Friday, March 25, 2005
Carlise students challenge faculty in basketball fundraiser
Come to the Carlisle student/ faculty basketball game on Thursday evening, April 7. Students can purchase tickets from their homeroom teachers. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students. All checks must be made payable to the Carlisle Teachers Association (CTA) Scholarship fund. Tickets will also be available at the door the evening of the game, but students are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid lines at the door. The game will be played in Concord, in the Concord-Carlisle High School gymnasium, to accommodate the large audience. All proceeds will benefit the CTA Scholarship fund.
Sign up for story time
The Gleason Public Library will offer story times sessions beginning on April 4. For the 2- and 3-year-old groups, children must be two by April 8. For the 3- to 4-year-old groups, children must be three by April 5 and for the 4- to 6-year-old groups children must be five by October 3.
The 3- to-4-year-old groups will meet either Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11 a.m or Thursday afternoon from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The 4- to 6-year-old session will meet on Monday afternoon from 1:30 to 2 p.m. These sessions will run through the week of May 23 with the exception of April vacation week. The session for 2- to 3-year-olds (with parent or caregiver) will be offered on Friday morning for six weeks with the exception of April vacation.
In-person registration for the spring story times sessions will begin at 10 a.m on Saturday, March 26. Phone registrations will be taken beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, call the children's department at the library at 1-978-369-4898.
For the youngest patrons, there will be story times for ages 0-2 on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. These story times will be drop-in and will run for six weeks with no session during the April school vacation. Note that no registration is necessary for these story times.
Other Drop-in opportunities include: Friday, March 25, 3:30 p.m., ages 2-4 and the monthly drop-in PJ story times for ages 3 and up at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month with the next story time scheduled for April 6.
Come to the open studios at Highland on April 2 and 3
Plan to stop in and see the work of the artists at the Highland Studios, 113 School Street on Saturday, April 2, from noon to 5 p.m., or Sunday, April 3, afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m.
Exquisite silk scarves, photo cards and watercolors by Imadiel Ariel and Francoise Bourdon are in studio eight. Chuck Hughes presents his hardwood salad sets, replica knives for the executive, long-handled spoons for the gourmet and kitchen knives in studio one.
Those who have never seen the studios are in for a treat. Of particular interest are the amazing botanical watercolors by Terry Durrell Colose who has reproductions to frame. Her irises, zinnias and leaves are truly awesome in studio five. Sally Hall, in studio seven, is preparing for an exhibit of her western scenes in Bern, Switzerland this fall. Make the short expedition to Highland studios to see them.
Gleason offers basic computer instruction
The Gleason Public Library will hold free Basic Computer workshops and tutoring sessions. The workshops will cover introduction to computers and computer terminology, basic Internet use, and use of the library web site and catalog. Workshops will be held from 10 -11:30 a.m. on April 13, May 11, and June 8. In addition, basic computer tutoring sessions will be held April 4, 5, 6, May 2, 3, 4, and June 6, 7, 8, from 7 - 7:45 p.m. Registrations are required. Drop by or call the Library reference desk at 1-978-369-4898.
Michael O'Laughlin to speak at Saint Irene
Dr. Michael O'Laughlin, a Carlisle resident and writer, is presenting "The Life and teachings of Henry Nouwen" on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Saint Irene Parish Hall. Henry Nouwen (1932 - 1996) is considered a great spiritual writer. His uniquely personal approach and insight into how the Gospel should be lived today have delighted and moved thousands of readers. Dr. O'Laughlin, a student and friend of Fr. Nouwen, will share some of the important lessons of Nouwen's life and message.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Parents dine on potluck while middle schoolers attend April FNL
The Carlisle Youth Commission is running its annual food drive this month, and is asking students who attend the April 1 Friday Night Live (FNL) to bring a non-perishable food item — canned goods, etc. to help benefit the Open Table Food Pantry in Concord. Students who bring an item will be admitted for only $1.
