[Eastontowncrier] Town Crier: December 22, 2017

Easton Town Crier eastontowncrier at list.easton.ma.us
Fri Dec 22 09:18:25 EST 2017

Local Government News and Notices
Holiday Hours
In observance of Christmas, the Town Offices will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday and closing at 3:30 PM Tuesday, December 26. In observance of the New Year, the Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January 1. Happy Holidays!
Now through February 28:  2018 Dog Licensing
Dog licenses for 2018 are now available and must be completed BEFORE March 1st to avoid late fees. A current rabies certificate must be on file with the Town Clerk's Office in order to license your dog. 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>.
You may license your dog in one of the following ways:

*        License ONLINE<https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactionInfo.aspx?CustomerID=657&TransID=22092> (.25 bank convenience fee with electronic check) and your licenses and tags will be mailed directly to you ($1.00 postage & handling fee).

*        License in Person - You may stop by the Town Clerks Office during normal business hours. (Mondays 8:30AM - 7:30PM, Tues/Wed/Thur 8:30AM - 4:30PM, Fri 8:30AM-12:30P)

*       License by Mail - Click here<http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/dog_license.php> for additional information on how to license your dog by mail. Licensing forms<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/db96eb02-e4bf-e711-80bf-001fbc00ed85/Dog%20License%20Form.pdf> will be inserted in with your annual census forms, expected to be in mailboxes the week of January 8th, and are ONLY required when registering your dog by mail.
Town of Easton Employment Opportunities
The Town of Easton has the following employment opportunities open:

*  Veterans' Services Officer

*  Administrative Assistant(s) - part-time on an as needed basis including evenings
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 Snow and Ice Removal Policy
Winter is here.  Please review the DPW's official policy on snow and ice removal, including frequently asked questions, available at this location<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/23b52541-78ad-e511-8980-001fbc00ed84/Easton_DPW_Snow_and_Ice_Policy.pdf>.
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, January 16 (9:30AM-10:30AM)

*        Town Hall (136 Elm St., Mary Connolly Room, 2nd Floor) - Monday, January 22 (3PM-4PM)

*        Parker Terrace Community Room - Tuesday, January 2 (9:30AM-10:30AM)

*        Frothingham Hall - COA (15 Barrows St) Thursday, January 11 (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 25 through December 29
There are currently no meetings 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>
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
The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Basketball Skills Clinics, Karate, Adult Line Dancing, Wresting, Rock N Ropes, Creative Writing and Craft Workshops. Click here for more info:

Ames Free Library - Zentangle at the Library
Zentangle is a relaxing drawing method utilizing structured patterns to create beautiful images. Participants are encouraged to teach one pattern to the rest of the group, but if you do not want to do this, and just want to learn new patterns or Zentangle on your own in a group environment, that is fine. Please come join us anyway; no pressure, that's the Zentangle way!  Debbie Adduci will teach one new pattern of this meditative and mindful drawing technique each meeting. All materials will be provided by the library. Free and open to all!  Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room

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.
Easton Historical Commission - Preservation Awards & Photography Competition
Please join the Easton Historical Commission for the 18th Annual Preservation Awards and Photography Competition on 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 preservation or restoration project significant to Easton's historical integrity) and the Boston Post Cane (for Easton's oldest resident) will be announced at the event. Awards also will be given and entries displayed for photographs taken in Easton, 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

December 23:  Original Easton Farmer's Market
Join us every Saturday 10AM-2PM through the winter at the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, 3 Barrows Street, North Easton. Our vendors this week are:  Captivating Twists Bakery (European-style cookies); Foxboro Cheese Company (cheese & dairy based products); Bridgewater Village Bakery (breads and desserts); Velo Urbano (coffee & bike repair); Rosie Bud Farms (honey & bee-based products); Shamrock Farms (meats); and Oakdale Farms (produce); and All hands In (non-profit natural personal care products that provide for women survivors of human trafficking). More vendors joining on December 30th, including our own Langwater Farm.

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!
Saturdays & Sundays Now through December 23:  Expanded Holiday Hours 10AM-4PM, located at 50 Main Street, North Easton.

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:

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 26: Ames Free Library - Paper Airplane STEM Activity
We have so many events for the kids to enjoy while they are home on break!
Check out this one on Tuesday, December 26th from 2-3PM. "Throw" a little STEM into your vacation with paper airplanes. Follow the instructions to learn to fold a simple paper airplane, or try a challenging design to make something new. Read a bit about aerodynamics, lift, and thrust while you are folding. We'll provide the folding paper and printed instructions; there will not be hands-on help. Parents, plan to be available to help your children with tricky folds. Event Location:  Children's Room, Main Library
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