Navy Yard Views: Youths Collect Food for Y Campaign

Is The Tavern On The Water staying? The first FCNY young adults networking event was a big success. Welcome Home Away Boston to the yard. Boston City Hall CC hearing 11/28 @ 6:00.

It’s inspiring to watch young people making a positive difference in our community. The FCNY (Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard) young adults contributed over 50 pounds of food for the local food bank CANshare and the YMCA’s Get Fit, Give Back campaign. 

This effort was the Friends first young adults networking event held at Max and Dylans, and it was a big success. The young adults are looking forward to their next event—BU vs. Harvard hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 9. Plan ahead, and sign up now: www.friendscny.org/eventsoffers.html.

We have a new nonprofit, Home Away Boston, and we welcome Martha Welsh, executive director, into the yard. They help families who bring their sick child to Boston for critical conditions including cancer, cardiac surgery or organ transplants by providing comfortable, free housing and amenities. Home Away currently operates two apartments in the Navy Yard.

Check out this worthy organization at www.HomeAwayBoston.org.

Everyone is welcome at the Conservation Commission hearings regarding Shipyard Quarters Marina at Boston City Hall. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

Have you noticed that the house boats have moved? Also, can anyone confirm if the Tavern on the Water will be in the yard next summer?

As always, thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments.  It is with gratitude that I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

"We gather around this feasting table, humbled by our bounty, oh Lord of abundant life, in the face of how much more we have before us than what we need. Thank you that we have the luxury of overeating; help us learn to share not only our food, but also our lives so that others may, on Thanksgiving Day, have reason to pause, give thanks, and pass on what has been given to them. Help us also learn better how to live as grateful children ... delighted, surprised, and generous with the sharing of our good fortune. And now join us amidst food, friends, family, as we each name silently that for which we give the greatest thanks." —Margaret Anne Huffman (1941-2000)

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