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Christine Scherer Produces Warren Documentary

By John KelleyA 2009 graduate of Ashland High School has produced and directed the first in a series of films about Ashland called the Ashland Archives. Christine Scherer presented a 35 minute film about Henry E. Warren on January 18th at the Ashland Historical Society with about 50 people in attendance. Christine acknowledged the support of many friends and family, as well as the Historical Society for source material, and local cable station WACA-TV which provided equipment and facilities.
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Ashland Business Association Happenings

By Cynthia WhittyThe featured speaker for the next Ashland Business Association (ABA) meeting will be Alex Carleton, from SHIFT Coaching of Ashland. The ABA meeting will be held at the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front Street. Early networking, 6:30 to 7 pm; meeting with presentations, 7 to 8:30 pm. ABA members and guests are invited to attend. Carlton will present “How to Give (and Receive) Constructive Criticism.” Participants will learn the qualities of good constructive criticism and how to communicate it in a way that motivates change and leads to improvement.
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Ashland Track

By Christopher TremblayAshtland indoor track coach Lou Mancini considers junior runner Nick Davis to be one of the better Clocker cross country athletes as well as his best mile and 2-mile runner on the track squad. The junior runner believes he can compete with the top athletes in the Tri-Valley League, but credits his older brother Justin and Ryan Milewski, Ashland’s then senior captain his freshman season.
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Not Your Father’s Trade School Anymore

By John KelleyIn 1973, Ashland joined a consortium of other South Middlesex towns (Framingham, Natick, Holliston and Hopkinton) as source communities for the newly-built Joseph P. Keefe Technical School. Over the years, hundreds of students have selected to attend Keefe Tech, as the school evolved to meet the growing needs of the economy for technically-skilled professionals in the Nation’s workforce. That era has become history, and Keefe Technical School now boasts a facility, staff and curricula that make a strong case for students and parents to consider the potential benefits of attending.
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Cooperative Gymnastics Team

Last year under first year coach Jenn Libin, the MADS (Medfield, Ashland, Dover-Sherborn) coop gymnastics team missed advancing into the state tournament by a single point. Coach Libin is hoping that her young team (9 freshmen out of 18 gymnasts) from a year ago will take their skills to the next level and have a shot to show what they have in the tournament. “Not being in a league we have to make our own schedule and we’ll go up against a few of the same teams year after year,” Libin said. “Our goal is to get the team into the tournament, and as many individuals that we can.”
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