Town-Wide Tag Sale Sign-up Time
Okay, Everyone! The Time Has
Come!! Fill out the Town-Wide Tag Sale Registration Form attached, send
it in and start (or keep on) collecting all those things you don’t ever use or
just don’t want! Bring them to sell at the Town Wide Tag Sale on the
Common from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 2nd and walk away with money in
your pockets, or someone else’s things that you couldn’t resist! It is a
great time to spend with friends and neighbors and make new friends, too! If
you know Wendell citizens who would like to participate, they are very
welcome. We had several join us last year. Feel free to copy and
give the registration form to people. The more the merrier and the more
sales, generally! Your $15 gets publicity in the papers, signage on 202
and anything left over goes to the playground or other projects the Recreation
Committee is working on.
If you don’t want to keep the
treasures you don’t sell at the tag sale, and don’t care about a receipt from
the Salvation Army, you will be able to take your things to the basement of the
Old Town Hall and it will all be donated to the Salvation Army. They will
bring a truck and take it all away! It will need to be boxed up, as they
don’t take loose items. You won’t have to take those things home and try
to decide what to do with them!
So keep on (or start) sorting
through all those things you never use. The registration form is attached.
Contact Lynn Layton ( email@example.com or 978-544-7892)
for information and get ready for a fun day selling on the New Salem Common.
Saturday, May 2. 8 am -2 pm. This should be the best tag sale
For further info, contact Lynn Layton at 978-544-7892
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Salem Town Tag Sale Sign-up Form
New Salem's 12th Annual Rabbit Run Invites
The 12th annual Rabbit Run will be held on Saturday, May 16th at the Common in
New Salem. After the long winter just experienced, the organizers expect a good
turnout! Prizes are available for all age groups. The race will benefit the 100
Mile Club at the Swift River School. The 100 Mile Club® provides the
opportunity to run or walk 100 miles at school during a single school year
which improves school readiness to learn, creates better education outcomes,
building self-esteem and the overall health in the lives of children and
The Rabbit Run, named after the former train route which ran through what is
now the Quabbin Reservoir, takes runners into the scenic Quabbin watershed for
a 10k foot race and walkers for a 3 mile walk.
Participants are asked to pre-register by filling out the registration form
which is attached and is also available at the New Salem Library,
the New Salem General Store and at www.sugarloafmac.org. Participants can register online at www.runreg.com. Registration
is $15 until May 1st and $20 afterwards and at the day of the event. Free
t-shirts will be given to all who register before May1st. Organizers are
seeking volunteers for set-up, registration, water stops, timing, food tent and
clean-up. The registration fee will be waived for racers who wish to volunteer.
"Rabbit-themed" snacks would be appreciated.
Race-day registration begins at 9:00 am at the Town Common in New Salem for the
races which begin at 10:00 am. The event is sponsored by the New Salem
Recreation Committee. For further information contact Carla Halpern at 978-544-2676.
Rabbit Run Registration Form
Book Discussion Group Rescheduled
The book discussion group meeting at the New Salem Library to
discuss The Ten Thousand Things has been moved to Wednesday, April 22nd
at 7:00 pm.
New Salem Old Home Day Committee
Looking for Volunteers
The theme of this year’s Old Home
Day on Saturday, July 18th is Old-Fashioned Fun. We planning
on having, old-fashioned music, old-fashioned floats, old-fashioned food,
old-fashioned games and contests! We are looking for volunteers who will help
out for about 30 minutes on Old Home Day with events or games. If you would
like to help make Old Home Day a success, email email@example.com
or call 978-544-3410 or 978-544-2660. We will match you up with an activity of
event of your choice.
New Salem Old Home Day Theme and Date Announced
The 2015 New Salem Old Home Day Committee is delighted to announce that the theme of this year’s Old Home Day will be Old-Fashioned Fun. We are planning on having, old-fashioned music, old-fashioned floats, old-fashioned food, old-fashioned games and contests! If you have an idea or want to help, come to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 24th from5:00-6:00 pm at the Stowell Building or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-544-3410 or 978-544-2660.
Save the date: Saturday, July 18th.
New Salem Library News
Reading Aloud for Grownups: On Wednesday, April 1st, at 7:30 pm Mira Bartok
and Mike Ross will be reading at the library. Mira is the author of The
Memory Palace and Mike has been seen in the New Salem community plays. Free
coffee and tea are available along with delicious home-bake goodies sold to
benefit the Friends of the Library.
