Continuing an annual tradition, Town Manager John Curran, Assistant Town Manager Cathy O’Dea and department heads spent the week of June 10 meeting with residents to hear their concerns.
The Friends of the Billerica Council on Aging are holding their eighth annual golf tournament on June 24, at the Billerica Country Club, 51 Baldwin Road. A hole in one wins a 7-day vacation to Hawaii for two people, including airfare, hotel and rental car. Closest to the pin within 6-inches wins $1,000.
The Billerica Lions Club's 31st annual William H. Flaherty Memorial golf tournament will be held on Monday, July 22 at the Butter Brook Golf Club, 157 Carlisle Road, Westford. This is one of the area's best golf courses with excellent playing conditions, scenic vistas and the feel of a private course. Starting time is 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.
The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation is in need of the public's support through donations of lightly used clothing and small household items. While you clean out your closets this summer, please consider donating your lightly worn clothing and small household items to the foundation.
This year ‘Move-Up Day’ is scheduled for Thursday, June 20. All students will visit the classroom they will be assigned to next year for about an hour to familiarize themselves with the teacher and other students.
This is the time we gardeners long for all winter. When flowers, trees and shrubs are blooming and sharing their beauty with us. The first few crops from the vegetable garden are coming up. Two perennial crops such as rhubarb and asparagus have been producing since May. My Egyptian onions are giving me green scallions and bulbs for soup.
Do you ever notice the lovely families? The ones who are always happy, smiling, positive? Do you ever see two siblings actually supporting each other, hugging even? Do you ever wonder if your family is close to that?
Tuesday, June 4
At 4:29 p.m. reports a motor vehicle drove off without paying for $43.99 in gas from a Boston Road gas station.
At 4:48 p.m. reports of a suspicious motor vehicle on River Street.
Because of tropical storm conditions, the Hershey track and field competition was cancelled last week. It has been rescheduled for this Friday, June 14 at the Marshall Middle School.
Public Safety Memorial Committee
Former Selectman Robert Correnti initiated the formation of the Public Safety Memorial Committee last year to honor the sacrifice of Billerica’s bravest. Since Correnti no longer sits on the Board of Selectmen, the board needed to change the make up of the committee.
School improvement plans
School principals each presented a synopsis of their building’s school improvement plan. While each school’s plans are geared to that school, many areas of commonality were expressed in the plans. School Committee member Maryann Harring Laurendeau commented that when she was new on the committee "it was clear that each of the six elementary schools worked independently", and she was pleased to see that, while still independent, the schools now worked together much more and learned from each other.
Although the topic was not on Monday’s School Committee agenda, some middle school parents used the open discussion forum to continue the debate on standards-based report cards (SBRC).
The library is gearing up for lots and lots of programming this summer throughout July and August. Some are open to anyone but some require advanced sign-up. Check our online calendar for when registration dates begin, these will point you to the dates of the actual program and where you should register. Online sign-ups begin in early June and continue through the month. Keep an eye out for a variety of programs such as:
New club hours
Beginning Friday, May 24, the Boys and Girls Club will be open for drop-in members Monday thru Friday 2-7 p.m. for ages 8-18. The last day of the drop-in program will be Friday, June 14.
Billerica First Parish UU Church, 7 Concord Road (on the common), will celebrate pride month on Sunday, June 9, with an interfaith service from 11 a.m. to noon, and a community pride celebration luncheon from 12 to 2 p.m.
Members of the Massachusetts Civil Air Patrol gathered recently in Hyannis at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center for their 2013 annual conference and awards banquet. The two-day event provides members the opportunity to further their professional development and help chart Civil Air Patrol’s future.
Thursday, May 30
At 8:31 a.m. reports of a motor vehicle that struck a deer on Route 3 South.
At 10:03 a.m. reports of a two-car accident on Eastgate Road. No reported injuries.
At 11:48 p.m. reports of a motor vehicle accident in front of 262 Concord Road. No reported injuries.