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Friday, April 15, 2005

Concord Players present Memory of Water

The Concord Players, 51 Walden Street in Concord Center, will present Memory of Water, directed by Fred Robbins. Show dates are April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. The theatre is handicapped accessible. For more information or to order tickets call 1-978-369-2990 or go to www.


COA lunch on April 21

Come join the COA on Thursday, April 21 at 11:45 a.m. in the Sleeper Room for lunch, followed by a slide show about the November 2005 Wonders of the Rhine and Mosell Rivers Trip to Germany and Prague. The catered lunch includes mixed green salad, stuffed boneless chicken breast with supreme sauce, roasted red bliss potatoes with rosemary, assorted vegetables, rolls, cake and coffee. The slide show, presented by William Stare of Premier World Tours, will include views of Frankfurt, Rudesheim, Bernkastel, Bamberg, Heidelburg, Miltenberg and Zell. Call 1-978-371-2895 for reservations so the COA can provide a head count to the caterer. A $2 donation for lunch is suggested. This promises to be an extra-special lunch and program.

Explore vernal pools with the Trails Committee

The Carlisle Trails Committee and the Conservation Commission will host a public vernal pool walk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. Chris Kavalauskas, former Conservation Commission chairman and wildlife ecologist will lead the exploration of vernal pools and pond life on the Conant land. This is a great family activity. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather and bring small containers and magnifiers to view some of the smaller examples of vernal pool life. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot. Refreshments will be served after the walk. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Brownriggs will lead woodcock walk April 23

Celebrate spring with a trip to Foss Farm on Saturday April 23 to observe American woodcocks on their breeding grounds. The males perform spectacular flight displays, circling up hundreds of feet before descending. The displays are believed to be a means of marking territories and attracting females. Males can be located by listening for their distinctive "peent" calls. Foss Farm is one of the few publicly accessible places in Carlisle where people can see and hear these fascinating birds.

D'Ann and Tom Brownrigg, Carlisle residents and birders, will lead the walk. Meet at the Foss Farm parking lot at 7:30 p.m.; the flight displays start shortly after dusk. Bring binoculars if available. In the event of rain, the walk will be April 24, at the same time.

For more information, contact the Brownriggs at 1-978-369-5609 or

Pinocchio comes to town

The Gleason Public Library announces the staging of Pinocchio, a play being put on at Union Hall on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m. Come and enjoy the ever-popular Hampstead Players as they bring Pinocchio, Gepetto and others to life on the stage and in your child's imagination.

Pinocchio is a timeless story that every child should know and experience. The wooden puppet is carved by the lonely Gepetto, who longs for a real son. It comes to life and experiences many adventures. Pinocchio runs away from school, falls into bad company, only to find that in the end to be human is to care for other people.

This program is suitable for children in grades K and up. The project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council, a local agency, in turn supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information call the Library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the Children's department.

Author Karen Larsen to speak at Gleason

Karen Larsen, author of Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Journey Through North America (Hyperion Books; 2004) will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Hollis Room at Gleason Library. Her book follows Larsen as she travels by motorcycle through the fields of the Heartland, across the deserts of the Southwest, over the Canadian Rockies, and down Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. It was a journey that opened enormous vistas of glittering and storm-lashed landscapes and brought the diversity of the American and Canadian peoples into focus.

Karen Larsen grew up in Carlisle. She received her master's degree in public administration from Princeton University. This event is free and open to the public.

Carlisle Parents Connection to host spring egg hunt

Small children up to five years are invited to bring their baskets and join the Carlisle Parents Connection on Saturday, April 30 for the annual Spring Egg Hunt. Children will participate in the hunt (with prizes) and can decorate a flower pot for Mother's Day. There will be face painting and refreshments will be served. The cost of the event is $5 per family or $25 per year for all events and to join the CPC. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Diment Park. For more information, please contact Ali Walsh at 1-978-287-9593.

Earth Day Speaker at the FRS

World-renowned MIT Professor Jeffrey Steinfeld will give a special Earth Day talk entitled "Is there a Pathway to a Sustainable Climate and Energy Future?" at the First Religious Society (FRS) Unitarian Universalist service on Sunday, April 24, at 10:30 am. Dr. Steinfeld, the Education Program Director at the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, has specialized in pollution prevention, environmental research and education, and high-sensitivity monitoring techniques. The public is urged to attend this thought-provoking event.

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 owners 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.

Library offers tech tips

The Gleason Public Library is accepting sign-ups for Basic Computer Instruction workshops covering introduction to the use of the computer equipment and computer terminology, basic Internet use, and use of the library web site and catalog. Workshops will be held April to June. All computer workshops are free and will be held at the library. Registrations are required. Drop by or call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898.

