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Thursday, January 28th 6:00-9:00 at the PAC
Bee Information and entry forms available at www.duxburyeducationfoundation.org
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The School Committee haslittle time to waste if they’regoing to have a new superin-tendent in place by the nextschool year.Susan Skeiber informedthe board at its Jan. 6 meetingthat she would be leaving Dux-bury at the end of the schoolyear and says she has no con-crete plans for the future. Shehas offered to help out with thesearch for the next superinten-dent.The committee called aspecial meeting on Wednes-day to get the search processrolling.Luckily, some of the workhas already been done. WhenSkeiber was hired in 2007, a
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On the 81st anniversary of the birth of civil rights crusad-er Martin Luthar King, a stormwas raging.While a literal stormwhipped at the windows of theHigh Street Methodist Church,speakers reminded the audi-ence of the recent devastationin Haiti, and two recent hatecrimes as proof that as far associety has come since the60’s, the Rev. King’s work isnot yet complete.“We have a lot to celebrateabout the path we have come,but we have a lot of work todo,” keynote speaker ArthurBernard told the packed cham-ber. “... Justice is where we areheaded.”The event was co-spon-sored by the Duxbury Inter-faith Council and the DuxburyNo Place for Hate Committee.“It’s just marvelous to haveyou all here today to celebratethe life and ideals of Mar-tin Luther King,” said PeterWinterbottom from the FirstChurch of Christ, Scientist inhis introductory remarks.
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SOMEDAY: Arthur Bernard and his family, along with Interfaith Council President Harry Katz, sing“We Shall Overcome” at the Martin Luther King Day celebration at High Street Methodist on Monday.Bernard, Gov. Deval Patrick’s chief of staff, was the featured speaker.
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One of the features of what was once the William Collier landgrant is the Milepost Restaurant, formerly known as “MaPierce’s.”
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There is still time to BE inthe BEE. Grab some friends,create a name and get study-ing!They Duxbury EducationFoundation Spelling Bee willbe held on Thursday, Jan. 28 at6 p.m. in the Performing ArtsCenter. Registration informa-tion and study words can befound online at duxburyedu-caitonfoundation.orgTeams of three compete
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grade elementary, middleschool, high school and adultlevels. This year, the winningmiddle school team will beable to participate in a spelloff for a chance to go to theregional spelling bee competi-tion. Last Year’s middle schoolteam winner was a Bay FarmAcademy Team for the secondyear in a row. To Bee or not toBees won by spelling the wordHIPPOPOTAMUS correctly.The cost to participate inthe DEF Bee is $100 per per-son or $300 per team. Mulli-gans will be given free to allfourth grade teams this yearand will cost just $30 per team
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Police are investigatingthe theft of a painting that wastaken from the Helen BumpusGallery at the Duxbury FreeLibrary last week.Lt. Lewis Chubb of theDuxbury Police Departmentsaid the matter is under inves-tigation. It isn’t clear when thesingle painting was taken, buthe said it was reported to po-lice Friday afternoon.Chubb said over the years,Duxbury Police have dealtwith a number of art theftsfrom private residences butnothing recent, and he said hecan’t remember a painting be-ing taken from a public gallerybefore.Library Director ElaineWinquist said the theft is a
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“We’ve never had any-thing of value taken, and theBumpus Galley’s been with ussince before this building,” shesaid. She is hopeful the paint-ing will be returned.Anyone with informationshould contact the DuxburyPolice at 781-934-5656.
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Registration for the win-ter/spring stay alone story-times have begun. Spaces are
lled on a rst come basis.
Registration must be donein person, no phone registra-tions are accepted. Childrenmay be registered for one ses-sion. The sessions are: Sto-rytime for ages 3 to 4 years,Tuesdays, 10:15-11 a.m.,Feb. 3–Apr. 14 and Storytimefor ages 4, 5 or kindergarten,Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m.,Feb 5 – Apr. 16.Drop in storytimes willbegin the week of Feb. 2.Drop in programs do not re-quire registration and are de-signed for participation by anadult with a child. These pro-grams include: Toddler Tales,ages 2 and under, Tuesdays,10 a.m., repeated at 10:30a.m., starting Feb. 3 in thelower level Resource Room;Drop In Storytime for ages3 and under, Wednesdays,10:30 a.m., starting Feb. 4 inthe children’s program room;and Gather ‘Round, a story-time for preschoolers withan adult, every Friday, 10:30a.m., in the picture bookroom. For more information,check the children’s pageson the library Web site: dux-buryfreelibrary.org.
Storytimes at the Library
State Rep. Daniel Web-ster will be available to meetwith residents at the PembrokeTown Hall on Thursday, Jan.21 at 9 a.m. Appointments arenot necessary, and all residentsare welcome to come speakwith the representative aboutissues of concern.For information, call BrianPatterson at Webster’s state-
house ofce at 617-722-2487
or e-mail rep.danielwebster@hou.state.ma.us.
Mardi Grasdinner Jan. 29
On Friday, Jan. 29, therewill be a Mardi Gras familydance in the Holy Family Par-ish Center from 6-9 p.m. All areinvited for dinner, dancing anda whole lot of fun! Chase awaythe January chill, show off your dance moves and spend afun night with your family andfriends. Tickets are available atthe Holy Family Parish Centerfor $20 per family.
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Elizabeth Hilbert Forst-er’s name was spelled wrongin the title of her obituaryprinted in last week’s issue.Our apologies to her familyfor this mistake.
Attention builders
Copies of the Massachu-setts Building code, seventhedition, are available at theDuxbury Free Library. Thelibrary has the one and twofamily dwellings codes and thecommercial building codes.
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