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Sep. 20th, 2017 07:07 pm
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Ephemeride denuo culto, pugillares intuebar ut fragmina invenirem, quippe locum, quem in papyro incipio, saepius nunc in ordinatro finio. Heu, mens iamiam per fusta et fragmina exprimitur. Non satis ago, nisi laboro. Quisnam vult de labore legere&bnsp;? Noli vereri, neque ego de labore scribere velim. Perrara inibi eventa oriuntur quae lectione scriptione iuvant.

Die saturni more novo matutina cum caffea locos nonnullos francogallicos anglice reddi. Deinde in urbis centrum, quod Mel volebat tabernam Forbidden Planet invisere. Libris (pictis annon) emptis ad thermopolium prope Russel Square iimus ut linguis studeremus. Illa libros pictos, historias de mundo ludi Warhammer 40000 francogallice redditos (quos nuper in via Charing X nancta'st) evolvebat dum ego sententias akkadicas latine interpretabar. Studiis confectis locum ferrovialem petiimus, sed breviter bibliothecam invisimus, quo casu librum de armis aetatis cupreae emi, cui auctor verbborum hetaeorum aegyptiorum sumerorum passim mentionem facit, et copia locorum ex Iliade et Odyssea arma graecorum inlustrat. Exinde domum.

In atrio coepta singuli sumpsimus. Mel texebat dum feli arcam aeternitatis pingebam. Heu ! non sum penicillorum peritus ; lineas rectas designare nequeo, et manus inhabiles ubique maculas linquunt. Cum autem Melli ostendissem, sixit se arcam amarae. Re vera, inquit, sarcophagi, quos in museo vidimus, lineas prorsus rectas non ferunt. Hem, re veriora, sunt in museo sarcophagi, quorum imperitiam artificum ridebam -- qui opifices fuerunt sescenties peritiores quam egomet umquam fiam.
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Posted by Laura Wattenberg


The top of the new English baby name charts has a traditional look. It's stocked with regal classics like royal kids George and Charlotte, plus cuddly English favorites like Poppy and Archie.

If you want to see where name trends are headed, though, you have to look past the top-10 list. The fastest-rising names of the year in England and Wales point in directions both old and new. Check out the top risers and top new debuts of the year:

ENGLAND'S HOTTEST RISING NAMES OF 2016

BOYS GIRLS
Kylo Paisley
Arlo Jorgie
Reggie Adaline
Conor Aria
Ezra Luna
Louie Riely
Jaxon Rae

 

Together, these name show off a combination of global and local style. Kylo, for instance, was also the fastest-rising boy's name in the United States courtesy of a Star Wars film. (It's also a great illustration of how modern celebrity names are about style, NOT homages. Read more about the Kylo phenomenon.) Adaline, similarly, was America's movie-inspired top riser of 2015.

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Posted by Laura Wattenberg


The top baby names in England and Wales have just been announced, and they're...olive.

The #1 boy's name: Oliver

The #1 girl's name: Olivia

If that repetition isn't enough to give you a sense of déjà vu, we actually have seen this before. The Olives last reigned as England's baby name king and queen in 2010, and at least one of them has held a #1 slot for 7 of the past 9 years. There's no question, this is England's Olive Age.

Both names have been shaped by literature. Oliver arrived with the Norman Conquest in the French form Olivier, which in turn came from an older Germanic name like Alfarr. It was common until Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell knocked it out of style for two centuries. When Charles Dickens named his orphan boy Oliver Twist, he was choosing an unusual, old-fashioned name. Then Oliver Twist itself brought the name back into fashion.

Olivia was introduced by Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. He might have just been creating a female Oliver, but the Bard often drew on Latin sources to build names like Miranda ("admirable"). Many believe that Olivia is a romantic elaboration of the name or word oliva, which is Latin for Olive. Olivia's lyrical style and literary heritage make it feel timeless, though it has only been popular in the past generation.

In the U.S. the two names have very different styles. Olivia is a popular powerhouse, pretty and mainstream. Oliver, while increasingly fashionable, remains a "quirky classic" with a slightly offbeat style. In England, though, they're both baby name royalty.

The rest of the England and Wales top 20:

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Nominations Queries Post Two

Sep. 20th, 2017 04:45 pm
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We have been working on the tag set for 102.5 hours, and the number of individual fandom nominations has gone down from 5058 to 1660. There are 2054 approved fandoms now in the tag set.

Thank you for your answers to the previous queries! We have some more, and some lingering:


Дуэлянт | The Duelist (2016) - We can't find Pyotr Yakovlev's brother. Could the nominator please confirm he appears in the film?

