Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Let’s Revive the Auburndale Community Association

For many years all of Auburndale was joined as a village by an extremely vibrant neighborhood organization called the Auburndale Community Association (ACA). The ACA used to run a fabulous Village Day. (One of the earlier Village Days in Newton.) The folks that run Rove the Cove are the remaining stewards of the ACA, but we could use an infusion of new energy and ideas to do more!  Some Auburndale people have recently expressed an interest in revitalizing the ACA. A group of residents are thinking of beginning that effort, and anyone interested in playing a small, or a large, roll in this organization should contact Also feel free to send along questions.  If this effort is successful in resurrecting our village organization, the hope is to hold a large community wide meeting at the Village Bank lobby in the fall. 

Time to Register! Rove the Cove Saturday June 23rd–Profits to Benefit the ACL!

It’s almost here!  The ACL has always been a big fan of Rove the Cove, and this year the Auburndale Community Association will donate all profits from the event to the ACL.  So, lace up those shoes and start your training regimens.

The Auburndale Community Association is hosting the 11th annual Rove the Cove 5K road/trail race on June 23 . The race starts and finishes in the picnic area of The Cove in Auburndale. Cotton t-shirt to the first 100 registrants. Prizes raffled at the end. All fitness levels welcome! You can walk or run.   Registration through You can also register on race day. Race begins at 9:30. Race day check in/registration at 8:30.

Skywrite Newton at the ACL During May

Part of the City of Newton’s Festival of the Arts, Skywrite Newton is an augmented reality skywriting demonstration taking place in each of the 13 villages of Newton during the month of May. Designed by internationally exhibited multimedia artist Will Pappenheimer, viewers download the free app Layar and focus their cell phones or tablets in the sky above each of the villages to hunt for a phrase.

The ACL is one of the sites where you’ll be able to reveal one of the messages, so check it out!


IT’S HERE!!!!! Newton PorchFest Saturday, June 2nd from 12 to 4 pm

Let the Music begin at the ACL and all over Auburndale!  The ACL couldn’t be more excited for the first ever Newton PorchFest!!!

Over 60 musical acts are scheduled to perform at the first Newton PorchFest on June 2nd (rain date June 3rd) right here in Auburndale!  PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people’s homes and other neighborhood buildings.  Wander from porch to porch for an afternoon of music (dance and storytelling too). For a complete schedule and information, see


Letter Carrier Bob Fadden Day Thursday April 25th A Celebration at the Auburndale Post Office – 8:30 am

Please join us at 8:30 AM TOMORROW (Thursday, April 26) at the AUBURNDALE POST OFFICE, as MAYOR FULLER surprises BOB FADDEN by presenting him with a proclamation honoring him for his years of service to our community. We’ll say thanks to Bob as he heads out on his last day as a USPS mail carrier. Please spread the word to your neighbors so we can have a fond farewell to Bob! 

Ward 4 Councilor Chris Markiewicz Office Hours at the ACL 

 These are open times for residents to come and discuss items of interest or concern.  Councilor Markiewicz will stay as long as there are interested people, but usually a couple of hours.
  • Saturday April 14 at 3 pm

It’s Newton PorchFest sign-up time!

PorchFest is coming to Newton!  On June 2, 2018, noon to 4 PM. FREE music (all genres) will be performed on that often underused space, the front porch. Auburndale is the inaugural village, but we’re hoping the event spreads to all Newton villages in future years. We need musicians, porch owners (in Auburndale), volunteers, and funding to make this grassroots effort a success
  • Musicians:  Are you a musician that wants to perform? All genres are welcome!
  • Porch Owners: Are you an Auburndale resident that has an available porch, driveway or lawn on June 2nd?
  • Other Volunteers: Are you interested in helping in other ways?
  • Donations:  As this is a grassroots effort, any and all donations help.
To sign-up and for more information:   Check out our web page