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, December 30, 2010

Wanted: An Angel Or Two

I received the comment below this morning while Mary and I were having breakfast at Annie's.  I posted it where the writer had left it, under the Common Winter video.  I thought I should also give it a place of its own, too.  It's that important to spread around.

Mary was just asking me to check for volunteer opportunities in the area when the email with this comment came in.

That's karma.

Check out the message below, and give them a call if you would like to volunteer.  

"We are in need of an angel here in Fiskdale. Meals on Wheels desperately needs someone who is willing to deliver 8 meals to the elderly at Heritage Green daily. If there is such an angel he or she could contact the Senior Center at 508-347-5063, or Tri-Valley at 1-800-286-6640. Thanks so much! -- Someone Needs An Angel"

If you do know of weekend volunteer opportunities in the area, drop me a note at


  1. Thank you for posting this, Wally. It is my understanding also that there are elderly people in town who need a Meals on Wheels noon meal delivered to them but remain on a waiting list because there is no one to do the delivery. It would mean so much if there was someone out there willing and able to help. Thanks again for being an angel among us and sharing your writing talent and your blog space.

  2. Got a couple hours a week?Thursday, December 30, 2010

    According to the Senior News Letter:
    Anyone have a few hours to spare delivering meals to Seniors in Sturbridge and/or Fiskdale?


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