Page 18 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 27, 2019 Cruise in a Canoe with Friends of the Malden River! Celebrate waterfront access T he Friends of the Malden River, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) invite you to a free opportunity to explore the Malden River! Join “Cruise in a Canoe” on Saturday, September 28, which features 45-minute free canoe rides, food trucks and information about boating, biking and hiking in the watershed. Since early 2019 these partners – along with the City of Malden – have been working together to develop a creative place-making project along the river to raise awareness about current conditions and to spark interest in waterfront access. Multilingual interpreters will help attendees learn about their rights to the river and gather thoughts on their vision for the waterfront. Cruise RYDER CUP 2019 | FROM PAGE 3 in Malden over 50 years ago. Their roots run deep and they care. And they have never forgotten where they came from. Jim’s mom still lives in Malden by the way. Jim/JRM are huge supporters of various organizations and community endeavors in the City of Malden – when asked for support of this in a Canoe with Friends of the Malden River is sponsored by a grant from MAPC’s Arts and Culture Department, with additional support from Paddle Boston and the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. “Bringing people to the Malden River for a fun day of boating is a great way to show off the river’s potential to become an invaluable public space in Malden for everyone to enjoy,” said MAPC’s Regional Arts and Culture Planner, Daniel Koff. Event details When: Saturday, September 28 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Where: High School Boat Tent at City Yard | 365 Commercial St., Malden. Why: 45-minutes of free canoeing + info on waterfront parks, Malden River Greenways and Malden River health risk asyear’s Feast they did not hesitate – in typical JRM fashion. At times during the summer, their trucks may take on a pungent odor, but their generosity is unmatched around these here parts. And they have great employees if you haven’t already noticed. Thank you JRM! Norman Greenbaum will be back in Malden on October 16 for the ribbon-cutting ceremosessment. How: no canoe experience necessary | registration required at www.MysticRiver.org/MaldenRiver. Questions about the event? Contact friendsofthemaldenriver@gmail.com. The Malden River was recently cleared for public boating – so in addition to exploring waterfront access, this event celebrates the favorable results of the comprehensive risk assessment completed this year. MyRWA’s Watershed Scientist, Andy Hrycyna, will be on-site to answer any questions related to the study. “The Human Health Risk Study on the Malden River is a prime example of an important collaboration initiated with an idea from our community,” said Friends of the Malden River President Karen Buck. “This collaboration created a meticuny – brought to you by Sharon Santillo and Malden Arts ARTLine by the way! The hit song “Spirit in the Sky” – pleasant earworm since we first heard it back in 1969. As a 12-year-old it knocked my socks off! You kids don’t know what you missed! As the bumper sticker reads: “I may be old but my generation had the best music!” Norman’s 3 minutes 57 seconds of pure muVirginia Ruane (right) enjoys lunch with friends Sheila Shea (center) and Eini Woods. Both Ruane and Woods are residents of the Forestdale Park independent and assisted living facility in Malden. (Photo Courtesy of Charles Harrington) lous, independent, and unarguable study providing the community with assurance that yes, it is safe to boat on the Malden River. The sense of relief and joy is palpable!” MyRWA is also working to create a shared vision for a seamless waterfront park system along both sides of the Malden River, connecting communities in Medford, Malden and Everett to this important natural resource. Thanks to local leadership and several brownfield resical bliss was just one of many outstanding musical offerings that year. The summer of ’69 rocked! Literally and figuratively! So many great songs! So many great bands! Just ask Bryan Adams! Here is but a small sample from that wondrous year in music: “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” Steam; “Come Together,” the Beatles; “Suspicious Minds,” Elvis; “In the Year 2525,” Zager and Evans; “Wedding Bell Blues,” The 5th Dimension; “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin,’” Crazy Elephant; and “Crimson and Clover” by Tommy James. Far out man! All this great artwork brought to you by Sharon Santillo and the good folks at Malden Arts ARTLine!! Love those guys/gals by the way! Don’t you?! More on Sharon Santillo and Malden Arts ARTLine in a future column. “This is the end, beautiful ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...One-owner split level home offers eight rooms, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths, main level features bright and sunny formal living room with cathedral ceilings and fireplace, formal dining with walk out to deck, open to eat in kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, three bedrooms with hard wood floors and full bath. finished lower level offers spacious family room with built in wine fridge, 4th bedroom, full bath with stand up shower, work shop and walk out to parking area. Central air, inground pool was added in 2006, patio area & sprinkler system. Offered at $529,900 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com friend, this is the end, my only friend, the end...” The topic of discussion recently at the Italian American Citizens Club was the many barrooms in Malden in years past. And who doesn’t have a story of their favorite Malden “dive bar” from the good old days?! And who also doesn’t love a comfortable place to sit around with old friends and talk about those stories from the good old days?! A place where “everybody knows your name.” Patrick’s in Maplewood Square being a prime example these days. Malden was home to many dive bars or “old men’s bars” as they are often referred to: places where working-class men and women of Malden would gather and talk out the day. Maybe share a glass or two of Ballantine Ale after a hard day’s work at Converse Rubber, developments, the Malden River is on its way to becoming a central open space amenity for all three cities. Information about the Mystic and Malden River Greenways will be displayed at the event. “Our hope is that by bringing people to the Malden River, they will recognize the value of waterfront access and become advocates for the river and future park and path improvements,” said MyRWA’s Greenways Director, Amber Christoffersen. Lewis Candies or Faulkner Mfg. (substitute Schlitz, Pickwick Ale or ’Gansett if you wish). All were unique in their own special way. Where you spent this leisure time depended on many divergent factors. Maybe it was located in your neighborhood, close to home (Salemwood, Jessells, Hole in the Wall Pub). Or possibly they served the “stiffest” drink (Morrison’s, The Highland, The Rosebud). Maybe they extended you a line of credit as you drank through your Friday paycheck (West End Bar & Grille, Richard’s Pub, Jack Haney’s). Or maybe they served the best spaghetti & meatball dinner (Tricca’s, Brandano’s, Ferrari’s). That was your bar. None had better neon, though, than the Horseshoe Bar & Grille on Exchange Street – the garish neon sign above the doorway greeting you with open arms. It was a typical watering hole of that era where drinks were cheap, the overhead kept to a minimum and Malden’s finest gathered. The Horseshoe occupied a space for many years on the opposite side of where Exchange Street Bistro now sits. From what I remember you entered the front door and immediately stepped back in time. Visualize good old-fashioned wood paneling that we all grew up with. Throw in leather booths and a time when neon ruled, and you were home sweet home. Strictly a working-class bar as most lounges were in Malden in those days. Neighborhood spaces where we gathered with companions or family members – in person, not virtually – and made friendships that were forever valued and would last deep into our lifetimes. Ladies’ luncheon

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