Parents of all Carlisle Middle School students who are attending Friday Night Live on April 1 are cordially invited to a potluck supper from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Union Hall at the First Religious Society (FRS), across Church Street from the school. Bring a main dish, vegetable, salad or dessert — the FRS will provide soft drinks, cider and coffee. Come and enjoy a night out meeting some of the parents of other Carlisle Middle School students — without the kids watching over you.
A reminder to anyone who has not yet attended a Friday Night Live — bring a parent and remember to fill out a permission form. Also, note that any students who are not from the Carlisle School District must have a chaperone present at FNL.
As always, pizza and soda will be available for a small fee. Students who leave prior to 10 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 10 p.m. sharp. For more information call Karen Huntress at 1-978-371-9284.
Chorus brings Gilbert and Sullivan to life
The Westford Chorus, buoyed by the success of its 2002 production of The Pirates of Penzance, returns to the masterworks of English-language operetta with "The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan Choruses to Tickle the Fancy."
The Chorus promises to bring its trademark enthusiasm and imaginative presentations to a delightful review of choral highlights and favorite songs from HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Mikado, The Gondoliers, Yeomen of the Guard, Iolanthe, and Ruddigore. Throughout the evening, Gilbert and Sullivan will discuss and debate "Which is more important, words or music?" in an hysterical original dialogue written by veteran Westford Chorus member Bill Hoermann. With rousing choruses, small group ensembles and colorful props and costuming, the show is bound to delight.
Performances are scheduled for Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. Both shows are at the Stony Brook School, 9 Farmer Way in Westford. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students. For ticket reservations or information, visit the Chorus Web site at www.westfordchorus.org or call 1-978-692-3184.
Turning children's passions into service learning experiences
Turning children's interests and passions into opportunities for serving others is a powerful way to create meaning in their lives. Parents and community members can be instrumental in the process, from finding opportunities that are the right fit, to helping children reflect on the impact of the service experience in their own lives. On Thursday, March 31 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the CCHS Library, Madeline Yates, M.A., K-12 Service Learning Specialist, keynote speaker at the International Conference on Service Learning in Argentina, and twice -awarded Fulbright Fellow, will be the featured speaker in the community forum, "Youth Engaged in Service: Promoting Positive Development While Reducing Risky Behaviors."
Yates will share her expertise and experience gained from here and around the world, on how engaging young people in service can nurture developmental assets such as self-esteem, academic achievement and community connectedness; and how it can act as an antidote to risky behaviors. As the key component to a meaningful service experience is reflection, Yates will offer practical skills that will give participants the ability to reflect with their teens and preteens about service and envision how it can be introduced (or reintroduced) into their lives. This program is sponsored by the Center for Parents and Teachers in collaboration with "The Network for Women's Lives." It is open to the public and a $10 donation is appreciated. No registration is required. Call the Center at 1-978-202-1145 for more information.
Flea market in Concord
First Parish in Concord will hold a flea market on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20 Lexington Road, rain or shine. This giant flea market offers great buys on antiques, furniture, jewelry, kitchen goods, toys and more. The snack and lunch bar offers tasty treats throughout the day. Admission is free and the building is handicapped-accessible. Tax deductible donations of furniture and other items will be accepted Friday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 1-978-369-9602. Proceeds go to outreach programs of the Women's Parish Association.
Carlisle Bicentennial bridge championships
The Carlisle Bicentennial Committee will conduct three Contract Bridge Championships during the Bicentennial year of 2005: a Rubber Bridge Pairs event, a Duplicate Pairs event, and a Team-of-Four event. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category.
The first event, a Rubber Bridge Pairs Championship, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, at the Sleeper Community Room, 145 Church Street. The winner will be the pair who scores the highest total number of points in 24 hands of bridge. In this competition, each hand stands alone, with scoring according to rubber bridge guidelines. Prior to the event, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a lesson on bidding given by a prominent teacher and tournament bridge player.
