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10th Annual Revere Beach Memorial to be observed September 25th

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The Annual Revere Beach Memorial is a candlelight vigil for families and friends who wish to remember a loved one that lost their life due to an overdose. The Revere CARES Coalition and the City of Revere is again organizing this touching event for Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach (rain or shine). The event begins at sunset, approximately 7:00 pm, and will end by 8:00pm. Individuals can register a name to be read by contacting Revere CARES at 781-435-6440 or arriving between 6:00pm and 6:30pm on the night of the event.

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Urban Trail Opens in Shirley Ave Area

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By Revere Journal Staff By Sue Ellen Woodcock Tennis shoes, running shoes, heels, dress shoes, even barefoot you can enjoy the fourth Urban Trail in Revere now that officials have opened the latest one in the Shirley Avenue area last Friday. Thanks to the work of many residents and the support of sponsors including Revere on the Move mini-grant, made possible by Partners HealthCare and Mass General Hospital, Mass in Motion. Mass Development Transformative Development Initiative (TDI), 7-11, Bagel Bin, Beauty and the Beach Hair Salon, Casablanca House of Pastry, Rachanna Jewelry, Seaside Pharmacy, and Thmor Da, the trail is a mile and a quarter marked in areas by painted blue flip-flops on the sidewalks around the Shirley Avenue neighborhood. Working along with RevereCares, which has developed the other trails in town (Beachmont, Whalen School) The Urban Trail Planning Committee includes: Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, resident Maribel Mendez, resident …

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2016 Sand Sculpting Comes to a Close

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REVERE — America’s oldest public beach got a little sandier this week. Onlookers, wannabes, and pros converged on Revere Beach Friday to watch, learn, and compete in the 13th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival. But before the crowds arrived, the competition needed sand. And in the world of Northeast sand sculpting competitions, there’s no better stuff than the decomposed granite dust that’s trucked in from a quarry in Hudson, N.H. Organizers ordered nearly 500 tons of the sand, which is silty, sparkly, and soft to the touch. Unlike Revere Beach’s sand, the New Hampshire quarry’s is not rolled and rounded by the waves. It’s more durable, and easier to shape and carve.

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Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil at Suffolk Downs until July 10th

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KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil will close on July 10. Don’t miss an opportunity to see this amazing show! Save 20% on select tickets and treat yourself and your loved ones to a unique experience under the Big Top at Suffolk Downs. After a stroll along Revere Beach come and see KURIOS by ! Kurios is a mysterious and fascinating world that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. The Boston Globe calls Kurios “Astonishing”. Unique Link to 20% off tickets: http://cirk.me/28K8ut8 the deduction is automatic no need to enter promo code

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This woman’s one-piece bathing suit got her arrested in 1907 Annette Kellerman dared to show her legs on Revere Beach.

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Summer is here at Revere Beach….! This story is being reposted as it’s a good way to reflect upon the styles and evolution of bathing attire and swimwear over the years……Annette Kellerman and her story are featured in the 1957 film  Million Dollar Mermaid by MGM. By Kristin Toussaint July 2, 2015- Boston.com When Annette Kellerman stepped out onto Revere Beach in 1907 wearing a one-piece bathing suit that ended in shorts above her knees, her legs caused a scandal. Police were called, and she was arrested for indecency. Those legs had also made her famous: The Australian swimmer held all the world records for women’s swimming in 1905. She was a vaudeville star with an act full of high dives and underwater ballet. Newspapers hailed her as “The Original Mermaid.’’ But Victorian-era vacationers didn’t care to feel the sea or sun on their skin. In the early 1900s, women …

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The Beautiful,New Vanguard Ushers in A New Era for Revere

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June 4, 2016 By Journal Staff –Revere Journal Guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the beautiful, new Vanguard Waterfront Square Apartments at 660 Ocean Ave. knew that they were a part of a special event ushering in an era of luxury living along the shores of Revere Beach. The unobstructed views of the ocean from the Vanguard are simply breathtaking. The state-of-the-art exercise facility, the clubroom, the barbecue area, and cabanas are superb amenities. We particularly liked the modern laminate wood flooring in the kitchen, dining, and living rooms and the spacious walk-in closets. In other words, there is much to admire about the Vanguard Apartments and it is not a surprise that they are filling up quickly with young professionals and couples moving to Revere to take advantage of this exciting residential opportunity. One resident told us how convenient the location is with its five-minute walk to the Wonderland …

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International Sand Sculpting Festival set for 22-24 July at Revere Beach

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The Revere Beach Partnership will once again bring Sand Sculptors from all over the world to Revere Beach; hundreds of thousands of visitors will flock to the beach.    The Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival has grown into one of the largest sand sculpting festivals in the country. Each year sculptors from all over the world come to compete for one of the largest grand prizes in the world. Sculptors work for four days creating masterpieces on the beach with nothing but sand and water. Every year the event features a People’s Choice competition where you get to vote for your favorite. The Festival also features a full line-up of live entertainment, amusement rides, fireworks, a food truck festival and much more! New this year – Hot Air Balloon rides! For more information about the event visit:   www.reverebeachpartnership.com Like Us at:  www.facebook.com/reverebeach    Follow Us at:  www.twitter.com/reverebeach  

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Memorial Day 2016: What’s the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? History, more

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  http://connect.al.com/staff/LeadaGore/posts.html This story was written by: Leada Gore Memorial Day is May 30, 2016. It’s a day set aside to honor the military personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The day is sometimes confused with Veterans Day, though the two events have distinctly different purposes. Memorial Day is for remembering those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle, according to the Veterans Administration. Veterans Day, held in November, is set aside to thank and honor all those who served in the military – in wartime and peace. The day does honor veterans who have died but is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service. This underscores the “fact that all of those who served- not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty,” the VA said. History of Memorial Day Now observed on the …

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Wonderland Dog Track Buildings to be Torn Down

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  Wonderland Dog Park to be Demolished May 13, 2016 By Revere Journal Staff By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Conservation Commission held a public hearing and has issued an order of conditions to the owners of the former Wonderland Dog Park to allow the demolition process to begin at the site. Last Wednesday night attorney Stephen Reardon, who represents CBW Lending and Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, appeared before the commission. Reardon said the dog racing track facility has been vacant since state legislation on Aug. 19, 2010 resulted in a statewide ban on dog racing. Reardon said most are eager to see the facility taken down since it is unsightly, empty with no apparent use, and the development of the parcel is expected to go forward. Taking the facility down requires the approval of several city departments including, building, engineering, health, public works and fire. The application states that the owners …

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Revere High School Class of 1966 Reunion to be held in September

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Revere High School, Class of ’66, 50th Reunion The Revere High School Class of ’66 will hold its 50th reunion at The Marina Restaurant & Bar at “The Wharf” 543 North Shore Road in Revere. The long, long, long awaited 50th is almost completely organized and formal invitations will be sent by email, or snail mail if no email known, sometime late May or June. The event, to be held on September 17th 2016, starting at 6:30 PM, is planned to be informal….to keep everyone moving and renewing old friendships. Food will be served buffet style and both cash bar and DJ will be available to keep spirits high and fun! Tickets for the event are $50.00/person and can be purchased using a credit, or debit, card by inputting the numbers of tickets desired and clicking the PayPal “Buy Now” button below. Tickets may also be purchased by sending your …

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