Tuesday, April 29, 2014

America's PrepareAthon! National Day of Action

April 30th is America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action

Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Use this site, America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action , to learn about potential emergencies that can happen and how to prepare for and respond to them. We will have information posted on the town website and remind the residents of Middleborough to “Be Prepared” for emergencies and disasters by making a “Family Communication Plan”, Family 72 Hour Kit and “Get Involved” by joining and training with Middleborough Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT). Contact the Middleborough Health Dept. for more information. CERT Training has just begun on Tues evenings 6:30 pm at the Town Hall Annex 3rd floor meeting room. Contact the Health Dept. to register. 

72 Hour Kit

Be Informed

Get Emergency Information on Your Cellphone

Get Involved

Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

Make a Plan

Pets and Animals in Emergencies


About Volunteering for Medical Reserve Corps

Monday, April 28, 2014

Riley Coyote Comes to the Library

On Saturday, May 17th from 4 - 6 p.m. the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library will be presenting a fundraising concert featuring the band Riley Coyote, well-known in this region for their old time bluegrass music and plenty of foot-stomping energy. 

All four members of Riley Coyote originally hail from Middleboro - they are Joe Tummino on guitar, Jim Lough on mandolin, Joe Faria on stand up bass, and Kristen Riley on fiddle. They have wowed crowds in Boston, Maine, Rhode Island, Cape Cod and all around the South Shore of Massachusetts.

You can check out the band's new music video
online, and their Facebook Page at https://facebook.com/rileycoyotes. Their itunes link is https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/carry-me-away/id6814710.
The suggested cover charge for this event is just $5 and refreshments and snacks will be available for a nominal fee. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay. All money raised will be used for Library programs and events.

You will not want to miss this concert. See you all there for a great night of music!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Angels in America

Angels in America, a 501 c3 non profit will be hosting a FUNraiser at Friendly's in Middleboro on Monday April 28, 2014 10AM throughout the day. You can dine it or take out - you just need to bring in the coupon to show them you are there to support us ! You will also be celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary with us !!! So come get breakfast, lunch or dinner or just stop by for ice cream and help us help others !!Here is the link: http://www.angelsinamerica.org/event/friendlys-meal-out/

We will also be bringing the RED SOX WORLD SERIES TROPHY to Bridgewater !!! Ma 25, 2014 from 9:30-11:00 at the Senior Center (10 Wally Krueger Way) in Bridgewater - Come get your picture taken with the World Series 2013 Trophy !!!

Free Tree Seedlings

In celebration of Arbor Day, the Middleboro Department of Public Works will have free tree seedlings available for Middleboro residents only.

This year’s program will feature red Maple trees. 

The tree seedlings will be available at the Middleboro D.P.W., 48 Wareham Street on Thursday, May 1, 2014, beginning at 9:00 A. M. Quantities are limited, so the seedlings will be available
only as long as supplies last. 

Residents are requested to plant the seedlings on their property in a location where they are visible from the road. For more information, call the D.P.W. at 508-946-2481.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Help Replace Flags on Veterans Headstones

Volunteers are needed to replace veterans cemetery flags on May 3rd with a rain date of May 17th/ This is the first of several events to commemorate Memorial Day.

The day starts at 7AM downstairs at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2188 on Station Street with a free breakfast for all who attend.

From there, the VFW groups will move on to the various cemeteries around town and finish up prior to lunch. All local groups and residents are invited to volunteer for this task. Call Paul Provencher at 508-946-2407 to sign up.

Board of Selectmen Seek Volunteers to Fill Committee Posts

The Board of Selectmen is the appointing authority for a number of town boards, committees and task forces, including:
Zoning Board of Appeals
Library Trustees
Agricultural Commission
Council on Aging
Middleborough/Lakeville Herring Fishery Committee
Commission on Disability
Cultural Council
Permanent Cable Committee
Green Energy Committee
Community Preservation Committee

Most appointments are made in the spring for a three year term beginning July 1. 

If you would like to serve on a town committee please contact the Selectmen’s Office by email at Selectmen2013Q1web@middleborough.com or calling 508-946-2405.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Roast Beef Suppper to Be Held on May 3rd

A roast beef supper will be held at North Congregational Church, known locally as "The Yellow Church," 38 Plymouth Street on May 3rd. There will be two seatings: 5PM and 6:30 PM. 

For $12 per ticket (or $6 for children), the all-you-can-eat meal includes slow-roasted roast beef with gravy, potatoes, fresh vegetables, rolls, cornbread, drinks and an array of homemade pies.

For reservations, call Jane Bagdon at 508-821-4121. For more information about NCC or the many other events they sponsor, visit www.northcongregationalchurch.com.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Reserve your Community Yard Sale Table Now!

The public is invited to participate in the Community Yard Sale* that will be held during the annual Sheep Day / Earth Day event at the Soule Homestead Education Center on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

Sheep Day / Earth Day is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year and is dedicated to educating the public about sheep, shearing, sheepdogs, and the many processes of wool. Hundreds of families and individuals are expected to visit throughout the day and it's a great opportunity for members of the community to sell their treasures. A tent will be provided and a limited number of tables may be reserved in advance for $5 each. Call 508-947-6744 or email info@soulehomestead.org to reserve your table. 

Soule Homestead is an educational non-profit specializing in nature farm-based instruction located at 46 Soule St. Middleboro, MA 02346. A complete calendar of events, children's programs, adult craft workshops, and current publication of the quarterly newsletter can be viewed on the website www.soulehomestead.org. Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/soulehomestead for the most up-to-the minute news and "like what you see!" 

*Donations of clean, reusable household items for the Soule Homestead Table will be accepted before the event and may be dropped off during regular business hours -- no electronics, please.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Made to Crave/Zumba Class

MADE TO CRAVE Bible Study and Zumba Gold Class at Central Baptist Church
Starting April 29th at 6:00PM
Bible Study to start promptly at 6:00pm in the Chapel
Zumba Gold with Kathy from the Middleboro YMCA at 7:00PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Please email womens@cbcmiddleboro.org to sign up and receive your Study Materials! ($15.00 for materials)
Bring a friend!!! If you can't get them out to the Study, invite them out to a FREE ZUMBA GOLD CLASS!