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Week of October 8th

It’s Columbus Day!  Banks, libraries, schools, and the post office will be closed today.  The T is running on a Saturday schedule.  Liquor stores are open.  (Phew!)

Today, October 8th is National Fluffernutter Day.  Revisit a childhood classic and enjoy the peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff sandwich.  (Make sure it’s on white Wonder Bread.)  In 1917 the marshmallow spread know as Fluff was invented in Somerville by Archibald Query.  Later in 1920, H. Allen Durke and Fred L. Mower formed a partnership and begin manufacturing Marshmallow Fluff in Lynn, MA. 

The Fort Point Open Studios will take place from Friday, October 19th – Sunday, October 21st.  Visitors can explore more than 10 buildings and the studios of 150 artists featuring painters, sculptors, ceramicists, book artists, photographers, jewelers, fashion designers and more.  For more information go to:www.fortpointarts.org

Register to vote!  The mother of all elections – the presidential election – takes place on Tuesday, November 6th.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 17th.  If you’ve moved, make sure to update your voter registration too.  Be informed! Get involved.  For more information visit: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm

Bring it on, New York!  It’s the battle of the food trucks as the Food Truck Throwdown Boston vs. New York takes place on Saturday, October 13th from 11am-9pm.  There will be food competitions all day as well as live music and local celebrity judges Bill Costa and Jenny Johnson from NECN’s TV Diner.   Admission is free.  Boston Contenders: Bon Me, Kickass Cupcakes, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Lobsta Love, Staff Meal and the Cookie Monstah
NYC Contenders: Wafels and Dinges, Nuchas, The Munchie Mobile, Mike N’ Willie’s, Fishing Shrimp, Bian Dang, Big D’s Grub

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