First Parish Second-Graders Celebrate and Galatea Goes West, Gets 'Gorgeous'

This week we highlight First Parish news, jewelry from Sin City and an opportunity to recycle your old cell phones.

First Parish Celebrates Second-Graders

On Sunday, June 5, celebrated a rite of passage for some of its youngest members.  Each year, second graders at First Parish go through a program called "My UU Journey," in which they learn about the principles of Unitarian Universalism and earn beads by putting each of those principles into meaningful action.  At Sunday's ceremony, participants shared some of what they have learned this year, before being presented with necklaces made from the beads they earned.  Led by Tammy Tai and Tawanna Fulton-Harley, the class included Andrew Artinian, Daniel Artinian, Zane Baker-Poveromo, Thea Chung, Isabelle Goodrich, Elsa McElhinney, Louis Mills, Kian Silva, and Arlo Stoodt. 

Fishing Tournament Results

The winners of the 18th Annual Ed Baker Fishing Tournament, held at on June 4, were as follows:

Adult Division First Place: Paul McCarthy

Youth Division First Place: David Hause

Youth Division Second Place: Brendan Curry

Youth Division Third Place: Shane Berry

Most Fish Caught: Shane Berry

Mark G. Hamilton Sportsmanship Award: Jack Vaughn

Congratulations to all anglers, both the youthful and the not-so-youthful.

Parks and Recreation Kids’ Concert Postponed

The yellow shirts will have to wait a week, but at least it wasn’t a tornado. The annual “Yodel for a Fish” kids’ concert at the Baron Hugo Gazebo, which was to occur Thursday evening, was postponed until June 16 because of the thunderstorms that blew through town. Hopefully all yodelers and fish were able to stay dry and happy at home. 

Galatea Goes West, Gets “Gorgeous”

Kai Armstrong, owner of , spent last weekend in Las Vegas at the JCK jewelry trade show. Among her acquisitions were “some beautiful black and champagne diamond strand necklaces, gorgeous platinum/blue-colored akoya pearls, and some new styles from Kameleon including watches accented with jewelpops.” 

Fresh from the big city, Armstrong has been running “Camp Gorgeous” at Galatea this week. This afternoon, Leigh from the Laura Mercier counter at Neiman-Marcus is offering free beauty makeovers. Give Kai a call (617-696-1920) and she might be able to squeeze you in to learn about the new summer colors and skincare. 

Recycle Your Cell Phones at the COA

The is providing an opportunity to recycle old cell phones. Drop them off in the box at the Senior Center, and they will be donated to a recycling center, which will then send prepaid calling cards to American troops. The program, called “Cell Phones for Soldiers,” is a great way to be green and help our service members overseas, and donations are tax-deductible, too.


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