of the Town Address scheduled for tomorrow night April 15that 7PM
has been cancelled. It
recently came to our attention that this date conflicts with the second night
of Passover celebrated by many in our Jewish Community. Town Leadership
felt it would not be appropriate to conduct an event that was not fully
inclusive and which would have excluded an important part of our Ashland
community. Due to timing constraints related
to the release of the FY15 budget and other pre-town meeting activities, the
event will not be rescheduled.
WACA TV is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors living in the Town of Ashland who will be attending an institution of higher education after graduation. Applications will be available at AHS, Keefe Technical School, and Marian High School as well as online at http://www.wacatv.com. Deadline to return application is May 15
Applications should be mailed to:
WACA TV, 200 Butterfield Drive, B1
Ashland, MA 01721,
Attn: Barbara Chisholm Download Here
Swim, Kayak, Walk and Run Against the Tide on Saturday, June 21 at Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton, MA and Saturday, August 16 at Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA
For More Information,
go to www.mbcc.org/swim
or call 800-649-MBCC
Art in the Library
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 April
canned beans (black)
feminine hygiene products
Ashland Lions Club
The Ashland Lions Club will host Meat Raffles at TJ Spirits, Rte 135, Ashland/Hopkinton Town Line. They will run the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 PM. There will be early bird specials and 6 Great Tables of Prizes. Proceeds go to Massachusetts Lions Eye Research and Local Charities. The Ashland Lions Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at TJ Spirits, Rte 135, Ashland - Hopkinton Line at 7PM For Additional Information, please contact Lion Micki at 508-872-0075
We are always looking for used Eye Glasses and Cell Phones!
Town Manager, Tony Schiavi, announced a Stage II water restriction due to lower than normal water levels in the reservoir. At this time of year, a Stage II restriction is mostly about public awareness since most if not all irrigation systems are off-line for the winter. The community will be kept well informed through media, electronic signs and the town's website as the situation progresses.
My ECO is launching an initiative beginning September, 2013, supported by Shaw's Supermarkets to increase reusable bags at checkout. Shaw's will provide an incentive and reward in the form of donations to local schools and charities when customers shop with their own bags. By simply scanning a code at checkout, the customer tracks reuse and banks the donation on behalf of their school. If 100 families sign up to support their school and shop each week at Shaw's, they can raise over $3,000, just by shopping with their own bags.
In addition, they would keep 100,000 single use bags out of landfills. Shoppers can sign up for free at www.getmyeco.com. Register your school or charity at http://www.getmyeco.com/newPartnerRegistration.action. Contact Kristen Brown form MYECO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-310-2630
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.