Entries for this event are requested by March 25; however, the event director can accept late entries up to the date of the event. Entry fees are $5 per player. One person of each pair must be from Carlisle or one of the towns from which portions of Carlisle were originally formed: Concord, Acton, Billerica, and Chelmsford. Individuals without partners are invited to participate with partnerships arranged by the director.
For further information, or to enter an event, call Roy Green at 1-978-318-0904 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for details on the Duplicate Pairs and Team-of-Four Championships.
Council on Aging events
• Personal Financial Issues Course: Al Cedurlund, Professor of Economics, emeritus, at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, will offer a free course to Carlisle seniors on four Wednesdays from March 23 to April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. Topics to be discussed include retirement issues including Social Security and pensions; investment alternatives such as CDs, stocks and bonds; health care concerns; as well as automobile financing. Students will also be encouraged to discuss issues that concern them. To register, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 with any questions.
• Save April 21: Join the COA for lunch and a slide show on the upcoming COA Rhine and Moselle Rivers tour. After lunch, William Stare of Premier World Tours will present a slide show featuring Germany and Prague, with views of Frankfurt, Rudesheim, Bernkastel, Bamberg, Wurzgurg, Heidelburg, Miltenberg and Zell.
• May 25: Come join the Carlisle seniors on Wednesday, May 25, for a trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino. The $49 fee includes a meal at Captain Jack's Lobsterbake.If interested, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or e-mail her at email@example.com for a flyer. Flyers can also be picked up at Carlisle COA office in Town Hall.
Join the Earth Day Parade
Have you enjoyed Musketaquid's Earth Day Parade each year and wished that you too could join its colorful procession of puppets? Well, you can! Musketaquid is looking for volunteers to carry puppets, both large and small, in this year's Parade, scheduled for Saturday, April 30. Call the Musketaquid office at 1-978-371-0820 before April 10 to sign up.
The Patriot's Ball will roll on April 16
The Patriot's Ball is coming to Concord on Saturday, April 16. The Ball will be held from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the National Guard Armory on Everett Street. The night's entertainment will include live music from the nine-piece band "The Colours," (who specialize in swing and '40s music), as well as special colonial fife and drum selections. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and a cash bar. The evening concludes with a Grand March of patriotic and military songs, followed by a walk to Concord center to see Samuel Prescott ride again. (Bring comfortable shoes and a warm coat for this walk.) Tickets will be $20 per person. Tickets are non-refundable and no one under 21 may be admitted. To reserve tickets call Pam D'Ambrosio at 1-978- 371-0292.
Join Concord-Carlisle Pop Warner Football
Concord Carlisle Pop Warner Football, a program dedicated to tackle football for children in grades 4-8, will be accepting applications for second season teams. Applications should be postmarked no sooner than March 21st but will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications and information are available at: http://eteamz.active.com/CCPW/ or at Hunt Gym or email ccflagfootball @hotmail.com.
Concord Carlisle Youth Hockey evaluations
Evaluations for boys and girls for the 2005-2006 season are scheduled to take place soon. For more information, contact CCYH board member Roy Hirshland at 1-617-930-3988 or e-mail Hirshland@t3realty.com.
Donate old bicycles
Do you have old bicycles gathering dust in your basement or garage? If so, bring them to the Carlisle Middle School parking lot on April 9 between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bikes Not Bombs, a non-profit organization, will be there at 3 p.m. to pick up the bicycles and redistribute them to people in need all over the world. By donating your bikes, you will help aid community development and provide alternative transportation to countries in need.
If you have questions or concerns, call Welles Mattson at 1-978-505-9491 or Tess Guttadauro at 1-978-618-5257.
Photography exhibit focuses on state's oldest farms
Middlesex Community College will host "Founding Farms: Portraits of Five Massachusetts Family Farms, 1638-1990," a traveling exhibition of photographs by Stan Sherer, with text by Michael E.C. Gery, documenting life on some of the oldest farms in the Commonwealth. The exhibit will be on view April 1 to 28 in MCC's Henderson Hall Gallery on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit comes to Middlesex as part of the college's annual One World Series.
