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

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Few Things Worth Menitioning

A few things worth mentioning after I finally got around to reading  the paper yesterday, after staring at it on the coffee table for five days.

Ted Goodwin has resigned from the Board of Selectmen after five years.  Ted cites family and work as becoming hard to juggle along with serving as selectman.  This is too bad, but I understand where Ted's at.  I have always liked him, and he will be missed.

A fifty year old man has been charged with purposely running over the ducks at the Burger King parking lot, and killing two of them.  The person charged stated he was not the driver of the vehicle, witnesses say otherwise. We'll find out for sure when the investigation is complete, and the matter goes off to court.  Since the investigation has not been completed, as of February 18th, I'll refrain from expressing what has been running through my head since I read about it last week.  Everyone deserves at least that much consideration.  I'll let you all talk amongst yourselves, and when the investigation is done, I'll join you.

The chef at the Old Sturbridge Village, Tim Quinn, was recently chosen as the Overall Iron Chef Winner at the Worcester's Best Chef Competition held in January.  I'm not surprised, the food at the Oliver Wight Tavern is superb.  Mary and I chose the tavern for our wedding reception, and that was a great move.

If you haven't tried the Oliver Wight Tavern at OSV, I strongly suggest that you do.  Below are some upcoming events at the tavern along with their regular lunch time  schedule.

Current Events:
An Irish Pub Lunch: Saturday, March 12, 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
An Irish Brunch: Sunday, March 13 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: Weekly 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Lunch: Weekly 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Weekday Lunch: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
in the Village Cafe

1 comment:

  1. It looks like the "over sold" brick sidewalks aren't so even after all. They've risen up higher than the curbstones in some places.


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