Month: August 2013

Summer Concerts at SCP

By Ellen Oliver

The band Illusions kicked off the Recreation Department’s new summer concert series at Stow Community Park on Thursday August 22. After an earlier concert had been postponed due to rain, the weather was beautiful, perfect for sitting outside and enjoying live music.

Although this year only two concerts were scheduled, the Recreation Commission hopes it will be the start of a new tradition for the town. “We’re happy to add this event to the Recreation Department offerings for town residents,” said Recreation Director Laura Greenough. “We hope it grows and we can offer more than just two concerts each summer.”

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What’s New at Nashoba

By Ann Needle

As Nashoba Regional High heads back to school today, many Stow students will be adjusting to a number of changes in personnel and facilities at both Nashoba Regional High School and the central District office.

At NRHS, perhaps the most visible new face belongs to Kerry O’Donnell, who has taken over Tracy Calo’s position as assistant principal, announced Principal Dr. Parry Graham. “She is a rock star, she will be wonderful,” Graham enthused.

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Chieftains Football Get Ready to Go

By Jordana Bieze Foster

The scout team, mostly underclassmen, wears yellow pinafores for this drill. After a few snaps, head coach Jamie Tucker calls for a sub from the sidelines. The player scrambles, looking for a pinafore. The assistant coach on the sidelines takes him to task: You need to be ready. You need to take advantage of every opportunity; give coach a reason to notice you.

With more question marks than usual hanging over the Nashoba Regional football team as the first game of the season draws closer, those words could serve as a mantra not just for players on the bubble but for the team as a whole: Be ready. And get noticed.

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The Independent Clause

Happy First Day of School to all the parents out there! For some, it’s a sad day, watching their children go off to school, maybe for the first year, maybe for the last year. For others, the joy of some free time and not hearing “I’m bored” 52 times per day is cause for celebration. […]

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An Introduction to Astrophotography The Skylight Astronomical Society is hosting a presentation by Terry RiopKa, Digitizing the Cosmos : An Introduction to Astrophotography on Thursday, 29 August at 7:30 pm at The Clubhouse, 18 Rockbottom Road, Stow, MA. With the low cost and high quality of today’s optics, and the free software resources available on […]

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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 August 19, 2013 11:50am SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY An officer observed two females on White Pond Road come out from the bushes and enter a man’s car.  The information was logged. […]

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In This Week’s Print Edition…. August 28, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery   Residents Defend Walcott Neighborhood The Planning Board meeting room was filled to capacity Tuesday night with residents vehemently expressing many concerns during a two and a half hour public hearing concerning a proposed 26-home development off Walcott Street… News Briefs from In and Around Stow […]

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Tucker Steps Up to Head Football Coach

By Jordana Bieze Foster

With the Nashoba Regional football team looking to defend its back-to-back Super Bowl titles and extend its 26-game winning streak, new head coach Jamie Tucker has plenty of reasons to be focusing on Xs and Os during this preseason. But Tucker is also focusing on keeping his players safe.

On August 10, Tucker attended a “Practice Like Pros” seminar in Worcester, where speakers including Dartmouth College coach Buddy Teevens and well-known sports neurologist Dr. Robert Cantu discussed the risk of concussion during high school football practices and how coaches can help minimize that risk.

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Ready to Throw, but Where to Go?

By Ellen Oliver

“Spring cleaning” may have captured the market on inspirational phrases to motivate you to clear out the clutter from your home, but tapping into that “back-to-school” mentality is another good time to think about downsizing your items. So, you’re ready to clean out your excess treasures or inherited items, but where should it go?

Professional organizer Ann Deluty of Stow Away Organizing sees people needing help getting rid of items before a move or downsizing after the children are grown, but doesn’t think it should always cost money to get rid of your excess possessions. “I don’t like to recommend options [for getting rid of items] that cost too much money,” she said. “You should be able to downsize without paying for it.” Unfortunately, options for getting cash for your stuff are limited.

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