Save the date! Ari “Danger” Day at Pine Bluffs, Saturday August 19

Note: The date of this event is the 19th, not the 9th. The original post had the wrong date.

There will be a great opportunity to help out Ari Schultz and his family on Saturday, August 19, as Ari “Danger” Day takes place at Pine Bluffs recreation area here on Lake Boon, from noon to 7 p.m.

Ari, 5 years old, was diagnosed before birth with a life threatening heart condition, and has since had 5 open-heart surgeries and 20 different heart procedures, including a heart transplant in March. While battling rejection, Ari’s family discovered a major mold problem in the walls of their house, which keeps Ari from coming home in his fragile state. Because insurance will only cover removal of the mold and not the cost to rebuild the home, the Shultz family needs our help now more than ever.

The organizers’ goal is to raise money to help the Schultz family alleviate medical (direct and indirect) and construction costs. Together with The Greg Hill Foundation and Battle Road Brewing Company, along with some awesome bands and our great community, they want to put together an event that will help Ari and his family get through these extremely difficult times.

Ari “Danger” Day will be a day of music, games, food and drink, as we team together to help Ari.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Organizers are looking for donated services, items, and volunteers to help make Ari “Danger” Daya success! There are many ways you can help which include, but aren’t limited to, food & beverage, entertainment, event supplies, sponsorships, and more! Please email AriDangerDay@gmail.comfor more information.

Learn more about Ari at echoofhope.org.
Learn more about The Greg Hill Foundation and how it is helping the Schultz family here.
Learn more about rebuilding Ari’s home here.

Check out the Facebook event page for the latest news. Thanks!

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Found sunglasses

A pair of sunglasses in a case were found in the middle of the intersection of West Street and Hunter Avenue on Tuesday morning, probably dropped during the overnight rain. The finder is happy to return them to the owner who can identify them.  Contact: Kevin Hunt at kevinc.hunt at gmail dot com.

Frankly, my dear, I do give a dam

“Dams—Dams, Where are the Dams?” Come to a presentation by Richard Gelpke and find out. Richard will give the first of three Lake Boon history presentations on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 pm at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Road Sudbury.

Professor Gelpke is a very entertaining and informative speaker with graphics and historic photos that provide a fascinating historic background of our neighborhoods.

The three talks are updates of earlier presentations and are sponsored by the Lake Boon Association. Look for announcements of the next two talks, which will be held on Thursday nights in July and August, on this site and on the Lake Boon email list.

Retaining wall material available

20170611_055710c.jpgAndy Pollock has 50 -60 pieces of vinyl retaining wall material available for the taking at 16 Lyman Road in Hudson. These can be used to build a rugged, permanent lakefront retaining wall. You can email Andy for more information at andyph61 at gmail dot com.

The picture below gives you an idea of the look of the finished product. Note that this offer also went out on the Lake Boon email list yesterday, so it’s possible that the material has already been spoken for. Leave a message if you would like to be on the list and we’ll sign you up.

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Lake Boon Commission meeting video online

The Stow TV video of the May 25 Lake Boon Commission Meeting is now available on YouTube. This link starts with discussion of the dam status but you can rewind to see the entire meeting. Watch it online here.

Also note that Stow TV is seeking an Access Coordinator to work 15 hours per week. A link to the full job description is at www.stowtv.org

The job involves planning, creating and publicizing program schedules, creating public service announcements, maintaining social media, reformatting and uploading video files, video editing and recording, and other tasks as assigned.

If interested, contact Anne VanTine at stowtv@stow-ma.gov