Extraction (2013) - We can't find a Victor. Could the nominator please confirm he appears in the film?

灵契 | Ling Qi | Spiritpact - This has been nominated with overlapping characters, using Japanese and Chinese names respectively: You Keika, Tanmoku Ki, Tanmoku Rakugetsu, and You Nei; and Yang Jinghua, Duanmu Xi, Duanmu Siming, and Qin Siyao. Could each nominator please confirm which media they mean, and can we please combine these character names using one of the versions?

No Game No Life - Kamiya Yuu - we're a little confused by the character 『 』| Kuuhaku | Blank. Could the nominator please give their reasoning for nominating this character separately?

A Place to Call Home (TV) - We can't find the character Tom. Could the nominator please give us a pointer?

Plantagenets Series - Sharon Kay Penman - For Geoffrey Plantagenet, could the nominator please confirm they mean Geoffrey V Count of Anjou, or some other character?

Six of Crows Series - Leigh Bardugo - It's not clear to us that Nikolai Lantsov belongs here. Could the nominator please give us their reasoning?

Smosh - the characters nominated are Keith Leak Jr., Noah Grossman, Olivia Sui, and Shayne Topp. Could the nominator please clarify if this is a nomination for RPF, or for fictionalized characters that share the names of the real people?

Sylvester or the Wicked Uncle - Georgette Heyer For Lady Marlow, could the nominator please confirm whether they mean Lady Verena Marlow or Lady Constance Marlow?

These Old Shades - Georgette Heyer - As far as we can tell, Dominic Alastair does not appear in this book. (He is also nominated in The Devil's Cub.) Could the nominator please give their reasoning for nominating him here?

Trial and Error (TV 2017) - We can't find the character Anne Cox. Could the nominator please confirm and give us pointers to when she appeared?


All Media Types fandoms
We need clarification from the person (or people) who nominated the following fandoms. Please specify a single version of the canon and provide a link to your nominations page so we can confirm the nomination. If these aren't answered, the fandoms will be rejected:
  • Gone With the Wind - All Media Types, characters: Belle Watling, Careen O'Hara, Mammy, Melanie Hamilton (Gone with the Wind - All Media Types)

  • The Martian - All Media Types, characters: Beth Johanssen, Chris Beck, Mark Watney (The Martian - All Media Types)

  • A Room With a View - All Media Types, characters: Charlotte Bartlett, Eleanor Lavish

  • The Witches of Eastwick - All Media Types, characters: Alexandra Medford, Darryl Van Horne, Jane Spofford, Sukie Ridgemont [if we don't hear back from the nominator on this one, we may go with the 1987 film]


Ensemble characters
We will accept labels like “the Council” or “the hunters” for characters in cases where the ensemble does not have different distinct characters in it. For the following fandoms, please either confirm that there are no distinct characters in the group, or pick a single character out of the group you’ve nominated.
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV 2016) - The Rowdy 3

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy - The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

  • Velvet Goldmine - Flaming Creatures


Ineligible RPF fandoms
The follow RPF fandoms are too large and will not be approved. Nominators, please suggest an alternative category; if we do not hear from you, we may either fold the characters into another nominated category, or reject the fandoms & characters.
  • Formula 1 RPF - characters: Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna

  • Pop Music RPF - characters: Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake



If you are commenting about your own nomination to say what you would like done with characters or fandoms, please link your nominations page! It is the page you get by clicking ‘My Nominations’ from the tag set.

If you notice any problems with your approved nominations - mis-spellings, etc - feel free to comment on this post.

Nominations Queries Post One

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:31 am
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We have been working on the tag set for 36 hours, and the number of individual fandom nominations has gone down from 5058 to 3086. There are 1076 approved fandoms now in the tag set*.


Please help us with the following issues and queries!

Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan - Both Elan Morin Tedroni and Ishamael | Moridin are nominated; other Forsaken are nominated with their original names. Please either explain why you think they should be separated out, or confirm we can approve both tags as Elan Morin Tedroni.

Expert Judgment on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion... - Sandia Labs - As far as we can tell, Color Changing Cat is not actually from this canon, but a different exercise in considering the problems of long-term nuclear waste storage - see http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2014/05/14/_99_percent_invisible_by_roman_mars_designing_warning_symbols_for_the_nation.html. Could you please let us know if we’ve missed the cats, or if there’s another reason you believe they should be included.


