Night fire at Devens

Infantry requests to fire Mortars from 2100-2400 on Tuesday, 22 June.

A National Guard unit from Massachusetts will fire 81mm Mortars from 2100-2400 on Tuesday, 22 June 2010. This unit will be deploying to war and this training is critical to support their combat mission. This is a Tuesday night. The training will consist of firing approximately 200 mortar rounds and some small arms (rifle). The sound will consist of muffled explosions and may vary in volume depending upon the weather and cloud cover that evening.

If you have any questions please call the Public Affairs Office at 978.796.3835.

Ramsey Rehab free lecture series

Ramsey Rehab, provider of sports medicine physical therapy in North Central Massachusetts, is continuing its free medical lecture series to improve the medical knowledge of the public.

Our June 29, Dr. Herb Stevenson will review the role of using platelet rich plasma treatments to help treat chronic overuse tendon and ligament injuries. The use of such techniques is an emerging minimally invasive office procedure found to be helpful in treating conditions such as tennis elbow, patella tendonitis (jumper’s knee), Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciatis, as well as partial tendon and ligament tears. PRP contains numerous growth factors that can be helpful in healing chronic tendon and ligament injuries that have often failed using other conservative treatments.

The lecture will be on Tuesday June 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Leominster office of Ramsey Rehab at 39 Cinema Boulevard.

Nashoba Tech Summer Experience

Nashoba Valley Technical High School is again offering its Summer Experience program for kids ages 10 to 15.

Four weeklong sessions are planned: July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, and Aug. 2-6. Technical programs that will be offered include cooking, art, woodworking, computer programming, website design, engineering, electronics, film and video editing, and music.

There will also be a separate program for basketball lessons.

Each day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Participants should bring a bag lunch.

The cost is $250/ week; discounts apply if a child attends more than one week. Basketball lessons are $175 per week.

The registration deadline is Thursday, July 1. For more information, go to and click on the Summer Experience icon, or call 978-692-4711 x1001. Nashoba Tech is at 100 Littleton Road (Route 110) in Westford.

Dunstable Artisans welcome three new artists

The Dunstable Artisans have the pleasure of announcing the addition of three amazing artists to our already very talented group:

Louise Abbott – who has had a love affair with textiles since the early 70’s, is a weaver extraordinaire. Louise previously had a studio in downtown Lowell in the artist cooperative; The Brush Art Gallery. In the late eighties and nineties she had the opportunity to work in the yarn development divisions of two major Textile Industry manufacturers. Currently working in her home studio, the exotic sensuality of fiber and color continues to inspire her to create and weave her own designs for rugs, tapestries, afghans and other items. Louise finds excitement in the melding of process, design and fiber and draws much of her inspirations from nature and her travels. Louise’s latest focus has been tapestry. The materials used, the weaving process, and interpretation of the design gives the tapestry life. Louise says that weaving is very labor intensive and offers her the opportunity to slow down and be deliberate in this fast paced world of ours.

Janet Clingerman Hsiao has had a passion for art since being introduced to oil painting at the very young age of ten. Janet’s artwork features the beauty found in the New England countryside and shorelines, using pastels and acrylics. Janet has had a varied background in the art field, receiving a BA in art from Northern Illinois University, working as a graphic designer in the commercial art field for over 10 years, teaching art to private middle school and high school classrooms, and finally returning to her love of fine art — a dream realized.

Ema Kilroy is an amazing glass artist living in Central Massachusetts with her husband, three boys and there family dog. Ema began lampworking in 2005, taking classes with Liliana Glenn at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Once she learned the basics, Ema set up her custom workshop in her home and began to develop her own style and designs as a self-taught beadmaker. Ema sells her work in the form of beads as well as finished jewelry, a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, Society of Glass Beadmakers Boston Chapter and an associate member of the Rollstone Studios in Fitchburg, and participates in an online community of glass bead artists who strive to support each other in the development of their art — The Fire Divas. Ema can be found on her website as well as

We welcome you to visit the artisans newly renovated site at to view works by our newly added artisans, as well as updated works by our current membership. You will also have the honor of meeting our new members and viewing their work, as well as current membership’s at our Annual Show and Sale on October 16 and 17. Keep in mind that all donations received at our Annual Show and Sale goes towards Scholarship Awards to local High School Seniors to further pursue their artistic studies and endeavors.

Baby Sitting Class

The class will be held at Nashoba Valley Medical Center at 200 Groton Rd in Ayer on June 21 and 22 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Both classes will take place in the Founders Room. The cost is $35. Please make check payable to NVMC. Ages 12 and above please. Upon completion of this two-day class, the students will receive a certificate showing they have completed the program.

Registration is required.

Contact Rosanna Casavecchia to register.

Phone: 978-784-9204.


Light refreshments will be provided.