Upper Common Complete Streets planned improvements 2019

Upper Common planned improvements:
It was noted that our Complete Streets Upper Common Project has been awarded to a contractor at a cost of $300k. We were given $219k as a grant, we will be supplementing this with approx $81k of CDBG grant funding.
The proposed plan has been colored here for clarity--reworked/rebuilt sidewalks and accessible access to crosswalks are in blue, the new thermoplastic crosswalks in red.
This also includes flashing pedestrian crossing signals as well as other miscellaneous work.

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VisionZero, State House Visit with Senator Tran, MABPAB Meeting

I had a long awesome day at the Mass Statehouse today... as I'm on the MA State Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Board, I took the train from Fitchburg to Boston early this morning to join the day of action for #VisionZero with presentation by Governor Charlie Baker on the 'Act to Improve Safety on the Roads of the Commonwealth' which includes requiring hands free cell use, truck guards, DUI ignition interlocks, ability of police to pull you over for no seatbeat...etc
Pedestrian, Bike and Road Safety Advocates from MassBike, WalkBoston, Text Less Live More, Safe Roads Alliance, MassDOT & more were discussing the bill and more bills with Senators and Reps today...so I went and saw my favorite Senator Dean A. Tran 😁


After the #VisionZero presentation, I stopped in to see my favorite Senator Dean A. Tran at his fancy State House Office (with a great view of the gold dome!) and we took the VIP tour 😎
I got to hold the Senate President Gavel, sat in Dean's Senate Seat (lucky #7), got to visit the State Representative Chambers, visit the front balcony between the Senate and Governor Charlie Baker's office, and the dome with Gardner City Councilor Boudreau to top it all off!!

After my meeting with Senator Tran and tour of the Statehouse… I attended mu Meeting of the Massachusetts Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Board at the MassDOT Transportation Building…discussing MassDOT implementation and strategy of the Bicycle Plan and Pedestrian plan for improving alternate modes of transportation throughout the Commonwealth…..and they spelled my name right this time =D

Upcoming Community Narcan Training and distribution

The City of Fitchburg Health Department Substance Abuse Prevention and its Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) are pleased to announce that Narcan Training and distribution will now be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Community Health Connections, Conference Room 1, 326 Nichols Road, Fitchburg.

Attendees will be instructed on how to recognize an opioid overdose and what to do if one occurs.  Narcan will be distributed by AIDS Project Worcester to those who enroll.

Narcan blocks the opioids and restores normal breathing when sprayed in the nose of someone who has overdosed.  It is safe, easy to administer and has no potential for abuse.

Upcoming dates:  February 19, March 19, April 16 and May 21

 

For more information, please call City of Fitchburg Substance Abuse Prevention at (978) 829-1854.

Upcoming FitchburgMass Events: January/February

Upcoming FitchburgMass Events:  January/February
Upcoming events to attend and  save the date for!

January in Fitchburg

Twin City Toastmasters meeting

Tues Jan 15th 6:45pm-8:30pm, Leominster Credit Union 20 Adams St Leominster

Are you interested in joining Toastmasters? Do you want to learn what it is all about?
You can see for yourself. Why not come to a meeting as our guest?
Guests are always welcome at Twin City Toastmasters Meetings.
We meet every Tuesday night from 6:45 - 8:30pm, Meetings are held at the Leominster Credit union Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills? For membership information, please see our Membership Information Page

Cannabis Research Facility Outreach Mtg- Airport Rd Fitchburg Public Library, MA

Thursday, January 175:30 – 6:30pm

Notice is hereby given that a Community Outreach Meeting for a proposed Marijuana Establishment.
The proposed Marijuana Research Facility is anticipated to be located at 307 Airport Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420. There will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

 

Dining for the Dog Park at Legends Bar & Grille
Thurs January 17th 11am-10pm 68 Airport Rd, Fitchburg

Legends Grille & Sports Bar will be donating 15% of food sales for both Lunch and Dinner--- from 11am to 10pm on Thursday January 17th, 2019
The Fitchburg Dog Park will receive 15% of the food sales to the dog park for lunch and dinner! Just let them know you are there to support the dog park!
Dining to donate in benefit of our dog park, invite your friends!

