Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Kendall Butler will receive a certificate from the Boston area Princeton Prize in Race Relations.
Kendall Butler is a volunteer for The Food Project, a non-profit organization that brings together youth and adults from diverse communities who promote access to healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables in the Greater Boston area. Through the program, participants from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds work together and learn about one another. Because of her efforts, the senior at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School has won a certificate of accomplishment for the Boston area Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Butler will receive the certificate at the prize ceremony on May 23, at 6 p.m., at the Kendall Square Marriott in Cambridge. “Kendall has a true understanding of her own racial privilege … and thus mobilizes her …
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A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your Tuesday.
1. FORECAST: Tuesday: Not as warm but still humid with temps from 66-76 -- coolest along the coast & north of town. Mostly cloudy skies. East wind 4-9 mph. Wednesday: ....And we're back to warm and muggy weather. Scattered showers/storms possible. Mid 70s to 80. Thursday: Warm & humid with a cold front smashing into the warm/humidity--that means scattered t-storms likely during the afternoon. Some of the storms could be severe. Highs in the low 80s. 2. EMAIL CLASS: Come to this class at Acton Memorial Library at 3 p.m. to learn how to create an email account; add an attachment to an email; deal with spam; and more. Registration required; call the Reference Department at 978-929-6543 to do so. 3. FREE WALK-IN MEDICAL SERVICE: If you are …
Lack of inventory has everyone's attention.
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on area roadways, trails and waterways, he can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found plastic …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Monday, May 27 is the time to honor our patriots and welcome the summer.
Memorial Day is a time to commemorate those who have fallen in service to the United States. The official celebration of these heroes began in the 1860s after the Civil War, when wreaths were laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. The practice was fully recognized throughout the existing states by 1890. So, what is the best way to honor the holiday? For those who prefer something traditional to honor the fallen, place wreaths or flowers at war memorials or grave sites. You can find flags at: You can also grab your folding chair and flag and attend a parade. In Acton, the parade will step off from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School at 10am. The parade will march up Main Street and stop at the town common where an …
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Welcome to Rate this Business, a weekly feature on Acton Patch where we ask you to rate and review a local business. This week we've chosen The Learning Express. Simply click on the link to add your own rating and a review. Dubbed "the neighborhood toy store," Acton's Learning Express offers a variety of unique learning toys for children of all ages. To learn more about this local business, rate it and review it, click here. Let the owner and your neighbors know what you think. Interested in having your business featured on Patch? Be sure and claim your directory listing. Visit our business directory, search for your business, and then click the "Claim It!" link underneath the photos. Owners who claim their business listing can upload …
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your workweek.
1. FORECAST: Monday: Mostly cloudy, near 70 inland, low 60s coast. Few showers not out of the question. Tuesday: Hazy sun and clouds, temps near 80. Thunderstorms possible late-day/night. Wednesday: Front nearby. Highs in the upper 60s with partly sunny skies. 2. HEALTHY LIVING 101: South Acton Congregational Church is sponsoring a group program, Healthy Living 101 that is geared toward slow and steady shifts in some of our self destructive habits and changing them to productive self-care habits. This is a 6-month program designed to support those who want to find more clarity, energy and enthusiasm for living a radiantly healthy life. The program is based on the idea that eating healthy – although vitally important -is just the beginning…
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