Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On Monday, January 21st, 2008, SCI Woburn was involved in two Woburn events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Woburn community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King on Monday afternoon. A luncheon was held, while the Drum Major Awards were given to Woburn humanitarians for their civic contributions over the last year, scholarships were awarded, and Dr. King's impact on improving our nation's quality of life was remembered as well. SCI Woburn member Amanda Richardson and Program Director Crystal Johnson were in attendance.

The First Woburn Coffee House was a Success!

On Wednesday Woburn Arts and Culture Today sponsored the first of Woburn's biweekly coffee houses. At 7:30 the crowd sat down in the transformed teen room of the YMCA, with coffee, tea, and snacks in hand to watch the show, or lend their own voices to the mic.

Performers included guitarist Corey Nelson, vocalist Amy Jayne, and featured poet, Walnut Da Lyrical Geni. Visual artist Errol Lawrence displayed some of his art, while local photographers Andrew Gibson and David Eggleton displayed their work as well. As a special treat, Mike, a local story teller, took advantage of the open mic, and proceeded to tell us a wonderful story. The event was Emceed by SCI's own Crystal Johnson, and a good time was had by all.

This Coffee House is made possible by the Woburn Arts/Culture Initiative with Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Clinic.

Election Results Are In

James Marzilli

Rep. James Marzilli of Arlington took the election for the Fourth Middlesex District senate seat Tuesday. The top vote-getter here in Woburn was Brion Cangiamila from Billerica.

Senate Seat Special Election

Vote!Tuesday, December 11th, is the 4th Middlesex Senate Seat Special Election. James Marzilli, Brion Cangiamila and Thomas Fallon will appear on the ballot. To find out where you should vote, click here.

Below are links to profiles of each of the candidates from the Woburn Advocate:

James Marzilli

Brion Cangiamila

Thomas Fallon

Annual Coat Drive!

Hello Woburn Residents,

The brisk winter is quickly approaching and every year the Woburn Youth Council collects coats from the community and donates them to charity.

From Dec. 7th - Dec. 15th the Youth Council will provide hangers to the community so all Woburn residents can participate. Traditionally, the hangers are dropped off at front doors in each residential area. Please don’t hesitate to donate any coats due to stains or broken zippers because local cleaners have volunteered to remedy any problems. If you are a retailer and you wish to donate coats you can drop them off at the Social Capital Inc. (SCI) office located at 165 New Boston Street Suite 233, Woburn MA.

On Saturday December 15, 2007 the Youth Council will make rounds in the community to pick up all donations from 12pm-3pm. Feel free to leave your donations at the front door on the hangers they’ve provided. For all inquiries please contact me at (781) 935-2244 or by clicking here. Thank you for your participation.

Pictures from the Festival on the Common

Hi everyone,

Here are some photos I took while manning the SCI Table at the Festival on the Common.

We gave away candy, met some new neighbors and reconnected with some old ones.

The evening started with the ice sculptors beginning their work on the Common, with arts & crafts tables, food and other vendors setting up around Woburn Center. A petting zoo featured lambs, goats, and a llama while horse-drawn carriages complete with guitarists trotted around the city. Santa made an appearance, ushered in by the Fire Department, and children lined up to get their photo taken with him in Citizens Park. Musical groups performed on the City Hall steps, and before the big moment Mayor McLaughlin read aloud "The Night Before Christmas." Then at 5:30 the lights on the Common went up to a count-down followed by cheers.

All in all it was a beautiful, yet chilly, night.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The morning fog lifted, making for a beautiful afternoon at Horn Pond!

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