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WorldFest Woburn was featured in the Woburn Advocate on June 21, 2007. An excerpt of the story is below, featuring a quote from yours truly.

“People were so willing to do outreach, going out to talk to strangers,” Sances said. “They were talking to restaurant owners, asking them to be involved. And it was successful. At this point we’re going to have at least 25 tables aside from musical performances.”

There's lots more. Click here to read the entire article by Megg Crook.

Panel to study upgrading Woburn library

WOBURN -- As a result of a recent meeting with the Board of Library Trustees, Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin this week established a committee to explore renovation and expansion of the city's library, which was built in 1879 and has not been renovated since.

The performance schedule for WorldFest Woburn has been released! Click here for more info.

The recent Woburn Loop Bikeway Greenway Advisory Comittee meeting served as a good wrap-up for the work done over the past year on the project.  The project engineer, John Shevlin, and landscape architect, Pam Shadley, walked through an overview of the design concept plan.  We'll post images from the meeting soon.

This article, "Abutters Like $1.6 Million Plan for Bikeway", from last week's Woburn Advocate provides a good summary of the discussion from the meeting.

As mentioned on the project homepage, tonight's meeting will review an overall concept plan for the bikeway/greenway.  One of the project ideas that has generated interesting discussion is to locate an old train engine somewhere on the path.  The picture above is the engineer's rendering of what that might look like.

At the Jan. 24th meeting of the Advisory Committee meeting, a good deal of discussion focused on options for a possible playground to be located on the portion of the path between Conn and Fowle Streets. There was sentiment expressed at the meeting that having "tot lot" equipment for young children and items for older children in the same area would be good. The idea of a railroad theme for the playground, tying in with the overall project concept, was also discussed.