New England Gathering

Rusty Owner/Technician Oakham, Massachusetts Posted   Latest  

Scott was kind enough to allow me to post a message about the 2019 New England iATN Gathering at my home in Oakham MA. on July 27th.

The event has been a social and networking event for many, many years. Before I (we) took over hosting, it was run for years in Maine with Ken & Amy Boyce as hosts.

John Morrissey, Kevin Looney and myself along with Michelle Morrissey and Midge will be hosting the NE 2019 Gathering in Mass on July 27th at our home in Oakham Ma. There is limited space for campers but all are welcome, neighbors will accept overflow parking, and hotels are all about 30 minutes away in Worcester, Sturbridge, or Auburn MA.

Folks who will be camping are welcome to arrive on the 26th and hang out till Sunday.

We have no set plans for diagnostics, education, or repairs but as always, we play with what we feel like. There’ll be some homemade ice cream courtesy of Jeff Clark and an antique Fairbanks-Morse engine. There will be plenty of great food on Saturday. Family and pets are welcome.

We'd appreciate knowing in advance who's coming and whether you plan to camp with us. Best to post your plans on this thread

Address is 67 Crocker Nye Road, Oakham, MA. 01068 MT cell # …

If you are coming from the South get to North Brookfield center and GPS in from there. From the Mass Pike West, exit at Palmer and follow RT 32 toward Hardwick and turn right at Hardwick Rd. GPS from there. From Auburn, take Rt 56 into Paxton and turn left on Rt 122N and follow the Worcester directions here: From Worcester, follow RT 122N toward Paxton and Barre and take the third left after the intersection of RT 122A in Rutland onto Old Turnpike, go 3 miles and turn left onto Scott Rd. Next right onto Crocker Nye Rd. and we are just a short way on the left.

Lodging suggestions:

Auburn Ma. about 30 minutes:

Fairfield Inn 718 Southbridge St. …

Hampton Inn 736 Southbridge St. …

Sturbridge Ma. about 40 minutes:

Sturbridge Host Hotel 366 Main St. …

Hampton Inn 328 Main St. …

Worcester Ma. about 30 minutes (lots of great restaurants on Shrewsbury St):

Hilton Garden Inn 35 Major Taylor Blvd. …

Courtyard by Marriott 72 Grove St. …

Looking forward to seeing old and new friends alike.

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Bob Owner/Technician
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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I think I will make it this year Rusty. I'll drive up Saturday morning.

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Clinton Owner/Technician
Concord, New Hampshire
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I posted on IATN too but will reiterate my wife and I will be coming this year. Missed the last year, however got lots of feedback from folks the year before about buying the shop I worked at. Well despite that I purchased the business in December 2017 and got so busy forgot about the gathering. Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.

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