Rowley Town Notebook Michelle Pelletier Marshall
Newburyport Daily News
---- — There is an open seat for a Rowley resident on the Triton Regional School Committee due to last week’s resignation of Lane Bourn, who was serving his second term on the committee.
“I have very much enjoyed the privilege and honor of serving the students, families and employees of the Triton Regional School District and the people of the Town of Rowley,” said Bourn in his resignation letter. Bourn, who will be moving to another state, also resigned from his other town positions, such as the Democratic Town Committee.
The selectmen’s office is now accepting resumes/letters of interest for the position, which runs until the next annual election. While normally a position where one must run for the office, the decision this time will be made by the Board of Selectmen. Interested candidates should submit information to the board by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Applicants must be residents of Rowley.
The first flu clinic of the season for senior citizens will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 39 Central St. The clinic is open to Rowley residents who are over 60 years old.
The last day to register to vote in November’s presidential election is Wednesday, Oct. 17. Contact the town clerk at 978-948-2081 for more information.
Seniors, if you’ve been wondering what the big deal is about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, sign up for the free computer class at the town library that provides information about these social media sites. The classes begin on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and run for the next two Saturdays. Call 978-948-2850 for more information or to register. Space is limited.
The Rowley Cultural Council is accepting grant applications for public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in the community.
The deadline for grant applications is Oct. 15. Mail applications to Rowley Cultural Council, P.O. Box 275, Rowley, MA 01969. For more application information, contact Nancy Hill at 978-948-8158 or visit www.mass-culture.org/Rowley.
The Parker River Community Preschool (www.parkerrivercommunitypreschool.com) is holding a grand reopening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon to showcase their expanded facility. All are welcome to visit and explore the expanded classrooms and studio addition at the school, as well as share in music, scarecrow building, canvas painting, snacks and more.
Stop by the town library in October to get a look at the paintings by local artist Linda Balek. Her acrylic and oil paintings range from portraits to animals to landscapes.
Michelle Pelletier Marshall covers Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org