1. Samba De Uma Nota Só with The Bales of Woodmere ~ September 2014 v.4.1


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    2014 Woodmere Play Installation by BrownSprague LLC. "Samba de Uma Nota Só" ("One-Note Samba") is a song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Recorded on "Jazz Samba", bossa nova album by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, released on the Verve label on April 20, 1962. The Bales of Woodmere Every fall, since 2010, the Woodmere Art Museum displays a straw bale maze (aka play sculpture) on their prodigious front lawn in celebration of the Harvest and Harry Potter Festival, the installation remains in situ from September to December. Located near the western boundary of Chestnut Hill, the Woodmere estate provides a rolling park like setting and a welcome destination for visitors from across the region. Its front lawn is bordered by Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road which are visually accessible to its stage like front lawn, in which the museum’s Victorian mansion provides a memorable backdrop. In five short years, the fall installation has grown from a humble hay maze into an anticipated celebration of folly. This annual play catalyst received its first sponsor after the 2013 season. Over time our generative element, the bale, has changed from a standard size bale (24x48x16) to a six string straw bale of enormous mass (48x84x36) each weighing over 800 pounds dry, almost a half ton. We deploy 84 bales each year, almost 34 tons (67,200 lb.) of straw. The enormous bales are well suited to withstand the elements and large crowds for an extended period of time. After closing, the exhibit is removed, the bales re-enters the local agrarian marketplace as an ingredient for mushroom mulch and animal bedding, remarkably they retain a value. The design is simply a set of blocks. 84 identical blocks that can be arranged into an infinite number of compositions. The assembly of blocks help to contain three elements: A large red ball, a group of inflated inner tubes and a large collection of rings (aka hula hoops) in varying diameters. There are no rules nor instructions.

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    • Into the Parks Adventure Club - Wissahickon Environmental Center


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      With a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, the Wissahickon Environmental Center has started a new program, called the Into the Parks Adventure Club. WEC Environmental Educator Trish Fries discusses the goals of the program, and the success they've had with it so far.

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      • How The Business Improvement District Impacts Chestnut Hill


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        An audio slideshow about how businesses are decided in Chestnut Hill.

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        • Chestnut Hill Businesses Have Community Feel


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          Although some businesses have not been able to get into the area because of their differences, many other Chestnut Hill businesses have joined together to build a community. Nicole Bernier reports.

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          • How Franchises Affect Chestnut Hill Businesses


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            Franchises are making their way to Chestnut Hill and locally owned mom and pop shops have an input on it. Nicole Bernier reports.

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            • Preparing for Snow in Chestnut Hil


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              Cold temperatures bring winter weather and Chestnut Hill is preparing for another snowy winter. Nicole Bernier reports.

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              • Nick Rosica and Weavers Way Co-op


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                A profile on Nick Rosica and his efforts of Sustainability in Chestnut Hill

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                • Chestnut Hill: Bredenbecks Bakery


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                  Bredenbeck's Bakery has been in Chestnut Hill for 31 years.

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                  • Plumber in Winchester MA


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                    H.O. Electric is your residential Electrical Plumbing Heating Cooling Specialist. We are an electrical contracting company providing homeowners the best electric Plumber-Heating-Cooling repair service in Greater Boston. This family owned establishment shows up on time and in uniform, and most jobs can be completed the same day. They offer upfront pricing, meaning that you will know the price of the job before the work begins. If you're looking for residential electrical Plumber-Heating-Cooling service or electrical repair in the Greater Boston, MA area and are interested in scheduling an appointment with this company, please call us at: 617-489-6324. http://hoelectric.com

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