Tour season begins at The Old Manse

Friday, April 15 starts off the 65th tour season of The Old Manse, at 269 Monument Street in Concord. Since 1940, The Trustees of Reservations, who own the Manse property, have been leading people through this home of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Built in 1770, adjacent to the North Bridge, The Old Manse has witnessed and hosted many of America's famous events and people.

In addition to regular house tours, The Old Manse offers a number of special events throughout the season. On Monday, April 18, come celebrate the original Patriots of New England! Purchase refreshments at the Manse's early morning sutler's tent next to the Patriots Day parade route, and enjoy 18th century-themed tours of the house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tour by 4:30 p.m.).

In The Old Manse's museum shop on April 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., best-selling historian John Phillips will sign copies of his book, George Washington's Rules of Civility. Drawing on the original George Washington notebooks from the Library of Congress, Professor Phillips examines the "Rules of Civility" over a period of 450 years, placing George Washington and colonial America within their historical contexts.

On the evening of Patriots Day, a backdrop of 600 luminaries will set the stage for the fourth Annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony. This free program of patriotic music and remembrance will be held by the North Bridge from 7 to 9 p.m. Participants should bring their flashlights and voices.

The following morning, Tuesday, April 19, brings the 201-year-old Concord Independent Battery to The Old Manse's property. The Concord Battery, the oldest horse-drawn artillery unit in America, will hold its traditional cannon salute at 6 a.m. in honor of the events that started the American Revolution.

Check for continual event updates. Beginning May 1, visit our new exhibit, called "The Last Generation," which examines the legacy of the final family members to live at the Manse, who sold the house and its contents to The Trustees of Reservations in the winter of 1939.

Guided tour rates are $8/adult, $7/senior/student, $5/child. To celebrate our 65th tour season, residents of Concord, Carlisle, and Lincoln who present valid I.D. will receive FREE admission in April and May (excludes special events).

Nashoba Players offer old-time melodrama

The Saloonkeeper's Daughter, a raucous night of laughter, hissing and booing, "ooh's" and "aahs," all set to 19 delightfully original musical numbers, will be presented by the Nashoba Players on April 29, 30, May 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. at the Westford Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street in Westford.

For tickets, call 1-978-392-8555 or visit All tickets are cabaret-style seating at $18, or $15 for children, students, or seniors. The cast includes Chuck Holleman of Carlisle.

Middlesex A World of Music series presents Sharing A New Song Chorus

A World of Music, Middlesex Community College's spring concert series, continues with a choral performance by Sharing a New Song Chorus (SANS), to be held at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29 in MCC's Concert Hall on the Bedford campus. Free and open to the public, the program will include gospel, South African, French and Broadway choral selections. SANS will be joined by the MCC Chorus for one selection, and the MCC Chorus will also sing a few pieces alone.

Sharing a New Song is an Arlington-based community chorus founded in 1983 to promote closer relationships between peoples of different countries and cultures initially for sharing with

choruses in the former Soviet Union. Its diverse membership is drawn from the greater-Boston area and includes teachers, engineers, psychologists, students, professional musicians and retired seniors. The chorus has performed in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Siberia, Armenia, Estonia, Latvia, China, South Africa, Cuba and the United States.

For more information about MCC's A World of Music concert series and directions to campus, visit or contact the series director Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, at or 1-781-280-3923.

CC Community Swim & Health Center fundraising with raffle and challenge grant

It is almost convertible weather — time to take a chance to win a 2005 red MINI Cooper Convertible to benefit the Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center. The Center, set to open in December, is being designed and built with private donations by the non-profit group, C. C. Pools, Inc. It will be available to everyone in the towns of Concord and Carlisle, as well as town employees and their families with reasonable membership and program fees. The Center, currently under construction, will be located across the main driveway from CCHS on the high school campus. The MINI Cooper OPEN was donated by Concord residents, Liz and Warren Waugh of the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group.

C.C. Pools, Inc. has received a $500,000 challenge grant. "We are grateful for everyone's efforts, and we are closer to our goal. But we still need your help," said Tim Atkins, Executive Director, C. C. Pools, Inc. "Every gift counts, and is tax deductible."

To learn more visit the secure web site, or call the C.C. Pools office at 1-978-371-4936.

Learn about the costs of long-term care

Nursing home costs are high and still rising. Boston Partners and the Adamsky Law Offices will lead a workshop on long-term care, life and estate planning on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Saint Irene Church Hall. Topics to be covered include: misconceptions about long-term care, funding options, types and levels of care available, and what services Medicare will provide.

