Plastic bag/bottle ban approved in Sudbury
Sudbury voters approved a ban on the sale of plastic grocery bags and single-serving plastic water bottles at their Annual Town Meeting on May 2, according to the MetroWest Daily News. The measure, sponsored by members of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School’s Environmental Club, was the same as one proposed for Lincoln’s Annual Town Meeting in March. That measure was passed over amid concerns about enforcement and objections from the owners of Donelan’s and Lincoln’s two new restaurants.
The May 2 letter to the editor by Valerie Fox about the Sophia Adams sampler misstated Fox’s title. She is the deputy town clerk. The article also had a typographical error stating the amount of money Adam’s father left. The correct amount is $2,133.73.
Garlic mustard pull
Lincoln’s annual garlic mustard pull is underway. Free paper bags for the collection of this invasive plant will be distributed to residents at the transfer station on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon, courtesy of the Lincoln Garden Club. The Department of Public Works has a designated area near the cell tower at its Lewis Street facility for residents to drop off bags of garlic mustard. Additionally, the Conservation Department will pick up full bags in neighborhoods through May 31 if you contact them beforehand at 781-259-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org The DPW and the Conservation Department ask that you not put any wall lettuce in your bags. For more information about garlic mustard, click here.
Lincoln Directory on the way
Each household in Lincoln will be receiving a copy of the 2017 Lincoln Directory in the mail this week. This biannual Lincoln resource produced by the Friends of the Lincoln Library contains a plethora of Lincoln information. The publication is produced by Lincolnites who raise funds, edit, design, put the booklets in envelopes and deliver them to the post office. It’s funded by advertisements, so be sure to let our businesses know you appreciate their contributions. Additional copies can be purchased at the Old Town Hall Exchange and at the library.
PMC kids ride to benefit cancer research
The Lincoln PMC Kids Ride for children ages 3-15 takes place on Sunday, May 21 on the Lincoln School campus. Kids can ride by themselves or get a team together to compete against other groups. All money raised goes directly to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The three rides (a loop in the Hartwell parking lot for parentally supervised riders on tricycles, bikes with training wheels, and balance bikes; a quarter-mile loop around center field; or a two-mile loop through the school campus) are from 8:30–9:30 a.m. followed by festivities including music, dancing with a DJ, a bouncy house, a mechanical bull, arts and crafts, and an ice cream truck. Pre-registration fee is $20 ($25 on the day of the event: $25). Fundraising required minimum: $25. Click here to register.
Lincoln Tree Tour, photo contest on June 4
The Lincoln Garden Club reminds residents that the entry deadline for its tree photo contest is Sunday, May 21. Contestants may submit up to four photos of trees, located anywhere in the world. Pictures don’t need to be recent as long as they were taken by the submitter. Please read the photo contest rules.
Photos will be displayed at the Pierce House on Sunday, June 4 from 5-7 p.m. during a champagne reception to celebrate the launch of the Lincoln Tree Tour. The tour, which takes place from 1–5 p.m., includes directions to five special tree sites together with self-guiding information regarding distinctive features, history and botany. Children are welcome on the tree tour, but the champagne reception from 5–7 p.m. is an adult-only event. Questions? Contact Daniela Caride at email@example.com or 262-416-1616.
Run in ugly bridesmaid dresses to benefit Lovelane
Lincoln resident Joanna Schmergel is spearheading Runaway Bridesmaids, a fundraising running team that will be part of Run for Lovelane, which will benefit the Lovelane Special Needs Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Lincoln. It involves a team of women running the annual Run for Love 5K charity road race honoring Susan McDaniel. The race is on Sunday, June 11 at 11 a.m. in Weston. Runaway Bridesmaids will run in poofy, dated, and/or ridiculous bridesmaids dresses. Anyone who would like to join the team or has a dress to donate may contact Schmergel (617-645-9059 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for pickup. You can also stuff them in a trash bag and leave them at her house at 18 Cerulean Way. Runaway Bridesmaids are going to run at a very slow pace, and all team members who are willing to raise just $50 each and run the race in costume can be part of a group picture (in full garb) with one of the horses at Lovelane. Click here to donate or join to the Runaway Bridesmaids. To register for the race or start your own fundraising page, click here.
CSAs are up and running
Distribution of produce from Lincoln’s three CSA food share programs begins soon. The Food Project’s CSA farm share starts on Tuesday, June 6, while Drumlin Farm’s CSA begins June 14 and the Lindentree Farm CSA begins around the same time. The Food Project and Drumlin Farm also offer pick-your-own CSAs.