Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Donations Sought for Council on Aging Food Pantry


The Town of Middleborough Health Department has organized a food drive to start collecting for the Council on Aging Food Pantry to ensure there are products there for the elderly in our community that need a helping hand.

While you are out there doing the family shopping or back to school shopping, try to pick up for our COA Pantry also. It would be greatly appreciated.

Collection boxes have been set up at the town hall and the town hall annex, 20 Center Street along with many other municipal buildings. Donations can also be dropped of at the Council On Aging, 558 Plymouth Street. The Health Department is also making ararngments to pick up  donations  by contacting the Health Department at 508-946-2408.  If you are coming to a meeting at town hall, feel free to bring in an item for the collection box. 

The Health Department is trying something different and will feature a weekly requested item. Check the web-site for the donation of the week.  

Item for Week 1: Sept 4-7   WHOLESOME CEREAL
Cheerios, Oatmeal, Kashi, Wheaties, etc.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mosquito Activity Alert


 
The Town of Middleborough is still at risk level

HIGH

Halifax is now at “CRITICAL” due to a report of an Alpaca with EEE this week.

This time of year is most critical for the number of EEE and WNV mosquitoes.

All outside events should be rescheduled to end before the increased mosquito risk time of dusk to dawn.

If you have to go outdoors during those hours, be sure to wear protective clothing with long sleeves and use

mosquito repellant with DEET.

The recent aerial spraying did reduce the risk some but did not eliminate the risk. The Middleborough Health Dept. continues to remind everyone to follow the standard precautionary measures listed below issued from the state Dept. of Public Health. We will continue to work with Plymouth County Mosquito Control to minimize the risk in the community and to notify everyone with updates.

The public can take simple and effective prevention steps to reduce the chance of infection.

1. Mosquito-Proof Your Home
Drain Standing Water - Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently. 

Install or Repair Screens-Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having well-fitting screens on both your windows and doors.

2. Avoid Mosquito Bites
Avoid Outdoor Activity During Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak mosquito biting times for many mosquitoes. Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing during evening and early morning -- or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.

Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. When possible, wear long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors.


*Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. A wide variety of insect repellent products is available. The most effective repellents contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), Picardin (KBR 3023) or Permethrin. Always follow the instructions on the product label. DEET can be used directly on skin and on clothing. Permethrin can be used on clothing but not directly on skin. Oil of lemon eucalyptus has also demonstrated efficacy against mosquito bites, with protection similar to repellents with low concentrations of DEET. DEET is considered safe when used according to the manufacturer’s directions. Products containing DEET should not be used on children less than 2 months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or lower for older children and adults.

3. Contacts
Mosquito Control Districts. Mosquito control in Massachusetts is conducted through nine mosquito control districts, with 159 member communities.

PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL number is: 781-585-5450, fax #: 781-582-1276
Middleborough Health Dept. 508-946-2408

Saturday, August 11, 2012

All You Can Eat Breakfast!


An all you can eat breakfast will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday, August 12th from 8:30 AM to Noon. The hall is located at 262 West Grove Street in Middleboro and breakfast will include pancakes, omelettes, eggs, bacon, sausage, donuts, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children under 12. 

Call Bob at 508-947-4320 for more information.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Middleboro Farmers' Market



The Middleboro Farmers' Market will take place on Saturday, August 11th from 9AM to 1PM at the Middleboro Town Hall lawn. The event takes place rain or shine. For more information, please call 508-586-8455.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blood Drive in Middleboro

 
Join the American Red Cross for a blood drive in Middleboro. 

Date: August 29, 2012
Time: 2PM to 7PM
Location: Golden Living Center Oak Hill (76 North Street, Middleboro)

All donors will receive a coupon for a free container of Sun Brew Iced Tea.