Country Garden Tour

The Carlisle Garden Club's Country Garden Tour will be held on Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's tour takes on a bicentennial theme as Carlisle celebrates 200 years of town history. Both historic and new landscapes will be showcased, illustrating gardening trends over the years. Boston Magazine calls it, "One of the biggest events in this town," so do not miss it. For more information call 1-978-371-2674 or visit on-line at

A geologic look at Carlisle — past and present

Do you tend to notice the rocks underfoot on your hikes through Carlisle's woods and trails? Do you wonder about their ages and origins?

On Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Library exploration geologist and Carlisle resident Anthony N. Mariano, Ph.D., will speak on Carlisle geology from a state, regional and local perspective. Mariano's talk will include a slide show illustrating glaciers and geomorphology, as well as information about Carlisle's copper mine of the 1840s. This presentation is open to the community.

Just arrived at Gleason Library

When the travel bug hits or home projects keep you local, swing on by the Gleason Public Library for a book, video or CD-Rom to help plan, relax, and expand the mind.

Recently arrived books include:

The Botanist and the Vintner, by Chris Campbell; Interior Materials and Surfaces, by Helen Bowers; Mountain Peril: A White Mountains Mystery, by Tom Eslick; Teaching English Abroad, by Susan Griffith; Year of Pleasures, by Elizabeth Berg; Arts and Crafts, by Judith Miller; Buying a House on the Mediterranean, by Victoria Pybus; Dental Floss for the Mind, by Michel Noir; Gap Years for Grownups, by Susan Griffith; One Soldier's Story, A Memoir, by Bob Dole; Lonely Planet travel books for Spain and Portugal.

And many more. Find them online at or call 1-978-369-4898.

Free newsletter for parents of tots

First Connections produces a newsletter for parents of children under 4, three times per year, and our spring issue has just come out. It lists upcoming seminars, playgroups, moms' groups, community activities, parent-child activities, and information relevant to raising young children — most of which is free. The newsletter will be mailed free of charge to residents in the 11 towns we serve through our Mass. Dept. of Education grant, including Carlisle. To be added to the mailing list, please send your name, address, telephone number and birth month/ year of your children to, fax to 1-978-371-1463 or call 1-978-287-0221. Messages may be left at extension 1.

Minuteman Regional Summer School 2005

Registration is now being accepted for Summer School at Minuteman Regional High School. Summer School will run from July 5 to July 29, offering low-cost morning and afternoon programs for young people and adults in academics, computers, practical skills, the arts and athletics. Minuteman's Summer School will also be offering an all-day computer experience for girls and boys 9 to 14 in 2 two-week sessions, July 5 to 15 and July 18 to July 29.

Courses this year include Creative Writing I and II, Introduction to Journalism, Journalism, Musical Theatre Workshop, Reading and Writing for Enrichment, Introduction to Architectural Drawing, Introduction to Technical Drawing, Language Arts Writing Worshop, DNA Detectives, Engineers' Workshop, Softball, Boys' Lacrosse, Daytime Playtime, Guitar Summer Workshop, Quickbooks, Magic and more.

The Minuteman Regional High School Summer Program also offers a full program of academics, including English, Accelerated Reading, Fundamentals of Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus AB, Applied Physics, Math SAT Preparation, American History, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, English, Spanish I, Spanish II, Math for Enrichment, Verbal SAT Preparation, a Study Skills course and an English as a Second Language (ESL) course.

Practical skills courses include Babysitting, Auto Mechanics, Keyboarding, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Outdoor Adventure, Cooking for Kids, and Swimming will also be offered.

People may enroll for Summer School and the Computer Experience at the Minuteman's Summer School Office by phone at 1-781-861-7150 or 1-781-861-7151, by FAX at 1-781-861-7250,

by mail or in person. For more information, visit the website at Minuteman Regional High School is in Lexington at the intersection of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue, just west of Route 128 on the MBTA bus line.

WIQH Radio schedule April 14 - April 22

WIQH, 88.3 FM, is the student-run radio station at the Concord Carlisle High School. WIQH is normally on the air from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Hours may vary slightly for special programs with details available in the following schedule and online at

88.3 FM is happy to publicize non-profit organization's events and community services. You can mail public service announcements to WIQH, 500 Walden Street, Concord. E-mail information to, fax information to WIQH at 1-978-318-1435 or call 1-978-369-2440.

