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, June 22, 2011
Tornado Relief Dinner Tonight At OSV
Happy 1st day of summer! Just a quick reminder that the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village will be hosting a Tornado Relief Dinner tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 22) from 4 – 8 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the CMS Chamber’s Tornado Relief Fund to assist those in our community who were affected by the storms of June 1st. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and may be purchased at the door or online here: http://www.osv.org/orders/listprograms.html?ID=55
From the OSV website: The National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts has confirmed an EF3 tornado from Westfield to Charlton, Massachusetts on June 1, 2011. A super cell thunderstorm developed over western Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon. This storm strengthened and produced a long lived... very significant tornado... that did extensive damage across southwest and south central Massachusetts. This storm will be noted not only for its intensity... but also for the length of the continuous damage path...approximately 39 miles. The tornado was also very wide at some points...reaching a maximum width of one half mile.
Thank you and we hope to see you Wednesday evening! (6/22/2011)
Alexis P.D. Conte
Director of Sales
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566