Listen to Easton townie, Lee “Mr. Easton” Williams, talk about how it was to have a paper route as a kid growing up in Easton during the 1940;s and 50’s.
Now in its 5th year, the official Town of Easton Adult Pickleball program, is now accepting registrations for the new 2019 outdoor season.
LOCATION: Unionville Courts, Next to Buddy’s Union Villa
DAYS: Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday
DATES: April 29, 2019 – October 2019
TIME: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
SEASON PRICE: $25
Very expensive and very well engineered designed fireworks to get these effects of hearts and variations of planets in a solar system. Sixty-four seconds of fireworks in Japan at Mount Fuji. This show is said to be the first of its kind in the world (spherical pyrotechnics).
Worth watching. Likely the world’s best fireworks display you will ever see.
Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames chronicles the remarkable life of a society woman who was determined to change American society. Blanche Ames wrote, marched, and organized. A talented artist and birth control maverick, she drew political cartoons in support of women’s suffrage that both inspired and enraged. Her fiercest supporter was her husband Oakes, renowned Harvard botanist and president of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage. Together, the couple worked side-by-side from the home they called Borderland to advance the rights of American women so a new society could be born.
We look at the battles of yesterday and the continued struggle today and celebrate the life of this unsung hero who accomplished so much. And yet, when Blanche Ames died in 1969, the headline of her obituary identified her as “Mrs. Oakes Ames, Botanist’s Widow,” as if her life’s work as an artist and activist were an afterthought—or worse, a wasted effort.
Blanche Ames knew differently, of course. Now, so do we.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO COMPLETE THIS FILM.
To donate by credit card, click the link below. To donate by check: Please make your donation payable to the “The Center for Independent Documentary” and put “Borderland” in the memo line. Please mail your check to: The Center for Independent Documentary 1300 Soldiers Field Road, Suite #5 Boston, MA 02135.
Filmmaker: Kevin Friend is a videographer/producer/editor/director who has been creating cultural and social documentaries for the past 30 years, most recently co-producing the full length documentary feature Kings of Cape Cod and the award winning Sacred Ground. Kevin has also been lead producer/director/editor of over 110 episodes of two current television travel series: Golfing the World and The Mountain Report.
Writer: Kate Klise (kateklise.com) is a former People magazine correspondent turned award-winning author of more than 30 books for young readers. Klise first learned about Blanche Ames while serving as writer-in-residence for the Ames Free Public Library in North Easton, Mass.
Executive Producer: William Ames, a distant cousin of Oakes Ames, has produced many historical documentaries. A resident of North Easton, Bill bring his enthusiasm, local knowledge of the Ames family and his expertise of many years in the investment business.
This can happen during our most basic exchanges, say on your commute to work. “If someone smiles at you, you smile back at them,” says sociologist Nicholas Christakis of Yale University. “That’s a very fleeting contagion of emotion from one person to another.”
But it doesn’t stop there. Emotions can spread through social networks almost like the flu or a cold. And the extent to which emotions can cascade is eye-opening.
For instance, Christakis’ research has shown that if you start to become happier with your life, a friend living close by has a 25 percent higher chance of becoming happy too. And your partner is more likely to feel better as well. The happiness can even spread to people to whom you’re indirectly connected…