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December 2012 - JANET PORCARO

Shop local and avoid Mall madness!

Shop local and avoid Mall madness!

6 Suggestions for Great Gifts Sure to Please!  West Newton has great shops- December 2012.  And don’t  remember to check out My Business Directory for more local gems!

Shop the Barn for shoes for the entire family

Everyone can use a pair of slippers! Check out the Barn. They even have a donation box for old shoes to be passed on to those in need.

Special selection of fine gifts at Artitudes Gallery

Special selection of fine gifts at Artitudes Gallery!

Morning Silver Gallery

You can never have too many scarves! What a selection at Morning Silver Gallery!


Give the gift of relaxation with massage from Elements –  ask about winter specials!

A shiny new bike from Harris Cyclery

A shiny new bike from Harris Cyclery!








Blue Ribbon BBQ

Why not give a gift certificate to the best BBQ from Blue Ribbon!














Artitudes Gallery, 1286 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465, (617) 244-9220

The Barn Family Shoe Store, 25 Kempton Place, West Newton, MA 02465, (617) 332-6300

Morning Silver Gallery, 1276 Washington Street, Newton MA 02465, (617) 795-0850

Elements Massage, 1290 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465, (617)467-6072

Harris Cyclery, 1353 Washington Street, Route 16, West Newton MA 02465, 617-244-1040

Blue Ribbon BBQ, 1375 Washington Street, Newton MA 02465, (617) 332-2583

Spotlight Newtonville Businesses

Spotlight Newtonville Businesses

The Village of Newtonville is evolving into a true destination.  There are great places to dine, stop for a coffee or a snack, and shopping opportunities not to be missed. Following are just a few suggestions for gifts or great places to linger and hang out with friends and family.

Natural Sense
326 Walnut St,  Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 969-9510

Take a break and enter the soothing environment at Natural Sense. Browse the selection of gifts, clothing, cosmetics, and more. Be sure to consult with Beverly for the ideal shade of lipstick for your holiday event.

Down Under Yoga
306 Walnut Street Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 244-9642

Discover peace within in this beautiful yoga studio.  Classes are offered in a wide range of yoga styles and levels taught by seasoned instructors. My personal favorite is “Relax and Renew.” Ask about trial memberships.

The Rox Diner
335 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460

Choose from a menu that contains ‘touch-up’ classic diner fare with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and from scratch cooking. Meet a friend for breakfast and linger over a second cup of coffee.

George Howell Coffee Cafe311 Walnut Street,Newtonville MA 02460

George Howell served me the best hot chocolate I ever tasted in my life. The iced ginger lemonade isn’t half bad either!

Newtonville Camera
249 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460

This is a real camera store. Stop in and take in the best in photography equipment and accessories. Old fashion service  offering cutting edge technology.

Great Harvest Bread
361 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460

From milling their own wheat daily to creating beautiful gift baskets, their passion for phenomenal baked goods is evident in everything they do. Stop by for a free slice of fresh bread, watch them make your bread daily, and enjoy the enticing aroma and warm surroundings.

Newtonville Pizza
14 Austin Street, Newtonville, MA 02460

Newtonville’s newest delight is the serve yourself yogurt shop. Great place for a healthy pick me up.

John Brewers
344 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 964-7600

Enjoy your favorite sports event in style.

Historic charm with contemporary updates in Newton Upper Falls

Historic charm with contemporary updates in Newton Upper Falls

Villages of Newton

Villages of Newton from City of Newton

This historic Colonial home in Newton has many of those original vintage features that speaks to its character while boasting of many upgrades and enhancements. The changes were thoughtfully performed and complement not overpower the charm and historical spirit of the home. The home is seated on a picturesque level lot with specimen plantings that include a rare 1825 Copper Beach Tree.

Open House December 9, 2012 from 1 to 3 PM

MLS # 71436106
15 Oak Street
Newton, MA 02464

List price: $1,199,000
Total rooms: 11
Total bedrooms: 5
Total bathrooms: 2 full 1 half
Approx. living area: 3,000 sq ft
Approx. lot size: 19,728 sq ft

Listing broker is Paul Durr, Town and Country Properties, Newton

If you would like a Buyer Agent’s advice as you tour the home, contact me at Janet@JanetPorcaro.net.

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