North Quabbin Notebook: Sept. 23, 2022

Published: 9/22/2022 3:25:42 PM
Modified: 9/22/2022 3:25:04 PM
Cultural Council seeks funding proposals

NEW SALEM — The New Salem Cultural Council is accepting funding proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs for 2023. The deadline for organizations, individuals and schools to submit grant applications is Oct. 15.

The council is interested in projects that best align with its priorities, specifically: those that appeal to a variety of age groups from children to senior citizens; have pre-arranged a venue; will handle their own advertising; can occur in a safe and socially distanced manner in line with health safety guidelines; and, if a project is not fully funded, can still occur with partial funding. Individuals and organizations from the North Quabbin region will receive priority.

This year, the Cultural Council has $5,500 to distribute, according to a council press release. Grant awards typically range from $200 to $500 per project. Last year, grants were awarded to 16 organizations representing a variety of programs for children and adults in New Salem and nearby towns.

All applications must be completed at For local guidelines and more information on the New Salem Cultural Council, contact Monica Winters at 978-544-1804 or

Orange Airport Commission issues request for qualifications

ORANGE — The Orange Airport Commission wants to engage a qualified consulting engineering firm to perform airport planning, design and construction engineering services for all phases of development and improvements for the Orange Municipal Airport.

This agreement will cover a five-year period from 2022 through 2027. Firms with expertise in airport planning, design, environmental permitting and construction administration are invited to submit qualifications to: Orange Airport Commission c/o Airport Manager Len Bedaw, 80 Airport St., Orange, MA 01364.

Firms must respond to this request for qualifications by submitting a proposal no later than 10 a.m. on Oct. 5. Submit six hard copies as well as one digital copy on a USB drive.

Village Neighbors board members re-elected

Village Neighbors board members Mary-Ann Palmieri and Dina Polizzi were elected for second terms at the annual members meeting, held at Deja Brew Cafe and Pub in Wendell on Aug. 27. The nonprofit helps senior citizens in Wendell, New Salem, Leverett and Shutesbury live at home for as long as possible.

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