Come join us for a fun time and a great cause. at 6:30/7pm we meet here for our Dog Park friends meeting---everyone is welcome, join us to help plan our Feb 7th Live auction at River Styx and chat upcoming dog park plans.

 

Synergy Live at Singapore

Jan 18 & 19th at 9:30 PM - 1AM, Singapore Restaurant, 170 Whalon St, Fitchburg, MA

 

Valentines Day Party and Professional Pet Photos!

Saturday January 19th at 10 AM - 2PM
Fitchburg Preppy Pet, 147 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA

Join us for a Valentines Day Party! There will be pet vendors, free samples, raffles, 10% off everything in the store and more! Everyone who attends our Valentines Day Party will also be entered into a FREE raffle to win TWO days of doggie daycare! Angie from Kit Cat Photography & Animal Massage will also be set up taking professional pet pictures! Cost for pictures is $40 and includes sitting, (2) 5X7 prints (of your choice) and a portion of proceeds will be donated to animal rescue!
Reservations for picture times are recommended, sign up in our lobby or call (978)345-0444

Free Pasta Dinner
Sat, Jan 19 1pm – 5:00pm, AmVets Motorcycle Club 860 Ashby State Rd Fitchburg, MA
Fitchburg has a little known veterans organization located at 860 Ashby State Rd. The American Veterans Motorcycle Club. AVMC is a non profit organization of veterans and non veterans who raise money for less fortunate veterans. AVMC raises money throughout the year by donations, motorcycle rides, raffles and other fundraising events. AVMC and our affiliates look forward to meeting you and enjoying a free pasta dinner and good conversation during your visit.

 

14th Annual Snowball
Sunday, January 20⋅7:00am – 6:00pm, R/C Excitement, Inc, Bemis Rd
Description:The Snowball has been around for 14 years now. We will be running the same as last year with Stock on Saturday and Mod on Sunday. This way you can more classes with the same car and not worry about burning it out. This year we are adding the 1/10 Truggy, as this class is growing fast.

 

Public Ice Skating at Gaetz Arena
Monday, January 21⋅12:30 – 2:30pm, Weekly on weekdays, until Apr 8, 2019
Wallace Civic Center Gaetz Arena, John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg

 

Learn Roller Derby with the Bay State Brawlers!

Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 8 – 10 PM, Roll On America, 90 Duval Rd, Lancaster

Bay State Brawlers Roller Derby offers a new skater class that runs for 16 classes, and is designed to bring skaters up to a full-contact skill level. We will teach you everything from skating basics, to proper falling, stopping, and hitting. No previous skating experience is required! Just bring your enthusiasm and protective gear, we'll help you with the rest. If you have questions or would like more information, e-mail with your contact information to join@baystatebrawlers.com.
There are only 25 spots in this class for skaters and skating officials, and we book first come first serve, so space is limited.

The Nitty Gritty: Bay State league practices run twice a week, on Wednesdays from 8:00-10:00 PM and Sundays from either 5:30-7:30 PM or 10:30AM-12:30PM, at Roll On America, 90 Duval Rd, Lancaster, MA. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to practices to get geared-up, as on-track practice begins promptly. You must be 18 or older and identify as female to join the league as a skater, however, anyone is welcome to participate in our New Skater Class, as there are many ways to be involved in derby, from skating officials to coaches and trainers, to non-skating officials.

Fitchburg High School PTO Doughraiser
Thursday, January 24⋅11:00am – 11:00pm, Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Description:Come out and support The Fitchburg High School PTO in their fundraising efforts! Up to 20% of your check will go back to the PTO. Whether you dine in, take out, or take advantage of our office catering options, every little bit helps! Simply inform your server or host that you are there to support FHS and your check will be included! We hope to see you there!

