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After Marathon Bombings, Walk for Hunger Fundraising, Registrations Slow

The Walk for Hunger is on May 5, 2013.

For Project Bread Executive Director Ellen Parker, April 15 to 19 was the week almost everything stopped.

In Boston, and in places around the country and world, life as usual stopped as the Boston Marathon bombings unfolded April 15, then came to a dramatic conclusion on April 19 with the death of one bombing suspect and the capture in Watertown of another. 

What also stopped that week? The steady flow of registrations and fundraising for Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, scheduled for Sunday, May 5. The walk is the oldest continuously operating pledge walk in the country, raising money for anti-hunger programs in Massachusetts.

“We’re trying hard to regain some lost ground,” Parker said. 

Online fundraising for the walk is down 6 percent this year, said Parker, who noted fundraising efforts by walkers typically speed up starting in mid-April, and continue through the walk the first weekend in May. This year, the Marathon bombings meant people’s attention turned elsewhere during the usual ramp-up to the walk, she said. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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SoWa Market, Art Walk Kick off on Sunday

The birds are chirping, the sun is out, and if that weren’t enough, the spring is about to get that much sweeter in the South End with the opening weekend of the SoWa open market and the annual SoWa Art Walk kicking off this Sunday.

The SoWa Open Market is promising to be even bigger and better this year, in its several venues: the open air market with a farmers’ market, a vintage market and its food trucks. Organizers say there will be more than 100 vendors at the crafts market, 70 vendors at the farmers market and 40 food trucks this year.

You can see a list of all the food trucks here

The farmer’s market is located at 500 Harrison Avenue and features produce from local farmers and specialty food vendors. The open market, at 460 Harrison Ave. features work by local artists and crafters who sell unique gift items like jewelry, clothing, toys, pottery and more. The third part of the market is a large, year-round vintage market that features furniture and clothing. The vintage market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., not just during the summer. And for those with a hankering for a freshly cooked meal, there’s the food truck area in the Trolly Building at 540 Harrison Ave.  read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 4, 2013 at 10:40 am

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