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September 30, 2013

A bountiful Harvest Party tonight

Salisbury Town Notebook
Angeljean Chiaramida

---- — It’s been a great growing season at Salisbury’s Community Garden, and tonight at 5:30 the gardeners will gather for a Harvest Party, using this year’s bounty.

According to assistant town planner Leah Hill, the group will discuss the pros and cons of this season, while making plans for next year.

All interested gardeners are welcome to attend, and applications to acquire growing lots for next year will be available.

For more information on tonight’s gathering or on Salisbury’s Community Gardens, contact Hill at 978-436-2266 or


Boys and Girls Club scholarships are once again available for income qualified Salisbury households with children ages 6 to 18. Scholarships may cover family membership or entrance fees for the club’s vacation camps throughout the year.

Scholarship applications are available at the Planning Office, located on the first floor of Town Hall. Contact Lisa Beaulieu at the office at or call 978-463-2266.


The Salisbury Friends of the Library have a busy October planned. Its next book club meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the library, located on Salisbury Green in the town center. This month’s book is “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” by Muriel Spark. Copies are available at the library front desk.

New members are always welcome to take part in the discussion. Meetings are free.

And on Oct. 26, the Friends hosts its annual fall sale of gently read books. Entitled the “BOOOK Sale!” it will feature mystery and horror titles, and run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., again at the Salisbury Public Library, at 17 Elm St.

For more information on either event, call the library at 978-465-5071.


News from the Salisbury Council on Aging

Both events listed below take place at the Hilton Center, at 43 Lafayette Road, beside the Salisbury Fire Station. Preregistration is required for both, which may be done by calling 978-462-2412.

A 2014 Medicare Options Seminar will take place at noon on Thursday. A representative from Elder Services SHINE Program will update participants on Medicare benefits for 2014, plan changes for Medigaps, Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription plans. Medicare participants have the opportunity to make changes to coverage between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7.

At noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9, Susan Lamkins of Senior Helpers will be on hand to present options for those who need assistance around the house or with every day living.


With plans to build the library progressing, selectmen have created a committee to redesign Salisbury Green. The new library will present a larger footprint on the green and the committee will work with the library architect to incorporate the library into the public area.

Another issues that being considered is creating a unified area for a veterans memorial.

Selectmen Fred Knowles and Don Beaulieu will head up the committee, and other residents are welcome to send in letters of interest if they’d like to volunteer their time to help on the project.


Angeljean Chiaramida covers Salisbury for The Daily News. She can be reached at or at 978-462-6666, ext. 3271.