 

Comedy show - Support Sam Pawlak Community Playground
Friday, January 25⋅6:30 – 9:30pm, Knights of Columbus Joseph P Keating Council #99
Description:Support the playground with lots of laughs. Doors open at 6:30 Spaghetti and meatballs $7 Entry for the show $20 50/50 raffles Chinese auction Show begins at 8 Jerry Caruso headline comedian

Pannukakku Breakfast at Finnish Ctr

Sat Jan 26th 8-10am, Saima Park, 61 Scott Rd, Fitchburg

 

Fitchburg State Alumni Hockey Game

Sat. Jan. 26, 2019 at 2 PM – 7 PM, Wallace Civic Ctr, 1000 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg

It's time to dust off the skates for this year's Alumni Hockey Game, which will be held on Saturday, January 26 at the Wallace Civic Center. Registration and warm-ups begin at 2 PM and the alumni vs. alumni game will start at 3 PM. While we encourage all alumni to play, we would also enjoy your attendance as a spectator.
Following the game, we hope you and your family will stay for pizza and refreshments and to cheer on the Falcons as they take on Worcester State.

Geeks Who Drink (Trivia)
Sunday, January 27⋅7:00 – 10:00pm, Weekly on Sunday

Strong Style Coffee, 37 Boulder Dr, Fitchburg, MA
Description:Geeks Who Drink comes to Fitchburg (woop woop!) Guess weird facts, make friends, drink beer, become part of the new zeitgeist, and as always, be kind to one another. xoxo Strong Style Coffee


LUK's Blood Drive for the American Red Cross

Mon, Jan. 28, 2019 at 9 AM – 2 PM, Fitchburg Senior Ctr, 14 Wallace Ave, Fitchburg, MA

Join LUK and the American Red Cross for a blood drive on January 28th! Schedule your appointment online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=LUKInc&fbclid=IwAR0riL7Lm09_Jy9mrGcgITPC1E4ardy2AtVjs85GrpKIAC-lCAJqSVdLaaY

 February in Fitchburg

 Comedy Hypnotist Night!

Friday, February 1⋅7:00 – 10:00pm, Knights of Columbus
Description:Hypno Lorenzo will entertain the crowds with a hysterical comedy night!! Tickets are $20.00 a piece. All profits will be donated to American Liver Foundation, in honor of Erin Lovett's Boston Marathon run!

 

Live Music - Keith McLinden Band
February 1, 2019, 7:00pm – 1:00am, The Boulder, 880 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA

 

Library Chess Club- Learn to Play Chess- Young and Old & Read to a Therapy Pet
Sat Feb 2nd, Chess Workshop: 10:30 a.m.-noon; Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St.
Learn or improve your chess skills with chess master George Mirijanian. 978-829-1783.

Fitchburg Winterfest 2019
Saturday, February 2  12:00 – 5:00pm, Coggshall Park, 159 Electric Ave, Fitchburg, MA

Description:Enjoy craft beers, 21+ cornhole tournament, ice skating and sledding, youth Cardboard Sled competition, ice sculpture demonstrations, guided hikes, hot cocoa and snacks. • Park Use request by the Fitchburg Recreation Department and Beers for Good for the use of Coggshall Park and the Stonehouse on February 2019 for the annual Winterfest. • Special Request by Beers for Good to allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Coggshall Park Stonehouse on February 2, 2019.

 

Groundhog Day Lighting of the Farolitos
Saturday, February 2⋅5:05 – 8:05pm, Upper Common, Fitchburg

Description: Join us on Groundhog Day Saturday, February 2 at 5PM as we host the Lighting of the Farolitos, a 3-hour public art installation of over 500 candles in sand-filled paper bags in the tradition of the American southwest. All are welcome to help light and place the candles all over the Upper Common. Live electronic music by the Zen Den and plenty of hot cocoa!

 

Glenn Roberts Memorial Hockey Game
Saturday February 2nd, 2019, Wallace Civic Ctr, 1000 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg  $10 ticket, available at the door

·         5pm Fitchburg State Vs Plymouth State

·         7:30pm Fitchburg High Vs Lunenburg High


 Super Bowl Brunch - 39th Annual
Sunday, February 3⋅8:30am – 12:00pm, Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
1050 Westminster St, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA

Fitchburg East Rotary's 39th Annual Super Bowl Brunch Adults $14 Seniors & Students $9 Children Under 10: $5 Tickets available at door, or contact: Peter Perry 978-868-0761

 

Singles Mingle Valentines Event For Ages 30-50

Wed, Feb. 6, 2019 at 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Legends, 68 Airport Rd, Fitchburg $20

