Thursday, July 31, 2014

Trades of Hope at Krazy Days

Sarah Zigouras of Trades of Hope will have a tent at the Krazy Days festival this weekend. Please be sure to support this local business. Sarah will be right in front of Salon Corsini on Wareham St.

Shop Trades of Hope's fabulous products, book a party and earn free products. You can also learn more about joining here sales team!

You can get updates on all of the other "happenings" at Krazy Days by liking their page:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Children's Author Visit

The Middleborough Public Library is pleased to host noted children's author Kate Klise on Wednesday, August 6th at 2:00. Kate is an author of many genres. She has written picture books as well as middle-grade novels, all illustrated by her sister, Sarah. She will answer the question: "Why are some books impossible to put down and others hard to finish?" Learn the tips and tricks of crafting a story from this bestselling children's book author. Kate will share her strategies with readers and writers of all ages.

Books will be available for purchase and signing and there will be poster giveaways. A raffle ticket will be given to each attendee for a chance at a drawing for a mystery prize bag-one winner will be chosen. Join Kate on Wednesday August 6th at 2:00 in the Library Meeting Room. The event is free and no registration is required. This program will be most enjoyed by children in grades three and up, parents and teachers.

Kate has also written two young adult novels and has been a freelance reporter for People magazine. She lives and writes in Norwood, Missouri.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Community Worship Service

Community Worship Service
Sunday, July 27 ~ 10:00 am ~ Town Hall Lawn

This coming Sunday, First Church of Middleborough will be joining with Central Baptist Church, Lifehouse Church, and Rock Village Church for a Community Worship Service on the Town Hall Lawn. Please bring a lawn chair (chairs will be provided for those who forget), and a picnic lunch so that we can fellowship together afterward. In the event of rain, the service will be in Central Baptist's church building. This is a good opportunity to invite a friend.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mosquito Alert

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:


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:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Astronomical Auction!

A generous Middleborough resident has donated this telescope to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library. They will be holding a silent auction of the telescope as a fundraiser. Bids will be accepted until 5pm on September 2, 2014. 

The telescope is a Meade LXD55 with an 8" lens plus additional accessories. The original purchase price was $1500 with a current value (according to the Meade Instruments Corporation) of $1000. 

The telescope can be viewed at the Library during regular Library hours. The opening bid is $500 with $25 increments for additional bids. Bid slips are available at the Main Desk. You must stop in at the Library in person to sign up for a bid number. No bid numbers will be assigned over the telephone. The telescope will be dismantled and packed in the original packing materials, but the winning bidder is responsible for pick up and transportation of the telescope.

For further information about this Auction please contact the Library at 508-946-2470 or inquire via email to

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Business Opportunity to Support Soule Homestead

The Soule Homestead Education Center will host our 23rd annual Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Folk Music Festival on Sept. 20 & 21.

Soule Homestead is offering local businesses and individuals a chance to publicly show their support for 23 years of quality farm-based educational programs. Since started in 1991, approximately 37,000 children and adults have attended programs at the farm!

For a tax deductible contribution of $25.00 your name will be listed in two special promotions:
1) A newspaper ad promoting the Harvest Fair in the Middleborough Gazette.
2) An expanded Harvest Fair Program Book to be handed out to over 1,000 visitors, volunteers, vendors, educational exhibitors and entertainers.

Thank you for taking advantage of this unique opportunity to be recognized in the community as a supporter of Soule Homestead Education Center.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Free Concert on July 19th

The Middleborough Public Library will host another free concert on Saturday, July 19 at 7 pm. A Celebration of Piano & Voice will be presented by the Cranberry Coast Concerts Chorale. This outstanding chorale will perform a wide range of devotional works from around the world, spanning centuries of human experience. This year's program will include selections from Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Carl Orff's Carmina. 

Featured pianists are Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales, who have given performances in the Cranberry Coast region since 1989. Through their non-profit organization, The Unconservatory, they have developed and presented programs in concert and recital halls, churches and synagogues, festivals and other public spaces throughout the United States. Several of the vocalists work in the immediate area and will be recognized by area residents. 

This concert, sponsored by the Middleboro Cultural Council and Friends of the Middleboro Public Library, is free to the public. The Library is handicapped accessible. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The Concert will take place on the Main floor.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series

The Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series gets underway this Saturday, July 12th, with the first of seven weekly concerts. We are thrilled to have Anni Clark coming down from Maine to make her first Soule Homestead appearance. Local artist Carlin Tripp will be opening the show. We get underway promptly at 6:00 PM and admission is only $10.00. Refreshments will be available for purchase before the show and at intermission. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Drinking Water Notice

To all users of the Middleborough Water Department located in Middleborough, Massachusetts, please click here for an announcement on drinking water.