Day: April 3, 2013

Intramurals Provide Communal Activities

By Ellen Oliver

Beyond the sports and clubs at Nashoba, there’s a thriving intramural program, typically offered between sports seasons. “The intramural program is an option for some kids who aren’t involved in other sports,” said Nashoba Athletic Director Tania Rich.
Matball, volleyball, badminton and other sports are offered between varsity seasons in a brief tournament style to bring together the Nashoba community in a fun environment.

“Intramurals are really for anybody. It’s about the community and bringing everyone together,” said Matt Ettinger, a teacher and coach who ran matball this year. “It’s like a family picnic where everyone plays a fun communal activity.”

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Nashoba’s “Got Talent” for Fundraiser

By Ellen Oliver

Eric Dittelman made it to the semi-finalist round of the televisions show “America’s Got Talent” with his impressive mind reading skills that puzzled and entertained the judges and millions of viewers. Thanks to Nashoba Girls Lacrosse, area residents have a chance to witness Dittelman’s unique blend of stand-up comedy and mind reading at their May 4 fundraiser being held at the high school.

Nashoba girls coach, Laura Banas, is friends with Dittelman’s family and has seen Eric’s act many times. “I’ve been called up to draw a picture while he has duct tape over his eyes,” she related. Just like he did on America’s Got Talent, Dittelman then had someone hold the picture over his head and he guessed what was on the drawing. “I drew a baseball and he got it,” she said. “I’ve never seen him make a mistake.”

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Author Speaks to Hoarding

By Ann Needle
Barbara Allen grew up in a household brimming with trash, shoes, newspapers, and whatever else her father could stuff in. As a child of a hoarding parent, Allen described to an audience at Randall Library the effects of hoarding behavior on the hoarder’s family. Saturday’s panel discussion, hosted by Library Director Melissa Fournier, also included hoarding and safety experts who attested to just how this obsession with the collection of “stuff” extends far beyond the person who is hoarding.

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Calendar

Book Donations for the Randall Library Friends Association Book Sale We will begin accepting donations for our upcoming book sale at the Randall Library in Stow beginning on April 1st (the book sale will be happening in May) Here is your chance to start a little spring cleaning and help out a worthy cause at […]

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Public Safety Log

  Excerpts from the Public Safety Logs. Please note, arrests are made based on probable cause but do not determine  guilt or innocence until proven in court. Monday March 25, 2013 3:55pm FIRE A caller from Sylvan Drive reported seeing smoke coming from the Wedgewood Pine Country Club.  The Police and Fire responded.  A fire […]

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The Independent Clause

Happy 6th Anniversary to the Stow Independent! Our first issue was 4/4/07! In last week’s front page photo caption, Nancy mistakenly said that the little black lamb’s “fur” would turn cream color. Skip Warren, of Pilot Grove Farm where the photo was taken, wrote to correct us– sheep have wool, not fur. We knew that. […]

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In This Week’s Print Edition… April 3, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Chief McLaughlin to Retire Stow Fire Chief Mike McLaughlin surprised colleagues and town officials on Thursday when he announced he will be resigning June 30th, with one year remaining in his second 3-year contract… The State of Agriculture in Stow Spring is finally here and for […]

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