Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce is again offering three $1000 scholarships this year to deserving students entering a college or trade school for the 2012-13 school year.  Students must be a resident of a Cranberry Country community of Middleborough, Lakeville, Rochester, Wareham, Carver, Halifax, Plympton, Raynham or Bridgewater. Applications are available in the Chamber Office and are due by April 13.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

All Are Welcome Community Kitchen & Bakery

Now Open!
Please join us for a community meal.

Breakfast served weekly on Saturday from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
60 Union Street, Middleboro, MA

Weekly menu will feature:
  • Eggs your way
  • Fresh fruit
  • Scratch made breads and muffins
  • Weekly Specials!
Everyone is invited to come for a meal regardless of ability to pay! 

For more information about meals, community kitchens and All are Welcome, please visit their website at

This program is sponsored by the Church of Our Savior, Episcopal, Middleboro, MA 02346.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Teen Hunger Games Challenge

Teens in grades 6 and up are invited to participate in the Middleboro Public Library "Hunger Games Challenge." As tributes, you will form teams to compete in challenges that test your physical and intellectual prowess, as well as show off your Capitol style. We'll have food inspired by the book and prizes in honor of the upcoming movie release.

When and Where:

Thursday, April 5th from 4 PM to 6:30 PM
Town Hall Auditorium
REGISTRATION EVENT - Teens must register by calling the library or signing up at the library itself. Space is limited.

Training sessions include:

Archery prowess

Knot-tying skills
Poisonous plant knowledge
Creating muttations and mockingjay pins

Tribute Parade

Teams will select one member to dress up in the Tribute Parade. As stylists for the Capitol, tributes will use assorted materials to accessorize their Tribute in either the fabulous style of the Capitol or for survival in the ferocious Arena. The best-dressed Tributes team will claim more points towards winning the challenge.

Cornucopia Race and Elimination Round

Teams will compete in a relay race to grab survival items from the cornucopia. Tributes must be careful to choose items that will be most valuable for survival, as each item is worth points based on its usefulness in the Arena. The top two teams after the race will go head-to-head in the "Tracker Jacker Elimination Round." The team tagged with the least number of tracker jacker stings will be the winners of the Hunger Games. But they might not be the only ones heading home with a prize... All participants will have their names entered in the "Reaping Raffle." At the end of the program, Effie Trinket will pick two victors from the Tribute pool as lucky winners of The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion and the movie poster. Participants must be present to win raffle prizes.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Starry Night at Soule Homestead

Saturday, March 24 – “A Starry Night” Star Gazing Presentation – 7:00 to 8:30pm

Longtime amateur astronomer Barry DeCristofano and his wife Carolyn, offer this family-fun activity to help you make sense out of the star patterns that light up the night! Make your own constellation map to take home. Explore the Zodiac and the motion of the Sun, Moon, and planets through our sky. Learn some lore and get a chance to ask your burning questions about astronomy. Weather permitting, we’ll go outside and observe through Barry’s telescope. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to glimpse Venus, Jupiter, Mars and a tiny sliver of the young Moon. Presentation fee: $5 members / $7 non-members.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Volunteer Message from Soule Homestead

The Soule Homestead Education Center is looking for volunteers. As an education non-profit they rely on volunteers of all ages! They have volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

Animal Care
Children's Programs
Arts and Crafts
Special Events
Building Maintenance
Yard Work
Grant Writing
Board of Director Member

Please forward to the following information:

Your name, the best way to reach you, area of interest, availability-weekly, monthly or occasionally, day/time/hours.

Information can be sent to Frank Albani, Director either via email at or by phone at: 508-947-6744

Friday, March 9, 2012

Middleboro Methodist Women to host Souper Supper

More than a dozen kinds of soup accompanied by bread and followed by an assortment of pies will warm stomachs and hearts at the Central United Methodist Church this Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The United Methodist Women invite the public to this supper for $7 per adult and $4 per child under 12 years old. Profits will help fund missions both local and worldwide.

 The Central United Methodist Church is located at 14 School Street in Middleborough.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Scholarship Foundation to present St. Patrick's Day Comedy Show

On Saturday, March 17 the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Foundation Inc. will present a St. Patrick's Day comedy show starring headliner James Dorsey at The Alley Theatre located at 133 Center St. in downtown Middleboro.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Irish Night - Back by Popular Demand!

The shamrocks will be rockin' at the Middleborough Public Library in March. Mac and Hutch, a.k.a. the Two Old Friends, will return to the Library on Friday, March 23 at 7 PM. The audience will be treated to a few stories, a few laughs and some traditional Irish folk music. This concert, as all events held at the Library, is free and open to all.