Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Revitalize Maynard Collaborative to Meet Tomorrow NIght

Most people reading this know that I love this little town that I live in. Maynard is just a really nice place to live. And I was thrilled when an organized bunch of concerned citizens started up a group they call "The Revitalize Maynard Collaborative". They are smart, well-organized, and passionate about this place—yup, I had to join them.

This group has managed to get support and members from various different interests in Maynard. There are business owners, members of ArtSpace, lawyers, and families—all coming together just to try to make this a better place. See, we know it's great, but those of us who live her know it could be so much more!

Tomorrow night, October 30th, is their next meeting. It starts at 7pm in the lower meeting hall of the Town Hall building. If you live in Maynard and want to make a difference, come on out!

Friday, October 25, 2013

This in: 129 PARKER ST.: Builders file 40B plan for Maynard development

People have been asking me if I know anything about the 129 Parker development. Here's a link to the story that I got today. It's from the Beacon Villager.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Is Monster.com Leaving Maynard?

I had heard that Monster.com was going to be leaving the Mill. I don't know how much of that is true. I did hear from a friend, whose company is looking to get space in the Mill, that building 5 (Monster's space) would not be available because it's expected to be converted to condos.

I'm not sure if it's true, so if you spread the rumor, also make sure to say that it's just that—a rumor. If it does turn into housing, it's going to be some great space with the exposed brick, beamed ceilings, and water views.

If I hear any more on it, I'll post it.

Food Co-op Potluck

Assabet Village Food Co-op Potluck 

(Come with your family after the Downtown Trick or Treat)

The Hudson and Maynard Downtown Trick or Treat is Thursday, October 24 from 4 to 6 pm.  So after the fun time, why don't you bring the family to have dinner at the Elks Club with the Assabet Village Food Co-op? 

WhenThursday, October 24th from 6-9pm
Where: Maynard Elks Club, 34 Powdermill Road (Route 62).

Bring a dish! Or if you don't feel like cooking, you can pay $10/adult and $5/2 children and enjoy a nice evening out.  Hope to see you!
Sign up what you're bringing using the following link: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/ and search for the meal avfco with the password maynard.

Come on and have a fun Thursday dinner.  Hope to see you!

Maynard's Downtown Trick-or-Treat 10/24

Tomorrow (10/24) from 4–6pm Maynard shuts down Nason and Main Streets so that the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce can host their annual downtown trick-or-treat event. I've been before, before I was a mom, and boy—what a scene! The streets are loaded with miniature goblins, princesses, and creatures, all collecting goodies from our downtown businesses.

This will be the first year that my daughter will be going. She's pretty darn excited. I'm sure we'll have a great time.

Here's the flyer for the event.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Maynard Farmers' Market End-of-Season Recap

There will be a meeting on 11/7 at 7 pm at the Serendipity Café to discuss the 2013 Farmers' Market and how we might make improvements for the 2014 Market. All are welcome to attend.

What's with the slide at Coolidge Park? And Reo Road???

I'm not claiming to know which answer is true, but from what I've heard, the slide at Coolidge Park is closed because the town is waiting for it to be insured. Part of the problem is that it wasn't built according to the specifications that were laid out in the beginning. I'm not sure why they didn't just make the contractor just rip it out and put it where it's supposed to be. But as I said, I don't really know a whole lot.

As for Reo Road playground. you probably already know why the center of the park is empty, but I'll refresh... When the contractors went to start the build on the planned center structure, they found that the fill of the playground wasn't suitable/stable enough for the intended play element. The cost of removing the lousy fill and replacing it with new would have eaten the entire budget for the park. So a simpler structure that can get the proper support will be going in. It looks to be the kind of thing that has a several climbing elements and a few slides. The color scheme is going to be "woodsy"—forest green and tan. And the sand table is currently off limits because it needs to have the sand removed and replaced with play sand.

But the parks are FANTASTIC! We've already clocked some twenty hours in the parks since they opened about a month ago. Our particular favorite is Coolidge's giant web climber.  If you haven't seen them, check them out.

New Opening Date for Serendipity Café

I guess when you're excited to get something started it's easy to think things will fall right into place exactly as you want. The Serendipity Café hoped to be open the end of October, but they've had to push the opening day out to Friday, November 1st. Best to just get it right, no? We're hoping good things for them.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kick-off Event: ArtSpace Maynard Second Saturdays!

TOMORROW Artspace is hosting a mini OPEN STUDIOS and opening reception for Jill Pottle's solo show. 4 - 6pm for OS and 5-7pm for the reception. I'll be there!

We'll be doing this every 2nd Saturday—mini OS and a reception for new show in the gallery! This is an excellent opportunity for ArtSpace to be more involved with the community. We're always being asked why we're not open more. Well, here you go! Now come and visit. 

Jill's work is really amazing. She loves painting insanely complex still life images of glass and other equally reflective surfaces. 

There will be twenty participating artist studios. I'll be one of them. It won't be long until most of the artists are just dying to open their doors. 

Please come and visit us and tell all the artists how great you think it is that they're open.