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The Friday Market Returns on June 9
The Friday Market returns to the Petersham Common for its seventh season on June 9 with 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 vend- ors 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.
Local acoustic trio The Water's Edge (Jenifer O'Neil, Mike Rush and Larry Lusignan) bring traditional folk songs and children's songs to the band stand to open our music and market season.
The Water's Edge performs contemporary and traditional folks songs and original music. They appear regularly at Markoh's on Main, The Gardner Ale House, Birch Tree Bread Co. in Worcester, Janine's Frostee and at our Friday Market.
The Friday Market offers a free, 20-week program of music with major support from Heywood Healthcare, the Petersham Cultural Council, the Country Store, Water- wheel Realty and from individual local donors. Last year's 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 Mudd, Josh LeVangie and the Pistoleros and more.
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
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Friday 8 am – 12 noon
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