sudbury375logoSeptember 4, 2014 is the 375th Anniversary date of Sudbury’s incorporation. The Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee  has an exciting schedule of events throughout 2014 to mark this historic milestone.

If you or your group or organization are interested in participating in or sponsoring an event as part of the 375th Celebration, please contact or call Hal Cutler (978-443-2525). Visit our website at

You can also visit us on Facebook at “Sudbury Celebrates 375.”  Check often for an updated schedule of events.




Photo Contest:

The Sudbury Historical Society wants to know what you think makes Sudbury, Sudbury, through a new photo contest, Picturing Sudbury: A Celebration of Our Town.” We want you to use a photograph to complete the sentence, “Sudbury wouldn’t be Sudbury without…” The contest is currently running through July 31st. Winning photos will be on display at T-Wisted Yogurt in September. Visit the Sudbury Historical Society website for more details, and how to submit your photos.

Goodnow Library is currently planning its participation in Sudbury’s July 4th Parade, with a float and “Famous Book Characters throughout the past 375 years.”

In honor of the town’s birthday, the library has compiled a book list of 375 must-reads! If you are interesting in impersonating a character from your favorite book (The Hobbit, Wizard of Oz, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The 3 Musketeers, Harry Potter, Alice in the Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, The Secret Garden, Little Red Riding Hood, The Hunger Games, Little Women, and many others), kindly please contact our parade volunteer coordinator below. Click here to view the book lists: 375 Must Reads. Need help deciding which character to impersonate? Stop by the library to check out our list.Thank you for your consideration,Your Goodnow Library Staff. Volunteer Coordinator: Esme Green (978) 443-1035 ext. 5515 or

Fitness Together Sudbury is losing 375 pounds this year!

To mark Sudbury’s 375th Anniversary, we would like to achieve a collective 375 pound weight loss between now and September 4th. If you have any type of a weight loss goal (even a small one!), we strongly encourage you to help us out! Here’s what we’ll do: 1) If you would like to participate, simply let you trainer know later this week or early next week. 2) We will do quick weigh-ins monthly, on the weeks of 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/5, and 9/1. 3) Progress will be charted each month on the corkboard. Join us and let’s do it together!

T-wisted Yogurt’s Sudberry Shortcake!

T-wisted Yogurt is offering a new twist on celebrating summer and celebrating Sudbury’s 375th Anniversary with its “Sudberry Shortcake” and Birthday cake flavors. Refreshing, delish, and delightfully lowfat. Come on down to T-wisted Yogurt at 410 Boston Post Road (Rugged Bear Plaza) and show your “Spirit of Community” by sharing a dish today!

Sudbury Celebrates 375 Wines are in at Sudbury Wine and Spirits 410 Post Road, Sudbury.

California Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Be sure to stop by the Rugged Bear Plaza location for your favorite wine and support your local business. One dollar of each purchase goes to the fundraising efforts of the Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee to support the Old Time Family Community Fair on August 23 and the Field Day/Fireworks on September 6th. Thank you to Sudbury Wine and Spirits for making this wine possible.

Precious Metals $1375 for the 375th contest.

In honor of Sudbury’s 375th anniversary, Precious Metals will be holding a Sudbury history trivia contest! The grand prize is $1375 credit to be used towards a custom designed piece of jewelry. The contest will start on June 24th and will consist of five questions over a three week period. The winner will be chosen at random from the group of entrants who answer the highest number of questions correctly. Besides the Grand Prize, there will be smaller prizes for each question you answer. Tell your friends and make sure you Like our Facebook page to receive contest updates! For official rules:

E-mail Precious Metals at:

June 25: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.  The History of Sudbury, Suffolk.

