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Nine from Needham Make Their Voices Heard at the State House

Last month, a small group from Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley answered Pope Francis’ call to respond to climate change, and the MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action was born. They began to reach out to other houses of worship, and planned a gathering for October 12th at their temple.  Amazingly, more than 60 religious and spiritual …read more

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Follow-up to “Answering the Call: An Interfaith Gathering for Climate Action”

 Just one week ago on October 12th, 550 people assembled at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley to take part in “Answering the Call: An Interfaith Gathering for Climate Action.”  The sanctuary overflowed as the crowd responded to the call to act on the existential and moral threat of climate change. Work has begun to build a powerful new movement for …read more

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Have You had your No-cost Home Energy Assessment?

With the support of local businesses around Needham, Green Needham and our Mass Save partner, Next Step Living, have signed up dozens of electric customers for no-cost home energy assessments at “tabling events” around town this summer. It is not actually “free” – we all pay a small “conservation” charge on our Eversource (formerly NSTAR) bills …read more

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Stuff

Stuff. We all have it, we might think we have too much (or at least the other people in our household have too much) and at the same time there’s always something else we want (ooh, look!) The poet William Wordsworth wrote “the world is too much with us” and more recently the B-52’s extolled …read more

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NSTAR Electric Bills Going Up by 30% for Needham Homeowners? What You Can Do to Reduce Your Bill.

NSTAR has requested a rate increase of 29% across their service area, which includes the town of Needham.  If approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, it will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.  As recently reported in The Needham Times,(http://needham.wickedlocal.com/article/20141121/News/141129811), according to an NSTAR source, “The current spike in electricity prices stems from …read more

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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept.28th 12-4 pm

  Fresh Produce, Live Music, and Art for Kids at the Needham Farmers Market   This Sunday, September 28th, Needham Farmers Market will have a wide variety of fresh produce. The Neighborhood Farm’s featured produce includes 25 varieties of garlic, onions (cippolini, red, gold, and white), alliums, pears and apples from Cold Spring Orchard. MacArthur Farm’s featured …read more

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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept.7th 12-4 pm

The World’s Hottest Peppers Arrive at the Needham Farmers Market This Sunday, September 7th the Needham Farmers Market will have the three hottest types of peppers in the world. The peppers include the Carolina Reaper, the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper, and the Bhut Jolokia better known as the “Ghost” pepper. These peppers have been …read more

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Garrett Graham, Owner of the Needham Garden Center, Talks About Organic Gardening

On Wednesday, April 16th, Garrett Graham, owner of the Needham Garden Center, generously took the time to put together and present a wonderful program about organic gardening to the Kalmia Garden Club at the Needham Library.  Garrett, who grew up in Needham, and lives here now with his family, has owned the Needham Garden Center since …read more

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“Rally for Rosie’s Place” – This Weekend at Volante Farms

Visit Volante Farms this weekend, March 8th and 9th, and support their “Rally for Rosie’s Place.”  When you shop at Volante’s this weekend and add fresh produce to their collection bins, Volante Farms will match every pound of your donation with more fresh produce, helping to bring a month’s worth of fresh food to those in need. Volante Farms …read more

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Needham Community Farm Online Auction Begins March 7th

The Needham Community Farm’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will be held from March 7th-March 20th at www.biddingforgood.com/needhamcommunityfarm. Bid on lots of cool items for the entire family – over 100 items!  Also, go to our auction site to learn how to get entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!  Proceeds from the auction allow …read more

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