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Summer Concert Series, Stone Park Gazebo
August Concert Time 6:30PM to 8:30 PM
August 26 Songs for Ceilidh

Art in the Library

The metal work of Ashland resident Neil Mansfield is in the fireplace lounge area and the main circulation area. Also on extended loan: the welded painted metal sculptures of Joe Carpineto are exhibited on both floors. You are also invited to explore the library's Permanent Art Collection. Over the years, through donation and acquisition, the library has 18 works of art on permanent display in various parts of the library. These works include painting, sculptures, drawings and original prints.

Food Pantry Needs 

For More Information, contact Cara Tirrell at ctirrell@ashlandmass.com
Drop Off During Our Hours:M/W/Th 9 am to 1pm or drop off at post office, APD, AFD or Town Hall
  • Pasta/Sauce
  • Bottled Juice
  • Snacks (Crackers,Cookies)
  • Mayo
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Canned Raviolis/Canned Spaghetti
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Canned fruit     

Board of Selectmen Fall BAA Grants

Effective immediately BAA Fall Grant Applications are being accepted. Submissions are due into the Town Manager/Board of Selectmen Office by September 30, 2014. Submissions must include a completed application and a W-9 form. Grant applications can be obtained on the Town of Ashland website http://www.ashlandmass.com/ under News and Announcements, at Town Hall, 101 Main Street Ashland or by e-mail srobie@ashlandmass.com. Completed submissions will be reviewed at the Board of Selectmen's Meeting scheduled for October, 2014. Once the grants have been awarded checks will be processed by the end of October.

Fall 2014 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Timetable

August 6, 2014 Open the Warrant

September 10, 2014 Deadline for Notice of Intent to submit

Proposed warrant articles. Forms to be filed with the Selectman%u2019s Office.

September 10 %u2013 October 15, 2014 Due Diligence Period:

Board of Selectman presentations and Discussions

September 10 %u2013 November 17, 2014 Public Hearings

October 15, 2014 Board of Selectman vote to close and post the warrant

November 4, 2014 Warrant Posted %u2013 No later than date

November 18, 2014 Special Town Meeting

The Board of Selectman reserves the right to re-open the Warrant after October 15, 2014 to include new articles that address emergency or unanticipated needs and / or circumstances.

Ashland%u2019s first Dragonfly Festival will take place on August 23, 4 pm to dark, at Mill Pond Park and on the grounds of the Ashland Historical Society, 2 Myrtle Street. It was conceived as a way to bring the Ashland community together to celebrate arts. Dragonfly lanterns and floating lanterns will be lit at dusk.

Parking is available at 30 Main and 60 Pleasant streets. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, August 24.

There will also be a related Dragonfly photo exhibit at noon and a dragonfly lantern-making workshop at 1:30 pm at Ashland Library, 66 Front Street.

The festival is a free event for all ages. According to the organizers, the event will have beautiful sights, rich and varied melodies, and diverse voices and rhythms, mixed with the sounds of excited conversation and shared wonder.

The performers are Perry Desmond-Davies; Seth Connelly; and Barbara Kessler. There will also be Indian music and dance; improv theater; drummers; dragonfly crafts for kids by artist Suzie Meeker; artisans and food by The Carve, Kabob House, and Anna Banana%u2019s Homemade Goodness.


Ashland Lions Club Recycling

We are always looking for used Eye Glasses and Cell Phones!

The Lions EyeMobile will be participating in Ashland Day 

on Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 2pm.

The vehicle provides free health screenings to anyone over the age of 10.  It is not handicap accessible but volunteers are available to assist those who need it. 

For further information, please stop by the Eyemobile or their Food Trailer at Ashland Day!

Metro West Consumer Assistance Office

Need Help? The Consumer Assistance Office - Metro West provides free information,mediation or referrals to help resolve. Call 508-651-8812 or visit http://www.consumermetrowest.org

Communities for People

Intensive Foster Care Program - Make an impact. Open your mind. Open your heart. Open your home. Find out more about how to become a Foster Parent. CFP will provide the necessary training and ongoing support required to be a foster parent. The most rewarding yet challenging job of your life. 1-877-852-1271 www.c4p.org

Ashland Senior Center

Baked Goods at the Senior Center
Mondays -- Shaws and Whole Foods
Tuesdays -- Whole Foods
Wednesdays -- Framingham Bakery, Whole Foods

Property Tax Work off applications available at the Senior Center

This program allows participants to work off up to $750 in property taxes a year at a rate of $8.00/hr. Gross income may not exceed $40,000 for an individual, $55,000 for married filing jointly. New program begins January 2013. Applications now available at the Senior Center.


Annual Town Meeting May 7, 2014 from Ashland Cable on Vimeo.

Coverage of the Annual Spring Town Meeting on May 7, 2014, held at Ashland High School.


State House Connections April 18, 2014 from Ashland Cable on Vimeo.

State Representative Tom Sannicandro cooks up some tasty dishes with Congresswoman Katherine Clark.





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Upcoming LIVE meeting

  • Zoning Board Meeting Thursday, August 20 at 7 PM
  • Selectmen's Meeting
    Wednesday, August 27 at 7:00 PM
  • Planning Board Meeting Thursday, August 28             at 7:15 PM


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