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Month: November 2013

A Human Life Story

By Nancy Arsenault

For Stow’s Jody Newman, her most difficult personal experiences are just milestones along life’s path. For the creators of the Boston Museum of Science Hall of Human Life, unveiled last weekend, Newman’s experiences are significant enough to be featured permanently in the interactive exhibit.

The Hall of Human Life explores the human body and its systems in ways that traditional museum exhibits have never done before. Working their way through the hall, visitors learn exactly how their bodies do both simple and complex actions such as sleep, breathe and recognize faces. There are interactive stations and personal data collections that anonymously gather and feed one’s own personal responses back to the exhibit’s pool of information.

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Nashoba Sends Shakespeare to India

By Ann Needle
It sports a plot seemingly ripped from reality TV, though it was written more than 400 years ago. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes to the Nashoba Regional High School stage this weekend — with a twist guaranteed to put zip into what was already one of Shakespeare’s liveliest works.
“There are things in this that you are definitely not expecting,” stressed Director Bill Grady. “But I’d rather keep it a surprise.” For those who crave a hint: The surprise lies in a form of very, very lively, and lushly choreographed, Indian dancing.

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The Independent Clause

Alrighty, I think I’m all set with this whole winter time dark and freezing cold weather now. That was fun, and now I would like it to be spring please. This November has certainly seen some really cold temps. Novembers of recent past have been fairly mild throughout the month. This feels more like January….

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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 November 11, 2013 9:36am LARCENY A walk-in requested to speak with an officer regarding her stolen ring.  An officer advised the woman. Tuesday November 12, 2013 3:45pm ACCIDENT…

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Randall Library Programs The Randall Library has a new website!!- Check out our new library website at  to find out the latest news on upcoming events, programs, reading suggestions and a whole lot more. Stow Solar Seminar A Solar Seminar will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at…

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In This Week’s Print Edition… November 13, 2013

Where to Buy a Copy Subscribe for Home Delivery Tax Rates, Slots & Open Space At their meeting on Tuesday night, the Selectmen approved continuing with one tax rate for residential, commercial and personal property classifications for FY 2014. As Stow has done in the past, all property owners will be taxed at the same…

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Soccer Ends; XC, Cheerleading Heat Up

By Ellen Oliver

After the first week of playoff games, only girls soccer remained to represent the Chieftains in the post-season. The exceptions to the playoff system are the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams, who each sent seven runners to the Central Mass. Division 1 meet this week and the varsity cheerleading squad, who continued their season with a great showing at the league meet.

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Lucia’s Taverna a Mixed Bag

By Ann Needle

The unassuming town of Ayer now hosts the very hip, very North End-ish Lucia’s Taverna, something for those looking for an elegant dinner and where husband Jeff and I ended up for a date night. While there are many positives to the venue, the jury remains out on the overall experience.

Yes, Lucia’s itself is good news – a place to celebrate, or simply to savor, especially with a special someone. The décor is worthy of a night out in the city, all dark wood and linen. One online restaurant review did whinny a bit about the white “Christmas” lights decorating the outside. Is this the same person who complains the Bible is too long?

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Goldman Marks 100th Birthday

By Ann Needle

As one of Stow’s most storied citizens, Ernest Goldman enjoys a wealth of superlatives. And, Goldman is about to enjoy yet another achievement, when he celebrates his 100th birthday early next month.

A musician by choice (and engineer by trade), it is appropriate that Goldman will mark this rare milestone as Sounds of Stow, which he helped found, celebrates its 35th anniversary at its November 24 concert. Co-founder and Artistic Director Barbara Jones assures that there will be a “rousing” rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Goldman at the concert.

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