International Bicycle Centers has closed its stores in Newton Highlands and Brighton after 45 years of business. Co-owners and brothers Joe and Harold Knochin are encouraging their customers to go to Landry’s Bicycles, the company that bought the Newton Highlands location at 66 Needham St. The new store opened on Jan. 30 and is Landry’s sixth location in the state, with others in Natick , Westborough , Braintree, Norwood, and Boston, and has 9,500 square feet of retail space. For more information, visit www.landrys.com.

Join the Groton Trails Committee and the Appalachian Mountain Club on a free Guided Winter Hike on Feb. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at McLain’s Woods in Groton . The committee works to maintain more than 100 miles of trails in Groton as well as create new trails. Parking is available at the trailhead on the south side of McLain’s Woods Road, next to a field. For more information, call 978-742-9014 or e-mail olin@embedinc.com.


Since opening in Arlington in 2013, Menotomy Grill and Tavern has attracted not only hungry customers, but music lovers as well. The restaurant, located at 25 Massachusetts Ave., hosts live music every Thursday starting at 9 p.m. with no cover charge. Arlington native and owner Billy Lyons, a former general manager for the House of Blues in Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans, said he hopes to make the restaurant a go-to venue for blues music. For more information, visit www.menotomygrill.com.

Anna’s Taqueria is moving forward with plans to open in Newton Highlands, said a spokeswoman for the restaurant. The Mexican eatery — featuring tacos, burritos, and other fare — will be at 27 Lincoln St., the former site of the now-closed Rox Cafe. Anna’s has six other locations in Boston, Somerville, Brookline, and Cambridge. At the moment, there is no opening date.


The Friends 2015 Photography Show, originally scheduled for Feb. 2-8 at Marlborough Public Library and organized by The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library and the Assabet Valley Camera Club, has been postponed because of the severe winter weather. The show will be rescheduled at a later date and no more entries will be accepted. For information, call 413-648-9663.

Christopher Gavin

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