In our community Living nativity scene Corline Cronan Christmas dinner 2021


Living Nativity in Berkley

Berkley Congregational Church, 13 S. Main St., Berkley, will present “A Living Nativity” on Sunday December 19th at 6pm.

The Living Nativity will relive, through scripture and song, the biblical account of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and the events that occurred after their arrival.

This event is outdoor and free to the public.

Representative Norman Orrall will hold office hours

Representative Norman Orrall’s office will be operating public office hours at the following times and locations during the month of December:

Monday, December 20:

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Berkley Town Hall, 1 N. Main St., Berkley
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dunkin, 983 County St., Taunton

Tuesday, December 21:

  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lakeville Public Library, 4, rue Precinct, Lakeville

Corline Cronan’s Family Christmas Dinner

Corline Cronan’s family will share a Christmas dinner for the housebound and those in need of a hot holiday turkey dinner in the greater Taunton area.

Meals will be available, for pickup only, at Mulcahey School at 28 Clifford St. in Taunton, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Christmas Day.

No reservation is necessary to collect meals.

Karen Reamsnyder, family president of the nonprofit organization Corline Cronan, holds a tray of stuffing prepared for the organization's 2017 Thanksgiving dinner.

Deliveries can also be made to residents of Taunton and Raynham who cannot make it to the school. For people who need a meal delivery, call the following numbers before Thursday, December 23:

  • in Taunton, call the Council on Aging at 508-821-1425, or leave a message at 774-301-0327 to provide your information.
  • In Raynham, call the Council on Aging at 508-824-2740.

There is no age for having meals delivered.

Christmas Eve services at the central congregation church

Middleboro Central Congregational Church invites everyone to attend its Christmas Eve candle light services this year.

On December 24, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., there will be two Christmas Eve services. These will be traditional Christmas carol and lesson services. Music will be provided by the worship team.

Everyone is invited to Christmas Eve services at Central Congregational Church in Middleboro.

After the service, take a walk near the restored crib in front of the church.

The central congregation church is located at 2 Webster Street in Middleboro. For more information, call Reverend Bruce Smith at 508-947-1256, or Reverend Doug Forbes at 508-923-9724.

Bristol-Plymouth offers dental assistant certification program

The Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School offers a dental assistant certification program.

This program is intended for adults, and there will be a free information session on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the dental assisting building at BP, 207 Hart St.

The session will look at admission requirements, tuition fees, lab fees, and what will be expected of students. The next evening program starts in September 2022.

In a press release, BP noted that the Dentistry Enrollment Board now requires all dental assistants to be registered with the board to be employed in a dental office. The BP program provides the tools necessary to obtain a license to practice.

Dial 508-823-5151, ext. 240 to register for the free information session.

December events at the Old Colony History Museum

All are invited to join the Old Colony History Museum for family events, both in person and virtually for the month of December. To see all that’s on offer and to register for those taking place on Zoom, visit the museum’s calendar of events at

The History Museum of the Old Colony, photographed in September 2021.

December events at OCHM:

A taste of the history of the old colony: Lemon cumin cookies

Thursday December 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join OCHM staff from their home kitchens as they try their hand at historic recipes and local favorites. Once you’ve signed up on Eventbrite, you’ll have access to the Recipe of the Month and Ingredient List so you can cook or just sit back and watch. This month’s recipe is Lemon Glazed Caraway Cookies. For the recipe and to register, visit or call 508-822-1622.

Closed for the Christmas holidays

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 December

About the Old Colony History Museum

The Old Colony History Museum is located on historic Church Green in Taunton. Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance to the museum costs $ 5 and is free for museum members.

Jingle Paws at Taunton Animal Shelter

The Taunton Animal Shelter is holding its 13th annual Jingle Paws, until December 24. Share the holiday cheer with a pet currently awaiting a home at the shelter. The Taunton Animal Shelter website is

Donate in honor of a particular animal to the shelter and / or offer a toy, treat or special gift to the animal of your choice. It can also be made as a special gift for someone or in memory of someone.

