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Fudaism: The Wisdom Of The Nosh The cliché of the food-fixated Jewish bubbe in her kitchen is well-known to Jews and nonJews alike. But Jews’ obsession with food goes back (at least) to Jacob and Esau’s fight over a bowl of stew. We will look at how Jews have celebrated, blessed, and fought over food throughout our text, lands, and history. This class, taught by Rabbi Michael Rothbaum, will meet five Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm: April 18 and 25, and May 2, 9 and 16; at Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect St., Acton. The class is open to the

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public; tuition for non-members is $30. Please register by April 17 by contacting Ezra Habif in the synagogue office at 978-2633061 or Congregation Beth Elohim is committed to creating an open and welcoming environment for Jews of all ages and varying degrees of religious observance. To learn more, visit bethelohim. org.

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Maynard Farmers’ Market Artisan Openings In addition to supporting local farmers and food producers, the Maynard Farmers’ Market supports the local arts community by making two spots available each week to local artisans and craftspeople. The Market still has openings for an artisan on July 7 and 29 and August 4. Anyone who would like to be considered to sell on one of those dates is encouraged to email MaynardFarmersMarket at Please include photos or links showing your work, the town you’re from, and some background information about your art. The Market also features weekly musical entertainment, children’s events, and community information. Opening for its 23rd season on June 30, the 2018 Market will run Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine, in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main Street (near intersection with Sudbury Street) in Maynard. For more information visit MaynardFarmersMarket. com or MaynardFarmersMarket.

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Patriots Day Spirit! At The Faulkner Homestead On Sunday, April 15. 1:00 4:00 and 5:30 p.m., travel back in time with the Iron Work Farm to learn why Patriots Day marks the start of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Re-enactors from two different centuries will take part. In the door yard of the Faulkner Homestead, Patriots Day Spirit portrays the gathering of colonial families awaiting news of their

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militiamen in April, 1775, as visitors experience 18th-century home life with outdoor cooking, children’s games, crafts, and small farm animals. Indoors, members of the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild will demonstrate spinning and weaving. Advancing to the 1860s, to mark the start of the Civil War the Mass. 28th Infantry “Irish Brigade,” the12th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, and the 35th Virginia Cavalry will stage a skirmish or two in the Faulkner Woods.

After a brief intermission, the Acton Minutemen will arrive at about 5:30 p.m. for their annual “Robbins Ride,” with the horse and alarm rider bringing news of approaching war to Col. Francis Faulkner. Patriots Day Spirit is open to the public for a modest donation—“Give What You Will.” Visit www.IronWorkFarm for more details. Parking is available nearby.

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Maynard’s Spring Artwalk!! On Saturday, May 5th the Maynard Business Alliance will hold their 6th annual “Spring ArtWalk” from 5-7:30 p.m. All are welcome to stroll downtown to enjoy an evening of art and live music by area artists. Plein Air artists Ernest Stonebraker and Joyce McJilton Dwyer from ArtSpace Maynard will be

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around town painting for all to see!!! On Main St.: Legends Comix and Games will be hosting Free Comic Book Night at 94 Main St. and Kind Goods at 85 Main St. will have handmade items by local artisans on display. “Listening to the Wind”, works on paper by Natalie MacKnight will be on exhibit at 6 Bridges Gallery, 77 Main St. We welcome new business Be the Love

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Yoga who will have an Open House with “Drop in Reiki” and Crystal Sound Bowls at 75 Main St. and Metrowest Kung Fu, 69 Main St., will have live Blues by Kid Pinky, so stop by for some dancing!! LOOK Optical will have the Maynard High School Jazz Ensemble led by Patricia Gately and there will be a live painting demo by a Maynard middle school student artist at The Corner Closet Consignment, 71 Main St. Our newest business, TruNature Salt Therapy, wil be having an “Open House” at 79 Main St.! Bring the kids to Oliver’s Wands and Wizarding Wares at 60 Main St. to enjoy some Butterbeer while painting their very own “Potter Rocks”! VV’s Hair Studio at 55B Main St. will be doing “cool braids” for kids and the kids will have fun making their very own “Balloon Stress Balls” at Sugar Snap at 53 Main St. ! On Nason St.: Serendipity Cafe, 1 Nason St., will have live music by Carolyn Griffin. Gallery Seven, 7 Nason St. will have Indian Hill Music Cello Ensemble led by Cynthia Forbes along with artwork by students from Maynard and Lincoln/

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about an hour of your time and could save the life of a friend, neighbor or even family member,” she said. “It doesn’t cost you anything and is the greatest gift you could give.” Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed to help meet patient needs this spring. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood. org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All those who come to donate from April 9 to May 13, 2018, will


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their envelopes. The postage is limited to personal letters and cards and is available to visitors at the regular admission fee during Museum hours, Thursdays to Sundays, noon to 5:00. The offer of free stamps runs until April 30. So just bring in your cards and letters, put several stamps on your envelopes that add up to fifty cents (current cost of a firstclass letter) and mail in our US

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perhaps exploring the mysteries of rosĂŠ wine or the differences between an IPA and a stout, you can take satisfaction in the fact that your ticket price is doing good as well as creating fun. Money raised by this event is used by the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough to contribute to the work of the Domestic Violence Services Network, which works to end domestic violence and support those victimized by such violence in 13 communities, including Acton and Boxborough; and other community projects.

Taste Of Finland Save The Date: A Taste of Finland is sponsored by the Finnish Ladies of Kaleva on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7 :00pm. Participants will enjoy traditional Finnish foods such as stuffed cabbage, Finnish meatballs, soup, carrot & rice casserole, turnip, potatoes, bread, salads, desserts and beverage. Cost: $14.02 per person plus tax ($15 total). Location: 8 Kaleva Rd., Littleton, MA. KalevaLittleton. org.

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Acton Commission On Disability March Meeting Emergency Preparedness was the major topic of discussion at the meeting. Sheryl Ball, director of the Acton Board of Health attended the meeting and brought us up to date on what was done in the last storm, and the town’s preparations that are in place. Acton has several facilities available and a good plan in place. Anyone wishing the information should contact Sheryl Ball at: 978-929-6632 or The main concern is identifying the people who may need

help and what specific help is needed. There is a wide range of needs and the town wants to be prepared to meet all of them. There may be people living alone who need help, people with babies and young children, people with pets, seniors, disabled…and their needs have to be known ahead, so they may be properly met. We have the buildings, supplies, nurses, volunteers, and the desire to be there for everyone who needs them. We can always use more volunteers, with and without any skilled care. Sometimes it is just good to have someone talk to you calmly on the phone or greet you cheerfully at a shelter, or

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News From Memorial Library Story Times’ Registrations Begin April 23 Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. These programs include nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays, and movement.

