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And, make a plan to donate blood tomorrow
Good Morning, Burlington!
Help save lives this holiday season. Stop by the American Legion tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, November 21, from 1:00-7:00) and contribute to their blood drive. You can make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS, at RedCrossBlood.org, or on the Blood Donor App. (Sponsor Code: Burlington)
Yesterday marked Burlington Parks & Recreation’s annual Turkey Trot, and dozens of Burlington residents of all ages participated in the 5k run/walk. Congratulations to the Fit Girls team of 4th and 5th graders from Burlington elementary schools who completed the race, and to all the age group winners:
55+: Carol Nicholas
35-54: Janeen Bono
25-34: Meagan McGinnes
15-24: Kaitlyn Lambert
11-14: Cecilia Fraczek
9-10: Hope Calandrelli
1-8: Claire Mackey
55+: Craig Mercier
35-54: Guillermo Munoz
25-34: Peter Lynch
15-24: Connor Gale
11-14: Duncan Foster
9-10: Wesley D’Abbraccio
1-8: Gavin Miskelly
Third Graders Interview Local Leaders
Third graders at Francis Wyman recently had the opportunity to learn about community leaders and the civic process as a part of a social studies unit entitled “My Burlington,” which encourages students to explore Burlington’s past and present. Students learn how citizens, elected officials, and employees have shaped the town in the past and continue to do so.
To finish out the unit, several local leaders stopped by the school to be interviewed by the third graders. Town Meeting Members and other town employees shared their experience collaborating to make Burlington even better, giving dimension to the students’ studies.
You can read more and see pictures from this very engaging day at the Science Center’s website.
Special thanks to Town Meeting Members Kevin Spielberger, Schiffon Wong, Shari Ellis, and Betsey Hughes, Town Clerk Amy Warfield, School Committee Member Martha Simon, Parks & Recreation Director Brendan Egan, Assistant Conservation Administrator, Eileen Coleman, and BPS Director of Mental Health Christine Conceison for taking the time to visit some very appreciative students, and to the Francis Wyman staff—especially the third grade teachers—who hosted our community leaders.
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Today in Burlington
Municipal Meetings and Community Events
8:30 AM - Ways & Means Subcommittee - Capital projects debt discussion (Town Hall Main Hearing Room)
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Fox Hill Building Committee - Public comment time will follow at least three votes, regarding design, financial considerations, and the preferred option. HVAC will also be discussed. More general information on their website. (BHS and Virtual)
7:00 -8:15 PM - Trivia Night! - Three rounds of questions about general pop culture. The night is geared towards adults. Play solo or invite some friends to be on your team! (Virtual; Register)
Have a great day, Burlington!