Ensemble characters
We will accept labels like “the Council” or “the hunters” for characters in cases where the ensemble does not have different distinct characters in it. For the following fandoms, please either confirm that there are no distinct characters in the group, or pick a single character out of the group you’ve nominated.

  • Captive Prince - C. S. Pacat: Veretian Council

  • The Darkness (Comics): Darklings (The Darkness)

  • 終末のイゼッタ | Shuumatsu no Izetta | Izetta: The Last Witch (Anime): The Royal Guard


All Media Types fandoms
We need clarification from the person (or people) who nominated the following fandoms. Please specify a single version of the canon and provide a link to your nominations page so we can confirm the nomination. If these aren't answered, the fandoms will be rejected:
  • Captain Scarlet - All Media Types, characters: Adam Svenson | Captain Blue, Charles Gray | Colonel White, Conrad Turner | Captain Black, Paul Metcalfe | Captain Scarlet

  • Gone With the Wind - All Media Types, characters: Belle Watling, Careen O'Hara, Mammy, Melanie Hamilton (Gone with the Wind - All Media Types)

  • Goosebumps - All Media Types, characters: Cooper Holmes (The Barking Ghost), Drew Brockman (Attack of the Jack-O-Lanterns), Ginger Wald (The Beast From the East), Michael Webster (The Cuckoo Clock of Doom)

  • The Martian - All Media Types, characters: Beth Johanssen, Chris Beck, Mark Watney (The Martian - All Media Types)

  • Midsomer Murders - All Media Types, characters: Jamie Winter, Kam Karimore

  • A Room With a View - All Media Types, characters: Charlotte Bartlett, Eleanor Lavish

  • The Witches of Eastwick - All Media Types, characters: Alexandra Medford, Darryl Van Horne, Jane Spofford, Sukie Ridgemont


If you are commenting about your own nomination to say what you would like done with characters or fandoms, please link your nominations page! It is the page you get by clicking ‘My Nominations’ from the tag set.

If you notice any problems with your approved nominations - mis-spellings, etc - feel free to comment on this post.


*(NB: that’s not because we rejected ~900, but because 5058 and 3086 are totals of how often the fandom slot was filled out by nominators - whether or not they nominated the same fandom. When we approve a fandom that was nominated by two people, the total number of fandom nominations goes down by 2, and the approved fandom total goes up by 1.)
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Friends just pointed me to this nerd comedy event coming up at the Armory. I am a fan of new ways to reach out on science topics in fun ways, and this sounds good to me. 

Saturday, September 30 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT. Ticketing info over at facebook. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/116424495686654/

Come hang out with Boston Skeptics and enjoy a night of comedy between science friends.

"You know how Larry the Cable Guy's act pretty much consists of him yelling "Git 'er done!" every five minutes or so? Scientist-turned-comic Tim Lee's material is the diametric opposite. Lee, who got his PhD before realizing where his true talents lay, blends science talk (complete with PowerPoint presentations) with comedy. The hilarious result is like what would happen if you crossed your high-school chem teacher with George Carlin"
- The Boston Phoenix
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Final number of nominations: 5058

That means that at least 1686 people nominated.

We now move into the sorting phase. Over the next days you will see the fandoms and characters you nominated being approved or rejected. You will also see us make posts here, asking for clarification.

Whenever we have enough questions for a new clarification post, we will move unanswered questions into the new post.. This is to help us keep track of which things are outstanding and prevent us from missing comments on older posts. You can help by keeping an eye on the community and helping to answer questions. The first question post will be up soon.

The evidence post is now closed, and we'll be using the evidence to review fandoms. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit evidence.

If you are looking at your nominations page and you see that a character has been rejected, it may be that it has been approved under a different name (for example, with a fandom-specific disambiguation). Please wait until the tagset is public before raising the issue.

Lastly, please don't hammer AO3 trying to check if your fandoms have been reviewed. Doing this will only slow things down. We're not saying don’t check, but don’t sit there pressing F5. The tagset will be visible after sorting; at that point you can help us find what problems remain.
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 There will be fireworks at Spy Pond at dusk (around 8pm) for Town Night/Day.

Last Day for Nominations

Sep. 15th, 2017 09:00 pm
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The nominations period is now shorter than 24 hours.

Here is the countdown!

Here are the instructions!

Here we go!


