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• Wednesday, October 09th, 2013

PLYMOUTH CAREER CENTER & MIDDLEBORO ON THE MOVE (sponsors)

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PLACE: Middleborough Town Hall, 2nd Floor

10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough

AAA
ACTION COLLECTION
ADVANTAGE SALES & MARKETING
AFLAC
ALPHA GROUP
BOURNE MANOR
CHEER PACK OF AMERICA
CODCOMM
DEPARTMENT OF
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
DISH NETWORK
ELIOT COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES
EOS-CCA
FEDEX
HEIDREA COMMUNICATIONS
HW STAFFING
LOWE’S KINGSTON
LOWES BROCKTON
MACY’S KINGSTON HANOVER & CAPE COD
MASS. REHABILITATION CORP.
NEW YORK LIFE
READYNURSE STAFFING
REINHART FOOD SERVICE
ROAD TO RESPONSIBILITY
ROYAL HEALTH GROUP
SEARS
SEVEN HILLS FOUNDATION
SOUTH SHORE STAFFING
SPHERION STAFFING
SULLIVAN & COGLIANO
US CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION
VOLTA OIL
WELLESLEY FINANCIAL

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• Friday, July 26th, 2013
By Jennifer Bray
Posted Jul 26, 2013 @ 01:44 PM
Last update Jul 26, 2013 @ 02:51 PM

The  forecast here for the first week end in August promises to be a  krazy one.
Krazy Days kicks off Au gust 2 -3, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  both days.
There will be live entertain ment, sidewalk sales, food, a  beer garden, a chicken BBQ and  activities for kids as well.
You can expect a host of live  performances on center stage at  the Four Corners. There will al so be classic cars and hot rods  on display on South Main Street  on Saturday.
The Oak Point Model Train  Club will operate a display in  the Northbrook Academy  Building on North Main Street.
There will also be a dunk  tank , children’s games, face  painting and magic shows.
On Saturday, The 1st Krazy  Days Tailgate BBQ Cookoff is  being held at Massasoit Com munity College. The event is be ing presented by Middlebor ough On The Move.
Be sure to take advantage of  the passport program. Visit par ticipating merchants if you get  at least 10 places, make sure to  get a visitor’s stamp on your  passport to qualify for drawings  and prizes.
Passports will be available at  the entrance to Krazy Days as  well as from participating busi nesses.

Jennifer Bray may be reached at jbray@enterprisenews.com

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• Monday, July 15th, 2013

MIDDLEBORO — A group of local officials is working informally to develop a website designed to collect data on the town’s tourism resources and take advantage of opportunities available through the state’s Office of Travel and Tourism.

Selectwoman Leilani Dalpe, Community Development Director Jane Kudcey and Middleborough on the Move President Judith Bigelow-Costa made a presentation to selectmen Monday night based on their research into state and national tourism efforts.

“Middleboro is currently not even on the map,” Ms. Dalpe said of the map created by the state tourism office.

She said the state is working to attract more international visitors to the state, and Middleboro should be part of the effort.

In 2011 there were 2.1 million international visitors to Massachusetts, according to the state agency. They tend to stay longer and spend more money than visitors from within the U.S. During the year that was studied, the visits supported 18,000 jobs, brought in $138 million in local and state taxes and generated $2.3 billion in revenue, according to the state.

Ms. Dalpe said Middleboro can get publicity and media services for “almost nothing” through the state tourism office.

As a first step, the local group has developed a website called discovermiddleboro.com where it will present local attractions and businesses. Businesses and organizations, and individuals with information on local attractions, are asked to contribute information for the website.

Ms. Kudcey said information can be submitted to her through the town Office of Economic and Community Development website, middleboroughoecd.com, by emailing her at jkudcey@middleborough.com, or by calling her office at 508-946-2402.

Ms. Bigelow-Costa listed some of the town resources that would lend themselves to tourism, including the Pratt Farm and Soule Homestead, local museums, Oliver Mill Park, the architecture of the downtown commercial and residential district and historic sites. Selectman Ben Quelle said the town should also promote its cranberry bogs, as the crop is so unique that visitors always ask about it, while others pointed to historic cemeteries and opportunities for genealogists to do research here, as well as the fact that Middleboro’s herring run is one of the best on the east coast.

In other action Monday night, the Green Energy Committee reported on a successful effort to help the Council on Aging save money on heating bills and electricity.

The committee has completed an initial survey of town buildings and is now undertaking specific projects. Jeff Stevens, chairman of the group, explained that a focus on the COA determined that heat loss from problems with the attic insulation and air handlers in the building has resulted in heating bills that are three times what they should be in a commercial building the size of the Plymouth Street multi-service center.

With assistance from committee member Steven Bonfiglioli, who is a builder, the group devised a solution and obtained a $10,000 grant from the Peirce Trustees to pay for materials to create a “heat barrier” in the building. The group also enlisted students from Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School to do the work, saving an estimated $50,000, Mr. Stevens said. The students also replaced outdated flourescent bulbs and ballasts.

