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Girl Scout cookies now on sale

Now through March, Harvard Girl Scouts will have the once-a-year treat, Girl Scout cookies, available for sale to the public. This year we have eight varieties including the new Rah-rah raisin, the gluten free Toffee-tastic, and many of your old favorites.

Price is still $4 per box and your purchase helps girls fund their troop activities while learning the basics of fiscal responsibility and money management.

Look for booth sales at the Transfer Station in the coming weeks, or ask your neighborhood Brownie or Girl Scout. If you need help finding a local Scout, please contact Liz Hawkes at 978 456 8358 or emh38@yahoo.com.

Your continued support of Harvard Girl Scouts is appreciated by all girl members and adult volunteers.

Sales at Bargains in the Belfry

Starting this week, additional discounts will be available at Bargains in the Belfry, a men’s and women’s clothing consignment shop. All items with either a red or green sticker are now on sale for 20 percent off the tagged price.

The shop is full of great items, both women’s and men’s clothing — lots to choose from — and with 20 percent off, you’re sure to find some great buys.

Located in the Belfry of the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, on the Common in Harvard, Bargains is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and will also be open Sunday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

COA van drivers needed

COA van drivers are wanted to provide van transportation for persons 60 years or older and/or with a disability. Drivers are trained through MART (Massachusetts Regional Transit Authority). Candidates must pass a CORI and receive ongoing training and submit to random drug testing. CDL drivers wanted as well.

For information, call the COA director, Debbie Thompson, at 978-456-4120.

Open burning season Jan. 15-May 1

Open Burning in Massachusetts is regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and enforced by the local Fire Department. Open burning season runs from Jan 15th – May 1st of each year. A valid permit obtained from the Harvard Fire Department is required. The Fire Chief reserves the right to deny open burning on any day due to weather or environmental conditions.

The fee for an open burning permit is $10/year.

If you provide us with an email when you apply for your permit, you should receive an email with your new permit number. Please be aware the email will come from mkpay@mkat.com.

For more: http://www.harvard.ma.us/Pages/HarvardMA_Fire/burn.

Tax work-off for 2015

Want to save money on taxes? The guidelines and applications for the senior work-off program can be found on the town website and at Hildreth House. Applications are due by Jan. 30. Call 978-456-4120 for more information.

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Chronic Disease Self-Management

New 6-week seminar Tuesdays, starting Jan. 20 , 1:30-3:30 p.m.

This series will give you new ways to manage chronic conditions. We will cover topics such as medical care, diet, and exercise. Learn how to live life to the fullest, focusing on the positive. Learn tips on how to communicate with doctors, manage medications, and relaxation techniques.

Join us as we learn and grow together. Call today to sign up, 978-456-4120

Well adult clinic Jan. 20

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Harvard Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Hildreth House, COA, 15 Elm St., Harvard. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 340 or visit us at www.nashoba.org.

Breakfast at Hildreth House Feb. 9 at 9 a.m.

Sometimes it’s just nice to go out to breakfast! How about planning to join your friends and neighbors at Hildreth House for a warm breakfast and time for fellowship? We will get the coffee going early, so come and “set awhile.”

Please call to sign up, so we know how many to plan for. Space at Hildreth House is limited so plan early to come.

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