Hidden Treasure: Winchendon Teacher’s Association Cashbook (1945-1951)

I removed an old filing cabinet today that I’ve had for something like 20 years, with the help of my dad, and came across an interesting item trapped beneath the bottom drawer: a Memo Book that had been used as a Cashbook by the Winchendon Teacher’s Association between May 29, 1945 and May 21, 1951.… More Hidden Treasure: Winchendon Teacher’s Association Cashbook (1945-1951)

Interview with Mark Bousquet — Used To Be: The Kid Rapscallion

Originally posted on Lisa M. Collins:
Mark Bousquet lives in Winchendon, Massachusetts with his coonhound/harrier pup, Darwin. Born and raised in Winchendon, Massachusetts, he earned two Bachelor’s degrees at Syracuse University, a Masters at the University of New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.┬áHe is the author of multiple novels and short story collections,…

Hiking Winchendon: The LAKE Sign In the Woods

Darwin and I have been doing quite a bit of hiking near my parents’ house, concentrating on both the White’s Mill Pond are behind the old mills/Ray Plastic factory and the Marchmont Conservation area that dominates the woods between Elmwood Road and Glenallen Street/ Rt 202. We went looking for the old foundation to the… More Hiking Winchendon: The LAKE Sign In the Woods

The Hobbit 3 and the Overly Satisfied Eyeball

January 5, 2015 Blackstone Valley 14 Multiplex Millbury, MA I finally went to the theater and saw the sixth and definitely/presumably/maybe final film in the Peter Jackson Tolkien Hexalogy on Monday afternoon. I drove down to take in a late afternoon showing with my sister at Blackstone Valley, a theater I had never previously visited.… More The Hobbit 3 and the Overly Satisfied Eyeball

Rolling Rocks, Painted Sticks, and Rented Shoes: A Night at A Bowling Alley

Gardner Ten Pins Bowling Alley Gardner, MA December 29, 2014 Bowling resists my desire to wax poetic. For the experienced bowler, I am certain there is an intricate beauty to the weight of a perfect ball, the shine of a perfectly waxed floor, the spin of the properly released ball from the perfectly rotated wrist,… More Rolling Rocks, Painted Sticks, and Rented Shoes: A Night at A Bowling Alley