Monday, December 12, 2016

3rd Annual Tim's Homerun 5K

Join us for the 3rd Annual Tim's Homerun 5K in memory of Tim Harnett. Supporting youth athletics and scholarships in Middleboro.

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 9AM
Location: Middleboro Little League

To register for this race, please click here.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Fortin Co. Joins Around the Bogs

Around the Bogs would like to welcome Fortin Co. as our newest Local Business Listing. We remind you to always support local business first!

Fortin Co. is an American home improvement company that has been in business since 1935 and prides themselves on handling your home improvement needs ranging from roofs to foundations and everything in between. Having served more than 10,000 customers in their history, Fortin Co. is owned by Peter Fortin and handles roofing, carpentry, kitchen/bath remodels and more!

Fortin Co. would like to share a special holiday thank you to customers across Southeastern Massachusetts for business over the years. "The support of the local area has given my family the opportunity to live the American dream," said owner Peter Fortin. "Because of the business, I have been able to send my children to college; first generation college students for our family!"

In gratitude, Fortin Co. would like to give back this holiday season to disabled, members of the military and all needy, retired, and struggling homeowners with a roof leak problem. Fortin Co. will repair a roof leak FREE OF CHARGE (Value of $299.00) on homes up to two stories.

For more information about Fortin Co. and to take advantage of this offering, please check out Fortin Co.'s website by clicking here. You can also "Like" them on Facebook by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Fair at Soule Homestead

Holiday Fair Saturday, December 3rd 9am – 3pm 

Join us to do some holiday shopping for unique gifts made by talented local vendors. Free children's crafts, and then stay for some soup and baked goods. 

Children’s Workshop 10am - 11am Felted Wool Ornaments Ages 7+, $7 per child 

Wreath Making Workshops 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm 
Create a unique wreath, swag, or table arrangement from freshly cut greens of holly, pine, spruce, hemlock & cedar. Decorate with ribbons and other embellishments. Wreath $25 M, $30 NM Swag $10 M, $15 NM Table $10 M, $15 NM 

Advanced registration required for all workshops. Space is limited 

For more information, please click here.

Children's Programs in December at the Library

There are many wonderful events for kids and families during the month of December. Please check the library's calendar or call 508-946-2470 for more details. No registration is required for these free programs.

Polar Express Storytime and Hot Chocolate Bar - Wed., Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Thurs., Dec. 15, 3:00-8:00 p.m.: Stop by the library's Star Wars release party in conjunction with the new film hitting theaters. Wear your favorite Star Wars gear, enjoy related activities, and everyone who stops in the children's room will be entered to win two Star Wars books and a Star Wars Lego set.

Sat., Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m.: Miss Amanda will be reading The Night Before Christmas at the Middleborough Holiday Shoppe at 31 Center St. in downtown Middleborough.

Tues., Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m.: Join us for Candy Bar BINGO- bring one new, unopened candy bar to the library to exchange for your BINGO card. We'll play until everyone walks away with a treat.

Tues., Dec. 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.: Our afternoon movie matinee will feature the newly released Secret Life of Pets- rated PG. Bring your favorite "stuffed" pet to the showing.

Wed., Dec. 28, 10:00 a.m.-noon: It's a Lego brick building blowout! Come build with us.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Middleborough Tree Lighting Celebration

The Middleborough Tourism Committee's third annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 4:45 PM at the Middleborough Town Hall.

Inside Town Hall there will be music in the ballroom from 3:30 to 5PM as well as Santa Claus! The Oak Point Train Club will be on display in the meeting room.

Grand Opening of From Trash to Treasure

Visit the Grand Opening of From Trash to Treasure and the first 200 customers that weekend will receive a complementary raffle ticket for a $25 gift certificate!

Friday, November 25, 2016

From Trash to Treasure

Around the Bogs is pleased to welcome From Trash to Treasure as our newest Middleborough Business Listing. We remind you to always support local business first!

From Trash to Treasure is located at 29 Center Street right in the heart of downtown Middleborough. Owned and operated by Lakeville mom of two Mary Lucas, From Trash to Treasure will feature antiques, collectibles, local jewelry and more all in their expansive floor space. Local  jewelry artists will be given the opportunity to consign their jewelry at the store offering shoppers a great variety of pieces to choose from.

