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SCI Woburn is coordinating Neighborhood Day 2008. Woburn residents are encouraged to participate in projects that improve their neighborhood while fostering connections among neighbors. This could include neighborhood beautification projects, helping a neighbor in need, or neighborhood social events.

NeighborsWREN Visibility Site Clean Up

Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids

Recycling to Benefit Council of Social Concern

Goodyear School Pride Day

Touch-a-Truck & Car Show

A Concert by the Austin Torpedoes

Please visit these events over the weekend and help build social capital in Woburn.

 Hi, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am one of the new SCI AmeriCorps members from September to June 2009.  My specific position is a Youth Program Coordinator through the YMCA in Woburn.  I have moved out here from the lovely state of Washington and am looking forward to this year!  

Holiday House ToursSCI is now forming the 2008 Woburn Holiday House Tour Committee.  If you enjoy planning events and you enjoy the holidays, this is for you!  Help us locate and secure some of Woburn’s most interesting and well-decorated houses to be on this year’s tour.  This is a fun way to meet people in Woburn while helping to plan a well-loved event. 

 

The first meeting will take on Monday, September 29 @ 7:00pm at New Horizons or for more information, please contact Karen Rice.

 

 

 

 

The Austin TorpedoesThe Citizens Park Summer Concert Series concludes with its fifth concert on Sunday, September 21st, featuring The Austin Torpedoes. This concert has been rescheduled for Neighborhood Day Weekend from the original August 8th date. The concert will run from 5-7 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common.  This concert is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts Woburn Center.
 
The Austin Torpedoes are a Boston area band who perform what its members like to call "good ol' American music." Their unique sound combines elements of many American musical styles such as blues, jazz, country, western swing, and rockabilly. In its unique way, the band interprets songs by a wide range of artists including: Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Chuck Berry.

The core members of the band, Nicky Vegas, lead vocals and guitar, Don Barthelemy, drums and percussion, and Gary Secondino, bass guitar, have been playing together for almost twenty years.  The band found its missing ingredient in the guise of Seitu whose Hawaiian steel guitar further defined the band's sound. Audiences all over New England have enjoyed the band's combination of smooth vocals, distinctive steel guitar sound, and swinging rhythms. The Torpedoes unique sound will lift up your spirits and make you move your feet. There's nothing like...The Austin Torpedoes!

 The Tidd Home

WOBURN, MA, Wednesday, September 3, 2008—The Tidd Home, a unique residence for senior women for 120 years, announced today that, starting in September, it will open its doors to male residents. As it has for 120 years, The Tidd Home provides safe and affordable housing for seniors, allowing them to continue to lead independent, fulfilled lives. 
 

 

The Tidd Home, with 14 residential suites and gracious areas for dining, setting, is located at 74 Elm St. in Woburn. The home was incorporated in 1887. Initial quarters for the home were on Mt. Pleasant Street, but William Tidd donated the Tidd Homestead in 1889. The building was dedicated in October of 1889 and has been in use ever since.

Home MakeoverDo you have a home in need of a fresh look?  Have you fallen on hard times and are unable to make needed cosmetic changes to your home?  The International Furniture and Design Association (IFDA) is taking applications for families in need of assistance to take part in a "Home Makeover" contest.  This contest is open to members from any community in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. One lucky winner will have a crew of approximately 25 professionals providing cosmetic improvements to their home over the course of two days (a Saturday & Sunday) in the month of October.

If you would like to be considered for this contest or if you would like to nominate a home in need, please click here and fill in your information.  The application deadline is September 11, 2008.  The winning home will be picked and notified by a committee shortly thereafter.

O'hAnleighThe Citizens Park Summer Concert Series wrapped up its fourth concert last Friday with óhAnléigh and their traditional Irish sounds. The concert was sponsored by Sean P. Coakley. Once again the weather was wonderful and graced us with clear skies, and many members of our community came out to enjoy the show.

Along with many original songs in the style of traditional Irish music, the three piece group treated us to various arrangements of both classic musical fair as well as contemporary songs. All of the music featured was preformed  on traditional instruments, some of which were hand made by the band. óhAnléigh had members of the audience clapping their hands and stomping their feet throughout the night.