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.