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A mother common merganser and her young grace the cover of the Athol Bird and Nature Club's 2018 calendar, which is now available at various area locations. The calendar includes nature notes, trivia questions and photos of local birds, animals and plants. Submitted photo
ATHOL — The Athol Bird and Nature Club (ABNC) calendar, chock full of nature notes, trivia questions and photos of local birds, animals and plants, is now available. While many people may enjoy a calendar with pictures of exotic nature and scenery, the “Birds and Nature of the North Quabbin” 2018...
ATHOL — St. John’s Episcopal Church, at 15 Park Ave., will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Torrey Hall. Parishioners have been in full swing for many weeks preparing for this big fundraising event. St. John’s famous wreaths, swags, centerpieces,...
TURNERS FALLS — The New Vaudeville Holiday Spectacular will be presented at the Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. The arts festival features a diverse group of performers, who will create upon the theme of “Communion.” It will be hosted by...
ATHOL — The Recreational Marijuana Working Group will meet Monday, Nov. 27, at 3:30 p.m., in Liberty Hall, with the following agenda: Nov. 9 minutes. Review input received from Nov. 16 public forum. Review bylaw development timetable based on current anticipated special town meeting date....
Mount Wachusett Community College's legislative delegation donated $300 to the Food for Thought Campus Pantry Tuesday. Left to right -- MWCC student Elise Hamblett, MWCC Assistant Dean for K-12 Partnerships and Civic Engagement Fagan Forhan, MWCC President James Vander Hooven, Southern New England Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Jana Murphy, MWCC Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and K-12 Partnerships Lea Ann Scales, State Rep. Kimberly N. Ferguson (R-Holden), State Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-
GARDNER — The North Central region’s legislative delegation donated $300 to Mount Wachusett Community College’s on-campus food pantry Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. “We were talking about the issue of hunger and it was Rep. [Natalie] Higgins out of Leominster who suggested this was...
 Monty Tech Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets march to raise funds to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in Southwest Texas. Teams of cadets will be traveling to Wharton, Texas, during February school break to lend their skills to recovery efforts in the area. School photo
FITCHBURG — Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program has a long and commendable record when it comes to community service. Their recent project, however, is the most ambitious to date. Each fall, the cadets conduct a...
Weekend, Nov. 18-19 Athol - The Board of Planning and Community Development is seeking input on the drafting of zoning regulations for recreational marijuana dispensaries in town. The Athol Hospital expansion project is under way. The police advisory board is seeking additional members....
The Franklin Hampshire Summer Jobs and Beyond Program was recently presented with the 2017 Youth Program of the Year Award at the eighth annual Massachusetts Jobs and Workforce Summit, hosted by the Workforce Solutions Group, at the Devens Commons. Summer Jobs and beyond was developed by the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board (FHREB) in partnership with Community Action of Franklin and Hampshire counties and the North Quabbin Region. Left to right -- Ruthie Liberman of the Workforce Solutions Grou
DEVENS — The Franklin Hampshire Summer Jobs and Beyond Program was presented with the 2017 Youth Program of the Year Award at the eighth annual Massachusetts Jobs and Workforce Summit, hosted by the Workforce Solutions Group, at the Devens Commons on Oct. 26. Housing and Economic Development...
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed “An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids (LOOK)” at the State House, giving school districts more flexibility in how they teach students who are English language learners, while maintaining accountability for timely and effective English...
ATHOL  — The Capital Program Committee will meet briefly on Monday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m., to appoint a delegate to the Pleasant Street School Re-use and Disposition Study Committee.

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