Friday, March 25, 2011
Two wellness teachers and moms—Meghan Patrissi and Lori Duran—are organizing the swim-bike-run as part of the "Be Well Woburn" initiative.
In a “past life”—college—Lori Duran played soccer, basketball and softball, and coached college soccer. Meghan Patrissi played soccer in college. Put the two, now both mothers, together and what do you get? A “Just Tri-it!” triathlon for youths age 5 through 12. As one of the first “Be Well Woburn” events to be offered to the city to promote community wellness through activities and classes, the local swim-bike-run gives youths an opportunity to get moving and have fun, according to Patrissi and Duran, who are organizing the event. “Our idea was to do something different and fun,” Patrissi said, and family-oriented and community-supported as well. Duran’s daughter, Kayla, 11, participated in a triathlon last year. From a child’s …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Woburn Patch selects Andrew Winston as the Whiz Kid of the Week.
Each week, Woburn Patch will select a Whiz Kid of the Week. This week, we chose Andrew Winston, a 13-year-old student at Joyce Middle School. Winston is a community-service extraordinaire, who recently worked with Gov. Deval Patrick during Project 351.
Monday, December 20, 2010
The Boys & Girls Club celebrated its dance program Saturday morning with its seventh-annual performing arts open house.
For the past seven years, the Boys and Girls Club has been putting on its holiday performing arts open house, showing off the talents of the 60 to 70 dancers that are taught through the club. With another 30 to 40 parents in tow to cheer on their children as they cut a mean rug, the Boys and Girls Club was hopping Saturday morning in celebration of the club's talented dancers. Sitting down with a complimentary hot chocolate and donut the club offered its guests, and listening to festive Christmas tunes in-between sets, Director of Program Development Julie Gage explained the annual affair. "This is something we have been doing for seven years now and is really a chance for the kids to show off what they have learned taking dance lessons at…
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The annual event taught club members how different countries celebrate the holidays.
To both inspire a sense of the larger world around them outside of Woburn, and to let the kids enjoy some fun holiday games, the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn in sponsorship with their Keystone and Torch Clubs, hosted it's 5th annual Holidays Around the World celebration Wednesday night. As the Leadership Development Teacher's shirts read: "Rule #1 is to have fun!" Club member Andrew Winston was one of several kids who took part in the celebration. He said he enjoyed the Holidays Around the World event because of "all the kids getting involved, and the music and the food and learning about different countries." Winston choose China as his country and mentioned with a chuckle, "Well, they don't have Santa in China. It's just Christmas Old …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Scoreboard Bar & Grill is celebrating the holiday season by decorating with handmade ornaments. All of the money raised by the sale of the ornaments goes to charity.
A big part of the holiday season is giving thanks for all you have. For the sports bar and grill Scoreboard, realizing what you're thankful for is only the first step, giving back to the community follows. This December, Scoreboard is selling homemade ornaments in an effort to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn and their on-going charities and concerns for the youth of the Woburn community. Lauren Fabbrucci, Scoreboard's promotions manager, Fabbrucci details the special sale and how Scoreboards got involved in this collaborative. "We are selling smaller ornaments for $2 and larger ornaments for $5," she said. "People can write on the ornaments, dedicate them to someone, then we hang them all over the bar for people to see. …