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Heart Pond Closed Thursday: Wednesday Whiteboard


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WESTFORD — Here’s the May 10 edition of Wednesday Whiteboard, where WestfordCAT highlights important dates and events during the week in and around Westford.

News and upcoming events around town

A number of committees have open seats. Apply online.

Voluntary water use restrictions are now in effect. The Water Department requests that odd-numbered addresses water on odd-numbered days between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m and that even-numbered addresses may water on even-numbered days from 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.

Heart Pond will be closed on May 11 for chemical treatment of invasive aquatic vegetation. The pond will be closed for swimming, boating and fishing until May 12.

Additional restrictions include a one-day restriction on livestock or domestic animal consumption, a three-day restriction on using pond water for drinking or cooking and irrigation of landscape ornamentals as well as a five-day restriction on using pond water to irrigate crops, ornamentals or newly seeded turf.

The Apple Blossom Festival Parade will be held on May 13 at 10 a.m.

From WestfordCAT: 

News office hours are on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the J.V. Fletcher Library. Changes will be reflected on our studio calendar. 

We now have printed copies of WCAT News! It’s not a newspaper and we’re working through some design iterations. Updated flyers can be found every Wednesday at the J.V. Fletcher Library, Cameron Senior Center, Town Hall and Paul’s Diner. Please send feedback to Executive Director Sarah Fletcher. 

We are hosting two fundraisers this summer: our June Calendar Raffle and a meal fundraiser in partnership with WECO. 

From the Health Department:

The Health Department is accepting applications for residents to receive one free week of Kids Club Summer Camp, which begins on June 26 or $400 per child for the Recreation Department’s after-school program, which begins on Aug. 30.

Applications should be emailed to Regional Community Health and Wellness Coordinator Brittany Nash. Applications can also be mailed to Town Hall. Applicants must be Westford residents and be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.


From the Westford Rotary:

The Westford Rotary Club will host its annual helicopter golf ball drop on May 14 at 2 p.m.

From the Sustainability Department: 

A two-part virtual webinar hosted by Sustainable Middlesex will be hosted on May 16 at 7 p.m. and May 20 at 9:30 a.m. Register for the webinar online.

From the Parish Center for the Arts: 

Deb Seymour & Stan Lyness will perform at Parish Center for the Arts on May 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online. 

W. Marc Bernsau is this month’s Artist of the Month. His work will be on display through May 28.

From the League of Women Voters:

The League is hosting a virtual civic social with Rep. James Arciero on May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The League will host its annual meeting on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Westford Museum.

Important municipal dates

Official Annual Town Election results have been posted.

Government meetings 

The Board of Cemetery Commissioners will meet virtually on May 11 at 8:30 a.m.

The Communications Advisory Committee will meet virtually on May 11 at 10 a.m.

The Conservation Commission will meet on May 10 at 7 p.m.

The Finance Committee will meet virtually on May 12 at 1:30 p.m.

The Housing Authority will meet on May 11 at 6 p.m.

The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments will meet in-person and online on May 17 at 7 p.m.

The Recycling Commission will meet on May 11 at 7 p.m.

The Robinson School Advisory Council will meet virtually on May 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday Whiteboard is non-exhaustive. If you have an event or activity you would like to include in the Wednesday Whiteboard, please email Managing Editor Ben Domaingue at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org. 

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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.

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