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Looking for new and creative ways to decorate your front door this spring? Well, look no further! Check out some of these really cute ideas that won’t break the bank (hint: you can probably get a lot of this stuff at the dollar store!)

Click here to see all these gorgeous front door displays!


AYER –It’s not new news that Ayer Shirley Regional High School recently underwent a major overhaul thanks in part to the State of Massachusetts, not to mention countless individuals dedicated to the improvement of our schools and District. Now that the walls are up, the floors are in, and things are more or less getting back to “routine” without construction everywhere, it’s time to open up the new space and fully christen it.

Part of this is offering the region’s students, families, local organizations and community businesses the opportunity to own part of it.

The Ayer Shirley Regional School District is celebrating the high school’s beautifully fresh auditorium by making it possible to take a piece home — in theory. Each of the 575 plush, burgundy seats in the auditorium is up for adoption.

Don’t worry if the color doesn’t match your home décor — once adopted, seats stay where they are, with one important change: your business, inscription, name, or personal dedication in memory of someone is engraved on a brass plate, there for people to see every time they enjoy an event in the auditorium.

Each plate measures 4″ x 1.5″, offering three lines of text, up to 25 characters per line. You can note your name or your family name and the year. You can promote your business. You can list the alphabet backwards — it’s your seat, write you wish (within reason). And once your seat is adopted, it will not be re-adopted.

One seat, one sponsor, securely attached to the back of the chair.

The cost to adopt is just $150 each for individuals (students, friends and their families). Up to three families can be noted as sponsors per plate, so consider combining your adoptions. Seats promoting businesses are just $300 each and can include your company name, address, contact information and/or website. All adoptions are tax deductible, with 10 percent off if ordered by May 31.

All proceeds will be split equally amongst ASRHS Music, ASRHS Drama Club and the district, to help provide additional opportunities for the students in our region.

To request an adoption form or more information, contact ASRHS Drama Director JulieAnn Govang at 978-772-2545, or email ayershirleydrama@gmail.com. Adoption forms are also available for download via the ASRHS Drama Club website at www.jacneed.com/ASYD/AyerShirleyDrama.htm.

Read more: http://www.nashobavalleyvoice.com/ayer_news/ci_29557419/asrhs-hopes-youll-take-seat-auditorium-literally#ixzz41vde8bha


Better Homes and Gardens has some really great warm color palette to check out for inspiration! By putting certain colors together, you too can have a room that looks like something out of a magazine!

Last summer my husband and I began looking at homes in Ayer, when he came across the Pingry Hill website. He was so excited to find a new development where we could build a brand new home with a yard and someday raise a family. That weekend we drove out to Pingry Hill and I fell in love with it too. There were so many great houses to choose from, but at that time, something held us back. We really wanted a ranch style home with an attached garage, but Pingry Hill didn’t have one yet in our price range. We decided to continue looking at other homes on the market, but still felt like we were missing out on a great opportunity with Pingry Hill. After a few months, Pingry Hill introduced a new plan called the Madison. We reached out to Janice immediately to find out all the details. She sent us the floor plan that week and after seeing it, we knew the Madison would be our new home. This house was perfect for us with the open floor plan, three bedrooms, a huge basement, quaint front porch and the attached garage. We reserved our lot that week. We spent the next several months venturing out to Ayer each weekend to check on the progress of the house. One weekend, with only a few more weeks to go before our closing date, a couple that had recently moved into a house down the street stopped by to introduce themselves. It was then that we realized it wasn’t just a new town or street we were moving to, we were moving into a wonderful new community. Since moving into our home back in April, we have made lasting friendships with so many of our neighbors. This truly was an unexpected bonus in our home building process. We love living here in Pingry Hill and we can’t thank the Crabtree team enough for truly building the home and neighborhood of our dreams! ~ Rick & Cynthia

DEVENS — It’s official.

The New England Studios at Devens, a $106 million Hollywood-style movie studio project, will break ground next week.

MassDevelopment announced Thursday that it will celebrate the commencement of the project with the studio developers at noon Tuesday on Rogers Field in Devens. The groundbreaking at the project site off Jackson Road will also happen Tuesday.

Details of the land deal between The New England Studios and MassDevelopment, the state’s quasi-public economic agency, remain unclear, however, as both parties declined to comment. MassDevelopment, which is tasked with redeveloping the 4,400-acre former Army fort, owns the bulk of the land in Devens, including the studio site.

The New England Studios at Devens and MassDevelopment reached a land purchase-and-sale agreement for the project last summer, but the transaction had not occurred as of June 11. MassDevelopment announced last August $5 million in tax-increment financing for the project, which will cut taxes for the studio complex over 20 years.

Asked Thursday if The New England Studios at Devens has acquired the construction site from MassDevelopment, and if it has, how much the land was sold for, a MassDevelopment spokeswoman said the agency could not comment until next week.

Chris Byers, a movie producer from Lowell who founded The New England Studios at Devens, is expected to attend the ceremony along with MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones.
Read more:http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_20915223/devens-movie-studio-complex-set-break-ground-next#ixzz1yo8BvVKk