The Parklands along the road in from Overdale Parkway.
Click above to go to the monthly paper for June.
Words first in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 1923.
Click on the "birdseye view" for a better look.
Click on the picture to see many more names from the Red Schoolhouse in the 1940s.

John Gilbertson served on that boat in the war. Not the War of 1812. World War II. Click here to read Gilly’s memories of those days, and much more about his life.

High School graduation - June 3.Click above to see more pictures.
West Street railroad land, June 6. Hazy sky caused by forest fires in Canada.
Hello, Friends,
This Saturday, June 10, from 10am-4pm is the annual Fairy Walk sponsored by the Friends of Historic Hopedale. The mile long path through the Hopedale Parklands will feature over 50 fairy houses. This is a free event but there are some vendors and food trucks and surprise guests  To support this event there is a fundraiser at the Hopedale Pizza Market on Thursday from 5-8pm.
The Hopedale Community House is celebrating its 100 birthday.! On Saturday, June 24 from 10am-6pm on the lawn of the Community House there will be live music, food trucks, and craft vendors. Also across the street at the library there will be a book sale and some beautiful raffle baskets.
Band concerts will begin on Wednesday, June 21 with DJ Mike from 6-8pm for Family Fun Night.  This year there will be food trucks in attendance as well as food concessions from the Cultural Council and the Boy Scouts. (See attached flyer)
Save the date for the 43rd annual Hopedale Day in the Park, Saturday, September 23 form 10am-4pm.  There will be an adult juried art show, a student art show, music, games, animal shows, food and craft vendors. Applications to participate can be accessed here.
Hope to see you at these upcoming events!
Billi Manning – Hopedale Cultural Council

Soapbox derby races were held on Freedom Street in June of 1950, 1951 and 1952. Click on the picture to go to a page about them.

Parklands Fairy Walk, June 10. Click here to see more pictures.

The item above is on ebay. (June 2023) Here’s what Dick Volpe said about BlueJet in his memories of working at Draper.

“Drapers bought a lot of companies over the years. One was BlueJet Chainsaw. John Cugini and I worked on that project. The manager was Peter Consoletti. Draper lost in that business because the chains they were making weren’t competitive. Oregon Chainsaw was making the best chains. We took a trip to their plant in New York. They put a saw on a log more than two feet in diameter. They started it, and then let go. Just by gravity, the saw went right through the log. Drapers couldn’t compete with Oregon on chains, but they did have a good chainsaw bar, and they sold a lot of them.” Click here to read more of Dick’s memories.

Girl Scout flag at antique shop in Uxbridge.

On Community House Lawn

 The Coffee Bar Café     Pete’s Pushcarts     Pangea Cuisines
Caribbean Press     Wicked Fruitful     Minuteman Kettle Corn
Rushford and Sons Brewhouse

Music Entertainment:

DJ Mike       10:00am -11:30am
Unitarian Church Bells:       11:30am – 12:00pm
The Fantasy Big Band:   12:00pm – 12:50pm,   1:15pm – 2:00pm,     2:15 pm – 3:00pm
The Drum Nomads:    3:30pm – 4:00pm
Carpenters:   4:00pm – 5:00pm
Occasional Brass Quintet:     5:00pm – 6:00pm

Click on the picture to go to Swimming at Hopedale Pond, 1904 - 1998.
Community House 100th birthday celebration. Click above to see more pictures.


Hopedale in June 2023

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