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Your Junk Just May be Treasure

by Nancy Arsenault
Before you undergo your next house or garage cleanout, consider what some local experts are saying about seemingly worthless junk. These days, everything from costume jewelry to old hand tools, lawn mowers, trophies, and broken appliances may be worth a lot more than you think.

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Past Tense: Stow’s Railroad Tracks…Designed 2000 Years Ago

Stow’s long defunct railroad ran from Marlborough, past Hudson, through Gleasondale, past Lake Boon, along the river through Maynard to Acton.  Its rails are spaced exactly 4 ft 8.5 inches wide.  Why such an odd number?  It’s nothing unique to Stow; in fact that’s the spacing of railroad tracks throughout the US, actually throughout most…

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A Cut-A-Thon for Tecumseh Foundation

By Ellen Oliver

On Sunday, September 9, Starz Salon in Sudbury is holding a Cut-A-Thon to support the Tecumseh Foundation, set up by William and Vanessa Hurley in honor of their son, Will, who passed away in May.

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Stow Walks for Cancer Cure

By Ann Needle
Chances are, every Independent reader has been touched by cancer, whether it is a family member’s diagnosis, a friend’s battle with the disease, or his or her own ordeal

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Past Tense…Lite Version of Stow’s History

Sitting on a shelf in the Town Vault was this copy of an article that had no identification of author, date or origin except for the curious initials “I.S.” at the end.  It is a very light capsulated version of Stow’s familiar history told in an unusual way that needs to be shared. Stow, a…

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Meeting House Celebrates 10 Years

By Nancy Arsenault
A Village within a village. That’s how residents of Meeting House at Stow spoke of their special neck of the woods at the senior living facility’s 10th anniversary celebration last week.

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