Monday, February 27, 2012

Free Saturday Tax Talks at Your Library

Long-time tax preparers Michel Lemke and Renee Andrews, of H&R Block, will offer a free one-hour presentation this Saturday at the Middleborough Public Library. The session will be followed by a question and answer period. 

March 3 - 10 AM Retirement: tax issues for retired taxpayers and those planning for retirement.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pedals, Pipes, Black & White

First Unitarian Universalist Society
25 South Main St (Rte 105), Middleborough
Organ Fundraiser Concert
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012  3:00 PM
Phone 508-947-1935

Pedals, Pipes, Black & White
Natsumi Malloy on organ and piano
Music by Franz Liszt, Haley Willam, spirituals, improvisations,
and original compositions
Suggested donation $15  Refreshments will be served.

Public Workshop for Recodification of Middleborough's Zoning By-Law

The public is invited to attend a “Public Workshop for Recodification of Middleborough’s Zoning By-law as follows:

When: Wednesday February 29, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Selectmen’s Meeting Room, Middleborough Town Hall

Friday, February 24, 2012

Selectmen to Hear SHEC Proposal 2/27/12

The selectmen will review our proposal to rent the farm for another 10 years at their next meeting on Monday, February 27th, at 7pm at the Middleboro Town Hall.

I will give a short presentation and I would appreciate the support of all who can make the meeting.

Frank Albani, Director
Soule Homestead Education Center

NCC Youth Group Italian Dinner

The North Congregational Church of Middleboro youth group's Italian Dinner fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 3rd at 6:00 PM at the North Congregational Church of Middleboro (38 Plymouth Street, Middleboro, MA. 02346).

The cost per ticket is $15 dollars, and sponsors for tables are also welcome. The youth group will be serving both chicken and vegetarian piccata (depending on what the guest orders for their meal). There are 3 courses (salad, meal, dessert), all cooked at the church by the youth group, and all proceeds go to their annual mission trip.

In past years, the youth group has helped serve the homeless, volunteered with rehabilitation groups, and have helped prepared wet-shelters in Boston.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Middleborough Veterans Honor Guard Fundraiser

The Middleborough Veterans' Honor Guard is trying to raise money to buy uniforms and to cover their expenses. They will be holding a spaghetti supper at the Middleboro VFW starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. The requested donation for tickets is $10 and they can purchased at the bar in the Driftwood Lounge (downstairs in the VFW hall), from Bruce Wright at 508-828 8492, and from Paul Provencher at 508-946-2407.

The Honor Guard is made up of members of the local American Legion, VFW, DAV, and the Oak Point Veterans' Association. They are active within the community doing ceremonies around town. Often times they do the 21-gun salute with their rifles at these ceremonies and play a number of the appropriate songs on the bugle depending on what kind of ceremony it is. They also do a number of ritual ceremonies at services for local veterans. Often times they are called upon to do the ceremony at military burials around the area. Last year alone they performed over 40 ceremonies. This year they have already been called upon eight times for their services at the visiting hours and burials of local veterans.

To make a donation to the Honor Guard, make a check out to the Middleboro Veterans' Council and in the memo portion of the check mention that the donation is for the Honor Guard.
Checks for general donations to the Honor Guard or to purchase tickets via the mail for the supper can be mailed to the Middleboro VFW, Attn: Middleboro Honor Guard, 12 Station St., Middleboro, MA 02346.

Those mailing in for tickets to the VFW post are asked to enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope so the tickets can be mailed to them. Tickets can be ordered in advance until March 1 only.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Former Selectman Adam Bond to Run for State Represenative

Former Selectman Adam Bond has announced his candidacy for State Representative. To read more about his campaign, please visit his website by clicking here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Middleborough Democrats to Caucus

Registered Democrats in Middleboro will be holding a caucus at the Middleboro Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. to elect nine delegates and three alternates to the 2012 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. Anyone at least 18 years old and registered in Middleboro as a Democrat as of Dec. 31, 2011 is eligible to run for a delegate position and vote for delegates. The caucus itself is open to the public.

