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Things to Know in South End Today, May 8: Author Talk at South End Library

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a cloudy day, with a high near 74 degrees. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 70%. 2. Author Talk: South End author Phil Gambone will read from his forthcoming book, “As far As I Can Tell: Tracing My Father’s WW II Route Across Europe” at the South End Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. This is the first public reading of a project Gambone undertook to understand his soldier-father’s experience of what is generally considered “the good war,” and the silence surrounding it: No word was spoken about it at the Gambone dinner table. See here for more information.  3. US Senate Debate Tonight: The last debate before next week’s special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts is slated for tonight at 7 p.m. The debate will air live until 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). R.D. Sahl of Boston University will moderate. Read a preview here.  4. Free Red Sox Tickets for Students: Children 14 and under bring your most recent report card with all A’s and B’s and receive a free ticket to any game in June. To take advantage of this offer, tickets are available the day of each game at Gate E. See here for more details.  5. New website coming: Have we got great news for you. Starting next week, you’ll see a brand new website for South End Patch, that allows you to post easier, and even post from your mobile phone! Stay tuned next week for more updates on this.  Things you can do every day on South End Patch: Share your news with the rest of the community. Click here to add an announcement.  Add your events to our events calendar. Click here to sign up for breaking news updates. Want up-to-the-minute news? Click here to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  Share your thoughts on your community in a blog. Click here to get started. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 18, 2013 at 1:46 pm

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Author Dennis Lehane Headlining South End Library This Week

An award-winning local author will be stopping by the South End Library on Tuesday night. Author Dennis Lehane will be at the South End Library on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his 2012 novel, Live by Night, which recently won the 2013 Edgar Award for best mystery fiction.  Lehane has published nine novels over the last 20 years, including Gone, Baby Gone in 1998, Mystic River in 2001, Shutter Island in 2003, all three of which were turned into movies. He has won numerous awards for his novels.  A Boston native, Lehan is writer-in-residence at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, and splits his time between Florida and a home in Boston. After the marathon bombings, he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times called, “Messing with the Wrong City.” The Friends of the South End Library is advising attendees that seating is limited and to arrive early. You can read more on the FOSEL website.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 13, 2013 at 10:23 am

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Local Author Selling Children’s Book on Dogs in South End

When author and journalist Scott Fayner was trying to decide what his next project would be, he looked around him. And saw dogs. Lots of dogs.  That’s because at the time, Fayner was working at a dog daycare facility. Talk about drawing inspiration from your daily life. Fayner said he grew up with dogs and knew a lot about dogs, so the idea just seemed natural to him. “I wanted to help children learn from a young age about breeds and their characteristics and energy levels, so when they grow up they’ll have a better knowledge about which ones to choose,” he said. “If you have a breed like a Jack Russel Terrier in an apartment when you work all day they will ruin your house, and they end up in pounds, so it was a great project to help try to prevent that.” His new book, written with co-author Katie Bazaz, is called the ABCs of DOGs, and takes children through all the different dog breeds from A-Z, with two dogs for each letter of the alphabet. On the last page is a place for children to imagine their own type of dog breed with the characteristics that they like the best.  Fayner met his co-author Bazaz, through their job at the dog daycare center. Although Fayner had experience with writing, Bazaz did not, and neither had any experience with publishing.  “Katie had never been a part of something like this, but and she was really great,” Fayner said. “I never could have done this without her.” Through his work on the book, Fayner said the most interesting thing he learned was more about smaller breeds of dogs. “I’ve always liked big dogs, so I looked at smaller breeds as one type, like they were all the same,” he said. “But they really are not and have all different personalities.” “I also learned it’s not easy to write a book,” he said. The book is currently on sale atSooki, a women’s clothing and boutique store owned by Fayner’s mother, Suzan Griffith. Fayner said besides Amazon.com, the store is the only place where you can find his book right now, and based on how passionate South End residents are about their dogs, he thinks it’s a good fit. “The South End community is passionate about their dogs and treating them properly,” he said. “It’s a good way for young people to get started loving dogs, and maybe they’ll want a career working with dogs one day.” And maybe it isn’t just for kids. “What’s funny is that a lot of adults read it and they’re like, ‘I learned so […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 2, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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