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Week of September 29 to October 6, 2022
Lunch is served at the Old Murdock Senior Center, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon, at 11:30 a.m.
Call 978-297-3155 before noon the preceding day to RSVP. Suggested donation of $3 to help cover costs.

Menu for week of October 3-October 6, 2022:

Monday, 10/2: Shepherd's pie with gravy, California vegetable blend, wheat bread, yogurt.
Tuesday 10/3: Chicken thigh with cacciatore sauce, cavitappi pasta, Italian blend vegetables, Italian bread, grahams.
Wednesday 10/4: Macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, dinner roll, applesauce.
Thursday 10/5: Sliced roast pork, Jardinere gravy, Yukon Gold potatoes, green peas, multigrain bread, fresh fruit.
Friday 10/6: Chicken and white bean chili, brown rice, corn, wheat bread, fruit cup.

The Winchendon Senior Center vans are available to Winchendon residents 55 years old and older, for local transportation to shopping, social events, medical appointments, and similar activities, with priority given to medical appointments. The van is available for longer distance medical runs to Worcester and surrounding towns. Please call the Senior Center at least 24 hours in advance to reserve the van.

The Senior Center is open Monday Thursday, 8:30am to 2:30pm, and Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

September 2022 Senior Center Newsletter (PDF)

Some other on-going activities are:
  • Card games after lunch in the dining room
  • Bingo on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
  • SHINE representatives available to answer health insurance questions, Mondays 9:00-12:00 or Tuesdays 10:00-1:00.
  • Pickleball, Wii games, billiards, jigsaw puzzles and other activities
  • Fitness room with workout equipment
  • Assistance with applications for fuel/heating assistance, SNAP, and other resources
  • Food pantry and clothes closet

HEAL Winchendon Offering Financial Coaching Workshops

HEAL Winchendon, in conjunction with the Winchendon CAC, is offering a free financial coaching program to any residents who are interested. The program runs for eight weeks with a flexible schedule and is available in both English and Spanish. Coaching will be scheduled at the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St. To enroll, fill out the form at HEAL Financial Coaching Sign-Up (Google form) or call 978-621-4524.

Free "Rainbow Dinners" for LGBTQI Seniors in Ashburnham

Ashburnham, MA - Ashburnham Community Church will begin to host free "Rainbow Dinners". The dinners will invite LGBTQI Seniors (50+), their friends and families. The first dinner will be held Friday, September 9, 2022. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. "Rainbow Dinners" will continue through the end of the year on the second Friday of each month. Dates will include October 14, November 11 and December 9. Please check our Facebook page for future dates.

6:30 p.m., September 9, 2022 is "Italian Night". Featuring Spaghetti (meat free, gluten free version), Tomato Sauce, Meatballs (some made gluten and milk free), Italian Bread, Butter/Oil, Salad with Tomato & Cucumber, Italian Dressing, Parmesan Cheese, Lemonade, Coffee and Tea. Please email ashburnhamcommunitychurch@gmail.com to reserve your seat, share dietary needs or to volunteer or feel free to leave them a message at (978) 872-5553.

Ashburnham Community Church is located at 84 Main Street, Ashburnham, Ma 01430, at the corner of Main St and Chapel St. For more information on events at Ashburnham Community Church please follow their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AshburnhamCommunityChurch

Clyde's Corner

It's Happening Around the Winch!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30

Pop-Up Bull Yard 3:00-9:00 p.m. Outside of the future Bull Spit Brewing and Taproom at 4 Summer Drive, Winchendon. Music, beverages, food orders to be coordinated with local restaurants. See www.facebook.com/BullSpitcraftfarmbeer/ for details. Weather permitting.

Teen Fright Night 7:00 p.m. Two movies for the price (free!) of one! For teens 13+, invite your friends for a back-to-school scary movie double feature! Complimentary popcorn, lemonade from the Sunshine Cafe. Sign up for a library card! On the lawn of the Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant Street, Winchendon.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1

Pop-Up Bull Yard 12:00-9:00 p.m. Outside of the future Bull Spit Brewing and Taproom at 4 Summer Drive, Winchendon. Music, beverages, food orders to be coordinated with local restaurants. See www.facebook.com/BullSpitcraftfarmbeer/ for details. Weather permitting.

