole, annual fundraiser for Family Service of Greater Boston (FSGB). Founded in 1835, FSGB is a private non-profit human service agency. It provides a wide variety of services that meet the needs of more than 10,000 clients each year. An innovative provider of community-based services for needy children, families and elders in the inner city, the proceeds raised from Crafts at the Castle support these vital programs.

The November 27 issue of the Guide will feature the work of artists who will be exhibiting at the event and who also sell through local gift outlets such as the Arts & Crafts Society, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Alianza Contemporary Crafts, the Artful Hand and Décor International. Over 2,000 additional copies will be distributed at the CATC event, which will take place at the Castle in Park Square from December 2-6. In 1997, CATC raised $140,000 for the agency and broke all records in corporate support, gate attendance, weekend sales and media attention. Last year over 8,000 people attended the four-day show that grossed $950,000 in retail sales. For information call 617-523-6400 ext. 5508 or visit www.artfulgift.com/catc.

The December 18 issue of the Guide will be devoted to Boston First Night activities. On December 31, 1998 an anticipated 1.5 million people will crowd the streets and arts centers of Boston to participate in First Night events. The feature story will cover an insider's view of all that goes into planning a citywide cultural event of this magnitude. The issue will also have a pull out First Night program book so that readers can have a handy schedule of events. The 7,500 copies of the Guide are distributed FREE to over 100 locations in Boston.

The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide supports the people and events that make Newbury Street and the Back Bay a haven of culture. Each issue features fashion, art, dining, hotel and the performing arts. As an added feature, the Guide can be found in its entirety on line at www.backbayguide.com. For information call 617-424-9005.

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Conference Delegates Shop Newbury Street

November 1998, Boston, MA…. Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. announces its active participation in the booming Boston convention market. Recently Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. provided copies of their exclusive newspaper, The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide to over 2,000 delegates attending the Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Conference on November 6-10. Copies of the Guide were part of the attendees' introductory packages. Because the Guide is a perfect shopping and dining reference for any visitor to Boston, Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. provides the service so that both the visitor and Boston "shops and services" can benefit.

According to the Greater Boston Convention and Visitor Bureau, Boston attendeesto conventions and meetings in Boston account for 23% of the 11.1 million visitors to Boston. It is estimated that the average daily spending by a convention delegate is $341.66. Boston hosted over 300 events - meetings, conventions and expositions - in the 12 months of 1997. Conventions are a designation of meetings using 2,000 or more rooms on peak night (which usually requires at least three hotels). It is expected that the convention and meeting market will continue to grow as Boston builds additional hotel rooms. Eleven hotels totaling 1,936 rooms are under construction or have been approved for construction by the Boston Redevelopment Authority; another 7 hotels with 2,145 rooms have been proposed or discussed.

The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, is now in its seventh year of publication. The Guide features articles on Boston attractions and current events, dining reviews and hotel news. Most exciting and of particular interest to the Newbury Street visitor is the focus on fashion and the arts. Editor Nada Guirgis expertly reviews in her Column, Fashion Forward, the designers and fashion trends that make Newbury Street a "boulevard of style". Each issue also announces upcoming trunk shows and the sought after designer fashion sales. Art has always been a hallmark of Newbury Street with its plethora of excellent galleries. Janice Williams, the Guide's art reviewer, packs each issue with exhibit reviews and gallery/museum offerings to satisfy all art enthusiasts. And of course, a must read is "With Eleanor", a delightful course on who's who in Boston's social circles. The Guide is also available in full version on-line at www.backbayguide.com.

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Ms. Booy Appointed Secretary to Board of Newbury Street League

October 1998, Boston, MA……..Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. announces the appointment of its publisher and owner, Sarie Booy to the Executive Board of the Newbury Street League. Ms. Booy, a member of the league for the past six years and a board member for three years was recently appointed as Secretary at the Board's Annual Meeting held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on September 14. The position is a natural for Ms. Booy as she has spent many years networking and supporting Boston businesses particularly on Newbury Street. She is also is a member of: Alliance of Business & Professional Women, Back Bay Association, Greater Boston Concierge Association, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Neighborhood Association of Back Bay, Friends of Copley Square, South Shore Women’s Business Network (SSWBN), Women's Educational and Industrial Union, and is a Trustee of Zoo New England.

