By Courtney Wright
Special to the Gazette
With the arrival of May, signs of spring are all around! If you look up as you’re walking through the neighborhood, you will see the banners have been changed and new Mission Hill ones have been put up for spring. In a few more weeks, Friday, May 26th Main Streets will be adding flower planters along Tremont and Huntington as we do every year, another sure sign that spring is in bloom and summer is on the way.
This past Saturday (April 29th) was Opening day and the 70th anniversary of the Mission Hill Little League! The rain held off and the turnout was great. It was awesome to see current and former players from the league dating back to the 1960’s in attendance to support the Mission Hill Little league. Dan Weldon, the President and heart of the Mission Hill Little League did a wonderful job welcoming the youth and their coaches, as well as the community as a whole to this great, monumental event. In addition to about 200 community members, we were joined by City Councilor At-Large Erin Murphy, outgoing District 8 City Councilor Kenzie Bok, and the current candidate to replace Kenzie in District 8, Sharon Durkan. Erin spoke about the importance of sports and athletics in youth development. Grace Greene volunteered to sing the national anthem, a local singer who has performed at the annual collegiate Bean Pot tournament as well as professional Boston sports games! Thank you Grace!
Food and snacks were graciously donated from Bread n’ Butter International Market, the Mission Bar and Grill, Solid Ground Café, Laughing Monk Café, Mama’s Place, University House of Pizza, and of course Mike’s Donuts- as no event starts without the coffee and muffins from Maria. New England Baptist Hospital generously donated 300 hot dogs and hamburgers and were present at the event. The Mission Hill Post was a big supporter of the event as well, ordering and supplying the event with a massive sheet cake decorated in the theme of the Mission Hill Little League which was gone almost as soon as it was cut to serve! Thank you again to all our great restaurants, businesses and community partners who, as always, turn up in a very large way to support our community at large.
We hope you will join us for the annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying ceremony on May 29th in Brigham Circle. There will be light refreshments available. Also taking place on Memorial Day, is Community Day at the Museum of Fine Arts, where three local Mission Hill Artists will be featured. Look out for more information for both events in the coming weeks on our website and social media.
TREMONT HOUSE OF PIZZA
Tremont House of Pizza (THOP) has been a Mission Hill Landmark for 40 years! The Yianasmidis family have been wonderful neighbors and gracious hosts. Stop in and check out what current deals they have going on!