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April 17, 2014

Georgetown news in brief

Tax bills due May 1

The fourth quarter real estate and personal property bills are due by May 1. Payments can be made online via the Town of Georgetown website,, by mail or in person. The Tax Collector’s Office hours are Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Fridays.

Country Gardeners meet April 28

The next meeting of the Country Gardeners, Georgetown will be held on Monday, April 28, 7 p.m., at the Georgetown Peabody Library.

“The Kitchen Garden — Herbs & Their Uses” will be presented by Denise Galligan. See, smell and taste fresh herbs. Take home a new appreciation for basic and less common herbs, as well as recipes (some gluten free) to enjoy with family and friends. The public is welcome.

Wine tasting to benefit Georgetown library

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library will host their annual wine tasting event on Saturday, May 3, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Georgetown Library. Keith Augeri Trio will be providing the music. The theme this year is “Connections and Collections,” highlighting the library’s role as a place for community connections and library collections.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be obtained at the library and at Georgetown Liquors.

Proceeds benefit library programs and events.

The wine and cheese tasting runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Coffee and desserts are served from 8 to 9 p.m.

Contact Amy Smith for further details at 978-590-8502 or

Annual plant sale May 10

The Country Gardeners, Georgetown will hold their annual plant sale on May 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn at the corner of Park and Main Streets (Route 133). This is the club’s only fundraiser. Monies raised are used to provide educational workshops, an annual scholarship and the planting and maintenance of nine gardens around Georgetown. They are Town Hall and Traffic Island, the Center Street wall, Harry Murch Park, Mary Nichols Memorial Mini-Park, John C. Perley Monument and Flag Pole, window boxes at the Masonic Building on Main Street, the Welcome to Georgetown sign planter and the newly planted Children’s Garden at the library performance patio.

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