North Quabbin Notes May 8

Published: 5/7/2023 5:02:02 PM
Modified: 5/7/2023 5:02:01 PM
Senator Comerford hosts office hours in person and virtually

Senator Jo Comerford, District Director Elena Cohen, and Constituent Services Director Rachel Klein will be hosting office hours throughout the district and via Zoom through June.

Senator Comerford and her team seek to be as accessible as possible to constituents living in the 25 cities and towns of the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester district. All in-person locations are wheelchair accessible and no advanced sign-up needed. All Zoom office hours require advanced sign-up to receive the Zoom link.

More information can be found at

■Friday, May 5–In-person with Senator Comerford and Elena, walk-ins welcome—2–4 p.m., Northampton City Hall, 2nd Floor Hearing Room, 210 Main St, Northampton

■Friday, May 19–In-person with Senator Comerford and Elena, walk-ins welcome—10–11 a.m., Hatfield Memorial Town Hall, 59 Main St., Hatfield

■Friday, May 19–In-person with Senator Comerford and District Director Elena, walk-ins welcome—2–4 p.m., Athol Public Library, Conference Room, 568 Main Street, Athol

Old Time Radio Hour at New Salem Public Library

NEW SALEM — On Tuesday, May 16, from 6:30–8 p.m., Brian Casey will host an Old Time Radio Hour at the New Salem Public Library.

Join a relaxing evening and listen to the shows on a working, fully-restored 1936 Crosley radio using a Bluetooth device. This month’s entire presentation will be devoted to the radio work of Academy Award-winning actor Ronald Coleman. Casey will discuss and select episodes from Ronald Coleman’s many appearances on “The Jack Benny Program,” and Ronald and Benita Coleman’s own show, “The Halls of Ivy.”

This is a free event, although donations to the programming fund are welcome. Registration is not required. For questions please call the library at 978-544-6334. The library is located at 23 South Main St. in New Salem and directions are available at

South Athol Church suppers return

ATHOL – The first of five monthly South Athol United Methodist Church suppers, at 65 Morgan Ave., scheduled after a long absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will begin on Saturday, May 20, with braised beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, fresh dinner rolls and homemade pies for dessert. All prepared and served family-style by experienced kitchen helpers, many who are Serve Safe certified.

Reservations are required and tickets are now $14 each for the familiar 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. settings and are available by calling 978-249-9212. When making reservations, please specify if they are for eat-in or take-out. This will simplify it for servers to accommodate all of the diners.

Four more suppers are scheduled; consider treating dad for Father’s Day weekend with Swedish meatballs on June 17 and enjoy strawberry shortcake for dessert.

After a short pause during the hot summer months, the remaining suppers return with homemade pie selection for dessert. Sept. 16 will feature pot roast of beef, Oct. 21 will have braised beef, and a delicious repeat of pot roast of beef on Nov. 18 to conclude the 2023 supper season.

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

PHILLIPSTON — The town’s Memorial Day Parade will take place on Sunday, May 28, at 9 a.m. on The Common. The parade will feature the NRHS Warrior Marching Band, Girl Scout Troop 30908, Boy Scout Troop 39. and Cub Scout Pack 39. There will be a reading of veterans’ names from World War II. Light refreshments to be served at the conclusion of the program.

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