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Ashland Farmers Market (AFM) recently announced the recipients of its 2015 mini-grant program. The nonprofit organization’s Education Committee awarded $860 to the Ashland Middle School library for books and ebooks on nutrition, diet, exercise and local sustainability and $140 to the Ashland Public Library’s children’s room for backpack kits, containing famers’ market picture books for preschoolers and toddlers.
This year AFM designated $1,000 in grants to give to organizations and community groups to further its mission to improve local food choices and public health.

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Progress Continues on Pond Street Project

A project that will impact the town and the region for years to come.

The town of Ashland began a technical design and engineering project about three years ago to improve Ashland’s south side, defined by the Pond Street (Route 126) corridor running from Framingham into Holliston. After years of discussion and attempts to get sidewalk and corridor safety measures, work has begun.

Multicultural Celebration Comes to Ashland, Aug. 15

Two performances stages, floating fire and great food in downtown Ashland.

The second annual Dragonfly Festival will be held at 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 at Mill Pond Park, Main Street, and at the Ashland Historical Society’s Ocean House, 2 Myrtle St. The Festival is a free, family-friendly, outdoor, multicultural community celebration of the arts.
The event is sponsored and organized by the newly formed nonprofit organization, Arts! Ashland Alliance.

Special Olympics the Big Winner at Ashland Wrestling Event

The area’s wrestling fraternity rolled up its sleeves and made May 30 a rousing success, hosting the third annual Backyard Brawls, a jamboree that featured nine wrestling clubs that raised $3,000 for the Milford Special Olympics program.
The Doughboy Wrestling Club from the Merrimack Valley area won the event, which was held at Ashland High’s football field. An estimated crowd of 300 saw the Doughboy team defeat Metrowest United, 48-15 in the final. The Metrowest roster included competitors from Framingham, Lincoln, Sudbury, Natick and Holliston.