Jacaranda Publishing, Inc., publishes the Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide. The Guide is published every other week and features in-depth articles about fashion, art, entertainment, hotel activities and dining on Newbury Street and the Back Bay. Regular columns include: Restaurant Reviews, Gallery Reviews, Fashion Calendar and Column, Hotel Tips, What to Do, a Social Column and feature articles of interest to Back Bay and Boston residents and tourists. An exclusive feature of the Guide is its on line status. The entire paper is available for review at http://www.backbayguide.com. The Guide has been on line since January 1997 and brings editorial and shopping information to local, regional, national and international readers. New features of the web site include opportunities for banner advertising. For information about the Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, call 617-424-9005 or email at info@jacaranda-media.com.

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Curtain Call

September 1998, Boston, MA…..Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. announces its annual Performing Arts issue of The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide. This issue to be published on Oct. 16th, has been a long-standing tradition and is timed to usher in the exciting and diverse fall/winter schedules of performing arts that makes Boston a world class performing arts city. Where else can one be entertained by the talents of the Boston Ballet, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Huntington Theater, Emerson Majestic Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera, Handel & Haydn Society and the BankBoston Celebrity Series, to name just a few.

According to Ms. Booy, publisher of The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, "Boston is rich in performing arts and I support each and every organization to enrich the quality of life for my readers. I strive to create an atmosphere that promotes existing events and encourages new ones to be formed." This dedication is also reflected in the diversity of the staff at the Guide. Editor Nada Guirgis, recently debuted in "Love is Murder", a Revescape production at the Boston Center for the Arts. Bob Gillet, the Guide's art director is very active in community theater as a director, actor, stage manager and set designer.

Don't miss this important and informative issue. It will become your guide to a season of entertainment at its best. The Guide can also be read in its entirety on-line at http://www.backbayguide.com. For information about advertising, call 617-424-9005.

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CYBER STROLLING ON NEWBURY STREET @ NEW WEB SITE

September 1998, Boston, MA…..Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. announces its new on-line publication at http://www.backbayguide.com. This exciting and informative web site is a full version of the print publication, The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, now in its seventh year of publication. The web site contains all the attributes of the print version such as feature articles on Boston attractions and events, dining reviews, hotel news and current happenings. Most exciting and of particular interest to the Newbury Street visitor is the focus on fashion and the arts. Editor Nada Guirgis expertly reviews in her Column, Fashion Forward, the designers and fashion trends that make Newbury Street a "boulevard of style". Each issue also announces upcoming trunk shows and the sought after designer fashion sales. Art has always been a hallmark of Newbury Street with its plethora of excellent galleries. Janice Williams, the Guide's art reviewer, packs each issue with exhibit reviews and gallery/museum offerings to satisfy all art enthusiasts. And of course, a must read is "With Eleanor", a delightful course on who's who in Boston's social circles.

The web site is designed to capture the goal of the Guide: to enable readers both local and international to experience all that Boston, Back Bay, and Newbury Street has to offer the visitor. The Guide's tag line, "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard" becomes even more significant with this new on-line version. Planning a visit to Newbury Street is now convenient and fun. The web site is updated every other week, at the same time the print version is published. Past articles will be archived on the site to further enhance information retrieval. A page of links called Shops and Services gives you a cyber tour of the wonders that await you on Newbury Street. For further information call 617-424-9005 or visit http://www.backbayguide.com.

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Fashion Forward

August 1998, Boston, MA….. Jacaranda Publishing, Inc. announces the appointment of Nada Guirgis, Editor of The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, to the board of Fashion Week.Nada has been chosen to participate in this exclusive event because of her extensive background in fashion in both Miami and Boston.

