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Marblehead Conservancy to host Earth Day event
Marblehead’s Conservancy is calling on residents to celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day by participating in an annual community effort to preserve and protect the town’s open spaces. The event, co-sponsored by Gilbert & Cole, the Conservation Commission, and the Recreation and Parks Department, will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon in Lead Mills.
Participants are invited to join in the festivities by meeting at the Conservancy’s tent, located just off Lafayette Street near the Forest River bridge. Activities for the day include planting wildflowers and cleaning up the beach. To ensure that everyone can participate, the Conservancy will provide seedlings, tools, water, and trash bags. However, participants are encouraged to wear gloves and sturdy shoes.
Maureen Ashley, the event’s contact person, can be reached at 781.367.0923 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about the event. The Conservancy’s annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration is a great way to help preserve Marblehead’s natural spaces while having fun with family, friends, and neighbors.
Patriot’s Day trash and recycling schedule
In observance of Patriot’s Day on April 17, Marblehead’s trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day throughout the week. The revised schedule is as follows: Monday pick-ups will occur on April 18, Tuesday pick-ups on April 19, Wednesday pick-ups on April 20, Thursday pick-ups on April 21 and Friday pick-ups on April 22. Additionally, the Transfer Station will be closed on April 17.
Community Golf Day
The Marblehead Select Board invites you to participate in the Community Golf Day on Monday, May 15 at Tedesco Country Club, 154 Tedesco St. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with an 11 a.m. tee-off, rain or shine. The final date for registration is May 12, and the $175 player fee includes a round of golf with a cart, a box lunch, a post-play celebration with awards, hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine. To learn more, visit: https://bit.ly/3ZWr8Sm.
The event supports the Marblehead Counseling Center (MCC), which has been improving the quality of life for Marblehead, Swampscott, and surrounding communities since 1969. MCC provides mental health counseling, family support services, community education, and charitable assistance in a safe and confidential environment.
Mass Audubon is hosting a free birdwatching walk at Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Friday, May 26 from 8-10 a.m. Made possible by the Marblehead Cultural Council, participants will learn about bird migration, breeding behavior, and basic identification skills regardless of their skill levels. Although the event is free, registration is required via this link: https://bit.ly/3Mnmtpy
Preview of 2023 Town Meeting
The Marblehead Speaker Series will host a preview of the 2023 Town Meeting at the Council on Aging at the Jacobi Community Center on April 19 at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to sign up to save a seat. To do so, call: 781-631-6225
Town Administrator Thatcher Kezer and Town Moderator Jack Attridge will present an overview of the annual Town Meeting scheduled for May 1. The meeting’s warrant will include a variety of articles, encompassing both the proposed budget and additional changes with significant financial and governing implications.
Kezer and Attridge will offer insights into the articles and explain how the meeting is conducted.
Nomination papers available
Nomination papers are now available for voters interested in running for local office in the Tuesday, June 20 municipal election.
Prospective candidates must submit a formal request in writing to pull nomination papers in person. Access the application at https://bit.ly/3yIIWFG.
“After receiving nomination papers, you will need to put your name and address (as registered to vote) on each nomination paper before obtaining the required 50 signatures from Marblehead registered voters,” according to the town clerk’s office. “You should obtain more than 50 to ensure you have enough.”
The cutoff to return signatures is Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m.
“If you are submitting papers on May 1, make sure to have extra signatures,” the Town Clerk’s office writes. “You will not be able to submit more papers after the deadline.”
Town Clerk Robin Michaud also reminds prospective candidates of the Office of Campaign and Political Finance’s filing requirements. All candidates must file three campaign finance reports, notwithstanding the election’s outcome or the amount of personal money spent.
Critical dates to file campaign finance reports are as follows:
— Eight days before the election, June 8
— Thirty days after the election, July 30
— End-of-year report, Jan. 20, 2024
The town is currently seeking volunteers to fill several vacancies on appointed boards, commissions and committees. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Select Board, Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., or via email at email@example.com.
For more information, contact the Select Board’s Office at 781-631-0000. Below is a list of open positions:
MBTA Advisory Board
— One-year term
Marblehead Disabilities Commission
— Three-year term
— One unexpired vacancy (term to expire in 2024)
— One unexpired vacancy (term to expire in 2025)
Task Force Against Discrimination
— One-year term
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
— One-year term
Volunteer at Health Department
Residents may volunteer to serve on the Marblehead Recycling Committee, appointed by the Board of Health.
The Swap Shed is another place where volunteers can help. Volunteers must also sell facility stickers and check cars for up-to-date stickers as they enter the transfer station.
Contact the Public Health Department at 781-631-0212 for additional volunteer information.
Town Warrant published
View the 54-article warrant before Town Meeting on May 1 at bit.ly/3YtCzAd.
Charter to host youth entrepreneur fair
On May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Marblehead Community Charter Public School will host an entrepreneur fair.
This event will feature student businesses ranging from homemade dog treats, soup kits, jewelry, and sea glass pictures among other booths. Young entrepreneurs between the ages of 8 and 16 who would like to sell their items can sign up at bit.ly/40O4n4a. Students from all over the North Shore are participating in this event. The Charter School will have between 30 and 40 vendors, and the public is invited to come and support the students.
“It’s a perfect time to buy gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and upcoming graduations,” organizers write. Anyone with questions is invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org.