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Dailies for August of 1999

August 31, 1999

The area company A. M. International, specializing in the import of Eastern European handcrafted glass and crystal artwork, is now online. Their direct URL is:

and they'll be listed on the Miscellaneous page.

August 30, 1999

Details of the various Saugus Founders' Day events are just starting to trickle in today. We'll be posting all the information as we get it; look on the Community Event Calendar for the general date and time details; we'll put up a dedicated page to cover Founders' Day in the Local Events section when we know more. Look for it a little later this week. We'll be giving out some T-shirts in a contest at Founders' Day this year, and we'll announce more of the specifics of our contest when we post the dedicated Founders' Day '99 page.

August 26, 1999

The Saugus 2000 Celebration Committee has posted the menu for the upcoming Year 2000 Party. Remember that the event will have a limited capacity; it will sell out, so be sure to get your admission buttons soon.

August 25, 1999

To give an update on the Saugus SETI team, Saugus area machines have already contributed close to 200 results (we'll probably pass 200 by some time tomorrow) with nearly half a year of combined CPU time spent on the project that would have otherwise been wasted.

August 24, 1999

The Friends of Breakheart Reservation asked that we post this announcement:

Have you been meaning to start and stick to an exercise program but find it hard to keep motivated? Tired of the same old routine? Don't have the money or time to go to a gym? Why not try the Breakheart Walking Club? You can exercise in Breakheart's beautify, quiet, wooded surroundings beginning Saturday, September 4th at 8:00 and 10:00 AM. We will record you weekly mileage, and prizes will be awarded at successive levels of accumulated miles.

A leader conducted walk will also be held on September 5th (see the Community Event Calendar for more details).

You may sign up at the Breakheart Visitor's Center, 177 Forest Street, Saugus, or call Chris Dunne at: 781-233-0834 on Saturdays or Sundays from 9:00 PM to 4:00 PM for additional information.

August 23, 1999

We've posted some pictures from Car Cruise Night, an event that's been being held every Thursday since May and will continue every Thursday through much of September.

August 20, 1999

The Computer Terms Glossary was updated today to reflect the recent status changes on various technologies.

August 19, 1999

The SAVE site was updated today.

August 18, 1999

Changes were made to both the Search the Computer Knowledgebase and Miscellaneous Information page today.

August 17, 1999

We've posted a list of frequently asked questions concerning the Saugus SETI team. If you have any questions that we haven't answered or are having trouble signing up, please feel free to e-mail us.

August 16, 1999

The non-profit group International Primal Association, headquartered locally, is now online. Their direct URL is:

and they'll be listed on the Organizations page.

August 14, 1999

There is now a fairly extensive Site Map (covering both and Town.Saugus.MA.US) online.

August 12, 1999

The Computer Terms Glossary was updated today.

August 11, 1999

As promised last week, we've posted a reprint of the Daily Evening Item article concerning local involvment with the SETI project.

August 10, 1999

Did you know that there's a bin in the Saugus Town Hall? We'd like to announce that it's being moved. It's been in the basement copy room since the move over from the temporary Town Hall, but it's being moved upstairs into the Selectmen's office with the bins for the two newspapers. It'll be available in both places for awhile but the downstairs one will eventually be removed. In any case, it's another means of contacting us in addition to our phone number (781-231-2621), FAX number (781-231-4719), feedback form, and e-mail.

August 9, 1999

There were minor updates to both the Friends of Breakheart Reservation and Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment sites today.

August 8, 1999

While we don't usually post information here during the weekend, we noticed that the machine the University of California, Berkeley has dedicated to the SETI project has been having some troubles this weekend. Keep in mind people from all over the world are actively trying to participate in this project, not just people from our area. If you're having difficulties seeing Team Saugus' current stats, this is why. It should settle out within a day or two.

August 6, 1999

The Daily Evening Item had a front page story last night about our participation in the SETI project. We've received verbal permission from article author Jack Butterworth to post a copy of it online here, and we'll do so within the next few days. On the topic of the Saugus SETI team, we've gotten quite a few more participants than since we last mentioned it. Be sure to check out our team's progress, and remember, everyone is welcome to join in.

August 5, 1999

We added numerous entries to the Filename Extensions Glossary today.

August 4, 1999

Minor updates were made to the TV & Radio page today. Also, don't forget that pages like the Community Event Calendar, Yard Sales page, and National & World News page update frequently even if not explicitly mentioned here.

August 3, 1999

We've added several items to the Guide to Free Software, including an entirely new section covering audio programs.

August 2, 1999

As usual, the Most Popular Pages Countdown has been updated.