[Eastontowncrier] Town Crier Friday 12/1/2017
Easton Town Crier
eastontowncrier at list.easton.ma.us
Fri Dec 1 09:00:10 EST 2017
Local Government News and Notices
ONLINE Dog Licensing Now Available
2018 Dog licenses are now available ONLINE<https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactionInfo.aspx?CustomerID=657&TransID=22092>. To license online, search by Dog ID# (can be found on a previous years license) or enter your last name, street name and/or dog name. Residents will only be able to use the online dog licensing service if the rabies certificate that is on file in the Town Clerks Office is current at the time of licensing. To update your rabies on file please email<mailto:townclerksoffice at easton.ma.us> a copy to townclerksoffice at easton.ma.us<mailto:townclerksoffice at easton.ma.us> and allow time for internal processing before attempting to license online. Please note that the bank charges .25 to pay by electronic check and a $1.00 postage & handling fee will be charged for each online license issued. Dog licenses and tags will be mailed directly to you. You may also license your dog in person at the Town Clerks Office beginning December 15th.
Department of Public Works Accepting Applications for Snow Plow Contractors for Winter 2017/18
The Town of Easton Department of Public Works is accepting applications for snow plowing contractors for the 2017 - 2018 winter season. Applications can be picked up at the Department of Public Works, 130 Center Street between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. www.easton.ma.us/DPW<http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/index.php> or call DPW 508-230-0800.
Free Easton Community
Easton Community Calendars covering September 2017 through August 2018 are now available at the Town Offices, Ames Free Library, Easton Historical Society, Frothingham Memorial Hall, and all Easton branches of North Easton Savings Bank. Town information, school events, and civic organization happenings are included. The FREE calendars are provided by North Easton Savings Bank, for the residents of Easton.
The Public Health Nurse will be available for Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar screening for Easton Residents (on a walk in basis, no appointment needed) according to the following schedule:
* Elise Circle Community Room - Tuesday, December 19 (9:30AM-10:30AM)
* Town Hall (136 Elm St., Mary Connolly Room, 2nd Floor) - Monday, December 18 (3PM-4PM)
* Parker Terrace Community Room - Tuesday, December 5 (9:30AM-10:30AM)
* Frothingham Hall - COA (15 Barrows St) Thursday, December 14 (10:30AM-11:30AM)
To view the Easton Board of Health Public Health Nurse schedule for the entire year, please refer to Public Nurse Schedule<http://www.easton.ma.us/Public%20Nurse%20Schedule%20Town%20of%20Easton%202017.pdf>
Meetings Next Week: December 4 through December 8
Board of Selectmen, Conservation Commission, Board of Assessors, RECC Financial Advisory Subcommittee, RECC Board of Directors, Regional Emergency Planning Committee meetings are scheduled for next week. See full time, date, location, and agenda details on our helpful calendar app: Town of Easton Calendar<http://www.easton.ma.us/calendar_app/>. Questions relating to public meetings should be directed to the Town Clerk's Office at (508) 230-0530. Stay informed of all town board and committee business by signing up for email notifications with our Minutes on Demand service! Sign up here.<http://eastontownma.minutesondemand.com/EmailNotifications/Login>
Week of December 11: Bulky Item Pick-up
The week of December 11, 2017 will be the next "FREE BULK ITEM" pickup week for Waste Management customers. If you are in our Waste Management program, you can put one (1) large item curbside on your regular trash day to be picked up at no charge to you. No need to call the office, just have your item out at 7:00 a.m. You can find the list of acceptable items on the Town's website. Any questions call the DPW @ 508-230-0800.
Week of December 14: Town of Easton Marijuana Policy Advisory Committee to Host Public Listening Session
The Town of Easton will hold a public listening session regarding the Town's ongoing marijuana policy planning process on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street. The session invites residents to meet the Town's Marijuana Policy Advisory Committee, learn about the existing law as it pertains to the sale and cultivation of marijuana, and learn about policy options for the Town to consider prior to the June 30, 2018 expiration of a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales and cultivation in Easton. Follow the link below for more information: http://www.easton.ma.us/newsdetail_T2_R516.php
December 30: Voter Registration Deadline - Special Town Election
Saturday, December 30th is the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming Special Town Election, to fill the vacancy for an unexpired term on the Easton Board of Selectmen. Use these links to check to see if you are a registered voter and your voter status<https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx> or to Register to vote online<https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/>
January 20: Special Town Election 7AM-3PM
The Special Town Election to fill the vacancy for an unexpired term on the Easton Board of Selectmen will be held on SATURDAY, January 20, 2018 from 7AM-3PM at Oliver Ames High School. Use this link for additional Election Information<http://cms2.revize.com/revize/easton/departments/town_clerk1/election_information.php>
Community News and Events
Recreation Department Winter Programs and Wrestling
The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Winter Programs and Wrestling.
