Saturday, February 28, 2015

All Are Welcome Community Kitchen


Three years ago, on March 17, 2012, a small community mission opened in Middleboro connecting the town (maybe unknowingly) to Jon Bon Jovi, Panera Bread, and a small network of similar neighborhood missions across the nation.

All Are Welcome Community Kitchen will be celebrating its Third Anniversary on Saturday, March 14 during regular weekly breakfast service from 7:30AM - 11AM. Meals are served at 60 Union Street, Middleboro (at the Church of Our Saviour parish hall).

Guests can enjoy traditional breakfast favorites, some treats with an Irish flair, live music with Scott & Tyler Philie plus some door prizes, and special giveaways in recognition of the milestone event.

"I am very excited to be marking our 3rd year serving the community", said Karen Cook, founder & executive director. Over the years we've been open, our mission has become many things to many people. In addition to making sure those who are struggling with hunger issues have access to a filling, nutritious meal once or twice each week, we have students from area high schools volunteering regularly as part of their vocational program, seen friendships build among our guests and staff and have seen a real community atmosphere develop at our tables ." 

Mrs. Cook said there are other things working that she hopes will expand the program as well. "One problem has been enabling a larger population of those who struggle to our table. We know there are hundreds who are registered at our local food pantry, and missions in other towns that offer relief who could really benefit from the meals we serve. I'd like to see if we can make a wider connection to folks who are outside of our immediate (walking) area. For now, I'm very pleased to be celebrating this anniversary and am looking forward to what comes next!"

The all-volunteer staff at All Are Welcome would like to encourage and invite everyone to share the community breakfast on this very special occasion. One volunteer said, "Dining at All Are Welcome is an uplifting, unique experience and we want more folks to find out what it's all about!"
It is the mission at ALL ARE WELCOME COMMUNITY KITCHEN AND BAKERY, INC. to provide access to nutritious meals to all members of the community regardless of means. By encouraging those able to support themselves to assist in the support of others, ALL ARE WELCOME seeks to reduce food insecurity and build community, one meal at a time.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Snow on School Roofs


To:     Middleborough Families
From: Roseli Weiss, Superintendent of Schools
Date: February 19, 2015
Re:     Snow on School Roofs

I want to update the community about the stability and safety of the school building roofs during this heavy snow time. We are expecting rain on Sunday which is, then, expected to freeze making the weight on the roofs heavier.  We have:
·         Hired two contractors to remove the snow from all school roofs and the roofs from the two school offices on Forest Street.
·         Hired a contractor to plow out the snow that is blocking the windows in the back of HBB
The snow removal will take place on Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21. The snow removal from HBB will take place before Sunday, Feb. 22.  

The safety of all the children and adults within our schools is of utmost importance. In order for school to reopen on Monday, February 23, these safety measures will have taken place.

Thank you.
Roseli Weiss
rweiss@middleboro.k12.ma.us
508-946-2000 x2111

Friday, February 20, 2015

FY 2016 Budget Documents


The FY 2016 budget documents for the Town of Middleborough have been released. Please click here to view the documents.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Dance Postponed

Due to this weekend's blizzard watch we have postponed the Heart & Soule Valentine's Dance for one week.

The Dance will take place Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Middleboro Town Hall.

If you have any questions please call Soule Homestead, 508-947-6744 or email info@soulehomestead.org

Get ready for Throwback Weekend at the library


The Middleboro Public Library will host a Throwback Weekend from Thursday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 22. The weekend opens on Thursday at 6:30 pm with “The Golden Days of Television.” Boston area radio personality Mel Simons brings his video sojourn on the early days of TV. This presentation features clips from classic shows such as “Your Hit Parade” and “Your Show of Shows” with stars like Milton Berle and Sid Caesar. 


On Friday evening, the Library’s meeting room will be transformed into a dance floor for some rock ‘n rolling and swing. Dance to tunes played by DJ Andy Dargelis from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. 

The charge for admission is a new pair of kids pajamas to be donated to the MBLC/Cradles to Crayons/Boston Bruins PJ Drive. This event is for those 21 years old and above. A cash bar will be available. Saturday morning is for kids of all ages. Drop in and watch some classic TV cartoons from yesteryear. A variety of cartoons will be shown from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent. 

Finishing off the weekend will be the big band sounds of the Olde Kids on the Block. This 18-piece orchestra was founded by a group of senior citizens who weren’t ready to give up their music. They will take you back to the wonderful music of the 30s, 40s and early 50s. The concert is free and open to all. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Middleborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Capital Planning Committee Vacancy


The Capital Planning Committee has one vacancy on the committee. The Capital Planning Committee is a seven member committee comprised of one designee from  the Board of Selectmen, one designee from the Finance Committee, the Town Manager and four residents. The Capital Planning Committee meets to review capital budget requests from all town departments with a minimum monetary value of $5,000 or greater and a life expectancy of five or more years. Examples of requests include but are not limited to building and maintenance projects, equipment and fleet requests and computer hardware and software. The Capital Planning Committee presents a report at the annual town meeting relative to the warrant articles submitted for consideration of funding capital items requests . 
 
Interested residents should send a letter of interest no later than February  12, 2015  to Town Moderator Wayne Perkins, c/o Middleborough Town Hall Annex, 20 Center Street, Middleborough, MA 02346.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Removing Snow from Fire Hydrants


Any assistance from residents is welcome in shoveling out fire hydrants. The help is greatly appreciated.