Community Movie Night 7:00 p.m. Help us kick off Fire Safety month with a "SAFE" movie night! Movie: Hotel Transylvania. Free to public, free popcorn. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs. At Winchendon Fire Department, 405 Central St., in the back yard. Sponsored by Concord Electric Supply.

Perfect Alabi at the Snowbound Club 7:00-11:00 p.m. Join us for some live classic rock & roll with a little country & blues mixed in from this 5 member local band. $5 cover charge. At the Snowbound Club, 130 Old Baldwinville Rd., Winchendon.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2

Pop-Up Bull Yard 12:00-7:00 p.m. Outside of the future Bull Spit Brewing and Taproom at 4 Summer Drive, Winchendon. Music, beverages, food orders to be coordinated with local restaurants. See www.facebook.com/BullSpitcraftfarmbeer/ for details. Weather permitting.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 4

Medicare Fraud Workshop 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free workshop by a representative from the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program. Information and tools to become better engaged healthcare consumers. At Old Murdock Senior Center, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. 978-297-3155

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is chicken barbeque and potato salad. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13

Spaghetti Supper 4:30-7:00 p.m. $10 per person, eat in or take out. Hosted by Winchendon American Legion Auxiliary Unit 193, 295 School St.

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. This week's menu is Baked Ziti. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street. (NO drive-through service; take-out service will begin after all seated diners are served.)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15

Townwide Clean Up Day 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Join us for a Town Wide Clean up before the winter weather. Stop by Town Hall (109 Front St., Winchendon) to get some bags, gloves, and other supplies. We will have a dumpster for all the trash and will be happy to direct people to high need areas as well.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is beef stew and biscuits. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22

2022 Fall Fest 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Downtown, exact locations dependent on Contral Street Reconstruction Project. See 6th Annual Winchendon Fall Festival on the town website for updates and information.

MONDAY OCTOBER 24

Fall Special Town Meeting 7:00 p.m. In the Murdock Middle High School Auditorium.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. This week's menu is Roast Pork with apples and onions. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street. (NO drive-through service; take-out service will begin after all seated diners are served.)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29

Clark YMCA Trunk or Treat 3:00-4:30 p.m. For this fun Halloween event, YMCA staff and volunteers will decorate their trunks and will hand out candy to families who walk through. Come dressed in your favorite costume and get ready for a spooky good time! This event will be held in the YMCA lower parking lot between the field house and the main building. Parking will be available in the upper parking lot and along the basketball courts. For more information or to volunteer, contact Julie Whittemore at 978-297-9622 or email j.whittemore@clarkymca.org

Howl-ween Pet Parade 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Check-in at 3:45 p.m.) Bring your pet in costume to parade around the Clark Memorial YMCA field! (Be sure your pet is agreeable to this and can deal with the situation) 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded. At Clark Memorial YMCA, 155 Central St., Winchendon. Sponsored by Winchendon Recreation Department. Pre-registration required--register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/howl-ween-pet-costume-parade-tickets-424204486037?fbclid=IwAR10HbmxW9hCjZaH1yEpiPVC6p33zQozcdLFnPCD-5iylPy44AIK0ZISqqk

MONDAY OCTOBER 31

Winchendon Trick or Treat 5:30-7:30 p.m. Halloween trick-or-treat time in Winchendon.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is chicken pot pie. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5

Bike Path 5K Walk/Run Race Benefits the Harper Grace Memorial Scholarship.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8

State Election Day 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Vote at Old Murdock Senior Center, second floor, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. This week's menu is roast turkey holiday dinner with all the trimmings. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street. (NO drive-through service; take-out service will begin after all seated diners are served.)

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is lasagna dinner. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

AND COMING UP...

THURSDAY DECEMBER 1

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is mac and cheese with ham. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3

Festival of Lights Holiday Craft Fair 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. At the Old Murdock Senior Center. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Department, 978-297-5410.

Festival of Lights Table Setting Display 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. At the Old Centre Church. Come view elegant holiday displays of vintage china and place settings. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Department, 978-297-5410.