The store is hosting a Grand Opening celebration the weekend of December 3rd and 4th which is perfect timing for the holiday season. Items such as sports collectibles, art work, Matchbox cars, artwork, small furniture and collectible figurines will make perfect gifts for those collectors on your shopping lists.

One item that will be the highlight for all shoppers to check out are the Santa Keys that are available for sale at From Trash to Treasure. The Santa Keys have a remarkable story associated with them and are a great tradition you can add to your family’s holiday season. In addition to the Santa Keys, the store also features other holiday items such as ornaments and Christmas decor.

Owner Mary Lucas comes from a long lineage of small business owners and is transitioning her business from an online store to a brick-and-mortar location Her strong background in the small business space will set From Trash to Treasure up for success.

Please be sure to check out From Trash to Treasure and support this local business. For the weekend of December 3rd and 4th, shoppers will definitely want to stop into the Grand Opening to be entered into a raffle for a gift certificate to the store.

For more information about From Trash to Treasure, please be sure to “Like” their page on Facebook by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Boston MassPass Books Available

Around the Bogs is pleased to announce that freshly printed 2017 Boston Masspass books are now available. These coupon books are good for restaurants, movies, stores and more.

The Masspass book costs $25 and all proceeds from the sales of these books benefits the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation. Boston Masspass and Around the Bogs have partnered for the past several years in raising funds for this great charity! Funds raised for the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation supports The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.

To request your 2017 Boston Masspass, please email

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Concert

The Middleborough Music Guild will host the annual Thanksgiving Concert at 3:00 on Sunday, November 20, at Sacred Heart Church. In addition to solos and ensembles, several area choirs from churches and schools will perform, as well as Marty Hartford’s Tuesday Night Jazz Band featuring talented middle and high-school aged students. Our Chalice Choir will be there!

Free-will donations will support music in our community, and last year’s scholarship students will be recognized. Please plan to come out to support this annual community music-making event

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hazardous Waste Collection at Town Hall

South Shore Recycling Cooperative member towns will host a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday.  Collections are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue in Middleboro.  Residents may attend at no charge.  Residents of member towns Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Kingston, Norwell, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate and Whitman may attend at their own town's expense.

For important details, including acceptable materials, visit (click on the Hazardous Waste tab), get a flyer at your town hall, or call South Shore Recycling Cooperative at 781-329-8318.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sign-up for Giving Tree Program is now underway

Christmas is coming and this year’s Giving Tree Program, sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is underway.

The Giving Tree program provides assistance to struggling households in Carver, Lakeville, Middleboro and Rochester. The program provides gifts of clothing and/or toys for eligible children from newborn through high school who are residents of these communities. Gifts are also provided to local nursing homes and shelters whose residents are identified as being in need.

According to St. Vincent de Paul president Bill Collins, “We can help to make small miracles happen in the eyes of children, if on Christmas morning, they awake to find the surprise of gifts under the tree this year.

“Living in our communities, perhaps just next door or down the street, are hundreds of children who may not see any gifts at the holidays. This program helps bring a wonderful sense of joy to so many children and to the many donors as well, who know they made a difference and brought smiles to the face of a young child on Christmas morning.”

Co-chairpersons Arlyn White and Donna Rullo are working with a group of volunteers to provide for over 700 families this year. The plan is for each child to receive four gifts of clothing, games or toys. The Giving Tree program is community based and depends on local business and individuals to help sustain it. Area businesses from each of the four towns support the program by requesting gift tags to display on a Christmas tree or may distribute tags to employees/patrons who choose to help sponsor a child by purchasing the gift item listed on a tag. Some choose to adopt a family while others opt to support the program by making a contribution.

Sign-up for the Giving Tree is underway at the Sacred Heart Food Pantry, 53 Oak Street-rear and will continue all Saturdays from 8 – 11 a.m., the first and third Wednesdays from 8-11 a.m. and the fourth Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. Signups will end November 26.

To qualify an applicant must provide personal ID, birth certificates for each child, and proof of residency such as a bill, bank statement or similar document dated within the last 60 days. All applicants are requested to bring a list of suggested gifts for each child.

