Monday, September 21, 2015

Lots Happening This Weekend in Maynard!

This is going to be a great weekend in Maynard, so spread the word to have people join in the fun.

• 9:00-1:00 Start with the Farmers' Market—live music and fresh produce and baked goods.

• Noon-5:00 Head over to ArtSpace Open Studios

• 3:00-8:00 Oktoberfest in the Mill & Main parking lot on Main St.

• 7:30 (?) Fireworks over the Mill Pond. I'm a little unsure about the start time of the fireworks, but it's the final event of Oktoberfest, and can only start when it gets dark. This is a great opportunity for little kids to see fireworks without having to go to bed at midnight!

• 10:00 The Fine Arts Theatre is playing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in honor of the 40th anniversary. Don't miss the scene!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

What's Up With Aubuchon?

I hate hearing bad news, and I hate reporting it, but here we are.

I caught wind of this one today:

"Aubuchon closed on Friday evening.  Windows are papered up, and the sign on the door says that they've moved to the Shaw's plaza in Stow in the same location where Ace Hardware used to be located.  Since the Stow Aubuchon was opened a couple of months ago, this is in reality a merging of the two locations.  Employees were not told ahead of time, in case you (like us) shopped there just a few days ago and weren't informed about the move."

Thumbs down, my friends.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Don't Miss ArtSpace Open Studios! September 26 & 27, noon-5:00

I'm lucky enough to be part of this ArtSpace, and I find that sharing my studio with the community can be energizing and inspiring. I do hope you'll consider attending.

ArtSpace, one of the largest arts centers in New England, invites you to attend its annual ArtSpace Artists’ Open Studios event on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. here at 63 Summer Street, Maynard, Mass.

Visit the studios and view the work of more than 70 artists, both emerging and long practicing, including painters, sculptors, bookbinders, ceramicists, a milliner, photographers, print makers, illustrators and writers.

Here we invite you to explore the artists’ world outside of the normal gallery experience.  Meet the artists, ask questions and see how they work in their own studios.

In addition to visiting these studios, guests are welcome to come to our Annual Artist’s Group exhibit in the ArtSpace Gallery and join a backstage tour of the Acme Theater.

HOURS: The studios are open Noon to 5 p.m. both days. There will be an Artists’ Talk on from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. and a concert from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26th by ArtSpace resident Guitarist Berit Strong. On Sunday, September 27th from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. there will be a musical performance by ArtSpace resident and musician Samantha Linnane and her husband, Peter, performing as the Farewells in a free folk and American original music concert.

WHAT:  ArtSpace Artists Annual Open Studios Event
WHEN:  September 26 & 27
HOURS: Noon to 5 p.m. both days, with concert from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27th
COST:  Free and Wheelchair accessible
INFO:  visit us on our web at:

Friday, September 4, 2015

What's With All the Sounds of Gunfire in Maynard?

No need to worry!

From David Gavin on facebook:
For Maynard residents who may be wondering: there is law enforcement training ongoing at the Rod &Gun Club this evening. Do not be alarmed by the rapid gun fire.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Summer's Winding Down. What's Been Going On?

People have been away, enjoying summer for a few weeks here and there away from our beloved town. It's September now, and with School starting this week, families with kids are settling and getting ready to hit the books.

Many of you will come back to see some changes around here. Here are some of the things that I've noticed:

• ArtSpace Downtown is now called 6 Bridges Gallery.
• The church on Summer St., across from ArtSpace has sold.
• SmARTroom has leased a new spot on Main Street and will open sometime in September.
• George, the old fellow who owned The Corner Closet, retired. He was in his nineties.
• The very same Corner Closet has relocated to Main Street. (where Art & Soul was). Looks like they're going to be a great source for getting a deal on clothes.
• The Indian restaurant lost their liquor license because they had been closed for more than six months. I saw last week that the building was for sale.
• Concord and Nason Streets got paved. Some areas even got new sidewalks.

What else? What have I missed?