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Last Sunday Band Concert July 30The Petersham Brass Band began its 2017 season of six summer concerts on Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m., on the Petersham bandstand and will end its season on July 30.
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Lyceum Music Program
John Sheldon will return to the Village Lyceum on Saturday, July 29 at 7:00 pm to present “The Same Water, Music for a Deep Ecology.” The program, which will be held in the sanctuary of the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian on the Petersham Town Common, is inspired by Sheldon’s 5-day stay at Standing Rock Indian Reservation during a gathering of native tribes from across the nation to protest a proposed oil pipeline that threatens reservation water and ancient burial grounds.Tickets are on a sliding scale from $8 to $15, children 10 and under are free of charge. Proceeds for the Village Lyceum are used to maintain the First Congregational Parish Unitarian Petersham Church and the Davis Memorial Center. For further information, please contact Genevieve at (978) 544-1872.
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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, September 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, August 6 at 3:00 p.m., pianist Adam Bergeron will present the third in his 5-Part Concert Series with two-step Dances featuring composers: Beethoven, Schubert and Grieg.
Sunday September 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, September 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.
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 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 Petersh a.m. 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
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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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Committee meeting notices are posted at www.mytowngovernment.org
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