Fashion Week is an annual event that takes place in Boston from October 11-17. Newbury Street, a Mecca for fashion designers, will play host to a number of exciting, fashion-focused events. The first public event will take place during Arts Boston on September 13. Forty models will make Newbury Street their runway as they parade down the "boulevard of style" wearing dazzling creations by Fashion Week's featured designers.

Ms. Guirgis came to Boston from Miami in the spring of 1997, bringing with her five years of writing and editing experience. With a focus on fashion, she served as an editor at three different magazines, including two national publications. After graduating with a Political Science and French double major from Stetson University, she quickly shifted gears and took a job as editor of a sophisticated, upscale Miami Beach fashion and arts magazine. The staff and the budget were small at Beach Weekly, and Ms. Guirgis found herself serving as the primary feature writer, editor, proofreader and fashion stylist. She coordinated the fashion shoots for each week's spread which involved picking the clothes, the models and the photographer.

Today, Nada's fashion background and growing expertise has propelled The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide into a must-read fashion publication. Her bi-weekly column, Fashion Forward, is a witty and subjective review of the designers and trends that are exploding on fashionable Newbury Street. Nada was recently a guest on Roslindale Village Looks at Boston Art. The show, which appeared on BNN-TV Channel 24 on August 4, showcased fall fashion with an interview with Ms. Guirgis and a video of selected fashions from Betsy Jenney, Divino, Betsy Johnson, Jasmine and bebe.

Ms. Guirgis is also a talented model and actress. During Labor Day weekend (September 3-6), she will appear in the play Love is Murder at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston. For further information about The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, call 617-424-9005 or visit the web site at http://www.backbayguide.com. For information about Fashion Week, call Jay Calderin at 617-695-8116.

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The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide  Turns Seven Years Old

July, 1998, Boston, MA…..Jacaranda Publishing , Inc. of 143 Newbury Street, Boston proudly announces its seventh year anniversary of publishing the Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide. The paper is published every other week and features in-depth articles about fashion, art, entertainment, hotel activities and dining on Newbury Street and the Back Bay. Regular columns include: Restaurant Reviews, Gallery Reviews, Fashion Calendar and Column, Hotel Tips, What to Do, Social Column and feature articles of interest to Back Bay residents and tourists to the Back Bay and Boston.

The Guide is distributed free to over 140 locations including four street boxes. Current print circulation is 7,500 copies per issue. The publisher mails out 2,000 copies free of charge to all members of the Greater Boston Concierge Association, members of The Newbury Street League, Boston Convention & Visitors Association, Boston community and tourism leaders and local businesses including medical & dental facilities. The publication, read by both residents and visitors, targets tourists, the Boston convention market, and women. Ms. Booy recently added members of the South Shore Women’s Business Network (SSWBN) and the New England Women’s Business Owners (NEWBO) to the mailing list. Future plans include adding all 40 organizations of the Alliance of Business & Professional Women, which represents 18,000 members. Women account for 70% of retail spending and their total retail expenditures for 1995 equaled $1.5 trillion (Direct Marketing Association, Inc. January 1997)

Ms. Booy actively supports many organizations and programs in the Boston area. The Guide devotes an entire issue to First Night and inserts the First Night Program book in each copy of the last issue in December. Ms. Booy is a member of: Alliance of Business & Professional Women, Back Bay Association, Greater Boston Concierge Association, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Newbury Street League, Neighborhood Association of Back Bay, South Shore Women’s Business Network (SSWBN), Women's Educational and Industrial Union, and is a Trustee of Zoo New England.

An exclusive feature of the Guide is its on line status. The entire paper is available for review at http://www.backbayguide.com. The Guide has been on line since January 1997 and brings editorial and shopping information to local readers and reaches out across the world to attract and inform tourists to the Boston area. New features of the web site include opportunities for banner advertising. For information about the Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, call 617-424-9005 or email at info@jacraranda-media.com.

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Coaching Collaborative - Nancy Levy

Dial for Success

October 1998, Sherborn, MA…..Nancy Levy, M.Ed. invites executives, entrepreneurs and professionals to take advantage of an introductory service that will help them acquire the skills that foster business success. Nancy is offering a FREE 30-minute introductory coaching call.

