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Marathon Running Realtor Takes On Next Challenge

Ides Figueiredo

We are proud to announce that Ides Figueiredo will be running the Chicago Marathon this fall, raising funds and awareness for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

Ides is no stranger to long-distance running, having tackled the Boston marathon twice already, plus the New York, San Diego and Marine Corps marathons.  She enjoys running with friends and her dog around her hometown of Medford and the surrounding area.  "Running helps me clear my mind and gives me time to think", says Ides.  "I am lucky to live in an area with such beautiful running routes, such as around Mystic Lakes in Medford, the Minuteman bike path through Lexington and Arlington, or along the Charles River in Cambridge."

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society works to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Donations help fund new ground-breaking treatments like immunotherapies that use a person's own immune system to kill cancer. 

If you would like to donate and support her fundraising, go to https://pages.lls.org/tnt/ma/chicago19/IFigueiredo

Good luck Ides from your Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty family!

Ides Figueiredo and dog

 

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    Winchester's Concerts on the Common – Karen K and The Jitterbugs

    Karen K and the Jitterbugs

    One of the best things about a New England summer is the number of outdoor events that are hosted in our local towns.  From outdoor movies in Woburn to pop-up beer gardens in Arlington and concerts in Medford, there is always something to do with the family to make the most of the warm summer evenings.

    One of our favorite events is the series of concerts on Winchester’s beautiful common.  Located in the center of town, it’s the perfect venue to pack a picnic and a blanket and enjoy music or entertainment for all ages.  This week, we are proud to be sponsoring the Karen K and The Jitterbugs concert on Tuesday evening.  Hugely popular with families all across the Boston area and beyond, they are known for their catchy songs that appeal to kids and adults alike.  They won national recognition with a Parent’s Choice Award and their YouTube hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”.

    So join us on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:30pm to “Bug Out” with Karen K and her imaginary friends – Stinky, Bumble, Hop and Slug Bug – the Jitterbugs!  We’ll be handing out popcorn, courtesy of Showcase Cinemas, Woburn, and have a free water refill station.  See you there!   

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      Make the most the dog days of summer at these fun events!

      Puppy on it's back enjoying the day

      August is here! While some might think of these as the dog days of summer, we are still enjoying the fun outdoor events that the warm weather brings.  There's so many to choose from we've highlighted some of our favorites to make sure you don't miss out.  There's an art exhibition throughout the whole month in Winchester, and you can meet some of the artists at our reception at our office on August 8th.  If you enjoy nature, take the Urban Farm Tour in Melrose, or sign up for some outdoor yoga in Medford.  For music lovers, choose from a Beatles cover band in Lexington, classical music in Arlington, or a kid-friendly concert in Winchester.  Or grab the lawn chairs and the popcorn and enjoy an outdoor movies in Woburn or Medford.  And if you enjoy a road trip, head up to Cape Ann for the Waterfront Festival in Gloucester.  There's even a festival for dog-lovers in Arlington!  Click on the links below to get more info.

      August 3rd - Fido Fest, Arlington

      August 8th - Art In August Artist Reception, Winchester

      August 9th - Summer Concert Series - The Nowheremen (Beatles Tribute), Lexington

      August 10th - Urban Farm Tour, Melrose

      August 11th - Corn Fest, Wilson Farm, Lexington

      August 14th - Concert on the Common - Karen K and the Jitterbugs, Winchester

      August 17th - 39th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival, Gloucester

      August 17th - Free Yoga in the Park, Medford

      August 20th - Outdoor Movie Series - Incredibles 2, Woburn

      August 23rd - Summer Outdoor Movie Night - Muppet Treasure Island, Medford

      August 24th  - Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra Classical Concert, Arlington

      August 30th - Riverside Plaza Nights Concert, Medford

      August is an ideal time to start preparing for a move.  Whether you are looking to downsize or move up the property ladder, or just thinking about stepping onto the first rung,  get in touch for a complimentary market analysis.

