2008 Woburn Holiday House Tour Committee

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.





Woburn’s Tidd Home Opens its Doors to Men For the First Time in 120 Years

 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.

A makeover for Homes in Need

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'hAnleigh delights at their Summer Concert

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.

Salvation Army Seasonal Position

The Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army is looking for an organized person to coordinate the Burlington Kettle effort this holiday season. This is our only visible fund raiser. The funds assist both Woburn and Burlington.  The Salvation Army assists with food, clothing and utilities year round as well as many other projects.

Requirements: Excellent people skills.  A Valid drivers license and car.  A phone and access to a fax machine.  Excellent organizing skills. This could be either a paid or volunteer position. Please call 617-542-5420 ext 522.  It is important that we have some one in place early so don't wait  to call.




Voter Registration Deadline

City of WoburnAugust 27, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. is the last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the State Primary to be held on September 16, 2008. For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (781) 897-5850 or go to the following link for more information. Further voting Information can be found by clicking here.

O'hAnleigh returns to Woburn

O'hAnleighThe Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continues with its fourth concert this Friday, August 22, featuring óhAnléigh. 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 Sean P. Coakley.

Performing the music of Ireland, the Irish, and Irish America, Vermont trio óhAnléigh draws on their ancestral roots and diverse musical talent to entertain audiences with the lively and haunting rhythms of Irish and Irish American culture.

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