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Middleborough on the Move, Inc. and the Krazy Days Committee thank the generous sponsors who make this year’s festival possible:
Compass Medical, P.C.
East Grove Street Donuts, Inc.
Nemasket Healthcare Center
WM Stadelmann Jr. Electrical Service
Brewster Ambulance Service
Taunton Federal Credit Union
Carol Pitts, Silpada Designs
Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce
Hannaford Bros. Co.
J.K. Olivieri Insurance Agency
Kirschner Associates, Inc.
Maddigan Tax Service
Wireless Zone, Verizon
Wood Palance Kitchens, Inc.
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
ADVANTAGE SALES & MARKETING
CHEER PACK OF AMERICA
ELIOT COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES
MACY’S KINGSTON HANOVER & CAPE COD
MASS. REHABILITATION CORP.
NEW YORK LIFE
REINHART FOOD SERVICE
ROAD TO RESPONSIBILITY
ROYAL HEALTH GROUP
SEVEN HILLS FOUNDATION
SOUTH SHORE STAFFING
SULLIVAN & COGLIANO
US CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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.
“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
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.
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 Cards: Cards 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 508-946-5646
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MASBA
All proceeds support school-sponsored athletic programs.