Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It's Mosquito Time Again!



Mosquito Activity

July 19, 2013
It’s  MOSQUITO TIME AGAIN!


          The Middleborough Health Department is reminding everyone that it is that time of year for mosquitoes. At this time of year the mosquitoes are a nuisance for sure but the risk increases for contracting West Nile and Equine Encephalitis from mosquitoes from now until the fall season hard frosts. The Health Dept. continues to work with Plymouth County Mosquito Control for surveillance and spraying. Requests may be made by calling 781-585-5450, or sending a fax to 781-582-1276.

THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE OF
WEST NILE VIRUS MOSQUITOES
IN TOWNS NORTH OF MIDDLEBOROGH

The most effective personal protection and first line of defense is to:

USE MOSQUITO REPELLENT!

The Middleborough Health Dept. reminds everyone to follow the standard precautionary measures to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes.  

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.
 The State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board oversees all districts. Information for your town can be obtained at: http://www.mass.gov/agr/mosquito/districts.htm

Sunday, July 21, 2013

CUUPS – Lughnassah

 
CUUPS –Lughnassadh
Sunday, August 4, at 9:00a.m. at Soule Homestead
 
CUUPS (the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) celebrate the seasonswith ritual, dancing and singing. In August, we celebrate the First Harvest which is called Lammas,
Lughnasadh, the SaxonFeast of Bread, Festival of the Green Corn by Native Americans and several other names; however, they are really all the same festival. By sharing the bounty of our gardens and yards, we honor the spirit of this season. 
 
We encourage you to bring something from the earth that you have grown or made. It could beflowers, herbs, vegetables, bread, seeds...anything thatYOU feel represents your First Harvest. As UUs we respect and honor the Earth and all it gives us to sustain and enjoy life. As pagans we not justrespect and honor the Earth for what she gives us, but we celebrate joyously these gifts and try to give back as much as we can. Please come to Soule Farm and help us celebrate these gifts from the Earth. We hope to again enjoy the beautiful music of our own FUUSM
Sixteen Shillings and the beauty of the outdoors at Soule Farm.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Soule Homestead Education Center Event


Please join us for a free summer-time event at Soule Homestead!

'Lunch, Story and Farm-Yard Tour'


To spread the joy of reading, but also to get folks outside in the fresh air and sunshine, please join us as we host Middleboro's Children's Librarian Robin Nyzio and Marilyn Thayer, former Middleboro Children's Librarian, at the farm on Tuesday, July 16th , from 1:00-2:00pm and Wednesday, July 31st , from 2:30 - 1:30pm.

Suitable for all ages. No need to pre-register; just bring a lunch, listen to a story, and then go on a small tour of the farm to see the animals.

Rain or shine event.

Soule Homestead is located at 46 Soule Street in Middleboro.

For more information please call Laurie Amberman at 508-947-6744 or email educator@soulehomestead.org.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Local Trades of Hope Entrepreneur Joins Around the Bogs



Around the Bogs would like to welcome Sarah Zigouras of Trades of Hope to our Middleborough Business Listings!

Trades of Hope empowers women to create sustainable businesses worldwide. They want women to realize their potential as world changers, business owners, dream creators and heroes of their own stories. Trades of Hope is looking for American women to rise up and be the voice for the women who have no voice, empowering them to rise out of poverty. Sarah Zigouras has joined Trades of Hope as a local entrepreneur ready to help change the world. Host a party and be a part of something bigger than yourself. Shop Trades of Hops products to help a woman feed her children. Inspire hope. Create change.

Sarah says, "Trades of Hope is allowing me to live out the desires that God has placed in my heart. I love that we are not just helping these women. We are coming along side them and empowering them!"  

For more information about Trades of Hope, Contact your Compassion Entrepreneur Sarah Zigouras at 508-380-3238 or via email at TOHSarahZ@gmail.com.

Please visit Sarah's Trades of Hope website by clicking here and visit and like her Facebook page by clicking here

Friday, July 5, 2013

American Red Cross Blood Drive


Please support the American Red Cross at an upcoming blood drive to be held in Middleboro.

Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 2PM to 7PM
Location: Mitchell Memorial Club (29 Elm Street, Middleboro)

Call 1-800-RED-CROSSS to schedule your appointment. All blood donors will receive a coupon for $2.50 off a container of Turkey Hill Ice Cream!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

It's Mosquito Time Again!




The Middleborough Health Department is reminding everyone that it is that time of year for mosquitoes. At this time of year the mosquitoes are a nuisance for sure but the risk increases for contracting West Nile and Equine Encephalitis from mosquitoes from now until the fall season hard frosts. The Health Dept. continues to work with Plymouth County Mosquito Control for surveillance and spraying. Requests may be made by calling 781-585-5450, or sending a fax to 781-582-1276.

The most effective personal protection and first line of defense is to:

USE MOSQUITO REPELLENT!

The Middleborough Health Dept. reminds everyone to follow the standard precautionary measures to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes.  

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.
The State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board oversees all districts. Information for your town can be obtained at: http://www.mass.gov/agr/mosquito/districts.htm