Click here for more: http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/recreation_department/recreation_programs.php
Ames Free Library - Converting Slides & Negatives to Digital Every Tuesday at Queset House
Come learn how at the Ames Free Library - Queset House. Pat will show you how to use the library's simple scanner to help preserve those memories. Register online for your one-on-one session. Every Tuesday from 10:30AM - 12:30PM. Location: Queset House, 2nd Floor Digital Media Lab.
Now through December 15: Photography Competition & Preservation Awards
The Easton Historical Commission is accepting photographs through December 15, 2017 for the 18th Annual Photography Competition, Sunday January 14, 2018 from 3PM-5PM at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. Recipients of the Chaffin Award (for an individual making a significant contribution to historic preservation in Easton), the Briggs Award (for a building or landscape project significant to Easton's historical integrity) and the Boston Post Cane (for Easton's oldest resident) will be announced at the event. Photographs should be taken in Easton and should be on the themes of historic places, historic landscapes, people, or pets. Important details about the categories and submission requirements can be found on the Town website at: http://www.easton.ma.us/boards_and_committees/historical_commission/news.php. Photographs may be dropped off for or mailed to John Ventresco at 475 Depot St, S Easton, MA 02375. For more information regarding the photo competition and Preservation Achievement Awards Program, please contact John Ventresco at 508-238-6950, jventresco at comcast.net<mailto:jventresco at comcast.net>.
December 2: The Original Easton Farmer's Market is taking Two Saturdays Off
The Winter Farmer's market is Not open the Saturday after Thanksgiving November 25th, nor is it open Saturday, December 2nd, due to scheduling conflicts at the historic Oakes Ames memorial Hall.
Now through December 23: Happenings at the Art Coop/Gallery
Checkout the Festival of Trees and take a chance on our submission. A four foot tree covered with one of a kind decorations created by our artists!
Saturday, December 2: As part of Lion's Holiday Festival, Free Jewelry Workshop for Age 12 & up 1-3PM. Go home with finished necklace or bracelet. Sign up in advance dr.brilliantcliche at yahoo.com<mailto:dr.brilliantcliche at yahoo.com>
Saturday, December 9: Sixth Annual Artisans Faire & Holiday Tea from 10AM-4PM, Queset House, 51 Main Street, North Easton. Handicapped Accessible.
Saturdays & Sundays Now through December 23: Expanded Holiday Hours 10AM-4PM, located at 50 Main Street, North Easton.
December 2: The Easton Garden Club Annual Holiday Greens Sale
Saturday, December 2nd from 9AM-1PM. The Easton Garden Club will be selling fresh balsam wreaths, holly wreaths, grapevine wreaths, door swags, garlands, holiday arrangements, bunches of fresh greens & berries, pinecones, amaryllis pots, boxwood tree, ornaments, and beautiful raffle prizes. This is the ONLY winter fundraiser sponsored by the Easton Garden Club. We depend on, and very much appreciate, the generous support of the residents of the Town of Easton towards our efforts to beautify the town and provide scholarships to Easton's youth. http://www.eastongardenclub.org/club-activities
December 3: Holiday Festival Breakfast by the Rockery
Prepared by Easton Boy Scout Troop 193! Sunday, December 3rd start your morning at the Easton Holiday Festival on the 2nd floor of the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall for a hardy breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausages, fruit, donuts, bagels and beverages. Bring the whole family. SANTA will be available for photos! PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE. Only $6 per person/ $25 per family (6). This event is from 8AM-10:30AM at Oak Ames Hall, 3 Barrows Street, North Easton, MA. Tickets will be available at the door. Thanks again this year to our Primary Sponsor - Bank of Easton
December 4 through December 5: Easton Historical Society - Holiday Greens and Gifts Items for Sale
The Easton Historical Society will be open Saturday, December 2nd from 9AM-5PM and Sunday, December 3rd from 1PM - 5PM. Saturday morning the Easton Garden Club will be selling their popular Holiday Greens. Many historical items are available for Holiday Gifts and one has the opportunity to win an Easton item through an interesting feature.
