The Maynard Cultural Council announced its annual grants cycle last week, with $5,200 in total funding available for applicants who submit proposals by Oct. 15. Area residents who want to fund art, science, or humanities-focused projects will be considered.
“Maynard’s reputation as a cultural hub is growing, and we’re encouraging a wide range of projects to apply for this year’s funding,” said Council Chair Jeff Swanberg.
The funds will be divided among qualifying Massachusetts residents and organizations whose work seeks to enhance the culture of Maynard. Past projects include a music series; a children’s outdoor learning initiative; and a program to help high school students create handmade books on the subject of violence against women.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council awards the annual grants to local cultural councils, who disperse the money to projects of their choosing. Last year was a record year in Maynard, with 53 total applicants and 13 projects funded. The Council aims to continue the town’s strong arts tradition and bolster a broad array of culture in Maynard.
“Our job is to help talented residents promote Maynard’s diverse culture,” said Council member Brad Matthews. “So, what is Maynard’s culture to you?”
To learn more about the Cultural Council grants or to schedule an interview, e-mail Lisa Hanley at email@example.com.
The Fire Department would like to inform residents and business owners that A-1 Drilling and Blasting out of Uxbridge, MA has been fully permitted and will be blasting at the 129 Parker Street site tomorrow, September 21st. Fire Department personnel will be onsite from 7am until completion, with blasting estimated to occur between 1pm and 3pm. Another blasting day is also being planned for next week and we will share the specifics with everyone as it becomes available.
The Board of Health has been notified by the state that one of the mosquitos in our samplings has tested positive for West Nile Virus. While there are no human cases confirmed in Maynard, we are urging residents to take all the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten. Precautionary information can be found on our Public Health page.
As required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56, the Maynard Board of Selectmen will hold their annual fiscal year 2019 Tax Classification Hearings on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:20 PM in the Michael J. Gianotis meeting room (Room 201) at the Maynard Town Building. The public is welcome to attend.
Due to a delay in vaccine delivery by the manufacturer to our vendor, we were forced to postpone Tuesday’s (18-Sep) Senior Flu Clinic at the Maynard Golf Course Senior Center as well as Saturday’s Resident Clinic/EDS Drill, until further notice.
The Town of Maynard (“Town”) is seeking proposals from qualified historic preservation consultants to complete a community-wide survey of historic properties (“Survey”) in the Town. This Request for Proposals (RFP) stipulates the procedures and requirements to be used by the Town in its selection of consulting services. The survey will be divided into three phases to be completed within one year of award.
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, (MGL), Chapter 87, Public Shade Tree Law, Section 3, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, to hear all persons interested. A request was filed by the resident at 4 Grant Street for such removal stating public safety concerns. Any person wishing to protest such removal may appeal in writing to the Tree Warden, Department of Public Works at 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 on or before such time.