Thursday, February 24, 2011
Build-A-Bear's Mascot "Bearemy" entertains young shoppers
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sue Bruce
Thursday, February 24, 2011
It can be challenging to entertain little ones during February vacation week, especially with New England's chilly temperatures, snow and ice. Help was at hand, however, this week at the Burlington Mall, where for the first time an entire week of children's entertainment was organized. Coordinator, Julie (an intern from NorthEastern University) was on-hand to assist participating vendors and entertainers - many of whom represented stores at the mall. Managers at Build-A-Bear Workshop signed up early to participate in the entertainment. Their mascot "Bearemy" gave hugs and posed for photos with many youngsters ... even posing with Chick-fil-A's 'cow' mascot! Magician, "Royal", representing Perfect Parties gathered a considerable crowd …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Asian style supermarket is a popular destination for shoppers and diners.
H-Mart in Burlington opened it's doors on September 25th 2009, and has been a hive of activity ever since - even requiring police detail to assist traffic on some weekends! The Asian-style supermarket's shelves are piled high with the freshest produce and products fit for any Korean, Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese recipe ... and also carries western foods ... making it a one-stop-shop for many of its customers. Several on-site restaurants serve a variety of Asian foods throughout the day and evening, including sushi. The dining choices will soon include a Vietnamese restaurant, opening in March. I was shown around the supermarket by Jin, who patiently answered my questions about traditional foods, ingredients, and popular items. Jin …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Burlington High School's Select Singers perform for family, friends
20 students from Burlington High School make up the Select Singers - a group that submitted an audio audition to Manhattan Concert Products - and are now headed to Carnegie Hall for the performance of their lives on May 1! Burlington High School's Fogelberg Performing Arts Center was bursting with melodious sound as the group took the stage to perform for fellow students, friends and family to raise funds for their upcoming trip - which will involved a three-night stay in New York. In just 6 weeks, this amazing group of young people created a spectacular 2 hour program, featuring 20 separate 'acts'. They chose the music, presentation, lighting and musical accompaniment themselves, choreographing everything from the ground up ... and …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The show must go on ... despite the weather!
Welcome to Viewfinder, Burlington Patch's new weekly image gallery where we hit the streets to find photos that showcase the city. This week, photographer Sue Bruce ventured out after midnight in between Tuesday's and Wednesday's storms. On Tuesday mornings, Burlington's Public Library is usually abuzz with excitement as eager little-ones wait to hear "Library Mary" bring stories to life in the Fogelberg room. Even with the atrocious weather this morning, one Billerica Mom and son simply couldn't miss this mornings' tall tale ("Yummy" by Lucy Cousins). As the only participant, 4 year old Aniq had a wonderfully personalized Storytime! Staff at the library noted it was considerably quieter than normal, and some staff were having problems …