Welcome to our community gallery - a collection of photographs from in and around our little town of Maynard, Massachusetts.
Click on the contact link if you would like a print of any of these photos. Digital versions for personal use are available at no charge. Please include the photo id number (e.g., 2007B-385-0239) with any requests.
The annual cleanup of the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers
GSEM Camporee - June 1-3, 2012
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts held their "Forever Green" Camporee on the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in East Falmouth, MA. Over 2000 Girl Scouts participated (including 3 troops from Maynard).
I was one of three photographers, so there will be other photos of the event (see my blog for updates). I also shot a bunch of video and some panorama photographs (coming soon). Downloadable copies of photos later in the week.
The Maynard Business sponsored three free concerts in May 2012 with local bands filling Memorial Park with Beatles, Neil Young and other classic rock tunes. This is from concert #3 featuring bands from Acton, Harvard, Boston, and other local towns playing covers and their own songs. Bands photographed include: Redfish Bluefish, Black Tea Project, Mojoceratops, and Soul Custody.
The Maynard Business sponsored three free concerts in May 2012 with local bands filling Memorial Park with Beatles, Neil Young and other classic rock tunes. This is from concert #2 featuring bands from Hudson and Stow.
Teams of students from high schools in the communities bordering the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers competed to propose ideas for projects to improve the environment in and around the rivers. The top teams made their final presentations at the awards ceremony held the Visitor Center for the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas highlights the rivers that flow through the 5th District with an annual "River Day" event where she visits sites along the rivers that bind the towns and cities in her district. Her last stop this year was the new Visitor Center at the Assabet River NWR.
WAVM celebrated another successful year and recognized its staff members, parents, and volunteers who help make it all possible. This year's keynote speaker was long-time Boston traffic reporter and producer Cindy Campbell.
Note: Due to a scheduling mixup I was regrettably unable to photograph this year's Capture the Flag event.
The Annual Earth Day Parade in Concord features groups and individuals from all over the area, including the Organization for the Assabet River. The parade starts near Egg Rock, the headwaters of the Concord River, and finishes at the Emerson Umbrella.
Teams of students from high schools in the communities bordering the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers competed to propose ideas for projects to improve the environment in and around the rivers. The top 5 teams made their final presentations at the awards ceremony held in Stow Town Hall.
This is the 20th Maynard Downtown Trick or Treat organized by the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce. Nason Street is closed to traffic and downtown Maynard is flooded with pirates, witches, and furry creatures of all manner and form.
A fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley, the Maynard Road Race course runs down our street. After getting a little water from our neighbors they get some cheering and I try to grab a photo or two. I did my best to get nearly everyone who passed by.
For over 20 years the Organization for the Assabet River has organized a massive annual cleanup of the Assabet River in the communities through which it flows. This year volunteers braved pouring rain to help pick up trash in and along the river from Westborough to Concord. Here are some photos I took in Hudson, Maynard, Acton, and Concord.
For the past few years 5th District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas has visited the rivers that tie her district together. This year she paddled on the Shawsheen, visited the Merrimack and visited the Thoreau School in Concord. The school has a unique outdoor classroom situated on the banks of the Assabet River. Representatives from the school and river organizations were present at the event.
Photos from the WAVM Awards Banquet held a the Fowler Auditorium on May 17, 2009. Each year the student-run television and radio station recognizes students and adults who contribute to the success of the station. This year's keynote speaker was Melissa Eannuzzo, who co-hosts the very popular Boston Jammin' 94.5 morning show. Melissa is a 1993 WAVM alumna.
Each year WAVM ends their broadcast year with a slew of activities capped off by the annual awards banquet. Here are some photos from their Friday trip to Lazer Zone in Marlborough, and Saturday morning's "Capture the Flag" event.
A short photo-essay featuring images from behind the scenes at the 2008 WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon - an annual student-run charity event that broadcasts live on television and radio for 40 hours, non-stop. This year they raised over $34,000.
The Organization for the Assabet River held its 22nd Annual Assabet and Concord River Cleanup on Saturday. Last week's deluge from Tropical Storm Hannah made safely working in the river difficult or impossible in many areas so there were more people working on shore this year than normal. These photos were taken on/near the Assabet River in Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, and Maynard. (Dave and Betsy both contributed to this gallery.)
The 11th Annual Monster Road Race, to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley, runs by our house -- we're close to the the halfway mark. Alan and Jacquie Rogers run the official water stop a few houses up the road.
Held on the shores of Lake Boon and sponsored by OAR, a playful skit, narrated by Amanda Dalton and Amelia Mitter-Burke entertained families with the story of the daily life of Mr. Goodfellow (Dan Anderson), who tries to lead a conscientious life but doesn?t always know how. Goodfellow?s sincere but misguided actions endeared viewers as he learns practical lessons about environmentally conscious lawn care, boat use, and how to control the spread of pollution and invasive species in their neighborhood.
After the skit, a Eleanor MacLellan from Mass Audubon displayed some live animals from local ecosystems so that the audience could discover the animals up close.
For well over a decade Betsy and I annually help out the local American Legion replace the flags on the graves of the veterans resting in our two town cemeteries. This year there were more volunteers than ever and I was able to take some photos.
On May 3rd, 2008 the US Fish and Wildlife Service hosted a groundbreaking of their new visitor center serving the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuges. The groundbreaking featured speeches by noted local dignitaries including Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.
I'll be digging through my archives and post some older photos (one of these days...)