North County Notebook: March 8, 2024

The Wednesday, March 13 community lunch at Town Hall will be paired with a meet and greet with Bernardston Police Chief James Palmeri, pictured in June 2022. Bernardston provides policing services to Leyden through an inter-municipal agreement.

The Wednesday, March 13 community lunch at Town Hall will be paired with a meet and greet with Bernardston Police Chief James Palmeri, pictured in June 2022. Bernardston provides policing services to Leyden through an inter-municipal agreement. STAFF FILE PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Published: 03-07-2024 3:06 PM

Two more roast beef suppers this year

BERNARDSTON — The United Church of Bernardston at 58 Church St. will hold two more Second Saturday Roast Beef Suppers this year on March 9 and April 13, with seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

At a price of $15, each meal includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, a roll and dessert. Call 413-648-9306 to reserve your preferred seating time or to reserve take-out meals.

Although April represents the last roast beef supper of the year, there will also be a ham and bean supper as part of the annual Bernardston Gas Engine Show, Flea Market & Craft Fair on Memorial Day weekend.

Corned beef dinners available March 16

NORTHFIELD — St. Patrick’s Church at 80 Main St. will offer to-go corned beef meals on Saturday, March 16, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Each meal, which costs $15, includes corned beef, cabbage, vegetables, a roll and dessert. Reservations must be made by calling Kelly at 413-824-6123 by Tuesday, March 12.

Demuth to lead native plant gardening workshop

LEYDEN — The Franklin Conservation District invites the community to “Adventures in Native Plant Gardening for Beginners” on Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Town Offices, 7 Brattleboro Road.

Attendees will learn the basics of using native plants in gardens and the diversity of life created in even a small garden with Jocelyn Demuth, proprietor of the Colrain native plant nursery Checkerspot Farm.

To register, visit bit.ly/49EakWb.

Lunch paired with police meet and greet

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LEYDEN — The Wednesday, March 13 community lunch at Town Hall will be paired with a meet and greet with Bernardston Police Chief James Palmeri.

Starting at 11 a.m., Palmeri will answer general questions and discuss scams being encountered by seniors, lock boxes and emergency preparedness. Bernardston provides policing services to Leyden through an inter-municipal agreement.

Lunch will be served at noon. The menu includes shepherd’s pie with garlic knots and assorted cookies for dessert.

Reservations are encouraged. To reserve a meal, call Linda Allis at 413-834-4417. Those who would like to pick up a to-go meal or have their lunch delivered also need to make a reservation in advance.

Selectboard sets April 1 deadline for citizen’s petitions

BERNARDSTON — With Monday, April 29 being chosen as the date for Bernardston’s Annual Town Meeting, the deadline to submit citizen’s petitions for inclusion on the warrant is Monday, April 1, at 4 p.m.

Citizen’s petition forms, including instructions, are available at townofbernardston.org. Questions may be directed to Town Administrator Karen Kelly at bos@townofbernardston.org or to Town Clerk Christina Slocum-Wysk at townclerk@townofbernardston.org.

The April 29 Annual Town Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at The Barn at The Farm Table, located at 219 South St.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner coupled with concert

WARWICK — The Wooden Fender concert series and the Warwick Trinitarian Congregational Church Ways and Means Committee will present a concert by Ray and the Lovers, along with a St. Patrick’s Day dinner, at Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, on Saturday, March 16.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m., the church will serve corned beef and cabbage. A vegetarian entree will be available as well. There will be carrot cake cupcakes and a gluten-free option for dessert. All proceeds support the Trinitarian Congregational Church.

Meals cost $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and under. Children ages 3 and under eat for free. Beverages are included with the price of each meal.

From 7 to 9:30 p.m., the Athol-based band Ray and the Lovers, fronted by Ray Hendricks, will perform funky, neo-soul, rhythm and blues music. A minimum $5 donation is requested.