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

Thursday, May 21, 2009

5th Season Of Sturbridge In Bloom


May begins the 5th season of Sturbridge in Bloom. This grass roots effort encourages businesses along Main Street to improve their appearance with a spring-cleaning and enhanced landscaping. The goal is to create a charming and welcoming townscape with an abundance of flowers. A clean, appealing Main Street attracts visitors and improves the quality of life for all.

In September, the businesses selected for having created a visually pleasing environment will be declared winners. The rewards will be recognition, enhanced civic pride and the appreciation of local residents. The Town of Sturbridge will be the big winner as a result of the Sturbridge in Bloom competition.

CONTACT: Peg O’Connor 508 347-9655

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