ARTS & CULTURE * BEAUTIFICATION * SERVICE
Doors & Pianos Find New Homes!
Newton Out Doors Auction Results
Thank you to everyone who participated in our online auction for the Newton Out Doors public art initiative. All doors have found new forever homes in the Berkshires, Cape Cod, Newton and Vermont. Thank you to all the donors for your contributions to support another public art program in Spring 2022. 
West Newton resident Bruce Wilson installing "Blooming" in his yard.
Newton Artful Pianos on the Move
With cooler temperatures moving in, it was time to say good bye to our Artful Pianos, placed outside throughout 8 villages over the summer. While some pianos succumbed to the elements, we are pleased to say that one piano can now be enjoyed at Dunn-Gaherin's in Upper Falls and four were successfully relocated to the McGovern Transportation Center in Lawrence.

Newton resident Noah Berger, CEO of the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority, saw on social media that we were looking for a new home for our pianos and reached out to Newton Community Pride. We were thrilled that another community will be enjoying our artfully created pianos. 
Beautification Team Gets Planters Fall Ready
Last Saturday, Howard Sholkin and Barbara Darnell, NCP Board Members and co-chairs of our Beautification Committee along with Pat Rand, a committee member, refreshed the planters at the Newton Centre Al Fresco location with pansies, mums, and pumpkins in time for the upcoming harvest fair. Thank you for ushering in fall!
Donor & Volunteer Spotlight: Thomas Boyd
Hi, my name is Tom Boyd and I’ve been volunteering with Newton Community Pride for over 15 years. In 2006, my wife Margaret Ford, then a NCP Board Member, volunteered me to build and maintain NCP’s first website which I maintained till 2019. Even though I had no experience at web site development, I agreed to volunteer and have been part of the NCP family ever since! I researched what was needed and the first Newton Community Pride web site was launched 15 years ago. 

This internet presence allowed NCP to publicize itself and receive donations, registration and payments for all NCP events. With the assistance of Lee Hatfield, Ellen Fisher and Judy Anderson this web based support was a huge help in building the impact of NCP in the community. 

In 2013, I became Treasurer of NCP and guided its financial stewardship for 7 years until my retirement from the Board this month. Newton Community Pride has given our city so many wonderful events and programs and I am proud to have played a part in its growth and impact on so many families and children in Newton. 
With much appreciation, the Newton Community Pride Board of Directors is thankful to Tom Boyd for his time and passion toward the mission of NCP and grateful for his 15 years of service. 
Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
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Plaut Mahoney Family