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August 21-22: Expect traffic impacts from community events in Cambridge Common and North Cambridge

August 21-22: Expect traffic impacts from community events in Cambridge Common and North Cambridge

Expect traffic impacts near Cambridge Common and Danehy Park due to community events on Sunday, August 21, and Monday, August 22. 

The Working Class Fighting Back Against Corporate Greed Rally will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 1 p.m. on the Cambridge Common. Speakers will include Senator Bernie Sanders, International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Sean O’Brien, and Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson. Expect traffic impacts around the Cambridge Common.

The 28th Annual Oldtime Baseball Game will take place on Monday, August 22 at 7 p.m. in North Cambridge. The event, which will be held at St. Peter’s Field at 65 Sherman St. near Danehy Park, has a rain date of Tuesday. August 23. Expect traffic impacts in the Sherman Street area between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Cambridge residents should also expect increased traffic over the next month as the MBTA closes the entire Orange Line and part of the Green Line for safety improvements and upgrades, beginning on August 19. We expect traffic increases on streets and highways in Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Everett, and throughout Boston. Learn more about the closures and alternate routes

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Millard North thrower earns All-American honors in three different events

Millard North thrower earns All-American honors in three different events

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Millard North junior Kat Beachler is one of the most well-rounded throwers in the country. The three-time All-American placed second in javelin at the USATF Junior Olympic Championships in July in Sacramento, CA along with placing third in shot put, fifth in discus, and 11th in the hammer throw.

Two of those event not sound familiar? Here’s how Beachler describes them:

”Hammer is like a metal ball on a chain and you just spin with it and throw it. And javelin is basically a long spear that you throw,” said Beachler.

Following first place finishes in shot put and discus in Class A this past season, Beachler moved onto her summer track and field season with the West Omaha Wolves Track Club where she’s able to compete in hammer and javelin.

”They’re so different. It’s like practicing a different sport. So for my practices each week it’s so hard to get multiple practices of the same event in because they’re all so different,” said Beachler.

”Everyone looks at it like throwing is throwing. It’s like doing basketball, volleyball, football. Pick four events and that’s pretty much what she’s doing in the summer time,” said Millard North’s throwing coach Lisa Charles.

Besides competing in four throwing events, Beachler stands out in another way. In the throwing world, Bleacher is considered undersized.

“You look at Kat, she’s like a buck fifty and 5′5. So you can’t compare a 5′5 athlete to a 6-foot-tall thrower. You can’t. So the fact that she’s doing this as a very small, petite thrower is what makes it so incredible,” said Charles.

Having wrapped up her summer track season, Beachler is turning to her offseason training routine.

”During the winter it’s more lifting which is what I’m starting to do right now. But it’s hard to do that over the summer when you’re practicing your events, but a lot of it is just drills and then getting the throws in during the week,” said Beachler.

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Celebrate Pride Week at events across the North Shore

Celebrate Pride Week at events across the North Shore

North Shore Pride Alliance is hosting Pride-positive book readings and drag duels

Folks of all stripes are being welcomed to come together in celebration of Pride Week across the North Shore.

This week is filled with events that celebrate the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and remind the general public of ongoing inequities facing queer individuals.

Celebrations include flag raisings, drag duels and the annual Pride at the Pier bash.

On Monday, District of West Vancouver held a Pride Flag-raising ceremony at its Municipal Hall. The City of North Vancouver hosted its own ceremony, which included raising the Pride Flag, Transgender Flag and Bisexual Flag in Civic Plaza as well as lighting up City Hall in Pride colours.

Over the past year, we’ve seen the rights of LGBTQAI2S+ people attacked, questioned and clawed back, North Van city Mayor Linda Buchanan said in a statement.

“That’s why the city is proud to support Pride Week,” she said. “Pride is a celebration and protest. We are animating public spaces and supporting events across the community because we are a city for all people.”

On Wednesday at noon, drag story time and crafts can be viewed on the North Shore Pride Alliance’s YouTube channel.

Wildeye Brewery in North Van will host Duelling Pianos and Duelling Drag Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The alliance is also hosting Thursday evening’s screening of Hairspray at The Polygon Gallery at 7 p.m.