Dr. Christopher Star from Sudbury’s namesake town of Sudbury, Suffolk, England, will present an illustrated overview of 2000 years of the history of Sudbury, Suffolk. His talk will focus on the town and county as they were in the seventeenth century and as they are today. Dr. Star served 35 years in the military during which time he completed his studies in medieval history, and undertook a series of historical research projects for the National Archives and the British Army. He retired in 2010 and now spends much of his time talking and writing about medieval Essex and Suffolk. He lives with his wife Susan in Sudbury, Suffolk. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. The talk is free to all. Refreshments will be served following the presentation in the Community Room at the Goodnow Library. Sponsored by the Sudbury Celebrates 375/Sudbury Day Committee and the Goodnow Library.




June 28: Saturday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wine Tasting at Sudbury Wine and Spirits.

Please join the Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee and friends at Sudbury Wine and Spirits, Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Post Road Sudbury, for a wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. To Celebrate Sudbury 375th Anniversary, Sudbury Wine and Spirit’s owner Joe Saia, has created a special Sudbury 375th Anniversary Collection of wines for 2014, California Merlot, California Chardonnay and California Cabernet Sauvignon. One dollar of each bottle purchased goes to the fundraising efforts of the Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee to support the Old Time Family Community Fair on August 23 and the Field Day/Fireworks on September 6. Contact    the Sudbury 375 Celebration Committee at with any questions.

July 3: Thursday, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Sudbury’s Got Talent! Kids Talent Show Celebrating Sudbury’s 375th!

Does your child have an amazing talent they’ve always wanted to show off? Join us for the Goodnow Library’s first ever town-wide talent show! In honor of the town’s 375th birthday we’re showcasing the talents of our wonderful children! Performers in grades 6 and under will be given a 3 minute time frame to wow the audience! Please keep all talents rated PG, and note that the library staff reserves the right to end any talent early due to inappropriate content. If the child is using music with the performance, please note the rehearsal times below and plan to attend to test the library’s audio system. Rehearsal is not required but is recommended. When registering, please put the child’s name in the ‘name’ field (not the caregiver’s name) and complete the questionnaire to describe the talent and select a rehearsal time if you choose to attend one.                                                                                                                      Rehearsal times in the Community Room: Monday, June 30 from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, July 2 from 8-11 a.m. If you have any questions, please email the library staff at:

July 4: Friday, 8:00 a.m. Sudbury July Fourth Road Race.

Come run to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Sudbury July 4th Road Race. As tradition has it in this hometown race, only Sudbury residents or runners who grew up in Sudbury and still have relatives living in town are eligible to win trophies and prizes, but other runners are certainly welcome. The race begins at Featherland Park. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.; the kid’s 1.5-mile race will go off at 9:00; the 3.75-mile race for runners 14 and over will start at 9:30. A portion of the proceeds helps support the track and cross-country teams at both the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and the Ephraim Curtis Middle School.  Sponsored by: Middlesex Savings Bank, Graphic Connections, Bullfinches’ Restaurant, Sudbury Farms, Bistro 20, Allegra Design-Marketing Print, Brine’s Sporting Goods and Twisted Frozen Yogurt. For more information call. Bob Hall at 978-443-8404 or Graham Taylor at 978-443-5024.

July 4: Friday, 1 p.m. Sudbury’s Annual Fourth of July Parade.

Come out and enjoy Sudbury’s Annual Fourth of July Parade celebrating our Country’s Independence. Parade Theme:  Sudbury Celebrates 375. All are welcome to come and watch one of the areas best parades! With a zip code like 1776, Sudbury’s patriotic spirit is one to be reckoned with. Parade starts at Union Avenue and runs East along Rt. 20 to Concord Road North, ending at Town Center. The parade route is approximately 2 miles long. Union Avenue will be closed to the public (parade participants only) at 11:30 and Rt. 20 and Concord Road will close shortly before the start of the parade. End Time: Roughly 2:30 p.m. Depending on where you sit on the route the parade will take about an hour to pass. Sponsored by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Mike Hamill at

August 23:  Saturday, 10:00-4:00. Olde Time Family Community Fair.

