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Woburn Business AssociationBrowsing the many displays at last night's Woburn Business Association (WBA) annual expo & dinner, gave one a good taste of the diverse companies large and small doing business here in Woburn.  In a few instances, the "tasting" part shoudl be taken literally.  As an avid cook, I quickly gravitated toward the table of Victoria Gourmet, which offers a wide variety of spice blends.  And yes, they had samples! 

Santa and helpers Social Capital Inc. is holding their popular Holiday House Tour this year on Sunday December 7th from 2-5p.m. and is seeking people interested in becoming a part of the planning committee as well as any who would like to submit their interesting or well decorated home to be part of the tour. This event is fun for all ages and a great way to get in the holiday spirit!  If you would like to nominate your house, have a house in mind that may be interested, or you would like to participate as a member of the planning committee please contact Scott Riley at sriley@sciwoburn.org or call the SCI Woburn office.

Woburn Public LibraryThis Monday, October 6th at the Woburn Memorial High School at 6 PM, a guest speaker will be talking about Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886).  He was aprominent and well known architect who was best known in this area for his design of our own Woburn Public Library as well as the Trinity Church in Boston.  Richardson was the most influential figure in late 19th-century American architecture.  Having received a superior education at Harvard and the first American to be trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Richardson returned to the United States to open a practice in New York, eventually settling in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

United Stationers Yard SaleThe United Stationers yard sale has been postponed to Saturday, October 4 due to weather.                                                                                                     

 
It will be held on Saturday, October 4th at the United Stationers building, at 415 Wildwood Ave in Woburn.  It will go from 8a.m. until 1p.m., with the proceeds to benefit the Woburn Council of Social Concern, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

 

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.