Love being outdoors and want to volunteer? OARS is looking for folks to to survey river users and provide information to them such as river maps and water chestnut ID cards.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on March 6 in Concord.
1. Small Wonders Activity Program: Children age 18 months to 24 months are invited to attend Small Wonders, an interactive program of stories, song and dance at 10 a.m. this morning at the Concord Free Public Library. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Tax Relief Committee at 8:30 a.m., the Historical Commission at 12:30 p.m., Public Ceremonies & Celebrations at 6 p.m., the Board of Selectmen at 6:30 p.m., the CCHS School Advisory Committee at 6:30 p.m., the Board of Selectmen's Public Hearing on Planning Board Articles at 7 p.m., the Planning Board Public Hearing on Warrrant Articles at 7 p.m. 3. OARS 5th Wild & Scenic Film Festival: OARS's 5th annual Wild & Scenic Film…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Dec. 5 in Concord.
1. Business Info on the Bottle Ban: At 7 p.m. tonight at the Town House, there will be a meeting to provide business owners with additional information and answers to quesitons about how the bylaw, which will take effect on Jan. 1, will be interpreted and enforced. 2. OARS 2012 Photo Exhibit and Reception: OARS is hosting a photo contest reception from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the ArtScape Gallery at 43 Bradford St. in West Concord, in which the winning photographs -- from the 136 submitted by 35 photographers, will be displayed along with an award presentaiton. For more details, check out the OARS website. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Municipal Light Board at 7:30 a…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Concord.
1. 4th Annual Intel-OARS Environmental Innovators Contest: Students from grades 9-12 in the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord River watershed communities are invited to develop creative ideas on how to solve our local water problems and enter the fourth annual Inte-OARS environmental innovators contest. First, second, and third prize winners will receive up to $500, and other prizes will also be awarded. Head over to the OARS website for more information. 2. Consuming Passion: Food as Metaphor in Art: "Consuming Passion: Food as Metaphor in Art" is an exhibit at Concord Art Association that brings together 13 artists who use a variety of media and materials - including edible ones - to convey different intentions - from food memory to …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Budget planning, photography contests, meetings and more today in Concord.
1. Fiscal 2013 Budget Planning: At 7 p.m. tonight, the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Concord Public School Committee and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee will hold a joint FY13 budget planning meeting at the Town House. 2. Other Public Meetings Posted for Today: According to the town website, other public meetings posted for today include the Heywood Meadow Stewardship Committee at 9 a.m., the EDCO Collaborative Board of Directors at 10:30 a.m., the Historical Commission at 7 p.m. and the Historic Districts Commission, also at 7 p.m. 3. OARS Photography Contest: Got a few shots of Concord's three rivers that you'd love to share? OARS is seeking photographs illustrating the beauty and challenges of the Sudbury, Assabet …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A gardeners' meet and greet, Best of Patch, photography and more today in Concord.
1. Gardeners Swap and Talk: The Concord Good Food Network is hosting a swap and talk for gardeners of all experiences and abilities from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Advisory Committee at 8 a.m.; the Citizens Committee to Study School Transportation at 7 p.m., the Board of Appeals 7:30 p.m. and the Finance Committee, also at 7:30 p.m. 3. Only One More Week to Vote for Your Favs: What are you waiting for? Voting in our Best of Patch Readers' Choice 2012 -- searching for your picks for the cream of Concord in all kinds of categories -- ends next Friday, Aug. 17. 4. OARS …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Dress for Success clothing drive, a photography contest, meetings and more today in Concord.
1. Help Others Dress for Success: The Attias Group Real Estate, located on Thoreau Street, is hosting a clothing drive for Dress for Success, a nonprofit that seeks to help people in need find jobs and remain employed. Attias Group wil lbe collecting gently used womens business attire, shoes, handbags and jewelry that would be appropriate for a job interview. 2. Today in Public Meetings: The only public meeting posted for today, according to the town website, is the Retirement Board at 9:30 a.m. at the Town House. Take a peek at the agenda here. 3. OARS Photography Contest: Got a few shots of Concord's three rivers that you'd love to share? OARS is seeking photographs illustrating the beauty and challenges of the Sudbury, Assabet and …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Big Band Concert and a watershed open house.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Today’s forecast calls for chillier temperatures with a high of 38, but maintains sunny skies. The overnight low will be 25. 2. A Big Band Concert will be conducted by the Concord Conservatory Faculty tonight at $8. General admission tickets are $15 at the door and $13 online. 3. OARS, the watershed organization for the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers, is holding a volunteer training open house tonight at 7 p.m. The event will be held at 680 Hudson Rd. in Sudbury. 4. The Municipal Light Board meets this morning at 8 a.m. at 1175 Elm St., while the West Concord Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Town House. 5…
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Carla Gomez and Julia Khorana of OARS thank volunteers for their efforts cleaning the banks of our local rivers.
OARS held its annual river cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17, which saw a great turnout of volunteers. Here, Carla Gomez and Julia Khorana of OARS thank all those who participated. To the Editor: Thanks to strong community support and beautiful weather, the 25th Annual Assabet River Cleanup was an outstanding success! We are very happy to say that on Saturday, September 17, over 130 volunteers came out to clean up the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord rivers and their tributaries. Despite high water remaining after Hurricane Irene, volunteers in towns throughout the watershed pulled out piles of trash, including bicycles, tires, bottles, car parts, bags of bottles and cans — even a kitchen sink! Some of our enthusiastic Concord volunteers combed …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Volunteers needed for OARS annual river cleanup.
OARS is hosting its yearly "party for the rivers," and is looking for volunteers to help clean up the local waterways. OARS' Outreach Coordinator Carla Gomez shared the following information with us about the upcoming event. OARS, the watershed organization for the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord rivers, will hold its 25th Annual River Cleanup on Saturday Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. OARS volunteers will continue the effort to restore the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord rivers and local streams by removing trash from the shores and waters. They will haul trash, tires, bottles, car parts, bicycles — whatever should not be there — for appropriate disposal. Local public works departments will assist in the removal of all the refuse that is pulled…