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Paul Sanford Scholarships Awarded!

 

Somerville Business and Professional Association Representative Asha Martin of Fulton Bank presented two Paul Sanford Music Scholarship checks for $1500 each to Bridgette LeBouf of Immaculata High School and Jalen Scott of Somerville High School.

Congratulations Bridgette and Jalen!

The Paul Sanford Scholarship is a music scholarship awarded for involvement in holiday music and school music programs.

The scholarships, awarded by the SBPA, are named in honor of Paul Sanford who had served as president of the SBPA for several years.

Paul operated Sanford Jewelers on West Main Street before retiring several years ago.

Sadly, Paul passed in October of 2016.

The 2019 Somerville Street Fair Enjoyed Perfect Timing!

SBPA Treasurer Lorraine Sarra described the fair and how the weather cooperated down to the last minute. “It was very,very busy. Lots of vendors and people on the street ,buying and enjoying themselves. The weather was wonderful. Started to look overcast around 4.30 so they got the vendors closed down. At 5.05 PM,the skies opened up and it poured for over an hour with hard blowing winds.”

The Somerville Arts and Crafts Festival Was a Huge Success!

 

Another wonderful art fair brought to you by JC Promotions and the Somerville Business and Professional Association! 

JC Promotions reports, “Somerville Historic Downtown Arts & Crafts Festival 2019 this past Sunday, April 14th was packed with over 100 talented exhibitors, plus lots of delicious food and live entertainment.”

A big round of applause to Cissy from JC Promotions. To learn more about how you can exhibit in her Arts and Crafts fairs visit JC Promotions, Inc.

Stay tuned for info about the upcoming SBPA Street Fair in June!

Somerville Arts and Crafts Fest April 14th

April 14th will be here before you know it!

Craft lovers-save the date!

Artisans-apply to this J.C. Promotions juried event now!

Go to the “applications” tab on our website and download the  Arts &Crafts Fest application.

Don’t forget-SBPA Members get a 10% discount to exhibit at street fairs. 

Fall Street Fair 2018-Another Smashing Success!

What an amazing turnout! Everyone had a great time!

10 Ideas for Hot ‘n’ Rainy Summer Days

10 ideas hot summer rainy day

There’s been no shortage of  sizzling hot rainy days this summer. 

There’s plenty of rainy day activities lists for families with children. But what if there’s no children at home? Rather than squander another day off on social media, here’s 10 ideas to make the best of a hot ‘n’ rainy  summer day:

1) Enjoy a movie marathon from your favorite service provider. Or explore other free options, like Crackle. Or-did you know you could watch old X-Files episodes on Fox for free? Or go on You Tube and make your own Twilight Zone, Godzilla or Alfred Hitchcock playlist. It’ll be fun to have it ready for Halloween or New Year’s Day.

2 ) Not exactly relaxing, but it might be a perfect time to learn a new skill. For example, there’s tons of online courses available starting at about $12.00 each on udemy.com.  If you’ve got a skill you’d like to share and wouldn’t mind some extra spending money, you can create a profile on Wyzant or another service. Just type “become an online tutor” in your search bar to explore your options.

3) Organize old photos. If you’ve got scrapbook materials handy, even better. Or maybe it’s a good time to scan and save them.

4) Go ahead. Make their day-and yours. Call a family member or an old friend.

5) Read a good book. Or begin to write one.

6) Organize the closets or the garage. Keep the fan blowing and an iced drink handy.

7) Plan a fall vacation. The mental time-travel of looking at beautiful pics of foliage and pumpkins can do wonders. If you can make your reservations early, that’ll really boost your spirits.

8) Listen to music. It’ll either relax you or make you move. Can’t lose either way.

9) Try out a new recipe that doesn’t need a hot oven blasting. It could be  salad, fruit, beverage or a no bake dessert. Then chillax. Sharing is cool too.

10) Shop online. Get a head start on birthday gifts or holiday shopping. It’s easier to shop wisely without the time crunch. You can still love local!  Lots of your local businesses have websites and gift certificates available.

Do you have other ideas you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them!

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