December 3, 9, and 10: Unity Church Hand Bell Choir Concerts
The Bell Choir now in its 26th year led by Director E. Susan Maffa, soprano soloist at Unity Church for 30 years and a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music who has performed extensively throughout Boston and the South Shore. Inquiries regarding any of the upcoming events or having the Bell Choir play for a special event, holiday or general concert may be directed via Email to Unity Church at welcome2ucne at gmail.com<mailto:welcome2ucne at gmail.com> or E. Susan Maffa at esmaffa at yahoo.com<mailto:esmaffa at yahoo.com>
December 3: Sunday from 10:30AM - 11:30AM at Covenant Congregational Church. First Sunday in Advent church service. The church is located at 204 Center Street, North Easton.
December 3: Sunday from 2PM - 3:30PM at Ames Mansion, Borderland. Tickets are $8 per person for members of Friends of Borderland and $10 per person for non-members. There is limited seating first-come, first-seated. Rain or shine (in case of snow, please call the park). Borderland State Park is located off Massapoag Avenue on the Easton/Sharon line. Sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Friends of Borderland.
December 9: Saturday from 11AM - 1PM at Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate. Come listen and tour the estate with its lovely decorations and beautiful grounds all while listening to music of the season. The estate is located 2468 Washington Street (Rt.138), Canton, MA. Sponsored by the Trustees Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate.
December 10: Sunday from 10:30PM - 11:30PM at Unity Church. Second Sunday in Advent church service. The church is located at 13 Main Street, North Easton.
December 7 - January 25 - February 22: Women Wine & Wall Street Series
Presented by Nora Yousif, CFP(r), Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management, 5 Bristol Drive, Easton, MA https://us.rbcwealthmanagement.com/williamsinvestmentgroup/seminars-and-events. Open to the Public at no cost, but must RSVP to Nora Yousif at 508.230.8960 or nora.yousif at rbc.com<mailto:nora.yousif at rbc.com>
The Women Wine & Wall Street Series Includes:
December 7: Massachusetts millionaire-ess - Say and Do the Right Thing
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6PM. Learn responsible money mindset guidelines to teach your family. If you've "arrived", learn how to best sustain your wealth for generations to come. We'll also be joined by the talented, Emmy Award-winning journalist and former Channel 5 news anchor, Heather Unruh. She'll offer us tips on being heard and how to communicate most effectively in all facets of your life. Located at the Eustis Estate Museum, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA. Open to the Public at no cost, but must RSVP to Nora Yousif at 508.230.8960 or nora.yousif at rbc.com<mailto:nora.yousif at rbc.com>
December 8: SANTA CLAUS is coming to Mansfield Bank in Easton
Friday, December 8th from 4PM-7PM located at Mansfield Bank, 73 Belmont Street, South Easton. This is a FREE event and ALL are welcome! Enjoy free hot cocoa and other goodies and receive a FREE photo of your child with Santa. For additional information, please contact Deb Brackett, Branch Manager at 508.851.3861 dbrackett at mansfieldbank.bank<mailto:dbrackett at mansfieldbank.bank>
December 9: The Original Easton Farmer's Market Resumes Saturday Schedule
Saturday, December 9th from 10AM-2PM, The Original Easton Farmer's Market resumes its Saturday schedule in the historic Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, 3 Barrows Street, Easton.
January 25: Life Hacks for Your Family's Health & Wealth
Learn the top life hacks for your pocketbook and family. We'll cover being a college savvy parent positioning your child for maximum financial aid and offers; optimizing you or your parent's Social Security benefits; and angles on how to best protect your family. Then, we're bringing in an authority on all things health related: energy, weight loss, stress release, sleep and more. She was on the Today Show and we're bringing her to you to hear her quick natural fixes. Warning: Fun swag will be handed out! Open to the Public at no cost, but must RSVP to Nora Yousif at 508.230.8960 or nora.yousif at rbc.com<mailto:nora.yousif at rbc.com>
February 22: Putting Your Best Foot (in cute heels) Forward
Learn what you ought to pay attention to when it comes to your finances and what common financial and investment mistakes to avoid. Next, learn how to best market yourself from the woman who literally wrote the book on personal branding. Learn how to position yourself effectively for your career and how to brand yourself even when you are off the clock. Lastly, we'll have a stylist in to keep you looking fab in the midst of the winter drab. Open to the Public at no cost, but must RSVP to Nora Yousif at 508.230.8960 or nora.yousif at rbc.com<mailto:nora.yousif at rbc.com>
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