Valentine's Dating games, Fun fast Paced Innovative way to meet new people, Must have Cell phone with Data
Age 30-50, Exciting way to meet people a few questions with a virtual personality quiz and a few matches.
You simply receive a text message for potential dates. Meet them face to face if a spark it's your option to share phone number information or possibly continue your chat at our fantastic venues

First Thursday Farmer's & Crafter's Market

Thurs, Feb. 7, 2019 at 3 – 6 PM, Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm St, Fitchburg

FREE FIRST THURSDAY! Please join us for the Fitchburg Farmers' Market where you can shop local and support our local economy. Fitchburg Art Museum galleries are ready to take you around the world from ancient civilizations to contemporary society. FREE FOR ALL from 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

 

Puppy Love Pawty & Live Auction Benefit for the Dog Park

Thurs, Feb. 7, 2019  6:00-8:30pm, River Styx Brewing, 166 Boulder Dr, Fitchburg, MA

·         Great live & silent auction items!  A $10 Paw Paddle includes:

River Styx Microbrew exclusive pour
Refreshments
Live Auctions by Force's Time Capsule
No. 1 City of Fitchburg Dog License Auction

Great auction items up for bid just in time for Valentine's Day. Thanks for your support!

 


Laurelwood Garden Club Monthly Meeting

Fri Feb 8th 9:30am-12pm at Fitchburg Art Museum, Elm St, Fitchburg

The Laurelwood Garden Club meetings with speaker/programs are held the second Friday of each month at the Fitchburg Art Museum, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Guests are welcome to attend meetings, and they are open to all interested gardeners. If interested in attending or for further information on Art In Bloom, contact Vice President Julie Palioca at 978-537-7630.

 

Live Music - Midnight Sharp
February 8, 2019, 7:00pm – 1:00am, The Boulder, 880 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA

 

Broad Strokes: American Painting of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries from the FAM Collection
Saturday, February 9⋅3:00 – 5:00pm, Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm St, Fitchburg, MA

& Opening reception for Fire and Light presents the work of internationally renowned artist, Otto Piene (b. Germany, 1928–2014), focusing on artworks created since the mid-1980s when he moved to Groton, MA. Piene’s relentless exploration of light, fire, and air led to groundbreaking achievements in art and technology. Fire and Light offers a rare opportunity for visitors to experience Piene’s immersive artworks and contemplate Piene’s vision and practice.

 

Coffee & cake with Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Fitchburg, MA. chapter

Sat Feb 9th, 6-7pm, 370 Main St, Fitchburg

The community is welcome to this weekly open house & discussion about true Islam.

 

Wiso G & DJ Kripy

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019  10pm-2am, Beemers, 310 Main St, Fitchburg, MA

DJ Joel and the Team MVP DJ’s will be starting off the night right, revving you up for a performance that you won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For tickets and VIP service, call 508-560-5083
21+ event. 10PM-2AM Dress code and security enforced.

Kid's At Heart Mentoring Gala

Thursday, February 14⋅5:30 – 10:00pm, Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Dr, Fitchburg, MA
Join LUK Mentoring for our 6th Annual Kids at Heart Gala! The event will be on Thursday, February 14th at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg and will feature Dinner, Music, Live and Silent Auctions, Raffles, and more! For more information, email LUKGala@LUK.org or call 800-579-0000.

 

Paint Night at Tryst Lounge $25

Sun, Feb, 17, 2019 at 2 PM, The Tryst Lounge, 320 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA

Join us in painting this Sweet Heart tree! Cost includes supplies and house drink!

 

Fitchburg St. at Worcester St. (Men's Ice Hockey)
Tuesday, February 19⋅6:00 – 8:00pm, Wallace Civic Center, John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg
Description:Men's Ice Hockey on Feb 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM: Fitchburg St., Worcester St. More details about this event (https://stanza.co/event/5bcecb08ee4bbc00276f5c00?embed=true) Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs

 

Pannukakku Breakfast at Finnish Ctr, Sat Feb 23th 8-10am, Saima Park, 61 Scott Rd, Fitchburg

 Heritage Brass in Fitchburg, MA

USAF Heritage of America Band, Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM, Weston Auditorium, 350 North St, Fitchburg, MA

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the United States Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created by order of the Secretary of War on October 1, 1941 and assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. In June 1946, after a short stay at Brooks Field, Texas, the band arrived at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, its current home.
For over seventy-five years, the band has represented the Air Force with musical and military distinction. Members bring music to the mid-Atlantic in live concerts and to the nation in televised events such as "The Today Show" and the DESERT STORM National Victory Parade, as well as presidential inaugural events. The Heritage of America Band has performed ceremonies for U.S presidents and foreign heads of state, including the Queen of England and the President of France.

