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New Medical Group Offices
Tully Family Medicine has moved to a new office in the North Quabbin Commons Plaza in Athol. Heywood Medical Group will open an urgent care center in the same location later this year.
Church Seeking Memorabilia
The First Congregational Parish, Unitarian is seeking photos and memorabilia from the 1930s-1950s church history for an up-coming October 1st event celebrating the life and times of Rev. Earl Davis. Rev. Davis served the parish from 1933 until his death in 1953. Mark Whiting Davis, Rev. Earl Davis' grandson, will present one of his grandfather's sermons, “Thirst for a Living God,” on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 11:00 a.m. following an open house at 10:00 a.m. Visitors will be able to access the church archives, dating back to the 1700s, and other memorabilia in the Lady’s Parlor. Church-goers are invited to dress in 30s-40s outfits or wear items from that era.
If you have photos that can be scanned and put on display; would like to sing in a choir, or serve on the committee to celebrate Rev. Davis' life and times, please contact, Genevieve Fraser at Tel. (978) 544-1872 or email: FraserGenevieve@gmail.com
Village Lyceum Summer Schedule
The Village Lyceum at the Unitarian Church in Petersham has announced its calendar of Events for the summer season. Regular parish services are suspended and will resume on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11:00 a.m. with a traditional worship service with Rev. Don Erickson and will include presentations for children focusing on the wisdom of Mr. Rogers.
Sunday Sept. 10 at 2 p.m., Vellamo, a Finnish Folk duo, will be returning to the Village Lyceum stage as they resume a world tour begun two years ago.
Sunday, Sept. 17 at 3:00 p.m., pianist Adam Bergeron will perform three step dances featuring composers: Chopin, Strauss and Brahms.
Bergeron's 5-part concert series is funded in part by a grant from the Petersham Cultural Council. All Lyceum proceeds benefit the parish building fund and are used to maintain their two historic buildings on the Town Common. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For further information, including Village Lyceum ticket prices, contact Genevieve Fraser at email: FraserGenevieve@gmail.com or call (978) 544-1872.
An Appeal to Help Monarch Butterflies
A group of volunteers from the Petersh a.m. area is working to support the local population of Monarch Butterflies. They are asking that landowners and farmers who have fields that need to be plowed or hayed, and that contain milkweed plants, to contact them several days in advance. The group will then find any Monarch caterpillars and move them to a patch of milkweed where they can live out their lifecycle. At this time, the offer extends to those towns adjacent to Petersham. Please call one of the numbers below with your contact information. Sandra Whaley 978-724-3487 or Brian Miner 978-724-6613. Thanks for your help in protecting this "King and Queen" of local butterflies.
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 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday
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Friday 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Selectboard Meetings -
Tuesday August 8, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday August 22, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday September 12, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Sen. Anne Gobi
Rep. Susannah Whipps-Lee
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