Thursday, January 26, 2012
There could be some snow tonight.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. There is a 20 percent chance of showers today, with a high of 41˚ according to the National Weather Service. Rain and snow showers are likely today, with a low of 32˚. 2. The Historical Commission is meeting today at 7 p.m.; Board of Assessors is meeting at 7 p.m.; Finance Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m.; Hanscom Area Towns Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m. 3. There's a lot going on at the Council on Aging today. Starting at 9 a.m. have your legal questions answered by a lawyer, or have your hearing tested for free, beginning at 10 a.m. 4. There is a Winter Comfort Cooking Class at Wilson Farm in Lexington …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Ask Your State Representative this Friday.
State Rep. Cory Atkins, D-Concord, will be at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center on Friday, Jan. 6 to visit with senior citizens and host an "Ask Your State Representative" question and answer session on issues facing the aging community in Concord. Atkins' visit, which was organized by the Concord Council on Aging, will be held in the Clock Tower Room, beginning at 11 a.m. According to Atkins' spokesman Natalie Kaufman, the representative "will be speaking at the COA this month to bring [residents] up to date on pending legislative issues and answer any questions you may have." To reserve a seat, contact Atkins' office at (617) 722-2692.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Highlights from Town Manager Christopher Whelan's weekly report.
The following information was provided in Town Manager Christopher Whelan's weekly report. Renovations to the two fire stations are moving along. The first floor work in Station 1 is progressing, with the plastering work complete and painting beginning this week with trim work to follow. At Station 2, bids for the cupola went out in September, and the contract has been awarded to Laliberty Construction, with work beginning this week. Fire Chief Mark Cotreau will also represent Concord at a Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency briefing this week to begin the application process for reimbursement for resources expended during Tropical Storm Irene. A number of requests for proposals were issued by the town recently. Two came from the …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The town issues two advisories in response to high temperatures.
With a couple more scorchers on tap for today and tomorrow, the town has taken some precautions and issued two advisories. The Harvey Wheeler Community Center on Main Street will be open to the public today and Friday from noon until 9 p.m. for use as a cooling center for anyone who needs to get out of the nearly 100-degree heat. "Basically we're doing what we can to provide respite in a place for people who don't have air conditioning," Fire Chief Mark Cotreau said. Residents are also reminded that both branches of the Concord Public Library — the Main and Fowler branches — are air conditioned and open to the pubilc. Those requiring transportation to a cooling center may call the Council on Aging at (978) 318-3020 during regular business …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Early release day; kindergarten registration; Village University and more.
Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. The weather will be rainy and a little cool. 2. The Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education Department has its spring programs in full swing. At the Village University, Patch columnist Janet Beyer is teaching a course on the U.S. Constitution at 10 a.m. at Harvey Wheeler. 3. The elementary schools have early release day. 4. Thoreau School has kindergarten registration for next fall. 5. Go to the Council on Aging for Coffee and Conversation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Monday, April 4, 2011
The selectmen meet; the Trails Committee meets, and more.
Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. The weather looks rainy and drab with temps in the high 40s. 2. The selectmen meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Town House. 3. The Trails Committee meets at 8 a.m. at 141 Keyes Road. 4. The Council on Aging has an exhibit for April by artist Charles Lowell. You will love his photographs. 5. Also at the COA, there is a "computer tutor" class at 3 p.m. Call 978 318 3020 to sign up.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Packed room queues up to bid a tearful goodbye to Mary Ann Mortenson, COA director.
Mary Ann Mortenson, beloved by the town as the Council on Aging director, sat at the front of the large meeting room at Harvey Wheeler taking it all in. There was a dais and a mike, and behind her were flowers and gifts. Next to her sat her family. The crowd had come to wish her a good retirement, but for Mortenson it was a day at the office. The unflappable COA director led the department for more than a decade, never losing her cool or her warmth. She transitioned into a complete overhaul of the Harvey Wheeler building; added programs for seniors; and oversaw strong growth among the elderly population. But she was ever calm, if only on the exterior. "It wasn't always smooth sailing," said Mortenson after she received a State House …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Orchestra performance; farewell to Mortenson, and more.
Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. The weather will be sunny and in the 30s. 2. The Concord Orchestra has its concert at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden St. 3. The Council on Aging has a reception for retiring Director Mary Ann Mortenson from 3 to 5 p.m. today at 1276 Main Street. 4. The library has a preschool singalong with Ed Morgan at 10 a.m. and Movies at the Main at 7 p.m. featuring "Buddy," a Norwegian film. 5. The COA has a Lunch and Learn as an introduction to a two-week workshop on Jin Shin Jytsu, an ancient art of harmonizing the energy in the body. …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Fowler opens, Thoreau School has a cake walk, and say farewell to Mary Ann Mortenson.
It's Thursday,and you've got no idea what you'll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue with some good bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out these five items. 1. GIVE BACK DAY in West Concord Where/When: Saturday, take a stroll down Commonwealth Avenue, Main and Beharrell, greet friends, buy a few things, and you will be helping Concord nonprofits. The West Concord business community is throwing a street party, of sorts, to help local agencies here at home. Why Go: Because every dollar you spend will add to the total that is given to the nonprofits. Besides, it will be a blast. Pricing: Free 2. CONCORD ORCHESTRA Spring Concert Where/When: 51 Walden Street, 8 p.m. March 25 and 26. Why Go: You will hear some great …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Choral concert; MCAS begins, and more.
Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. The weather is supposed to be sunny and in the 40s, so the snow we had should melt. 2. The high school is holding its spring choral concert tonight at 7 p.m. at 500 Walden Street. 3. MCAS begins with grades 4, 7, and 10 English composition; reading comprehension for grades 3, 5, 6 and 8. 4. The School Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. 5. The Council on Aging is hosting Candy from Home Instead Senior Care who will give a cooking demonstration at 1 p.m.