It’s classic late spring weather here in New England: we get May sunshine one week, March rain and cold the next week, August heat the week after that.
Stay cool the next few days, it’s going to get steamy.
COOLING STATION OPEN AT SENIOR CENTER
The town is opening the Senior Center as a cooling station on Monday and Tuesday for anyone who needs to get out of the heat for a bit. Temps in Abington are projected to top 91 degrees Monday and feel like 96. Hours of operation at the Senior Center will be 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Abington’s first responders are also asking residents to check on any elderly or infirmed neighbors to make sure they are OK.
REC SIGNUPS UNDERWAY
Speaking of summer, there’s only 9 days left of school. Fear not parents and guardians: the Abington Parks & Rec Department has a full slate of camps this summer. Residents can sign up for memberships to the Island Grove Pool, as well as baseball, basketball, tennis, and art camps. However, the ever popular Eager Beaver camp is already full, according to town recreation officials. Limited day passes for the Island Grove Pool are also available.
FOUNDER’S DAY EVENTS
It’s Founder’s Day this weekend and Abington Celebrates has a full offering of events starting on Friday. There’s no fireworks but still plenty to do for the whole family – including a fishing derby, Civil War encampment, and chalk drawing event.
ABINGTON HIGH CLASS OF ‘21 MOVES ON
At least the Abington High School Class of 2021 got a perfect day for graduation. The seniors received their diplomas on the great lawn in front of the Middle/High School under a big blue sky. The entire ceremony was recorded by Abington Community Access & Media and can be viewed here. In addition, a recording of the Senior Class Awards Night is also available.
POND LIKELY NEXT HEALTH BOARD MEMBER
The Board of Health and Board of Selectmen will meet together Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss appointing a new member to fill a vacancy. As of now, Melissa Pond, who ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the health board in April, is the only applicant.
COMMUNITY MEETING FOR FOURTH CANNABIS BIZ TUESDAY
Abington residents can learn more about the fourth proposed cannabis-related business at a community meeting Tuesday night. NashMac LLC wants to open a cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail operation at 678 Adams Street. Under state law, the company must hold a community meeting to answer questions and provide information to the public. Tuesday night’s meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Hancock Street. A meeting last week on a similar proposal at 1437 Bedford Street was lightly attended. NashMac recently signed its Host Community Agreement with the Town of Abington and will soon file a site plan with the Planning Board, which will hold a public hearing on the proposal.
CORNHOLE TOURNEY TO BENEFIT VETERANS
Nature is healing. Cornhole tournaments are again starting to take place. Abington Veterans Services will be hosting its first annual cornhole tournament on Sunday, July 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Hancock Street. Start time is 11 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the American Legion, VFW, and Post 2. Cost is $25 per player and $50 per team. Anyone interested can call 781-857-8135.
Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes proposed residential developments at 207 Bedford Street and 176 Wales Street, fill permits at 652 Adams Street and 67 Oak Street, and new stormwater management regulations.
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a joint meeting with the Board of Health to appoint someone to fill a vacancy on that board, approve a request to use Reilly Field, and fill a vacancy on the Police Chief Search Committee.
Board of Health, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda mostly features a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen to appoint someone to fill a vacancy on the board.
Board of Library Trustees, 7 p.m., Library. Agenda includes board reorganization, a report from the library director, capital needs, and other topics.
Parks & Rec Commission, 7 p.m., Senior Center. Agenda includes an update on the Island Grove gazebo, a discussion about this weekend’s Founder’s Day events, and updates on summer programming guidelines.
Beaver Brook Playground Committee, 7:30 p.m., DPW Headquarters. Agenda includes discussions about funding, fundraising, and scheduling public input sessions.
Strawberry Valley Golf Course Committee, 5 p.m., course clubhouse. Agenda includes a report from the superintendent, and a discussion about the course capital plan.
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., Town Hall. The agenda includes projects at 207 Bedford Street and 176 Wales Street.