Month: May 2013

Unified Track Short, but Sweet Season

By Ellen Oliver

Nashoba’s unified track team had a short, but very sweet season, earning their second league championship. “It was a little bittersweet this year,” explained Coach Matt Ettinger. “We had four meets and three were cancelled due to weather and scheduling issues. One was able to be rescheduled, but we didn’t get the same competition as last year.”

Last year, Nashoba walked away with the first championship title and easily repeated the feat on May 18th for back-to-back wins. “Last year was a nail biter,” said Ettinger. “This year we did really well and won a lot of events.”

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Stow Acres is Future Focused… May 29, 2013

By Nancy Arsenault

While the economy has caused ownership changes or turned golf courses into housing developments, Stow Acres Country Club, Stow’s oldest and largest golf course, is still considered one of the premiere public golf facilities in the area.

Boasting two 18-hole courses, North and South, the North course was selected as one of America’s 50 best public courses by Golf Digest in the 1980s and 1990s. The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship was hosted there in 1995, only the second time ever in New England. From 2003-2006, Stow Acres hosted the Monday qualifier for the PGA’s Deutsche Bank Championship held at the Tournament Players Club Boston and continues to be the site of major tournaments.

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Rotaries Launch Wings and Wheels

By Ann Needle

Starting June 6, vehicle lovers everywhere can enjoy a weekly feast of cars, planes, motorcycles — and food — right here in Stow at Minute Man Air Field.

Sponsored mainly by the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough, and Maynard, the inaugural Wings and Wheels event will launch at dinnertime each Thursday throughout the summer, offering another opportunity to get out and enjoy the summer evenings. Other sponsors include pilots’ organization EAA #196, Friends of Minute Man Air Field, and Nancy’s Air Field Cafe.

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The Independent Clause

Former Stow Postmaster and longtime Stow resident Frank Jenkins gave us a call this week to let us know he had been hospitalized due to the effects of Lyme Disease. Frank wanted to let everyone know that the ticks are already out and that getting a proper and quick diagnosis and treatment of the disease […]

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Calendar

Center School 5th Grade Band Concert On Thursday, May 30th from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, the 5th graders from the Center School Band will be providing a FREE concert at the First Parish Church, Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to attend. SAPN Pre-Kindergarten Pizza Party Is your child entering kindergarten in September 2013? Please join […]

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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 May 20, 2013 4:19pm SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY A caller from Elm Ridge Road reported that a man, who claimed to be from Oregon, was walking though the neighborhood and around […]

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In This Week’s Print Edition… May 29, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Black Bear Lurking in Stow  While residents partook in backyard cookouts on Memorial Day, a 150lb, 6-ft tall female black bear, was getting her holiday dinner from a backyard bird feeder on Gates Lane. That was after an earlier walk through Arbor Glen before she crossed […]

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Baseball Claims Midland B Title

By Ellen Oliver

The Nashoba Chieftains baseball team took the first step towards their season goal of winning a state title. On May 16, the Chieftains battled Hudson for the rights to the Midland B title. A win for Hudson would have kept the title within their reach, but Nashoba’s 2-0 victory put the title in Nashoba’s hands.

“Every season we want to get to Districts, get a District title, and then go to States,” said Coach Chuck Schoolcraft. “It’s no secret. Every team has the same goals.”

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Keeping Golf in Business

By Nancy Arsenault

For the next two weeks, the Stow Independent will take a look at the golf industry in and around Stow, examining how courses have adapted to the changing needs of today’s golfers and how communities view the golf properties that lie within their borders. This week, we will look at one town that took matters into their own hands when faced with a golf course on the verge of selling out.

In Massachusetts, 375 courses share in a $2.8 million local golf industry, producing an economic impact of $1.3 billion, according to statistics released by the Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations.

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