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Children 24 to 36 months old and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and more to foster a love of books and early language development. These programs are held on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Both sessions begin Tuesday, May 1. Registration is required, and preference is given to Acton residents. Sign-up at the desk in the Children’ Room or call them at 978 929-6655 option 4.


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Technology Class ‘Using Your iPad’ is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your iPad. Bring your devices and questions to this hands-on class! Registration required; to sign up, call the Reference Dept. at 978 929-6543 or sign up on eventsprograms/calendar. Poetry As A Creative Process Led by Niela Miller, this workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will create and share short poems by playing with expressive media such as quick sketching and free association writing, gesture making, and sounds. No experience necessary; bring your creative and playful spirit! Registration required; to sign up, call the Reference Dept. at 978 929-6543 or sign up on calendar. Sponsored by the Acton Memorial Library Foundation. Birding Kits The library has two Birding Kits available for loan. Each kit includes a canvas field bag with Eagle Optics 8x42 binoculars with case; Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and

Central North America; Birding for the Curious; Town of Acton Guide to Conservation Lands; and a laminated copy of Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Northeast, a quick reference card. The kits circulate for 2 weeks, and must be checked out at the library and returned to the library. The library is located at 486 Main St., next to Town Hall. The parking lot and entrance can be reached from Woodbury Lane. A great deal can be learned on the library’s website,; people who wish to receive e-mails reminding them of library events may sign up for the free service on the website.

A Friend In Need A Friend in Need (AFIN) is an arm of the South Acton Congregational Church (SACC) It is a small, all-volunteer organization dedicated to offering financial aid to people in need in the Acton/Boxboro/Maynard area. Living on disability income and a minimum-wage job makes it difficult enough to pay the bills, but when her car needed some repairs, our client found she was unable to cover the cost. Her advocate contacted A Friend in Need, and we were able to pay the

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Habitat For Humanity NCM Youth Build Youth volunteers aged 16-24 are invited to build with Habitat for Humanity North Central MA during National Volunteer Week, in partnership with MA Service Alliance. Coinciding with most local schools’ April

vacation, young volunteers are asked to spend at least one shift making a difference in the lives of two local families. YOUth BUILD will take place at the Habitat NCM site on School Street in Acton MA from Wednesday April 18th to Saturday April 21st. Morning, afternoon and all-day shifts are available. No experience is


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Acton Council On Aging Acton Council on Aging has organized a trip into the City of Boston on Tuesday May 22nd, leaving the Senior Center (30 Sudbury Road, rear – overflow

parking lot) at 7:45am, approximate return time 5:00pm.Take in the sights, see and hear why Boston has earned the nickname “the City of Firsts”. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Venezia waterfront restaurant with incredible views, food and service. The lunch menu includes salad, fresh baked breads, Entree choice of chicken parmigiana or baked haddock – indicate your choice when you call to sign up, apple crisp and coffee/tea. After lunch we will head next door to the Boston Winery for a wine tasting. There is limited walking on this trip. The cost of $80 per person is due by May 1st and includes coach bus transportation/restroom, tours, lunch, wine tasting and all gratuities. This trip is also open to out of town seniors, 60+. For further information and to sign up please call (978) 929 6652. The week of April 15 is International Dark Sky Week which has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy month. It draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple

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since 1974. An award winning writer and communicator, he specializes in planetary science and space exploration as Senior Contributing Editor for Sky & Telescope magazine, and you’ll hear him on The Weather Channel and NPR. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from California Institute of Technology and a Master’s in science journalism from Boston University. This program is open to all seniors, 60+and is free, but we would like you to register in advance on (978) 929 6652, Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Rd, Rear.

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Beach Nesting Birds Of Massachusetts Boxborough Birders is proud to present local ornithologist Becky Harris, PhD, with her talk: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plovers and Terns and Oystercatchers, Oh My! Beach Nesting Birds of Massachusetts,â&#x20AC;? at Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 7 pm.

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Audubon in June of 2006, Dr. Harris held a research faculty appointment at Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine, directing the Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET), which she founded in 2002. SEANET is a longterm collaborative effort using seabirds as indicators of marine and coastal ecosystem health, monitoring mortality and assessing threats to seabirds and their habitats in the northeastern U.S. and Atlantic Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was lucky enough to find my dream job, but it reinforced for me how challenging on-theground conservation work is, and how critical the Endangered Species Act is a conservation success story, but only if we keep working tirelessly.â&#x20AC;? Concurrent with the presentation, there will be a bird photography exhibit; table exhibits on bird houses, photographing birds, and resources on getting started in birding; as well as recommended guide books and phone apps. A brief welcome to all members will precede the presentation and Q&A with our speaker will follow the program. Light refreshments provided.

This program is open to all ages. Please join us on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 pm, and bring a friend! Boxborough Birders is an enthusiastic group of bird watchers from Boxborough, Massachusetts and nearby towns, including Acton, Harvard, Stow, and Littleton. The group focuses primarily on local â&#x20AC;&#x153;patchesâ&#x20AC;? (habitats) in studying and learning about resident and migratory bird species. The group organizes walks throughout the year, especially during spring and fall migration, and members post their observations (and often photos) from each scheduled walk to eBird (eBird is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest citizen science biodiversity program; it is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which receives over 100 million bird sightings each year to its database from bird observers). Boxborough Birders also shares lists with group members via the Boxborough Birders Google group. In the winter, the group participates in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count as part of the Concord circle. New members are always wel-

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Maynard Cultural Council’s Grant Awards Show The public is invited to celebrate the successes of the Maynard Cultural Council Monday April 30, 6-9:00 p.m. at Celia T’s, 40 Summer Street Maynard, MA. This year’s Assabet Village Cultural District award winners will be honored, the finalist submissions for the “Maynard as a Canvas” mural project will be on view for a Public Choice voting from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., and Rick Maida’s Workingman’s Band will play a concert. In 2017, the Maynard Cultural Council reviewed a record fiftyfour grant applications. Thirteen exceptional projects have been granted funds. The Maynard Cultural Council’s Grant Awards Show is an opportunity to meet the grant recipients and hear about their ambitious projects for the year ahead. A sampling of

grant winners includes a diversity of cultural values. Activist-artist Catriona Baker will be working with high school students to create handmade books on the subject of violence against women. The grant to the Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (FARNWR) will support the ongoing operation of Fort Assabet, an outdoor learning environment that empowers children to create their own nature play area/Fort. Dancer/performer Pamela Newton will gather local anecdotes and tales. The interviews will be transformed into dance, dramatic monologues, and songs for performances throughout the year. Rick Maida

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and the Workingman’s Band will feature their first public concert as part of the Awards Grant Show. Another nine remarkable cultural projects received grants for their community-oriented cultural projects. Erik Hansen, a Maynard resident, initiated a civic effort to make Maynard an exceptional Boston-area cultural destination. His labors culminated in the public mural, “Maynard as a Canvas.” The town Board of Selectmen gave Erik preliminary support to reach out to commercial property owners. He learned that the owner of the old Murphy Snyder Building, located at the intersection of Routes 62 and 27,

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was willing to allow the walls of his building to be painted by an award-winning mural painter. The Maynard Cultural Council invited proposals from New England artists and received more than eighty entries from all over the world. The list of applicants came down to six finalists. The public will be invited to participate in selecting a People’s Choice award from the six finalists at the Assabet Valley Cultural District’s annual grant awards show from 6:30 – 7, and the winner will be announced at 8. The mural will be painted during the summer of 2018. Watch for updates on the fall ribbon cutting event.

