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Our Town Publishing Home of Local Town Pages Expands To New Location

Will Focus on Being Small Business Specialists

Our Town Publishing is excited to announce its new location in Gould’s Plaza at 74 Main Street in Medway. The new site will enable Our Town Publishing to open its commercial printing to the public. “It has been a long time since I had a retail location,” said owner Charles Tashjian.

Ashland Residents Invited to Clean Up the Town May 2

Celebrate Earth Day by picking up litter in your neighborhood and beyond

GreenUp Ashland will hold its annual event to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of all ages are invited to participate. Individuals and groups will clean up parks and neighborhoods and along streets and rivers. In addition, several Ashland “green” groups will have exhibits at the Stone Park Pavilion, on the corner of Cherry and Summer streets.

Get on Board: A Multi-Use ‘Greenway’ is Coming to Ashland

Residents are invited to help develop a ‘greenway’ for all to enjoy.

In just the past year, Ashland has made steady progress towards establishing a multi-use trail, or ‘greenway,’ which will be part of a regional trail.
Started over 15 years ago by Milford and Holliston, the Upper Charles Rail Trail will be a 30-mile loop connecting Milford, Holliston, Sherborn, Ashland, Hopkinton and back to Milford.
The Upper Charles Rail Trail converts unused and abandoned rail lines in the Upper Charles River area to multi-purpose recreational and commuter paths for cycling, walking, jogging and cross-country skiing.

Ashland Girls’ Basketball

Leone Sees Bright Future

Samantha Leone can identify with older Red Sox fans and their lament of “wait ’til next year’’ — a phrase that referred to the team’s futility in winning the American League pennant.
Ashland High’s versatile 5-foot-9 point guard, who just wrapped up her junior year of basketball averaging 15 points and five assists, won’t be involved in tournament play. The last time she competed in the playoffs was as a freshman, both in basketball and field hockey, and the Clockers came very close to winning the Division 3 South Sectional in both sports.

The Snow is the Story

As with most stories, there are two sides. Some would see the new snowfall as (cold) beauty, while others see a nuisance to be endured. School children see a unique opportunity for play, or a day off from school. The pragmatist sees the cycle of water that includes evaporation in one season, and condensation in another. At some point, many people understand it as a fact of life, sometimes mild, at other times dangerous.

Christine Scherer Produces Warren Documentary

By John Kelley

A 2009 graduate of Ashland High School has produced and directed the first in a series of films about Ashland called the Ashland Archives. Christine Scherer presented a 35 minute film about Henry E. Warren on January 18th at the Ashland Historical Society with about 50 people in attendance. Christine acknowledged the support of many friends and family, as well as the Historical Society for source material, and local cable station WACA-TV which provided equipment and facilities.

Ashland Business Association Happenings

By Cynthia Whitty

The featured speaker for the next Ashland Business Association (ABA) meeting will be Alex Carleton, from SHIFT Coaching of Ashland. The ABA meeting will be held at the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front Street. Early networking, 6:30 to 7 pm; meeting with presentations, 7 to 8:30 pm. ABA members and guests are invited to attend. Carlton will present “How to Give (and Receive) Constructive Criticism.” Participants will learn the qualities of good constructive criticism and how to communicate it in a way that motivates change and leads to improvement.