The Continental Plate Comes to the Shutesbury Athletic Club
The Continental Plate, the beneficial feast, is a new dining and entertainment experience in the North Quabbin area brought to you by local folk.
Dinner will run from 5:30-8:00 pm. Apps and desserts until 9:30 pm. Our diverse menu includes dishes that are sure to thaw out the mid-winter cold (see attached menu) and local musical ramblers The Tectonics. There will also be tastings, raffles and prizes and a silent auction.
You will be supporting your community every time you join us at the Continental Plate. We donate our net proceeds to causes and organizations that support and serve our communities. The net proceeds from the Shutesbury Athletic Club event will benefit the North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy. This association works to develop and support relationships for people with mental disabilities who will benefit from guidance, companionship, and/or advocacy. Tickets for adults are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Children twelve and under are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets available at North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy at 978-544-7794 or www.nqcitizenadvocacy.org. Snow date is Sunday, February 1st. Flyer attached.
New Salem Library News
The Friends of the New Salem Public
Library appreciate the responses we have received for our Annual Appeal.
We'd also like to remind you that our Gently Used Book Sale shelf is constantly
Tweens and Teens Special Events: New Salem Library Teen News! What’s new
in the New Year? The Library is open every Wednesday (moved from
Fridays) from 1:30 to 5:30 for 11 to 18 year olds, only! Use our new
Google Chrome computers, watch a newly-released movie on our projector, have a
snack and hang out with friends. Need help with homework? A book for class? Wednesday,
January 7 – Teen Advisory Board Meeting and Game Night
Wednesday, January 14 - Sharpie Mug Design
Wednesday, January 21 - Smoothies and more with Seeds of Solidarity!
Wednesday, January 28 - Henna tattoos and a movie
Stay tuned for news about our Winterfest - Sledding after dark, hot
chocolate and more! Call 978-544-6334 for more info. (This project is being
funded through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from
LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), a Federal source of library funding
provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.)
Kids Club: The Kids Club will be meeting from 3:30-5:00 pm on Tuesday,
Pizza and Pages: On Tuesday, January 6th from 5:00-6:30 pm: Pizza
and Pages, a teen reading club, will be discussing The Last Olympian,
by Rick Riordan. Pizza available thanks to the New Salem General Store.
LEGO Club: On Thursday, January 8th from 3:30-5:00 pm, the
LEGO Club will meet. Kindergarten and up welcome. Recent additions to the Lego
Collection are "little bits," to motorize Legos. The LEGO Club,
a New Salem Academy grant-funded club, meets every second Thursday of every
Book Discussion Group: On January 14th at 7:00 pm, the Book
Discussion Group will be discussing Wild by Cheryl Strayed. There
are copies available for check out at the front desk. This is an exciting
memoir that is the basis for a recently released film starring Reese
Reading Aloud for Grown-ups Program: The 2015 season schedule is:
14 - Dee Waterman and Sue Blake
Wednesday, February 11 (snow date Feb. 18) - Adam Frost and Jane Clukay
Wednesday, March 11 (snow date March 18) - Sally Howe and Allen Young
Wednesday, April 1 (snow date April 8) - Mira Bartok and Mike Ross
If you haven't had an opportunity to
enjoy having a great story read to you in a friendly environment, please come
and experience the pleasure on hand at this Friends of the Library sponsored
event. Free coffee, and tea, with delicious home baked goodies sold to
benefit the Friends of the Library.
Book Info: The Friends of the Public Library encourages you to check the
Front Desk for books not appearing on the shelves. There may be a waiting
list for the book you wish to check out. We also want to point out a list
posted on the Friends of the Library Bulletin Board which contains the names of
recently purchased books using funds from that group. In addition, there
is a list featuring books the library has purchased posted near the Front
Desk. When the shelves look a bit sparse, books are being checked out
which is all to the good of our library.
Chess Club for Tweens and Teens: The Library is looking for someone to
teach the rudiments of chess to local tweens and teens. If you are interested,
contact the library at 978-544-6334 or email@example.com. If you have a chess board
around your house gathering dust, please donate it for the kids to use at the
library. More information to follow.
Computer Help: Sue Dunbar is available for
one on one computer help anytime, but especially on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
Please ask Sue if you are having a computer problem.
Beverages Available: The Friends of the New Salem Public Library remind
you that we have coffee, tea, cocoa, and cider available to patrons.
Check out the Keurig machine and offerings on the table next to Diana's
window. Donations are gratefully accepted for these beverages.
Council on Aging News
Luncheons: On Friday, January 9th, we will meet at the Stowell
Building for a Pizza Party at noon. The cost will be $5 per person.
Please let Hendra Reidy (978-544-2178) know that you are coming if you have not
already signed up. We will gather at 10 am for a brief meeting followed
by Bingo and coffee. The snow date will be the following Friday.
Trip to Vermont Horse Farm: The Council will be sponsoring a trip this
spring thanks to a grant from New Salem Academy. The trip will be to the
Vermont Horse Farm in Townshend, VT, to view Fresian horses. There will
be a carriage ride and a choreographed musical show with lunch to follow at the
New England House Restaurant. We will be announcing the date as soon as
their schedule for 2015 becomes available. The cost will be $20 per
person. This trip is not just for seniors, so if you wish to sign
up for the trip, please keep tuned to the New Salem News where we will publish
news about the trip as soon as it is available.
Busy B's: We continue to meet on Wednesday at the Stowell Building from
1:00-3:00 pm. Bring your project and join us this winter. Some of us
knit, crochet, embroider, or quilt. If the weather is iffy, please feel
free to call Judy Jewett (978-544-2216) to see if we are meeting.
Community Network for Children
Please visit our website for
weekly scheduled Story Hours and Playgroups in New Salem and Wendell, as well
as other fun events. https://sites.google.com/site/communitynetworkforchildren/programs-and-events
Transfer Station News
Suggestion Box at Transfer Station
There will be a suggestion box at the New Salem Transfer Station.
If you have any suggestions for ways to improve the Transfer Station just leave
it in the box.
Agricultural Commission News
The Agricultural Commission is
looking for new members, as we only have five and need more members for
generating ideas, assisting with planning and development of new ideas. If you
are interested, our next meeting is September 4th at 6:00 pm in the New Salem
Public Library. The meeting lasts about an hour, so please join us!
Also, the Agricultural Commission is interested in having guest speakers join
our meetings to discuss pollinator development, amending soil, best organic
practices, etc. We hope other community group
The New Salem Community Garden
As the summer air turns cooler, and the daylight lessens,
gardeners at the Community Garden harvest the last of their tomatoes, cabbage,
cucumbers and squash. Thanks to all for making this growing season a success!
Please help yourself to any of the remaining vegetables ripening in the free
giving plot designated by the blue rope and flags, and we'd love if you'd leave
a message on our notepad!
Most recently, we were awarded a$500 grant through
Massachusetts Agricultural Commission (MAAC) which will be used towards our
shed project. On August 27th we were interviewed by the CROPP organization
through Organic Valley in Wisconsin in response to a grant proposal submitted
at the end of July. Cross your fingers they are interested in supporting our
garden project efforts!
Notes on "Lost" Wildlife from Mass Wildlife
See links below for information:
Notes on lost wildlife