Monthly Archives: September 2012

Being part of your community is what you make of it. Get involved, it will help you grow.

I must say when my son wanted to get involved with soccer all I could think of is “Wow, my wife and I are going to be doing a lot of driving around the City for practices and games every week.”  My oldest son, Dylan, participates in the Woburn youth soccer program.  I love the way we have become part of the community.  When Dylan was 6 years old he started playing soccer for a team called the Ravens.  For the next 3 years he was on the same team with the same children (a mix of girls and boys)  for the spring and fall seasons.  Being part of a team for this amount of time, made all the players work with each other and learn the ins and outs of the game.  The children became friends and wanted to participate in every practice and game.  The children got to know each other’s capabilities and cheered each other on when one of them would reach out of their comfort zone and excel.

As for the parents we felt it, our children working as a team and we were proud.  It also became a social event for the parents, to meet new people and make new friends.  I’m sure we didn’t get as many invites due to my squawking aka cheering, on the sidelines, but we were the Ravens.  Ravens squawk!  And Coach Joe and Coach Eric loved it!  I love to support my son and his team.  I cheered on the Ravens and cheered for the opposing team’s goalie when he or she made a great save.  Come game day, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends would be at the field.  There is something that draws you in; you want to see the children do something new and better.  It doesn’t matter who wins, it is about that one moment in time that your child does something and looks to see that you saw him or her.  You can’t ever take that away!  This is what its all about, having a great time with friends, learning and exceling in a sport.  It makes the children have confidence and feel great about what they have accomplished.

This year my son moved up to an older age level.  Things have changed a little… no girls on the team, bigger field, and more playing time.  His team is called the spiders. Spiders don’t make any noise, so  I don’t think I will be able to be the mascot this year.   I’ll have to find something else to do to show my support.   At the first game, even though the players are different, the parents on the sidelines are still watching and cheering for the all of the players.  With all of the excitement of the game and the new faces,  it’s still the same community feeling!

WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE SPRING IN New England?

About the Author: Fred DaMore is a Mortgage Specialist at Ross Mortgage and has enjoyed being part of the community through youth soccer. You can contact him at fred.damore@rossmortgageco.com


In this episode of “Let’s Talk Real Estate,” I have as my guest Michael Callahan of Sigman Law Office. Our topic today is: We Must Protect This House. I borrowed this phrase from the slogan of the popular clothing line Under Armor as I feel it is applicable to home owners. As a home purchaser you literally MUST protect this house!  My conversation with Michael focuses on the various forms of home protection and the importance of being represented by a real estate attorney during the home buying or selling process.

About the Author: Anthony Giglio is one of the broker owners of RE/MAX Legacy and is the host of the TV show “Let’s Talk Real Estate” featured on the several local cable channels. You can learn more about him by going to his website www.myhomeMA.com


Yard Sale and Food Drive

to benefit the Woburn Food Pantry

Date: September 29, 2012

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

Location: 65 Pleasant St – Woburn

RE/MAX Legacy is excited to host a yard sale and food drive on September 29th from 8:00am – 12:00pm. All proceeds from the yard sale will go towards the purchase of food to stock the pantry for those who are in need. The yard sale and food drive will take place outside RE/MAX Legacy’s office on Pleasant St.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Donate “stuff”: We need more inventory to sell at the yard sale! If you have things that you were just going to throw away or drop off at a thrift store, consider donating to the yard sale. We will even pick it up!

Donate food: Right now the food pantry is pretty low on almost everything but they are in particular need of baked beans, soup, instant mashed potatoes, juice and dessert mixes. Any food donated should be non-perishable, unopened and within date.

For more information or to request pickup of donated items email Anthony Giglio at anthonygiglio@remax.net


 Fall Cleaning Checklist

Hope you all had a great Labor Day.  It is the time of the year again where the kids are back to school, and we parents are back to our daily routines: alarm clocks, lunch bags, school buses, uniforms and activities. Don’t get caught in your daily routine and forget your fall clean up. The cold weather will be here soon, start your chores one at a time. Schedule all your appointments soon; you don’t want to be the last one on the list… Enjoy the fall days, the nice weather, put on a smile and get your chores done one at a time.

  • Check and clean your gutters.
  • Check your roof for missing shingles and get repairs done.
  • Check your siding for missing or cracked pieces and replace them.
  • Clean the chimney.
  • Paint trims and railings if needed.
  • Service sprinklers and flag any heads in the driveway.
  • Drain and store garden hoses.
  • Clean and store patio furniture.
  • Shut off outside faucets, and cover them.
  • Prune shrubs and weed flower beds.
  • Prepare your flowers for the winter.
  • Mulch garden beds.
  • Clean and store lawn mower.
  • Schedule furnace and maintenance.
  • Service snow blower, to avoid any surprises.

Hope you all have a great fall cleaning!

About the Author: Janine Elkhoury is a Realtor at RE/MAX Legacy and is an expert at fall cleaning :)  You can learn more about Janine on her website www.mahomesonline.com