Call 800.733.2767 to schedule your appointment to give blood!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

GBWOT Domestic Violence Awareness Dinner

Greater Bridgewater Women of Today invite you to attend a Domestic Violence Awareness Dinner on Thursday, August 30th at the Fireside Grill in Middleboro at 7:00 PM. Guest speakers include Marilee Kenney Hunt, a Bridgewater resident and former Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence as well as Lenira Peters, Director of Penelope’s Place, Domestic Violence shelter in Brockton. 

The event is open to the public but an RSVP is required to:
greaterbridgewaterwot@yahoo.com  Guests are responsible for their own dinner tabs. GBWOT asks that all attendees bring a donation for Penelope’s Place.  

We hope you’ll join us for a great evening and help spread awareness of domestic violence and the mission of Greater Bridgewater Women of Today. For more information on the event, as well as a suggested donation list visit: www.mawt.org/gbwot or visit GBWOT on Facebook. For more information on Penelope’s Place Domestic Violence Shelter visit: www.healthimperative.org

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Middleborough Krazy Days!

Middleborough on the Move is sponsoring a very large "Krazy Day's" downtown event on August 3rd and 4th from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Over 150 vendors from service, retail,community non-profits, Internet and all others, will participate.

It is an effort to help promote the downtown, economic and community development by passing on to the regional towns and this community what is considered a vital, historical and unique town.

Organizers are offering a community block party as well as products for sale.

There will be educational, inflatable HEART and BRAIN, exhibits used by the best hospitals, Dr Oz and other facilities. These exhibits are the sizes of a school bus. One will be on Friday and one will be on Saturday.

A chicken barbecue will be done on South Main Street from 3 - 6 on Saturday.

Music by Dale and the Duds, horses and much more will be on exhibit throughout the two days.

Mosquito Activity Alert




The State Department of Public Health has increased the risk level to HIGH for Middleborough due to additional positive EEE mosquito pools.

The State Department of Public Health strongly recommends that all outdoor activities be curtailed during the hours surrounding dawn and dusk.

If you have to go outdoors during those hours, be sure to wear protective clothing with long sleeves and use mosquito repellant with DEET.

The recent aerial spraying did reduce the risk some but did not eliminate the risk. The Middleborough Health Dept. continues to remind everyone to follow the standard precautionary measures listed below issued from the state Dept. of Public Health. We will continue to work with Plymouth County Mosquito Control to minimize the risk in the community and to notify everyone with updates.

The public can take simple and effective prevention steps to reduce the chance of infection.

1. Mosquito-Proof Your Home
Drain Standing Water - Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently. 

Install or Repair Screens-Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having well-fitting screens on both your windows and doors.

2. Avoid Mosquito Bites
Avoid Outdoor Activity During Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak mosquito biting times for many mosquitoes. Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing during evening and early morning -- or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.

Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. When possible, wear long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors.


*Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. A wide variety of insect repellent products is available. The most effective repellents contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), Picardin (KBR 3023) or Permethrin. Always follow the instructions on the product label. DEET can be used directly on skin and on clothing. Permethrin can be used on clothing but not directly on skin. Oil of lemon eucalyptus has also demonstrated efficacy against mosquito bites, with protection similar to repellents with low concentrations of DEET. DEET is considered safe when used according to the manufacturer’s directions. Products containing DEET should not be used on children less than 2 months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or lower for older children and adults.

3. Contacts
Mosquito Control Districts. Mosquito control in Massachusetts is conducted through nine mosquito control districts, with 159 member communities.

PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL
number is: 781-585-5450, fax #: 781-582-1276
Middleborough Health Dept. 508-946-2408

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lughnasadh Harvest


August 5 at 9AM
 
Lughnasadh, Lammas, Feast of Loaves, is the first of three harvest festivals which celebrates all the teeming life, especially the growing grain and the young animals of the field and forest. Join CUUPs group in the celebration of this bountiful season. Music will be provided by Sixteen Shillings. If you have something from your garden to share, please bring it for the sharing baskets.

This service is held at the Soule Farm, 42 Soule Street, Middleboro.