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Community Members Cleaning Up!WREN Visibility Site Cleanup - September 20, 2008    

Thank  you  to all the volunteers who helped at WREN's Visibility site clean up and flower bed planting this past Saturday, September 20th on Woburn's Neighborhood Day Weekend.  The visibility site is located off Route 128 , Rt 38 exit, EXIT 35, toward Woburn/Wilmington.

We had a good and productive day. Approximately 40 volunteers helped throughout the day long event. Volunteers worked from 9 AM to 3 PM digging out plants from the old flower beds and leveling off the soil. They then split the Stella D'oro daylilies, removed any visible weeds and sorted the daffodil and grape hyacinth bulbs for replanting. After shaping the new flower bed and making two large W's with the Stella D'oro daylilies the daffodil and hyacinth bulbs were replanted. Any left over plants and bulbs were given to some of the volunteers who took them home to plant in their yards.

YMCA america on the moveThe North Suburban YMCA staff is asking area residents to join them Saturday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 27 for a week full of fun and exciting events and activities meant to encourage individuals and families to live a healthy and active life.
America On the Move is a national non-profit initiative dedicated to improving the health and quality of life by promoting healthy eating and active living for individuals, families, and communities.The goal is to encourage individuals and families to make two small changes each day; take 2,000 more steps (or activity equivalent) and eat 100 fewer calories (by eating smarter).
This year the North Suburban YMCA in Woburn will hold a variety of events and activities for all ages to celebrate America On the Move Week which will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Woburn AmericorpsGreetings and salutations, friends, family, citizens and neighbors!  A new generation of AmeriCorps volunteers has arrived in the Woburn community and we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce them to the people we'll be connecting and interacting  with.  We have four  members serving  throughout the community this year in a number of different roles.  Scott Riley, a Woburn native, will be serving as an Outreach and Technology Coordinator at SCI's main office in Woburn as well as the Woburn Council of Social Concern.

Austin torpedoes farewellThe rain couldn't beat the band last Sunday as the Austin Torpedoes capped off a spectacular season of the Woburn Summer Concert Series at John F. "Jack" Marlowe Park.  The community gathered to dance and get their collective groove on to the diverse sound in Woburn center.  Drawing to a close the end of the concert series as well as saying farewell to the summer season, the band rocked the night away and narrowly beat out the rain that had delayed the concert earlier in the year.

SCI Woburn is coordinating Neighborhood Day 2008. Woburn residents are encouraged to participate in projects that improve their neighborhood while fostering connections among neighbors. This could include neighborhood beautification projects, helping a neighbor in need, or neighborhood social events.

NeighborsWREN Visibility Site Clean Up

Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids

Recycling to Benefit Council of Social Concern

Goodyear School Pride Day

Touch-a-Truck & Car Show

A Concert by the Austin Torpedoes

Please visit these events over the weekend and help build social capital in Woburn.

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.

 

 

 

 

The Austin TorpedoesThe Citizens Park Summer Concert Series concludes with its fifth concert on Sunday, September 21st, featuring The Austin Torpedoes. This concert has been rescheduled for Neighborhood Day Weekend from the original August 8th date. The concert will run from 5-7 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common.  This concert is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts Woburn Center.
 
The Austin Torpedoes are a Boston area band who perform what its members like to call "good ol' American music." Their unique sound combines elements of many American musical styles such as blues, jazz, country, western swing, and rockabilly. In its unique way, the band interprets songs by a wide range of artists including: Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Chuck Berry.

The core members of the band, Nicky Vegas, lead vocals and guitar, Don Barthelemy, drums and percussion, and Gary Secondino, bass guitar, have been playing together for almost twenty years.  The band found its missing ingredient in the guise of Seitu whose Hawaiian steel guitar further defined the band's sound. Audiences all over New England have enjoyed the band's combination of smooth vocals, distinctive steel guitar sound, and swinging rhythms. The Torpedoes unique sound will lift up your spirits and make you move your feet. There's nothing like...The Austin Torpedoes!