City of Woburn

Flag DayThe Woburn Kiwanis Club will host its 30th annual Flag Day event on Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, at Library Field, across from the Woburn Police Department. Friday is family night and bracelet night. Events will take place from 6 to 10 pm. There will be a carnival, with rides and games. Ride bracelets are $15 per person and $14 with a discount coupon. The bracelet guarantees an unlimited number of rides all night long. Dee-Jay AL Sablone will also be there to host the family block party and play music for all ages.  Saturday’s events will run from 4 to 11 p.m.

New Woburn residents and anyone looking to learn more about Woburn happenings are invited to the free Woburn Community Meet and Greet. Come learn about the fun and exciting ways to connect with your neighbors and community on June 17th from 6:30pm -8:00 pm.  Join Social Capital Inc.(SCI) and other community organizations that are eager to share what they offer you and opportunities for you to become more involved.   The Woburn Communtiy Meet and Greet will be held at the New Horizons at Choate-Terrace Lounge located at 21 Warren Ave here in Woburn. 

beggs houseThere was a time when Woburn was an industrial giant and its wealth was reflected in the stately homes and mansions of rich factory owners and influential businessmen.  Relive those days on Monday, June 8, when the Woburn Historical Society presents “Woburn’s Historic Homes and Mansions” at 7 p.m. at Woburn Memorial High School. Admission is free, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. After the presentation, complimentary refreshments will be provided by Panera Bread, Inc.

american flag/libertyOn Sunday, May 24, there will be a memorial service and breakfast at the Moose Hall on 4 Federal Street, beginning at 10 a.m. Veterans are invited to attend. Monday’s traditional parade will begin with a formation at 8 a.m. near the Central Bank on 275 Main St., and proceeds to the common for a ceremony, then to Woodbrook Cemetery before disbanding. AT 10 a.m., the parade forms again in east Woburn at the Goodyear School, before proceeding to the Jewish Cemetery and Calvary Cemetery before returning to the school.

The event was once again, very successful.  WREN raised over $2,100 for the Reeve's PTO and another $200 for the Woburn HIgh Scholarship Fund.  The drop-offs were steady for the entire four hours and there was a great group of volunteers.  Once again, a triple win...... for the environment, the Reeve's PTO and saving residents and businesses money!

Long time Woburn resident Louise Amoroso has been searching for a bone marrow donor for 2 years.  She suffers from Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), and her disease is rapidly progressing.  Unfortunately, Louise has had 3 blood transfusions since her husband John passed away 7 weeks ago, and one great concern is that the disease will progress into acute myelogenous leukemia which occurs in about 10% of the people diagnosed with MDS.  Her only hope for a cure is a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

Special thanks to everybody who made the volunteer recognition event such a huge success last Thursday.  SCI kicked off National Volunteer Week by joining with Woburn Mayor Tom McLaughlin to host a volunteer recognition reception at Woburn City Hall on April 23. City Council President, Charlie Doherty, was also in attendance to hand out certificates to over 75 local volunteers from a wide variety of local community organizations.  Massachusetts State Representatives, Jim Dwyer and Jay Kaufman, presented a citation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Donald Manzelli.