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woburn votesVoters will have a unique opportunity to prepare for the next election this Saturday when the city of Woburn offers drive-up voter registration at City Hall.  The idea is meant to highlight and get the word out that the last day for voter registration is Wed., October 15.

City officials and volunteers with voter registration cards will be in the parking lot of City Hall, 10 Common St., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon to help prospective voters who drive up. Drivers may also park and walk over for assistance.

The drive-in registration is also available for any other Massachusetts Voters as well. Woburn officials will fax the information from out-of-town registrants to the proper community, then follow up by mailing the original information. If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a voter, check out www.mass-vote.org a statewide, non-partisan agency.

WWI soldiersThe Woburn Historical Society is looking for information on men and women from Woburn who served in World War I. If there is a WWI Doughboy, sailor or nurse in your family tree, and you have photos, stories, letters or artifacts that detail their experiences, the society would like to hear from you.

The Society is also hoping to identify the men in the photo that accompanies this story, and to get more information on the following:

Woburn Civic Welcome WagonThe Woburn Civic Welcome Wagon is still in need of volunteers to help welcome new families for the Holiday Season and the New Year. The Welcome Wagon is made up of current Woburn residents who have volunteered to go out and greet people and families who have recently moved to the Woburn area. New residents are greeted with a booklet of helpful information including local government figure information, helpful Woburn websites, and a calendar of events among other things.

The booklet also includes important numbers such as to city departments, local schools, and local Woburn hospitals and emergency numbers. It also includes detailed information about local organizations and other generally helpful information to have if you are new to Woburn. Along with the booklet new residents get voter registration information, postal service information, a small gift, and most importantly a familiar face to say "hello" to!

Information Night

JJ Referral Services

Waterfield Business Center

Suite 300

Woburn MA 01801

October 21,2008

Come learn about how to navigate through the system and receive the benefits you deserve

Fuel Assistance

Food Stamps

Housing

Sign up on web site: www.jjreferralservices.com or

Call 781-572-0219

 

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.