On Friday, there’ll be pride-themed story time via North Vancouver City Library’s YouTube channel with readings and crafts from local drag legend Conni Smudge (Chris Bolton). Smudge will also be at the library on Saturday to read pride-positive stories.

Head to The Shipyards near Lonsdale Quay after 5 p.m. Friday for Pride at the Pier, featuring DJ music, drag performances and an eight-foot-tall Pride-inspired sand sculpture created by artist Craig Mutch.

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North Bay’s Fringe Festival back with in-person and live events

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North Bay’s ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival is returning to live and in-person events this summer.

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The festival’s ninth edition features a line-up with 12 unique shows performing daily.

The ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival will run from August 9 to 13 at the Capitol Centre, located at 150 Main St E.

The Capitol Centre’s Martini Lounge will also be transformed into an eclectic “Fringe-tini Lounge” where patrons can discuss their favourite performances while enjoying a hot or cold beverage and a snack before catching the next act.

Organizers said the line-up for this year’s festival can be found on the official ON THE EDGE Fringe website along with the schedule of events.

“Audiences can enjoy performances from a variety of local and travelling artists spanning across many different styles and disciplines of art. Whether you are looking to laugh, cry, or sit on the edge of your seat, ON THE EDGE Fringe guarantees there is something for everyone to enjoy,” according to festival organizers.

The productions participating in the 2022 Fringe are: Attainable Goals by Tristen Watts; Banjoker by Tony Molesworth and GVI Productions; Check, Please! By First Gig Productions; Discovery Town by The Ringos; MINE! by Chasing Shadows Productions; The Elvis in Her by Big Red Productions and Hannah Kast Art; The Inevitable Frankie Green by Bird on Stage Productions; OOPS! A Nuclear Fallout by the Fringe Summer Students; The Way of the Eye by The Way of the Eye Productions; Theatre is Dead by Paradox Repertory Company, and To Torture a Prince by Porticullis on Stage.

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“There will be a whole bushel of other Fringe events all week long; including Fringe-Trivia Night, a Friday Night Fringe Warehouse Party, multiple Duality Arts events, the annual On The Edge Fringe Awards ceremony and of course a closing night Fringe party,” according to a media release issued Monday.

Tickets to the performances range from $10 – $15 and may be purchased through the Capitol Centre Box Office or at the door of each venue.

Festival Passes, which provide access to all shows, are also available for $120.

Don’t miss out on the most creative and lively event of the summer! Join us at the Capitol Centre from August 9th-13th and BE FRINGEY.

ON THE EDGE fringe acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council (, the Canada Council for the Arts (, the Government of Canada ( and Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program ( for this year’s festival.

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Countdown on to North American Indigenous Games in Halifax | CBC News

Countdown on to North American Indigenous Games in Halifax | CBC News

The year-long countdown is on for Halifax to host the North American Indigenous Games, and while it is one of the biggest multi-sport events in Atlantic Canada, organizers also see it as another step toward reconciliation.

To kick off festivities, the host society threw a party on the waterfront Friday to bring people together through traditional song and dance.

“Every opportunity that we have to create opportunities for people to learn and experience our culture is a step towards the right direction,” said Cheryl Copage-Gehue, Halifax’s Indigenous adviser.

“The more you know, the more you understand, the more chance you will be an ally and support these events.”

Sixteen different sports will be showcased at the North American Indigenous Games, including canoe and kayak, lacrosse and archery.

The event is aimed at inspiring the young Indigenous people taking part as they show off their skills on a big stage.

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Cheryl Copage-Gehue is Halifax’s Indigenous adviser. She said the games will be an opportunity for people to learn more about Indigenous culture. (CBC)

“This is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to come together around a very positive experience that will enhance the lives of the Indigenous youth coming here,” said Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons, chair of the 2023 North American Indigenous Games Host Society.

“And when they go back to their communities, they’re going to feel great about themselves, they’re going to reflect on their time here as a positive one.”

Hosting the games is another sign Halifax is working hard on building an inclusive community, according to Mayor Mike Savage.

