Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wool Days At OSV

The following is from The Boston Globe A&E Calendar section June 11, 2008.--ed.

"Saturday and Sunday Wool days at Old Sturbridge Village The Sturbridge sheep are getting it taken off - all off. Wool Days at Sturbridge Village means shearing demonstrations and a chance to try your hand at the steps that transform dirty, tangled raw wool into something you'd want to wear. While you're there, take a spin around the common on the stagecoach, watch some old-fashioned baseball, or fish in the mill pond. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $20; $18, seniors; $6 kids ages 3-17; $10, dads on Sunday. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, Mass.; 59 miles from Boston. 800-733-1830.
Saturday-June 22"

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