Businesses and individuals wishing to make contributions may contact the Giving Tree line at 508-658-0114. When mailing a donation it should be sent to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 1381, Middleboro, MA 02346 and notated “Giving Tree Program."

Friday, November 4, 2016

Annual Holiday Fair and Wreath Making Workshop

Soule Homestead will be holding their annual wreath making workshops again this year. There will be two workshops to choose from. The first session is from 10am -Noon and 1pm – 3pm. We will also have a needle felting workshop for kids. Pre-registration is required so email us at or call us at 508.947.6744.

There will also have homemade soup and baked goods for sale and local crafters so you can do a little shopping while you are there.

Additional details including pricing can be found here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Boston Archaeologist Joseph Bagley to Discuss His New Book

Boston Archaeologist Joseph Bagley to Discuss His New Book, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts

You'll never believe what the Big Dig has uncovered! Though not the most popular construction project, the Big Dig has contributed more to our understanding and appreciation of the city's archaeological history than any other recent event.
Join the Middleborough Public Library on Wed., Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to meet Joseph M. Bagley, city archaeologist of Boston, who'll talk about some of their findings; from cannonballs to drinking cups and ancient spears to chinaware. He'll also discuss his new book, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts.

Free and open to the public, no registration is required.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Mentalist and Mindbender Rory Raven

Join the Middleborough Public Library on Wed., Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of mystery, suspense and mindbending entertainment.

Rory Raven has had a life-long interest in all things psychic and paranormal, leading him to a career as a mentalist and mindbender. His goal is to reproduce the kind of effects parapsychologists have been researching for years - only he wants to do them live and onstage. As Rory says, "I'm skeptical about paranormal activity. But a background in theater and an interest in esoteric subjects help me to bend the audience members' minds."

Rory has performed everywhere from Salem and Manhattan to Istanbul, and he's performed for everyone from college students, bar patrons, and educational groups, to nightclub crowds, champion bridge players, and even a coven of witches.

Throughout his travels, Rory says that one thing has always intrigued him. "What I find interesting is that everyone has an opinion about whether or not telepathy exists. The great thing is that you don't have to believe in order to find mentalism compelling, any more than you have to believe that the actor onstage really is a melancholy Danish prince in order to get completely caught up in that experience. Remember, we're in the Theater of the Mind, and not just my mind... but yours as well."

This program is suitable for adults and older teens only. Free and open to the public, no registration is required. It's made by possible by support from the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents Around the World Christmas

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents three Around the World Christmas concerts, each at 7:30 pm, on Friday, December 2 at Central Congregational Church, 2 Webster Street, Middleborough; Saturday, December 3 at St. Bonaventure Church, 803 State Road, Plymouth; and Sunday, December 4 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 842 Tremont Street, Duxbury. The chorus is conducted by Music Director William B. Richter and accompanied by Assistant Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly.

Around the World Christmas is a musical journey exploring the diverse Christmas music throughout the world. From the glorious medieval processional, Gaudete, to one of the loveliest motets of the Renaissance, O Magnum Mysterium, the program includes carols old and new from many different countries, and some of the exciting and joyous carols from Africa, South America, and the West Indies. This musical tour kindles holiday lovers’ appetites for all the music they'll enjoy during this celebrated season.

Since 1999, PFC has delighted South Shore audiences with classical programming. The group of over 70 vocalists of all adult ages is dedicated to authentic choral singing. In addition to the winter concert, PFC generally presents a major choral work each spring, an annual Messiah Sing in December, and summer concerts with pops-style programming.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for senior citizens and $15.00 for students over 14. Children under the age of 14 are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at; and from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call Gail at (781) 826-8416. For more information on the concert or PFC, please visit their website, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus
The Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit singing group dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. The PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region's Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information about PFC, please visit, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Second Annual Veterans Day Field of Flags

The Kiwanis Club of Middleborough with the support of the Middleborough Veterans Services office is doing the Field of Flags event for the second year in a row. The flags will be on display on the Middleborough Town Hall from Sunday, October 30 until Sunday, November 13 to honor past and present veterans.

The veteran does not need to be from Middleborough. For a $10 donation to the local Kiwanis Club you can memorialize a friend or family member that was or is a veteran. With the $10 donation they’ll have a flag in the Field of Flags on the Middleborough Town Hall lawn and their name will be on the Field of Flags name board.

