Five Things: Big Sister Association Gets Grant From Salem Five Bank
Five things to know on Wed, Nov. 9.
1. Mostly sunny again today with highs in the mid 60s. Best Fall ever?
2. The Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, located in Back Bay at 161 Mass Ave. was one of 35 local non-profits to receive a $1,000 grant from Salem Five Bank.
As it grows, we’re happy to see such diversity of missions and to give back to the wonderful organizations and individuals who are making a positive impact within our community,” said Joseph M. Gibbons, president and chief executive officer of Salem Five Bank. “These grant recipients are wonderful examples of community-building, economic development and critical workforce training organizations.”
3. The Franklin Park Zoo celebrated baby gorilla Kambiri’s birthday on November 5 and teamed up with Sweet Cupcakes to create a limited-edition “Bananas for the Zoo” cupcake, which will be sold at all four Sweet locations, including the Newbury Street shop, through Friday. It's made with homemade banana buttercream frosting atop rich, dark chocolate cake, finished with a banana chip. And $1 from each cupcake sold will go to the Zoo New England, so you may just want to order two.
4. Speaking of sweets, Pinkberry released a new peppermint flavor for the holidays. Described as a "grown up take on a candy cane," the fro-yo shop calls it "minty and refreshing, paired perfectly with all natural bits of minty bark crisp and drizzled chocolate." Pinkberry, you had me at peppermint.
5. Learn to make holiday gift tags and place cards during a 7 p.m. workshop at Trident Cafe. Glad Flynn teaches some fun new techniques, and the $20 ticket includes a glass of wine, cheese plate and materials. Call (617)267-8688 or stop by the front register to sign-up.