Forms will be available at the Taunton Hut at 821 W. Water Street, by emailing [email protected], or they can be picked up at Raynham Town Hall and Robin’s Corner Flower Shop. Your name and the name of the animal of your choice will be noted on the Taunton Shelter website as well as at the shelter itself. In addition, you will receive a special photo of the animal you have chosen to sponsor.

Painting exhibition at the Lakeville public library

The latest exhibition by Lakeville painter Daniel Cooney is on display in the Great Ponds Gallery of the Lakeville Public Library.

Lakeville painter Daniel Cooney's latest exhibition,

“Drip-Line Variations and Other Recent Work” is the result of Cooney’s introspection during the COVID-19 pandemic, a revisit of a small series of paintings he produced in the late 1990s while he lived in France.

The exhibit will be on display at the Lakeville Public Library, 4 Precinct Street, Lakeville, until December 28.

For more information visit, or contact Cooney at [email protected]

Freetown Council on Aging

On Mondays, billiards are available at 9 a.m., the knitting and crochet club is at 10 a.m. and card games (Pitch) are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Bingo is Tuesday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Scrabble is Thursday at 1 p.m.

The art class is Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Visit with the podiatrist on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9 a.m. Call Dr. Markowitz for an appointment at 1-401-455-3554.

The ACO has a veterans officer. Call the COA for more information.

The “20-20-20” classes with Ellie take place on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 am behind the COA, rain or shine. Bring a water bottle, hand weights, and a folding chair. The suggested donation is $ 5.

Call Monday through Friday to make an appointment with senior van service.

For SHINE, call the COA for an appointment.

The Freetown Council on Aging is located at 227 Chace Road in East Freetown. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, email Barbara at [email protected] or Rosemary at [email protected] or call 508-763-9557.

Help establish a watershed plan for Taunton drinking water

The Assawompset Pond Complex and the Nemasket River are unique among water bodies for the diversity of uses they support including recreation and scenic beauty, providing drinking water to 250,000 people in New Bedford , Taunton and beyond, and critical migratory habitat for river herring and endangered species. species.

A measuring stick at the gates of the Nemasket River shows historically low water levels at around 6 inches, near the lowest seen in 2016.

The Assawompset Pond Management team is seeking local knowledge and expertise from the wider APC-Nemasket watershed community to enrich and support an ongoing project to develop an action plan for the management of the Ponds. watersheds and climate that reduces the risk of flooding, protects the drinking water supply and improves stormwater management. , and improves habitat and recreational access.

Funded by an MVP action grant from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, a team of multidisciplinary specialists joined the APC management team to serve as the project steering committee guiding the development of the basin plan. pouring. The Steering Committee includes participants from: Freetown, Lakeville, Middleboro, New Bedford, Rochester and Taunton.

All residents living in or dependent on the waters of APC-Nemasket’s watersheds are a vital part of the network of actors whose actions can support watershed health and climate resilience. Your watershed stewardship efforts can begin or continue by participating in an inclusive community engagement process. Through a series of public workshops, community members are invited to share their personal experience of existing conditions across the watershed and an overview of potential management actions.

These public meetings will focus on a particular topic related to the watershed. There are two options for participation: an in-person workshop or a virtual meeting via Zoom. In-person events will be held outdoors, with activities for the kids and light refreshments available. In-person and Zoom meetings, while separate, will take place on the same date and time. In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will only be held on Zoom. Use the registration form available on to receive additional details about the in-person meeting and access to the Zoom link.

Unique ecology and habitats

  • March 23, 2022, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be determined in Middleboro

Leisure and management

  • April 13, 2022, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., TBD location in Rochester

Agrarian development

  • April 27, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be determined in Freetown

Open House – Meet Your Plan!

  • June 1, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be determined in Lakeville

Visit the project webpage at to take a virtual tour of the watershed, learn more about the plan, sign up for project updates and meeting announcements, register for upcoming events, review presentations and summaries from past meetings, and provide additional comments through written comments. For those who do not have access to a computer, call the project hotline at 508-938-6031. Leave your name and number, and the organizers will follow with instructions for accessing by phone.

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