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        Celebrate Art in August at our Artist's Reception

        Join us from 6-8pm on Thursday August 8th!

        We are delighted to be once again sponsoring Winchester's Art in August, a celebration of our vibrant local art community.  Throughout August local businesses open their doors (and windows!) to display artwork, and residents are encouraged to spend time viewing the exhibits.  Sponsoring businesses also host receptions where everyone gets a chance to meet with the artists and admire their work up close.

        Waterfield Sotheby’s International Realty will be hosting a reception on the evening of August 8th, to showcase the work of our partner artists Denise Konicek, Kiyomi Yatsuhashi and Betty Stone. Please join us from 6pm – 8pm at our office at 48 Mt Vernon Street, Winchester – all are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.

        About the artists.

        Denise Konicek is a quilt artist, whose designs combine creativity and color with precision and intricacy to create stunning artwork that tells a story.

         

        Kiyomi Yatsuhashi’s hand-dyed textiles use traditional Japanese dyeing techniques in shades of her favorite indigo blue to evoke elements of nature such as the sky and the seas.

         

        Betty Stone is a photographer and will be joining our reception to exhibit her most recent work, exploring the history, details and current usage of the 1913 Town Hall in Arlington.

         

        For more information about Art in August go to artinaugust.org

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          Art in August - Grand Opening Reception

           

           

          Art in August is celebrating its 20th successful year in Winchester!  Each summer the Winchester Cultural Council pairs local businesses with artists to turn the downtown area into an arts colony.  Painters, photographers, potters, fabric artists, jewelry-makers and other artists all get the opportunity to display their works, and businesses get the chance to support their community.  Residents are invited to spend time viewing the exhibits throughout the month, and have a chance to meet the artists at a series of receptions hosted by businesses.

          We are delighted to be a sponsor once again this year, and to be hosting exhibits from two artists who specialize in textiles.  Denise Konicek is a quilt artist, and Kiyomi Yatsuhashi creates hand-dyed textiles.  Please come and view their spectacular creations at our office (48 Mt Vernon St, Suite One) any time during August.

          Art in August will begin with a Grand Opening Reception at the Griffin Museum of Photography on August 1st, from 7pm – 8:30pm.  Wine and light refreshments will be served.  This event is open to the public and is a great opportunity to meet the artists as well as the sponsors and organizers of the event.

          We will also be hosting our own reception on Thursday, August 8th (6pm – 8pm) where you will once again have the opportunity to talk to the artists in a more intimate setting.  Check back for further details on this and to find out about Art in the Park, a family-friendly event on Winchester Common on Saturday, August 17th.

          Art in August is sponsored by the Winchester Cultural Council and the Winchester Artists Network (WAN).  All events are free of charge to the public.  For more information go to artinaugust.org

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            Sotheby's International Realty Brand Tops Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends & Tom Ferry "The Thousand" Rankings

             

            MADISON, N.J. (June 28, 2019)Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was the No. 1 real estate brand represented in the individual sales volume category as part of the 2019 REAL Trends & Tom FerryThe Thousand” rankings. The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2018 annual sales volume and transaction sides.

            The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 41 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends individual sales volume category, more than any other real estate brand. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category.

            “Achieving a leading number of sales associates represented in the individual sales volume category of the REAL Trends rankings is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Sotheby's International Realty affiliated professionals,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty. “Agents affiliated with Sotheby's International Realty demand more of themselves to set the highest standard in the business. This dedication made a record $112 billion in global sales volume for Sotheby's International Realty possible in 2018. I am proud to honor the companies and sales associates represented on this list and their commitment to their clients and the industry.”

            Click here to see the Sotheby's International Realty brand affiliated sales associates represented on “The Thousand.” The complete “The Thousand” top real estate professionals list can be found on REAL Trends’ website, www.realtrends.com.

