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Milford Humane Society holding a HUGE YARD SALE
289 West Street (RTE 140) Milford, MA
Saturday, September 20 from 9 am to 1 pm
(Rain Date the Saturday after)
One of the bigges sales in town - huge variety - great place to shop for dorm 
or first apartment
508-473-7008  milfordhumane.org
Non Profit, No Kill, All Volunteer Cat Shelter

Ashland Secondary Lunch Menu
September 11 -- Vegetable Quiche, Crispy English Muffin, Warm Fall Fruit Crisp
September 12 --  Chicken or Vegetarian Quesadilla, Jicama and Black Bean  Salad
September 15 -- Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlicky Green Beans
September 16 -- Asian Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry over Rice Fortune Cookie
September 17 -- Pizza Party! Assorted Pizzas and Garden Salad
September 18 -- Beef or Vegetarian Tacos
September 19 -- Fish Filet on a Bun, Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries
September 22 -- American Chop Suey and Broccoli
September 23 -- Pulled Pork on a Bun (or not), Cornbread, Sauteed Greens
September 24 -- Pizza Party! Assorted Pizzas and Garden Salad
September 25 -- No School
September 26 -- Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
September 29 -- Ham & Cheese Panini, Cucumber Apple Salad
September 30 -- Chicken and Broccoli over Penne

Ashland Elementary Schools Lunch Menu
September 11 -- Hamburger or Cheeseburger on a Bun, Sweet Potato Salad
September 12 -- Chicken or Vegetarian Quesadilla, Jicama and Black Bean  Salad
September 15 --  Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlicky Green Beans
September 16 -- Asian Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry over Rice Fortune Cookie September 17 -- Pizza Party! Assorted Pizzas and Garden Salad
September 18 -- Beef or Vegetarian Tacos
September 19 -- Fish Filet on a Bun, Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries
September 22 -- American Chop Suey, Broccoli
September 23 -- Pulled Pork on a Bun (or not), Cornbread, Sauteed Greens
September 24 -- Pizza Party! Assorted Pizzas and Garden Salad
September 25 -- No School
September 26 -- Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
September 29 -- Ham & Cheese Panini, Cucumber Apple Salad
September 30 -- Chicken and Broccoli over Penne

Ashland Day Auction
Friday Night at 5pm on September 19 at the American Legion on Summer Street

Ashland Day 2014 
Saturday, September 20 at 10 am at Stone Park
Patriotic Bike Parade Ride as a Patriot on Saturday, September 20
Sign up begins at 9 am at the corner of Cherry Street & Park Streets
Parade and judging starts at 9:30am.
Kids up to grade 5 are invited to decorated their bikes.
The parade will pedal its way on the black top path through Stone Park to the basketball court where prizes will be awarded.


Art in the Library

Downstairs Picture Gallery

Paintings Patricia Boyer September 2 - 27, 2014 -- Ashland resident and artist Patricia Boyer will be exhibiting her paintings this month.  Ms. Boyer has been painting since 2000 and works primarily in acrylic paint. This exhibit will feature her portrait and landscape paintings.

Upstairs Display Case

Holliston Mill Artists September 2 -- October 31, 2014

The artists from the Holliston Mill Arts Complex, 24 Water Street, Holliston, MA, will be showcasing their work for the next two months.  Art objects in the display case will varied in subject, media, and techniques, and will display the creativity of a unique collection of artists working in a neighboring town.

Upstairs Fireplace Lounge Area

The metal work of Ashland resident Neil Mansfield is in the fireplace lounge area and the main circulation area.  Also on extended loan: the weilded painted metal sculptures of Joe Carpineto are exhibited on both floors.

If you are a collector and would like to share your collection with the Library community by exhibiting all or part of it in the locked display case near the main circulation desk, please contact me at leftaris@gmail.com.  Leave a short message and a way to contact you and I will follow up on it.

