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Memorial Day Celebrations This Weekend: Wednesday Whiteboard


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WESTFORD — Here’s the May 24 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.

The Select Board is seeking volunteers for a new MBTA Communities Multi-Family Housing Advisory Committee. Residents interested in the MBTA Communities Multi-Family Housing Advisory Committee should submit a citizen activity form by May 25.

Memorial Day celebrations will be held on May 28. Ceremonies will be conducted at:

  • 9 a.m.: Freedom Park
  • 9:15 a.m.: Forge Village Monument
  • 9:45 a.m.: Graniteville Monument
  • 10:20 a.m. Honor Rolls on Town Common
  • 10:45 a.m.: Nabnasset Lake, Byrne Ave.
  • 12 p.m. Parade from Roudenbush Community Center to Town Common

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 and Community Wellness 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.

Westford has been selected to participate in the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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

Important municipal dates

The Strategic Planning Retreat is tentatively planned for Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kimball Farm.

Government meetings

The Board of Registrars will meet to recount Question 3 of the May 2 Annual Town Election Ballot on May 24 at 10 a.m.

The Water Department will meet on May 24 at 9 a.m.

The Conservation Commission will meet on May 24 at 7 p.m.

The Council on Aging will meet on May 24 at 4 p.m.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will meet virtually on May 24 at 7 p.m.

The Lowell Regional Transit Authority will meet on May 25 at 1 p.m.

The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments will meet virtually on May 24 at 2 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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