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The Magic Of The Snowy Owl Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 PM Visitor Center, Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 During the winter of 2013-2014 award-winning Massachusetts wildlife photographer Peter Christoph spent 14 full days along the Atlantic coast following the movements of a few snowy owls during their winter migration to the beaches of Salisbury, Hampton and Plum Island. They flew quite a distance from their home on the fro-

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zen tundra in the high Arctic and Peter was there to capture these rare and intimate photographs of the snowy owls taken in their winter habitat. Peter Christoph is a wildlife advocate, naturalist and awardwinning bird photographer based in Lancaster, MA. He has a great respect for wildlife and through his presentations seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat. Peter has presented for a variety of organizations, including the Photographic Society of America (PSA), New England Camera Club Council (NECCC,) and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). He is a frequent speaker for Mass

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Damp dusting is better When cleaning up dust or home renovation debris, use a damp cloth or a vinegar solution to wipe down surfaces. This helps trap small particles instead of sending them into the air. Treat mold issues Mold can trigger allergic reactions, so it is best to keep it out of a home. Solutions that contain at least 10 percent bleach can be effective at killing mold, but it’s best to prevent mold from growing entirely. That means keeping tabs of any moisture issues and addressing them immediately. Allergies can be problematic, but routine home cleaning in the right way can help alleviate symptoms. SH182702

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INTRODUCE EARTHWORMS INTO THE GARDEN Gardeners eager to revitalize their lawns and gardens may spend hundreds of dollars on tools and products designed to improve soil and growing conditions. Although many of these items can be advantageous, gardeners also may want to look to nature’s best garden helpers: earthworms. It is believed that nearly 3,000 different types of earthworms inhabit the planet. Worms have been around for hundreds of millions of years. Worms can be seen as bait dangling on fishing lines or as meals for red-breasted robins. But these subterranean dwellers play their biggest role beneath the soil. Earthworms move through dirt as they search for food. The worms consume particles in the soil, helping to recycle materials like dead leaves, plant parts, decaying animals,


and feces. Through their travels, worms also serve to aerate the soil. Worms bring the subsoil closer to the surface and mix it with the topsoil. Earthworms’ castings also help naturally fertilize the areas in which they reside. The slimy mucus that worms leave behind contains nitrogen, which also helps to amend the soil. The University of Illinois Extension says most earthworms found, particularly in North America, can only grow so long, even though some worms seem like they stretch forever underneath the ground. Depending on the type of worm and how many segments it has, as well as its age and ability to get nutritious foods, worms typically reach only a few inches in length, offers National Geographic. There are some anomalies, however. The Oregon giant earthworm is one of the largest earthworms found in North America, growing to more than three feet in length. That worm is very rare, however. In 2016, a 16-inch-long earthworm was discovered in England and became part of the collection at the Natural History Museum in London. Some Australian and South American earthworms are known to grow much larger.


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Gardening enthusiasts may have been thinking about their landscape plans throughout the winter, eager to once again get their hands dirty with soil. Whether a home gardener is making preparations for edible crops or beautiful flowers, he or she must take time to make the soil amenable to planting. To establish hearty, durable plants, gardeners can focus on three main areas: addressing soil composition, cultivating and adding nutrients. Soil composition Many gardeners prefer growing a variety of plants in their gardens. Such an approach requires taking inventory of the type of soil in one’s garden and making the necessary modifications so that the types of vegetables, herbs, shrubs, or flowers that will be planted can grow in strongly. In fact, according to the plant company Proven Winners, the most important step to developing good roots is preparing the soil. Take a sample of the soil and examine it to see what is present. If the soil is too full of clay, too sandy, too dense, or too loose, that can lead to problems where plants cannot grow in strong. Work with a garden center to add the right soil amendments to make a rich soil. This may include organic compost or manure, which will also add nutrients to the soil.

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Nutrition Testing the pH and the levels of certain nutrients in the soil, namely nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, will give gardeners an idea of other soil additions that may be needed. Soils with a pH below 6.2 often can benefit from the addition of lime several weeks before planting. Soil tests will determine just how much fertilizer to add to the soil. Complete fertilizers will have equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Individual fertilizers can amend the soil with only these nutritional elements that are needed. Top-dressing empty beds with a layer of mulch or compost can prevent weed growth and preserve moisture until it is time to plant. If existing shrubs or plants are in garden beds, use more care so as not to disturb roots or dig too deeply. Preparing garden beds takes some effort initially, but can be well worth the work when plants flourish throughout the growing season.

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Travel down the cleaning aisle of a neighborhood store and you will be met with product after product designed for specialized cleaning. There are sprays for windows, cleansers for electronics, carpet-cleaning foams, and scouring solutions for tubs and showers. Although many of these are effective, the average person can rely on just one cleaning aid for a wide variety of tasks: vinegar. Vinegar is a versatile product that can be used in everything from cooking to pickling to preserving foods to household cleaning. Vinegar is made by two distinct biological processes, offers The Vinegar Institute. Via fermentation, yeast will first change the natural sugars in the vinegar-to-be material solution into alcohol.

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• Eradicate pet odor. Pour a little bit of vinegar into an empty litter box. Let stand for around 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Vinegar also can be used to blot up pet stains on the carpet. Just test color-fastness in an inconspicuous area first. • Banish water stains. Fix water stains and rings on wood furniture by mixing equal parts vinegar and olive oil. Use a soft cleaning cloth moving in the direction of the wood grain. Polish using a clean cloth. Vinegar can be used all around the house — these were just a few of the dozens of ways to rely on vinegar. Just steer clear of using it on natural stone and marble, as the acid could cause damage.

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The return of warm weather in the spring often marks the return of animals and insects as well. The spring season is a popular time for insects to mate and build nests. This also may be a time when homeowners see ant “swarms” in or around their homes.