Last year was our first year and we had right at 300 flags on display.

Checks can be made out to the Kiwanis club and mailed to Diane Maddigan at 129 Spruce St., Middleborough. Make sure you attach a little note giving the name of the veteran that you want named and honored. The money raised by the Field of Flags event goes towards the local programs that the Kiwanis runs and supports.

The Middleborough Veterans Emergency fund received a generous donation from the Kiwanis club last year as a way of the Kiwanis Club showing the appreciation to the Middleborough Veterans Services Department for loaning them the flags and markers for the Field of Flags event and helping out with getting the display set up. All of the money from this emergency fund goes to helping local veterans and their family members in times of need.

Donations directly to the Middleborough Veterans Emergency Fund can be made in the form of a check made out to the Middleborough Veterans’ Emergency Fund. Those checks can be mailed to Post #64 of the American Legion, P. O. Box 135, Middleborough MA 02346.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks

Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks
Presented by the Delvena Theatre Company

Fans of The Delvena Theatre Company's Meet Julia Child! show last January will be happy to hear that the acting troupe is returning to the Middleborough Public Library on Wed., Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. with its performance of Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks.

On a scorching hot day in Fall River, in August 1892, a heinous crime occurred. Spinster Lizzie Borden was accused, tried, and acquitted for the vicious axe murders of her father and stepmother. Two people died on that day in 1892, but Lizzie continues to live on in American folklore, and this true unsolved mystery has fascinated people for more than 100 years.

The live "edutainment" performance, written by Fran Baron and directed by Joseph Zamparelli, features Lynne Moulton and Zamparelli in multiple roles depicting Lizzie's story and educating the audience members so that they may be informed "jurists." It will include a mock trial that invites the audience to participate by questioning Lizzie, and voting on her guilt or innocence. Did she or didn't she? You be the judge.

PLEASE NOTE: This production is not recommended for children younger than 10 years old.
Free and open to the public, no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Flushing Notice Fall 2016

Fire hydrant flushing will be taking place Monday through Thursday and will continue through mid-November. The flushing will occur between the hours of 5PM and 11PM.

Customers may experience discolored, rusty water during and after flushing. Please run cold water until clear before cooking or doing laundry. 

For more information, please visit

Monday, October 3, 2016

Halloween Costume Swap

Join the Middleborough Public Library for a Costume Swap from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 15 in the Library's large meeting room. Don't have a costume to swap? Come for games, snacks, art projects and more! 

 McDonalds will even be supplying a limited number of lunches around noon. 

Costumes and/or accessories can be dropped off in the Children's Room up until the event. 

All ages welcome.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Here's To Your Health & Wellness Fair

The Fourth Annual Here's to Your Health and Wellness Fair will be held this Sunday, September 18th from 11AM to 4PM at The Mitchell Club located at 29 Elm Street in Middleboro.

Free health screenings, nutrition education, fitness demonstrations, local police/fire/EMS safety education modules, health and well-being vendors and entertainment will take place.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Feasting with Recipes Then and Now

Join Creative Feast chef Liz Barbour as she takes a journey back to the early 1700s and discusses the workings of the colonial kitchen and the ingredients available. Watch as Liz demonstrates a few recipes with historic roots that she has adapted for today's shopping and palate. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes from locally sourced ingredients and samples!

Registration is required and must be completed by Wed., Sept. 28 at 8:00 p.m. Call 508-946-2470 or email Libby Fox at

Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started "Liz Barbour's Creative Feast" in 2004. Her cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on "New Hampshire Chronicle" and in various publications including "New Hampshire Magazine." Liz is an avid home gardener and often uses her own fresh herbs and edible flowers in her cooking demos. Her relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while she prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy, while focusing on basic cooking techniques, knife skills, healthy ingredient combinations, and the use of herbs and spices to enhance flavors.

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library for sponsoring this event.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Programs for Kids and Families at the Middleborough Public Library

Fall programs begin Sept. 13. Check our calendar at for detailed information regarding the schedule for programs listed below.

