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Leadership Transition / Future Changes

Not sure how to lead this announcement, so jumping right in…

We’re announcing today that our Executive Director, Lea Ruscio, will be leaving the organization at the end of November 2019.  Lea has held down the leadership role here for the past 6 years, and we will be sorry to see her go!

But never fear, we’re working within the organization and together with our Advisory Committee on the transition plan and recruitment process to find a new Executive Director.  Details will be posted here and on social media as the process unfolds.

We look forward to continuing well into the future as your go-to spot for local arts, cultural, and community activities!

Winter Storm updates for Jan 19-20, 2019

Feeling fortunate to have made it this far into winter without needing to worry about snow and event cancellations, but this weekend has become the start for the season!  Updates will be posted here as decisions are made…

Last update: 1/21/19, 2 pm

Saturday 1/19:  The Winter Farmers Market is definitely *ON*.  All other Saturday events are running as planned.

Sunday 1/20: Boston Swing Central is *ON* – travel safe everyone!  Purple Flower Studio art classes, I-Opener, More to Love Yoga, and Zumba with Erika are cancelled.

Monday 1/21: Zumba with Ingrid, Zumba with Valeria, and RESIST Strength Training classes are all cancelled due to the weather.  But the Cafe is open as usual till 6pm, and all other events are running as scheduled!

Letters of Support, we need YOU!

We’re applying for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding from the City of Somerville for “The Somerville Armory Window Project” – a project to repair the 22 existing large half-moon windows around the Performance Hall, and install exterior storm windows.  The storm windows will protect the existing windows, increase energy efficiency, and help reduce sound transmitted to the outside during shows (soundproofing) – making life better for performers, audiences, and neighbors.

The Community Preservation Committee is accepting public comment until Oct 31 (email to kstelljes@somervillema.gov).  Could you write us a support letter?  Letters from anyone with a connection to the Armory are welcome, but letters from Somerville residents are particularly important.  Can you write a letter of support today?

Thank you for your support!

 

Tech Migration 10/14/2018

Today’s the day!  We’re migrating our email and shared file storage to a new back-end service.  Fingers crossed, everything will go smoothly and the rest of the world won’t even notice.  But if you get an odd bounce message, or otherwise think your message to us might not have gotten through, please try resending later tonight or tomorrow.  Thanks – and sorry for the inconvenience!