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Property Values Under Review
During June, an appraiser from Vision Solutions is visiting properties and reviewing assessed values for the Board of Assessors. If residents have any questions, please contact the Assessors at 724-6658, the Town Office at 724-3353, or the Police Department at 724-3330
Get a Little Bit Batty at the Library
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Petersham Memorial Library will present the wonderful world of bats with amazing photos, echolocation recordings, stories and games. Presenter Jerry Schneider has been educating audiences about the vital roles of bats in our environment for over 15 years. A make your own Bat Tee Shirt Project is included in this program. Children may bring their own tee shirt to design or purchase one for $4.00 at the library.
The free program is 50 minutes long and most appropriate for children 5 and over. Tee shirts may be purchased for $4.00. Call the library at 978-724-3405 to reserve your place.
Legion Plans Flag Disposal Ceremony
Petersham American Legion Post 415 will be conducting a flag disposal service at 6:30 pm on Thursday June 14, 2018. The ceremony will be held near the flag pole on the South Common. All are invited to attend and bring unserviceable flags for proper disposal.
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Rep. Whipps Seeking a Third Term
ATHOL — Independent State Rep. Susannah M. Whipps announced on May 30 that
she will seek re-election in the Second Franklin District. The district
includes Athol, Belchertown (A), Erving, Gill, New Salem, Orange, Petersham,
Phillipston, Royalston, Templeton, Warwick and Wendell. Whipps was first
elected in 2014 and is serving her second term in the legislature. She is on
the Joint Committees on Elder Affairs; Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development
and Municipalities & Regional Government.
Electronics Recycling in June
The transfer station will be accepting household electronics for recycling during the month of June. All electronic items must be pre-paid at the Town Offices before they are dropped off. Accepted items will include computers, televisions including wooden consoles, electric lawn equipment, microwave ovens and more. Get details at the town offices.
New Friday Market Totes Are Here
Sturdy and stylish, reusable Friday Market shopping tote bags that can be used on any shopping trip are now available at The Country Store, at Quabbin Woods and at the Memorial Library. Or request a bag by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These commodious totes are available for a donation of $10 or more to support the 20-week Friday Market music program on the common. The market opens again on June 8 and each Friday through October.
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Plants You Can Eat in the Wild
The University of the Wild at Earthlands, a Petersham Earth-education Center is joining with the Petersham Grange 95 for a "hands-on" late afternoon program on "Wild Edible Plants of Petersham" on Friday, June 15th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the Town Common Beginning with a wild edible food walk through the fields and forests near the center of Petersham, John Root, noted naturalist and educator will identify local plants and their food and medicinal uses. Participants are welcome to join an optional "potluck meal" of foraged foods and items brought from home. The program is free and open to the public. For information on the University of the Wild go to www.universityofthewild.org