Photo by Sarah Nichols on Flickr/Creative CommonsLook away from the thermometer and turn your focus to the calendar. Even if the fluctuating temperatures don’t feel like it, the first day of spring—March 20—approaches.Before you you start plotting out your garden for the season, consider soaking in some valuable planting knowledge at an upcoming urban gardening party. This year, the 42nd annual Gardeners’ Gathering kicks off springtime planting on March 18. The free celebration is open to gardening novices and masters alike.Presented by the Trustees and the City of Boston, the Gardeners’ Gathering is Boston’s largest educational forum for urban gardeners. It promotes healthy practices for urban gardens with a day of workshops, discussions, and exhibitions. This year’s workshop lineup includes “Mushroom Cultivation,” “Tomatoes in Focus,” “Backyard Chickens,” and “Urban Beekeeping.”The event, which brings together more than 400 local gardeners, will take place at Northeastern University’s Shillman Hall and the Egan Center.“The Gathering provides an opportunity for our gardening experts, partners, community gardeners, and all who are interested in sharing tips and techniques for successful, sustainable growing practices to come together and celebrate the power of community gardening,” says Trustees President and CEO Barbara Erickson.Mayor Marty Walsh will make an appearance at the gathering to present the Annual Community Garden Awards. (These include “Rookie Gardener of the Year” and “Most Valuable Gardener.”) The event will also host an address by food justice activist LaDonna Redmond called “Food and Justice: Feeding ourselves in uncertain times.”Free, Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shillman Hall at Northeastern University, 115 Forsyth Street, Boston, thetrustees.org. By Madeline Bilis· You Can Join an Urban Gardening Party This Month The 42nd annual Gardeners’ Gathering will kick off springtime planting on March 18. Print 000 Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 3/3/2017, 11:10 a.m.
By Madeline Bilis· Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* 000 Life’s too short to stay put.Explore New England and beyond with our weekly travel deal highlights.Photo courtesy of Kimpton Marlowe HotelI’ll Take It Neat packageWhere: Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, 25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, CambridgeWhen: Available indefinitelyHow much: Starting at $499Calling all brandy enthusiasts: the ultimate boozy getaway is closer than you think. A new lobby bar opened at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel this February, and to celebrate, the place is offering a brandy-inspired special called the “I’ll Take It Neat” package.The hotel’s new bar offers more than 60 varieties of brandy—making it one of the largest selections in the area—plus a list of brandy cocktails and a selection of Armagnac, Calvados, Cognac, and Brandy de Jerez. And just in case spring decides to never show its face in New England, you can hole up with a cup in front of the lobby’s glowing fireplace.The “I’ll Take It Neat” package takes an overnight stay in a deluxe guestroom a step further. It also includes a bottle of brandy with snifters, a hardcover copy of Brandy: A Global History, a three-course dinner with a brandy or wine pairing, a nightcap in the brandy bar, and the option for a late checkout.For more information, visit hotelmarlowe.com. Travel Deal: A Brandy-Themed Staycation Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge has a new lobby bar focused on the distilled wine. 3/30/2017, 1:39 p.m. Print Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter.
Print By Julia Kacmarek· 1330133 Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* Party Pics Photos: Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries’ The Good Party Check out scenes from June 14, 2018, event at Goodwill’s headquarters. 7/2/2018, 11:57 a.m. More than 300 people attended Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries’ The Good Party on June 14, at Goodwill’s headquarters in Boston. Held under a giant tent in Goodwill’s parking lot, the event featured a graduate of one of Goodwill’s training programs, great food from local restaurants, and lots of dancing. The Good Party is Goodwill’s signature event of the year, which raises funds and awareness for Goodwill’s mission services. The Title sponsor was Bank of America and the Gold sponsor was the TJX Companies. The Silver sponsors were Acadian Wipers, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Boston Private.Photography by Mike Ritter. The crew from TJX Companies and The Good Party. Goodwill presents the Good Company Award to TJX President and CEO Ernie Herrman.The Blue Cross Blue Shield tableGoodwill’s Young Professional CommitteeGoodwill board chair Jane C. Edmonds and Dr. J. Keith MotleyGoodwill CEO Joanne Hilferty and Bank of America Senior Vice President Alicia VerityGoodwill board member Paul Andrew and his wife Claudette AndrewThe Spaulding Rehabilitation Network table