This year's convention will be held on Saturday, June 2 in Springfield at the Mass. Mutual Center. At that time, Democrats from across the state will gather to endorse statewide candidates.

Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to nomination in writing. All candidates may make a one minute statement and may distribute materials on their behalf. All ballots will be written, secret, and recorded by the caucus teller. Those not elected as delegate and/or alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth (35 and under), minority, and disabled.

Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 77 Summer Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 no later than ten days after the caucus date.

For more information, contact Chairman Tom McGuire at 508-947-7196 or the Democratic State Committee at 617-939-0800.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Middleboro Post 64 Baseball

 Middleboro Post 64 Legion baseball team is accepting registrations at for residents of Middleboro, Lakeville, Freetown and Rochester.  Any players from Middleboro High or Apponequet Regional are eligible.  Contact Ron Homgren at for more information.

The Middleboro Colts Cranberry League team is accepting registrations at the same website.  Any player 17 or older is eligible for the wooden bat league.  Contact Tony DeSilva at 508-971-0808 or


Friday, February 17, 2012

Middleboro Students to Take Polar Plunge

Support local students taking the Polar Plunge to raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry of Middleboro.

Fundraising plunge planned

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Absentee Ballots Now Available

Absentee ballots are now available at the Middleborough Town Clerk’s office located on the 1st floor of the Bank Building, 20 Centre Street for the upcoming Presidential Primary to be held on March 6, 2012.

Any voter who will be absent from the Town of Middleborough and unable to cast their vote in person on March 6, 2012 between the hours of 7:00 A.M. through 8:00 P.M., or who is unable to appear in person to cast their vote due to a physical disability, may vote by absentee ballot.

To vote by absentee ballot you may either come into the Middleborough Town Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8:45 A.M.-5:00 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays and vote over-the-counter, or you may apply for an absentee ballot by application or written communication evidencing desire to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. A direct relative of a person qualified to vote absentee may also file a form to request a ballot for a family member.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Monday, March 5, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Middleborough Town Clerk’s office at (508) 946-2415.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Local Author to Sign his Latest Title

Local historian Michael Maddigan will discuss and sign his newest title at the Library on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 pm. 

South Middleborough, a History is Mr. Maddigan's second book on Middleborough. A long-time member of both the Middleborough Historical Association and the Town's Historical Commission, Mr. Maddigan can often be found in the local history room at the Library researching his passion.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

‘Heart & Soule’ Valentine’s Fundraising Dance


‘Heart & Soule’ Valentine’s Fundraising Dance

With “Dale & The Duds”

At the Town Hall Grand Ballroom, 10 Nickerson Ave, Middleboro
Saturday, FEB 11th, from 7-11pm

Bring your sweetheart and join us for our annual fundraising dance.  “Dale & The Duds” will provide hours of old time rock & roll musical entertainment.  There will be raffles, refreshments, and a cash bar.  Casual Dress.  A limited number of tickets are available.  Tickets are $20 per person.  Purchase advance tickets at Soule Homestead and the following Middleboro businesses until February 8th:  Mack’s Music, Maria’s Cards & Gifts, and Mary Barry Massage.  Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.   For more information or to purchase tickets please call: 508-947-6744 or E-mail:

Advance Tickets are only available until February 8th

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Paramusia on February 4th

The Middleborough Public Library will play host to another Saturday night concert on February 4, 2012 when Paramusia brings their unique musical styling to the Library's Main Floor. "Our evening concerts have been a big hit," said Director Danielle Bowker. "I've heard this duo at several local events and I know our patrons will enjoy them."

Paramusia is a guitar/flute/vocal acoustic duo formed in 2009 by two experienced singer-musicians who each contribute their own flair and taste to create a unique musical experience that has something for everyone. From flute and guitar instrumentals to folk, folk rock, Celtic, ethnic, pop and oldies, Ann and Steve utilize their vocal harmonies and instruments to create a fun and entertaining performance that defies classification. Ann Cavanaugh of Middleboro and Steve Gabovitch of Sharon, MA have appeared at several area venues to the enjoyment of audiences of all kinds.

The concert is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.