Community Photographs

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.

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2013

Maynard Fest

Our annual local festival of commerce and culture.

WAVM Banquet - May 20, 2013

The Annual WAVM Banquet

WAVM Banquet Weekend - May 18-20, 2013

WAVM staff celebrate another year.

Spring ArtWalk - May 5, 2013

The Spring ArtWalk in Downtown Maynard - Sponsored by the Maynard Business Alliance

2012

Christmas Parade - December 2, 2012

The 46th Annual Christmas Parade in Maynard.

MBA Sip and Stroll - December 1, 2012

A downtown holiday festival sponsored by the Maynard Bsiness Alliance.

Maynard Fest - October 6, 2012

Our local festival of commerce and culture.

OARS River Cleanup - September 15, 2012

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).

Friday - Arrival Day
Saturday - Events Day (incl. the ad hoc survival event)
Sunday - Closing Ceremonies

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.

WAVM Banquet - May 20, 2012

WAVM's Annual Awards Banquet

WAVM Banquet Weekend - May 18-20, 2012

WAVM's End of Year Activities: Roll-On-America, Capture the Flag, and Kimball's.

MBA Concert #3 - May 19, 2012

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.

MBA Concert #2 - May 12, 2012

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.

Maynard Girl Scouts - March 12, 2012

The Maynard Girl Scouts celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States.

2011

Maynard Fest - Oct 1, 2011

Our annual festival that transforms downtown in a classic New England fair.

OARS River Cleanup - Sept. 17, 2011

Photographs from the OARS 25th Annual River Cleanup. I photographed two of several cleanups, first on the Sudbury River in Framingham and then the Assabet River in Maynard.

WAVM Banquet Awards - May 22, 2011

Photographs from the annual WAVM Awards Banquet, which caps off a weekend of activites as the station closes for the academic year.

WAVM Banquet Weekend - Capture the Flag - May 21, 2011

It's the commie Red Team versus the national Blue Team in the annual Capture the Flag contest as part of the WAVM Banquet Weekend.

Intel-OAR Environmental Innovators Contest Awards - March 15, 2011

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.

2010

WAVM Telethon - Dec 10-12, 2010

The students at WAVM raised $28,000 for the Beacon Santa fund.

These are a few of my favorite images from the weekend. A much larger set of images can be found on the WAVM website here.

Maynard Fest - Oct 2, 2010

Our annual festival that transforms downtown in a classic New England fair. Two albums are available:

Niki Tsongas River Day - Sep 12, 2010

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.

Assabet River Cleanup - Sep 11, 2010

OAR's 24th Annual Assabet River Cleanup - photographs from Concord, Acton, Maynard, and Hudson.

River Solstice - June 21, 2010

Our local annual celebration of the longest day of the year held at the confluence of the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.

WAVM Awards Banquet - May 16, 2010

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.

Earth Day Parade in Concord - May 1, 2010

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.

2009

Intel-OAR Environmental Innovators Contest Awards - December 6, 2009

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.

Maynard Annual Christmas Parade - December 6, 2009

Waaay too many photos of a long-standing Maynard tradition.

Maynard Observes Veterans Day - November 11, 2009

Every November 11th Maynard honors and remembers our veterans with a parade and ceremonies.

Maynard Downtown Trick or Treat - October 29, 2009

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.

Maynard Road Race - September 20, 2009

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.

23rd Assabet River Cleanup - September 12, 2009

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.

Tsongas River Day - August 15, 2009

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.

MCC Challenge Triathlon - June 6, 2009

On June 6th the Maynard Community Chest in conjunction with the Concord/Carlisle Community Chest held the 7th Annual Community Chest Challenge triathlon to be held on June 7th. The photos here are somewhat skewed to participants from Maynard. Visit the Maynard Community Chest web site for details on the challenge.

WAVM Awards Banquet - May 17, 2009

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.

MCC Challenge Fundraiser at Morey's Tavern

On May 17th the Maynard Community Chest held a fundraiser / raffle at Morey's Tavern for the Challenge triathlon to be held on June 7th. Visit the Maynard Community Chest web site for details on the challenge. (I'll be shooting candids for that event as well.)

WAVM Banquet Weekend - May 15-17, 2009

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.

True West performing in Waltham - January 24, 2009

Some photos from a Maynard band, True West, playing in Waltham. I was there to listen and to test out a new camera. You can read about shooting live music in a blog article I wrote about the evening's work (includes some video of the band performing).

Note: The captions show technical information about the shots.

2008

WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon - December 12-14, 2008

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.

A complete set of photos (over 700 of them) can be found on the WAVM Telethon web site.

Maynard's Christmas Parade - December 7, 2008

Scenes from this year's annual Christmas Parade.

A few more details about the parade are in my blog
or listen to a Historical Society podcast episode on the parade.

Soccer Game - Hudson - October 26, 2008

This is a bit of community photography (a soccer game in Hudson) with a dash of family photos (my nephews were at the game). I did not take all of these photographs -- read my blog posting on the topic for details.

MaynardFest - October 4, 2008

A bit of "street photography" taken in the afternoon during MaynardFest in downtown Maynard.

Assabet River Cleanup - September 13, 2008

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.)

11th Annual Monster Road Race Clip from Dave Griffin on Vimeo.

A short video clip from the race showing Dick and Rick Hoyt "Team Hoyt" going by.


Monster Road Race - September 7, 2008

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.

Water Matters at Pine Bluff, Stow - August 13, 2008

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.

Maynard vs Wakefield Softball Game - July 6, 2008

An Assabet Valley Little League softball game, Maynard vs. Wakefield, played at Keenan Field.

Community Chest Challenge - June 1, 2008

Maynard sent seven teams to the Community Chest Challenge in Concord in support of the Maynard Community Chest. The photos are "mostly" Maynard folks participating in the Challenge trialathon.

Maynard's Mill Clock - May 22, 2008

A passing storm made for some nice portraits of the town clock. Taken from the upper deck of the Clock Tower Place parking garage looking east.

WAVM Banquet Weekend - May 16-18, 2008

Each year WAVM, our local student-run media empire, holds their annual awards banquet and a bunch of activities for the students. I try to capture a bit of the fun and insanity of that weekend.

The banquet's keynote speaker was WAVM alum Nick Huston, a founder of Rosetta Films.

Visit the WAVM web site for the full set of photos.

MCC Challenge Fundraiser at Morey's Tavern

On May 18th the Maynard Community Chest held a fundraiser / raffle at Morey's Tavern for the Challenge triathlon to be held on June 1st. Visit the Maynard Community Chest web site for details on the challenge. (I'll be shooting candids for that event as well.)

New Flags on Veterans' Graves - May 18, 2008

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.

Visitor Center Groundbreaking at Assabet NWR

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.

 

2007
 

I'll be digging through my archives and post some older photos (one of these days...)