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

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

  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

  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

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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Revere Beach Kite Festival set for May 15th across from Kelly’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Revere, MA, April 19, 2016 – Revere Beach Partnership, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates some of Revere’s best-loved events including the Sand Sculpting Festival and Pumpkin Festival, invites you to attend the Revere Beach Kite Festival, May 15th from 11AM – 2PM at Revere Beach, across from Kelly’s Roast Beef.   The first 300 kids (under the age of 12) will receive a complimentary kite. Kids will be able to decorate their own kite and then watch it fly! Thank you to Sea Side Kites for providing the kites for this event. A BIG thank you to our sponsors Sea Side Kites, Kelly’s Roast Beef. Without their support, this event would not happen! Revere Beach Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2001. Its purpose is to continue the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families; to …

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2016 CITY OF REVERE FITNESS CHALLENGE AND 5K ROAD RACE

Press Release- City of Revere The City of Revere is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Citywide Fitness Challenge, beginning on May 16, 2016 and culminating with a 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run on June 11, 2016. The Fitness Challenge is FREE and the cost to register for the “Revere Runs” 5K Run & Walk for Fitness is $20.00 & $5.00 for Revere Youth ages 5-18. A portion of the proceeds from race registrations will be used to create four scholarships for Revere High School seniors.  We are looking for sponsors for this event. We have three levels of sponsorship available, Corporate, Champion, and Supporter. Please see descriptions below for more information.  All sponsors will be able to have a table at our health fair during the race on June 11th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Revere Food Week set to Begin April 18th

Revere on the Move Announces Revere Food Week Revere Food Week starts Monday, April 18th and runs through Friday, April 22nd. Revere Food Week is a partnership between Revere on the Move, Revere CARES, and the Revere Chamber of Commerce to promote healthy, affordable food options in the area! SPECIAL EVENTS: Monday, 22: Family movie night at Bagel Bin Deli: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742880279288831/ ^FREE FOOD FOR THE FIRST 40 PEOPLE!!!! Tuesday, 23: Family movie night at Antonellas: https://www.facebook.com/events/930346043729817/ ^FREE FOOD FOR THE FIRST 40 PEOPLE!!!! Wednesday, 24: Jazz music and dinner at Maekha Thai: https://www.facebook.com/events/575445575966803/ ^FREE FOOD FOR THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE!!!!!

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Revere Beach Partnership announces dates for Festivals at Revere Beach

The Revere Beach Partnership has announced the dates for its Kite Festival, the International Sand Sculpting Festival, Art Festival and the Fall Festival. For more information about events and activities and much more at Revere Beach… America’s First Public Beach… Follow Us on www.twitter.com/reverebeach  and Like Us at www.facebook.com/reverebeach  all season long…Check out all the images here and much more…..    

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Annette Kellerman: Hollywood’s first nude star appeared at Revere Beach in 1907

By Justin Parkinson BBC News Magazine 20 February 2016 In 1907, Kellerman was arrested on Revere Beach, Boston, for wearing one of her suits without a skirt. But the judge accepted it had been designed for exercise and was decent, provided she wore a skirt until entering the water. t’s 100 years since Annette Kellerman became the first person to appear nude in a Hollywood film. But this was just one of many remarkable events in her life. She sat naked on a tree branch, her arms stretched upwards, but her hair largely covered her breasts. It might not seem very risque today, but this scene, from a film released in 1916, was an important event in the history of film. Annette Kellerman is regarded as the first star – male or female – to appear nude in a mainstream Hollywood production. The fantasy drama A Daughter of the Gods …

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Revere welcomes Mayor Arrigo, new City Council, School Committee

Story by Revere Advocate – Staff Excited residents flooded City Hall Monday to watch a new mayor, city council and school committee take the oath of office. When new mayor Brian Arrigo, walked into City Hall, he was greeted with a loud applause and standing ovation. “We love you, Brian,” a supporter yelled from the audience. So many attended the swearing-in ceremony that some had to watch from the hallway. Arrigo did not give a speech Monday night, as the ceremony had to be curtailed after a recount delayed preparations for the event. A full ceremony is to come later in the month. The new mayor defeated incumbent Mayor Dan Rizzo by a vote of 5,210 to 5,102. A recount occurred at the end of December, officially declaring Arrigo mayor of Revere.

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