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Chamber Member News & Events: StonehamBank Celebrates 135 Years, The Watchmaker Featured in National Publication, Ceramica Launches Abandoned Art Project
StonehamBank Celebrates 135 Years
On January 10, 1887, StonehamBank was established to assist the town and its citizens in the transition from an industrial center to a residential community populated by individuals who work outside of its borders. As relayed by the Stoneham Historical Society & Museum, “As is well documented throughout history, men and women of vision often produce their richest work in the face of poor circumstances. So it was…when a group of Stoneham citizens met at the Town Office for the purpose of considering the feasibility of establishing a co-operative bank in Stoneham; an institution they felt critical to assist the town and its citizens in the transition from a self-contained industrial center to a residential community populated by individuals working outside its borders.”
Congratulations to StonehamBank on this remarkable milestone! 135 years later and they continue to be a local institution that is purpose driven in supporting the economic well-being of the communities they serve, including giving back 10 percent of their profits. .
The Watchmaker Featured in American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute Magazine
The Watchmaker is featured in the December issue of the national magazine of the American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute as part of their Traditions & Transitions series. The series explores tales of strong family heritages and of businesses that have been passed down through generations and recounts how the the Kurdzionak family started their Stoneham Square business.
Stage Music Center Offering Winter Sessions for Young People
Saturdays, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Learn the fundamentals of music through movement, play and incorporating arts & crafts fun activities! (Ages 18 months – 3,5 years)
STAGE YOUR IMAGINATION
Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Discover the power of imagination writing original scripts, improvising and dramatizing stories! (Ages 6 – 10 years)
STAGE BELLS SINGING GROUP
Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:00 PM | Take a musical journey of growing a sense of musicality and singing technique through popular songs, famous Disney and Broadway tunes and building performance experience! (Ages 6 – 9 years
Calling All Artists! Support the Stoneham Art Group’s Winter Abandoned Art Project
The Stoneham Art Group is combating the winter doldrums by hosting their first ever Winter Abandoned Art Project! Volunteers are needed to donate art and assist with leaving pieces of art around town for others to find. Art Abandonment, the act of abandoning art in public spaces for strangers to discover and keep, is a movement first started by artist Michael deMeng on Facebook in 2012. deMeng characterizes the deed as “good for the soul…A random kind act.” This project is offered with connecting to the greater Stoneham public in mind and to spread good cheer through adventure and discovery.
Winchester Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Listening Sessions
Winchester Hospital is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment to better understand the most pressing health-related issues impacting the people living and working in the communities we serve. Please join one of the listening sessions to hear key themes from their assessment, share your perspective, and discuss potential solutions.