Tuesdays 4:00 p.m.: Lego-mania
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.: Family Nights
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storylabs
Thursdays 10:15 a.m.: Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursdays 11:15 a.m.: Wiggles & Giggles

Sign up for our Preschool Storylab Habitats program at Soule Homestead on Wed., Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. This hands-on program will explore the many habitats at Soule Homestead in Middleborough. This free program is for kids 3-6 years old and their siblings. Space is limited. Call the library at 508/946-2470 to register.

Preschool Storylabs are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Director of Economic and Community Development Opening

The Town of Middleborough is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the position of Director of Economic and Community Development. The position is responsible for directing economic and community development initiatives, commercial and industrial development and promoting downtown revitalization . The Director also oversees housing, community and economic development programs, grant writing and works closely with the business community, community organizations as well as state and federal agencies. Send a letter of interest and resume to Robert Nunes, Town Manager at

Thursday, September 1, 2016

25th Annual Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Folk Fest

25th Annual Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Folk Fest

We have a great line-up planned for the festival but we also have some great programs this season for the entire family.  Learn how to make some homemade holiday presents, get the kids involved in an afterschool program or bring your preschooler down for First Farm Fun.  All the details for Fall programs are here in the newsletter which can be found by clicking here.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pilgrim Festival Chorus to Host Open Auditions

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal non-profit community choral group, invites singers throughout the region to join them for open auditions at two Welcome Nights. On Monday, September 12 and Monday, September 19, at 6:30 pm, Music Director William Richter welcomes newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement, if they wish, at United Methodist Church, 29 Carver Road, Plymouth. Rehearsals for the winter season begin at 7 pm immediately following. This year’s winter concert, Around the World Christmas, consists of carols and seasonal music drawn from many cultures around the world.

PFC is an auditioned choral group for male and female vocalists of all skill levels with about 80 active members, dedicated to the performance of choral music from many genres. Launching their eighteenth season, PFC typically performs major concerts in the winter and spring each year. Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot volunteer singing ensemble, performs an annual summer post-season concert of lighter music, and also engages in occasional appearances at local community events.

Rehearsals throughout the season are held on Monday nights from 7 to 9 pm. Performances of Around the World Christmas will be held on Friday, December 2 and Saturday December 3 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 4 at 4 pm, at locations in Duxbury, Plymouth, and Middleborough.

For information regarding membership and auditions, contact William Richter, Music Director by calling 781-789-3343 or emailing For more information including this season's schedule and repertoire, please visit the PFC website at, email, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Monday, August 22, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read!

Kids in the Children's Summer Reading program at the Middleborough Public Library have until Wed., Aug. 31 to pick up their prizes.  

The drawing for grand prize packs will occur on Thurs., Sept. 1and all winners will be notified by phone.  Watch for a Summer Reading survey delivered to your email soon.  Complete it for a chance to win a Dunkin Donuts gift card.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ahearn Pump & Well

Around the Bogs would like to welcome Ahearn Pump & Well as our newest Business Listing. We remind you to always support local business!

Ahearn Pump & Well is a name that stands for quality, service, and reliability.

Your family's water supply is important to them. With over 30 years of combined experience, the staff at Ahearn Pump & Well is committed to maintaining that water supply for many years to come.

Conveniently located on the South Shore of Massachusetts and serving the Greater Boston and Cape Cod areas since 1991, Ahearn Pump & Well looks forward to assisting you with your irrigation or domestic water needs.

For a full listing of the services offered by Ahearn Pump & Well, please click here. Be sure to also "Like" them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wally the Green Monster Visits the Library

Fenway favorite Wally the Green Monster will be visiting the library for a special storytime on Wed., Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to bring a camera for a photo opportunity with Wally. Space is limited for this event. 

Pick up your free ticket at the library beginning Tues., Aug. 2.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

3D Game Design Workshop

Want to design your own PC or Xbox game?

Join the Middleborough Public Library on Tues., August 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for a hands-on workshop with Thi Sarkis from the Rhode Island Computer Museum.

Using Kodu Game Lab, youth aged 10-18 will learn concepts of programming and game design to help them create a 3D game of their own. Paint a 3D landscape, program "bots" to move and more.

No coding experience necessary. Registration is required. Call the Library or drop in to sign up

Toe Jam Puppet Band Performs at Town Hall

Toe Jam Puppet Band performs their interactive, family friendly show on the lawn of Town Hall Tues., July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, some snacks, and enjoy the show! In the case of inclement weather the performance will be moved indoors to the Town Hall auditorium. 