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• Keep a clean house. Use vinegar, soap and water to clean areas where ants are seen. Many leave a scent trail of pheromones to tell others where to go for a food source. • Treat carpenter ants at the source. Carpenter ants will not bring back food to the nest. Instead, sprinkle diatomaceous earth, or DE, around outdoor nests to eradicate colonies. • Work with an exterminator. If home remedies do not work, con-

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Program At Assabet Valley Camera Club On Wednesday, May 2, the Assabet Valley Camera Club (AVCC) is pleased to host Eric Vickery, a Massachusetts-based adventure and travel photographer, who will share his passion for the outdoors and the environment by presenting a multi-media show on the incredible beauty of Iceland and Greenland as well as the global importance of these Arctic regions. Eric has had the good fortune to join photographers from ten other countries on a winter visit to the south coast of Iceland to experience ice caves, auroras and glaciers. Photographic experiences on this trip enabled him to work with and contribute to The Arctic Arts Project whose mission is to educate, inspire and provide perspective on the kinetic evolution of the Arctic. The Project’s goal is to present a visual body of work that will reveal a unique perspective of climate change in the Arctic. For more information, visit their website at Continuing his association with The Arctic Arts Project, Eric journeyed to Scoresby Sound in East Greenland recently with another photographic team on the Schooner Donna Wood to experience the raw existence of the remote landscapes and Inuit settlements. To complement the considerable experience and talent of this photographic team, Eric provided support for aerial perspective with drone video and still photography. The scale and beauty of these regions is truly beyond words and better shared visually. Vickery, an active member in the Camera Club of Central New England, has presented this program in his native town of Lunenburg as well as other locations in Central Massachusetts. Eric’s passion for travel and adventure go hand and hand with his love of photography. To see his work, visit The presentation is free and open to the general public. AVCC welcomes anyone interested in learning more about photography as a visual

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First Parish Music Sunday Celebrates Thoreau And The Art Of Nature Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 22. On that day, writer/philosopher/naturalist Henry David Thoreau comes to life through a special musical performance presented by First Parish of Sudbury. Acquaintance With Nature, a nine-part piece for chorus, piano, clarinet and narrator (who plays the role of the young Thoreau), was written by Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker and will feature the First Parish Choir. The concert is free and takes place as part of First Parishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s springtime Music Sunday, which beings are 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 22 and is open to all. The First Parish choir, Noriko Yasuda (piano), Dustin Chung (clarinet) and guest singers will be conducted by Debra MorrisBennett, First Parish Music Director. Ryland Bennett of Somerville, will serve as narrator, playing the part of young Thoreau. The service will also include two instrumental works by Walker, the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Genesisâ&#x20AC;?) and Semplice for solo piano. Composer, Dr. Gwyneth

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Nashoba Valley Chorale Spring Concert Saturday April 21, 8 pm, at the Littleton High School Performing Arts Center, the Nashoba Valley Chorale presents their spring concert, “Thus We Sing: Songs of Spring, Love, and (Some) Mayhem.” Featured are Vivaldi’s Gloria and Vaughan Williams’s In Windsor Forest. A very special treat: the Katie McNally Trio will perform with the chorale and present a world premiere arranged by Katie herself! Tickets: Over 25 yrs, $30 ($25 if purchased in advance online); under 25 yrs, $15. Visit for more info.

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Artists Chosen For The Acton Memorial Library Season The jury of the Arts committee of the Acton Memorial library has set the schedule for the artists who will exhibit their works in the library’s meeting room from September 2018 through August 2019. All of the artists will have solo exhibitions that will last for two months. Painter Berio Gizzi will open the season in September through October. Another painter, Marcia Crumley will exhibit for the months if November and December. Bedford-based artist Carol Rissman who works in clay will exhibit in January and February. March and April will be will be Concord-based painter Irene Stapleford, followed by photographer Bruce Magnuson. The season will finish off with painter Brittney Ciccione. The glass case in the solar room will have the exhibition this April of the sculptures of Paul Angiolillo and later in the

season the book sculptures by Ania Gilmore. The jury for the Library Arts Committee meets every March. Submissions are collected from January through March first.

Music Sunday Concert Sunday, April 29, the Music Sunday Concert will take place at 4:30 at the United Church of Christ, Congreational in Boxborough on the corner of Middle Rd. & Rte. 111(723Mass. Ave) A variety of local musical talent with singers and instrumentalist will be featured along with the Church’s Senior & Junior Choirs. Come and bring your family and friends for an enjoyable musical afternoon. Light refreshments being offered following the program. Free-will offering. For more information contact Gloria Roe (978) 2640052 or The event is free.

Isaac Davis Toastmasters Club Meeting 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, Ma. The next Isaac Davis Toastmasters Club meeting will be held, where participants can observe how the club works and see how it can improve your public speaking and other interpersonal skills. Members include residents from Acton, Boxborough, Stow, Harvard, and Maynard. Guests are welcome. For information: idtmclub@gmail. com; http:\\

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Acton Republicans Host Dr. Scott Lively The next meeting of the Acton Republican Town Committee will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, at the home of Carol and Jack Mahoney, 16 Oneida Road, Acton. This meeting will feature a brief question and answer period with Scott Lively, candidate for MA Governor and Louis Marino, candidate for MA Lieutenant Governor. Additionally, details of the upcoming Republican Convention in April will be discussed. The meeting will be called to order at 7:30 P.M. following the always popular social half hour from 7:00-7:30 and will adjourn promptly at 9:00. All individuals interested in furthering the principles of limited government and individual liberty are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Dave Lunger at davelunger@verizon. net or www.actonrepublicans. org.


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DRAGONFLY Senior Move Management Services, LLC. With care and compassion, Dragonfly assists aging adults and their families manage the moving (and downsizing) process. Services include as needed: move planning, scheduling, and oversight; sorting; organizing; customized floor plans; disposal and sale of unwanted items; and help settling in to the new space. Member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers. Insured. Call or text Carol Conragan, Esq. at 978-405-4329; Email: Carol@ Go to: www.dragonflyseniormoves. com. CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE (CHHA) with 12 years experience. Available for caregiving, light housekeeping and repairs, yard work, errands, and appointments. Experienced with Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinsons, etc. Available hourly, shift work, overnights, live-in. I have a wheelchair van. 978-201-2546.

Electrical ELECTRICAL ELECTRICIAN ANTHONY CAGGIANO: Complete electrical services. Service upgrades our specialty. 978-486-4743 Lic.#E39474 MASTER ELECTRICIAN Dennis F. McCarthy, license #A12082. Quality electrical work. 978897-0809 or 508-460-0026 CASELLO ELECTRIC: License #14237A. Specializing in small jobs. All calls returned. 978-7799900 SPAULDING ELECTRIC Lic. #2249, 24 hour emergency service. Calls returned same day. Specializing in everything electric. 978-501-2460. MASTER ELECTRICIAN by Joe Gibbons, Lic#A13256. Fast, courteous service, new clients welcome. Lic/Ins. Serving Metro West. 617-460-1239,

Excavation EXCAVATION G.SMITH EXCAVATION Total site service. Land clearing, Stump grinding, Stump removal, Foundations, underground utilities, trenching, Grading, Drainage, Retaining walls, Landscape construction, Demolition, Material delivery. Licensed and insured. Call Greg 978-580-5754, www.

