North Quabbin Notebook: March 20, 2021

Published: 3/19/2021 2:54:58 PM
Modified: 3/19/2021 2:54:55 PM
Dollars for Wendell Scholars applications available

WENDELL – Students who live in Wendell and plan to pursue any type of accredited post-secondary education (college, university, or technical school) next year can apply for a Dollars for Wendell Scholars scholarship by completing the application.

Applications are available at local high schools and through Carolyn Manley at 978-544-7028 or or Christine Heard at 978-544-2282 or Applications must be returned by April 15.

The seventh annual fundraiser was initiated with a mailing to Wendell residents in February. Donations are now tax-deductible and can be made to Dollars for Wendell Scholars, P.O. Box 232, Wendell, MA 01379, with checks payable to Dollars for Wendell Scholars.

Dementia Friends info session

Nurse Nancy Spittle, of Village Neighbors, plans to present a virtual Dementia Friends information session starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Anyone interested can RSVP for a Zoom link by sending an email to

According to Village Neighbors, Dementia Friends was developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom to change “the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.”

VN Volunteer Appreciation Day set for April 11

LEVERETT – Everyone who volunteers with Village Neighbors is invited to pick up a free VN volunteer T-shirt at the Leverett Village Co-op from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on April 11. The rain date is April 18.

Members can choose to sit in their vehicles and honk their horns, step outside and applaud, or create “Thank you” signs. Village Neighbor pens and magnets will be available for participating members. People are asked to wear one or two masks.

RSVP to or call 413-345-6894 if you would like to volunteer for the event, be present near the T-shirt table and/or take photos, or if you would like to play music. If the weather is questionable, call 413-374-3271 or the co-op at 413-367-9794 after 10:30 a.m. on April 11, to check if event has moved to its rain date.

The co-op has partnered with Village Neighbors to support the elderly within the community.

Foot care home visits available again in Shutesbury

SHUTESBURY – The Shutesbury Council on Aging home visit foot care program, staffed by FootCare by Nurses in Greenfield, is opening up to new clients.

The staff are the same nurses at the in-person clinic held prior to the pandemic. Anyone interested in learning more about the program can email or leave a message at 413-259-3796. 

More information is available at

Orange cemetery arrangements must be removed by April 15

ORANGE – According to the town’s website, all winter arrangements and flowers in Orange’s cemeteries must be removed by April 15 to allow for cleanup.

No baskets or arrangements are allowed until May 1.

Any arrangements or baskets not removed by April 15 and any placed before May 1 will be disposed of.

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