Did a lamp with a magnifying glass, alcohol-based paints and THE SUN work together to start a small fire in a Woodstock studio?
Woodstock Fire/EMS thinks that may very well be the case! Check out their post from Saturday.
Woodstock Fire department responds to structure fire in an artist studio on Church Hill Road in Woodstock.
Upon arrival of the Chief and the first due engine,firefighters found a smoldering fire contained to a table and the flooring underneath it. Crews extinguished the hot spots and overhauled the building with minimal damage to the structure.
The studio owner was not using the space at the time. While the official cause of the fire is undetermined, it appears the fire was started by a lamp that contained a magnifying lenses for close up work that was in line with a window that sun had passed by. The lense was positioned over alcohol based paints and other craft supply’s.
Mutual aid from Bridgewater and South Woodstock also responded.
AND YOU CAN PAT THEM (!).
Get your fix of adorable creatures on Friday and Saturday during Billings Farm & Museum’s annual Baby Animal Celebration. The event, now in its sixth year, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days and offers a variety of infant animals for you to squeal over.
(Our Calendar editor, Liz Sauchelli, saw the animals in person this week and has confirmed that they are darling.)
The celebration will take place at the Woodstock site. Admission for adults is $16; ages 62 and over, $14; children 5-15, $8; and ages 3-4, $4. Children ages 2 and under are free.
Read more about the event here.
We <3 sports and we <3 photos, so photo galleries of sports are a pretty great thing, and the Valley News photography staff have put together four of them for state championship teams.
Woodstock boys hockey and Sharon boys basketball teams each won a state championship on Monday night. Congratulations, y’all!
Sharon’s victory was especially sweet — it was the first time the school had won in any sport, and the win rounded out an undefeated season. Wow.
History: @SharonAcademy hangs on 60-56 to capture its first state title of any kind in school history.
— Jack Korte (@JackMyNBC5) March 19, 2018
Woodstock wins the Div. II state title!
— Lauren Walsh (@lauwalsh10) March 19, 2018