JHS LANDCORP Stumping, stump removal, excavation work, dirt removal, site drainage, installation, foundation, land clearing, grating, pool demo and fillins, house demo. Fully insured. FREE estimates. 978-618-8876 or LVC SITE DEVELOPMENT Excavation, septic design, and installation, site developmentall phases, drainage, piping and water solutions, foundation construction. Clearing, grubbing and grading. 978-369-6339, www. TBR EXCAVATING, Total site work! Demolition, foundation, utilities, stump removal, and earth moving. Fully insured. Free estimates! Call Rohner 978-7984673, tbrexcavating@gmail. com.

FABRIC/ Fabrics/Textiles TEXTILES THE SATIN BUTTERFLY, 26 Powdermill Road, Maynard. Expert Alterations, tailoring, and sewing for your wardrobe and home. We have fabrics including Sunbrella for indoor and outdoor furniture. We do window treatments and have the hardware too. Call today 978-938-0225. Visit our website thesatinbutterfly. com for more information on our many services.


Wood, chain link, vinyl & ornamental fence install and repair. Railings installed for decks and steps. Credit cards accepted. 978886-3941



V&S FLOORING Specializing in refinishing. Floors and Stairs. NO DUST. Lowest Price Around. Many references. Call 978-5014917.

Rent FORFor RENT BOXBOROUGH 1 BEDROOM apartment near Rte. 495 and Boston commuter rail. No smoking, no pets. $1000/month. Includes hot water. Available now. 978263-5051. PARKING STORAGE LOT MAYNARD. On-site Management. Call Sherry anytime. 978897-0990 YARD SPACE Storage space available for monthly rental in Stow. Secure, owner occupied. Call John for rates 781-2372446

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MANSUR CONTRACTING Quality Materials, Expert Installation. O32 Seamless Aluminum, 16oz. Copper, Fascia Board/Trim Replacement. Leaf Guard System. Repairs, Cleanings. Roof/Chimney Repairs. Licensed/Insured. 978-835-1786

WINDOW AND DOOR SCREENS repaired and rebuilt. Pete’s Screen and Handyman Service, 978-407-7105.


GUTTER CLEANING Most homes $149. Restrictions Apply. Westford and surrounding towns. 978-866-0885

VIAGRA & CIALIS! 60 pills for $99. 100 pills for $150 FREE shipping. Money back guaranteed! Call 800-851-5593

CANDLEPIN BOWLING BALLS Set of 4 781-275-8073

TJP SEAMLESS GUTTERS, 14-Colors. Cleaning, Repairs & Screens. Insured. 877-3936869.

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HOWARD MILLER GRANDFATHER clock. Excellent condition. Three pendulums, chimes, about 6.5 feet high. $700. 978-3690454.

FREE SLEEP SOFA Full size, 7.5’ wide, 3 cushions, good condition 978-369-0454

Fuel/Firewood FUEL/FIREWOOD QUALITY FIREWOOD Clean, well seasoned, split, oak/apple firewood. Offered in 18” or 16” lengths. Buy Now and Save! Call Brian www.quality-firewood. com 978-692-3580 LOG LENGTH FIREWOOD Approximately 6-8 cords all hardwood $700. delivered. Call 978263-8005 3 (OLD) GUY’S FIREWOOD All Hardwood, seasoned. $275 per cord. FREE delivery 5 miles from Littleton Center. 978-265-8926. NORTHEAST WOOD Seasoned, split, 16”-18”, $295/cord. Deliveries extra. 508-357-8919 FIREWOOD LOGS, approximately 6-8 cords. Various lengths. Wood split to manageable size rails. “Local” delivery included. $450 per load, CASH 978-2560341. GREEN FIREWOOD, $200/cord delivered. Call Rusty 978-4439469.

Furniture FURNITURE BOXBOROUGH HARDWOOD FURNITURE 34 years of trusted experience. Furniture & cabinets designed & built. Refinishing, all repairs, including recliners. Watch my show “The Furniture Guy” on Acton TV! 978-2635099, Cell 978-621-8612.

Gutters GUTTERS ALO SEAMLESS GUTTERS “The Rain Control Authority” Expert Gutter Installations, Manufactured/Extruded On-site, Repairs, Fascia & Gutter Guards. BBB & Angie’s List Accredited. HIC#168979. Call 508-5725557,

Handyman RELIABLE HANDYMAN Carpentry, painting, tiling, drywall, garage doors, flooring, fencing and all other small jobs welcome. Call John 978-837-0435 HANDYMAN FOR HIRE Small jobs welcome. Carpentry, painting, honey-do-list, barn work, rot repair. Call or text Bob, 978-8461034. HANDYMAN Repairs, Carpentry, Flooring, Tiling, Dry Wall, Interior/Exterior Painting, Kitchen/ Bath Remodel, Custom Built-Ins. Excellent references. jalessio1@, 978-618-7422 RAMIREZ HANDYMAN: Renovations, Exterior/Interior Painting. No job too small! 774-2859465. CASELLO HANDYMAN One Call Does it All, Honey to-Do List, Carpentry, Rot Repair, Windows, Kitchen/Bath Remodel, Decks, H.I.C#169725,, 978-779-9909 STEVE@AHAMMERFORHIRE.COM Don’t sweat the small stuff. Small to intermediate sized home repairs. Affordable. Reliable. 978-424-3868 HOME HANDYMAN Reliable and honest. Repairs, replacements, remodeling, sinks, toilets, fixtures, painting, carpentry. Free estimates. timlampron@, 978-319-2921 FIRST CLASS CLEANING and handyman pro. Heavy duty cleaning. Junk removal. Home repair. www.firstclasscleaningpro. com, $25. off, 978-652-8383. PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN and tree pruning. Licensed, insured. 39 years experience,9 7 8 - 7 9 3 - 2 0 1 2 . MP PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Painting, drywall repairs, moldings, rot repairs, doors and windows. Licensed and Insured. Mike 774-245-1621


Help Wanted HELP WANTED AFTER SCHOOL COORDINATOR, Team Leader for after school program affiliated with the Littleton Public Schools. Must have experience supervising groups of children and mentoring team members. 25+ hours per week with a competitive pay rate and benefits. Please send resume and cover letter to: tigersden@ E.O.E. ATTENDANT LOAM/MULCH PROCESSING YARD Year round work. Excavator & Loader experience REQUIRED. Monday-Friday Call: 978-256-0341. CARPENTRY / LABORER WANTED Two years minimum experience. Reliable and have own transportation. Acton area. 978-549-2504 DAYTIME PREP/LINE COOK, experience a plus but willing to train right person. Fill out application at Nancy’s Air Field Cafe, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow, MA or phone 978-897-3934. FULL-TIME LANDSCAPERS WANTED. Must have driver’s license, reliable transportation, and previous landscaping experience. Call 978-539-6008. GRILL COOK BILLERICA, Full-time days, M-F, 6:15am to 2:15pm in small upscale corporate cafeteria. Responsible for preparing breakfast & lunch to order for customers. Benefits offered. Contact: or phone: 978-3393761. HOMEMAKERS HHAs PCAs Weekday/Weekend hours. Family friendly schedules. 3-12 hour shifts available. Call Cheryl at Right at Home 781-734-0488 LANDSCAPE LABORER needed. Call Kevin 978-263-1806. PART TIME LONG TERM ASSISTANT needed for Family Daycare in Sudbury. Monday thru Friday. Starting late March/ early April. Serious inquiries only. Call Renee, 978-443-3261.