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Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons is chair of the 2023 North American Indigenous Games Host Society. She hopes youth will have a positive experience when the games are held in Halifax next year. (CBC)

As the city prepares to welcome athletes from more than 700 Indigenous nations in North America, he’s encouraging people across the region to be a part of it by volunteering for the event.

“I think people will get into this, I think they will learn a lot about the Mi’kmaw history and culture … They’ll also have a lot of fun, so I’m really excited about it,” Savage said.

More than 5,000 Indigenous athletes will be competing at the games at venues in Millbrook First Nation, Dartmouth and Halifax. A cultural village will be set up at the Halifax Common.

Copage-Gehue said the cultural village “will create an opportunity to learn our traditional culture here in Mi’kma’ki, but to also learn about Indigenous people from North America.”

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Excessive heat delays, cancels outdoor events in North Texas due to safety

Excessive heat delays, cancels outdoor events in North Texas due to safety

The near-record temperatures across North Texas are forcing the organizers of some outdoor events to either delay or outright cancel the events because of safety concerns.

Scorching temperatures across the metroplex prompted the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat warning Thursday continuing at least through Saturday.

With highs over 105 and heat indexes over 110, the extreme heat is a top concern for those in charge of putting on various outdoor events this weekend.

Megan Gordon with the city of Irving says she decided to delay the start of Friday’s outdoor movie night at Heritage Park out of concern for the safety of attendees.

“As the event planner, I thought about it three days ago. But we always try our best to accommodate rather than cancel,” she said. “The event was originally planned for 6:30 p.m. As soon as we saw that heat advisory coming our way, we said let’s push it back when the sun sets a little bit so move it to 8 p.m.”

Typically, crowds can get up to 350. It was much smaller Friday.

Mom Sheniece Perkins admits she had second thoughts when she arrived.

“It’s for the kids, so I got to suck it up. They run around in the heat all of the time,” she said.

But families in Carrollton aren’t so lucky. The city announced Friday that this week’s Christmas in July event downtown would be canceled with no plans to reschedule.

“It’s probably a bummer for whatever kids were looking forward to it,” he said. “I wasn’t planning on coming, but I think it’s kind of sad for the community, but I can understand why. Safety.”

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North Shore public dialogue sessions focus on housing challenge

North Shore public dialogue sessions focus on housing challenge

Three community events later this month will include speeches by housing experts.

Housing is a hot topic on the North Shore, prompting some occasionally heated discussions ­– whether that’s voicing the gulf across the experience of different generations, or debates centred on more affordable housing and those opposed to greater density.

To tackle those subjects, North Shore Community Resources is hosting three community conversations on housing, to be held at the end of this month in each of the North Shore’s three municipalities.

The goal is “to encourage meaningful and productive conversations among North Shore neighbours and community members as we collectively face the challenging housing crisis,” according to Murray Mollard, executive director of the community resources group.

“We don’t expect everyone to agree on housing issues or solutions, but it is important to continue to hold space for people to come together and share perspectives civilly and respectfully.”

Funded by the Real Estate Council of B.C., each event will feature a keynote speaker, followed by small group dialogues.

“We are hoping for a diverse and inter-generational audience representative of our North Shore community,” Mollard said.

The first session takes place June 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Capilano University’s Lonsdale campus in the City of North Vancouver, and will feature speaker Penny Gurstein, a former professor and director of the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Centre for Human Settlements at UBC and researcher of affordable housing.

The second session, in the District of North Vancouver, happens June 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lynn Valley Community Recreation Centre and will feature speaker Andy Yan, the director of SFU’s City Program and a frequent commentator on housing issues in Metro Vancouver.

The final session will take place June 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre’s music room in West Vancouver, where Jake Fry, founder of SmallWorks, which builds and advocates for laneway housing, will be a guest speaker.

Participation in the events is free. Register online at or by calling 604-982-7138.

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Reuters Events Announce C-Suite North America Energy Transition Leaders, for flagship Houston Meeting in November 2022. – News for the Energy Sector

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Over 350 energy, business and industrial leaders from the North America’s largest organizations will come together in Houston, November 09-10 at Reuters Events: Energy Transition North America 2022, where they will discuss the urgent need to decarbonize North American energy production and deliver strategies to turn global net zero ambition into meaningful net zero action.

