Ari “Danger” Schultz

It’s with great sadness that we pass on a message from Ari Schultz’s family: Ari passed away on Friday night, peacefully, while listening to the Red Sox.

Ari’s sunny outlook in the face of every challenge was a true inspiration, along with his family’s determination to not just care for their own son, but to ensure that all families with children facing cardiac issues have care and support, and to encourage more people to enroll as organ donors.

Bill Conley reports that the Ari Danger Day planning team has been in touch with the Schultz family and have decided to alter their event on August 19th to be a celebration of Ari’s life. The fund raising aspect of the event will not change and all funds raised will go to the Schultz family either directly from the event or via the Greg Hill Foundation.

Our thoughts are with the Schultz family and friends.

Lend a hand and have fun on Ari “Danger” Day, noon to 7 p.m., August 19

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” Day a 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 for more information.

Learn more about Ari at

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!

Lake Boon Commission to meet on Monday, July 17

Here’s the agenda for the upcoming Lake Boon Commission meeting, to be held Monday July 17, at 7 p.m. in the Stow Town Building:

Public Comment
Meeting Minutes – 5/25, 5/26 & 7/6
Lake Boon Police report – 2017 Patrol data (through 7/9/17) – Det. Sgt. Salleese requested to attend
Discuss process of LBC By-Law/Rules review
Report on recent Pine Bluff Beach closure
Old Business/ follow-up actions
•    Postings at public boat launch on Sudbury Road – Kris Krablin
•    Drawdown Orders of Conditions and DEP Orders – Don Hawkes
•    DEP contact and any other relevant information – Conray Wharff
•    Other
New Business
Date of next meeting

Beach reopens

As some of you may be aware, the Town Beach was closed by the life guards and Board of Health on Saturday and remained closed Sunday. There was a black substance floating on the water Saturday, apparently blown in by the strong westerly winds. There was NOT an issue of bacteria or algae.

Monday morning the Board of Health has allowed the beach to reopen.

That is all the information we have at this time.

OARS events this summer—watershed happenings for all ages

OARS, the watershed group for the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers, has a lot planned over the summer, including Water Wise Workshops for kids, a water chestnut pull in Stow on the Assabet, trail work along the Assabet River Blue & Green Trail, and “Rivers, Views & Brews” at the Medusa Brewing Company in Hudson. For dates, times, descriptions and RSVP links, read their e-newsletter here.

Lake Boon Commission meets July 6

As you may know, Kris Krablin was recently appointed to the Lake Boon Commission by the Stow Select Board. We’d like to express our great appreciation to Theresa O’Riorden for her years of service and project coordination on the Lake Boon Commission.

Lake Boon Commission Meeting
July 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Town Building, 380 Great Road (Route 117), Stow, Massachusetts


  • Paying bills out standing
  • Discuss updating MGL (Mass General Law) and LBC By-laws postings at Sudbury Road boat launch ramp
  • Review of current and future orders of conditions including the superceding OOC
  • Election of chair and secretary
  • Next meeting date