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MEDICAL COMMUNITY STAFFING AGENCY Now hiring: RNs up to $42/Hr; LPNs up to $32/Hr; CNAs up to $17/Hr. We also provide employment to: Family/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Social Workers. Call today for an application: Framingham Branch -Phone: 774-244-4128; Stow Branch-484-844-2490. SENIOR HELPERS seeks weekend caregivers, Sunday’s a must. Opportunities in Wayland/Sudbury area for CNAs, HHAs. References, reliable transportation required. Benefits and Caregiver Referral Program. Call Beth at 978-467-4301. STOW BASED LANDSCAPING company is looking for quality help. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of 2 years commercial mowing experience and general knowledge of landscaping. Drivers License and DOT health card required. Attention to detail a must. References will be called. 800-897-6072. Town of Sudbury: Two openings: Full-time Light Equipment Operator. Starting salary $22.07 /hr. plus excellent benefits. Possession of Class B Mass. Operators License preferred or must be able to obtain within 6 months. Submit completed application to HYPERLINK “mailto:bolanda@” Open until filled. AA /EOE.. Full job description and application available at HYPERLINK “ /“ VISITING ANGELS of Chelmsford is hiring overnight, early morning, live-in, & evening caregivers for immediate assignment. Caregivers provide nonmedical homecare in Chelmsford, Lowell, Burlington, Woburn, and surrounding towns. We are looking to expand our great team of caregivers that work one to one with our clients. Requires 1+ years experience. Caregiver must own car and have proof of auto insurance. Applicants must have 2 professional references. TB within a year, positive background check, and clean driving record. Benefits and perks include: direct deposit, flexible schedules, sick time pay up to 40 hours per year, employee referral bonus program, extra shift bonus program and set schedules. Join our awesome team and growing company. Please call 978-2440200 or stop in at 111 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford, MA.

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WESTFORD FLORIST is hiring a driver who will also work inside the shop assisting with flower arrangements and general duties. Must have good driving record. Will train. Please call 978-5776071

HOME Home Improvement IMPROVEMENT AABEY HOME IMPROVEMENTS Repairs, windows, decks, basements. Free Estimates. Satisfaction guaranteed. Registered, insured. Visa/MasterCard accepted. 508-481-2585 H.W. HARRINGTON BLD. AND DEV. Decks, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Remodels, Additions, Windows, Gutters and Closet Systems. Licensed & Insured. 978-502-4141 NEW ENGLAND HOME REPAIRS Carpentry, Interior/Exterior Painting, Kitchen and Bath, Floors, Decking, Fencing. No job too small! Call for Specials! 978732-8009 WWW.JERRYMAZZOLA.COM Specializing in Home Remodeling, Home Improvements and Home Repairs. New/replacement windows, composite decks, wood decks, screened porches, 3-season porches, basement remodeling, additions, cedar siding. Mass. Lic. 080937, HIC #154868, BBB member, full Ins. 25 yrs. of Professional service, excellent references, Acton and surrounding towns, 978-549-2504 W W W. M R E G O C O N S T R U C TION.COM Additions, Garages, Dormers, Second Floor Additions, Decks, Roofing, Siding, windows, Finished Basements, Kitchen/Bath Remodels, handyman Services and Much More! Free estimates. 774-245-0822 MANNY-SONS, 21 YEARS EXPERIENCE Carpentry, Windows, Basements, Decks, Blueboard, Plastering, Wood floors, Tile, Painting, Wallpaper removal. Free estimates, insured. 978568-0767, 978-505-9626 PAUL’S CONSTRUCTION Quality Work, Reasonable Rates, New or Repair, Carpentry, Masonry, Flooring, Caulking, Concrete, Decks. Free estimates, licensed and insured. 978-956-4104. STEVENS HOME SERVICES: Full service carpentry & contractor. Remodeling, Millwork, Cabinets, Kitchens & Bathrooms. MA-HIC#177465 MA Lic#***225. Call Mike 781-275-1924. www.

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20+ YEARS IN BUSINESS. O’SULLIVAN INSTALLS Doors, Windows & Vinyl Siding Installation Professionals. Over 265 Angie’s List reviews. Free estimates. 978-435-0001, WWW.WARRENDESIGN.COM Design only or Design and Build. New Homes, Additions, Remodeling. Carl J. Warren, General Contractor, 38 years, CSL/HIC insured. 978-838-0022. DELLO PROPERTY SOLUTIONS Painting, Tile, Demolition, Landscaping, and General Repairs. 978-895-0324 Remodel, Repairs, Installs, Small/large projects, Interior/Exterior, kitchens, baths, tile work, repair and new. Flooring. References. Portfolio. Registered and insured. 45 years. Phil, 774-2793381

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REMODELING G. SMITH DEVELOPMENT. Custom Homes, Additions, & Remodeling. Call Greg 978-5805754, OKERMAN CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING Quality Craftsmanship for 30 years., and houzz. com / pro / jmokerman / okermanconstruction-and-remodeling. Owner on site for every job! CSL /HIC. Fully Insured. Kitchen and Bath Remodeling, Finished Basements, and more. Call 508-5621168 For a Free Consultation. ALESSIO CRAFTSMANSHIP Carpentry, Flooring, Tiling, Dry Wall, Interior/Exterior Painting, Kitchen/Bath Remodel, siding, Custom Built-Ins. Excellent references., 978-618-7422.

