The metal work of Ashland resident Neil Mansfield is in the fireplace lounge area and the main circulation area. Also on extended loan: the welded painted metal sculptures of Joe Carpineto are exhibited on both floors.
You are also invited to explore the library's Permanent Art Collection. Over the years, through donation and acquisition, the library has 18 works of art on permanent display in various parts of the library. These works include painting, sculptures, drawings and original prints.
Food Pantry Needs
For More Information, contact Cara Tirrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop Off During Our Hours:M/W/Th 9 am to 1pm or drop off at post office, APD, AFD or Town Hall
Canned Raviolis/Canned Spaghetti
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 email@example.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
August 6, 2014 Open the Warrant
September 10, 2014 Deadline for Notice of Intent to submit
Proposed warrant articles. Forms to be filed with the Selectman%u2019s Office.
September 10 %u2013 October 15, 2014 Due Diligence Period:
Board of Selectman presentations and Discussions
September 10 %u2013 November 17, 2014 Public Hearings
October 15, 2014 Board of Selectman vote to close and post the warrant
November 4, 2014 Warrant Posted %u2013 No later than date
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%u2019s first Dragonfly Festival will take place on August 23, 4 pm to dark, at Mill Pond Park and on the grounds of the Ashland Historical Society, 2 Myrtle Street. It was conceived as a way to bring the Ashland community together to celebrate arts. Dragonfly lanterns and floating lanterns will be lit at dusk.
Parking is available at 30 Main and 60 Pleasant streets. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, August 24.
There will also be a related Dragonfly photo exhibit at noon and a dragonfly lantern-making workshop at 1:30 pm at Ashland Library, 66 Front Street.
The festival is a free event for all ages. According to the organizers, the event will have beautiful sights, rich and varied melodies, and diverse voices and rhythms, mixed with the sounds of excited conversation and shared wonder.
The performers are Perry Desmond-Davies; Seth Connelly; and Barbara Kessler. There will also be Indian music and dance; improv theater; drummers; dragonfly crafts for kids by artist Suzie Meeker; artisans and food by The Carve, Kabob House, and Anna Banana%u2019s Homemade Goodness.
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!
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.
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.