The Fair will be at the Sudbury Town Center and will be a FUN family event for kids of ALL ages! There will be food, children’s games, dancing, treats & sweets, live music, pony rides, a petting zoo, a flower-arranging contest, a baking contest with local chefs as judges, and so much MORE! The event celebrates Sudbury’s agricultural history as a farming community from its settlement in 1638 through the early 1950’s when it began its transition to a bedroom community. There are many events that volunteers will be able to support. For more information on this event, or to volunteer, please visit our website @ or contact Sue Rushfirth at or (508)265-8748. Sponsored by The Sudbury Celebrates 375/ Sudbury Day Committee.

September 6: Saturday, Sudbury 375 Field Day. 12:00-Fireworks Extravaganza at 8 p.m.

The 375th Field Day & Fireworks event will be held at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. It will include food, games, live music, dancing, family fun, and fireworks. This event will focus on the wonderful community that Sudbury has become by featuring booths sponsored by community organizations along “Main Street Sudbury.” These organizations will highlight their history and modern day activities. There are many events that volunteers will be able to support. For more information on this event, or to volunteer, please visit our web site or contact Sue Rushfirth at or (508)265-8748.

September 14:  Sunday, 9:30 a.m. The Lincoln-Sudbury 4th Annual Constitutional Challenge, 5K Race & Walk.

Kids Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Join us in celebrating the 227th Anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. Proceeds to fund a scholarship for a deserving LSRHS student. Fun for the entire family at the Wayside Inn. Visit for more details

September 27:  Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Colonial Faire and Muster of Fyfe and Drums.

Celebrate Harvest Season in a Colonial Style at the Wayside Inn. Join us for a very special event as we host the National Muster of Fyfe and Drums. The Sudbury Colonial Faire/Muster of Fyfe & Drums has delighted folks from all over New England for almost 50 yrs. See the Sudbury Minutemen’s change-of-command ceremony halted by His Majesty’s regulars which leads to a battle between the militia and redcoats. Hear Fyfe and Drum music by more than two dozen corps hosted. Over 40 vendors of colonial reproductions, modern wares, living history demonstrations including 18th Century dance, games & activities for children and food court. Sponsored by the Sudbury Company of Militia and Minute.</p


The Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee would like to thank the following for their support:

Bartlett’s Family Garden & Market

Boys Scouts of Sudbury

Choate Studio

David Alderman, Logo designer

Especially For Pets

First Parish of Sudbury

Fitness Together Sudbury

Friends of the Assabet National Wildlife Refuge.

Friends of the Goodnow Library

Get In Shape For Women

Girl Scouts of Sudbury

Goodnow Library

Graphic Connections

Hip Hop Mamas

League of Women Voters of Sudbury

Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School

Longfellows Wayside Inn

Mainstone Farm, Wayland

Maria von Brincken

Marlborough Savings Bank

Memorial Congregational Church of Sudbury

Peter Noyes School

Photos by Paige

Precious Metals Sudbury

Presbyterian Church of Sudbury


Spencer Financial

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sudbury

Sudbury Art Association

Sudbury CERT, Community Emergency Response Team

Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury Company of Militia and Minute

Sudbury Cultural Council

Sudbury Foundation

Sudbury Fourth of July Road Race committee

Sudbury Garden Club

Sudbury Grange

Sudbury Historic Commission

Sudbury Historical Society

Sudbury July Fourth Road Race Committee

Sudbury Park and Recreation

Sudbury Town Clerks Office

Sudbury Villagers

Sudbury Wine and Spirits

Sweet Inc. Sudbury

The Caputo Brothers Blues Band.

The Strawberry Social Jazz Ensemble

The White Heat Swing Orchestra

T-Wisted Frozen Yogurt

Thursday Garden Club

Twillingate Farm

Viol da gamba Society

Wayside Quilters

Wing Press, Framingham


The 2014 Fourth of July Parade – We Need Your Support!