Mr. Stevens said the committee is predicting the COA will save about $8,000 annually on natural gas bills and another $3,000 in electricity.

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• Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Career Fair 5-22-2012

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• Saturday, December 15th, 2012
By Alice Elwell
Posted Dec 15, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

MIDDLEBORO —

Local crafters are featured in a Buy Local downtown store that is open for the holidays.

Jane Kudcey, of the town Office of Economic and Community Development, said the group Middleboro on the Move came up with the idea to open the temporary shop and rent space to crafters.

Kudcey said the store is filled with local vendors selling artwork, jewelry, ornaments, wreaths and Avon and Pampered Chef products, all at inexpensive prices.

Kudcey said the shop is festively decorated and every table is full of items to buy.

“People have a nice time just being there,” she said. “People are happy to see it.”

The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays until Christmas.

Crafters interested is renting a table for $20 a day can call Kudcey at 508-946-2402 or visit the shop at 54 Center St.

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• Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

7th ANNUAL
“EAT TO HEAT”
MIDDLEBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB

INVITES YOU TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY

When: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
Where: Council on Aging (COA)

558 Plymouth St. Middleboro, MA 02346

Time: 2 sittings: 5:00 & 6:30

Price: $5.00 per person

MENU:

Meatloaf, real mashed potatoes, veggie and peach crisp

ALL MONEY collected will be donated to local families in need of some extra help this winter. This benefits customers of the Middleboro Gas & Electric Department.

Tickets are limited so order yours today through any Key Club or Kiwanis member. To reserve your tickets or make a cash donation, contact Advisor: Pat Bettencourt, MHS, 508-946-2010 ext 3104 be sure to tell us what sitting you want.

IF you can’t make it please consider a donation.

 

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• Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

It’s Holiday Shopping Time Again!

MASBA GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER

MIDDLEBOROUGH ALL SPORTS BOOSTERS ASSOCIATION

You can help MASBA raise funds just by purchasing Gift Cards at face value.

The vendors have a % amount next to their name, and this is the amount that the VENDORS give to MASBA. YOU ONLY PAY THE AMOUNT OF THE GIFT CARD (EX: A $25.00 L.L. Bean Gift Card will cost you..$25.00!  MASBA will receive $4.50!)

 

Take a look at the extensive vendor list to choose from – you can find something for everyone on this list. Start shopping right NOW while you relax at home. No traffic to fight, no parking spots to find, and no babysitters to pay…it couldn’t be easier!

 How to Order:  Download and print the order form from MASBA website. You choose the cards you would like – fill in the quantity and do the math – when you have completed your list, send it, along with a check/money order made payable to:  MASBA.  Mail to:

Sandy O’Toole 85 South Main St, Middleboro, MA 02346

 

All Orders must be received by Sandy O’Toole by December 3, 2012     

How to Pick Up Your CardsCards will be available for pick-up at Middleboro High School gym on  Wednesday December 19 from 6:00-8:00pm. If you need special arrangements you can call Sandy O’Toole

So, check the vendor list for gifts for the Babysitter, Grandma, Aunt Betty, the Mailman, the Dog Sitter, the Oil Man, the Trash crew, your Hairdresser, your favorite Teachers, Coaches, and don’t forget the In-Laws, your Out-of-Town friends and Relatives. You will be sure to find the perfect card for everyone!!

While reviewing the list, don’t forget YOURSELF: You can raise money for MASBA just by purchasing Gift Cards for your own use:  Gas cards, grocery cards, restaurants you frequent, all while supporting MASBA!!

Use them to do YOUR holiday shopping!

 Anyone can order from us:  You can or give/email the order form to others or go to the MASBA website at:  www.middleboro.k12.ma.us/AthBoosterAssoc/AthBoosterAssoc.htm

and print an extra copy. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Sandy O’Toole santim@verizon.net 508-946-5646

 THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING    MASBA

All proceeds support school-sponsored athletic programs.

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• Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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• Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Middleborough Historical Association & Museum invites members & the public to Mrs. Tom Thumb’s Halloween Birthday Party.

Middleborough Public Library, 102 North Main Street

Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 7 p.m. in the Lower Meeting Room. (handicap accessible)

 

Featured will be a narrated slide program:

Life of General & Mrs. Tom Thumb

Old-fashion Halloween surprises

Light refreshments & party favors

 

Come join the fun & learn the answer to questions like:

  • How tall was Mrs. Tom Thumb?
  • Where did she live in Middleborough?
  • How many husbands did she have?
  • What did Girl Scout founder, Juliette Low & Lavinia have in common?
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• Tuesday, October 09th, 2012
MIDDLEBORO —

The Town of Middleboro Office of Economic and Community Development will be conducting a public forum on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Selectmen’s Meeting Room.

The purpose of the forum is to obtain ideas from residents on strategies and priority projects to update the town’s Community Development Strategy and for potential grant applications.

OECD is looking for input in the following areas: housing, downtown revitalization, economic development, infrastructure, community facilities, transportation issues, land use and public social services.

Residents may come and go at any time during the one-hour forum.

 

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