Monthly Archives: July 2013

Idea Starter: Shellfish Daily Phone Recording

The Essex, MA, Shellfish Constable offers a recorded telephone message that provides updates regarding shellfish area closures and related information. Background information: Town of Essex: Shellfish Constable Town of Essex Wikipedia: Essex, Massachusetts Advertisements

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles: CT: Groton shellfish wardens keep clammers honest (The Day) ME: Auburn residents to be asked which services are worth … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Earl Nightingale

“Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you’ll be doing when you’ve reached your goal.” – Earl Nightingale

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles: CT: Canton pool enclosure could cost at least $1.87 million (Farmington Valley Times) ME: Houlton officials getting resident complaints … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Senior Picnic

The City of Somerville, MA, is planning a “Old-Time” Senior Picnic on Wednesday, 7 August (11:00 AM-2:00 PM) at Powderhouse Park. Planned activities include lunch, dancing, music, other entertainment, and gifts.. Background information: City of Somerville Wikipedia: Somerville, Massachusetts

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Reflection Starter from Lin Yutang

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” – Lin Yutang

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Library Idea Starter: Dance Party

In celebration of National Dance Day on Saturday, the M. N. Spear Memorial Library in Shutesbury, MA, presented the Crescent Dancers  performing dances from their recent show. Participants then had a chance to do their own dancing. The event was … Continue reading

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