Holidays

By - 2/18/19 - 8:51 am
Proclaiming a day for George Washington in 1800 by John Adams

On Jan. 6, 1800, our own John Adams, then serving as president in the nation's capital of Philadelpha, declared a national day of mourning for George Washington, who had died less than a month earlier. The date chosen was Washington's birthday - Feb. 22.

Massachusetts declared its own day of mourning for Feb. 22 that year as well: Read more.

By - 1/3/19 - 12:35 pm
Big Christmas tree being taken down at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Ashish Kasturia said good bye to the giant Christmas tree at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

This week and next, Boston will pick up residents' un-decorated Christmas trees on their recycling days.

By - 1/1/19 - 11:39 pm
A lot less Pedialyte at South Boston drugstore

Eileen Murphy noticed what a run on Pedialyte means at the South Boston Rite Aid, with photos of the display case yesterday and then 24 hours later today.

Either a whole bunch of babies got sick or the walking wounded revelers put a big dent in the pedialyte display.

By - 1/1/19 - 7:57 pm
Flag raised in Somerville

Ron Newman attended the annual recreation of the first ever raising of what we now know as an American flag, on Jan. 1, 1776 over Prospect Hill in Somerville.

Washington himself ordered the flag raised over the camp of what was the new Continental Army.

By - 1/1/19 - 7:50 pm

Bill Brett watched people in swimsuits run into the bay during the L Street Brownies' annual event.

By - 12/31/18 - 9:48 pm
Prudential lit up to read 19

Jonathan Berk joins the Pru in wishing you good tidings for the year to come.

By - 12/22/18 - 4:09 pm
Santa Claus on the Charles River

Why, yes, that was Santa dashing through the Charles by the Esplanade today, as captured by Rob Colonna.

By - 12/17/18 - 9:11 am
Illuminated house in Somerville

Brad Kelly went on the annual Somerville Illuminations Ride the other night.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/16/18 - 2:52 pm

WMFO, 91.5 FM in Medford, played two straight hours of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" this morning - including the versions by Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel and Michael Buble and Miss Piggy.

H/t Ron Newman for noticing, since here at UHub World Headquarters, we get WMLN in Milton on 91.5.

By - 12/16/18 - 1:56 pm
Santa on a bicycle on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Steven D. Schmitt watched a Christmas bike parade through the Common today.

But where were his reindeer? Over in Somerville for the Jingle Bell 5K: Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 9:43 am

Billy West Christmas in Kenmore Square WBCN Audio Master courtesy of Tom Sandman Billy & Tom

From the WBCN oldies collection.

H/t Gary C.

By - 12/9/18 - 10:23 pm
Christmas boat at Community Boating on the Charles

Acraftymitch photographed Boston on a cold night tonight, including Community Boating's Christmas boat on the Charles.

Copyright Acraftymitch. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/9/18 - 2:20 pm
Santa Claus gets out of helicopter in the North End

Adam Castiglioni watched Santa land in the North End today.

Jessica Kent watched his descent:

By - 12/8/18 - 1:24 pm

When running isn't enough to keep you warm:

By - 12/2/18 - 8:20 pm
By - 11/30/18 - 8:52 am
Boston Common Christmas tree and the towers of Back Bay

Louise Miller got a dawn look today at the Nova Scotia Christmas Tree on Boston Common - lit up last night - and the towers of the Back Bay.

By - 11/22/18 - 7:31 pm

The Washington Post interviews Scott Macaulay, who has been making dinner for all who ask since 1985.

By - 11/22/18 - 9:48 am
Quincy House menu

The Quincy House hotel, at the corner of Brattle Place and Brattle Square, had this cover printed for its Thanksgiving dinner in 1899 (from the New York Public Library collection). Read more.