Archive for June, 2014

More to Enjoy in July in Massachusetts

So many towns in Massachusetts have very special anniversaries – Back in 2005 Billerica held its 350th anniversary – seems like yesterday – and I was honored to be one of the co-chairs of that event.  It takes lots of planning several years in advance to pull off events like these.  So put these on your calendar and plan to visit the Cape are

Wareham’s 275th Anniversary

July 10th -Wareham Town Hall – incorporation reenactment at 2pm

Sillane Field – food and entertainment – from 4pm to 9pm

July 12th – parade from Main St to Gibbs Ave and Marion Rd before ending at town hall – kicks off at 10am

founders ball – 7pm   advance tickets required

July 13th – public safety day 1 to 5pm at town hall

includes friendly competition showing how fires were fought years ago

1900s bash with festivities centered on 20th century – August 20th


Sandwich 375th Anniversary

July 19th – 800s bash   – featuring Civil War ear reenactors

11am to 3pm  – horse drawn wagoette rides

noon to 4pm  – quilt show at town hall

3:15pm – old time baseball game at Wing school

July 26th 0 old fashioned clambake from 5pm to 11pm on the banks of the Cape Cod Canal (as part of the canal celebration –

with music, a juried craft fair and a kids tent with activities starting at 10am

and in August (yes get out that calendar too)

August 2nd and 3rd – on Water St site of a wing ding – kayak tours on Shawme Pond, 2 day car show, food trucks, pony rides, hayride on an antique fire truck, tethered hot air balloons and First Church on Main Street 3D light show


If you are into folk music – July 25th thru July 27th Lowell’s 28th annual Folk Festival

traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations and hands on children’s activities

kicks off Friday night – parade and performances at Boarding House Park (Lowell National Historic Park) and Dutton Street Dance Pavilion

festival is free – $10 per day suggested donation


Lowell Summer Music Series –

kids free – to purchase your tickets visit


Billerica’s Free Concerts – every Tuesday night beginning July 1st – sponsored by Billerica Recreation

July 1st – Good Olde Boys

July 8th – The Risen

visit for full list of concerts


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Realtor & Notary

Interesting places to visit this summer –

Massachusetts is steeped in history and that becomes more evident this summer with several special events and milestones

Cape Cod Canal turns 100 – The Cape Cod Canal Centennial celebration is a 10 day celebration scheduled from Julu 25th thru August 3rd including a 2 hour tugboat parade across the canal on July 29th beginning at 4pm.  In addition during this 10 day celebration thee will be maritime themed events, concerts.

July 26th 9pm – parade of lights – pleasure and commercial craft can participate – register at

July 25 – July 28 US Coast Guard Eagle sailing ship tours at Mass Maritime Academy in Buxxards Bay section of Bourne

July 26 – July 27th – Charles W Morgan available for tours at Maritime Academy – country’s oldest floating commercial vessel

July 28 – July 31st – Kalmar Nyckel tall ship – available for tours (arrival and tour schedules dependent on weather conditions and tides)

2pm on 7/29 ceremonty at Buzzards Bay Park in Bourne

4pm to 9pm – family activities and entertainment ending with a fireworks display over the railroad bridge in Bourne


Bourne Society of Historical Preservation – musicians performing songs from previous century – 22 Sandwich Rd in Bourne Noon to 5 on July 26th


July 25th to July 27th – Briggs McDermott House – model shop show  10am to 4pm


Cape Cod Central Railroad – train rides from Buzzards Bay Depot – including trip across vertical lift railroad bridge at

11am and 3:3pm pm on July 26th and July 27th


Joan Parcewski     Woods Real Estate     978-376-3978


Construction of this waterway began in 1909.  Today 14k commercial and recreational vehicles travel the canal annually.




AAA Southern NE Hosts Home Buyer and Reverse Mortgage Seminars

One can look to AAA So NE for more than planning your next trip or calling to rescue you on the side of the road.

AAA So NE is also involved with homebuying and reverse mortgage seminars


Homebuyers   July 9th at AAA Peabody Branch  or July 31 AAA Waltham Branch 5:30 to 8:30pm

webinar online July 10th 6:30 – 7:30 pm

register at


Reverse Mortgages pros and cons     July 15th at AAA Peabody    6:30 to 8:30 pm

July 22nd at AAA Newton   6:30 to 8:30pm

webinar online July 23rd  4 to 5pm

register online          for seniors age 62 and up


Joan Parcewski, Woods Real Estate

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July 4th is Right Around the Corner – Some Recipes to Share

An old standby Better Homes and Gardens has some great ideas to celebrate the 4th – enjoy the link

Stay safe during this upcoming holiday season – drive safely on the roads, practice safety around the grilles, the pools, but have a wonderful time with family and friends.  It is a great time of the year for outdoor fun and gatherings.

Joan Parcewski, Realtor

Woods Real Estate  978-376-3978

From the National Preparedness Community

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena–lightning. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year round. In the United States, an average of 51 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States.

Often, these injuries and deaths are due to misinformation around the seriousness of thunderstorms and lightning. Lightning Awareness Week exists to help bring these issues to light and to ultimately help save lives.

Stay safe –   sign up to get info from

Joan Parcewski   Woods Real Estate    978-376-3978

June is Safety Month – Consider Simple Safety & Security Tips for Aging in Place

Aging in Place is a term used when a senior adult has decided to remain in their home.  Sometimes the home has been adapted to allow them to do this.  Other times it is not.

If you have an elderly parent or other family member or even a friend, it is important to thing about these simple things suggested by American Society on Aging:

1. Keep a printed list of emergency and family phone numbers in large font, inserted in a clear plastic sleeve close to the telephone, in the bedroom and-or kitchen.

2. Place lamps and a cordless phone within easy reach of the bed or often-used chair.

Don’t wait until an accident happens that might injure or permanently change the quality of life of the elderly adult.  Make them as safe as possible.


Joan Parcewski, Realtor

SRES, CSHP designee

Woods Real Estate

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