Because there is a time delay in the IFTTT service that crossposts from LJ/DW to Twitter/Tumblr, we will not post a further warning here. We don't want participants who get their notifications that way to see 'two hours left' when in fact nominations ended two hours prior. If you still plan to nominate, please check the countdown and get your nominations in soon!
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HeatSmart CoolSmart SomervilleAt the Climate Commission meeting last night, we got an update on the heat pumps program that's running now. If you have been thinking about ways to reduce your carbon footprint, you really ought to take a look at these new and high-tech super efficient devices. Or if you know your heating equipment is getting up there in age, you should at least come and learn about these. And they can do heating as well as cooling. In my house, it looks like I'll be able to reduce my natural gas heating a lot and rely on my solar for much of my heating and cooling.

I've been resisting air conditioning over the years for a variety of reasons, but this new style of heating and cooling tech I can have both, with much less environmental impact (and noise). Also right now there are big rebates and low interest loans. It's hard to know how much longer good programs like this will run in our current political environment, you know?

So this event will give you the backstory on the tech. https://www.somervillema.gov/events/2017/10/04/heat-pumps-101

Wed Oct 4 2017 - 6:30pm

LOCATION
West Somerville Community School Cafeteria
177 Powderhouse Blvd.
Somerville, MA 02144

Serena and the Female Junior

Sep. 13th, 2017 07:20 pm
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Posted by Laura Wattenberg


Tennis star Serena Williams and her fiancé, internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, recently welcomed their first child: Alexis Ohanian Jr. That seemingly ultra-conservative name choice was anything but, because the newborn Alexis is a girl.

A female "Junior" turns tradition on its head, transforming a classic patriarchial symbol into a more complex and dramatic statement. Namesakes have always been a masculine realm. There is no female equivalent to Junior; surnames are traditionally inherited from the father; male names frequently have feminine versions (Daniel --> Danielle, Daniela, Dani) but not vice versa. Men's naming lineage is the lineage that tradition values and preserves across generations.

Within a family, this can make for some naming inequality—not just between mom and dad, but between sister and brother. I've always suggested that parents who intend to name their first son a Junior also choose names of special family significance for their daughters, so as not to suggest that a boy is valued more as the sole heir to family heritage. Williams and Ohanian have taken a more direct approach. The name Alexis is already used for both boys and girls. Why not use Junior the same way?


Serena Williams and Baby Alexis. Image via Serenawilliams/Instagram 

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Nominations end in under 3 days

Sep. 13th, 2017 09:00 pm
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All you need to know about 2017 nominations is at this post!

Click here for a countdown to when nominations end.

If you have a question for us, please ask it there, or here, or at http://yuletide-admin.livejournal.com, or by email to yuletideadmin@gmail.com! If you have already asked us a question, please feel free to remind us by commenting again or linking to it.

pro se de magia

Sep. 12th, 2017 09:48 pm
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Grand pentacle de Salomon

Tractatulum de magia nigra saeculi XVII (ad usum lusorum), quippe ab editore exhortatus sum, nunc scribo. Itaque me oportet saepe ad Bibliothecam Britannicam ire.

Die Martis primum bibliothecam invisi, ut libros III recentiores — anglice enim scriptos — adirem, e quibus unum* in toto perlegi, duos** partim, attamen de his permultos notavi commentarios, ex illo paucos. Locos nonnullos in pugillaribus plene exscripsi. Infeliciter libri hoc de saeculo magis veneficiam et veneficarum persecutionem quam magaim doctam tractant. Bibliograpia saepius mihi utilior quam scriptura ipsa.

Superstition and Magic in Early Modern Europe

Heu, librum quartum, De occulta philisophia Henrici Agrippae, rogaveram, sed non advenit.

Horas IV lectione egi, sola una cum mora perbrevi ad aquam bibendum ; caffeam magnam potentemque anteaquam adveni pro certo exhauseram. Immo vero, lectio, studium ipsius scientiae potentius quam caffeinum mentem exagitat, animum incitat, animam delectat. Ita heri reveni, et cras iterum reveniam.

* Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe Galfridi Scarre
**Superstition and Magic in Early Modern Europe: A Reader Helenae Parish editricis
The Transformations of Magic Francisci Klaasen, quem olim legi (ab amica mutuatus eram)

- - -

Libri II

Here libros duos* de necromantia (recenti, nec stricto, sensu) adivi. Titulis conspectis bibliothecaria, anilla aspera, acerbo vultu me despexit. Severe mihi libros dedit sed urbane ei gratias egi.

Liber Ritual Magic vere melior, attamen paucos eius locos intuitus sum. Liber alius minus placebat, sed, quod ad magiam renascentiae pertinet, a prima usque ad ultimam paginam sine mora hunc evolvi. Ficinum, ut olim dixi, vere non amo, et titulus libri me fraudavit ; non a Ficino ad Campanellam progreditur, immo cum Ficino, per Ficinum ab ovo ad mala. Ficinus est polus quem capita omnia ambiunt.

