Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jubilee: Music & Words Celebrating Spirit

Mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon, September 29, at 3:00 at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough for a unique interactive concert featuring drumming, spirituals, gospel music, and stories for all ages. Adrienne Williams will be joined by our FUUSM Chalice Choir and First Parish UU Bridgewater Choir. This is an adaptation of the Black History Month Concert that was snowed out TWICE last February. Don’t miss it! 
$15 suggested donation is just a suggestion – COME AND BE A PART OF THIS CELEBRATION OF SPIRIT! Childcare for our youngest folks is available upon request. 
Come early for parking in the town hall lot.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bulky Waste Day - Saturday, September 28

The bulky waste day will be held on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. at the Plympton Street Landfill/Transfer Station. This is open to all Middleborough residents. A landfill permit is NOT required.

Materials that can be dropped off include couches, recliners, sofas, large plastic toys, chairs. Items that CANNOT be dropped off include construction debris, white goods (stoves, refrigerators, washers and dryers, etc) and televisions.

Let’s Get Ready to Ride!

The Rodman Ride for Kids will be held on September 28th this year, with three different length rides to accommodate a whole range of riders. The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk children in Massachusetts. The Mass Mentoring Partnership has created the opportunity for LUK Mentoring Program to organize riders and raise funds through the Ride.

All rides start at 10 Lincoln Rd off Route One in Foxboro. There will be two 25 mile courses, and a 50& 100 mile course. After all racers have finished the course there will be a BBQ for all riders after finishing the course. No rider has to be experienced; as long as you know how to ride a bike you can do it! This ride is not a competition, but a scenic bike tour for everyone to enjoy and have a great time.

This year the fundraising goal for Team LUK Mentoring is $6,000 +. Anyone wishing to donate can sponsor a rider or visit their website. Volunteers are also appreciated!

· 100 miles- 7 AM

· 50 miles- 9 AM

· 25 miles- 10:30 AM

· 25 miles 11:30 AM

Don’t forget your bike, helmet and a change of clothes for after the race!

To learn more or make a donation visit Team LUK Mentoring's page:

Phone: 978.345-1065
Fax: 978.345-1076

Sunday, September 15, 2013

National Emergency Preparedness Month

September has once again been designated National Preparedness Month. Here in Massachusetts, Governor Patrick has proclaimed September to be “Emergency Preparedness Month”. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will be promoting several initiatives to help highlight preparedness month and encouraging residents of the Commonwealth to become more prepared for emergencies. These initiatives include launching the Ready Massachusetts campaign, using the MEMA website & social media accounts, supporting preparedness events, and working with various partners to spread preparedness information.

Ready Massachusetts - MEMA has launched Ready Massachusetts, a preparedness campaign designed to educate and empower residents of Massachusetts to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural, technological, and man-made disasters. Ready Massachusetts is the state’s counterpart to FEMA’s national Ready campaign.  The website for this campaign is Ready Massachusetts asks individuals to do four key things to prepare for emergencies:

·   Be Informed – Know what emergencies may occur and stay informed
·   Make a Plan – Plan for your family before an emergency
·   Build a Kit – Assemble an emergency kit
·   Get Involved – Volunteer in community emergency preparedness and response activities

Flyer Emergency Preparedness Month..2013.pdf

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Soule Homestead Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Folk Festival

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 10:00am - 5:00pm
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 11:00am - 5:00pm

Continuous folk music all day long. Family fun with something for everyone, including sheep dog demos, hayrides, face painting, children's activities, educational exhibits, and entertainment. Also crafters and demos of rug braiding, basketry, spinning and weaving. Homemade soups, veggie burgers, desserts, hotdogs and pizza are available. Admission is $7.00 per person; children under 6 free; one free admission per membership and you can become a new member at the fair!

Visit Soule Homestead's website for complete music line-up and event schedule.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Author Talk

September Author Talk - September 18 at 6:30 pm
A Murder in Wellesley:The Inside Story of an Ivy-League Doctor's Double Life, His Slain Wife, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation...
authors Tom Farmer and Marty Foley will speak about their book. Farmer, a former award-winning Boston Herald reporter and editor who covered the entire Dirk Greineder murder case, and Foley, a 24-year-veteran of the Massachusetts State Police, will talk about the murder investigation, answer questions from the audience, and sell and sign their book.
On Halloween morning in 1999, Mabel Greineder was savagely murdered along a wooded trail in the well-heeled community of Wellesley, Massachusetts. As the shock following the brutal killing slowly subsided, the community was further shaken when the focus of the investigation turned to her husband, Dirk Greineder, a prominent physician and family man who was soon revealed to be leading a secret double life involving prostitutes, pornography, and trysts solicited through the Internet.

A Murder in Wellesley takes the reader far beyond the headlines and national news coverage spawned by "May" Greineder's killing and tells the untold story of the meticulous investigation led by Marty Foley, the lead State Police detective on the case, from the morning of the murder through Dirk Greineder's ultimate conviction. Exhaustive interviews with key figures in the case, including many who have not talked publicly until now, contribute to an unprecedented behind-the-scenes account of how investigators methodically built their case against Greineder and how the sides taken by Dirk and May's relatives aided the investigation but bitterly divided their families.

A fascinating true-crime procedural that is also a deeply unsettling tale of the psychopath you thought you knew, of deceptions and double lives, and of families torn apart by an unthinkable crime. Culminating in one of the most dramatic courtroom spectacles in recent memory (aired nationally on Court TV), A Murder in Wellesley reveals the truth behind the murder that gripped a nation.

A review --

"The bizarre case of the 1999 murder of May Greineder of Wellesley, Mass., is explored in all its unsettling detail by Boston Herald reporter Farmer and former Massachusetts State Police detective Foley, a key investigator. . . . While Dirk Greineder's guilt is never in question for the reader, Farmer and Foley imbue the investigation and subsequent trial with suspense, going to great lengths to flesh out the players."Publishers Weekly

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bluegrass Band Comes Back To Town

Bluegrass Band Comes Back To Town
Saturday, September 14
7:30 p.m.
Suggested Donation - $10

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro is pleased to be sponsoring a Blue Grass Concert featuring the band Riley Coyote. Riley Coyote features their very own Joe Tummino on Guitar. All are welcome, and the donation is flexible to extend a welcoming invitation to everyone who wants to attend. 
Riley Coyote plays old-time acoustic bluegrass music with lots of foot-stomping energy. The band is proud to announce the release of their first original album, Carry Me Away.

Volunteer Work Day at Soule Homestead

Saturday, September 14th - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Join us as we spruce up the grounds at Soule Homestead for the upcoming Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Folk Festival. Many hands make light work and we'd love to have your help for an hour or two. Please call the Soule Homestead office at 508-947-6744 or send an email to to let them know that you will be participating.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Boston MassPass Books Available

Around the Bogs is selling the 2014 Boston Masspass for $25. If you purchase one you get a 2013 book for free!

All proceeds will benefit the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation

Email me at if interested.