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September 2010 - JANET PORCARO

Great Harvest Bread Co in Newtonville Pays it Forward

Great Harvest Bread Co in Newtonville Pays it Forward

Great Harvest Bread Company, Newtonville, MA

Jim Cellucci, Owner Great Harvest Bread Company, Newtonville, MA

Next time you come through Newtonville, stop by the Great Harvest Bread Co and try a complementary slice of bread. You will learn that different breads come out on different days. If you want to plan ahead, go to the website and read the schedule wickedgoodbread.com. My personal favorite is the apple pie which comes out on Saturday- yum!  Last week when I stopped in for a loaf of the Multi-grain (had to have a slice while I was there) the store was busy with hungry patrons. A polite bunch of middle school kids sat around their backpacks eating lunch. A mother was reading a book to her twins in one corner. At the counter the owner, Jim Cellucci was working hard to please a sweet little lady who was asking for a sample of one of his specialties which hadn’t come out yet. Jim went back and forth fulfilling her request with a twinkle in his eye.

It is hard not to appreciate this cheerful model of business. A happy and energetic work ethic like this makes small busines great and contributes on a daily bases to the quality of life in a community. On the Great Harvest Bread Co website: www.wickedgoodbread.com, their unique mission statement states values that included hard work, excellent customer service, quality product, and generosity.

Be loose and have fun
Bake phenomenal bread
Run fast to help customers
Create a strong, exciting bakery
Give generously to others

 

Fresh Bread at Great Harvest Bread CompanyGreat Harvard Bread Co
316 Walnut St
Newtonville, MA 02460
617.928.1162

www.WickedGoodBread.com

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The Ying and Yang of Home Buying

The Ying and Yang of Home Buying

Ying Yang of Home BuyingThe Ying and Yang of Home Buying

Buying the right home is an important financial and emotional decision. This class will give you MORE than the fundamentals. Find the home that keeps you happy by gaining insight to your personal home buying psychology. Learn to pay attention to the important elements of a home before you make your first offer. With better insight you will be able to understand how to learn the process with educated confidence. Balance your dreams against your practical realities.

Two Wednesdays October 6 and 13, 2010 7:00 to 9 p.m.
Register for this complementary class by phone or email
617.797.9497
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Staging Newton Centre Home Helps Buyers Get a Better Sense of the Space

Staging Newton Centre Home Helps Buyers Get a Better Sense of the Space

Not everyone watches the HGTV and even if you do, that doesn’t mean you know how to prepare a home for the market.  Not everyone understands the purpose of staging a home to sell. Barbara says, “The way you live in a home is different than the way you sell a house.”

Newton Centre Home Foyer“Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the realestate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money.” ~Wikipedia.org

Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that will appeal to a variety of buyers. Lots of buyers will have trouble visualizing a living space filled with their personal belongings. This is where the staging comes in.

There is a range of staging techniques including virtual staging and the costs will vary. A good real estate agent/stager will work with the sellers to find the method and style that works best for them.

Master bedroomFor example, picture a classic colonial home located in desirable Newton Centre. The object of the game is to arrange a select few pieces in the rooms to sketch a sense of welcoming space for prospective buyers. With a few pieces of furniture, some blow-up beds, and carefully chosen accessories, the home invites offers. This is not decorating, more like theatre set design creating a vibe. See more staging examples at http://www.yournewtonmove.com/Staging_Magic/page_2323018.html. pandora anillos pandora anillos

Newton Community Education Says Welcome to Fall

Newton Community Education Says Welcome to Fall

Newton Community Education Says Welcome to FallNewton Community Education

The Newton Community Education Fall programs are full of exciting opportunities to learn and broaden your horizons. Newton Community Education is a separate and self sustaining arm of the Newton Public Schools. Their classes are excellent taught by talented and experienced instructors.

Mindfulness: the Foundation for Inner Peace and True Happiness is a four part speaker series. Four dynamic speakers will tell the story of their journey in light of their practice of mindfulness meditation. This series is a benefit series to support the Newton Community Education Scholarship Fund.

Family Night Under the Stars is an exciting opportunity to visit the Clay Center Observatory in Brookline with the entire family. Share a magical evening with your children and who knows you may be inspiring a budding astronomer!

Are you struggling to get the kids away from the video games? Be sure to browse the NewKids catalogue which features programs for kids and teens. (The colorful catalogue cover was painted by a 4th grader at Cabot School.)  Game Design is a 10 week series all about making your own computer game!  Lego Robotics is an opportunity your child to take his or her Lego skills to the next level. Taught by members of the Newton North and South champion Ligerbots robotics team ligerbots.com. Read more about the 2009 Ligerbots competition.There are many other programs for kids ranging from fencing, knitting, pottery, web design, and more.

www.NewtonCommunityEd.org
457 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
617.559.6990
Email: staff@newtoncommunityed.org

Thanks to the enthusiastic team at Newton Community Education, left to right: Susan Cassidy, Lisa Rucinski, Robin Shaevel, Ed Hauben