Tuesday Sept. 25: Hudson history talk

Come hear lake and Hudson historian Dick Gelpke and Glenn Davis speak on “The Architecture and History of Four Industrial Buildings of Hudson.” The talk is a presentation of the Hudson Historical Society. It takes place Tuesday, September 25 at the First Federated Church, 200 Central Street in Hudson, at 7 p.m. The talk is free and all are welcome.

Fall discount septic pumping: sign up by October 12

Once again, the Lake Boon Association is sponsoring a discount septic pumping program this fall. The program will run beginning the week of October 22nd. Deadline for sign up is Friday October 12th.

Casaceli Trucking will be doing the pumping once again and pricing remains the same as it was for the spring program.

To register please email David at lbaseptic@gmail.com or call Dave Siewierski at 978-562-2203.

The program is open to anyone living within the Lake Boon watershed or within a mile of the lake.

Since the inception of this program many tanks have been pumped at the discount price, saving money for individual homeowners while preserving property values and helping to improve groundwater and lake water quality.

The more frequently a system is pumped (recommendation every 1 – 2 years depending on family size), the longer it will last and work well. The LBA sponsors this program spring and fall each year, and so far Rich Casaceli continues to give us a lower price than other area companies for an excellent job!

Please spread the word to your neighbors on Lake Boon so we can continue to do everything we can to clean up the lake and keep our septic systems running well.

Fundraiser for Douglas Sweet

Julie Fish writes:

Douglas Sweet, our 19 year old neighbor on Pine Point Rd. had a serious skateboarding accident in August which has resulted in major and ongoing medical expenses. Friends have planned a fundraiser to assist the family and Boonies are invited.

Sweet Relief

Battle Road Brew House
GPS: 20 Sudbury St, Maynard, MA

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7-11 p.m.

Buffet Provided: 7-9:30 p.m.
Raffle and Games

RSVP and BUY TICKETS TODAY: $30/PP – Includes food and entertainment. All ticket sales go directly to Sweet Relief fund: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-relief-fundraiser-tickets-50026859684

Douglas’s accident left him with Traumatic Brain Injury. He has made great progress after coming out of the induced coma. He is a patient at Spaulding Rehab Center fighting to regain his ability to walk, write and perform everyday functions that most of us do easily. With mounting medical expenses, and many more to come during his recovery, the friends of the Sweet family want to help them with some financial assistance. In an effort to provide some financial relief, we invite you and your family to join us Thursday, October 18, 2018 for Sweet Relief!

If you are coming to the fundraiser please purchase tickets on-line or RSVP to julief03@comcast.net before October 14th so that we can plan for the right amount of food! Please Julie with any questions.

Thanks for your support!


Gleasondale Bridge meeting

Boonies wishing to know more about the status of the Route 62 bridge construction in Gleasondale can come to an update meeting with Rep. Kate Hogan, Mass Department of Transportation staff, and Stow town officials. The meeting will take place at the Pompositticut Community Center, 509 Great Road, in Stow this Thursday, October 20th at 8:00 a.m.

RSVP to Rep. Hogan’s office by emailing courtney.rainey@mahouse.gov

Lake Boon water level to be lowered 

A notice from the Lake Boon Commission—the start of drawdown means that there are just a few more weeks to move boats, docks, or take other action at your waterfront while we’re at normal lake level (and before the cold weather gets here):    

In accordance with annual practice (in accordance with Conservation Commission Order of Conditions) of lowering the lake level in the fall, the first flash-board at the Barton Road dam will be removed on or about October 1, 2018. This should be followed by the sequential removal of additional boards at about ten-day intervals until the final 18″ winter lake level lowering is achieved. Should extraordinary rain be forecast in connection with any  storm, this schedule may be adjusted accordingly. Lake residents should take this information into consideration when scheduling removal of boats and/or shoreline repairs or clean-up.

Don Hawkes, LBC Chairman

Water Carnival Weekend pictures and event results

The 2018 Lake Boon Water Carnival was a great success. The weather was excellent, including a moonlit Lighting of the Lake & Music Boat on Friday. Saturday featured fun, food, games, and a juggler at Pine Bluffs Recreation Area, and Sunday began with a three-boat history tour of the lake in the morning, and a flotilla of amazing entries for the Decorated Boat Parade on Sunday afternoon.