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QUICK REMOVAL SERVICE: You Call John it will be gone. Clean-out attics, basements, garages, sheds, etc. Demolition services. We also supply dumpsters. Senior discount. Fully insured. Best prices. Member of BBB. Master and Visa card. Call anytime 978-897-JUNK, cell 978460-1192

CULLINANE REALTY SERVICES providing a variety of home services inside and out. Basement, attic, to entire home clean outs, spring clean-ups, foundation and ornamental pruning, brush removal, gutter cleaning, and pressure washing. General interior repair and painting. Partnered with All American Housecleaning. Quick response and completion with attention to detail. Call Jeff or Tom 978-5141304. Call Empire Today to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 800-610-3360. Cross Country Moving, Long distance Moving Company, out of state move $799 Long Distance Movers. Get Free quote on your Long distance move. Call Today 1-800-756-1363

Landscaping LANDSCAPING TRIMMING, PRUNING, CLEANUPS, of Hedges, Bushes, Brush. Beds weeded, cut down for winter. Fall leaf cleanups Book Now. We are professional caretakers. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. Call James M. Nickerson Company, 978-263-2425, 978-618-5360. JHS LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: Lawn installation, seeding, hydro seeding. Specializing in stone walls, retaining walls, brick walks, and patios. Drainage systems and grading. Fully insured, references. All calls returned. Accepts all major credit cards. 978-486-1022, mcj625@ COURTYARD CONCEPTS Specializing in Walkways, Patios, Retaining Walls, Stonewalls, Steps, Fire Pits and Drainage Systems. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. 978-256-5454, www. RONALDO’S LANDSCAPE SERVICES. Full yard maintenance, mowing programs & more. All calls returned in 24hrs. 978-897-3347 ronaldosg@msn. com www.RonaldosLandscaping. com W.M.C. FIELD & BRUSH MOWING Take the wild out of your property. Overgrown field and brush clearing, chipping, removal. Spring clean-ups, lawn mowing and complete landscape maintenance. Free estimates. 978-692-6669 TREE REMOVAL Pruning & Stump grinding. Lot clearing. Fully insured. Call High Quality Tree 978-263-7789,

LAWN BARBER INC Lawn Mowing & Trimming. Pruning/ Trimming of Bushes. Bark mulch delivered & spread. Planting Design/Installation. Fertilization Programs. Slice-seeding and Aeration. Fully insured. Free estimates. 978-263-5222, www. WWW.LAWNDESIGNCARE. COM Summer and Fall Cleanups, Mulch, Lawn mowing. Free Estimates, Fully Insured 978-2936202 LAWN BARBER, INC: Landscape Design & Construction. Landscape designer on staff. Specializing in all phases of masonry: Fieldstone walls, Interior and Exterior Stone Veneer, Patios, outdoor “Kitchens/Cooking areas,” Steps, Walkways. Lawn installations/Hydro-seeding. Irrigation Systems: Installations & Service. landscape Lighting. Tree & Shrub installations. Asphalt paving and repairs; driveways & parking lots. Drainage systems. Excavation work, site work, trucking. Complete tree service-take downs/pruning. Free estimates-full insured. 978-2635222, BOYD LANDSCAPE & DESIGN. Hydroseeding Professionals. Specializing in lawn installation, re-grading, and planting. Hydroseeding, custom seed blending, mechanical slice seeding. Machine service: re-grading, loam, sand, gravel, excavation, drainage, gutter extensions, crushed stone shed pads, trucking, removal service, dumpsters available. Landscape Installation: existing plans, new design, large trees, shrubs, perennial gardens, large fieldstone steps, paths, walkways, patios. Celebrating 30 years in business. Owner on every job. 978-567-9859. APRIJO’S LANDSCAPING, Residential and commercial, spring clean up, bark mulch, lawn care, and masonry. Fully insured. 508-309-4708. SPRING CLEANUPS Irrigation lawn mowing, mulching, bed maintenance, pruning, new lawn installs, plantings landscape design, walls, walkways, patio and steps. 978-886-3941 Y.B. LANDSCAPE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Mowing, Mulching, Pruning, Tree Planting, Lawn Seed and Sod, Spring/Fall Clean-up, Snow Removal. 508-598-2613. LAWN MOWING and yard maintenance. Call Tim for more information, 978-580-0416.

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TREE REMOVAL, BRUSH CHIPPING & SPRING CLEANUPS, pruning, storm damage, clear overgrown areas. Field Mowing. Sukis Landscaping 978562-9459. SPRING CLEANUP, mulching, lawn repairs, lawn mowing, and more. Call for free quote. 978870-5763. SPRING CLEAN-UPS, lawn mowing starting at $30, mulching, and weeding. JAYCORTLANDSCAPING@GMAIL.COM, 978-549-5669. Premier Home Services Mowing, Yard Cleanups, Mulch, Trimming, Aeration, Plantings, Brush Removal, Bobcat Services, Seeding. Fully Insured. Fast Response. 978-539-6008. mail@ LEWIS PROPERTY CARE, Complete lawn and landscape maintenance for all properties. We also offer organic pesticide free lawn treatments. Call, text, or email for a quick free estimate. 978-460-2052. Spring clean-ups, planting, walls, walks/patios, drainage. Full service landscaping, design and construction. Fully insured. 978-895-0324 PEREIRA LANDSCAPING now booking spring clean ups, dethatching, aeration, overseeding, mulching, mowing, planting of flowers and shrubs, lawn repairs and all your landscaping needs. 774-245-7818

LANDSCAPING Landscape Construction CONSTRUCTION MANNING LANDSCAPE Stonewalls, brick and bluestone walks and patios, tree and shrub planting and mulching. Hydroseeding, wildflowers & erosion control, drainage & grading. Fully insured. 978-263-6864 www. LITTLETON EARTHWORKS, Full Landscape Construction. 978-486-8200, www.little JHS LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: Lawn installation, seeding, hydro seeding. Specializing in stone walls, retaining walls, brick walks, and patios. Drainage systems and grading. Fully insured, references. All calls returned. Accept all major credit cards 978-486-1022, mcj625@

SULLO’S LANDSCAPING specializing clean ups, design, Foundation plantings, transplanting, new lawns, fertilizing, water gardens. Insured. Over 25 years experience. 978-263-1455 www. PETER STONE LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST Fieldstone walls, bluestone steps, walkways, patios, stone veneers, fireplaces, creative outdoor living spaces. Fully insured & free estimates. 508-335-9176 J.E.C. BOBCAT SERVICES. Brick driveways, walks, patios, blockwalls, drainage, grading, power raking, backhoe service, landclearing, brush and tree removal, hydroseeding, loam, gravel and stone, etc. Free estimates. Fully insured. All calls returned. 978-448-2543. PATIOS, WALKWAYS, RETAINING WALLS Granite steps, lawn install, scrub outs, and drainage. Call John 978-3028677. MOUNTAINSCAPES LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION, LLC Design/Build. Authorized Unilock contractor. Expertise includes: outdoor kitchens, pool decks, fireplaces, masonry, stonewalls, natural stone patios, driveways and walkways. Over 35,000 sq.ft. of pavers installed since 2015! Full service site work, construction and landscaping; MA or NH. 978-726-3217 Landscape design and installation: plantings, walls, walkways, patios, steps, outdoor kitchens, outdoor spaces, grading, and new lawn installation, irrigation systems, drainage work, stonework 978-886-3941 DELLOGONO LANDSCAPE & MASONRY Specializing in fieldstone, retaining walls, steps, walkways, patios and water features. Granite, bluestone, cobblestone, brick etc. Restoration. Fully insured. 20+ years experience. 978-895-0324 TOP NOTCH LANDSCAPING & EXCAVATION now scheduling paver walkways and patios, granite steps, retaining walls, drainage, grading, yard enlargements, small stump removal, and utility services. 978-580-7336.

