New England

July, 2003
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Free Neighborhood Nights at the Gardener Museum in Boston
Awarded "Best Concert Setting" by Boston Magazine, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon of music and art. Concerts are held in the museum's garden-filled and architecturally rich courtyard, and on the museum's "Neighborhood Nights" admission is free.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner collection includes paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts spanning 30 centuries, but it's the juxtaposition of art and gardens that make this museum especially appealing. Plan a visit this summer! Free Neighborhood Nights are July 18 and 25, and August 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Visit the Web site for more information and to confirm concert dates and times. http://www.gardnermuseum.org/

Local Buzz

Asian Longhorned Beetle
Keep your eyes open for a relatively new and potentially devastating pest insect, the Asian longhorned beetle. The beetle arrived in the wood packing materials of goods imported from China and poses a serious threat to many species of trees in the US. So far, insect sightings have been limited to quarantined areas of New York and Illinois, although the pest has been intercepted at various ports around the country.

Vigilant homeowners can play an important role in making sure this pest doesn't cause the devastation other exotic pests have caused. If you see a beetle resembling the one in the photo on this Web page, http://www.bbg.org/gar2/pestalerts/insects/asianlonghorned.html , try to capture it and place it in a freezer to kill it. Then contact your State Department of Agriculture.

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