The City Council is getting the ball rolling for the Attleboro Farmers’ Market which will kick off in July.
There are already been much planning and preparation and now they are seeking more vendors. They need a commitment of 20 vendors each week.
The council is encouraging residents who have a surplus from their gardents to sell what they have grown as well as the people who can and bake items to
contact the organizers.
Every Saturday they will have entertainment to make the market even more enjoyable for kids and adults alike. The local YMCA will be demonstrating some of their new programs and there will be yoka in the park and dancing on the grass.
The Attleboro Farmers’ Market will be available to residents each Saturday beginning July 2 through Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday.
With the crazy tornadoes we just saw sweep through our area this week, I wanted to pass along some tips from Allstate Insurance.
As an expert in dealing with natural disasters, Allstate encourages consumers to follow the below steps when checking their homes for hidden damage:
• After wind or earth movement events you should look for wall cracks in spots where you didn’t have cracks before. Cracks of a quarter inch or more are signs your walls may have shifted or settled. Look carefully around windows and doors because these are typically the weakest spots in your construction.
• Make sure to closely check rooms you don’t usually use.
• Look for cracks or signs of lifting in your foundation. Look outside for physically visible, new cracks in your home’s foundation. Look inside for changes in the levelness of your floors. Changes in the level of your floor could be signs of a lift in the home’s foundation.
• Inspect your plumbing. Look closely around your water heater and or water softener for signs of water leaks that did not exist before. Flush all your toilets, turn on all your water faucets, and check connecting pipes for leaking water.
• In the days or weeks after a tornado, check walls and ceilings for water stains or yellowing that could be signs of unseen damage on your roof.
• Carefully inspect your outside gutters. Damaged gutters could cause water damage inside your home long after the actual gutter damage occurs.
If your home shows signs of hidden damage and needs repair, Allstate strongly encourages homeowners to be extremely cautious when hiring contractors. Unscrupulous contractors may take advantage of people who have experienced a catastrophic event.
I hope these help!
There is one week left to vote for the Attleboro Y to bring the cancer survivor fitness program to survivors in our community. Vote every day from now until May 31! Click HERE to vote now.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONGat the YMCA helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
For this program, regions with the most votes will be funded. A vote for any of the YMCA applicants below will count toward the region’s total.
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
We all love a great Fourth of July but the money to plan it doesn’t come from thin air. It takes a lot of time, effort, and funding for the city to put on a fun Fourth of July celebration.
Dunkin Donuts has once again pledged $10,000 if the city matches it through private contributions. The establishment has been doing this for years to pay for the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks.
City employees and elected officials set up collection sites to solicit cash to match the pledge and every year have been successful and met the challenge. The show cost about $38,000 per year so the private contributions are really necessary for the show to go on.
According to an article in The Sun Chronicle, city officials say they have raised $6,000 so far this year. Therefore, another $4,000 is needed to meet the challenge. Once the challenge has been met, much more is still needed to fully fund the event.
If you would like to help the city complete this challenge and make a donation, make a check payable to Attleboro Fireworks Fund.
Mail to the address below:
Attleboro Fireworks Fund
C/O Mayor’s Office
77 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Be careful with who you hire to clean your home!
A self-employed house cleaner from Mansfield was charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars of jewelry, cash, clothes and household items from two Mansfield customers.
The woman was freed on $500 cash bail after her arraignment today.
Maria C. Oliveira admitted to the thefts taking place over a 19-month period before one of the customers noticed jewelry missing.
After hearing this story and ready about it in The Sun Chronicle I wanted to a few things with you.
It’s always great to have someone to clean up your messes but we need to be careful with who we let into our homes!
When you are getting ready to sell your home or just moving into a new one, we all want that fresh deep clean and sometimes it just seems easier to hire the work to be done.
Please be careful with who you let into your home and make sure to do a full screening beforehand!
You don’t want your valuables missing right before leaving/entering an old/new home!
Every girl deserves to feel like Cinderella, right?
The Cutting Edge Salon and Spa is hosting their 2nd Annual Cinderella Swap which is a great place to find beautiful prom dresses.
If you have a prom dress that is just sitting in your attic collecting dust, bring it out, clean it up and donate it to the Cinderella Swap! There’s nothing better than regifting something that once made you feel beautiful.
• Dresses should be in style (all sizes and colors welcome).
• Dresses should be in excellent condition.
• Dresses, preferably, cleaned prior to donation.
• Dresses should be tea length or full length and age appropriate.
Families can also drop off dresses at The Cutting Edge Salon & Spa, 778 S. Main St (Rt. 152), Attleboro, MA, through April, from Tuesday-Thursday 8am-9pm; Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday 8am-3pm (closed Sundays and Mondays).
Families interested in acquiring a dress can make an appointment at Cutting Edge. Call 508-222-5592 to schedule your appointment, which will take place in a private setting during non-business hours.
It appears as if emergency food and shelter programs are going to suffer this year due to reductions on the U.S. budget. Federal funds may not be available this year, the United Way has announced.
The Sun Chronicle noted that Bristol County has been awarded the funds to suppletment the programs under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. In 2010, the county received $459,144 which was disbursed to 29 agencies.
The budget is still pending approval and may not be announced for many weeks. In the meantime, the Bristol County Food and Shelter Board has been asked to take applications for the distribution of any funds in case any money should become available.
A local board will determine how the funds awarded to Bristol County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local groups.
Completed applications are due on March 25th at noon. Completed applications should be submitted to:
United Way of GNB Hunger Commission
105 Williams St
New Bedford, MA 02740
The four major cities in Bristol County are:
· Fall River
· New Bedford
Let’s all try to help the emergency food and shelter programs stay afloat during this time of need.