We’re back after a one-week interlude.
The pages of the calendar are turning quickly. Although it seems like Labor Day was just a week ago, Columbus Day is now also in the rearview. It’s officially spooky season and this coming weekend is Abington Celebrates Oktoberfest festival (more on that tomorrow).
There’s just 12 weeks left in 2023, we’re on the fast track to Thanksgiving, and we’re pretty sure Lowe’s is ready to set up the artificial Christmas trees.
But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. We still have some lovely weather. Peak foliage season is on its way. Get outside and enjoy fall in New England!
UNIFIED SOCCER JAMBOREE TUESDAY
The Unified Soccer Team is hosting squads from East Bridgewater and Carver tonight at 5 p.m. These athletes always put out a great effort and are a great example of Green Wave Pride.
SELECTMEN TO REMEMBER RICHARD MUNCEY ON TUESDAY
The Board of Selectmen will have a moment of silence at the start of their meeting Tuesday for Richard “Chip” Muncey, who was the Chairman of the Abington/Rockland Joint Water Works. Muncey died on Sept. 16 at the age of 54. He had been one of the town’s three elected representatives to the Water Works since 2003.
CHARTER REVIEW HOSTING MAYOR DISCUSSION THURSDAY
A third of respondents to a recent survey said they’re interested in ditching Town Meeting and the Board of Selectmen, and instead electing a mayor. The Charter Review Commission is skeptical, but hosting a forum Thursday to evaluate the pros and cons. Special guest will be Ted Langill, the Chair of Staff to Weymouth Mayor Bob Hedlund. Langill was also Finance Committee Chairman when Braintree switched to a mayor. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Buckley Room at Town Hall.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES THIS WEEK AND NEXT
Parent teacher conferences for Abington High School is this Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Friday, October 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Woodsdale parent teacher conferences are Oct. 27, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Oct. 28, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Beaver Brook parent teacher conferences are Wedenesday, Oct. 20, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 21, from 1 p.m., – 3 p.m.
Links to sign up have already been sent out.
WINTER SPORTS MEETING THIS WEEK
Meetings for students interested in playing winter sports are this Wednesday at 2 p.m., for grades 9-12.
Girls Basketball will meet in Room 1216, Boys Hockey in the HS Cafeteria, Cheer in Room 1218, Boys Basketball in the Seminar Room.
Indoor Track will meet in MS 2104 at 2:25 p.m.
For girls interested in playing ice hockey, there will be a meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. in the athletics office. The team could be a co-op team with Norwell.
TOWN APPRECIATION DAY SUNDAY AT STRAWBERRY VALLEY
Abington residents get 9 free holes of golf this coming Sunday at Strawberry Valley Golf Course as part of Town Appreciation Day. Tee times are available between 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call 781-347-4877 to schedule a tee time. Walk-ups won’t be allowed during that time.
All golfers must have clubs. Clubs will be available to rent
INFO MEETING TUESDAY FOR GRADE 8 TRIP TO PHILLY
There is a parent information night regarding the 8th grade overnight field trip to Philadelphia on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in the MS/HS Auditorium. The informational night will provide families with information about the itinerary, trip costs, fundraising, and opportunities for parents to be involved in planning.
LOCAL SCULPTOR SEEKS MODELS FOR LIBRARY PIECE
Erin McCarthy, an award winning sculptor working out of a studio at the Arnold Shoeworks building, is looking for two young models for an upcoming piece. Specifically she is looking for two children about 6 to 8 years old. (Parents are invited to stay for the session.) The sculpture will be installed at a local library, according to McCarthy. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a list of Municipal meetings (September 27 – 29) from this past week. All of the content provided is produced by the staff at Abington Community Access & Media Inc….
Abington Special Town meeting (9/27)
Abington School Committee (9/28)
Zoning Board of Appeals (9/29)
GREEN WAVE ATHLETICS SCHEDULE
Compiled by Charlotte Hernandez
Tuesday, Oct 11 – @ Cohasset 4:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 11 – @ Middleborough @Village Links Golf Course 3:30pm
Tuesday, Oct 11 – vs. Norwell @ Stawberry Valley 3:30 (JV)
Wednesday, Oct 12 – vs. Cardinal Spellman @ Strawberry Valley 3:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 12 – @ West Bridgewater @WB Country Club 2:30pm (JV)
Thursday, Oct 13 – vs Dennis-Yarmouth 4:30pm (Freshman)
Friday, Oct 14 – vs East Bridgewater 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 11 – @ Rockland 4:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 11 – @ Rockland 4:00pm (JV)
Thursday, Oct 13 – @ East Burdgewater 4:00pm
Thursday, Oct 13 – @ East Bridgewater 4:00pm (JV)
Saturday, Oct 15 – @ West Bridgewater 3:00pm
Saturday, Oct 15 – @ West Bridgewater 1:00pm (JV)
Tuesday, Oct 11 – vs Rockland 4:30pm
Tuesday, Oct 11 – vs Rockland 4:30pm (JV)
Thursday, Oct 13 – vs East Bridgewater 4:00pm
Thursday, Oct 13 – vs East Bridgewater 4:00pm (JV)
Friday, Oct 14 – @ West Bridgewater 3:00pm
Saturday, Oct 15 – @ West Bridgewater 11:00am (JV)
Wednesday, Oct 12 – @ East Bridgewater 4:00pm (JV)
Wednesday, Oct 12 – @ East Bridgewater 4:00pm (Freshman)
Wednesday, Oct 12 – @ East Bridgewater 5:15pm
Thursday, Oct 13 – vs SS Christian Academy 3:30pm (JV)
Thursday, Oct 13 – vs SS Christian Academy 4:45pm
FOR THE MOST UPDATED GAMES AND SCORES, PLEASE CHECK ARBITER LIVE SPORTS
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes projects at 18 Park Avenue, 202 Centre Ave, 140 Rockland Street, 0 Hancock Street, 833 Washington Street, 200 Myers Avenue, and 48 Lincoln Street.
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a commercial garage license at 800 Adams Street
Open Space Committee, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a discussion about meeting with a consultant, and review of the special town meeting.
Charter Review Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a discussion about switching to a mayoral form of government.
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes projects at 9 Hunts Pond Lane, Robert English Road, and 24 Highfields Road, as well as an executive session.