Nancy Levy, a graduate of Coach University, founder of the Coaching Collaborative and founder, past president and current vice president of the New England Chapter of the International Coach Federation has been successfully coaching clients for two years. Mike Ryan, a lawyer and long time client of Ms. Levy commented, "The coaching has more than paid for itself based on the business actions I have taken. I do not know why her coaching works, I think it involves her total commitment to my success, her experience and her communication skills. She has been able to speak such that I both see a way around obstacles and take action."

A recent survey was conducted by consultant Amy Watson, Principal, PROfusion Public Relations, with survey design assistance by Jackie Rieves Watson, Ph.D., professor of management and statistics, Amber University. The survey of 210 International Coach Federation member clients showed that the top benefits of coaching were self-awareness; setting better goals and a more balanced life.

Coaching seems to be the latest evolution in the self-improvement industry, but far more pervasive, as it reaches into corporations and organizations, not just the lives of individuals. Coaching works because the coach helps his or her clients set and reach higher and more appropriate goals, asks more of them than they would have done on their own and focuses them to produce results more quickly. Coaching uses a process of inquiry and personal discovery to build the client's level of awareness and responsibility, and provides the client with structure, support and feedback. Coaching is a form of consulting, but the coach stays with the client to help implement the new skills, changes and goals to make sure they really happen. However, coaches do not try to "fix" a client - it is entirely up to the client to take the action in order to change their life.

To begin coaching: Call the Coaching Collaborative to schedule a free 30-minute introductory coaching call. Phone: 1-888-50-COACH. Ms. Levy is available for individual coaching, seminars and speaking engagements. To receive a copy of her newsletter, Sustainable Success - a publication for people who want to maximize their potential and effectiveness, send an email to bizcoach@tiac.net with the subject SUBSCRIBE. You can also read all the latest issues online at www.biz-coach.com.

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Bid for Business Coaching

November 1998, Boston, MA…..Nancy Levy, M.Ed. a business coach and workshop facilitator announces the donation of her services as an auction item for the upcoming Crafts at the Castle (CATC) event that will take place in Park Square on December 2-6. Crafts at the Castle is one of the most prestigious and important charitable events of the year. CATC is the sole, annual fundraiser for Family Service of Greater Boston (FSGB). Founded in 1835, FSGB is a private non-profit human service agency. It provides a wide variety of services that meet the needs of more than 10,000 clients each year. An innovative provider of community-based services for needy children, families and elders in the inner city, the proceeds raised from Crafts at the Castle support these vital programs.

The premier event of CATC is a preview night with awards and silent auction. The awards are underwritten by Citizens Bank and include "Excellence in Craft", "Excellence in Craft Media/Wearables" and "New Face/New Work" Malcolm Rogers, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts will announce the winners. Ms. Levy will donate three months of her coaching services. Her donation will be among over 100 items that will be auctioned on December 2. For information about the event call 617-523-6400 ext. 5508 or visit www.artfulgfit.com/catc.

Nancy Levy, a graduate of Coach University, founder of the Coaching Collaborative and founder, past president and current vice president of the New England Chapter of the International Coach Federation has been successfully coaching clients for three years. Ms. Levy is available for individual coaching, seminars and speaking engagements. She can be reached at 1-888-50-COACH or visit her web site at www.biz-coach.com.

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Levy Certified from International Coach Federation

January 1999, Sherborn, MA…..Nancy Levy, M.Ed., PCC recently received certification (PCC - Professional Certified Coach) from the International Coach Federation. This credential is given upon the completion of an intensive training program, professional coaching experience exceeding 750 client contact hours and the active involvement with a coach related professional association. The International Coach Federation is a non-profit, individual membership organization formed by professionals worldwide who practice and/or teach business and personal coaching. Information can be found at www.coachfederation.org.

Levy is a graduate of Coach University, founder of the Coaching Collaborative and founder, past president and current vice president of the New England Chapter of the International Coach Federation. She was an invited presenter at the 1997 International Coach Federation Conference. Ms. Levy received her B.A from State University of New York at the New Palz and her M.Ed. from Northeastern University.

