Food drive to benefit Council of Social Concern this week -

What does a martial art that includes throws and break falls have to do with hunger and helping families in need? Normally, absolutely nothing, but this week Woburn Aikikai is conducting a food drive as part of its upcoming Aikido seminar on Aug. 25 to benefit the Council of Social Concern Food Pantry in Woburn.

[Woburn Advocate]

Boston pride continued to build for the Bengals, the city kids whose national basketball win is finally getting noticed.

Yesterday the Roxbury and Dorchester fifth-graders - champs of the Amateur Athletic Union Tournament in July - got the perfect prize for young athletes: new sneakers.

Thanks to the generosity of George Alberecht and George Martell of Woburn Foreign Motors, the Bengals’ 10 team members and three coaches are wearing new Air Jordans.

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SCI Woburn is organizing Neighborhood Day 2007 on September 15th-16th. Click here for a list of current Neighborhood Day projects scheduled, to sign up to volunteer, and to submit your own project. Below is a link to some resources for organizers, from the National Neighborhood Day website.





Did you happen to catch the rainbow over Woburn Center last Wednesday night? I only had my camera phone with me so couldn't truly do it justice. There was a wild wind and rainstorm, followed by this full rainbow This photo was taken from Library Field following a dramatic Woburn Rotary softball victory. We played right through the storm.

In the Early Planning Stages

 Sept 15 4 PM  Block Party for Fortune Road, Dix Road, Rich Road. 

Snacks and Beverages, Crafts for the kids, Social Concern Food Drive,  Entertainment (by eachother at least)

Meet some new neighbors, old neighbors or that person you always wave to but have no idea what their name is.

Planning on sending postcards early september with signups the week before for potluck.

Despite much of the day being rather shaky in terms of weather, by late afternoon the rain had stopped and the sun even broke through! So the show with Joey Vellucci Band went on, and it was another good one. We were especially pleased to get this one in because Friday's sponsor, Woburn Mall/KGI Properties, had their shows last summer rained out. This explains Mall Manger Lori Medeiros' smile as she joins SCI's Mike Sances at the concert (photo below).

Update: Though the original forecast this morning was for rain, it looks now as if the weather will clear up for tonight's concert. The show will go on as scheduled.

Free Concert Tonight

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continues this Friday, August 10, featuring the Joey Vellucci Band. The Joey Vellucci Band plays a diverse and broad range of music styles such as Funk, Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Swing, Blues, Reggae, Ska, Country and Rock. Widely known for his signature guitar sound, and having played one of the first Citizens Park Concerts, he's making a return by popular demand this summer. The concert runs from 7-9 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common. This concert is sponsored by Woburn Mall/KGI Properties. Click here to see the full Concerts schedule.