Friday, April 15

1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Ross Wagner

2:15 to 4:00 p.m., Melissa Andrews

4:00 to 5:00 p.m., "The Happy Hour" with Justin Sudama and Kurt Gilbert

5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Campbell Payne and Brian Casey

6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Justin Negrin and Jason Fidler

7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Joyce Corrao-Clanon and Doug Packard

8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Greg Proulx

9:00 to 10:00 p.m., Jeff Penfield

Saturday, April 16

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Chris Dreher

2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Chris Hentchel and Scott Williams

3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Dan Babai

4:00 to 5:00 p.m., "Off Topic" with Tom Phillips

5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Mike Jamison

6:00 to 7:00 p.m., "The Jungle" with Ben McGinn and Mike Flaherty

7:00 to 8:00 p.m., "Gattigast" with Jon Pendergast and Benjamin Gatti

8:00 to 10:00 p.m., Matt Elliott and Teagan Lewis

April 17 Through April 24

WIQH will be off the air during the public school vacation week.

BOH offers local Food Protection Manager Certification class

The Carlisle Board of Health plans to offer a Food Protection Manager Certification course. The cost is $125 including the examination. There will be an additional $40 charge if the student wants a copy of the textbook. The course will meet two mornings in May at the Town Hall. Following completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the Food Protection Manager Certification Examination. The Certification is valid for five years.

The Board strongly recommends that all local non-profit organizations involved in food service to the public take advantage this training opportunity. Topics to be covered will include safe food handling practices, purchasing, storing and preparing of food products, maintenance of facility, and regulatory requirements. To register, call the Board of Health office at 1-978-369-0283.

Finance Committee needs volunteers

The Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee are seeking qualified applicants to fill two vacancies on the Finance Committee (FinCom). The FinCom is responsible for making recommendations to the town on all fiscal questions. A background in finance is encouraged, but not required.

If you would like to become involved in town government as a member of the FinCom, send a letter of interest and a brief resume to the office of the Board of Selectmen.

Travel with the COA

The Carlisle Council on Aging is sponsoring a day trip to Captain Jack's Lobsterbake and Foxwoods Resort Casino on May 25, at a cost of $49.

Emerson Hospital joins statewide Patients First initiative

Emerson Hospital announced that it has joined a major statewide initiative to enhance patient care. The new program, known as "Patients First," is sponsored by the Massachusetts Hospital Association in partnership with the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives. To date, more than 60 hospitals across the state have joined this groundbreaking effort to promote patient safety and quality-of-care efforts.

Linda Wells, Emerson Hospital vice president of nursing, said, "The 'Patients First' effort will build on the practices and policies we already have in place at Emerson Hospital. Patient safety and quality of care are the number one priorities at Emerson. We applaud the Massachusetts Hospital Association for intensifying the effort to care for and protect patients."

The "Patients First" program also includes proposals to increase the number of nurses in Massachusetts and promotes a safe and supportive work environment for all caregivers. Hospitals who voluntarily join the program agree on goals such as regularly discussing patient safety at hospital trustee meetings and submitting their nurse staffing plans to state public health officials yearly.

Tsongas Industrial History Center offers summer day camp

Week-long summer day camp sessions are being offered by the Tsongas Industrial History Center, a hands-on education partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Lowell National Historical Park located at the Boott Cotton Mill Museum in Lowell. Each camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer camp programs are designed and staffed by professional educators from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Lowell National Historical Park with a ratio of one staff member for each eight to ten children. Snacks and t-shirts are provided; children bring a brown bag lunch. The cost per child for each week of camp is $155; sibling discount, $140. For more information, call 1-978-970-5000 or check out

Area farms on parade

This year's Musketaquid Earth Day Parade on April 30 will feature the presence of several of Concord's farms, helping to tell the story of the relationship between humans and nature in our town. All area farms are invited to participate. If you'd like to make a banner to carry in the parade, or just find out more, call the Musketaquid office at 1-978-371-0820.

Emerson Hospital offers AARP safe driving program

The AARP Safe Driving Program will be offered at Emerson Hospital in Concord on Tuesday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 10 (2-day, eight-hour course). Presented by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and sponsored by Emerson Hospital, the classroom refresher course focuses on compensating for physiological changes that can affect the perceptual skills of drivers over 55 years of age.

The course, taught by Dr. Harold D. Homefield, a trained volunteer instructor, covers many facets of driving such as traffic interaction, vehicle safety, adverse driving conditions and rules of the road. The AARP Safe Driving Program, begun in 1978, is the first and only driver education course designed specifically to help the older driver compensate for normal age-related physiological problems such as slower reaction time, vision and hearing deficiencies.

