Bolton Local: A grassroots group of people from Bolton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to build a strong, self-reliant community culture made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships, and offers a hopeful vision for the future.
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WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE - MAYBE!
Could your water supply be privatized?
Believe it or not, it's happening all over the country! Bolton Local will host a program to highlight the issue Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m. at the Bolton Public Library.
Come hear Sterling resident Maryanne MacLeod talk about the fight with Nestle Co. over rights to the nearby Wekepeke Aquifer.
Introduction by State Senator Jamie Eldridge
Discussion afterward facilitated by Bolton resident Jane Moosbruker:
· Threats to our water supply
· What we can do
THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 4TH ANNUAL TOWNWIDE YARD SALE!
BE SURE TO FILL OUT YOUR SURVEYS, TO HELP MAKE NEXT YEAR'S SALE EVEN
BETTER THAN EVER!
Bolton Clean-Up Week is every week!
Thanks to all who helped in 2013! Bolton is looking much better than it did a week or two ago. Of course, the flowers and sunshine help a lot too!
Bolton Clean-up week has come and gone for another year, but the trash will still be coming. Feel free to pick up trash along the side of the road when you see it. When you take the trash collected to the Transfer Station, no sticker will be required if you let the Transfer Station attendants know you are helping to “clean up Bolton.”
For more information about Bolton’s Clean-Up and/or to volunteer to assist in a special area around town, contact Mary Boyd at 978-779-2740.
Bolton Garden Club now part of
The Bolton Garden Club announced in October 2012 that its members voted to leave the Massachusetts Federation of Garden Clubs and remain a local club, as an interest group of Bolton Local.
Margot Brody, one of the Garden Club’s co-presidents, said, “What appealed to us about Bolton Local was the `local’ aspect, and the broad definition of interests in agriculture and gardening, as well as other pursuits that could help preserve our planet. This was the direction we were moving in anyway.”
Bolton Local President Lynda King said, “We are excited to welcome the Garden Club members to Bolton Local. We think their knowledge and passion for the environment are a wonderful fit with what we’re all about. We look forward to working with them on initiatives that will educate, build community, and inspire action to help Bolton become a more resilient and sustainable place to live.”
The Bolton Garden Club has been serving the community since 1967. Its initiatives have included the Bolton Town Phone Book, decorating the town for the holidays, offering garden-related workshops to the public, and an annual scholarship to a Nashoba Regional High School senior, to name just a few.
As an interest group of Bolton Local, the Garden Group will continue to plan workshops that fit with its interests, such as the holiday floral arrangement workshop held in November. Bolton Local has made a commitment to continue support for the Bolton Town Phone Book, and will consider how some of the other former Garden Club initiatives might be supported.
For more information about Bolton Local’s new Gardening Group, contact Margot Brody at 978-779-9778 or Lynn Dischler at 978-779-6225.
Membership in Bolton Local is open to all residents of Bolton.