This program is free and no registration is required. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Middleborough Democratic Town Committee Summer Cookout

Middleborough Democratic Town Committee

Twentieth Annual Summer Cookout

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016 – 12 NOON TO 4 PM

CALL TOM McGUIRE AT (508) 947-7196 OR CHARLIE GOODSPEED AT (508) 947-4535

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pop-Up Farm Dinner at Soule Homestead

POP-UP FARM DINNER! July 9th from 4pm till 7pm. If we sell 50 tickets then we will be hosting an amazing evening of local food grown here by Farmer Dave and prepared by Martha Stone with beverages by Mayflower Brewery. Tickets can be bought here:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Networking Survival Tips: Cranberry Country Chamber & Rockland Trust Sponsor Free Seminar in Middleboro

Dread the idea of meeting a bunch of strangers?  Annoyed that your current networking efforts a waste of time?

You are not alone. The “Networking Survival Tips” seminar will provide pragmatic, easy to implement steps to help you convert initial conversations to new clients, teach you to successfully navigate a packed room and outline how to become a hub resource. 

The free seminar will be held Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 - 9 a.m. at Massasoit Community College, Middleboro campus, 49 Union St, Middleborough, MA 02346

The seminar, sponsored by the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce and Rockland Trust, will be led by Steve Dubin, founder of My Pinnacle Network, a group of six business to business networks and PR Works, a full service marketing firm based in Plymouth, MA.

Networking tips and tactics will include how to work a room, how to stand out in a crowd, how to manage the exchange of business cards, how to select someone to talk with, how to get a prospect to open up, how to disengage, how to pick the right events, planning ahead, and how to follow up and take effective next steps.

Although the seminar is free and seating is limited to 30.  Please RSVP at, or contact , (508) 947-1499.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Diana Nyad Speaks about Her New Book, Find a Way

Join the Middleborough Public Library on Wed., June 22, at 6:30 p.m., to hear about the inspiring and life-changing accomplishments of Diana Nyad. Nyad will speak with us via Skype. "Ellie and her Bookies" book club will discuss the title following the Skype call with Nyad. All are welcome to stay.

On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming 111 miles in 53 hours from Havana to Key West.

In the 1970s, she became known as the world's greatest long distance swimmer with her open-water achievements, including a record-breaking swim around Manhattan. For the next 30 years, Nyad was a prominent sports broadcaster and journalist, filing compelling stories for National Public Radio, ABC'S Wide World of Sports, and others.She is the author of the published memoir, Find a Way, and three other books, as well as a national fitness icon and a talented linguist.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

"Exercise Your Mind. Read!" Adult Summer Reading Program

In a year when the Summer Olympics take place, it's only fitting that the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP) theme is "Exercise Your Mind. Read!" The Library encourages adults ages 18 and up to participate in a variety of library activities; the more activities recorded, the more chances you have to win one of five prize packs. Register online at starting June 18. As part of the ASRP, the Library will host three free programs around the theme of exercise:

1. Exercise Your Spirit -- Wed., June 22, 6:30 p.m. Come hear about the inspiring accomplishments of Diana Nyad. At 64, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. She will speak with us via Skype. (See below for more information.)

2. Exercise Your Body -- Sat., July 16, 11:00 a.m. The Crescent Dancers, the Pioneer Valley's premiere Middle Eastern dance troupe for more than 40 years, will present "Bellydance for Fun and Fitness" for all ages. They'll enchant and inspire you with a brief performance followed by a bellydance lesson including information about the dance form. No previous dance experience necessary! Registration IS required.

3. Exercise Your Mind -- Wed., Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of mystery, suspense and mindbending entertainment. Rory Raven has had a life-long interest in all things psychic and paranormal, leading him to a career as a mentalist and mindbender.

Pick up a Summer Reading brochure at the Library for more detailed information.

