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Ask Angie: The Best Summer Veggies

Summer is in full swing and lets not forget to stay healthy during this busy season.  Vegetables are a nutritious choice that our bodies crave and love.  Most farmers markets and local vendors have an abundance of healthy foods for sale.  Here is a simple list of the best summer veggies:

Cucumbers: A member of the squash family, cucumber’s high water content makes it a refreshing and hydrating addition to summer menus.  A good source of Vitamin C and silica, which is important for connective tissue health.  When selecting a cucumber look for slender cucumbers with a dark green firm skin.  You can add them to a salad, sandwich, soup or dip. 

Zucchini: Freshest and plentiful among local farmers between May-July.  Zucchinis are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, folate, phosphorus and several B vitamins.  When shopping for this vegetable look for those that resemble a cucumber size and shape, have a smooth thin skin, green or yellow in color is fine.  Enjoy by cutting in half and drizzling with olive oil, salt and pepper, bake at 350 degrees for twenty to twenty-five minutes.  You can always add raw zucchini to a vegetable platter or salad of your choice.   

Support and Preserve the History of Fall River

The Preservation Society of Fall River LogoThe Preservation Society of Fall River strongly encourages support of the Community Preservation Act (CPA).

No matter what part of Fall River you are from, everyone can identify dozens of historical and beautiful places, many of which have been neglected for so long that their value might be questioned. Our history and architecture is one of our premier resources that distinguishes us from most other towns and cities across the country. The CPA could very well be what puts Fall River back on the map; our chance to turn the tables.

The CPA creates designated local funding that must be ear-marked for open space, historic preservation, community housing and recreation projects. No such funding has truly been afforded to our city's budget since prior to the Great Depression. If ratified during our next election, the funding is created by a 1.5% real estate surcharge. The surcharge will average $20 per year for homeowners. Exemptions will be allowed for the first $100,000 of every property, low income households and eligible seniors. The surcharge is matched by the state depending on Register of Deeds collectibles. The CPA budget would make it much easier for Fall River to apply for matching grants for many projects that have been poorly funded in the past.

Recycle a Bicycle Program

Mass in Motion-Fall River is seeking donations of used, retired bicycles for their "RECYCLE A BICYCLE" program being held this summer at B.M.C. Durfee High School, and continuing in the fall with the Applied Physics Class with the Class of 2016.

In the program, students are taking bicycles and refurbishing them. They learn about bicycle mechanics, bicycle safety; learning the rules of the road from the Fall River Police Department and receive a bicycle helmet. Finally with bicycles restored, students will learn how to navigate safely through the city. Those who complete the program successfully "Earn a Bicycle".

Fall River CD Recreation 2012 Summer Programs

2012 Summer ProgramsFall River re-Creation Logo

  • Summer Lunch in the Park
  • Youth Gymnastics
  • Advanced Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading Camp
  • Goals Soccer Camp
  • Track & Field
  • Sailing (Session 1,2,3,4)
  • Wrestling
  • Judo
  • Sandlot Baseball Camp
  • Photography Workshop
  • Neighborhood Computer Center
  • Neighborhood Fitness Center

For information on specific dates, times, age requirements, prices, etc., visit our website or give us a ring. We have people standing by to answer your questions and accommodate your special needs.


72 Bank Street | Fall River, MA | 508-679-0922 | cdrec@me.com
Visit our website www.GFRrec.org

Rock Out For Kids - Christmas in July Charity at Mickey Doyle's Sports Pub

Christmas in July LogoMickey Doyle's Sports Pub will be holding it Christmas in July charity event on Sunday, July 24, from noon to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will  be donated to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

The event will be held outdoors, rain or shine, at Ocean State Job Lot Plaza on 390 Rhode Island Avenue. All ages are welcome to attend.

Tickets are available at Mickey Doyle's Sports Pub for $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Children under the age of 12 can enjoy the event for free and must be accompanied by an adult.