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Editor's Corner

This summer the Ashland Library at 66 Front St. will continue to hold a variety of programs, including art exhibits and films, for all ages. In addition, there are activities for families: StoryWalk™ and the Summer Reading Program.
StoryWalk promotes physical fitness, literacy skills and family engagement. Families are encouraged to take children outdoors and read together as they follow laminated pages from a picture book attached to wooden stakes along an outdoor path.

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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.

Needham Bank Believes Shopping and Banking Should Be Local

Downtown Ashland is getting a major new business. At the time of this writing, Needham Bank, on Front Street across from the library, hopes to have a “soft” opening in mid June and a Grand Opening on June 28 with many family-friendly activities.
“We want to be an active member of the downtown community and a good neighbor. We’re really excited,” Eric Morse, Senior Vice President, said. “The building renovation has gone well. The landlord is a wonderful local family. Everyone will be quite pleased; we hope it will be a landmark in town.”

A Tribute to Ashland High School Grads

Principal Kelley St. Coeur described the Class of 2015 in an interview: “The Class of 2015 showed how special they were on convocation day when we filmed the all-school lip-dub. They went out of their way in planning to be inclusive of all members of the school community. Many of the events they planned this year had a community service spin. They collected a huge amount of food for both the PowderPuff game and during the Thanksgiving Food Drive, all of which was donated to the Ashland Food Pantry.