Tuesday, July 17, 2007

7/20/07 Kugels, Mighty Barracudas, and Irish Pub

Have you seen the Kugel in front of the Library yet? “Kugel” is German for “ball” and is a term given to a stone sphere that floats on a thin stream of water. It’s one of the first installations for the new Plaza, and will be a great gathering place when construction done. Our Kugel is a miniature when compared to the record-breaking 29-ton Tarn granite globe in front of the Science Museum downtown, but ours displays the Center of the Universe, which I find significantly more important. Even without the kugel, the Library is the place to be in the summer…

This Wednesday, July 25th, come to the Ashland Library for “Mahone’s Forge” at 10:30am where children can observe the past, capture the present, and preserve the future with hands-on historical demonstrations.

Then, the next day- Thursday July 26th, send the older kids over for a Bead Craft Workshop at 6:30pm where they’ll make their own beads to embellish jewelry, frames, art, lampshades, etc. Snacks will be served. Contact your friendly neighborhood library for more information at 798-4072.

This Saturday, July 21st, is the second Summer Street Party put on by Market Ashland Partnership (MAP) and begins at noon with sidewalk sales with the music by Premiere starting around 6pm. Come hungry and taste several different barbeques, all contestants in the Best Barbeque in the Universe Contest. Taste the entries in the Best Barbeque in the Universe Contest. Tickets are $5 for adults and children under 12 are free with an adult. Tickets are available throughout town, including Cross Brothers, Train Town Toy and Hobby, Ace Hardware, and Princess Cleaners.

Congratulations to the Ashland Barracudas who blew the Wellesley Whitecaps out of the water this past Wednesday with a final score of 1206 to 1070! Quadruple winners were Megan Fritz and Megan Rodman. Triple winners were: Erin Blair, Joseph Boyle, Eamon Brockenbrough, Amy Duncan, Seth Gulas, Curran Henry, Will Henry, Morgan Lynch, Lui Mallory, Marcus Maphis, Clark Serfass, Kristen Trexler, Kyle Tyson, and Elisa Worrell who also set a team record in intermediate girls’ 100 breast and tied her own team and pool record in intermediate girls’ 50 breast. Swim team is almost over with, and, oh, I will miss it. Not only is it great exercise for the kids but, our home meets in Ashland are the social high-light of my summer calendar.

There has been a lot of activity on Center Street next to Fin and Feather where the new Irish Pub has been getting ready for an imminent opening. I’ve peeked in the windows several times and it looks like they’ve done a superb job with renovation. Keep watching for that grand opening!

They already have school stuff in the stores, and summer will be over before we got used to the heat! Let me know the ways that you’ve found to relax and stay cool this summer. Ring me at 798-5018, or email at ashlandnews@gmail.com. Have a wonderful week!