 

Hollis Hills Farm,

340 Marshall Road in Fitchburg.  Closed until March!

Mill City Pub

19 Airport Rd, Fitchburg. Serving Tapas and 20 beers/cider on draft.

Live Music starting at 8:30pm      DJ Trivia at 6:30pm on Thursdays

  • Friday January 18th - Kevin Shields

  • Sat Jan 19th - Big Dave & the Captain

  • Fri Jan 25th - Darren Bessette Acoustic

  • Sat Jan 26th – Garage Boys/ Workin' And Rockin' 

  • Fri Feb 1at Sean Daley

  • Sat Feb 2nd –Whiskey Johnson

  • Sat February 9th - Lost Artifacts

·         2/8- Sean Fullerton 

·         2/9- Lost Artifacts

·         2/15- Big Dave & The Captain

·         2/16- XRB

·         2/22- Darren Bessette

·         2/23- The Chills

Marconi Club , 36 Birch Street Passway, Fitchburg

Usually with Capo's Food truck
Come WINE DOWN after a long work week to some great music & grab a bite to eat from CAPO FOOD TRUCK .       

Live Music begins at 7:30pm

  • 1-18 Ron Robuccio

  • 1-19 Finest Hour

  • 1-25 Jim Weeks

  • 2-1 Dan Cormier

  • 2-2 Mike Mazola

  • 2-8 Johnny Girouard

  • 2-9 Dan Kirouac

  • 2-15 Scott Babineau


 Partner's Pub, 970 South Street, Fitchburg 

Live Music/Karaoke begins around 9:30pm

  • 2/2 Sean Daley

  • 2/9 Jah Spirit

  • 2/16 Whiskey Johnson

  • 2/23 Backseat Zero

  • Karaoke ever Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

 

River Styx Brewing, 166 Boulder Dr, Fitchburg

Legends Bar and Grille, 68 Airport Rd, Fitchburg

Strong Style Coffee, 13 Cushing St, Fitchburg

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  • Sundays- 7pm Geeks who Drink Trivia

  • Wednesdays Open Mic

  • Thursdays Poetry

  • Fridays & Saturdays Live Entertainment


 The Local Spot/TJs BBQ, 470-480 Main St, Fitchburg

  • For Music & Events, follow the FB page

 

The Log Cabin - 135 Westminster St, West Fitchburg

  • Saturday January 19th 9pm - V & Mike G 9p-12am

  • Friday, Jan. 25th: Brian Harrington 9p-12am

  • Saturday, Jan. 26th: Lizzy Marquis 8p-11p

  • Saturday, Feb. 2nd: Jae Mannion 9p-12am

  • Sunday, Feb. 3rd, SuperBowl Party

  • Friday, Feb. 8th: Wendy & T.C. Acoustic 9p-12am

  • Friday, Feb. 22nd: Gracie Day 9pm-12am

  • Saturday, March 2nd: Melissa Gates & Sarah Clarke, 9p-12am

 

The Tryst Lounge, 320 Main St, Fitchburg, MA

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Fitchburg councilors tour specialized CARES School

My fellow councilor Walsh and I got the full tour with Principal Katherine Flynn during a recent open house at the new Deveraux CARES School in Fitchburg. 
Previously occupied by the Durham School of the Institute of Professional Practice, the new Deveraux CARES (Center for Autism Resources and Education Services) is a small private special education school that supports students ages 8-22 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental disabilities, dual diagnoses, and social skills deficits. 
Their primary goal is to teach functional and pro-social skills that can be easily generalized to the student’s community and home.
They have a gym with workout equipment, an exterior yard with basketball hoop, library/reading areas, individual rooms, a lunch/cafe, a 'school store' and many other support areas.

