Saturday, APRIL 18 – Solar Open House with Electric Vehicle – West Newton

Newton Solar Challenge will host another open house this weekend. Details can be found on their website, and below.

Join your neighbors at this Solar Open House in West Newton. It is a great opportunity to see solar in action and view the panels and equipment in the home.  You will have a chance to speak with the homeowners about their experience.  Green Decade Newton volunteers including a Newton architect will be on hand to talk about how solar could “look” and work at your home.

This homeowner also uses solar energy to power an electric vehicle so this home is a great example of multiple uses for the solar energy generated by one rooftop.

Address: 279 Derby Street, West Newton, MA

Date and Time:  This Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Welcome to the CHA annual membership drive.

With the release of our Spring newsletter, we also begin our annual membership drive. Please join now or renew your membership, which provides our sole source of funds to pay for our activities, community meetings, social events, web site, special projects, newsletters and other mailings. Consider these features:

  • Members’ Cocktail Party May 7: Save Thursday, May 7, for our annual members’ cocktail party at a special Chestnut Hill home. Invitations with full details will be mailed to all members who have paid their 2015 dues of at least $50 (or more) by April 25th. Please respond right away, and we will send your invitation promptly. We hope for a big turnout, and we’re using the same great caterer we’ve had in recent years.
  • Member Privileges: Dues-paying members are entitled to vote to elect officers and board members at our Annual Meeting. Members serve on our working committees to carry out our mission: to educate, inform, represent, and engage our mutual neighbors and friends in Chestnut Hill. (Contact information for committee members is in our latest newsletter. We welcome your ideas and help.)
  • Other CHA Events: All members and neighbors are invited to special events or informative meetings geared to the interests and needs of our neighborhood. A good example is the recent informative presentation by the developers of the “new” Atrium medical center mall on Route 9.

Join Today!

The CHA spring newsletter is coming your way.

Our latest newsletter is jam-packed with news and local information.

Read it here first or wait for yours to arrive in the mail.

CHA Newsletter April 2015

Save the Date! CHA annual spring cocktail party on May 7th

Please save the date for the CHA spring cocktail party! Thursday, May 7th, 7:00pm. Invitations with full details will be mailed to all members who have paid their 2015 dues of at least $50 (or more) by April 25th

cocktail party - save the date

Upcoming Workshops, hosted by Newton Solar Challenge


Newton Solar Challenge is pleased to host a solar workshop together with the West Suburban YMCA and Green Decade Newton.   This is an opportunity for YMCA members and the greater Newton community to learn more about how you and your family can adopt solar energy, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and save money vs. utility rates. This workshop will help you learn how solar will “look” on your home and how you can save money while helping the environment. You will learn how the numbers work and how solar can now be financed through The Village Bank’s new “solar loan”.

There will also be a children’s educational program for school age children during the event hosted by the YMCA staff and Green Decade Newton’s education team. This event is open to YMCA members and also to the greater Newton community.

Address: West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street, Newton Corner, MA 02458

Sunday April 12 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit:

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Solar Workshop Hosted by the Upper Falls Area Council
April 8 at 7:00 PM
Emerson Community Center, 45 Pettee Street
Please join us at a community solar workshop hosted by the Upper Falls Area Council at the Emerson Community Center on April 8from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  The Newton Solar Challenge and Green Decade Newton team will lead the workshop and presentation.  The Newton Solar Challenge is a city-wide solar campaign that provides Newton homeowners with American-made solar panels, trusted local installers and preferred pricing for Newton residents.  The Village Bank is the financing partner for the Newton Solar Challenge.  At the workshop you will learn more about:
  • How residential solar works
  • How “the numbers” work
  • How The Village Bank’s new “solar loan” supports solar ownership in Newton
  • How solar “looks” and how it can be designed aesthetically
For more information please visit:
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Curious about what’s going to happen at the site of former Atrium Mall?

Overview of Proposed Bio Lab at the site of the former Atrium Mall
Presented to the Chestnut Hill Association by Attorney Alan Schlessinger
and representatives of the owner of the Atrium.
Hoping to include an expert on bio-labs.
Thursday, April 2nd
Newton City Hall Cafeteria

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