horn pondAn exhibit of Woburn native and nature photographer Geraldine E. Kehoe's work will be presented at the Aberjona River Gallery located in the Aberjona Nursing Center at 184 Swanton Street, Winchester from November 23 through January 8th. The public is invited to a reception for the artist from 3-5pm, November 23. This will be an exciting opportunity to witness breathtaking photographs of local wilderness areas. The gallery is handicap accessible and refreshments will be served.

senior centerThere will unfortunately be no breakfast and lecture presented this Wednesday, November 26th so the staff can have time to prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday feast and festivities. Instead, they invite you to sit and enjoy their showing of the Academy Award winning French nature documentary, "March of the Penguins". It will still begin at 9:45 and be held at the Senior Center at 144 School Street.

mission of deeds logoOn Sunday, Nov. 23, the Winchester High School Symphony will be joined by the 80-voice Scituate High School Chorus for a performance of one of choral literature’s most well-known masterworks, Schubert’s Mass in G. The performance will take place at St. Mary’s Church, 155 Washington St., Winchester, at 3 P.M.  The event is a fundraiser for the Mission of Deeds, a not-for-profit agency that provides furniture and other essential household items to those in need throughout Middlesex and Essex Counties.

bedAgain this year, Mission of Deeds is launching its Buy-a-Bed Campaign. The campaign is designed to raise funds that will be used to buy beds for mothers and their children, many of whom are starting a new life after living in a shelter for homeless or battered women. Nov. 17 through Dec. 31, residents of Reading and neighboring towns can help Mission of Deeds provide beds for families this holiday season by purchasing a “paper bed” for $1 at the following locations:

Coats For KidsAnton’s Cleaners has launched its 14th annual Coats for Kids winter coat collection drive, with the goal set for this year’s collection at 60,000 coats. Now the largest coat drive of its kind in the Northeast, the program runs through Dec. 31. All donated coats may be dropped of at any Anton's Cleaners or Jordan's Furniture location.

“Coats for Kids faces some unique obstacles this year because of the times we live in,” says Charles A. Anton, CEO of Anton’s Cleaners. “But Coats for Kids has become a true community event over the years, involving schools, businesses, and local residents, all of whom want to help those in need. This year we face our biggest challenge. But by coming together to help those who need our help the most, I know we can make this winter more bearable for our friends and neighbors.”

As  many of you know the mayor is proposing to build a new Goodyear School on Leland Park which I and many neighbors oppose.  

Dain and Constance Perry at WMHSSocial Capital Inc. (SCI), St. John's Baptist Church and Woburn Memorial High School hosted SCI Board Chair Dain and Constance Perry for a screening and community discussion of Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North the evening of Thursday, November 13th.  Due to the efforts of SCI, St.