Imagining Saxonville 2031

Saxonville 2031

Please join us for our Annual Meeting of the FOS membership.
Our feature presentation will be Saxonville 2031, a look ahead to see what Saxonville might be like in 10 years.
Bring your ideas!

Zoom meeting begins at 7:00 pm

After the presentation, please join us for some announcements and a short discussion.  
The meeting is open to the public. Registration is required: link here.

A Note from the FOS President

Friends of Saxonville’s Board of Directors has asked me to reach out to you, our members and supporters, to express our hope that you and your families are well and weathering this virus outbreak that has disrupted all our lives.

Before this health crisis, FOS had scheduled an April Annual Meeting where we planned to share the latest news about Saxonville and planned future events. Our keynote speaker would have described recent findings on the health of the Sudbury River. Unfortunately, as is the case with so many other get-togethers planned for this spring, we have postponed the Annual Meeting in favor of social distancing. We intend to reschedule the meeting when the health crisis ends.

Today, we are all sharing the experience of living in difficult times. Many of us are not able to work. Our schools are closed. Our children cannot play with friends and neighbors. We have given up socializing with other community members. Places of worship are shuttered. Only essential businesses are open.

But life goes on. Fortunately, spring has arrived and warm weather will be here soon. Many of us are already focused on spring yard work, and I expect neighborhoods will look better than ever. People are out walking and biking, enjoying Saxonville’s Cochituate Rail Trail and Carol Getchell Trail, and smiling and waving to neighbors and strangers. There seems to be consensus that we all are in this together, and we will come out the other end okay.

As you adapt to your new, temporary, daily routines, we hope you will make every effort to support Saxonville businesses that are open. These include: restaurants with take-out services; coffee shops offering cups to-go; retailers of pharmaceutical supplies, food, liquor, and home improvement materials, and gas stations and automobile repair shops.

We have compiled the following list of Saxonville essential businesses for your convenience. Please check to confirm hours of operation and services that are available. The list also includes nearby places to take a hike.

Friends of Saxonville will continue to publish its quarterly newsletter online at our website and, when possible, put print copies in locations where people can pick them up.

If you want to contact us, our email address is:
Again, be well and take care.

David Longden, President
Friends of Saxonville

Saxonville “Essential Businesses” Seeking Customers

Central Automotive (508) 877-2876
Shell Gas (508) 620-0892
Framingham Gas and Automotive (508) 877-5363
Yeager Automotive (774) 244-1616
Wally & Sons (508) 202-9829
Riverside Gulf Express (508) 523-0025
Murphy’s Automotive (508) 877-9670

Makaris Market (508) 202-4688

Robinson’s Ace Hardware (508) 877-1888
Carby’s Lumber (508) 872-7021

D & D Mulch and Landscape (508) 620-9090

Lincoln Liquors (508) 788-1878

Walgreens (508) 788-2600

Saxonville Mills Café & Roastery (508) 309-3294
Green Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant (508) 309-3009
Pizza Wagon (508) 877-2626
Famous Pizza (508) 877-4400
Neko’s of New York (508) 877-3000
Three Gorges (508) 788-0753
Dunkin Donuts (508) 877-1586
Mediterranean Turkish Food (508) 202-4688

Cochituate Rail Trail
Carol Getchell Trail
Cochituate Brook Reservation
Weston Aqueduct Walking Trail
Danforth Park
Reardon Park
Simpson Park
Wittenborg Woods
Callahan State Park


RiverFest 2021

June 19 and 20, 2021 - Virtual and self-guided events
Join us for a full weekend of fun, free, family oriented activities celebrating our Wild and Scenic Rivers (Sudbury, Assabet and Concord) in six communities. Check back for updates about schedules.



In April 2016, the Friends of Saxonville launched a new committee named the "TrailHeads" which is dedicated to the trails of all types in the Saxonville area. The committee includes several members of the Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT) committee. Because the CRT is essentially done and open, and because the Friends of Saxonville is already involved in the area trails, the Friends wanted to combine the experience and talents to continue the efforts to develop quality recreational trails.

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Athenaeum Hall is a 19th century Saxonville historical landmark. During its storied past it had many uses, including hospital, jail, newspaper press room for The Saxonville Mirror, polling place and school. It was also used as a hall for dances, lectures, plays, religious services, sporting events, veterans' meetings and wedding receptions.

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Saxonville Fire Station Dedication Video

Watson Place Station is decommissioned and A Street Station is dedicated on 9/17/2019

Saxonville Video

by Ender Gokay of Mediterranean Turkish Cuisine, 8/9/2017


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