For the past 24 years, the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has taken over the responsibility for the town’s 4th of July Parade. The parade theme this year is CELEBRATE 375- Happy Birthday Sudbury in tribute to the September 4, 2014 375th Anniversary date of Sudbury’s incorporation. The Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee has an exciting schedule of events throughout 2014 to mark this historic milestone.

Our 8-person committee work hard all year to recruit the best bands and entertainers to participate in our town’s annual celebration. Our July 4th parade continues our hometown tradition to build fond memories for adults and children alike.

I would personally like to thank Mike Hamill and his committee, Steve Davis, TJ Peters, Chuck Marley, Pat and Tom Blanchette and of course Libby and Olivia Hamill for their tireless work year in and year out.

Additionally, we need to send a very special thank you to the Sudbury Police Department and the Sudbury Fire Department for the work they do in keeping us safe. Most especially Chief Miles and Captain Doug Stone for helping with putting the flags up annually that line the parade route.

The Success of these events depends highly on donations from our members and the participation of the residents of Sudbury. The parade costs in excess of $30,000 per year and is funded by donations from the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Member Business’s.  You can thank them by remembering to SHOP SUDBURY FIRST!

If you or your group is interested in entering a float in the parade, contact the parade committee at

You can also visit us at or on Facebook at Check often for an updated schedule of events.



Louis B. Stephan


Prudential Stephan REALTORS


NEXT CHAMBER MEETING: 6/10/14 – Meet and Greet with Gubernatorial Candidates Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito

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On Tuesday June 10, 2014 The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an event with the Republican candidates for Governor, Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. The event will take place at 29 Sudbury Restaurant & Bar in Sudbury Massachusetts between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates and hear more about their views on the current status of the state of Massachusetts and their vision on how they hope to make Massachusetts stronger and better for all residents and businesses as Governor and Lt. Governor. Please join us.

About Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker is a Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts. A former Secretary of Administration and Finance under Governors Weld and Cellucci, and former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Charlie has been a highly successful leader of complex organizations in both the private and public sectors. He has spent the past three years as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners.

About Karyn Polito

Karyn Polito is the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Karyn began her public service in local government, serving as a member of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen. She then expanded her work to the state level, serving as a member of the State Lottery Commission. Then, in 2001, Karyn ran for State Representative and won, proudly representing the residents of the 11th Worcester District (Shrewsbury and Westborough) for five terms.
The Sudbury and Marlborough Chamber of Commerce look forward to this event and hope you can attend. Please RSVP to:

Louis Stephan
Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

Sudbury Celebrates 375: Call To Local Businesses And Groups For This Years 4th of July Parade & Main Street Sudbury Events

From the Sudbury Celebrates 375/Sudbury Day Committee

The Town of Sudbury will be celebrating the 375th anniversary of the incorporation of Sudbury Plantation on September 4, 1639. There are some opportunities for volunteering in support of  Celebrate 375 events.

First, we ask that you consider sponsoring a float for the Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July Parade. The Parade is an annual event that that draws large crowds from Sudbury and surrounding towns. This year we hope to make it bigger and better than ever before by having floats that depict events and places in Sudbury’s history or in the history of your organization. If you are interested in doing that, please contact Mike Hamill of the Chamber’s Parade Committee at

Second, please also think about having a booth showcasing your organizations activities on “Main Street Sudbury” at the September 6th Field Day and Fireworks event at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Your booth can document your organization’s history, its current contributions to life in Sudbury or the future of your organization. There is no charge to participate in this way. To reserve a booth on Main Street Sudbury, please contact the Celebrate 375 Committee at

If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact us through our email address at or call one of our co-chairpersons listed below.

Thank you for considering participation in the Sudbury Celebrates 375 events. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Sudbury Celebrates 375/Sudbury Day Committee


Joseph Bausk, CoChair (978-443-8963)

Hal Cutler, CoChair (978-443-2525)