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A five person committee has been looking for the best ways to make our Town Hall accessible to disabled persons. Here's a link to the report they will deliver to Selectmen on June 27. Click the link here.
Town Hall Access Committee Report
Jane Duderstadt Art Show Opening
Collage artist Jane Duderstadt from town opens a show of her new folded collages at the Art Center from 4 to 6 p.m. July 16. The show will be on display through Aug. 24 at the Art Center, 8 North Street.
The show consists of folded paper collages of vegetables and flowers. While the work can be described as abstract realism, the subject is really color and shape and how it creates movement and energy. Jane has worked as an artist for more than 40 years, the last 25 years in Petersham where she has been inspired by natural images. Her work can be seen at www.janeduderstadt.com.
Band Concerts Start June 25
The Petersham Brass Band will begin its 2017 summer concert season on Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m., on the Petersham Bandstand. Guest conductor for the first concert will be Stephanie Parker, conductor from the Orange Community Band. Petersham Grange 95 members will host the season's first baked goods sale at the concert.Unitarian Service June 25
Howard Apley returns to the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian Petersham as pianist Sunday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.. He will perform hymns and classical piano pieces. Sunday's service, led by Rev. Don Erickson, will be a traditional worship service in the church sanctuary and will serve as the final one for the season. Village Lyceum performances will continue during the summer. Church services will resume in mid-September. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For further information, contact Genevieve at 978-544-1872.
Friday Market Fresh Veggies, Fresh Music
The Friday Market returned to the Petersham Common for its seventh season on June 9 with 15 vendors offering local organic produce, fresh produce from the Pioneer Valley, locally raised meat, chickens, fresh local eggs, baked goods, home-baked dog cookies, local honey, handmade soaps and other craft items.
The market is open to both regular and occasional vendors and to information booths staffed by social service and health care agencies who share information about programs and services. The Friday Market does not charge vendor fees.
Athol Memorial Hospital (Heywood Health care) is scheduled to offer blood pressure screening and provide other health information.
The Friday Market offers a free, 20-week program of music with major support from Heywood Healthcare, the Petersham Cultural Council, the Country Store, Waterwheel Realty, Petersham Grange 95, Charles Buell Plowing and from individual local donors. Last year's music schedule featured a range of musical styles with per- formances ranging from The Barrett Anderson Band, The Hip Swayers, The Equalites, Zydeco Connection, Roger Salloom, The Green Sisters, Jubilee Gardens, Chuck and Mud, Josh LeVangie and the Pistoleros and more.
Friday Market vendors vary weekly and include tersham's Sweetwater Farm (organic produce, meat), Golden Egg Farm (fresh local eggs and chickens) Soaps by Patsy, The Little Chicken Factory (mobile chicken coops), Bob Hayward's local garlic, Pick and Shovel Farm (plants and produce), Kiwi Meadows Farm (produce), Walnut Kitchen Homestead (produce, meat and other items), Rick Wilkey from Orange (produce).
Sunset Valley Farm produce, preserves and plants and herbs from Friendship Farm in Barre and more. New this year, Tracey's Traditionals offers all-natural, non-toxic personal care and wellness products. Including pain relieving cream, tick and bug spray for humans and dogs, facial cleanser, body oils/perfumes, deodorant, sunscreen, bath salts and herbal remedies and herbal essences.
Studio 52 from Phillipston will offer finished watercolor paintings and an artist's demonstration of watercolor painting techniques. The Friday Market is on the Petersham common from 3 to 6 p.m. on Fridays. For information, contact Roy Nilson (978-724-6662) or by e-mail: email@example.com
Free Property Valuation Booklet
The Valuation and Taxes of the Town of Petersham for the Year 2016 booklet is available at the Petersham Town Offices at the Board of Assessors Office, the Selectboard Office and the Petersham Memorial Library during regular business hours. Interested Petersham taxpayers are invited to pick up a free copy.
Monday 8 am – 7 pm
Tuesday 8 am – 4 pm Wednesday, Thursday
8 am – 4 pm
Friday 8 am – 12 noon
Selectboard Meetings -
Tuesday July 11, 2017 6:30PM
Tuesday July 25, 2017 6:30PM
Tuesday August 8, 2017 6:30PM
Tuesday August 22, 2017 6:30PM
Tuesday September 12, 2017 6:30PM
Tuesday September 26, 2017 6:30PM
Sen. Anne Gobi
Rep. Susannah Whipps-Lee
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Committee meeting notices are posted at www.mytowngovernment.org
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