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2012 Activities
 Winitihooloo Is Back at Horn Pond!!!!
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 July 28th - 29th - 10th Annual Native American Pow Wow

WREN (Woburn Residents' Environmental Network)

10th Annual Native American Pow Wow

Sat, July 28, 2012
Sun, July 29, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm

Alta Vesta School - Berry Meadow
990 Main St, Woburn, MA (Route 38)

Woburn's Tenth Annual Native American Pow Wow at Berry Meadow,
Altavesta School, located at 990 Main St., Route 38, in North Woburn on
Grand Entry will be at noon on both days.

Event features:
Traditional Native American drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling,
sacred fire ceremony, traditional arts and crafts, and Native American food.

 Help Woburn Win a Free Orchard!

Help Woburn Win a Free Orchard!

Woburn's Spence Farm is in the running to get a free fruit orchard from Edy's Fruit Bars. When I last checked, Woburn was 5th in the voting. My understanding is that if we can hold that place by May 31st, we will be one of the winners of this great resource to bring more fresh fruit and trees to our community.

You can vote every day in this contest. Visit the contest site here, and enter Woburn's zip code of 01801 to find and vote for the Woburn entry. It is listed as "Woburn Agricultural Commission", the entity that has submitted the grant. Be sure to tell your friends you've voted and ask them to do the same! Here is the link one more time: http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/

 Appliance / TV / CRT Recycling Saturday 5/19/2012 at Spence Farm
Untitled Document
"Saving the World..... One Air Conditioner at a Time"

Wondering what to do with that old television, computer monitor or appliance that is broken, unwanted or unused and just taking up space?

Paul Medeiros has found and is working with a Massachusetts company that will collect these items at drop off sites set up throughout Woburn at various times throughout the year. This is an excellent opportunity to recycle these items at a minimal cost compared to the high cost associated with curbside appliance recycling programs and will also be a fundraiser for local organizations that will sponsor these events. Another good thing and possibly the best part of this program is that it is open to residents from any and all communities, not just Woburn, as well as any and all business entities. With your help these collections have raised over $90,000 dollars for local Woburn organizations with a portion going to the Woburn high school scholarship fund in a bit more than 3 years! So clean out those basements, attics, garages and warehouses and bring your items down!

This collection will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Woburn’s Spence Farm located at 41 Wyman Street, in Woburn benefiting the Shamrock School PTO projects and programs. A portion of the proceeds will be going towards the scholarship fund for a Woburn High School graduating senior that will be continuing their education in the field of environmental education.

If you miss or cannot attend this event we will be holding the next one on Saturday, June 16 from 9-1 at Woburn's Spence Farm located at 41 Wyman Street, in Woburn.

The prices are as follows:

Waste Mgmt curbside Collection                    Drop off Collection

Monitor/Laptop-          $25.00                                          $10.00
Television-                   $25.00                                          $20.00
Projection TV-             $25.00                                          $25.00
Refrigerator-               $20.00                                           $10.00
Water Cooler-             $20.00                                           $10.00
Air Conditioner-          $20.00                                           $10.00
Freezer-                       $20.00                                           $10.00
Dehumidifier-              $20.00                                           $10.00
Stove/Washer/Dryer- $13.00                                           $10.00
Water Heater-             $13.00                                           $10.00
Dishwasher-                $13.00                                           $10.00

Want to recycle for reuse or salvage and don't like to throw away old, usable or even unusable equipment? Bring it to the event: For $1.00 each we will take the following: computers, electronic office equipment such as calculators, typewriters, fax/copy machines, printers, telephones, all consumer electronics (excluding televisions) such as cameras, video/audio/DVD/VCR, microwaves and sink disposal units.

Additionally, we will take and recycle or salvage the following in any quantity for a voluntary donation: computer parts and accessories, plugs, wires, drives, parts of computers, *cell phones*, video games as well as parts and accessories or plugs and wires, DVD’s, CD’s and VHS tapes.

Note: We will also be taking old cell phones and separating them for soldiers.

Volunteers are always needed. If you would like further information or have any questions about this recycling program designed to save you money and benefit local organizations, please call Paul or Lori Medeiros at (781) 938-0297 or via e-mail at: paulderman@verizon.net or check out the website at: www.tinyurl.com/spencefarm

 July 15, 2012 Sunset History Walk around the Pond
July 15th Sunset History Walk around the Pond


Meet at Pump House Parking Lot

Wear good walking shoes, bring sunblock and bug repellant and your camera

 Saturday. June 30, 2012 - Hike up Horn Pond Mountain
June 30th Hike up the Mountain


Meet at Pump House Parking Lot

Gerry Kehoe will be leading another 'Nature Walk". This one will be up on Horn Pond Mountain. People will meet at the Pumphouse Parking Lot off Lake Avenue at the south end of the Pond.

Wear good walking shoes, bring sunblock and bug repellant and your camera

 June 16, 2012 Horn Pond Parent/Child or Adult/Child Walk
June 16th Parent/Child –Adult/Child


Meet at Ice House Park

Wear good walking shoes, bring sunblock and bug repellant and your camera

 Woburn Conservation Day - Saturday,May 5, 2012
The Woburn Conservation Commission is holding its annual Conservation Day event on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

The event begins at 9:00 AM. The sign-in table will be at the Cove Street entrance to the Horn Pond Conservation Area.

All are welcome to come, help out, enjoy and appreciate the area. It is a great day to meet your neighbors, old friends and make some new ones! You can make a difference.

For students seeking community service credit hours - make sure that you let us know at the sign-in table that you will be needing certification that you participated so that you get credited.

This year's anticipated projects include:

Clean-up of winter debris along trails
Cutting of brush overhanging trails
General trash pick up
And more...

Please come join us for a day to get things done and have some fun!

The Spence Farm neighborhood group continues to work on the information to be shared in a public meeting on January 26. Now that a there is a purchase & sale agreement by a developer on the final parcel of land - the city has the right of first refusal. An alternative plan will help prevent flooding by keeping the fields open and free from full development - at NO COST to the city!!

Please plan to come and bring along family and friends on Thursday Jan. 26, at 7:00 PM at the Farm Stand - 41 Wyman St.

 Tri-Community Bikeway - Meeting - Tuesday,December 20th at 7pm

As you are aware, the Towns of Winchester, Woburn, and Stoneham are moving forward with the 75% design for the Tri-Community Bikeway. Our consultant, FST anticipates submitting the final 75% design plans to MassDOT in early 2012. One of the key items to be addressed in the 75% plans is the design of the trail “amenities”,such markers, signage, benches,etc. Our goal is to have a consistent set of amenities throughout the three communities to ensure a cohesive look and feel to the trail.

To this end,I would like to organize a meeting on Tuesday, December 20th at 7pm in the Waterfield Room of Winchester Town Hall (basement level) to discuss these design issues with FST and their landscape architect Waterfield Design Group. I know next week may be difficult for some due to the holidays, but I hope we can get at least some representation from each of the three communities and the Winchester Design Review Committee at the meeting, with the intent that this discussion may spillover into the New Year.

Please respond with your availability as soon as possible. If there are others not included on this email list from your community that may be interested, please feel free to invite them as well. I will send an email on Monday confirming the meeting, assuming we can get a fairly good turnout. (For the Winchester folks, I will post this as a Greenway Committee meeting).

Thanks again and please feel free to contact me with any questions.


BethRudolph, P.E.


Engineering & Planning Department

71 Mount Vernon Street

Winchester, MA



Email: brudolph@winchester.us