Etsi maior libri pars me non delectabat, adnotationes in imis paginis maxime utiles sunt et valde gratae, plerumque latinae, nonnumquam francogallicae seu italicae, aliquando germanicae seu graecae : loci ex operibus multorum scriptorum, Henrici Agrippae, Pici Mirandolensis, Iohannis Bodin, &c &c.

* Ritual Magic Elizabethae Butler
Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella D.P. Walker

- - -

Et reveni, ut tandem ipsas ad fontes adirem.

Grimorium verum

Nam primus liber -- hoc verecunde dico -- non ex hac aetate vere ortus, immo vero in saeculo XVII vel XVIII compositus est. Titulos librorum magiae probrosorum in mente agitavi, et primum, quem non legi, in catalogo petii, istum Grimorium verum, cuius exemplar anno MMCCLXX a.u.c. Memphis ab Alibeck Aegyptio fingit se excusum esse, sed MMDLXX a.u.c., Lutetiae verisimiliter, impressum'st. Maxima grimorii pars francogallice scripta'st, sed nonnullae cantiones sunt latinae. Exempli gratia :


Quam latinitatem !
Besticitum consolatio veni ad me vertut Creon, Creon, Creon, cantor laudem omnipotentis et non commentur. Stat superior carta bient laudem omviestra principiem da montem et inimicos meos ô prostantis vobis et mihi dantesque passium fieri suicisibus.


O latinitatem ! Nihilominus iucundum lectu.

Ultima pagina evoluta, confestim secundum grimorium, Heptameron seu Elementa Magica (pseudo-)Petri Abani, animadverti. Codex, Leodii a.u.c. MMDXLI excusus, cunctum opus latinum cum redditione francogallica continet, et eo caput francogallice (solum) scriptum, copia cantionum variarum, adfingitur. Haec cantiones ignem et arma repellunt, fures reperiunt, doloribus cruciatus superant. Est quoque haec, quae infra legas, quam operationem -- si possim me iactare -- sine magia olim effeci :


Conjuration de magie noire
Pour faire décharger une Fille.
Ayez trois petites feves noires, places-en une entre chaque doigt de la main droite, poses-la ainsi sur votre chair à l'endroit du coeur, puis attirez les regards de la personne, & pour lors prononcez ce qui suit : Ego, Ago & super Ago & consummatum est.


Tractatu perlecto, tertius liber manebat. Confiteor tum me nescivisse, qualis sit liber. Multos abhinc dies retiali in catalogo eum eum casu inveneram, et in canistra (ut dicitur) posueram, exinde eius oblitus sum. Cum ei primum obviam ivissem, non eum rogavi. Immo vero, rogare non ausus sum, quod solum in exedra librorum rarorum legi potest, quo inire metuebam. Verebar enime ne cutodes me repellerent. Num academicus sum ? Num videor ut scholasticus decens ? Nonne indecoros libros peto ? Verumtamen, libros ex isto Private Case non quaero, qui ipsi non iam -- paene XXX annos -- inderdicti sunt, nisi propter fragilitatis. Et Mel me scienter monuit. Noli vereri, inquit, bibliothecarii illius exedrae sunt benigni ; hodie bibliotheca solum interdicta habet ut profanum vulgus absterreat.

Verum tamen dixi me tertii libri oblivisse. Dum novos libros petebam, etiam in canistra manebat, sed ei titulus tam longus ut non in scrinio scriberetur. Quidni ? mihimet aio. Duo grimoria iamiam eligi, quae in exedra librorum rarorum legi debent. Itaque librum fuditus mysteriosum quoque rogavi. Quidnam sit Z. et ejus 320 Oracula Chaldaica ? Hem, videamus.

Titulus operis verus, vel quem codicem in tegumento fert, est simpliciter Magia philosophica. Sed prima in pagina, secundum mores aetatis, longior titulus sic legitur :


Magia philosophica
Magia Philosophica
hoc est
Francisci Patricii summi philosophi
Zoroaster & eius 320. Oracula Chaldaica
Asclepii Dialogus, & Philosophia magna
Hermetis Trismegisti Poemander, Sermo Sacer, Clavis, Sermo ad filium, Sermo ad Asclepium, Minerva mundi & alia miscellanea
iam nunc primum ex Bibliotheca Ranzoviana e tenebris eruta & latine reddita.
Hamburgi, Anno 1593



Credo illa Oracula chaldaïca me pellexisse, quae numquam legeram. Satis mihi tempus vacuit ut ea, et exegesin de eis vitasque Zoroastris, ex operibus Porphyri, Procli, et neoplatonicorum aliorum extracta, perlegerem. Quondam velim revenire, ut reliqua capita cum Corpore Hermetico graeco comparem.