Computer Workshop: Google
Essentials: Adam Suzor will explain how to
update Google applications on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 am at the
Museum Passes: The Library has acquired two more museum passes which
patrons can borrow: The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and The Clark Art
Institute. Come by and check them out.
Teachers Wanted: The New Salem Public Library wishes to hire a teacher
of basic sewing and a videographer to teach the teens about movie making.
If you are interested in either position please call 978-544-6334.
Tweens and Teens Special Events: The Library is open every Wednesday
from 1:30 to 5:30 only for 11 to 18 year olds from any town! Every
Wednesday, teens are invited to come to the library and join in activities,
study, do research for school and more.
April 1st April Fool’s Day!: Come to our TAB meeting. Help decide what programs
we do this summer and enjoy a special snack.
April 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th: It’s Art with Amy! Come learn and
improve upon your drawing skills. Please call the library in advance so we have
enough materials for everyone. We’re open from 1:30 – 5:30 every Wednesday for
11-18 year olds. Most of our programs start at 3:30. Mahar students can take the
bus to our Library! Call and we’ll make the arrangements. 978-544-6334. (The
Tweens and Teens program 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.)
Pizza and Pages: On Tuesday, April 7th, this teen book group will
be discussing The False Prince by Jennifer A. Neilsen. Pizza
available thanks to the New Salem General Store.
Lego Club: On Thursday, April 9th 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 month.
Book Discussion Group: On Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00
pm, the Book Discussion Group will talk about The Ten Thousand Things by
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 or would like to learn a computer program, such as
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
Ice Cream Sundae Social: On April 10th we will meet at the Stowell Building for an Ice
Cream Sundae Social. Bring your own bag lunch and drink. Coffee will
be provided. We will gather at 10 am for Bingo with lunch to follow at
noon. After lunch we will serve ice cream sundaes with a choice of
toppings. Please call Hendra Reidy to sign up. (978-544-2178)
Speaker on Veterans Benefits: At our meeting on April 10th we will
have a speaker. Tim Nieadlek will speak about benefits for retired and
active military people, including benefits for widows of same. He should
be able to answer any questions you may have concerning veteran's benefits.
Busy B's: We continue to meet on Wednesdays at the Stowell Building from
1:00-3:00 pm, weather permitting. 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 at 978-544-2216 to see if we are
New Salem Agricultural Commission
New Salem Community Garden Members Spring Meeting: The Community
Garden members will hold their spring meeting on April 22, 6-7 pm at the
Stowell Building. Please join our expanding garden group for $10 per 10 x 10
plot. 10 x 20 plots also available. Our new shed will be the project of the
spring! We are looking to expand the number of plots this year as well.
Returning gardeners please email your interest for this year. We would love
more gardeners to help enhance their own produce production. Children are
encouraged to come plant too! Contact Sandy Spiewak with questions@ email@example.com.
Perennials sought: If anyone has perennials they want divided or
want to donate to our plant sale, please give Sandy a call at 413-219-4458.
Last year we had a great turnout of plants, and so this year we hope to match
Millington, Quimby, Morse Village,
Puppyville, Cooleyville, North New Salem, New Salem Center, Macedonia,
The New Salem Historical Commission
invites residents, young and older, to come to the next Historical Commission
meeting on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm in the Stowell Building. Come
participate in a review of the New Salem village historical surveys so far
completed. Which village should be surveyed next? Stop in to learn about your
village and to get involved! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The New Salem
Historical Commission Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm.
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
New Meditation Course
A new meditation class with Jo Ellen Boskind of New Salem will be beginning on Monday, February 23rd at the White Elephant Yoga Studio in Orange. We will meet from 6:30-8:00 pm for 6 consecutive weeks, ending on March 30th. This class is suitable for beginning and experienced meditators alike. Guidance in the practice of meditation is a feature of every class - the group environment is warm and supportive for this practice. Along with guided meditation we will explore thru discussion letting go of "me" the stories we identify with that lead to our suffering. The cost for the entire course is $60. or $12 drop in. For more information and to register contact Jo Ellen Boskind at email@example.com or call her at 978 249-0929.
Bach and Be-Still Meditation at the Old Academy Building
and Be-Still Meditation is a music and mindfulness group. It combines
deep listening to music and meditation. Each circle time will include
deep listening to recorded music (12-20 minutes), discussion initiated
by short reading (30 minutes) and then meditation/centering (15-20
minutes). The group will begin meeting on February 14th from 12:30-1:30
pm at the Old Academy Building. In honor of Valentine’s Day, music from
the romantic era will be featured.
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