Badges and Bases Event This Sunday Pits Fire and Police Against Each Other For a Good Cause
Also, enjoy the Fall Fitness Festival on the Common on Saturday
I somehow neglected to mention in the Weekly Buzz (Don’t worry; it’s fixed now!) that the Badges and Bases game we’ve been looking forward to for weeks is finally upon us! This Sunday afternoon, from 1-5, the Police and Fire Departments will battle each other in a softball game to benefit The Mama Bear Effect, a Burlington-based organization dedicated to raising awareness and protecting children from the threat of sexual abuse. While registration is free, there are lots of sponsorship opportunities still available - consider pooling together with some friends or family and sponsoring this event.
Another thing I didn’t mention was the Fall Fitness Festival from 10-1 on the Common on Saturday, 9/24. Click here for more info, including when they’ll be running family Zumba and a number of other classes. 💃🏼😊
Finally, I learned of a tennis fundraiser this Saturday morning to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. If you play singles and/or doubles and like to help benefit a good cause, check it out.
Today in Burlington
We have a very full calendar today!
8:00 AM - Ways & Means Town Hall I Subcommittee meets to discuss some financial articles for next week’s town Meeting.
5:30 PM - Shawsheen Subcommittee for Facilities/Capital Planning meets to discuss the upcoming visit by the MSBA (Massachusetts School Building Authority) and prioritize capital projects depending on what MSBA approves.
6:30 PM - General Bylaw Review Committee will be appointing a new member and discussing Town Meeting warrant articles and the process for appointing new members to elected boards, among other items. (Join online)
7:00 PM - Land Use Committee will discuss the Town Meeting articles regarding stormwater, groundwater separation, and smoke shops, as well as the Town Center Multifamily Overlay topic, which has been tabled for now until January Town Meeting. (Join online)
7:00 PM - Precinct 7 – Town Meeting - Vacancy for One Seat Meeting: In order to fill a vacancy on Town Meeting, the remaining precinct members must assemble, hear from candidates, and vote. Hopefully following this meeting, Precinct 7 will have its full complement of representatives (18!) for Town Meeting.
7:00 PM - School Committee meets for its second week in a row in recognition of next week’s Rosh Hashanah holiday. They’ll be discussing the Superintendent’s goals and the state of the BHS and Fox Hill projects, and hearing from subcommittees. (Join online)
7:30 PM - Board of Appeals will be opening 3 new hearings - two for signage and one for a variance for the construction of a garage.
For some reason swim has fallen off the BHS sports calendar, but there was a meet in Melrose last night, and our girls won it, 93-70!
Our Freshman (2-1) and Varsity (3-2) Volleyball players won their matches in Wayland, while JV lost 0-2.
Field Hockey in Stoneham resulted in a 4-1 JV loss and a draw at zero for the Varsity team.
Golf plays at 3:15 in Billerica today.
Volleyball is in Watertown with JV and Freshman games at 4:00 and Varsity at 5:30.
Varsity cross country is at home against Winchester; both boys and girls run at 4:00.
Boys’ soccer is at home against Watertown today, with both JV and Varsity playing at 4:00.
Girls’ soccer is in Watertown; both JV and Varsity teams play at 4:15.
I’ll see you tomorrow with the results of these games and more!