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

Monday, February 8, 2010

Looking For Ideas For Heins Farm Dedication On June 5

"To all interested groups, committees and individuals:

The Sturbridge Trails Committee along with Conservation Committee are looking for your help in supporting a public open event to dedicate the completion of the walking / hiking trails on the Heins Farm town open space. The event is scheduled to be held on Saturday June 5, 2010 12:00-3:00.

This is in the preliminary planning stages and we are looking for support on items to make this day a success. We need sponsors (either individuals or groups) that will take charge of a specific activity and run with it. We have a number of ideas we are considering but welcome any ideas that a group or individual would like to bring forth.

The theme is to make this a fun event utilizing the trails and meadow as the setting. The following is a list of ideas that we have under consideration and need volunteers to take charge of. To reemphasize, we are open to other ideas.

Ribbon Cutting

Historical talk

Kite Flying

Kids mountain bike race

Parcel History talk

Flora and Fauna talks

Kids Geo Cache search

Snacks and water give away

Trash Management

RC aircraft demo

Rocketry Demo



Forestry Management Talk

If you can lend some support please respond to either Randy Redetzke at or Leslie Wong at

Please forward this on if you can think of anyone that maybe able to help."

--from a recent email.--ed.

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