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Cannabis Job Fair Upcoming in Fitchburg

Cannabis Job Fair Upcoming in Fitchburg
A job fair is planned for individuals interested in applying to work for either an adult-use retail store or a medical marijuana dispensary. The job fair and resume workshop is planned for Wednesday, January 16, at the Fitchburg Public Library, MA, 610 Main St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The job fair is being organized by Central Ave Compassionate Care Inc. a medical marijuana dispensary, and Gage Cannabis Co., which plans to open an adult-use retail cannabis shop. Both are hiring for a variety of positions, from entry level to management, at their locations in Ayer.
The job fair will also feature a workshop for applicants interested in entering the cannabis industry but who need assistance crafting a resume.
“This is an opportunity for us help fill our upcoming staffing needs and provide job opportunities for individuals from a community that have been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement,” said Mark Hillier, Chief Operating Officer of Central Ave Compassionate Care Inc.
Central Ave., a marijuana cultivator and manufacturer that operates a medical dispensary in Ayer, is seeking:
· Dispensary or sales agents
· Security Associates
· Packaging Personnel
· Cultivation Assistant
Gage Cannabis, which has plans to open as retailer and manufacturer in Ayer, is seeking:
· Sales associates
· Security associates
· Kitchen personnel
· Packaging personnel
All applicants must be 21 and older and willing to undergo a background check. Non-violent marijuana offenses are not disqualifying. Applicants should bring a resume and cover letter, and applications will be available at the job fair.
*Please share to all who might be interested*

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Become a Fitchburg Police Officer!

Serve your community with Pride, become a Fitchburg Police Officer! Sign up to take the exam by February 5th, 2019 to avoid the late fee. Municipal police officer exam will be on March 23rd, 2019
You must be a US Citizen, HS Diploma or GED, be between 19-31 years of age, & must reside in Fitchburg between 3/23/ to 3/23/19.

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Civil Service examination schedule

Police, correction officer and firefighter exams, including entry level, promotional level and military makeup.
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/civil-service-examination-schedule?fbclid=IwAR0GwcUA6F7jVPb6eTaWBDuTzmEByOQmXvUQOtUqMFIFTdKYOhGZ8Fm2SlU

Addiction Treatment Options

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For AA & NA Meetings at the First Parish Church, 923 Main St, Fitchburg See the January schedule here:

For AA & NA Meetings at the First Parish Church, 923 Main St, Fitchburg See the January schedule here:

Addiction Treatment Options: Do you have questions about addiction treatment?
Wednesday Feb 6th from 4-6:30pm at CHC 326 Nichols Rd, Fitchburg, MA
Free and Open to the Public
For more info call 978-829-1854
4:30pm Narcan training and distribution
****The next Narcan training and distribution to be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Community Health Connections. No pre-registration is required and all are welcome.

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No Evil Project Opening Reception Video

Our opening reception at the Fitchburg Art Museum featured a panel discussion of various members of the Fitchburg, Massachusetts community including Kenisha Lilliane-Nicole, Wil Darcangelo, Mary Heafy, Irene Rodríguez-Hernandez, Lieutenant Jeffrey J. Howe, and Furqan Mehmud, and moderated by Sam Squailia. It's an hour long, but a lot of great stories and thoughts. So pull up a comfy chair and see another way we're bringing people together to start productive conversations about differences.

NewVue Community Stewards Graduation

Was proud to join as our at-large Fitchburg City Councilor and welcome our new *Community Stewards* graduating from the NewVue Communitiesprogram last Thursday: Angaw KahassaiAnwar ArenasBeatrice Kabaya(getting pinned in the picture!), Brianna Dyment, Marta Albizu, Molly Murphy, Pastor Tim Robinson, Quenton Chestang-PittmanSacha Marie Arenas & Tim McLaughlin.
Great to have a new list of volunteer leaders to help us in strengthening our Community in Fitchburg!
Great to have Ward 5 Councilor Marisa Fleming and Lt. Jeff Howe of the Fitchburg Police Dept to welcome our stewards as well!
Thank you Francisco Ramos for the lovely ceremony (& dinner!). Listening to the graduates speak about their experience makes the program's results already seem fantastic... Can't wait to see more!

