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Fall Art Center Classes
Petersham Art Center is starting up the Fall season with two classes by Karen Healey of the Dappled Ewe Studio. Ms Healey is a juried fiber artist who has created and taught about wool fabric artwork for decades. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and up.
FELTED PUMPKINS AND ACORNS – Karen Healey Sept. 7th, Saturday 9am – 11am. Use a felting needle to create a patchwork pumpkin and a trio of acorns from wool fabric and wool roving. A wonderful fall table decoration! Cost: $10. Members/ $30. Nonmembers
HOOKED WOOL INDIAN CORN DECORATION – Karen Healey October 19, Saturday 9am. – 1pm. Use traditional rug hooking techniques and wool fabric strips to create a 3-dimensional ear of Indian corn. Great front door decoration! Cost. $20 members/ $40. Nonmembers/$7 materials fee. Additional kits available for $10. Students should plan to bring a 10" embroidery hoop, fabric scissors, heavy duty thread and needle, and a rug hook, if able.
Call the Art Center at 978-724-3415 for more information and to register.
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Cell Tower Hearing Re-Scheduled
The ZBA continued its hearing on the a proposal to raise a proposed 90-foot cell tower to 160 feet to September 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the lower town hall. Proponents are saying that a taller tower at the Hall Road site will allow better coverage and allow up to four cell companies to use the planned "monopine" tower. The company needs extra time to decide where to locate an access road. Nine residents attended the August 1 zoning board session.
Conservation Comm Hears Solar Plan
The Petersham Conservation Commission took no action at a public hearing on Tuesday, August 6, in the Lower Town Hall. on the Notice of Intent by Sunpin Solar Development, LLC for construction of a 4.568-megawatt ground-mounted solar development project on property owned by Ralph Lapinskas on New Athol Road.
Members asked for more information on potential runoff problems and continued the hearing to 7:30 p.m. on September 3 in the Lower Town Hall.
A cleared and fenced area of 14.4 acres for the ground-mounted solar photovoltaic will require building of a 20-foot wide and approximately 1,150 feet long gravel access road with a wetland crossing and a replication wetland of 3,335 square feet. A copy of the Request can be inspected in the Selectboard office at 3 South Main Street. All interested persons are invited to attend..
T.S. Mann Now Accepts UPS packages
T.S. Mann Lumber now accepts packages for shipment via UPS during its regular business hours..
Petersham Brass Band Dates
The Band Concert Schedule is as follows: Sunday June 30, July 7, 14, 21,28 and August 4. All Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and will move inside to the Town Hall in the event of rain. Weekly food sales to benefit:
June 30 - Band
July 7 - Congregational Church
July 14 - Frontier Girls
July 21 - St Peter's Church
July 28 - Band
Aug 4 - Unitarian Church
Dump Stickers Available
Resident stickers for the transfer station