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The Boat Parade winners were:

  • 1st Prize: “Life is a Picnic,” by Amy Abeyta and Janet Robb
  • 2nd Prize: “Gilligan’s Island” by the Kotosky Family
  • 3rd Prize: “Bubble Bath” by Linda & Dick Gelpke
  • Best shore party: Bleau family and friends on Pine Point Road

Canoe Races:

Race 1: 

1st Roach & Capola, 2nd Vericay & Kate Capola, 3rd Alyssa Dalto, Molly Tobin, Ava Gregg

Race 2:

1st Max & Jill Valentino, 2nd tied Giada, Bris, Josh, 2nd tied Alyssa Dalto, Molly Tobin, Ava Gregg

Race 3:

1st Max & Jill Valentino, 2nd Zoe, Grace, David Hartnagel, 3rd Adam Chrumka, Veronica Wells

Field races:
50 yd Dash

4 & under, Girls: 1st Abby Pucilo

Boys: 1st Luke Koerner

5 – 7 Boys: 1st Emmet Price, 2nd Andrew Pucillo, 3rd Ben Tower

5 – 7 Girls: 1st Mia Vuolo, 2nd Ariana Pucillo, 3rd Zoe Hartnagel

8 – 10 Boys: 1st Alex Pucillo, 2nd Doug Tower, 3rd Liam Roach

8 – 10 Girls: 1st Jill Valentino, 2nd Emma Mermont, 3rd Cassidy Laster

11 – 13 Boys: 1st Sawyer O’Riorden, 2nd Elias Herbertz, 3rd Duncan Laster

11 – 13 Girls: 1st Marlena Herbertz

14 + Boys: 1st Tristan O’Riorden, 2nd Adam Chrumka

14 + Girls: 1st Veronica Wells

Wheelbarrow Race

5 – 7 Girls & Boys: 1st Emmet Price & Aliza Weismer, 2nd tied Zoe & Gracie Hartnagel, 2nd tied Cara Salamone & Mia Vuolo, 3rd Kate Salamone & Ivy Callan

8 – 10 Girls & Boys: 1st Emma Memot & Jill Valentino, 2nd Cassidy Laster & Zoe Mermont, 3rd Liam Roach & Ashley Roach

11 – 13 Boys & Girls: 1st Sawyer O’Riorden & Duncan Laster, 2nd Marlena Herbertz & Veronica Wells, 3rd Trevor Amichetti & Landyn Schiering

14 + Boys & Girls: 1st Adam Chrumka & Tristan O’Riorden, 2nd Veronica Wells & Sara Salamone, 3rd David Hartnagel & Dave Siewerski

Sack Race

4 & under Boys and Girls: 1st Abby Pucillo, 2nd Kate Salamone, 3rd Levi Vuolo

5-7 Boys: 1st Emett Price, 2nd Andrew Pucillo, 3rd Brycen Roach

5-7 Girls: 1st Ava Korner, 2nd Mia Vuolo, 3rd Giada Coppola

8-10 Boys & Girls: 1st Alex Pucillo, 2nd Jill Valentino, 3rd Liam Roach

11-13 Girls: 1st Landyn Schiering, 2nd Marlena Herbertz, 3rd Matt Leslie

14+ Boys & Girls: 1st Tristan O’Riorden, 2nd Tim Koerner, 3rd David Hartnagel

3-Legged Race

Under 12 Boys & Girls: 1st Mia Vuolo/Carla Salamone, 2nd Hazel Price/Eliza Weismer, 3rd Zoe & Gracie Hartnell

13 & under Boys & Girls: 1st Hazel Price/Eliza Weismer, 2nd Giada Coppola/Ashley Roach, 3rd Marlena Herbertz/Landyn Schiering

14 + Boys & Girls: 1st Veronica Wells/Sonya Nicholson, 2nd Tristan O’Riorden/Adam Chrumka

100 yd. Dash

7 & under Girls: 1st Mia Vuolo, 2nd Zoe Hartnell, 3rd Eliza Weismer

7 & Under Boys: 1st Emett Price, 2nd Andrew Pucillo, 3rd Ben Tower

8-10 Girls: 1st Jill Valentino, 2nd Emma Memont

8-10 Boys: 1st Alex Pucillo, 2nd Doug Tower, 3rd Liam Roach

11-13 Girls: 1st Landyn Schiering, 2nd Marlena Herbertz

11-13 Boys: 1st Matthew Leslie

14 + Girls: 1st Theresa O’Riorden, 2nd Sonya Nichloson, 3rd Veronica Wells

14+ Boys: 1st Tristan O’Riorden, 2nd Tim Corner, 3rd Adam Chrumka