According to U.S. News and World Report, life coaching is now the second biggest consulting profession. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 personal and business coaches practicing in the U.S. today. National Personal and Business Coaching Week will be celebrated from February 1-7. Ms. Levy is available for individual coaching, seminars and speaking engagements. For information call 1-888-50-COACH or visit www.biz-coach.com.

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Date: September 29, 1998
Contact: Janice Williams - 617-323-1227 - jwilliams@gatecorporation.com

Lady Jane Skin Care Center Official Stop for Miss Massachusetts

September, 1998, Boston, MA….Elizabeth Emerson Hancock crowned Miss Massachusetts 1998, recently visited Lady Jane Skin Care Center on Newbury Street to prepare for the Miss America Pageant. Jane Stykin, owner and aesthetician of Lady Jane's was selected to be the official skin care and make-up provider to Ms. Hancock. To always look her best, Ms. Hancock will utilize the vast array of services at the Salon prior to public appearances.

According to Ms. Styskin, "I am honored to provide Ms. Hancock with my services. Elizabeth is a delightful client, a beautiful and intelligent young woman. I agree wholeheartedly with Elizabeth's goal of working to protect the environment. I use only natural products and maintain an aerosol-free salon."

Along with her duties as Miss Massachusetts, Ms. Hancock is an Environmental Science and Public Policy major at Harvard University. Her concern for environmental affairs has led Elizabeth to develop the S.E.E.D. program - a long-term effort to promote environmental awareness.

Lady Jane Skin Care Center was established in 1993 and is a meticulous and intimate salon that offers quality skin health care and beauty enhancement. Jane Stykin the owner is a registered nurse and has extensive knowledge and teaching experience in skin care for men and women. Services offered at the salon include facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, massage and make-up. Lady Jane Skin Care was recently selected to do the makeup for Ms. Massachusetts. Lady Jane Skin Care uses only natural products and offers an aerosol-free environment and is the exclusive Boston distributor for the YonKa skin care products from Paris. For information about Lady Jane Skin Care Center call 617-247-0758.

More than $30 Million in scholarships is made available to thousands of women who participate in local, state and national Miss America programs each year. For more information about the Miss America Program, contact Ralph Deane, Executive Director of Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Foundation at 508-678-1544.

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Intepros Consulting

Technical Efficiency Spurs RapidGrowth at IntePros

January, 1999, Waltham, MA ….In its first full year of business, IntePros Consulting has experienced unprecedented growth. IntePros places IT professionals, both contract and permanent, by using the latest Internet and desktop productivity tools. IntePros subscribes to the all of the top IT Internet Employment sites to match the right professionals with the right positions and all marketing and recruiting is done over the Internet via its web site and through email. This attention to detail at a time when there is a severe shortage of IT professionals to meet an escalating need has given IntePros the ability to quickly and effectively service medium to large companies in the medical/pharmaceutical, financial/insurance, computer hardware/software and telecommunications industries.

According to John Kovalcik, Jr., the President and CEO of IntePros, "Our goal is to provide our consultants and our clients with value by accurately listening, identifying and matching consultant and client need through honest, knowledgeable and professional people." Mr. Kovalcik created this strategy for the company after many years in the electronic commerce and PC distribution industries.

"We've been able to train our internal staff to compete with the top account executives and recruiters in the industry," states Richard Cronin, VP of Sales & Operations, "the key is to hire mature, experienced professional people, who may or may not come from the staffing industry. We educate them on the technology and the industry, and then we equip them with the state of the art technology tools and resources that give them the advantage over the competition." Mr. Cronin knows the competition as he spent many years in the IT staffing and consulting industry.

Greg Seery, an account executive with IntePros, says that the company is doing everything right. " Our success at procuring the finest IT professionals to fill the growing demand for software developers and systems support specialists is due to our extensive IT knowledge. We have the latest equipment and software to gather information and communicate across a broad network. Our clients appreciate how quickly and effectively we can meet IT employment needs. The top IT professionals come to IntePros for the quality of our clients and assignments."

