Friday, December 21, 2012
If you missed the gathering of local authors at the J.V. Fletcher Library hosted by the Westford Historical Society last week, don't worry, you can still get their books in time for Christmas.
The Westford Museum has a wide array of books from local authors on sale, and if you missed the event where they gathered at the J.V. Fletcher Library this week, or the one last year at the Westford Museum itself, don't worry. The museum's open on Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and they have all these books and more. More information on the museum can be found on its website.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Current and former police chiefs chronicle the Department's history.
At a panel discussion at the Westford Museum last week, Westford police Chief Tom McEnaney, retired Chief Robert Welch, and retired Sergeant Terrence Kane talked about the history of the Westford Police Department, personal experiences, and the advancements and growth of the WPD's technology and service. “We always looked at the community as number one,” said Welch. “We provide a service to the community.” The discussion was moderated by Ken Tebbets, whose grandfather, John Sullivan, was the first Westford police chief, holding the position from 1926 to 1962. Tebbets mentioned that all Westford police chiefs were born and raised in town. McEnany, Welch, and Kane also offered stories of their first days on the job. “I was 20 years old... on…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Westford Museum was packed with folks looking to hear about Westford's historical Haystack Observatory on Monday night.
Jeff Dominick calls himself a newcomer, but seven years might as well be yesterday compared to the historically long-tenured compatriots at the MIT Lincoln Labratory and Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex. He was on hand at the Westford Museum on Monday night to present a history of the place better known to locals as the "Haystack" after the observatory on the site. Currently Dominick is the site manager of the facility, which spans 1,300 acres over Westford, Tyngsboro, and Groton. Originally built by MIT’s Lincoln Laboratories for the United States Air Force, MIT now owns the site with Lincoln Lab continuing to use it for research, employing about 120 professionals. These facts were just a few of the things Dominick shared along with …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Over a dozen Westford authors signed copies of their books on Sunday.
If you couldn't make it to the Westford Museum on Sunday to meet these oWestford authors, you can purchase their books and other books at the Museum. You can also purchase the books of Margaret Ledger, David Brody, June Kennedy Bob Oliphant, Laurie Miller, Nadine Briggs, Katrina Munichiello, Marie Leonard, Joyce Minosh, Alan Emmet, Ed Alessi, Marcella Pixley, and Ellen Harde and Barbara Shaw online.
Friday, December 9, 2011
New Hampshire-based guitarist Rahel, the Vintage Gold Muse, entertained a crowd at the Westford Museum last weekend.
Rahel, the Vintage Gold Muse came to the Westford Museum last weekend as part of their ongoing folk music series.
Monday, November 21, 2011
As part of the Westford Historical Society's annual meeting, Westford Academy students read selected letters from John and William Jubb, residents of Westford who fought in the Civil War.
Late last month, nineteen Westford Academy students presented a dramatic reenactment of letters sent from William and John Jubb, soldiers from Westford that fought in the Civil War. The presentation at the Westford Museum was the conclusion of the Westford Historical Society's annual meeting.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife district director Pat Huckery was on hand at the annual Westford Conservation Trust meeting to help detail the challenges and importance of managing local deer populations.
The State of Massachusetts is currently well into deer hunting season, and last night at the Westford Museum, members of the Westford Conservation Trust were on the hunt for new knowledge as they heard from suburban deer management specialist Pat Huckery. Huckery, the northeastern Massachusetts district director for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW), spent two hours discussing the importance of controlling the deer population in areas such as Westford, where the loss of natural predators outside of man have made unbalanced deer populations highly disruptive influences on local ecosystems. “When deer reach high densities in area such as inside Route 495 there are issues that arise such as impacts on forests, deer vehicle …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Five Things for today in Westford.
Hello Westford! Here are your Five Things for today, August 16. #1. Weather: Drizzles here and there, still cool. Highs in the upper 70s, dropping to the lower 60s as the sun goes down. #2. Summer’s Running Out! Today’s the Farmer’s Market, you won’t get very many more chances to stop on down to the Town Common and get great local food! #3. Westford Anagram Challenge: Today’s person played the drums at the Westford Museum back in May. He also might have been able to help Verizon with their telephone pole woes since if you rearrange the letters in his name, you get “A Mass Phone Visitor.” Who is he? Yesterday’s person was Jason Main. #4. Westfords Around the World: Apparently, there are Sarah Westfords in Beverly Hills, California, Chester…
Monday, July 11, 2011
New exhibition of Westford's local religious institutions to run through the end of summer
The Westford Museum is currently displaying pieces from over half a dozen of Westford’s religious institutions as part of a special exhibit. Their exhibit, which will run until the end of the summer, features religious pieces from over half a dozen houses of worship that encompass eight different religions. Setting up and gathering items for the exhibit was no small task. Museum volunteer Melissa Phillips said that the whole process took roughly two months. “First of all, we had to go around to all of the churches and temples and tell them about it and see how interested they would be in lending items,” Phillips said. “Then we went through the files of the museum to find items that would be appropriate.” The exhibit is main showpiece on …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This Monday, the Westford Minutemen will recreate John Robinson's ride to Concord for the first battle of the American Revolution.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
In the early morning hours of April 19, 1775, Westford resident John Robinson --- who has an elementary school in town named after him -- rode 10 miles to Concord to confront advancing British soldiers in the first battle of the American Revolution. Two hundred and thirty-six years later, the Westford Minutemen historical group will commemorate Robinson's trek. This Monday (April 18), the Minutemen will step off from the Westford Common at 4:45 a.m. and walk 10 miles to Concord's North Bridge. The route will go through Boston, Carlisle, and Old Roads in Westford; West Street in Carlisle; and Lowell Road and Barrett's Mill Road in Concord. Those interested in participating in the walk can find more information here.