A busy weekend coming up here in town. After scoring some pizza at the Lions’ Club Carnival, dropping off your hazardous waste on Saturday at the Adams Middle School, and attending the American Legion’s Laser Light Show at Goodwill, why not bring your favorite frog to the Farmer’s Market on Sunday.

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Remember just a few weeks ago, if you remembered you had no mask half-way into the grocery store, you’d head back to get the mask. Then rather instantaneously, pandemic restrictions eased. The quick change allowed the folks at the local Lions Club to swiftly organize their Annual Carnival which had been in doubt due to the pandemic.
Meantime, the local American Legion Post 47 had scheduled a laser light show on July 10, 2021. Originally, the show was scheduled to celebrate the Legion’s 100th Anniversary in 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19.

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There are lots of little and big details when it comes to running a farmer’s market. There is the obvious — a business plan, a place to hold the market, insurance, trash removal, advertising, a need for vendors, and signage.

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Like an artist with an empty canvas, a gardener or horticulturist likes nothing more than an empty plot of soil. When a new parking lot planter was created with the addition to parking spaces along the rail trail behind Casey’s Pub, several local green thumbs vied for planting rights.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic still has its tentacles in planning and events, especially concerning those involving larger groups. Last year the local Lions Club cancelled its annual carnival due to Governor Baker’s stay-at-home orders. The local American Legion Post 47, equally affected, cancelled its Laser Light Show at Goodwill Park in July to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

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The town’s deceased veterans were all thought of during the past several days. On Wednesday American Legion Commander Steve Bradford and Legion Adjuant Walter McGrath decorated the towns veterans squares along with the seven outlying cemeteries.

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Prior to widespread literacy, town criers were the means of communication with the people of the town since many people could not read or write. Proclamations, local bylaws, market days, adverts, were all proclaimed by a bellman or crier.

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