Austin torpedoes farewellThe rain couldn't beat the band last Sunday as the Austin Torpedoes capped off a spectacular season of the Woburn Summer Concert Series at John F. "Jack" Marlowe Park.  The community gathered to dance and get their collective groove on to the diverse sound in Woburn center.  Drawing to a close the end of the concert series as well as saying farewell to the summer season, the band rocked the night away and narrowly beat out the rain that had delayed the concert earlier in the year.

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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.