Riding My Way Back - The Story of Aaron and Fred

Windrush Farm and the ifarm present the moving documentary of a veteran's return from the brink of suicide through his relationship with a horse named Fred.

An advance screening of the film will be shown on Wednesday, November 12th at 7 PM at the Gould Barn. Tickets are $5 and include popcorn, pizza, and beverages.

Reserve tickets at www.windrushfarm.org or buy at the door.

Further Information

Topsfield Beach Association Annual Meeting

The Topsfield Beach Association will hold its annual open meeting at the Topsfield Town Library on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7 PM. All welcome.

Flu Vaccine Clinic - October 30th

The annual Flu Vaccine Clinic will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 1-4 PM at the Emerson Center, 9 East Common Street. There is no fee for this clinic. Please bring your insurance card.

Provided by the Topsfield Board of Health and administered by the VNA Care Network & Hospice of the North Shore.

Important Taxpayer Notice

SECOND QUARTER REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS have been mailed and will be due NOVEMBER 3rd. There will be 4 mailings this year, one for each quarter.

Electronics and Appliance Recycling Day
October 18th

Recycle your unwanted electronics and small appliances and support the music programs at Masconomet Middle and Senior High Schools. The Masconomet Music Parents Association will hold an Electronics and Appliance Recycling Day on October 18th from 9AM - 1PM in the Masconomet Regional High School parking lot, 20 Endicott Road, Boxford. Free pick-up for senior citizens. For more information call 978-887-1283 or e-mail messenger1283@yahoo.com.

Further Information on Allowable Items and Fees

Household Metal/White Goods Curbside Collection
October 22 - 24

The Household Metals and White Goods pick-up will be on Wednesday, October 22 Thursday, October 23, and Friday, October 24, 2014. This is a free collection; items must be curbside by 7AM the same day your trash is picked up. No trash stickers are required. Metal items include anything that contains at least 80% or more of metal. Household white goods allowable include stoves, washers, dryers, micro-waves, dishwashers and, dehumidifiers. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners containing Freon need to be registered with the Board of Selectmen prior to the pick up date. Please call (978) 887-1500 and leave your name, address and type of item you have.

Volunteer Opportunity at the Library

The Friends are seeking a volunteer to oversee the Drop In Club for 4th through 6th graders. The program meets every Monday from 3:15 to 4:00 PM, except on holidays or when school is not in session. Responsibilities include overseeing snack time while the children do their homework. Please email Jane Johnson at jjohnson@mvlc.org if you are interested in this position. If multiple parties are interested, a rotating schedule can be accommodated.

Mandatory Water Ban

Ipswich River stream flow is very low and has reached a point requiring a mandatory outdoor water use restriction. The restriction starts today and will be in effect until further notice and applies to public water customers and private well users. Outdoor water use is limited to hand-held hoses or buckets used before 9 AM or after 5 PM each day. The use of irrigation systems or sprinklers is prohibited.

Please view the notice below or visit our website for more information. Please call the Water Department at (978)887-1517 or email gkrom@topsfieldpublicworks.org if you have questions.

Notice

Senior Scoop On-Line

The October edition of the Senior Scoop is available here with the Council on Aging's Calendar of Events and information about upcoming programs.

Greenscapes

The Town of Topsfield has partnered with Greenscapes to spread the word about reducing stormwater pollution. For more information about "Keeping Water Clean," please visit www.greenscapes.org or Greenscapes: Reducing Stormwater Runoff.

Watch the Stormwater Rubber Duckies! Video on Vimeo - Stormwater Problems

Further Information

Cable TV Announcements

Topsfield Cable TV accepts announcements for its Community Bulletin Board. Please submit text announcements of fewer than 600 characters for best results. Alternatively, send a pre-formatted image that will show exactly as-is when aired. The image file must be 720x540 pixels and in .jpg or .ppt format. Please e-mail announcements to cbb@topsfieldcable.com Tuesday-Friday before 5 PM for immediate posting.

Town Calendar

Wednesday, October 22
3:00 pm : Essex NS Agri. & Tech. School Dist-Negotiating Sub
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
Thursday, October 23
7:30 pm : Tri-Town Union Meeting
Friday, October 24
8:45 am : Board of Assessors Cancelled
Tuesday, October 28
5:30 pm : Masco Regional School Comm.-Tutors Negotiation
8:00 pm : Zoning Board of Appeals Cancelled
Monday, November 3
7:00 pm : Finance Committee
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
7:45 pm : Board of Assessors with Selectmen

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, October 29
7:00 am : Zone 1 | Details
Thursday, October 30
7:00 am : Zone 2 | Details
Friday, October 31
7:00 am : Zone 3 | Details

Community Events

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