Prize pack gift cards generously donated by Boston Tavern, The Cabin, Dave's Diner, and Persey's Place.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Soule Homestead Education Center spring events

Basic Beekeeping at Soule Homestead: 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 4. Residents are invited to explore the life cycle of a bee and gather information from Beekeeper Kevin O'Donnell as to what equipment will be needed to start a hive, where to purchase equipment, the work involved and some obstacles one may encounter in beekeeping. Honey and candle making processes will also be discussed. Cost for members is $10 and nonmembers is $12.
Rug Hooking Workshop at Soule Homestead: 10 a.m. to noon, June 5. All skill levels welcome. A $5 donation is requested. Attendees are encouraged to pack a lunch. Registration is required.
Soule Homestead Education Center is a community resource for all of Southeastern Massachusetts located at 46 Soule St., Middleboro.

Tee Off for Summer Reading!

Tee Off for Summer Reading!
Mini-Golf @ the Library

All are welcome to join us on Sat., June 18 for our Summer Reading kickoff event that will "putt" a smile on your face!

From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., two floors of the Middleborough Public Library will be transformed into an 18-hole mini-golf course. Starting at the Main Street library entrance, participants will golf their way through library rooms and stacks to the lower level Meeting Room, keeping score along the way.

Register for a summer reading program (children's, teen, or adult) at the end of your golfing session and be automatically entered in a raffle to win one of five $10 Dunkin Donuts gift cards!

All ages are invited to this free event. The Library will be open for normal business during course hours. The last tee time is 2:30 p.m.

This is your chance to see the library like you've never seen it before. Drop by and join us for a "hole" lot of fun!

Many thanks to the continued support of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, who sponsored this event, and to Dunkin Donuts for their generous prize donations. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

“Mommy and Me” Music and Movement Classes!

“Mommy and Me”
Music and Movement Classes!

Daddies, grandparents, nannies and other caregivers also welcome!

Friday, June 3, and Friday, June 17
10:00 -10:45 a.m.
For Ages 3 - 5 Years
(Younger Siblings Welcome!)

Let us know which day(s) you are coming –
Email Nancy Kidd at:

To find out more about the Musikgarten classes offered, please visit:

Class Location: First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough
25 South Main Street, Middleborough, MA 02346

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Deer Ticks: One Bite Can Change Your Life

Did you know that Plymouth County has the third highest incidence of Lyme Disease in the Commonwealth? Do terms like Lyme Disease, Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis scare you? The good news is that tick-borne diseases are completely preventable.

Join the Middleborough Public Library on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m., for this important informational program presented by Larry Dapsis, an entomologist who serves as the coordinator of the Deer Tick Project for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and a Middleborough resident.

The program will review the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses. Dapsis will present a three-point protection plan: protect yourself, protect your yard, and protect your pet. He also will answer questions from the audience following the program.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Massachusetts Archaeological Society Spring Meeting


Saturday, May 7, 2016
at the
(free parking across from the Museum)

Please join the Trustees, Members, and Friends of the MAS for the annual Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 7, 2016. A short business meeting will open the day, followed by program of invited speakers, who will be presenting the latest local & global archaeological research.

Registration. Members $10/Non-members $12.
Welcome by President Phil Graham and Program Chairs Al Smith & Susan Jacobucci
Morning Program with
Tim Ives - A Window of Opportunity: Recording Archaeological Sites Exposed by Hurricane Sandy in Rhode Island
Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr. - Hurricane Sandy and its Effect on Archaeological Sites Located along Rhode Island's South Coast and on the Crescent Beach Site (RI 2555), Block Island
Kevin McBride - New Perspectives on the Native History and Archaeology of Block Island
Lunch on Your Own, or Join Us for a Reception and Book Signing with
Dan Sivilich, author of
Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide
Afternoon Program with
McKayla Hoffman - The Remarkable Everyman: Stories Behind the Tools at Coggeshall Farm Museum
Michael Zimmerman - The Cultural Heritage Crisis in the Middle East: How Cultural Heritage in the Middle East is Being Lost, and How Archaeologists are Rethinking Cultural Heritage Protection in the Wake of this Crisis

And after the day's program, consider taking a few minutes to give us your thoughts on the MAS Bulletin by taking a 2-minute survey at THIS LINK.

Help us celebrate more than 75 years of
education and preservation of Massachsuetts' archaeology.

For more information, including directions to the Robbins Museum:
(508) 947-9005
Free Parking Across from the Museum. ADA Accessible.