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Looking for Sponsors for Boy Scout Troop Website

I'm building a new website for my son's Boy Scout Troop.  I have the framework up so I can demo it for the troop.  If you'd like to see it, I have it set up at

This will be a social network-style site, so the kids and parents will be able to log in, create profiles, have discussion groups, share photos, etc.  It will really help the troop organize events, do community service work and coordinate.  I think it will also be a great way for former scouts to stay in touch with their troop.
I would like to make this site free for the troop so it will be a "no-brainer" when I present it to the troop leadership committee.  The cost to host the site at the level we need for two years is approximately $162, or about $6.75 a month.
As far as I can tell, it's OK to have corporate sponsors and acknowledge them on a sponsors page.
Are there any local businesses out there that want to chip in toward the cost of the site?  In exchange, I will make a sponsor page where each sponsor will have a business card-sized ad with a link to their own website.  Your ad will stay on the site for the entire 2 year period which you are a sponsor.
I would like to find 6 sponsors.  If you divide that up, that means you will be getting a 2 year sponsorship ad that backlinks to your website for just $27!
Actually, make that 5 sponsors, because I'm going to buy one for my business 🙂
Interested?  Let me know.

My Grandma Anita’s Obituary

As published in today’s Boston Globe:

PUGATCH, Anita (Mintz) Of Framingham, formerly of West Roxbury. Entered into rest on January 24, 2011 at the age of 93. Born in Russia. Beloved wife of the late Maurice Pugatch. Devoted mother of Elaine Alman & her husband Philip of Stevensville, MT, Carol Friedman & her husband Steven of Framingham, and Steven Pugatch of Crystal River, FL. Loving sister of the late Eliezer Mintz. Cherished grandmother of Russell Alman & his wife Karen, Jennifer Lerman & her husband Jared, Eric Alman & his wife Kristin, David Friedman & his wife Melanie, and Ryan Pugatch. Adored great grandmother of Alexis and Aaron Alman and Nathaniel Lerman. Services at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 475 Washington Street, CANTON on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance following the interment on Friday, Saturday evening 6-9 PM, and Sunday 2-4 & 6-9 PM at the home of Steven & Carol Friedman. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Anita’s memory may be made to Temple Hillel Bnai Torah, 120 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 or to the charity of one’s choice. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 781-821-4600

Rest In Peace, Oma.  You will be greatly missed, but will always be in my memories and in my heart.