The two-part, eight-hour course will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a noon lunch break both days. The cost of the course is $10.00 to cover supplies. Lunch will be provided at no charge each day. The AARP Safe Driving Program is limited to 30 people, and registration is required. For more information or to make a reservation for this special program, call Jan Quinty at Emerson Hospital, 1-978-287-3085.

Emerson Hospital hosts cancer awareness day

Doctors, nurses and staff from Emerson Hospital will host community members on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the 11th annual Cancer Awareness Day at Emerson's Bethke Cancer Center.

The purpose of Cancer Awareness Day is to call attention to the importance of education and early detection. Hundreds of people are expected to partake in a variety of free health screenings, including a blood test for colon-rectal cancer, respiratory screenings, diabetes screenings, blood pressure exams, oral cancer screenings, skin cancer screenings, a cholesterol test (12 hour fasting is required — no food or drink except water) and, for men, a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. Registration is required for the cholesterol and PSA screenings and the skin cancer screening.

In addition, there will be a Health Information Café with materials on exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation, lung and skin health. Representatives from Hospice, the Pediatric Intervention Team, Mammography, and Radiation Oncology will also provide information, along with other services available at Emerson. Several physicians will be present to answer questions and to assist with the health screenings.

"Cancer Awareness Day is an opportunity for us to give back to our community," said Emerson Interim President and CEO C. Gregory Martin, MD. "Emerson offers a comprehensive approach to cancer care, including prevention, screenings, early detection, and customized treatment options. Our collaborative programs with Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare and Massachusetts General Hospital make it possible for us to provide first-class care in a community setting."

To register or for more information, please call Lori Noonan at 1-978-287-3237 or visit the Emerson web site at

Win the trip of a lifetime and support the Acton Barn

The Voyage of the Odyssey, a multi-year round-the-world whale research expedition run by Lincoln-based Ocean Alliance, has offered an exclusive opportunity for two people to join world-class scientists and educators for a six-day/seven-night adventure, airfare included (continental USA only), aboard the 93-foot research vessel Odyssey. Raffle tickets for this exclusive trip are available for $100 per ticket. The winner and a guest will join the Odyssey and crew in the Caribbean, Bermuda or the Sea of Cortez to witness first-hand the day-to-day operation of a world-renowned whale research expedition, and will help welcome home the crew after their five-year circumnavigation.

Ocean Alliance, which is led by Dr. Roger Payne, and Acton resident, Iain Kerr, has generously offered to donate $50 of your $100 ticket to the Acton Barn Cooperative Nursery School, in an effort to raise money to secure the future of the Barn.

To purchase your ticket, send a check for $100 made out to the Ocean Alliance, at 191 Weston Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts 01773 with "Acton Barn" in the memo section. Tickets can also be purchased by credit card by calling 1-800 84-WHALE, but you must mention the Acton Barn for the school to receive credit. The drawing is May 9. For complete rules and regulations of the drawing go to For questions, contact Patrick Woods at 781-259-0423, ext. 11.

Carlisle Bicentennial Bridge — final events

This May, the Carlisle Bicentennial Committee will conduct the final two Contract Bridge Championships: a Duplicate Pairs event and a Team-of-Four tournament. To be eligible for the Championship awards, 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.

The Duplicate Pairs event, using Match Point scoring, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, at the Carlisle School cafeteria on Church Street. At 6:30 p.m., a prominent teacher and tournament bridge player will give a lesson. Individuals without partners are invited to participate, with partnerships arranged by the director.

The Team-of-Four Knockout Tournament, using IMP scoring, will be held starting in early May.To reserve a spot, enter by May 2.

For further information, call Roy Green at 1-978-318-0904 or send e-mail to royggreen Entry fees are $5 per player per event, payable on the day of

the competition.

Recycle household goods on Pass It Forward Day

On May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Household Recycling Committee will sponsor Carlisle's third Pass It Forward Day. Representatives from various charities will be at the transfer station to collect donated items from residents.

Needed items include furniture, cooking utensils, clothing for adults (no shoes), cell phones with chargers, blankets, strollers, high chairs, and car seats. This list of needed items will grow over the next few weeks as more charities join us. Be on the lookout for more information in the Mosquito and in flyers around town.

Are you a first-time mother under age 21?

Healthy Families is a free and confidential program providing intensive home-visiting support to first-time mothers under age 21. Services are provided from pregnancy through your child's third birthday, and include assistance with a wide range of issues relating to parenting at a young age. You can join at any point before your child's first birthday. If you are, or know of, a young parent who could benefit from a Home Visitor, call Andrea at 1-978-369-0615 or Sue at 1-978-287-0221 in the Healthy Families Office in Concord.

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