North Quabbin Notes, May 31

Published: 05-30-2023 5:13 PM

Athol Democrats to elect delegates to state convention

ATHOL — The Athol Democratic Caucus is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 3 in the basement of Athol Town Hall. Please use the basement entrance as other entrances will be locked. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and anyone planning to run as a delegate or to vote must arrive by 10:15 a.m. There will also be a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.

In order to vote or to run as a delegate, you must be a registered or pre-registered Democrat (over age 16 by May 23) residing in Athol. All others will be admitted as non-voting guests.

Athol will elect four delegates and four alternates for the Sept. 23 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, to be held at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. For more information, or to receive a Zoom link, please contact Chair Margot Parrot, 978-830-4542,

The 2023 convention is an issues convention at which the party platform will be the featured agenda item. More information is also available at the Democratic State Committee website at

Thursdays At The Wendell Meetinghouse presents: “How Did We Get Here” with Alistair Macmartin

WENDELL — On Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m., Alistair MacMartin will lead an evening of storytelling and discussion called “How Did we Get Here” in the Wendell Meetinghouse, 1 Morse Village Road, Wendell.

How did we end up in Wendell? Some stories are almost mystical—it was destiny, the universe conspired to make that happen. Others tell of an instant recognition, a sense of coming home, being drawn by multiple forces. For those who were born and bred in Wendell, perhaps you know what lured your ancestors to Wendell and what kept you in the community.

For more details about upcoming Thursday presentations, visit For more information, contact or call 413-325-7587.

Second Chance to host a pet vaccine clinic in Petersham

PETERSHAM — Second Chance Animal Services has announced a low-cost pet vaccine clinic to be held in Petersham from 3-5 p.m. on June 9 on the Town Common, a convenient location to ensure accessible veterinary care for pets in the community.

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Second Chance Animal Services is committed to improving the health and well-being of pets in the community. The vaccine clinic will offer $5 rabies and distemper vaccines as well as $22 microchips for cats and dogs in the Petersham area. Pet owners do not need to live in Petersham to take advantage of this low-cost walk-in clinic. These vaccines play a vital role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and ensuring the overall health of pets.

The clinic will be open to all pet owners in Petersham and surrounding areas, regardless of income or residency.

The vaccine clinic will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and appointments are not required. Pet owners are asked to bring their pets in carriers or on leashes for everyone’s safety. To expedite the process, owners are encouraged to bring any existing vaccination records they may have. The Petersham Town Common is located at One North Main Street.

For more information about Second Chance Animal Services and their vaccine clinics, please visit