Holiday Happenings – Monday, Dec 5th

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The Airport Grille in New Bedford, MA

2 Special Holiday Shows
Southcoast Jazz Orchestra
Monday Dec. 5th & Dec. 19th @ 8pm – 10pm

Looking for a special night out?  How about a delicious dinner in a cool atmosphere with some of the best jazz in the area!  Enjoy tonight’s special holiday show.  I was there last year and had an incredible evening. 

Happy Holidays from Miki McGreevy!  Your Friendly Realtor – 774-263-4609 





Holiday Happenings This Wkend – Sun Dec 4th!

Don’t know what to do on Sunday afternoon?  Tired of shopping?  How about a nice relaxing late afternoon chorus – a true “treat” to your senses….

Sunday, December 4th @ 4:00pm- Sippican Choral Group – Wickenden Chapel, Tabor Academy, Marion (tickets can be bought at Booktstall in Marion or Baker Books in Dartmouth: $12 for adults and $6 for students)  Presenting “Christmas Through the Years” and in the Southcoast Children’s Chorus will be joining for their second season.  It’s sure to be “Music to your ears” .  For more info:

Know someone who might enjoy this concert?  Please share or comment on this posting.  If you attend yourself, please let me know how much you enjoyed it. 

Happy Holidays from Miki McGreevy, Your Friendly Realtor, 774-263-4609

Holiday Happenings This Wkend – Sat Dec 3rd!

There is so much to do this weekend that will be sure to get you in the spirit of the holiday season.  Pick and choose to decide which activity will have you singing your “fa la la’s” loud and clear for all to hear!

Saturday, December 3rd – Downtown New Bedford – If you like the sound of music, christmas carrolling, and the smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire then you don’t want to miss the historical section of downtown New Bedford while they have their annual Open House.  Streets are blocked off for sidewalk sales, activities for the children and other festive surprises!

Saturday, December 3rd @ 9:00am to 2:30pm – Magic of Christmas Fair – St. Anthony’s Church, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett Have a great time and benefit a good cause to boot!  St. Anthony’s Church & St. Rita’s Parish throw their 46th annual Christmas Fair offering Christmas cheer, treats and unique gifts along with a visit from Santa at 9:30am.                                                                            

Saturday, December 3rd @ 4:00pm to 5:30pm  – Mattapoisett Tree Lighting Join the fun at the 6th annual Christmas tree lighting at Shipyard Park.  Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a community gathering.  Complimentary food will be provided by local establishments, along with face painting and ornament making for the children.   (Unwrapped gifts for children in need and a canned good for the table under the tent is requested.) 

Please share or comment on this information.  Do you know someone who would like to attend one of these events or perhaps you know of another event that is going on? 


Happy Holidays from Miki McGreevy, Your Friendly Realtor, 774-263-4609


Holiday Happenings This Weekend! – Friday Dec 2nd


Friday, December 2nd @ 8pm – Sippican Choral Group – Grace Episcopal Church, County St., New Bedford (tickets can be bought at Booktstall in Marion or Baker Books in Dartmouth: $12 for adults and $6 for students)  Presenting “Christmas Through the Years” and in the Southcoast Children’s Chorus will be joining for their second season.  It’s sure to be “Music to your ears” .  For more info:


Happy Holidays from Miki McGreevy, Your Friendly Realtor, 774-263-4609

Kicking Off The Holiday Season!

Tis the season to be jolly, enjoy our community, and bond with our neighbors. With this in mind, for the month of December, I will be writing about Community Celebrations and other Festive To Do’s. I hope that you will find this information helpful and will enjoy participating in some of these events that you might not have known of otherwise. Please Share or Comment on this “blog” so others can benefit from it too. Perhaps you know of some upcoming events that you would like to share too?

Happy Holidays from Miki McGreevy, Your Friendly Realtor, 774-263-4609



Carla Silva Helps the Portuguese

Here is a reason to love BOLD MOVeS! We speak Portuguese!


