Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Several eco-friendly organizations gathered for the town's first major Earth Day Celebration.
Tewksbury residents found it was pretty easy to be "green" when they ventured to the Town Common on Saturday for the first Earth Day Celebration. Numerous eco-friendly organizations set up booths at the event, educating the public and providing information on upcoming events. Among the groups represented were the Tewksbry Green Committee, armer Dave's CSA and Zero Waste Day. Ira Toyota brought two of its hybrid cars to the event. There were food trucks with a wide variety of tasty treats, alpacas and a Tewksbury Girls Scout Troop was onhand to provide face painting. Senior Editor Bill Gilman attended the event and captured these images.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Event will feature several local organizations and businesses.
Tewksbury will celebrate Earth Day on April 20 with a special event on the Town Common. The Community Earth Day celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature several local businesses and organizations. The event will serve as a recycling opportunity, as ReFoamIt will be onsite to collect and recycle clean styrofoam. Farmer Dave's CSA (East Street Farm Stand) will be taking part in the event and Ira Toyota will be bringing one of it's 2013 hybrid cars, according to information provided on the town web site. The Tewksbury Green Committee will be represented at the event, as will the Tewksbury Garden Club, the Recycling Committee, the Tewksbury Public Library and the Conservation Committee. The Community Earth Day …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Event organized by resident who wanted to come together as a community for the victims and their families.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bill Gilman
Saturday, December 15, 2012
A Tewksbury resident is organizing a candlelight vigil to remember the 27 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday. Twenty children were killed in the attack, as well as six adults. A 27th victim, the mother of alleged shooter Adam Lanza, was found murdered at her home. The candlelight vigil is scheduled to begin tonight (Saturday, Dec. 15) at 7 p.m. on the Tewksbury Town Common. The organizer of the event, who asked that her name not be published, said she felt sadness and helplessness in the wake of the tragedy and that she felt compelled to do something for the victims and their families. Here is a text of the email she is circulating, announcing the vigil: "What to do when you don't know what to do ... I'm so sad …
Friday, December 2, 2011
If you can't find something to do with your family this weekend then you are simply not paying attention.
Here are nine things to do with your family this weekend. Festival of Trees Opening Night When/Where: Begins Friday, Dec. 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury Why Go: Check out dozens of trees that have been decorated by local businesses and organizations. PLUS, you get to vote on which ones you like the best. Cost: Free Tewksbury Congregational Church's Pie/ Brownie Social When/Where: Friday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Tewksbury Congregational Church, 10 East St, Tewksbury, Why Go: Enjoy a slice of pie or a brownie a la mode the night of Tewksbury's Tree lighting. The Pie Social is a community event hosted by the members of Tewksbury Congregational Church. Doors are open before and after the Tree Lighting to …
Bits of knowledge to help you be the smartest person untangling strands of Christmas lights.
Here are five pieces of information designed to start your weekend with a smile and to help make you the smartest person on the common around 7 p.m. 1. This Weekend's Local Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will see increasing clouds, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 29. Northwest wind between 3 and 5 mph. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 42. North wind at 6 mph becoming east. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Calm wind. Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. 2. By The Numbers: 13. When Tewksbury High takes the field on Saturday against Duxbury in the …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Lighting of the Common, festival of trees and a pie social on tap for Friday night.
The Town of Tewksbury will officially kick off the 2011 Christmas Season with a full schedule of community events this weekend. The highlight of the weekend is the annual Lighting of the Common, which will take place Friday, Dec. 2, starting at 7 p.m. This year's event will follow a slightly different schedule, as the lights on the common will be lit at the start of the festivities, right at 7 p.m. The event will feature the Swinging Seniors Chorus, who will perform "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Deck The Halls," "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Library Director Diane Giarusso will also be on-hand to read "Twas The Night Before Christmas." But, of course, the guest of …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Bart's Farm sets up shop.
The Thursday farm stand on the Town Common doesn't have quite as many vendors as the town might like to see, but each week their are one or two growers selling their product. Last week, Bart's Farm of Leominster set up shop.