WESTFORD — Welcome to the Dec. 4 edition of Weekend Wrap-Up. Here, we highlight the most important news you may have missed this week in Westford.
Nestled in a Westford resident’s backyard, a unique art installation is sure to leave an impression on viewers.
Rachel Shatil, a lifelong artist from Israel, creates a number of sculptures and displays in her basement studio in her home in Westford. Her recent installation “Lost and Found” was one of a number of pieces for Brookline-based art collective Studios Without Walls annual exhibition.
Creating the piece would have been “impossible” without the over 800 pairs of shoes donated by the community, according to Shatil.
“We couldn’t have done it without the help of our neighbors,” she said. “The collecting of shoes was a very big part of the effort.”
Collecting these donations, Shatil says, brought her “much closer” to her new community in Westford.
“To me it was a healing experience of some sort, to have people so supportive,” she said.
The piece is currently in storage with Shatil in Westford, eventually moving to display it in additional shows next year.
Silver Carols for the Season
Where: First Parish Church United
When: Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 for individuals, $15 for families plus two non perishable items for food pantry.
What: Annual concert with carols to benefit the Westford Food Pantry.
WestfordCAT Holiday Auction
When: 12 a.m. on Dec. 8 to 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 11.
Cost: Free to bid
What: Help us expand WestfordCAT youth programs by supporting our online auction. There’s something for everyone on your holiday list, from household items to gift certificates, gift baskets and more!
Festival of Trees
Where: Westford Regency Inn atrium and lobby
When: Dec. 9 to Dec. 31.
What: The Westford Family FunFest invites the public and organizations to participate and visit the 12 Annual Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Creative Holiday Gingerbread/Gnomes Celebration. The Westford Regency Atrium and Lobby and selected other areas will be decorated with trees, wreaths, and creative holiday and gingerbread/gnome creations
Westford Fire Department Santa Tour
When: Begins at 8 a.m. at Station 3 on Town Farm Rd.
What: We cant wait to show your the custom sleigh that Santa will be cruising around in! We added a loop in Parker Village to include Griffin, Mark Vincent, Colonial, Anne Therese, Ashley, Vose Hill and Landmark! We will post a LIVE SANTA TRACKER on the day of the tour so you can see how close he is! (Don’t worry, you’ll hear us coming!)
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data updated last Wednesday, Middlesex County remains a ‘low’ risk for COVID-19 community transmission.
Middlesex County sees approximately 58 cases per 100,000 residents and approximately 9.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents. 2.7% of staffed inpatient beds are occupied with residents with COVID-19.
Worcester County, which borders Middlesex County and Franklin County are considered ‘medium’ risk for COVID-19 community transmission.
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