A photojournalist and art photographer, Sherer has captured life on five farms Appleton Farm in Ipswich; Arrowhead Farm, Newburyport; Barker Farm, North Andover; Luther Belden Farm, North Hatfield; and Scott Farm, Hawley that have remained in the same families for more than 200, and sometimes as long as 300, years. He revisited all five farms in 2004 and took new photographs for the exhibit. Four of the farms are still owned by the original families, and Appleton Farm has been deeded over to a conservation group.
Sherer's large-format, black-and-white photographs show family members as they go about their daily labors. They are planting crops, feeding animals, applying new technologies to ancient tasks, and coping with the uncertainties of weather and the economy. Gery's narrative chronicles how the farms began, what has sustained them through the generations, and how the families feel about their past, present and future. The result is a fascinating portrait that moves beyond traditional stereotypes to reveal the realities of family farm life in our increasingly urbanized state.
For more information about "Founding Farms," call Margaret Swan, director of MCC's Henderson Hall Gallery, at 1-781-280-3803 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to save the local farm
Farmers, local officials, and related organizations who care about preserving agriculture in Middlesex County are invited to come hear from other farmers how they have organized Agricultural Commissions in their own hometowns, and why they think Commissions are helpful to the agricultural community. Doug Gillespie, Commissioner of MDAR, will speak on March 31, at the Concord Natural Resources Office in the Department of Planning and Land Management Building at 141 Keyes Road off Main Street. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room. If you cannot attend but want to learn more, contact Mary Greendale at 1-508-429-2813 or email@example.com.
Blood drive at St. Irene Church tomorrow
The uncertainty of the times in which we live requires a new commitment to maintain a five to 10-day community blood supply. That is why the Carlisle community, the Carlisle Knights of Columbus and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is available when needed. Donate blood on Saturday, March 26 at St. Irene Church, 181 East Street, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
It only takes about an hour of time — and one small pinch — to become a hero to someone in need. Giving the "Gift of Life" is one way to help those in need. Anyone 17 years of age or older, weighing 110 pounds or more and feeling in good health, may be eligible to donate blood. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) with any questions about donating blood, or visit our web site at: www.newenglandblood.org.
Assistance available from Aid to Elderly and Disabled Fund
The Senior Tax Advisory Committee (STAC) announces that financial assistance is available to seniors. Applications will be accepted for the Aid to Elderly and Disabled Voluntary Taxation Fund through the end of March. The intent of this fund is to assist those in need.
Application forms are available at the Council on Aging office in Town Hall or by calling 1-978-371-2895.
Eligible recipients include: 1.Those who have not applied for Clause 18 relief or other tax relief in the current or past year. 2. A resident of Carlisle who is a property owner in Carlisle and is 65 years or older at the time the application is filed. 3. A resident of Carlisle who is a property owner in Carlisle who meets the criteria for the definition of disabled as it is applied to eligibility for tax relief under clauses 41A/41C/17/18/22/37. 4. Combined household income must not exceed 200% of the poverty level, and total assets not to exceed $50,000 excluding the Carlisle residence.
All applications and other information submitted to the Committee will be kept confidential. Any applicant may request a hearing.
Open-burning season has new permit regulations
The fire department has instituted a new procedure for the issuance of open burning permits.
Home owners wishing to obtain an open burning permit for the 2005 season (January 15 - April 30) will need to go to the communications center in the police station located at 41 Lowell Street to register. This will only need to be done once and there will be no fee. The home owners will receive a copy of the "Open Burning Permit Rules & Regulations" and a "Home owner Registration Form," and a home owner registration number is assigned. All rules regarding open burning still apply. Once the home owner has a registration number, a call to the fire department (1-978-369-1442 ) on the day of desired burning is all that needs to be done to obtain a permit. Home owners must keep the registration that is issued containing the rules and number. Registration numbers are assigned to the home owner for as long as they reside at the same address. In order to obtain a permit to burn the home owner must be registered.
