Oldtown Photo Calendar competition winners posted

Late last month, the annual Oldtown Photo Calendar competition went virtual. According to organizer Tod Dimmick, the competition drew about 100 entries from 52 photographers, and 400 people cast ballots.

“[It’s] an exciting number far above our in-person events,” he said.

Winning entries will be featured in the 2022 calendar.

Who might they be, you ask? Well, here they are…

Alison Borrelli, “Pink Spring”

Dennis Brown, “That’s Swan Proud Mum”

Karen Flowers Cagan, “Powisset Farm in Winter”

Tom Doran, “Cold But Beautiful”

Suzi Fresco Johnson, “Snowflake in Macro”

Tyler Keefe, “Winter Glow”

Molly Leitao, “Spring on the Common”

Eileen Nelson, “Hummingbird” (awarded best in show)

Denise Passaretti, “Natick Train Station Mural”

Rich Philben, “Sunset on Fiske Pond”

Christopher Resmini, “Solitude at the Falls”

Dan Smith, “Monarch Feeding Time”

Mark Valentine, “Country Road”

Deborah Valle, “Charles River Bridge in Fall”

You can see the entries via http://www.oldtowncalendar.org/, and that’s also where you can order the 2021 calendars. The calendars are also available at the Morse Institute Library, Natick Service Council, Natick Historical Society, Bacon Free Library, the Charles River Coffee House and Wellesley Books.

On Nov. 21 at the Communuty-Senior Center, Warren Griffin, right, presents Ambassador for Peace medals to the families of Robert White and John Crisafulli, both of whom served in the Korean War. The medals came from the government of South Korea.


… Cochituate Rail Trail news – You can now own your own piece of the CRT. The Friends of Natick Trails are offering 8-inch square laser-etched red bricks that will be placed at the entrance to the new Whitney Field at Navy Yard, and at the entrance to the trail near the State Park at the end of Chrysler Road. The price per brick is $225, with net proceeds going to the town to maintain and benefit the CRT. Bricks will be installed when they have batches of 25 or more. They have about 400 to sell in total. See https://www.friendsofnaticktrails.org/bricks for all the details.

            The Friends are also offering other sponsorships, such as plaques on the benches to be installed along the trail. The website has more information.

       It looks tempting, but the trail will not be open to the public until spring of 2021 (tentative).

This is the Morse Institute Library's entry for the Holiday Window Contest.

… The weekly Pasta Night at the Sons and Daughters of Italy on Washington Avenue is taking a break. The dinners (Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.) will be offered via takeout and curbside service; orders and payment may be placed by phone (508-653-5619); there will also be a “Grab and Go” option. $10 covers the entrée, salad, bread and dessert. For information, visit http://www.naticksonsofitaly.com/.

… Miss visiting the Bacon Free Library and Natick Historical Society? Book a 30-minute reservation via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-your-visit-to-the-bacon-free-library-andor-natick-history-museum-tickets-115150753002