Sed illo die debui vinum romanum bibere.

Meet candidates for mayor & alderman

Sep. 12th, 2017 03:47 pm
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 There is a candidate meet-and-greet this evening at Workbar in Union Square if you want to meet people who are running for Alderman and Mayor. 


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The High Holidays at Havurat Shalom are a wonderful, intense, prayerful experience. They are also free! We do not have tickets. Everyone is welcome! We hope you'll join us. Contact us for disability access info or requests. Childcare is available on a first come, first served basis for all of Rosh Hashanah, except the second night, and all of Yom Kippur, except the afternoon break.

Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday 9/20, 6:30 pm
Thursday 9/21, 9:00 am and 7: 30 pm
children's services 11:30 am
Friday 9/22, 9:00 am

Shabbat Shuva
Friday 9/22, 6:30 pm
Saturday 9/23, 10:00 am

Yom Kippur

Friday 9/29, 6:00 pm
children's services 11:30 am
Saturday 9/30 9:00 am

Havurat Shalom
113 College Ave
Somerville MA 02144

for more info
call: 617-623-3376 (voice)
go to: http://www.thehav.org/
or email: info@thehav.org

The 1st floor of Havurat Shalom is wheelchair accessible, including the prayer room, dining room, living room, and bathroom. For the health of those with allergies and chemical sensitivities, we request that you not wear perfume, aftershave, or cologne to Havurat Shalom. The bathrooms are all-gender.
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Speaking of events this weekend, my church (First Church Somerville -- the one on College Ave. with the rainbow flag, Black Lives Matter banner, and vegetable garden) is hosting 2 events this weekend:

(1) a Yard Sale
Saturday
September 16th, 2017
9am-3pm
First Church Somerville
89 College Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Cash, Major Credit Cards and Apple Pay accepted!
All proceeds will go directly to RESPOND, working to end domestic violence

(2) a Block Party
Sunday
September 17, 2017
2-4pm
at Francesca Ave. and College Ave.
Come meet your neighbors and celebrate fall!
Barbecue and beverages provided; bring a side dish or dessert to share. [Bringing food is not required -- you can just come and eat our food, I promise.]
Bouncy house for adults & kids! Face painting!

Somerville Garden Club Plant Sale

Sep. 11th, 2017 03:14 pm
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September 16, 2017 * 9am-1pm in Davis Square * Rain or Shine!
100s of locally grown plants on sale.
Discover the perfect plant to enliven your garden or window sill.
Don't miss this!, it's been a Somerville Tradition since 1995!

* Sun & shade garden perennials
* Trees, shrubs, and groundcovers
* Horticultural books, decorative containers, garden tools
* Bulbs, dried flowers
* Herbs

Choose from hundreds of plants donated by both Somerville Garden Club members and community friends of the Club. Visit the Connoisseur Table for that unique specimen or find a tried-and-true favorite.
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Marvelous Marian Names for Girls

Sep. 11th, 2017 02:45 pm
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Posted by Emily Cardoza

For centuries, Mary was the number one name for girls in many countries throughout the world. We can thank the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, for the name popularity; in a culture where the Christian religion reigned supreme, honoring her was of utmost importance to many new parents. While global communities - and name tastes - may have changed, we can still thank Mary today for the dozens of beautiful names that she inspired over the years.

Marian names refer to those that honor the Virgin Mary indirectly - taken from her many titles, the places where she appeared to believers, or important objects of faith connected to her. These names have been especially popular in Spanish-speaking communities, but a few Marian choices have entered English-oriented populations, too. Let’s look at a few feminine options from this lovely tradition: melodic and meaningful, these fifteen names combine historic and religious grounding with a unique sound.

Il Sassoferrato, "Madonna and Child," 17th century. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Belen. Simple yet sophisticated, Belen is an attractive choice that’s relatively new to the United States - it only appeared in the top 1000 for the first time in 2000. Spanish for “Bethlehem,” where Mary gave birth to Jesus, Belen is particularly popular in Chile as well. With Bella and Elena flourishing on American playgrounds, Belen seems like a perfect alternative to the trends.

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