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Leaf Blower Meeting at City Hall 6/10

The Programs and Services Committee of the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public comment session on the following:

Docket Item #31-15 PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE proposing an ordinance to limit the use of leafblowers. [01/26/15 @2:20PM]; and 
Docket Item #31-15(2) THE PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE requesting to amend Chapter 20-13, Noise Control, relative to time restrictions on the use of yard, garden or grounds maintenance equipment. [03/19/15 @ 12:14PM
The session will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in the Aldermanic Chambers at Newton City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.
This will be an opportunity for the Programs and Services Committee and members of the Board of Aldermen to hear from all those interested or concerned with the proposed leaf blower ordinance.  A sign-up sheet for speakers will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
If you are not able to attend the meeting or prefer not to speak, please feel free to submit written comments and address them to Karyn Dean, the Programs and Services Committee clerk at  They will be distributed to the Board and become part of the official record as have all past correspondence.

Riverside Meeting 6/25: Save the Date!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Auburndale Community Library

The City, and developers of the Riverside MBTA Station site are prepared to hold a community meeting to discuss the proposed roadway modifications that are subject to approval by MassDOT and FHWA. Traffic engineers have completed their 25% design work.

Bill Renke
Chair, Riverside Station Neighborhood Coalition

Thanks To Our ACL Garden Club Volunteers Also

Our ACL Garden Club has been working diligently in our garden–and finally mother nature is reciprocating with some rain to help the flowers grow.  We wish to thank the following volunteers for their efforts in the garden over the past weeks:

Chuck Smith, Trish Smith, Jim Noon, Maria Bouche, Alla Webster, Johanne Campbell, Linda Winslow, Penny Caponigro, Freda Piecuch, Melissa Gallagher, and Liz Noon

But our work continues–we are excited for the growing season ahead and we’re looking for helpers.  Whether you are a very seasoned gardener, whether your are just learning, or whether you have a terminally un-green thumb, we have jobs big and small for anyone who is interested!  Please contact our ACL Garden Club Liz Noon if you would like to learn more about our activities.

It truly takes a VILLAGE to make our grounds look beautiful at the ACL!

Many Thanks to Our May ACL Shift Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACL over the month of May.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!

Debbie Bowen, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Susan Goodman, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Jane Hobbs, Lenna Kutner, Cecelia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Nancy Mazur, Liz Miller, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Suzanne Sax, Ned Schofield, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Martha Sweet, Christopher Weinmann, Russ Wiggin, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this spring and summer?  We’d love to bolster our Auburndale Community Libraryvolunteer ranks.  Here’s how it works: you sign up for a shift when it’s convenient for you (maybe once or twice a month) and you help keep our little library going strong!  Contact for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.


Read, Share, Grow…In The Heart Of Our Community Donate Today to the ACL Fund

We are a couple of weeks in on our ACL Fund campaign and we are thankful to the 71 donors who have already made contributions–you are wonderful!!!  Your financial support of the ACL enables us to keep our programming and collections strong. 

We’re only at the beginning of our drive…we’d love to have others join these financial stewards of the ACL.  Donations may be securely made online here or you may mail donations to:

The ACL Fund
375 Auburn Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

We are truly touched by our ACL community’s generosity.  Thank you so very much.


Special Afternoon ACL Author Visit Storytime! A Winning Ticket on Queens Boulevard onTuesday, June 9th at 2:00 pm

Local author and beloved ACL story time volunteer Janet Linder will read her picture book, A Winning Ticket on Queens Boulevard on Tuesday June 9th at 2:00 pm at the ACL. Come hear about two sisters who had a special day at the movies way back in the 1930’s!
We will have a craft and a special movie-themed snack.  Recommended for ages 7 – 10 but everyone is welcome.

Read NOW, Discuss in July: The ACL Book Club A Confederacy of Dunces on Saturday July 11th at noon

Our next ACL Book Club selection is A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole. We will meet on Saturday, July 11th at noon.  Loyal ACL volunteer Chris Weinmann, who has taught college courses on humor in American literature, will lead our discussion.  You’re not going to want to miss this session, folks!
About the book…from Wikipedia:
A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which appeared in 1980, eleven years after Toole’s suicide. Published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy (who also contributed a foreword) and Toole’s mother, the book became first a cult classic, then a mainstream success; it earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981, and is now considered a canonical work of modern literature of the Southern United States.

The ACL Book Club: Bring your coffee, we’ll supply the donuts!

Books are available at the Auburndale Library–we plan to meet every 6 weeks or so.  We’ll choose the next book when we meet in July; bring your suggestions.
We look forward to having you join us! Bring your coffee; we’ll supply the donuts!   Any questions, please email Cecelia Kwartler at: