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This list is complete, but about 100 of the older articles listed below have been deleted from this blog as they were incorporated into two books "MAYNARD: History and Life Outdoors" (2011) and "Hidden History of Maynard" (2014). As of November 2016, 7.0 years and 240 columns (not counting repeats). The most-viewed article is Luna Moths, May 2013.


(R) = repeat of an earlier article

EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS HISTORY
Stone Walls                              Jan 2010
Assabet River                           Jan 2010
Marble Farm, Maynard             Feb 2010
Ice Houses                               Mar 2010
Aerial View, Maynard               Mar 2010
Assabet, 2010 Flood               Apr 2010
Urban Barns                            May 2010
Electric Trolley 1901-23           June 2010
Horses and Cows                    July 2010
Assabet, Low Water                Aug 2010
Assabet, Annual Cleanup         Sept 2010
This Old House                       Sept 2010
Assabet Historic Floods          Nov 2010
Finnish Public Saunas              Nov 2010
Railroad Ran Through It          Jan 2011
The Maynard News, 1911       Jan 2011
Slaves & Indentured Servants  Feb 2011
Fire Fighting History                Feb 2011
A Slave in Stow                      Mar 2011
Erikson's Ice Cream                Mar 2011
Marble Farm Fire Anniversary  Mar 2011
Maynard's Boundary (Part 1)   Apr 2011
Remembering WWI Veterans  May 2011
Old Glass Bottles                     July 2011
Thoreau's Maynard                  July 2011
Maynard's Boundary (Part 2)   Aug 2011
This Old Spoon                       Sept 2011
Fire Fighting                             Sept 2011
Hydropower at Woolen Mill     Oct 2011
Maynard - Inventors' Paradise?   Oct 2011
Before National Prohibition       Nov 2011
Eat Bitterness                            Nov 2011
The Maynard News, 1912        Jan 2012
1902 Debate on Renaming Town   Jan 2012
1902 Debate (part 2)                   Jan 2012
Meet the Maynard Family            Feb 2012
Always a Mill Town                    Mar 2012
Brick by Brick                             Mar 2012
Maynard's Boundary (Part 3)      Mar 2012
Genealogy and DNA Analysis     Apr 2012
Historical Society - History of      Apr 2012
Titanic Sinking Affected Maynard  Apr 2012
William H. Knight                         May 2012
Oldest restaurant in town             June 2012
Harlan Maynard's Diary (1857)   June 2012
More sheep than people              July 2012
Maynard family - warts and all     Aug 2012
Imaginary Maynard: Zipline, etc.   Aug 2012
John Tobin Riverfront Park          Sept 2012
Maynard H.S. 50th Reunion        Sept 2012
Clocktower Clock                       Oct 2012
Leapin' Lena                                Oct 2012
WWI and Veterans Day              Nov 2012
Who is in the Maynard Crypt?     Nov 2012
The Town Seal, 1899-1975         Nov 2012
Odds and ends to end 2012        Jan 2013
The Bridges of Maynard              Jan 2013
Photos of old bridges                  Jan 2013
ONLY IN MAYNARD              Jan 2013
The Maynard News, 1913          Jan 2013
Slavery in Massachusetts             Feb 2013
The Paper Mill: 1820-1882         April 2013
Paper making before wood pulp  April 2013
Mink Farm in Maynard!               May 2013
Wild Mink                                  June 2013
Notable Residents                       July 2013
Maynard High School: 1964-2013  Aug 2013
History Books: Stow & Maynard  Aug 2013
No hotels in Maynard or Stow     Sept 2013
Ghost Signs of Old Businesses   Sept 2013
Powell Flutes                               Sept 2013
Poet Laureate of Maynard           Oct 2013
Maydale Beverage Company       Oct 2013
Chewing gum as recent history    Oct 2013
Babe Ruth Shopped Here             Nov 2013
Babe Ruth Drank Here?                Dec 2013
Music Studio Once in Maynard    Dec 2013
You know you're from Maynard...  Jan 2014
Gunpowder Mills (Ka-boom!)       Jan 2014
Maynard's Cemeteries                   Jan 2014
Big Fires                                        Feb 2014
150th Column                               Feb 2014
Funeral Homes                              Feb 2014
The Maynard News, 1914            Feb 2014
Monster.com moved out               Mar 2014
Petition to create Maynard            Mar 2014
ArtSpace and Acme Theatre         Mar 2014
Street names/how many streets?   April 2014
The Town Dump, Repurposed      May 2014
Sid's Airport                                 June 2014
Women at Digital Equipment Corp  June 2014
Fine Arts Theatre/Movie Theaters   July 2014
Churches, Closed                          July 2014
Fire Station Horn; 12:10               Sept 2014
Murders in Maynard?                   Sept 2014
Births and Deaths, 1880-2013      Oct 2014
Postcard Scenes Then and Now   Oct 2014
Fleepo the Clown                         Nov 2014
Parking Deck 1984-2014              Nov 2014
United Nations 1946: Concord?    Dec 2014
Outdoor Store Building                 Dec 2014
Fire Alarm Boxes Going, Going   Jan 2015
Oldest Houses in Maynard            Jan 2015
Smith Family                                 Feb 2015
The Maynard News, 1915             Feb 2015
Coolidge School                            Mar 2015
Clock Face has IIII, not IV           Apr 2015
Cricket Club                                 Apr 2015
Thoreau's Walk to Boon Pond     May 2015
More Murders in Maynard           May 2015
Maynard's Oldest Resident           May 2015
Gruber Bros. Furniture                 July 2015
Maynard Woman's Club              July 2015
Mill Buildings, When Built        Aug 2015
1816: Year Without a Summer    Sept 2015
Sidewalks, History of                   Oct 2015
Maynard Public Library               Nov 2015
Maynard Post Office                    Nov 2015
Baker Bridge Train Wreck 1905  Nov 2015
(R) Aerial View, Maynard           Jan 2016
MA Town Meetings                     Jan 2016
The Finest Hour; Local Connection  Feb 2016
The Maynard News, 1916            Mar 2016
Streets and Street Name Signs     Mar 2016
Mill Buildings Destroyed            Apr 2016
Founder's Day                              Apr 2016
KKK in Massachusetts; 1920s     May 2016
Fire Hydrants American Iron       May 2016
Fire Hydrants - Maynard's Oldest  June 2016
D.Y.W.Y.K. Club: 1889-1926       June 2016
Telephone Reaches Maynard        June 2016
ARRT History: Railroad and Trail June 2016
High Schools: 1871-2016             Aug 2016
Bridge Removal, Footbridge        Aug 2016
ArtSpace Centennial                     Oct 2016
Myths of Stow and Maynard        Oct 2016
Ketchup - America's Condiment  Nov 2016
Acacia Communications               Nov 2016
Stow Cemetery                              Dec 2016
Lafayette's 1824 Visit to Stow       Dec 2016
Most Popular Columns of 2016     Dec 2016
Home Delivery Then and Now      Jan 2017
Shrinking Stow - Part One             Feb 2017
Shrinking Stow - Part Two            Feb 2017
Shrinking Stow - Part Three          Mar 2017
Remembering Coal                        Mar 2017
Thoreau/Marlborough Road          Mar 2017

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY
Winter Bicycling                       Jan 2010
Snowshoes                                Jan 2010
Walking the Rail Trail               Apr 2010
Bicyclists Need Hills                May 2010
Walking, Maynard                   July 2010
ArtSpace Labyrinth                 Aug 2010
Hypothermia                           Nov 2010
Tracks in the Snow                 Jan 2011
Maynard Community Gardeners   May 2011
Farmers' Market                          June 2011
Andy Goldsworthy: Snow House  June 2011
Assabet River Wildlife Refuge   Sept 2011
Outdoor Volunteers Needed     Nov 2011
Thoreau's Essay "Walking"       Dec 2011
ARRT Update                         Dec 2011
Five Historic Walking Tours     Oct 2012
Local Bike Rides                       May 2013
ARRT Public Hearing              June 2013
National Trails Day                 June 2013
Geocaching in Maynard           Nov 2013
ARRT Volunteers Needed       April 2014
A Cleaner Assabet River           May 2014
Remembering First Art Purchase  July 2014
You've Been Droned!               Aug 2014
Assabet River Walk                  Jan 2015
Erikson's Ice Cream                 April 2015
Screed About Litter                  May 2015
Town's Small Parks                  June 2015
Assabet River Access               June 2015
(R) Farmers' Market                 June 2015
Without a Paddle                      Aug 2015
Assabet Clean-up 2015             Sept 2015
Boy Scouts Build Bridge          Oct 2015
Outdoor Things To Do             Dec 2015
Column Writing                        Mar 2016
(R) Erikson's Ice Cream          April 2016
(R) ArtSpace Labyrinth           April 2016
Ginger Beer                             July 2016
ARRT Groundbreaking           July 2016
New Singletrack Trail (Acton)  Aug 2016
OARS 30th Annual Cleanup    Sept 2016
Ego-Surfing the Internet           Nov 2016
Delaney Complex                     Jan 2017

NATURE OBSERVATIONS
Robins in Winter                        Jan 2010
Oriental Bittersweet                  Mar 2010
Coyote-Wolf Hybrids               Mar 2010
Skunk Cabbage                        Apr 2010
Worms, Slugs, Snails                June 2010
Skunks                                     June 2010
Geese, Turkeys, Herons          Mar 2011
Swans on the Assabet             Apr 2011
Japanese Knotweed                June 2011
Poison Ivy                              July 2011
Deer and Cars and Deer         July 2011
Behold the Opossum               Aug 2011
Historic Hurricanes in MA       Aug 2011
Bits and Pieces                       Oct 2011
Beavers Invade Maynard        Nov 2011
Murder of Crows                    Dec 2011
Seeing Really Far Away          Jan 2012
Hibernators, Large/Small         Feb 2012
Indoor Wild Life                     Mar 2012
Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds  May 2012
Garlic Mustard                         May 2012
Jumping Spiders                       July 2012
Raindrops                                Aug 2012
Autumn Leaf Color Explained  Sept 2012
Predicting a Snowy Winter       Dec 2012
Winter Crops                           Dec 2012
Peeps in the Snow                    Mar 2013
Tree-of-Heaven                       April 2013
Why Plant Tulips?                     May 2013
Luna Moth: Symbolism/Poem  May 2013
Local Climate Change               June 2013
Wild Cucumber Vines                Sept 2013
Wild Turkeys                            Nov 2013
(R) Subnivean: life under snow  Jan 2014
(R) Skunk Cabbage                 April 2014
Luna Moths                             May 2014
Animals Invade Suburbia          May 2014
(R) Poison Ivy                          May 2014
Damariscotta Lake                   June 2014
(R) Worms, Slugs, Snails          July 2014
Woodchucks                             Aug 2014
Birds, Life List                          Sept 2014
Winter Moths - Act Now!           Nov 2014
When Cats Go Out                    Jan 2015
Snow and Roof Collapse           Jan 2015
Snow: Record Year                   March 2015
Snow: the Great Melting           April 2015
(R) Murder of Crows                 May 2015
Water Chestnut                          July 2015
Suburban Ravens                       Aug 2015
Leaves: Burn or Compost          Dec 2015
Microbeads Banned                   Jan 2016
Maple Tree Tapping                  Feb 2016
Black Squirrels                          Mar 2016
Winter Moth Caterpillars           May 2016
Snapping Turtles                        June 2016
(R) Assabet, Low Water            Aug 2016
Rabbits, Multiplying                  Sept 2016
Mallard Ducks                           Nov 2016
Density of Stone, Wood...          Dec 2016
Cedar Waxwings                        Jan 2017
(R) Beavers Invade Maynard     Feb 2017

HEALTH
Avoid Overhydration                 Feb 2010
Human Blood, Calories In        Sept 2010
Hypothermia                            Nov 2010
Recovery from Donating Blood  Mar 2011
Got Caffeine?                          June 2011
The Operation Generation        July 2011
Death by Exercise                   Sept 2011
Age and Athletic Performance   Feb 2012
Don't Drink Salty Water             June 2012
We Contain Multitudes (of Bacteria)  Aug 2012
Overweight is Healthy?!?          Feb 2013
Bicycle Fatality Statistics            Feb 2013
Water - How Much to Drink      May 2013
Lyme Disease                           Aug 2013
Anaplasmosis                           Aug 2013
(R) Hypothermia                      Nov 2014
Standing Versus Sitting           March 2015
One Hundred Dollar Soup       Nov 2015