Upon the backdrop of the COP27 climate conference, key industry changemakers will strategize pathways to providing a secure, clean and affordable power supply across the U.S. and Canada.

Across two days, Reuters Events will unpack the leadership and finance questions, deep dive into the importance of carbon management and business model innovation, and identify the key technologies and innovations available to deliver a decarbonized, electrified energy grid.

Full event information is available here.

With a legacy of convening leading energy and industrial executives, Reuters Events: Energy Transition North America provides a central meeting place for boardroom leaders committed to net zero to convene, build strategies and establish partnerships. The 2022 speaker faculty so far boasts:

  • Bob Dudley, Chairman, OGCI
  • Patti Poppe, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Gretchen Watkin, President, Shell USA, Inc
  • Rafael Chaves, Chief Sustainability Officer, Petrobras
  • Ralph Izzo, Chief Executive Officer, PSEG
  • Alistair Vickers, Chief Executive Officer, bp Wind Energy
  • Jesse Arenivas, President, CO2, Kinder Morgan
  • Amos Hochstein, Senior Advisor Global Energy Security, U.S. Dept. of State
  • Maria Pope, Chief Executive Officer, Portland General Electric
  • Chris Golden, US Country Manager, Equinor
  • Joseph Dominquez, Chief Executive Officer, Constellation Energy
  • Sandhya Ganapathy, CEO, North America, EDPR
  • Enrico Viale, Head of North America, Enel
  • Susan Nickey, Chief Client Officer, Hannon Armstrong
  • Mauricio Gutierrez, Chief Executive Officer, NRG Energy

And many more!

“Securing a just and effective energy transition in North America will be crucial to reduce global emissions and ensure security is the defining challenge of our time,” said Owen Rolt, Head of Energy Transition at Reuters Events. “It is fitting that this year we will again be featuring one of the strongest lineups of any energy event in the world.”

To facilitate this seismic shift for the energy industry, Reuters Events has built the forum around five critical themes: Delivering Net Zero North America, Security and Supply, Carbon Management Strategies, Climate Technology, and Electrification and the Grid

Those interested in taking part in the forum can find out more information here.

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Celebrate Pride month at these North Fork events

Celebrate Pride month at these North Fork events

The Times Vintage Pride month display (credit: Lizzy Sweigart).

June is Pride Month and these North Fork businesses and organizations are hosting events celebrating the community’s inclusivity and diversity.

These events honor and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and do what the North Fork does best: food, drink and fun.

Pride Blooms at RGNY
Sunday, June 1, 6–9 p.m.

RGNY will host this pride event and unveil the Pride Blooms floral installation by Hometown Flower Co. Admission includes a DIY flower crown bar, portrait session with Leanne Gelish, complimentary glass of Scielo wine, grazing table and bites from By Hand Catering, rainbow cookies from For Goodness Cakes Co., doughnuts from NoFoDoCo and glitter makeup bar with Brittany Barszczewski, as well as live music. $90 per person, 100% of proceeds go to North Fork Women and the Ali Forney Center.

6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead,

Pride 2022 at Terra Vite Winery & Vineyard
Sunday, June 12, 1–6 p.m.

Admission includes two complimentary drinks, small bites and drinks from Little Ram Oyster Co., Long Ireland Brewery, Montauk Distilling Co., The Treatery Food Truck and many more. Dance to tunes spun by DJ Cate Millar, get glammed up at a Euphoria-themed makeup station, play lawn games and enter the door prize raffle. $85 per person

250 Manor Lane, Jamesport,

North Fork Women Pride Golf Outing
Monday, June 13, 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Nonprofit group North Fork Women is hosting a morning golf tournament at The Woods at Cherry Creek Golf Course. Admission includes a breakfast, 18-hole golf game and lunch. Tickets start at $150, with group packages available, proceeds support North Fork Women.

967 Reeves Avenue, Riverhead,

Hosting a Pride event on the North Fork? Email [email protected] and we’ll add it to the list.