Festival of Lights Tree Lighting 5:00-7:00 p.m. At the G.A.R. Park, Grove Street and Murdock Avenue, Winchendon. Sponsored by the Winchendon Recreation Department, 978-297-5410.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. This week's menu is TBA. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street. (NO drive-through service; take-out service will begin after all seated diners are served.)

SATURDAY DECEMBER 10

2022 Holiday House Tour 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Come enjoy the multiple well decorated homes around town. Start at the Murdock Whitney, and make a day of touring these beautiful buildings! Sponsored by and beginning at the Winchendon History and Cultural Center, 151 Front St.

Holiday Brass Concert 4:00 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Enjoy classical and holiday favorites performed by the Harrisville Brass Quintet, featuring members of Winchendon Winds. Free admission, donations welcome. 126 Central Street.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 15

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Served in the Parish Hall. This week the menu is parishioners' potluck. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 22

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. This week's menu is Beef Burgundy holiday dinner. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street. (NO drive-through service; take-out service will begin after all seated diners are served.)

SATURDAY JUNE 10, 2023

Grand Opening Times TBA The Robinson Broadhurst Foundation Performing Arts Amphitheater will hold a Grand Opening Celebration at the Winchendon Community Park. Live music, entertainment, food, free parking. For more information, call 978-297-5410. www.facebook.com/Winchendoncommunitypark, www.winchendoncommunitypark.org/

ONGOING

MONDAYS

Friends Book Sale The Friends of the Library Book Sale has been suspended until the library's infrastructure project is complete. The space is being repurposed for the provision of basic library services while building upgrades are undertaken. The Book Sale will return when the project is complete. Unfortunately, donations cannot be accepted at this time. As always, the Friends appreciate our generous donors and patrons. They help us to to support a wide array of library programming and activities.

AA Meeting 7:45 p.m. Open meeting, all are welcome. UU Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street.

TUESDAYS

CAC Farm Stand 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The CAC Farm Stand accepts SNAP/HIP, debit and credit cards for fresh produce. On the front lawn of the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

WEDNESDAYS

CAC Farm Stand 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The CAC Farm Stand accepts SNAP/HIP, debit and credit cards for fresh produce. On the front lawn of the Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St.

Old Murdock Senior Center 12:30-2:30 p.m. BINGO! $1.00 cover charge. Please bring your own snack and drink. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. 978-297-3155.

Meet-Up With the Kiwanis 6:30 p.m. 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAYS EACH MONTH. All are welcome! Come join in community projects, make new friends, make your community better, have some fun! Younger folks welcome. For more information, call Cailte Kelly, 978-413-9930. Hosted by Kiwanis of Winchendon MA. At the Clark Memorial YMCA Community Room (in new gymnastics building down by the bike path), 155 Central St., Winchendon.

THURSDAYS

Preschool Playgroup 2:00-3:00 p.m. For families with children up to age 8. Join us for an afternoon of free play, a craft, story time, and music & movement. Masks required for anyone over 2 years old. Presented in collaboration with the Winchendon CFCE. For more information call the library at 978-297-0300 or email CFCE Coordinator Kristin Moran at kmoran@winchendonk12.org. At Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant St., Winchendon.

Porch Nights at the WHCC 5:30 p.m. Come join us every Thursday for some great conversation and exploration of our museum. Bring some snacks, and pull up a rocker and enjoy! At the Winchendon History and Cultural Center, 151 Front St.

Winchendon Farmers' Market 4:00-7:00 p.m. Crafts, fresh farm produce, baked goods. SNAP and HIP accepted. At Veterans' Park, corner of Pleasant and Front Streets. Weather permitting.

SATURDAYS

Winchendon Farmers' Market 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Crafts, fresh farm produce, baked goods. SNAP and HIP accepted. At Veterans Park, corner of Pleasant and Front Streets. Weather permitting.

Town Committee Monthly Meetings by Week

Most Board and Committee meetings are being held online via Zoom. See each Board or Committee's meeting agenda for details about meeting locations and instructions for joining a Zoom meeting by computer or telephone. Masks are mandatory for all in-person meetings.