BICYCLES TO BORROW

BICYCLES TO BORROW
THE LIBRARY HAS BICYCLES THAT FITCHBURG RESIDENTS OVER 18 CAN BORROW FOR ONE WEEK. 
To borrow a bike, bring in your library card and proof that you live in Fitchburg, such as a picture ID with your current address, or a piece of mail addressed to your current address. You must sign a liability waiver, and then you can borrow the bike for one week. We also have helmets to lend.

After you return the bike, you must wait 24 hours to borrow another, to allow others an opportunity.

Bring it back on time—there’s a $5/day fine if you’re late.

Bike Rentals paused for Winter.... & start again in the spring...April 1st.

Question: What if you get a flat?
When the bike is returned to the Library we will have it repaired.

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WINTER WALKING AND JOGGING CLUB- Free for Fitchburg Residents!

WINTER WALKING AND JOGGING CLUB- Free for Fitchburg Residents!
The Fitchburg, MA Recreation Department in partnership with Fitchburg State University Recreation Services is pleased to offer Fitchburg Residents a free winter Walking and Jogging club at the Fitchburg State University Recreation Center jogging track. To enroll in the Walking and Jogging Club residents must visit the Fitchburg Recreation Department Office at 1000 John Fitch Highway
Landry Arena, Fitchburg, MA to receive a club pass and then submit a consent and release form to Fitchburg State University on their first visit.

The Winter Walking and Jogging Club runs from Oct. 15, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

Club Hours:
Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

FAQs:
**I am not a Fitchburg resident, can i use the track?
If you are Alumni, or related to a student you may be eligible for membership. The the cost schedule here:
https://www.fitchburgstate.edu/…/recreation-se…/membership/…
**Can use a stroller?
Strollers ARE allowed, but they ask that the wheels be cleaned off before they use them. Children are allowed, but parents need to fill out a consent and release form, and the children must be with the parent at all times.
** Where can I park?
As far as parking is concerned, you either have to be a student, staff or alumni to obtain a parking permit and they are obtainable from Housing and Residential Services (located in in Aubuchon Hall) between the 8am & 5pm. However, if you are not affiliated with FSU you will have to park on the street.
**What type of track is this?
This is a suspended, 2 lane cement track.

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on WPKZ with Hank Stolz Experience talking Tax Rates & more

Missed yesterday's K-Zone lunchbox with The Hank Stolz Experience and Sam Squailia, Fitchburg City Councilor-at-Large? They discussed everything from voting in Fitchburg, Fitchburg vs Worcester, and new business development. A full community-based hour!

Check it out on our soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/k…/12-18-18-the-hank-stolz-experience

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Extreme Weather Advisory - Emergency Shelter Notice

Extreme Weather Advisory - Emergency Shelter Notice 
Due to extreme weather conditions, in the event that all applicable shelter resources are not available, temporary EMERGENCY shelter may be available to individuals who qualify*. 
This service will be in effect for the following time period: 
Begin at 12pm on: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 
End at 10am on: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 
During normal, non-holiday hours, the following agencies are authorized to qualify individual(s)' and provide shelter during this time period:

o Our Father's House 978.345.3050
o MOC Housing & Communlty Services 978,343.5706
o Salvation Army, Fitchburg 978.345.3200
o Gardner CAC 978.632.8700
O Athol Area YMCA 978.249.3305 
o Athol Salvation Army 978.249.8111

•For individuals with minor children

Weeknights after 4:30 pm or on weekends: 
o Our Father's House 978-855·5184

The funding for these services are provided by non-public monies and are provided through the designated entities only.

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Santa’s elf needs your help!!

Santa’s elf needs your help!! These are all letters that can’t be answered because there is either no return address or it is illegible! If you see your child’s please message me with the number of the letter (written in black crayon) and the name and address of the child. I will get the info to Santa as soon as possible. Please feel free to share this post to reach as many of these letter writers as possible! Thank you.

Wreaths Across America 2018

This morning at 9am, 2,403 wreaths were laid for Wreaths Across America - Official Page to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud at the Mass Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon. Hundreds of people joined in the cold to lay the thousands of wreaths. I am so grateful I was able to attend & help lay wreaths with them. I saw many Fitchburg friends there as well <3
🇺🇸Remember our fallen U.S. veterans.
❤️Honor those who serve.
🌍Teach your children the value of freedom.