Questions? Call the Fire Prevention office and leave a message at 1-978-287-0072.
Spring tennis starts the week of May 10 for adults and youth. Sign up early. Instructors are from The Next Champions in Concord.
Space is still available for spring adult classes: CPR and first-aid strength training, watercolor, pottery, Pilates, Tai Chi, and evening yoga.
Youth classes include: school early-release-day classes on April 12 (Hammond Castle) and May 10 (Mini Golf). Also karate, fencing, paint and draw, and Scrabble club.
The Summer Fun Program will be held this year in two-week sessions from July 5 to August 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended day options of 8:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. for all age groups. Sign up early as space is limited.
In addition to MLS Soccer the week of August 15 to19, look for new sports clinics this summer including lacrosse June 27 to July 1 and field hockey August 22 to 24.
The Carlisle Recreation spring and summer brochures have been mailed and are also available at the Recreation Office at Town Hall and at Gleason Library.
Notes from the Buzz
Attention parents of current fifth-grade students. The Fifth Grade Transition Meeting for Parents, will be held in the Corey Auditorium on June 13, at 7 p.m.
Family Math Games Nights. Families are invited for the school's first and hopefully annual Family Math Games Nights; K-4 on Thursday April 28 at 7 p.m., and grades 5-8 on Thursday May 5 at 7 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to play some of the Math Games used in the Everyday Math program. Meet in the Corey Auditorium for a short introduction and then proceed to the games. In order to figure out how much space or how many classrooms will be needed, please sign up by calling or e-mailing Joanne Graziano 1-978-369-6550 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1 with your name, number of attendees, which grades the students are in, and which night or nights you plan to participate.
Seventh Grade Play News
The costume committee is looking for a number of items to help with the play, Grease, set in the 1950s. To donate or loan any of the following items contact Kathleen Marsh at 1-978-287-5664 or e-mail TAOMAX@aol.com:
black leather jackets, 50s style prom dresses, flashy suit jackets, blue or tan work pants and shirt, poodle or full circle skirts, flashy men's dress shirts, cummerbunds, argyle sweater vest, saddle shoes, tuxes, two police uniforms, two boxy-like gym suits, fuzzy cardigan sweaters, straight slim fitting skirts, werewolf hands.
Baseball and Softball Tryouts.
Tryouts for Carlisle Middle School Baseball and Softball Teams will take place during the week of March 28 to April 1. Baseball tryouts will be on Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Corey Gym or Spalding Field, depending on field conditions. Softball tryouts will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31, at the same time and location. Students in grades 6-8 may try out. Youngsters making the teams will play a schedule that includes practices and games four days per week,
Monday through Thursday, from April 4 to June 2.
Evening Parent Workshop.
Come to the school library on Tuesday, April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. for the second in a series of new parent workshops. "Friendship" is being piloted at the Carlisle Public Schools as a result of a collaborative grant between Open Circle at Wellesley College and Families First of Cambridge. Marilyn Buckler, former Carlisle School Psychologist will offer this new parent workshop. The mission of both Open Circle and Families First is to support families in raising happy, productive children. "Friendship" will explore the most current information about children's friendships and social needs and how parents can best be supportive when concerns and challenging situations inevitably arise. Participants will learn specific ideas and activities to immediately implement at home. Call Marilyn Buckler at 781-259-8886 or e-mail: email@example.com to reserve a space as group size will be limited. Participants will receive confirmation of their reservation during March.
NotifyQuick system. The NotifyQuick system will not be used to inform parents of snow days or delays, but will be reserved for during-the-school-day school closings or emergencies. Remember to check radio and television announcements of school closings on snowy days. Announcements are made on: WHDH Channel 7 (television) and WFXT (television), WBZ Channel 4/10:30 A.M. (television and radio), WBUR 90.9 (radio). Check more than one station/channel, as the volume of incoming calls may preclude Carlisle's posting from getting in to some outlets.
Upcoming events at Gleason Public Library
April 6, 3:30 p.m. Sing Along for ages 0-4 with Liz Buchanan.