Agendas, minutes and meeting recordings are now available on the Town website: Agendas, Minutes & Past Meetings

week MON TUE WED THUR
1st Toy Town Community Partnership
5:00pm
Board of Health
7:00pm
Planning Board
6:30pm *
Zoning Board of Appeals
7:00pm
School Committee
6:00pm
2nd Winchendon Redevelopment Authority
5:00pm
Board of Selectmen
6:30pm
Finance Committee
7:00pm
Agricultural Commission
7:00pm
Conservation Commission
as posted
3rd Planning Board
6:30pm *
Zoning Board of Appeals
7:00pm
School Committee
6:00pm
4th Board of Selectmen
6:30pm

* Planning Board often begins with public hearings, check their webpage.

Calendar of Re-broadcasts of meetings on Local Access Channel 8

Agendas, minutes and meeting recordings are now available on the Town website: Agendas, Minutes & Past Meetings

Town committee meetings are now streamed live on the town website. Go to www.townofwinchendon.com/ and click on the button for "Watch Meetings Live."

To view recordings of past meetings, contact Taylor Tower at 978-297-0085, or email her at ttower@townofwinchendon.com If you wish to keep a copy of the recording, there is a $5 fee per recorded file.

Times, locations, agendas and related documents for meetings are listed on the page for each individual committee on the Town of Winchendon website.

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Classified Ads

Golf Equipment all used but never abused. 17 irons, 3 woods, putter, 500 tees, 500 golf balls, 2-wheel cart, umbrella, Spaulding golf bag. Can be seen. Call 978-297-0750. Reasonable cash price.

Employment

Chartwells is hiring part time food service workers for the Winchendon School District. $14.25/hour, Mon-Fri 9:00-2:00, experience preferred. Online applications only. For full details and to apply, go to https://jobs.compassgroupcareers.com/USA/job/WINCHENDON-FOOD-SERVICE-WORKER-%28PART-TIME%29-MA-01475/928942700/

Bull Spit Brewing Company will set up local interviews on August 31. Event Staff. Looking for energetic, personable individuals to join our part-time events/tastings team. Flexible schedule, competitive pay and tips, mileage reimbursement, fun working environment. Must be over 21, have reliable transportation and authorization to work. Email HR@Bullspitbrewing.com.

Clark Memorial YMCA is hiring Member Service Staff. 15-20 hours per week, afternoon and evening shifts. Fill out an online job application at https://www.theclarkymca.org/about-us/employment-opportunities?fbclid=IwAR0SYyu7CxHI5WJ0nijRBZbT84yiRVeSFJP3DBmVqrN4V5c1OUY2tH07FQE


TOWN OF WINCHENDON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN MANAGER
109 Front Street, Dept 1, Winchendon, MA 01475-1758

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Director of Development performs a variety of administrative and technical work. Administers day-to-day and long-range land use and community planning effmis. Implements planning strategies identified in adopted plans. Assists Town boards, commissions, including the Winchendon Redevelopment Authority, as needed and/or directed. Manages and executes projects related to master planning, land use, downtown revitalization, zoning, parking/traffic/transpmiation/economic development, affordable housing, energy, cannabis permitting, and as assigned by the Town Manager. Majority of work is performed under typical conditions. Some outdoor work is required for inspection of various land use developments and construction sites, and involves exposure to all weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, and occasionally to fumes and/or airborne particles. Noise level in the office is usually quiet and in the field usually moderate. Manages staff of three. Serves as direct repmi for Conservation Agent, Planning & Development Coordinator, and Planning Land Use Clerk. Bachelor's degree in land-use planning, urban planning, landscape architecture, or a closely related field, with a Master's degree prefened. Three (3) years, or more, of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year-for-year basis, deemed appropriate by the Town Manager. Stariing pay for this 40 hour/week position ranges from $31.37 to $40.15/Hr. depending on qualifications. Resumes accepted until position is filled with preliminary review of resumes to occur May 19,2022 at 12:00PM. For full job description, please see Winchendon's website www.townofwinchendon.com. Please send your letter of introduction and resume to Town of Winchendon, Attn: Justin Sultzbach, Town Manager, 109 Front Street, Dept. 1, Winchendon, MA 01475 or jsultzbach@townofwinchendon.com. The Town of Winchendon is an EOE/AA employer.