Sponsored by Marshfield Council on Aging & Ventress Memorial Library Classes are for adults of all ages. Sign up will be ongoing after these dates @ the Senior Center. Please note that some are filled and there are waiting lists only.
#1. American Folk Art – Version II, Bob Jackman, @ COA, Cost $20, 6 Sessions, Wednesdays, April 17 and 24th and May 1, 8, 15 and 22. From 10 to 11:30am. Topics will include maritime folk art, hooked rugs, folk boxes, signs, store novelties and much more. Interaction is encouraged
#2. Marshfield in Maps, Bob Jackman @ COA and Ventress Library, Cost $20, 2 Course Offerings of 6 Sessions each, Course I- Thursdays, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the COA or Course Option II – Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Ventress Library. The program surveys both historical Marshfield maps and exciting current specialized online maps. Particular attention will be given to Marshfield’s shifting rivers and shorelines as recorded on maps.
#3. Intermediate Digital Photography Course, Jeanne McKenna, @ COA, Cost $20, 6 Sessions, Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, June 3 10 and 17 from 10:30 – 12:00 noon. A more in depth review of photography including; lighting, cropping, depth of field, fill in flash and reflectors. We will discuss portraits, night photography, still life’s and there will probably be 2 field trips.
#4. The Actors Workshop – with Sally Wright, @ COA, Cost $20, 7 Tuesdays, May 7th, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11and 18 from 10:00am – 11:30am. (The class will entail improvisation, scene study and culminate with a 1 act play)
#5. A Course in Writing, Robert McNulty, @ COA $20, 6 Sessions, Tuesdays, May 7th, 14, 21, 28 and June 4 and 11 from 1-2:30pm. The course will encompass all forms of writing from the occasional letter to the editor, poems, journaling to the great American novel. Learn techniques, organization, writing contests and even how to get published or how to self-publish.
#6. Musical Romanticism, Larry King, @ COA, Cost $20, 6 Sessions, Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5, and 12 from 1:00 to 2:30pm. Musical Romanticism began in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as an attempt to increase emotional expression and power to describe deeper truths and human feelings while preserving and extending the formal musical structures from the Classical Era.
#7. Heritage Museum, Nancy Kelly, Off-site, Cost $20 (including transportation), 1 session, Friday, May 10th from 9:30am to 4pm. We will leave the COA at 9:30 am and arrive in Sandwich at 10:30 for a guided tour of the beautiful Heritage Gardens. You can enjoy lunch at the Café (on your own) or bring a brown bag lunch. You are then you are free to explore the gardens, view the antique car show that will be taking place or walk the labyrinth. We depart for home at 3pm.
#8. Gardening – with Roni Lahage, @ COA for 1st session and off site at the Master Gardener’s home for the 2nd session, Cost $20, 2 sessions, Wednesdays, 1st session May 15th and 2nd session the 22th, 10am – Noon. “Plan to Plant” help with choosing what and where to plant and second session will be hands on.
#9. Virtual Brant Rock Tour- with Regina Porter & Cindy Castro, @ Haddad’s Restaurant, Cost $25, (fee includes luncheon and lecture) 1 Friday, May 17, from 11:30am – 2:00pm, includes luncheon and lecture. (see and discover how Brant Rock looked in days gone by and how it has changed today)
#10. Excel Class for the Beginner – with Kevin Woods, @ Ventress Library, Cost $20, 3 Saturdays, June 15, 22, & 29 from1:00-3:00 pm. (learn to use spread sheets for budgeting and organizing)
#11. The Nature of the South Shore, John Galluzzo, @ COA, Cost $20, 6 Sessions, Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1 and 8 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. John will discuss the creatures that live in our own backyards from coyotes to salamanders, from wildflowers in the spring to horseshoe crabs in the bay. Find out what creatures are living nearer to you than you may think.
#12. Maximizing your Tablet Device – with Chris Woods, Katy Mayo, Ron McGrath, & Gayle Walsh @ Ventress Library, Cost $20, 4 Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, from 6 – 7:30 pm. (tips and tricks on using your iPods, kindles, nooks and other similar devices)
#13. Tour of Winslow Cemetery– with Regina Porter & Joe Rofe, @ off-site, Cost $5, 1 Thursday, June 20, from 9:00-11:30 am (take a historic tour of the oldest cemetery in Marshfield and hear about our historical families such as the Thomas’s, Webster’s & Winslow’s.
#14. Work and Play the Winslow Way – with Regina Porter, @ Winslow House, Cost $10, 1 Session, Friday, June 7, from 10:00 am -1:00 pm. (tour the Winslow House with your guide and bring your own brown bag lunch to enjoy in the tea room, and complete your tour of the other buildings in the estate)
#15. Walk a Labyrinth, – with, Chris Woods & Joe Rofe,@ Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham Cost $5, 1 Session, Friday, July 12th, 10:00 am -2:00 pm. Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy on the premises. (1st meet at the Ventress Library Start at 10:00am to watch a video about Labyrinths and then travel to and tour Glastonbury Abbey)
#16. History of Marshfield, -with Regina Porter, @ Ventress Library, Cost $5, 1 Saturday, August 3, 10:00am -12:00 noon. (An overview of Marshfield’s vast and intriguing history through lively lecture and discussion)
Summer Fest celebrates the kick off to the summer season on Sunday, June 23!
