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Hudson~Litchfield News Volume 22 Number 50 June 29, 2012 20 Pages First Annual Friends of Music Garden Tour Tour participants watch the butterfl y dancing along the blossoms in the Benson Park butterfl y garden.
by Lynne Ober Alvirne High School’s Friends of Music (FOM) organized a garden tour as a summer fund-raiser for the music program. It was an opportunity to see a number of private gardens that have special features. The gardens of Ginny and Walter Remeis were
characterized as “between a rock and a hard space.” Their garden was a peaceful retreat with slopes and elevation changes that provided garden interest. Non-stop garden borders and beds brought color and cheer to this beautiful garden. Although the family has lived on the property for more than 70 years, the gardens have been added by Ginny and Walter who after deciding they needed exercising began gardening rather than joining a gym. They chose to display interesting rock sculptures among their fl owers, which gives their beds a unique view point. There was a fi ne art display in the garden that was comprised of Alvirne students’ art.
At the home of Linda and Neil Philcrantz
a wooded lot was slowly cleared to allow for both a swimming pool and a garden pool. After they added a screened in porch, they began re-structuring their landscape. Brick walks and landscaped tiers were added along their steep front yard to present a tiered garden approach that has visual interest on many levels. Those changes
led them to add garden beds that attract a variety of wildlife. This year’s addition was an evergreen bed along the side of the house and Linda is already planning to add a border in front of the evergreens to add color for next year. Alvirne musicians performed Sunday in the garden. There are over 600 varieties of Hostas at the home of Cheryl and Rick Cravino. Cheryl, a Pelham resident and certifi ed master gardener, has worked tirelessly on her own garden and has helped the Hudson GFWC Community Club and Junior Club design the butterfl y garden at Benson Park. Her gardens and dwellings boast a taste of New England, where period antiques were found throughout the property. She uses New Hampshire granite edges in her gardens and along the pathways. Maine sea glass is scattered along her paths. Her gardens have several koi ponds as well as a brook running though the property. Rudy Rooster stands guard over her garden. Rudy is made of old rusted street signs, and is an example of how Cheryl’s art background is found throughout her gardens. Lisa and Steve Nute have a charming cape style home with curb appeal. After they bought their home in 1988, a giant maple threatened to overtake their backyard fence. When the maple was removed, the Nutes spent many weekends designing and constructing a custom pond and
waterfall. Today koi fi sh share this tranquil spot in their garden. Lisa, who co-chaired the garden tour with Lorraine Falcone, built a winding garden path that fl ows by her beautiful garden beds. You want to pull up a chair, listen to the waterfall and watch the fl owers.
Don and Debbie Ouellette began their
backyard “garden project” in 2005. With a backyard in-ground pool in the middle of their back yard and sloping terrain, they faced a number of issues. They conquered the unwanted pool by fi lling it with terrain from the slopes. Next they built a soothing water feature that helped turn their backyard into a tranquil and restful retreat from busy lives. Gardens bloom throughout the yard and help set a peaceful tone.
An additional benefi t was directing participants to the beautiful butterfl y garden that members of Hudson GFWC Community Club and Junior Club have built at Benson Park. What began as a dream three years ago is now a beautiful garden with benches, butterfl ies, fl owers and hummingbirds. The members have added to this area for the past three years and as a result of their efforts a large beautiful garden with winding paths has
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Lisa Nute and Mike Hardy watch the koi swim in her garden pond.
been developed. If you missed this year’s tour, be on the watch for next year’s garden tour.
It’s a wonderful
opportunity to help our high school students and see some beautiful gardens.
Alvirne music students play in the garden of Linda and Neil Philcrantz. Pictured are Melanie Nute, Tara and Heather Hardy, Addison Nute and Katelyn Egan.
Hudson’s Adam Kelley Honored as ‘Child-Hood Hero’ at Fenway Park
submitted by Leah Coyle The Boston Red Sox and Hood® honored Hudson resident Adam Kelley as a “Child-Hood Hero” at Thursday night’s (June 21) Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins game as part of Calling All Kids month, presented by Hood®, a celebration of Fenway Park’s youngest generation of fans during its 100th anniversary season. Kelley was honored for his accomplishments in the fourth inning atop the team dugout at Fenway Park. He was inspired by his mother’s church trip to Honduras to do work at Mission Lazarus. Even though he was too young to go with her, he did everything he could do in order to help. He initiated an idea for him and his friends to make t-shirts, necklaces, and fl ip-fl ops to send to the kids in Honduras. In school, he told his class all about the trip his mom made and inspired his class to choose to represent Honduras in the school-wide Olympics Day to raise awareness. Adam has a commitment in his heart to help the people in Honduras, and he cannot wait until he is 10, when he can actually go and see the
Boston Red Sox and Hood honor Adam Kelley as “Child-Hood Hero” at Fenway Park.
Last week’s article, “New Trash Program Aims to Increase Recycling,” included a few errors. This week we hope to reaffi rm what will happen to the
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TRASH COLLECTION. Trash must be bagged
before being placed in the cart, and the lid must be able to close. No items placed outside of the cart will be collected.
Corrected Waste Colletion Information trash programming during the fi rst week of July.
is important to note that residents must use their black garbage totes. If a second tote is needed,
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residents can rent an additional one for $150 per year. This tote will have a yellow top. Grey top barrels can no longer be used for trash, and will
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people he’s been helping from afar. The Red Sox and Hood® will honor a child who has
overcome adversity or made a worthy contribution to their community at each home game throughout the month of June through “Child-Hood Heroes” program. “All of us with Hood care about children, as do our partners at the Red Sox,” said Lynne Bohan, Spokesperson from Hood®. “We are delighted to help children go to the ballgame, and to provide our popular Hoodsies as a summer treat.”
Calling All Kids month, presented by Hood® features a full month of activities for children attending games at Fenway Park including having New England Little Leaguers take the fi eld with the team before each game in June and providing lucky youngsters with the opportunity to help turn in the lineup card for each game. Visit www.redsox.com
for more information on Calling all Kids month, presented by Hood®.
not be picked up. It may be used for additional recycling with the appropriate sticker. The stickers are available free of charge from Pinard.
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No more sorting your recyclables! They can ALL go in this one cart, which will be collected every other week.
Our office will be closed on June 28th There is no newspaper on July 6th
The Hudson-Litchfield News is going on vacation! though July 8th
and we will return on July 9th . Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Staff photos by Lynne Ober
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