Lee Williams, Having a Paper Route in Easton during the 40’s and 50’s

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.

Registration is now open for the 2019 Easton Pickleball outdoor season!

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

You can register and pay online here:
You can also mail in the form and payment, the form is available here:
Anne Daley, the Easton Recreation Dept. Director, will be on hand the first day, April 29, to accept new registrations and payments by check or cash.
See you on the courts…

Questions, comments?

The world’s best fireworks display you will ever see…

Sherical Firework

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 – The Trailer – Donate to help complete the film…

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.

THE TEAM:

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.