Town of Ashland Water Ban

As of September 3, the Town of Ashland is under a stage 2 water ban. This means the following:  Outdoor watering is prohibited, Residential car or vehicle washing is prohibited, Automatic sprinkler use is prohibited, Operation of ornamental pools and fountains is prohibited,  Filling and topping off of swimming pools with water from the municipal system is prohibited.  This ban is in place until further notice.  Per chapter 270-9 of the town code, penalties for violating this ban are in the amount of $200 for each violation.

Food Pantry Needs for September

  • School Snacks
  • Instant Potatoes
  • White Ricer
  • Peanut Butter
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Tooth Paste
  • Feminine Products
  • Ashland Orange Trash Bags
  • Cat Food     
For More Information, contact Cara Tirrell at ctirrell@ashlandmass.com. 
Drop Off During Our Hours:   M/W/Th 9 am to 1pm or drop off at post office, APD, AFD or Town Hall

Board of Selectmen Fall BAA Grants

Effective immediately BAA Fall Grant Applications are being accepted. Submissions are due into the Town Manager/Board of Selectmen Office by September 30, 2014. Submissions must include a completed application and a W-9 form. Grant applications can be obtained on the Town of Ashland website http://www.ashlandmass.com/ under News and Announcements, at Town Hall, 101 Main Street Ashland or by e-mail srobie@ashlandmass.com. Completed submissions will be reviewed at the Board of Selectmen's Meeting scheduled for October, 2014. Once the grants have been awarded checks will be processed by the end of October.

Fall 2014 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Timetable

September 10, 2014 Deadline for Notice of Intent to submit

Proposed warrant articles. Forms to be filed with the Selectman Office.

September 10 --October 15, 2014 Due Diligence Period:

Board of Selectman presentations and Discussions

September 10  -- November 17, 2014 Public Hearings

October 15, 2014 Board of Selectman vote to close and post the warrant

November 4, 2014 Warrant Posted 

November 18, 2014 Special Town Meeting

The Board of Selectman reserves the right to re-open the Warrant after October 15, 2014 to include new articles that address emergency or unanticipated needs and / or circumstances.

Ashland Lions Club Recycling

We are always looking for used Eye Glasses and Cell Phones!

The Lions EyeMobile will be participating in Ashland Day 

on Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 2pm.

The vehicle provides free health screenings to anyone over the age of 10.  It is not handicap accessible but volunteers are available to assist those who need it. 

For further information, please stop by the Eyemobile or their Food Trailer at Ashland Day!


Massachusetts Association for the Blind

Donate your old car to the Massachusetts Assoc. for the Blind.  They provide services and programs to blind and vision impaired of Massahusetts. Free tow and pick up. We will take your old car, boat, trailer, camper, motorcycle, jet ski and snowmobile.   Call today for details at 1-888-613-2777.  Contact -- Barbara Sciannameo at barbaras@mabcommunity.org.

Metro West Consumer Assistance Office

Need Help? The Consumer Assistance Office - Metro West provides free information,mediation or referrals to help resolve. Call 508-651-8812 or visit http://www.consumermetrowest.org

Communities for People

Intensive Foster Care Program - Make an impact. Open your mind. Open your heart. Open your home. Find out more about how to become a Foster Parent. CFP will provide the necessary training and ongoing support required to be a foster parent. The most rewarding yet challenging job of your life. 1-877-852-1271 www.c4p.org

Ashland Senior Center

Baked Goods at the Senior Center
Mondays -- Shaws and Whole Foods
Tuesdays -- Whole Foods
Wednesdays -- Framingham Bakery, Whole Foods

Property Tax Work off applications available at the Senior Center

This program allows participants to work off up to $750 in property taxes a year at a rate of $8.00/hr. Gross income may not exceed $40,000 for an individual, $55,000 for married filing jointly. New program begins January 2013. Applications now available at the Senior Center.



Annual Town Meeting May 7, 2014 from Ashland Cable on Vimeo.

Coverage of the Annual Spring Town Meeting on May 7, 2014, held at Ashland High School.


State House Connections April 18, 2014 from Ashland Cable on Vimeo.

State Representative Tom Sannicandro cooks up some tasty dishes with Congresswoman Katherine Clark.





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