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Recent news from CLF including important updates on Government Affairs issues, member news and events, and a save the date for our upcoming fashion show! 

In this Newsletter

Important updates on the Polystyrene Ordinance, the Cambridge Minimum Wage, Federal Overtime and more!

In this month's Government Affairs article, CLF Treasurer Amy Witherbee recaps updates on the upcoming polystyrene ordinance, the potential Cambridge City Minimum wage, new federal overtime rules, and changes to Massachusetts liquor laws. 
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Just in case you missed Charlie Marquardt’s post last month, the Polystyrene Ordinance goes into effect on October 20, 2016. Be sure to check the packaging for your plastic utensils, cups and lids, bowls, “clam shells” and straws for the #6 plastic recycling icon. The ordinance will apply to restaurants, of course, but also to food and drink service at fundraising events, school cafeterias and community events. If you looking for more information, contact Cambridge Public Works or CLF. Read More > >

Save the Date for our next Look of Local Fashion Show!

The second annual Look of Local will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6-9PM. Last year, over 100 Cantabrigians joined us for an amazing evening of food, fun and fashion at Workbar Cambridge, sponsored by Eastern Bank.

This year’s event will once again feature a fashion show with clothes and accessories from local vendors. We will also have a vendor fair, where guests can peruse and purchase items from the night’s show as well as other goods. With music by a local DJ and complimentary food and drink, it is sure to be a great night.

Member News and Upcoming Events

The Cambridge Public Planting Committee has started a e-newsletter!  The July heat wave reinforces the critical role trees play in cooling and shading; please subscribe to receive informative newsletters about the work of the Cambridge Public Planting Committee and our trees. Subscribe here. You can also see a map of tree species throughout Cambridge here
Mimi Rancatore, co-owner of CLF Member Toscanini’s, was profiled by her hometown newspaper - the Chelsea Record. Seth Daniel writes: "Chelsea’s Mimi Rancatore has constructed a life around an ice cream cone, and to date, it’s been topped with sprinkles." Read More > >
City Councilor, Jan Devereux, and CLF Member, Green Cambridge, are asking residents and business owners to lend a hand in watering city trees. As the drought worsens many trees are running out of water and dying, by sparing a bit of water you can help save a tree and keep Cambridge bea
For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub!  Boston Local Food Festival is a FREE outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. ​Read More > >
Women in Cambridge is going outside of Cambridge, eek! and heading over to Somerville to have some great local beer at Aeronaut. The speaker will be Jessica Manganello from New Leaf Legal. Jessica handles business and IP law for start-ups and small businesses and is very involved in the community. Her clients often say she "is a lawyer I want to have a beer with", so the location is perfect. Read More > >

Meet our New Members

Deemed “The World’s Best Ice Cream” by The New York Times, Toscanini’s takes their ice creams, coffees and teas seriously, as do their customers. In September, 1981 Toscanini’s was founded by Gus Rancatore, Kurt Jaenicke, Pearl Morrison, Janet Rosenblatt, Rich Johnston, Diane Depczenski, Pat Johnston, Miriam Stewart, Donna Muffoletto, Cornelia Rancatore, Eleanor Rancatore and Mimi Rancatore, all of whom worked for free and made contributions that enabled the 800 square foot ice cream store at 899 Main Street to survive its first year.  Read More > >
Muqueca in Inman specializes in Moqueca. MOQUECA is a typical dish from the states of Bahia and Espírito Santo that incorporates Brazilian native Indian, African and Portuguese cookery. MOQUECA is type of seafood ragout or stew made of any combination of fish and shellfish. The name of this dish is derived from the Indian word – POKEKAS – dishes  wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over charcoal. Read More > >

Connect with Cambridge Local First

There are many ways for you to get more involved with Cambridge Local First, including joining our new Community Membership Program, attending a committee or Board of Directors meeting, or just spending some time to meet with us and chat about your ideas for growing the Cambridge economy. 

Do you have news or an event you want to share to CLF members and the Cambridge Community? Let us know and we'll spread the word! We'd love to hear from you! 
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