Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, had a great turn out of local shoppers and vendors at the Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market.
The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market has become an Acton tradition. Sundays, Droves of people from all over flood Pearl Street in search of fresh produce, local sweets and wines, live music, and community interaction. As Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market Board member Debra Simes put it, their fourth season seems to have become a staple for the Acton community. For more information on the Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market:
Friday, July 20, 2012
Trustees are grateful for the recent community support of their book sale on June 17.
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Friday, July 20, 2012
The Board of Trustees of the West Acton Citizens’ Library is pleased to report a successful book sale on June 17th. We would particularly like to express our appreciation to all who responded to our requests for book donations. Proceeds from these book sales are used to purchase new books, audio books and DVDs, as well as to support library programs such as Tot Time. While we had to cancel our May Spring Fair book sale due to the lack of donations, we received enough books to hold a book sale in conjunction with the opening of the Acton-Boxborough Farmers’ Market in June. As we prepare for book sales on July 29 and for Oktoberfest, we continue to welcome donations of gently used books. They are gladly accepted any time. If the library is …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
19th-Century Living: The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market, the Acton Historical Society and Bryon Clemence of Boxborough's Burroughs Farm, teamed up for their event, "Threshing & Pressing: 19th-Century Farming Tools & Techniques."
Rosie DeQuattro from the Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market and Bryon Clemence from Boxborough's Burroughs Farm, talk with Acton Patch about Sunday's event at the historic Hosmer House.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Gather the kids and head out for some weekend entertainment.
Free Friday at the Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road, Concord Friday, August 5, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Nearby Concord Museum is open to the public free of charge for one day, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. History comes alive through the museum’s programs and exhibits, which include When Duty Whispers: Concord and the Civil War. A Civil War camp will be set up outside. Re-enactors will share their knowledge of the lives of Civil War soldiers and display uniforms and weapons. Musket firings will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Frederick Douglass will be portrayed by Guy Peartree at the 2:00 p.m. program. The museum is family friendly; younger family members can enjoy hands-on activities. Once on This Island: Junior…
Monday, July 11, 2011
Now in third season, Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market offers customers chance to support local farmers, economy.
Morning walkers, “locavores,” and residents of Acton and elsewhere looking for fresh produce had the opportunity to shop for that and much more at the Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market (ABFM), which opened its third season Sunday morning to nearly cloudless skies that provided an ideal backdrop to the shoppers’ experience. Started in 2009, the West Acton-based market has steadily increased business since its inception, said Jennifer Taylor Campbell, ABFM coordinator, who said that though the market’s beginning coincided with consumers' growing interest in buying food locally, she herself wasn’t particularly thinking of the movement when she came up with the idea. “I just really like farmers markets and thought we should have one here,” said …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Head out for some low-cost, local fun this weekend!
Theatre with a Twist presents Cats the Musical, NARA Park, Acton Friday, July 8, 2011 and Saturday, July 9, 2011, 8:00 p.m. both evenings Come see a group of talented local teens from Theatre With a Twist take the open-air stage at NARA this weekend. Cats is being performed free of charge thanks to the Acton Recreation Departments and community sponsors. The costumes alone are enough to draw viewers. See Elizabeth Leaver’s coverage of the show for sneak-preview photos and more information. Concord Youth Theatre presents Merrily We Roll Along, Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Road, Concord Friday, July 8, 2011 and Saturday, July 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m. both nights The Young Adults of Concord Youth Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim’s musical …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market, the Wayside Inn farmers market, Irish and yoga festivals, a wolf sanctuary and strawberry picking are just a few things you and your family can do.
Where/When: Windsor Ave & Pearl St, Acton. Sunday, June 19 – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Why Go: The Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market provides fresh-food-shopping in a social atmosphere. Senator Jamie Eldridge will give a brief talk before the day begins at 10 a.m. Where/When: Starting this weekend, every Saturday for the summer, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Why Go: For seasonal produce and to meet local farmers in a rich historic setting. Pricing: Free. Where/When: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England. Route 138, Canton. Rain or shine. Why Go: Over 10,000 people celebrating Irish culture over the weekend with dozens of bands, step dancers, Irish and Gaelic films and more. See the full …