April 12, 7:30 p.m. Secrets Revealed: Carlisle Images of America book talk, members of the Arcadia Book Committee. Presented by the Carlisle Historical Society.
April 21, 7 p.m. Karen Larsen, Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey through North America.
April 23, 11 a.m. Pinocchio with the Hampstead Players for ages K and up, Union Hall.
April 26, 6:45 p.m. Gloria Wald, How Can You Solve that Problem? Positive discipline, self-esteem, and behavior guidance with children. Presented as part of the Babies and Books, Early Childhood Grant program.
April 28, 7 p.m. Lecture and slide show presentation on a geologic look at Carlisle, past and present with Anthony N. Mariano, Ph.D. Sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society.
May 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Pediatric Dentistry for Ages Birth through Five, a free seminar presented by Peter Geller, D.D.S. Jointly sponsored by First Connections and the Gleason Public Library Babies and Books program. Call 978-287-0221 to register.
May 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Friends of the Gleason Public Library book group will discuss, The Amateur Marriage, by Anne Tyler. The book group is open to the community and everyone is welcome.
All the above events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise
noted, they will be held in the Hollis Room, Gleason Public Library.
High tech open house at Minuteman Regional High School on March 30
Minuteman Regional High School will hold a special Open House event for 8th and 9th grade students and parents on Wednesday, March 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Minuteman Regional High School houses a total of 23 different science and technical training programs, nine of which are geared for students most interested in Math and Science careers. These nine career majors are Biotechnology, Computer Programming, Drafting & Design Technology, Electromechanical Engineering/Robotics, Environmental Technology & Ocean Science, Graphic Arts, Office Technology, Pre-Engineering and Telecommunications. On top of these career majors a full complement of traditional academic courses and electives as well as more than twenty student clubs and extracurricular activities and team athletics are available.
The March 30 Open House will specifically address these nine career majors with an orientation and program overview, tours of the high-tech labs, discussions with teachers and counselors and Q&A sessions regarding admissions. The application deadline for September 2005 enrollment is fast approaching so interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Eighth- and ninth-graders and parents are encouraged to visit Minuteman Regional High School and see the academic and science and technology opportunities available here at your local regional technical high school. Questions may also be directed to the Minuteman Admissions Committee at 1-781-861-6500 x289, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the school web site at www.minuteman.org.
Come hear results of youth risk behavior survey
The public is invited to a presentation describing the results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Speakers include Concord/Carlisle High School Principal Arthur Dulong, Kathy Bowen, the K-12 Health Education Coordinator/Director, Arthur Unobskey, principal of the Concord Middle School, and Barbara Howland. The talk will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium.
The survey was given last March to students in several area towns. Concord students in grades 6 and 8 and CCHS students participated. Survey questions covered topics such as sexual activity, smoking, drinking, illegal drug use, violence, self-injury and attempted suicide. Positive youth development will also be discussed. For more details on the survey, see the article "Youth Risk behavior survey reveals alarming statistics" by Ginny Lamere on page 9 of the February 4 Mosquito.
Community preservation workshop on March 31
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC), and two other adjoining MAPC subregions are sponsoring a special workshop on "The Community Preservation Act (CPA): Five Years' Experience." The intent is for local CPA leaders to share information, ideas, and success stories and to inspire other communities to join the CPA bandwagon. CPA is a tool communities may adopt to meet open space, affordable housing, and historic preservation needs using a combination of a local property tax surcharge and state matching funds.
Town officials will showcase how they designed successful campaigns. Speakers will include leaders from Sudbury, Ashland, Bedford, Acton, Wayland, Norfolk, Hopkinton, and more. To accommodate communities all along the I-495 corridor, the workshop will be held at Framingham Town Hall, 150 Concord Street, on March 31 at 7 p.m. (snow date: April 7). The meeting is open, and the public is welcome to attend. To register, call Margaret Sleeper at 1-508-907-6740 or e-mail email@example.com.
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