Boat found in second basin

jonboat This Great Canadian jon boat with “J Baker” stenciled on the aft seat was found this morning floating in the second basin. It is now on shore at 25 Worcester Ave. There isn’t a J Baker on the Lake Boon mailing list, so that may be the name of a previous owner. Leave a comment below if it’s yours and help is needed to get it back home.

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Lake Boon Commission meets Wednesday, October 17

The Lake Boon Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at the Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road in Stow. The agenda is as follows:

  • Public Comment
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Pay Bills
  • Discuss LBC By-Law/Rules revision  – Prepare for Public Information Meeting  11-17-18
  • Business
  • Date of next meeting
  • Adjourn

Lake Boon History Walk takes place October 13

The annual Lake Boon History Walk takes place Saturday, October 13th starting at the Stow Pine Bluffs/Town Beach on Sudbury Road. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with step-off at noon. The Lake Boon Association invites you to bring neighbors and friends to enjoy crisp air and fall colors during the 5-mile stroll or power walk around the lake. This 31st annual event was previously known as the Lake Boon Walkathon but we’re encouraging Boonies and friends to take their time to appreciate the area’s history and environment as well as each other.

The tour includes over two dozen historical posters with old photos and fascinating background placed at various sites around the lake, including two train stops, steam and gasoline-powered ferries, a 21-room hotel and much more. Additional signs provide reminders of environmental issues that affect the lake and what we can do to protect it. A $5.00 donation is requested.

Lake Boon T-shirts and bags will be available for purchase at the start to wear or for holiday gifts.

Put on your comfortable walking shoes, wear bright clothing for safety and come on down!

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.
LIVE MUSIC BY: THE 495 BAND
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

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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