Carla can be reached at

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New Bedford Meeting with Mercy Meals at Town Hall Today

Having helped at Mercy meals has changed my outlook. Very Heroic men in my opinion?


“There are folks in this city who subsist on one meal a day, patiently waiting in line at a soup kitchen for lunch.

Three city ministers grappled with this dilemma and decided to take a leap of faith.

Without funding in place, they came to the aid of the city’s poor by launching Mercy Meals and More, offering a free breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays to anyone who walked through the door of the Pilgrim Church Home at the corner of Purchase and School streets in downtown New Bedford.

To date, they have served more than 6,000 breakfasts.

For their tireless efforts and compassion for the poor, the Rev. David Hammett, the Rev. Russ Chamberlain and the Rev. David Soto are the 2010 Standard-Times Men of the Year for New Bedford.

Nominations for the award came from the community and members of the newspaper staff. Recipients were selected by a newsroom committee.

“We realized these people weren’t eating,” said Hammett, president of the Mercy Meals and More board of directors and pastor of Pilgrim United Church of Christ. “We are still working on funding, but decided to offer a breakfast program believing that God had called us to this important work in the here and now.”

Hammett credits Soto as the spark that ignited the ministers and a host of volunteers to undertake Mercy Meals and More.

Soto, vice president of the board and pastor of Clear Vision Christian Congregation, said God was calling them to offer breakfast for their needy neighbors.

The members of three city churches — Pilgrim, Clear Vision and the New Bedford Cape Verdean Seventh-day Adventist Church — jumped on board, becoming partners and offering their support.

“I hooked up with these two guys, they took me in, and it’s just been a blessing from then on,” Soto said.

Chamberlain serves as director of program development. Soto related Jesus’ miracle of the loaves and fishes and said that Chamberlain possesses the ability to take loaves and multiply them.

“He pulls resources from every part of New Bedford and makes things multiply,” Soto said.

In the food pantry and on the streets, Chamberlain is affectionately known as “Reverend Bread.” He also bears a striking resemblance to Good Saint Nick, with his white beard and sparkling blue eyes.

“We serve, on average, about 100 to 110 people a day,” Chamberlain said. “These people need us, and to have (breakfast) served to them brings them hope.”

Unlike most food pantries, Mercy Meals and More provides free breakfasts with restaurant-style service, offering a menu, table service and personal attention from waiters and waitresses.

“We create a different atmosphere than what is typical of a food kitchen,” said Hammett. “We get to know people’s names, and they get to know ours. Folks who feel connected to each other build stronger and more peaceful neighborhoods.”

Hammett, who was ordained in 1983, said he was drawn to New Bedford, an urban setting, because the mission of the church is at the doorstep.

“We’re right in the heart of the mission field,” he said.”


Here is some more information about Soup Kitchens:


Standard Times- Men of the Year! Please comment and share! Please volunteer!


Bob Braga, Jim Driscoll and George Malakatis from Gilbane Construction

The young children at Rochester Memorial School know who Bob the Builder is. That would be Bob Braga, the face of Gilbane Construction, who was ever present,  along with his associate Kim, during the school addition and renovation.

Last month at the Rochester Memorial Building Committee, the group from Gilbane was recognized for a phenomenal job well done.  Letters from the students expressing their gratitude were circulated, with some commorative collections for them.

I am a member of the Building Committee and have seen the hard work, and above and beyond service that our community received from these individuals. Also pictured with Bob (The Builder) Braga are Jim Driscoll and George Malakatis. Kudos to all.

Denise Higgins-Reuter shows Us 15 Briarwood Lane, Rochester

Here is Denise Higgins-Reuter at her Open House this weekend, giving us her “2 minute tour!” What a house!

Please call Denise at 508.930.4425 to see. Please like, comment and share this post!

Rochester MA bakery is all gone

Denise Higgins-Reuter  shows the devastation of the Rochester Bakery and Cafe. You can call her at 5089304425 for more information!

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