The corporate office located in suburban Boston is the hub for a pool of seasoned professionals who know the IT market inside and out. The management team brings over 30 years of experience in high technology and staffing. The company recently opened offices in Philadelphia, PA and Charlotte, NC. For further information call 781-487-7770 or visit www.intepros.com.

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IT Salary Survey is Popular Web Site Attraction

February, 1999, Waltham, MA ….IT professionals are looking towards IntePros Consulting for more than quality assignments. Now at the company's web site at www.intepros.com, IT professionals can see what their experience is worth for different regions around the US. The survey compares salaries of senior and middle management IT positions by specific regions The survey findings project 1999 compensation levels based on information obtained from over 1800 employers. For example, an IS Director in the Southeast can expect an average compensation of $134,700 yearly while an IS Director in the Northeast can expect $160,500.

The salary survey is invaluable to IT professionals whose skills are demand in response to an escalating need in the marketplace. The web site also has a cost of living calculator where IT professionals can determine salary requirements if they are planning on relocating. For instance if an IT professional is currently making a salary of $65,000 in Boston and is looking to relocate to Charlotte, NC then the cost of living calculator reveals the following: "A $49,263 salary in Charlotte, NC offers the same buying power as a $65,000 salary in Boston, MA. The IT professional can afford to take a 31% pay cut and still maintain his/her current standard of living."

Data for the 1999 Salary Outlook Reports is produced by a leading survey firm that utilizes a wide range of sources: specialist recruitment firms in key Metropolitan Statistical Areas throughout the nation (as defined by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics); and from hundreds of employers for whom these firms recruit management and staff personnel. In addition, data is gathered on an on-going basis from leading professional societies and publications serving each discipline, from various government agencies, and from major daily and weekly employment periodicals serving both national and regional U.S. markets.

These sources include salary studies conducted by the Engineering Workforce Commission of the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES), which comprises 17 of the nation's largest engineering groups; by Computerworld, the world's largest Computer/IT publication; by Accounting Today; by such leading recruitment-intensive periodicals as The Wall Street Journal, National Business, Employment Weekly, and Employment Review; as well as data from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

IntePros Consulting is a premier Information Technology (IT) consulting firm that specializes in the placement of the finest contract and permanent IT professionals into successful companies throughout the United States. The corporate office located in suburban Boston is the hub for a pool of seasoned professionals who expertly match IT professionals with quality assignments. The company also maintains offices in Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, Dublin, NH and Norwalk, CT. For further information call 781-487-7770 or visit www.intepros.com.

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Contact: Stan Brown/Camelot Gallery - 800-956-5618
Editorial: Janice Williams/Gate Corporation - 617-323-1227

The Creative Power of Love

February 1999, Boston, MA….Camelot Gallery of 221 Newbury Street announces the latest Thomas Kinkade release, "A Quiet Evening". The first of three images in Kinkade's "Places in the Heart" series depicts an English style cottage surrounded by spring flowers, a flowing stream and a sky verging on sunset. With its tranquil setting and inviting manner, this beautiful cottage serves as a magical escape for all admirers. According to Kinkade, "The heart has its special places; quiet retreats, fragrant with the sweet perfume of flowers bathed in the romantic light of sunset, smoothed by the music of a laughing brook and droning bees. Places made possible by the precious gift of love."

Thomas Kinkade is America’s most collected living artist, a painter communicator whose tranquil, light infused paintings bring hope and joy to millions each year. Each painting Thomas Kinkade creates is a quiet messenger in the home affirming the basic values of family and home, faith in God, and the luminous beauty of nature. Thomas Kinkade is best known for his studio works, highly detailed renditions of a variety of subjects including lighthouses, quaint English cottages, cozy gardens, stunning landscapes and energetic city scenes. Each is a world unto itself, often inspired by real places but always uniquely its own. The underlying constant in the artist’s work is his incredible use of light to capture a mood that transcends the place that he has painted. It is "this Kinkade glow" that sets Thomas apart from other painters.

