[Eastontowncrier] FW: Town Crier: December 8, 2017

Easton Town Crier eastontowncrier at list.easton.ma.us
Fri Dec 8 10:36:22 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.
Town of Easton Employment Opportunities
The Town of Easton has the following employment opportunities open:

*  Veterans' Services Officer
For more information, and full job posting, please visit Town of Easton Employment Opportunities<http://www.easton.ma.us/easton_residents/employment_opportunities.php> .
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 (date to be determined) (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 11 through December 15
Easton School Committee, Budget Sub Committee, Planning and Zoning Board, Public Spaces Committee, Easton Housing Authority, Board of Appeals, Recreation Commission, Finance Committee, Marijuana Policy Advisory, Easton SEPAC 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.
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.

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.

December 9:  2017 Artisans Faire 7 Holiday Tea - Ames Free Library Holiday Book Sale
The Easton Shovel Town Cultural District is excited to announce our sixth annual Artisans Faire & Holiday Tea, which will be held at Queset House, 51 Main Street, North Easton, on Saturday, December 9, 10:00AM-4:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION AND HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE! Hardcovers $1, Paperbacks .50 cents, "Better" books (special books) $2-$5, Jigsaw Puzzles $2, Buyers' generosity appreciated.

December 10:  Special Easton Historical Society Program
Two Easton-related writers and a painter will present their works Sunday, December 10th at 12PM located at the Easton Historical Society. Alyson Sousa Larrabee will be focusing on her 2017 prize-winning Kindle Scout International Publishing Competition book "Hidden in the Dark". Linda Manning Williams will share with the audience her new children's book "Fifty Stories and Poems for Children". Eveline Sawabini Johnson, artist of the scenes on Easton's Puzzles, will have a number of her recent paintings available. Enjoy refreshments while viewing the accomplishments of these talented artists. Call 508.238.7774 for more information.

December 14:  TED Talk Thursdays
Thursday, December 14th from 2PM-3:30PM. Expand your horizons with TED Talk Thursdays. TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topics including science and technology to culture and arts. During each TED Talk Thursday, we will watch three TED Talks on a common theme and discuss. Located at Queset House, 2nd Floor conference room.
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>.

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 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 9: The Original Easton Farmer's Market Resumes Saturday Schedule - Oakes Ames Memorial Hall
Come welcome back the farmers, baker, and other local vendors to the Winter Farmer's market in the historic Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, 3 Barrows Street, North Easton Village. The Winter Market will be open every Saturday through the end of May for your fresh harvest and locally produced goodies.

December 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 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 8 - 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>

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>

December 16: Oakes Ames Hall Open House & Tours at the Original Easton Farmer's Market
Have you been wondering about the hall, where the Easton Farmer's Market is located during the Winter Season?  If you are interested in learning more about this historic HH Richardson Building or you are curious to see all of the interior, join a special open house during market hours on Saturday, December 16th from 10AM-2PM. The Hall is located at 3 Barrows Street in North Easton. All our farmers, bakers and other local vendors will have their fresh harvest and locally produced goodies.
About the Town Crier
The Town Crier is typically sent on Fridays informing subscribers of local government news, notices and community events. To request an event to be added to a future newsletter, please send an email to LFlorio at easton.ma.us<mailto:LFlorio at easton.ma.us> with the information in plain text as you wish it to appear. For consideration, please include event information including the name of the group/event, date, time, location, contact information and website if applicable. Please list all dates that you want to run the notice. The Town reserves the right to reject requests deemed not to be in the public interest or those promoting private benefits and is not responsible for typographical errors. Requests for inclusion must be received by Tuesday in order to be considered for inclusion in that Friday's newsletter. Requests in the form of PDFs, JPEGs, press releases, etc. will not be accepted. Have a great weekend.

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