Retirees – keep learning while being Covid Careful.

The Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA) invites you to enjoy their Fall Classes.  As we are under Covid restrictions, all classes will be done via Zoom and can be accessed by LIRA members from anywhere.

Here is a quick sample of the Fall classes; The Story of Human Language, History Matters: An Overview of Tumultuous Civil Rights History – 1920 to 2020, Cybersecurity, Great Decisions Discussion Group, 2020 Election analysis, Book Discussions, The Legislation of …

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WESTERN AVENUE CELEBRATES FIRST SATURDAY OUTSIDE FOR SEPTEMBER ~ Artists take to the parking lot to show you their creative soul

Western Avenue artists had so much fun hosting their July Open Studios outside that they are doing it again for September.  Their usual First Saturday Open Studios has morphed into an Outdoor Art Market taking place on Saturday, September 5th from noon until 4pm. The artists will take over the upper parking lot by the Lofts building and they invite you to take in the fresh air and some art at the same time. 

Henry …

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     We have recently learned we will not be able to hold our sale at Great Brook Farm State Park due to Covid; but we are seeking an alternate venue nearby and will notify you when we have confirmed a location. 

     AND… we are seeking your photos of your gardens for our website! Especially those that show MCD plants that have grown up over the years. We will not identify your photo by …

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NDA Announces Academic Dean

Tyngsboro, MA – The Academy of Notre Dame announced that it has hired Dr. Corinne Merritt as Academic Dean/Principal PreK – Grade 6.  Most recently Dr. Merritt served as the Principal at St. Joseph’s School in Holbrook, MA and is an adjunct professor at Emmanuel College in Boston.

“Dr. Merritt has extensive experience both as an educator and administrator in public and private schools.  As Academic Dean, she will focus on curriculum development, classroom instructional …

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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office urges residents to be alert for scams, fraud

MEDFORD, Mass. – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is reminding residents to be alert for scams and fraud targeting people across the country, including newly emerging scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past several weeks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General have all issued warnings regarding COVID-related scams.

According to the FBI, they have seen …

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We Can’t Touch – But Let’s Stay in Touch

Groton Food Project volunteers collect groceries bi-monthly from their neighbors and deliver them to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Devens. Due to the Coronavirus, we have suspended our food collection and are asking for financial donations to

Many families are facing food insecurity for the first time. Groton is a member town served by Loaves and Fishes. Sometimes we can give a hand and sometimes we need a hand.  Please reach out …

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Planning for a Child with a Disability By Edward H. Adamsky

            As a parent of a child with a disability you may be anxious when thinking about your passing. It requires careful thought and planning. The choices available may impact not only your child with a disability but your other children and grandchildren. The needs of the child with a disability must be considered but the needs and desires of the other family members cannot be overlooked.

            You will want to consider the government …

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Beneficiary Designation Mistakes to Avoid By Edward H. Adamsky

Remember that your Will or Trust only controls assets that are not controlled in some other way. Many of your assets pass by Beneficiary Designation rather than through the terms or your Will or Trust. The common ones are Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts. You can also name beneficiaries on bank accounts with the ITF designation (a misnomer as it stands for “In Trust For,” but is really just a beneficiary designation) and you can …

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MUSIC IN THE GARDENS-Symphony NH at Beaver Brook

 Saturdays Sept 12,  Sept 26 and Oct 10  4-6 pm  Beaver Brook Maple Hill Gardens 117 Ridge Road Hollis NH Tickets must be pre-purchased. Sept 12  Americana Brass Quintet, Sept 26  String Quartet, Oct 10  String Quartet. Gardens open at 4 pm. Music is from 5-6 pm.
Bring your own chair or blanket and a picnic dinner.
(Buckley’s Cafe in Hollis will have boxed meals you can order on your own.)   Please maintain
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“Steps to Home” Virtual Walk

We invite you to join Lowell Transitional Living Center in its 9th Annual Steps to Home Virtual Walk to End Homelessness, featuring a 2.5 mile walk in your neighboorhood, on your preferred trail or your treadmill at home. Unfortunately, we are unable to gather and enjoy a lovely walk through the cobblestone lined streets of Lowell or socialize over ice cream due to the current pandemic. Now more than ever, we need your support to fight …

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As our daily operations drastically change, we continue to work hard to support those in our community most in need. It couldn’t be done without the help and continued support from all of our donors. Thank you for your generous monetary donations and donations of new goods to support our emergency relief and Mother’s Day Projects.

WISH LIST Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Face Masks, Baby Wipes, 4T/5T Pull ups, Size 5 & 6 Diapers, Market …

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Dunstable Council on Aging Barbara Martin chairman, Mary Dow secretary

Donald Pottle, Vincent Hollins, James McManus

Assistant to the Elderly Anne Fenochetti 978-649-4514 # 223                     

Program coordinator. Susan Tully 978-649-6750            

Dunstable Seniors ……we are a peer group for those over 60.

The Mission of the Dunstable Council on Aging is to serve as a supportive family resource as emerging needs of Dunstable residents become more complex; and to advocate for and provide, in a …

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In response to the Governor’s guidance, Nashoba Nursing is cancelling all Well Adult clinics until further notice. 

To the residents of the towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Stow and Townsend – all Well Adult clinics are cancelled until the end of April.  The updated schedules will be listed at If you need to get in touch 978-772-3335 ext. 340.…

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A Note from Dunstable Animal Clinic

  The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all and the Dunstable Animal Clinic is no exception. Based on the recommendations of the CDC and AVMA we are taking the following precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Staff only are being allowed in the building.
     When you come for an appointment call the office (978)649-6513 and a staff member will come out to get your pet with a slip lead that will be disinfected …

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Dunstable Seniors

Dunstable Council on Aging: Barbara Martin, Chairman;  Mary Dow, Secretary; Donald Pottle, Vincent Hollins and James McManus

Assistant to the Elderly: Anne Fenochetti, 978-649-4514 # 223 

Program coordinator:  Susan Tully, 978-649-6750   

Dunstable Seniors ……we are a peer group for those over 60. Please note: there will be no Senior meetings at the Dunstable Library until further notice.


PACH Located at 66 Hollis St. Pepperell …

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Elder Law News By Edward H. Adamsky

A major issue for many families is providing care for family members with disabilities. This may be a parent caring for an adult child with a disability or adult children caring for an elderly and frail parent. Most families willingly provide whatever assistance is needed by their loved ones. But our systems, and society in general, don’t usually value that care very well.

Every year AARP does a study of family caregivers and the …

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REMINDER: Social media posts don’t always make it to our office in a timely manner to be addressed and resolved quickly.  When residents have a compliment or concern, please contact the Board of Health (BOH) office directly by phone: 978-649-2300 x118 or email:   Please leave a message any time, day/night/weekend, and we will respond to you as soon as possible or reach out to Republic Servcies on your behalf.  

Please use this …

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Aging In Place By Edward H. Adamsky, Esq.

Aging in place is the “gold standard” for seniors, at least according to many working in the senior care fields. But, is it really a viable alternative to retirement homes, assisted living, nursing homes and other care options? It is appealing to consider staying in the home you have known and loved for all of your life, but most homes and communities are not designed to provide for the needs of people as they age. …

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