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Date: 8/22/2010
Address: Event will be at the Ashland High School, 65 East Union Street, Ashland, MA.
Location: Ashland, MA
Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM
Cost/Cover: Children under 10 admitted free – all others $5.00
Web Page: http://www.metrowestcarshow.com
Contact Info: Ashland Lyons 508 881 4305

Details: Ashland Lions Club is hosting the MetroWest Car Show on Sunday, August 22nd from 11 AM to 3 PM. Muscle, antique, street rods, and customs will be ready for you to vote on as your fan favorite. The will be music, games, and fun for all ages. FireFlys has been selected as the food vendor so finger lickin’ food and drinks will be available for purchase.

If you have a vehicle you wish to enter registration and fees may be found on the website listed below.


Event is on: One day only
Audience: All Welcome
Category: Charity, Fundraisers, Good Causes and Non-profit
Sponsored By: Ashland Lyons Club

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Area Events

Tuesday, July 20th

Adult Summer Reading Book Chat

when:Jul 20, 2010 at 7:00pmwhere:49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MAfrom:Framingham Public Librarycategory:Schools and Libraries

Scenic Walk of Wellesley

when:Jul 20, 2010 All Daywhere:530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MAvenue:Wellesley Free Librarycategory:Health and Fitness

Wednesday, July 21st

Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition

when:Jul 21, 2010 at 12:00pmwhere:123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MAfrom:Danforth Museum Of Artcategory:Arts and Entertainment

Exhibition – Bridge Across Cultures: The World At My Fingertips

when:Jul 21, 2010 at 12:00pmwhere:123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MAfrom:Danforth Museum Of Artcategory:Arts and Entertainment

Exhibition – Meta Warrick Fuller

when:Jul 21, 2010 at 12:00pmwhere:123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MAfrom:Danforth Museum Of Artcategory:Arts and Entertainment

Book Buddy: Reading To Dogs

when:Jul 21, 2010 at 3:00pmwhere:49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MAfrom:Framingham Public Librarycategory:Schools and Libraries

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By Dan Serra

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2010–(MCT)–While most financial-savvy consumers do their best to avoid debt, one debt that is unavoidable to many families is a mortgage. Because many of us feel more in control of our home and expenses without a mortgage, a common question is whether to pay it off as quickly as possible.

The answer depends on each person’s financial situation. A mortgage can actually be a blessing to some.

For example, mortgage interest is tax-deductible. This deduction saves taxpayers about $103 billion a year, according to the U.S. Treasury. The benefit is less to owners of low- to moderate-valued homes who may not have much interest or enough to claim it by itemizing deductions. But for families with a higher net worth, it allows a tax savings and may encourage them to buy larger homes.

With tax brackets for the wealthy rising next year, this tax break becomes more valuable. When the break is included, a 6 percent mortgage could have a rate closer to 4 percent in reality. Calculate your mortgage’s effective rate by subtracting your tax rate from 100 and multiplying that number by the interest rate. For example, a 28 percent tax bracket with a 6 percent mortgage would result in (.06 x 72) to equal the equivalent of a 4.32 percent mortgage rate after considering tax savings if itemized. That helps the interest look less daunting.

In addition, with the possibility of investing with a goal of a 5 or 6 percent return, instead of putting that money into a mortgage the homeowner could get a return higher than the effective rate, which could help grow net worth. On the other hand, if the effective rate is higher, it may make sense to pay down the mortgage.

Another situation that makes paying off a mortgage attractive is for someone at risk of bankruptcy. Many states offer protection from creditors seizing a home to pay debts. If a home is paid in full, it is more likely the owner could stay in it if he goes broke, providing he can pay for the upkeep.

Money taken out for a mortgage also could reduce net worth later in life. The potential for higher investment returns are gone; that money will not be able to grow if investments grow over the long term. Not to mention having too much invested in a house. That could be detrimental at retirement. While we can get a loan for a house, there are no loans to finance retirement.

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Date: 6/11/2010  –  10/15/2010
Address: 93 East Main Street (Route 135) Hopkinton, MA 01748
Location: Hopkinton, MA 
Hours: 12 noon-6pm
Cost/Cover: no charge
Web Page: Event Web Page
Contact Info: Buffy Cave 508-380-2612 buffy@holistic-treasures.com or Beth Mezitt beth@westonnurseries.com


Details: Buy Local, Buy Fresh! Local growers and vendors offer THE BEST produce, meats, cheese, flowers, baked goods, eggs, herbs, jams and jellies, honey and various bee products, cookies, brownies, live lobsters, homemade dog biscuits. Local businesses including chair massage, chiropractic health screenings, Mary Kay, local artisans including jewelry, pottery, bird and bat houses, hair accessories, and other handmade items.The market will also include musical performances, Artisan demonstrations, other local businesses and facepainting!

Stop by every Friday from 12 to 6 p.m. in the main parking lot off Rte. 135.

Go to http://www.massfarmersmarkets.org/FMFM_MARKET4.aspx?MKTID=72 to see a list of The Hopkinton Farmers’ Market vendors and their products.

Interested vendors please contact Buffy@Holistic-Treasures.com
or visit http://www.WestonNurseries.com for an application. 

Event is on: Every Fri
Audience: All Welcome
Category: Farmer’s Market
Sponsored By: Holistic Treasures and Weston Nurseries 
Submitted by: Buffy Cave 

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Date:Thursday, July 1, 2010

Time:6:30 PM

Venue:Focus on Fitness

Address: 63 Fountain Street  Framingham, MA 01702  View map

Working out can be lots of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience…UNTIL NOW! The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away.

Join us for an exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!

Helen is a certified (AFAA) group exercise instructor and has been a fixture in the fitness community in MA and RI for 25 years. A member of the Zumba Instructor Network, Helen has been trained in Zumba Basics, Zumba Basics 2 and Zumba Toning and attended the 2009 Zumba Instructor Convention.

 cost: Class cards available

category: Health and Fitness

website: Click to visit the site

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For Sale: 4BR/2BA Single Family House in Natick, MA, $549,900.

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