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, June 18, 2009

Volunteers Needed For New Trail

The following is from Tom Chamberland.--ed. note.

"Next Saturday, June 27th, Please join the Sturbridge Trail Committee and the Conservation Comm. in starting work building the first phase of the Arbutus Park Loop trail, our first major trail initiative on the Leadmine Mt.conservation Land.This multiple use ADA compliant trail will encircle the valley along both sides of Hamant Brook on the Leadmine Mt Conservation Lands (OSV).

Work will include grubbing and clearing the trail surface in preparation for the fine gravel surface. This is also the first work party under out agreement with the American Hiking Society in their $5000.00 grant to us. Helping us on this day will be some 60 volunteers from a regional church youth group.The program will run from 8 am till 3 pm or so, come and give any time you can. Hard steel rakes, work gloves and water bottle are requested. Our goal to prepare some 1000' of trail for gravel.Please forward this email to all your friends, let us show the Church Youthof our volunteer commitment. Please also take a moment to stop by the recently completed bridges and look at the good work done by the High School carpentry class and also the environmental science class in erosion control plantings.


Tom Chamberland"

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