January 1

   January 1

   January 1

   The Travis-Sawyer house on Hopedale Street - January 1.

   Mill Street bridge - January 1.

   I took this picture at about 7:30 on the 10th. The temperature was 12. These guys told me that the ice was seven inches thick, and they were hoping it would stay that way for a long time.

   Dining on Elaine's chicken soup for lunch during a work session at the Little Red Shop on January 10. We're not yet ready to decide on a date for a "grand opening" but much was accomplished today and much more will be done in the near future.

   Hopedale Pond - January 11. Click on the picture for video.

   The Bancroft Memorial Library

   The Little White Market on Depot Street, behind the police station. Click on the picture for more about it.

  January 16 - Another new house going up. I don't know what the street number will be, but it's across from 210 Dutcher.

   Doo, doo, doo,  lookin' out my back door...

    ...and front door - January 18.

   Runners at the corner of Hopedale and Freedom streets - January 20.

   Hockey game near Lake Street - January 20.

   Skiing through the Parklands - January 21. Click on the picture for more of the Parklands.
Click here for a slideshow of old and recent pictures of the pond and Parklands.

   When will the bridge open? New rumors daily - or maybe I should say hourly. These two pictures were taken at about 10:30 on January 23. One of the workers there, evidently with the company hired to do the paving, told me that they were there yesterday but that the mix plant was closed, so they can't do anything. I'll keep checking.

   And here's the bridge at four on the afternoon of the 23rd. Some asphalt had been put down, but it's not completely covered.

   During the evening, I received an email from Hopedale selectman Bob Burns, who lives next to the bridge, saying that it opened to traffic at about 6 PM.

   Larry Macomber shown putting up a sign at the Little Red Shop Museum, that was once at the office of the union which represented Draper workers, on January 24. The sign was donated by Bob Goss. Larry also put up the signs that were once on the Draper Main Office and the West Foundry. He'll soon be hanging signs from the Harel House, donated by Irene Cascella-Hakins.

   The bridge is open - and so is a house - January 25.

   The G&U engine house - late morning, January 27.

   The engine house - early afternoon, January 27.

   The remains of the engine house - Mid-morning, January 28.

   Sounds interesting. I hope the weather was warmer.

Hopedale in January 2009

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