What better way to celebrate the summer season. Help kick start the summer and enjoy the day with your family and friends at Summer Fest 2013. Summer Fest will build on the success of our initial event last July. This year the event is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, right after school is let out for the summer.
The Summer Fest Committee is busy planning for a day of family fun and entertainment for all. At this time the day will include:
A parade, complete with a marching band (s), trucks, and a float or two. We will have a variety of quality craft vendors fromMarshfieldand beyond, local food vendors, musical entertainers for the young and the young at heart and a wide variety of amusement rides.
Summer Fest will be held at theMarshfieldTown Halland Town Green. If you would like to be a craft vendor, march in the parade, or help plan some of the children’s activities then let us know. If you have an idea / suggestion to make this event a success, or if you would like to become one of our Summer Fest Volunteers please contact one of the committee members.
The Planning Committee members include: John Hall, Board of Selectmen, Tom Clark,WebsterSquareShopping Center, Sarah Nobles, owner of Mono Mono, Ellen Riboldi, Ventress Memorial Library Director, Chris White, President of Road to Responsibility, Paul Bowers, Branch Manager at Rockland Trust andNed Bangs, Marshfield Recreation Director.
We will continue to keep you posted on our activities through the news paper and through our Face Book page. Like us on Face Book. http://www.facebook.com/marshfieldsummerfest.
Chamber President, Dr. Christopher White, has developed a proposed warrant article to amend the town’s current signage bylaws. This was done in an effort to aid our local businesses and create a more favorable attraction to business who are considering expansion or development in our town. Please plan to attend the public hearing in support of this important article on January 28, 2013 at 7:45PM at the Marshfield Town Hall. The Chamber is here as an advocate for our local busineses, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns that we can help you address! Thank you for your continued support!
PROPOSED WARRANT ARTICLE
To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Marshfield Zoning Bylaws by adding under Article VII, Section 7.02 subsection 3 the following language:
“Temporary Contractor signs up to six square feet in size shall be permitted in any district one week prior to work beginning at a given address and up to one week following the conclusion of work at said address. Such signs shall not be illuminated and must be free standing secured by post or stake in the ground and with consent of the property owner.”
Also, by adding the following additional text to heading of Article VII, Section 7.04:
Signs Permitted in Any Business District or in the Overlay PMUD
and, by striking under Article VII, Section 7.04, subsection 2 and replacing it with the following new text:
2. a) One primary sign affixed to a wall is allowed. This sign shall represent 10% of the surface area of the wall to which it is attached up to 40 sq. ft. by right. A commercial or industrial establishment may be allowed, through special permit, to install larger primary signs up to 90 sq. ft. so long as the size being requested does not exceed 10% of the surface area of the wall to which it is affixed. Primary signs must be affixed to a wall facing a public or private way or a public or private parking area serving the commercial establishment. If facing a parking area there must be an entrance on the same wall to which the sign is affixed.
b) A secondary sign, up to 40 sq. ft. shall also be allowed by right so long as this sign meets the criteria listed above. Larger secondary signs, up to 50 sq. ft. may be allowed through a special permit process so long as the size being requested does not exceed 10% of the surface area of the wall to which it is affixed.
c) A third sign may be allowed through special permit, up to 40 sq. ft. so long as they meet the criteria listed above.
d) A commercial or industrial establishment may seek through the special permit process a design scheme allowing the sign area of a given wall meeting the criteria listed above to be broken into multiple signs so long as the combined size of the signs does not exceed the maximum allowable square footage. For example, supermarkets and automotive dealerships often have multiple signs on a given wall identifying different services available inside the supermarket or the different vehicle models sold by the dealership.
e) If lighted, signs shall be illuminated internally or indirectly in a reasonable manner as determined by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
f) Decisions and limitations about signs being sought through special permit will take into account the visual impact of the proposed scheme on the abutting area/neighborhood, setbacks from the roadway or parking area and other considerations in order to promote the proper and reasonable identification of the commercial and industrial establishments for the public good as is the intent and purpose of this bylaw.
g) The Board shall impose such conditions and restrictions on signs as it deems appropriate, including without limitation, hours of illumination, size, materials of construction, the nature and type of illumination, lighting effects, color schemes and other considerations in order to promote the public good as is the intent and purpose of this bylaw.
h) Commercial or Industrial establishments shall be allowed to imprint logos, brands or trademarks on any canopy, awning or similar structure above doors or windows for said business through special permit process.
Also by adding the following text to Article VII, Section 7.04, subsection 4:
“An additional sign board (including electronic) shall be permitted to be attached to the standing sign up to 10 square feet in size. If electronic, such sign boards may not be flashing or animated.”
On Sunday, December 2nd, dispite threatening weather, the Chamber held our Annual Holiday Festival.
It was fun for EVERYONE as you can see from the photos below!