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Woburn Youth Council MembersInterested in community service?  Want to take a leadership role in your community?  The Woburn Youth Council is looking for new members.  If you are a Middle School or High School student and live in Woburn consider joining the Youth Council.  Applications are available at the Woburn Boys & Girls Club, the North Suburban YMCA and Woburn Memorial High School and SCI's office.

I thought this book review I wrote had some applicability to the Woburn Local group here:

I'm glad that Omnivore's Dilemma:  A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan finally made its way off my reading list.  This compelling work prompts significant reflection about where our food comes from and broader questions around the meaning of food in human culture.

Hello Woburn local members--let me chime in with my reasons for signing up for this group.  Of course, I have general interest in building up our local community that is reflected in my work developing SCI.  But I think what really grabbed my attention about this new group, from David E's posts, was it's connection to personal passion for tasty, healthy food. 

September 27     Reading Rotary Appliance Recycling Collection
 
 

At Peter Sanborn Place in Reading Massachusetts.  Save some money.  Go green.  Support your local Rotary Club.  You can't go wrong.

 

Boston Greenfest 2008Boston GreenFest 2008 is an entertaining education festival celebrating the many ways we can create a better world through greening our neighborhoods, our communities and the entire Boston area. We will display and demonstrate many fun ways people can save energy and save money with products and systems available today.  Movies, music, art exhibits, virtual interactive experiences, youthtalks, food, discussions fun for kids, the whole family and much more... Sponsors and exhibitors will have the ability to gain direct contact with Boston area citizens and political leaders. They will also benefit from press coverage of this festival in which we meet the challenge of global climate change together. Come with your neighborhood friends to City Hall Plaza!

 

 

 

Goodyear kids help out!There were approximately 15 adults/parents/staff from the school and neighborhood around Goodyear and 25 children of various ages throughout the event. The balance of the work involved pruning a few of the trees, removing weeds and overgrowth that had overtaken some of the chain link fences. Au Bon Pain on Washington Street provided beverages and pastries for the volunteers.  We spread 5 yards of play surface mulch that had been donated over the play areas to bring up the levels and improve safety and appearance. We primed 4 sheets of plywood to get them ready to replace the 2 murals that have graced the Montvale Avenue side of the Goodyear School for more than 20 years. We removed a broken basketball hoop and a neighbor of the school, Rick Hawley, welded and repainted it. We were able to re-hang it the same day so the children could use it on Monday. A new one has been ordered to replace the missing one.

 

 

 

 

Community Members Cleaning Up!WREN Visibility Site Cleanup - September 20, 2008    

Thank  you  to all the volunteers who helped at WREN's Visibility site clean up and flower bed planting this past Saturday, September 20th on Woburn's Neighborhood Day Weekend.  The visibility site is located off Route 128 , Rt 38 exit, EXIT 35, toward Woburn/Wilmington.

We had a good and productive day. Approximately 40 volunteers helped throughout the day long event. Volunteers worked from 9 AM to 3 PM digging out plants from the old flower beds and leveling off the soil. They then split the Stella D'oro daylilies, removed any visible weeds and sorted the daffodil and grape hyacinth bulbs for replanting. After shaping the new flower bed and making two large W's with the Stella D'oro daylilies the daffodil and hyacinth bulbs were replanted. Any left over plants and bulbs were given to some of the volunteers who took them home to plant in their yards.