Camelot Gallery features over 100 of Mr. Kinkade's limited edition canvas lithographs in Gallery Proof and Studio Proof editions. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays Noon to 6 p.m. For information call 800-956-5618.

Title: A Quiet Evening
Collection: Places in the Heart
Publish Date: December 1998
Image Size: 16" x 20", 20" x 24", 24" x 30"
Photos available upon request

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IntePros Employees Receive Certification from NAPS

March, 1999, Waltham, MA …IntePros Consulting, the premier Information Technology (IT) consulting firm that specializes in the placement of the finest contract and permanent IT professionals into successful companies throughout the United States announces recent employee certifications. Awarded by the National Association of Personnel Services were CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) status to John Kovalcik, President and CEO and Paul Athy, Director of Sales and Marketing. Receiving CPTS (Certified Temporary Staffing-Specialists) certification were Joanne Barnes, Senior Staffing Specialist and Jennifer Bergeron, Account Executive. The certifications are the result of weeks of classroom education and independent study of complex legal and ethical information on employment practices

The National Association of Personnel Services proactively serves, protects, informs, and represents all facets of the personnel services industry regarding federal legislation and regulatory issues by providing education, certification, and member services which enhance the ability to conduct business with integrity and competence. According to Richard M. Cronin, VP Sales and Operations who has an extensive background in personnel placement, "Like the NAPS mission to proactively serve the personnel industry through continual education, IntePros distinguishes itself by continually educating IntePros employees for service to the IT industry. It is not enough to hire competent people. We continually enhance their skills so that they can offer our clients the best of the best."

This commitment to education by IntePros is carried over to the consultant side also. IntePros offers an innovative education and certification fund program as well as a Training Courseware Library, unique benefits not offered by other firms. This attention to detail at a time when there is a severe shortage of IT professionals to meet an escalating need has given IntePros the ability to effectively service medium to large companies in the medical/pharmaceutical, financial/insurance, computer hardware/software and telecommunications industries. John Kovalcik, President and CEO of IntePros adds, "Our mission is to provide our consultants and our clients with value by accurately listening, identifying and matching consultant and client need through honest, knowledgeable and professional people. We are high integrity, high energy and high tech."

For further information call 781-487-7770 or check out our web site at www.intepros.com.

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Date: February 28, 1998
Subject: Publication of Parkway Artists Directory
Contact: Janice Williams
617-323-1227

Meet the Artists

February, 1998, Roslindale, MA……The Greater Roslindale Arts Association announces the availability of an area-wide artists directory. The Parkway area is home to many artists, musicians, writers, poets, performers, craftspeople and other creative people. This Directory is step one of a long range plan, partly supported by a Mass Cultural Council grant, to promote networking, collaboration and business among and for those listed, to support already existing arts associations and to eventually hold a Parkway Arts Festival to celebrate the arts in our neighborhoods. The hope is that the Directory will help to identify people interested in working on making the Parkway Arts Festival a reality. This is an evolving concept and those involved will be able to develop and shape what form this will take. Ideas, comments, and interested people of all skills and talents will be needed to make this event a true reflection of the state of the arts in our community. To become involved, call Debra Fitzgerald at 617-323-0453.This Directory is supported, in part, by the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Artists and art supporters included in the directory come from Roslindale, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Dedham, Hyde Park, Quincy and Boston proper. To receive a printed version of the Directory, mail $5.00 (for shipping and handling) to GRAA - P.O. Box 54 - Roslindale, MA 02131. Directory is available free at: Roslindale Library - Washington Street, Roslindale, West Roxbury Library - Centre Street, West Roxbury, Hyde Park Library - Harvard Ave., Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain Library - Sedgewick Street, J.P., David's Books - Centre Street, West Roxbury, Photo Image Plus - South Street, Roslindale. The directory is also available on-line at http://www.artfulgift.com/arts/Parkway.htm.

Directory was compiled and produced by Janice Williams, Gate Corporation and Mary McCusker, President, Greater Roslindale Arts Association. Cover illustration by Tara Casey.

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