Weekly Buzz | Learning and Input Opportunities This Week in Burlington
Wednesday is a big day in several different areas
Hello and Happy Weekend, Buzzers!
This week, as I mentioned before, we have several events coming up that might interest you.
🩺Public Health Excellence Grant. On Wednesday, February 15, at 3:00 PM, the Board of Health will be holding a Meet and Greet as the Public Health Excellence Grant is presented to Burlington from the MA Association of Health Boards. As reported by BCAT, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has awarded this grant, which provides $300,000 over three years to the towns of Lexington, Wilmington, and Burlington, to augment their current programming and allow the towns to share resources. Learn more at the event by viewing the invitation linked below, and email Kathleen Capobianco to RSVP if you’d like to attend. The event will be held at Grand View Farm.
🏗️ Burlington is entering the next phase of the Middlesex Ave-Mall Road corridor rezoning initiative, and the town is seeking your input about the project! From the Economic Development Office, “The Town has identified nearly 100 acres of development potential within the commercial district, most of which exists as under-utilized surface parking lots.” The aim of this project is to enhance walkability and “maintain a buzzy Burlington vibe.” Here is more information about this initiative and this Wednesday’s 7:00 PM virtual meeting. Register for the meeting here.
🏠 Also on Wednesday at 7:00 PM, Kadilak Realty Group will be hosting a free seminar for first-time home-buyers at their office at 3 Mountain Road, 2nd floor.
This class is perfect for anyone ready to be in-the-know for their homeownership journey. Topics include:
Is now a good time to buy?
What are the steps in the process?
How much of a down payment do I need?
How much are closing costs?
How do I get a good deal?
Tax benefits of owning versus renting
Learn more and get your free ticket here.
💼 The Buzz goes on vacation! I’ll be gone Thursday thru Monday, and, while I’ll have my computer with me, I definitely don’t plan to get up at 5am each morning and write the Buzz! So—You might hear from me, but chances are I’ll just take the long weekend off and be back on Tuesday.
This Week in Burlington
Meetings and Events
Lots going on in this week before School Vacation Week. The library has tons of events, including a few more Valentine’s Day events. Full calendar here; highlights below.
Monday, February 13
12:00 PM - Shawsheen Safety Subcommittee at Shawsheen Tech
6:00 PM - Select Board at Town Hall and online
7:00 PM - Teen Advisory group at the library (Register here!)
7:30 PM - ISSAC virtual
Tuesday, February 14
Memorial Kindergarten Registration (by appointment)
4:00 PM - Teen event at the library: Pixy Stix Heart Ornaments (Register here!)
7:00 PM - School Committee - Joint Ways & Means School Sub BHS School Committee Room and online
Wednesday, February 15
Last day to fill out Library Community Survey!
3:00 PM - Public Health Excellence Grant meet and greet at Grand View Farm (see above)
7:00 PM - Community Forum on the Future of Mall Rd. online (Register here)
7:00 PM - Historical Commission at Grand View Farm
7:00 PM - First-Time Homebuyer’s Seminar at Kadilak Realty Group (Get your ticket here)
7:00 PM - Soup—Love in a Bowl with Liz Barbour virtual library event (Register here!)
Thursday, February 16
Francis Wyman Kindergarten Registration (by appointment)
10:30 AM - Fine Motor Fun for ages 2-5 at the library. (Register here!)
6:30 PM - Planning Board at Town Hall and online
Friday, February 17
10:30 AM and 11:30 AM - Toddler and Preschool Story & Craft at the Library (Register here!)
Saturday, February 18
Sunday, February 19
Monday, February 20
President’s Day holiday; town offices and library closed
Sports and Activities
I’ll have more to say about sports tomorrow, but there was hockey all weekend and the upcoming week is filled with more hockey plus basketball and a touch of gymnastics.
Today Varsity Boys play in Waltham at noon and JV plays Stoneham at the Ice Palace at 4:30.
That’s all for today. See you tomorrow!