            The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 22,700 affiliated independent sales associates located in nearly 1,000 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide. In 2018, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $112 billion USD. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

            About Sotheby's International Realty

            Sotheby's International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby's auction house. Today, the company's global footprint spans nearly 1,000 offices located in 70 countries and territories worldwide, including 43 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a franchise system. The franchise system is comprised of an affiliate network, where each office is independently owned and operated. Sotheby’s International Realty supports its affiliates and agents with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Affiliates and agents also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

            The affiliate network is operated by Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, and the company owned brokerages are operated by Sotheby's International Realty, Inc. Both entities are subsidiaries of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC and Sotheby’s International Realty Inc., both fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.

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              What's Happening in July?

               

              Summer's here!  School's out, the sun is out and you want to be out too! There's a ton of fun outdoor events for the whole family this month. Here's some of the ones you shouldn't miss - you can click on each name for full details.

               

              July 2nd - 6th - Lexington Lions 4th of July Carnival, Lexington

              July 4th - 4th of July Parade, Wakefield

              July 8th - Animal Adventures, Burlington Town Common

              July 11th - Broadway Concert, Summer Concert Series, Stoneham

              July 16th - Outdoor Movie - Ralph Breaks the Internet, Library Park, Woburn

              July 18th - Family Farm Night - Karen K & The Jitterbugs, Wright-Locke Farm, Winchester

              July 25th - Summer Family Fun Run, Horn Pond, Woburn

              July 26th -. Summer Stroll, Downtown Melrose

              July 31st - Concerts on the Common, Winchester

               

              While everyone else is winding down for summer our office is working hard, with many buyers and sellers still active during the 'quiet' times!  If the slower pace of life at this time of year has given you more time to think about making a move, get in touch with one of our agents for a complimentary market analysis.

               

              Enjoy your summer!

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                Local Places to Celebrate Fourth of July

                 

                Independence Day celebrations are right around the corner, and while most people know about the spectacular Boston Pops Concert and Fireworks, there are other ways to mark the day right on our doorstep.

                Wakefield holds the largest 4th of July parade in Massachusetts, and it's also the 2nd largest parade in New England, and the 5th largest in the US.  Find out more about the event here.

                The Lexington Lions host a 4th of July Carnival every year, which actually runs from July 2nd - 6th.  Click here for full details.

                If you are up for traveling a little further, but don't want to head into the city, Marblehead's Fireworks and Harbor Illuminations are definitely worth a visit.

                But if it's Boston or nothing, click here for a guide to the best spots to watch the fireworks whilst avoiding the crowds!

                 

                 

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                  What's Happening in June?

                  It's almost June, which means it's almost summer!  We've found some great ways to kick-off your summer fun this month with local events that can be enjoyed by all.  You might even see us at some of them!  Click on each name for full details.

                  June 1st - Winchester Town Day

                  June 2nd - Medford Day 

                  June 6th - 8th - Woburn Greek Festival

                  June 6th - 30th - The Three Musketeers, Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham

                  June 14th - Winchester Garden Tour

                  June 16th - Father's Day at Stone Zoo, Stoneham - Dad's go free!

                  June 16th - Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra performs Queen, Regent Theatre, Arlington

                  June 20th - Circle the Square, Medford

                  June 20th - Family Farm Nights at Wright-Locke Farm, Winchester

                  June 27th - The Boston Bruins Summer Library Kick-Off, Woburn

                   

                  As the weather heats up the housing market is showing no signs of cooling off.  If you thought you had missed the spring market, think again!  Get in touch for a complimentary market analysis and to discuss when is the best time for you to make a move.

                   

                  Happy summer!

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                    Memorial Day Parades Near You

                    American Flag

                     

                    This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and not a moment too soon! In between the cookouts, trips to the beach, and parties with family and friends take a moment to remember and give thanks to all those who sacrificed their freedom so that we could enjoy ours. 

                    If you would like to pay your respects, click on your town below for details of Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies in our area.

                    Winchester

                    Arlington

                    Woburn

                    Medford

                    Melrose

                    Stoneham

                    Have a wonderful weekend!

                     

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