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PRUNING & PLANTING of shrubs. Call Tom 978-265-4992 ROTOTILLING SERVICE, Gardens, lawns. Free estimates. Bob, 978-505-8099.

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Landscape LANDSCAPING Maintenance MAINTENANCE WILLOW TREE & LANDSCAPE INC Full Service Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance. Call/Email Scott for a Consultation. 978-844-0146, BASIC YARD CARE Spring & Fall cleanups. Grass cutting, mulch, pruning. Honest & reliable. Reasonable rates. Text/call Alex 781-507-6799 JRS LAWNCARE, spring cleanups, mowing, mulching, dethatching, fertilizing, Residential/small commercial. Owner operated. Littleton area only. Dependable service. References. Insured. 978-869-1737, 978-486-8407. SPRING CLEANUPS, Lawn mowing, mulching, bed maintenance, pruning, lawn fertilizer programs, new lawn installs, landscape design, and plantings. 978-886-3941 PERRY BROS. Spring Cleanups, grounds maintenance, mowing, mulching, pruning, tree/ shrub plantings, Concord and surrounding towns. Fully Insured. 978-496-0402 perrybro MOUNTAINSCAPES LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION, LLC Lawn care and property maintenance. Spring clean-ups, seasonal plantings, irrigation, and lighting. Lawn aeration, dethatching, and overseeding. www.mountain 978-726-3217. “I’M YOUR MAN” LAWN SERVICE: Spring clean-ups, brush pick up and removal. Reasonable rates, senior discount. 45 years experience. Call Rich 978-2562929, 978-935-8694.

Masonry MASONRY L.A. DREW MASONRY: All types of masonry repairs and services. ladrewmasonry@verizon. net or call us at 978-649-4802. References and Free Estimates! *AB MASONRY* New Construction or Repair. Chimney’s, Steps, Walkways, Patios, Stone Veneer. All Calls Returned. Free Estimates. Insured. 978-877-0368 MANNING LANDSCAPE Stonewalls, stoneveneer, walks, patios, driveways, stairs, outdoor fire pits, and kitchens, cobblestone 978-263-6864

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WARREN MASONRY All types of brick and stonework. Patios, walls, steps, walkways, chimneys 978-401-5332 warrensmasonry. com BRIAN SPIKER MASONRY All types of brick and stone work, patios, walls, steps, stone veneering, firepits, chimneys, and mini-excavator work. 36 years experience. Townsend. 603-2030130 APEX MASONRY/LANDSCAPE DESIGN Brick, block and stone, all restoration work. Aqua-scapes, cobblestone aprons, culture stone, chimneys, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, inter-locking walls and driveway systems, pool decks, patio walks and stairs, water fronts, veneers, whole sale stone and nursery stock. 5-year guarantee, insured. 508-9485824 LAWN BARBER INC: Masonry Division. Designer on staff. All phases of masonry: Creative fieldstone walls, Interior & Exterior Stone Veneer. Walkways, Patios, Stairs, Fireplaces, Repairs. Outdoor “Kitchen/Cooking areas.” Asphalt paving: driveways & parking lots, repairs. Concrete Flat Work. Concrete Walks & Patios. Fully Insured. Free estimates. 978-263-5222, www. APRIJO LANDSCAPING offers a full line of quality masonry services to fit every budget. Fully Insured. 508-309-4708, aprijo BENTLEY STONEWORKS Specializing in walls, walks, stair repairs. Natural stone experts. 25 years experience. All work guaranteed. 978-866-4324. BRICK WALKWAYS, PATIOS, STEPS AND STONEWALLS Professionally installed and repaired. Call Ron Costa 978-3020743.

MIND, BODY Mind/Body/Spirit & SPIRIT HEART CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY Heal Body/Mind/ Spirit with Compassion, Wisdom, and Humor. Judith Weiler 978897-2084. FREE FIRST CLASS: Chinese Moving Yoga Qigong (4/16.) Athletic Taichi. Fountain of youth for 20’s to 60-ish with Master Instructor Robin J. Bonazzoli, 20 years teaching (Japan, China, U.S. trained.) Harvard and Bolton. Call before coming. www., 978875-5209.

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Miscellaneous MISCELLANEOUS ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR FAMILY! Final expense/burial insurance. $30K coverage only $1 per day. No medical exam. Free consultation. Call today. 1-866-349-3115. DISH Network — Satellite TV Over 190 Channels now ONLY $59.99/mo! 2 year price guarantee, FREE Installation, FREE Streaming. More of what you want! Save HUNDREDS over Cable and DIRECTV. Add Internet as low as $14.95/mo! Call 1-800498-8948. HughesNet Satellite Internet 25mbps starting at $49.99/mo! FAST download speeds. WiFi built in! FREE Standard Installation for lease customers! Limited Time, Call 1-800-511-6322. IRS TAX DEBTS? Tired of the calls? We can help! $500 free consultation. We can STOP the garnishments. Free consultation. Call today 866-274-8219.


MCIVER’S MOVING SERVICE We move apartments, small offices, personal storage, assisted living, interior re-arranging. Furniture removal. No job too small. 30 years experience. Fully insured, free estimates. Credit cards accepted. Call Brian 978897-6963, 978-828-8285

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BOB MIRRA INTERIOR PAINTING & WALLPAPERING (Prep-work a specialty) and complete handyman services. 30yrs experience. Free estimates. 978-257-4056 AABEY PAINTING & WALLPAPERING Interior, exterior, painting, powerwashing, repairs. Free estimates, insured. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Visa/MasterCard accepted. 508-481-2585 MARK PEARCE PAINTING Interior & Exterior Painting. Power washing. Fully insured. Free estimates. Quality References. 978-897-1982

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VICTOR CASTELLINE PAINTING: Full service and insured. Interiors/exteriors. Family owned business for more than 60 years. Professional and courteous. Small jobs welcome. Call/text Victor at 978-875-1467. Email: CASTRO PAINTING & CARPENTRY Interior/Exterior painting 10% off. Carpentry available. 508-933-3994 www.castro TARGET PAINTING Booking Spring. Exterior Painting. Call Now. 877-646-8274 or www. L&W PAINTING! Interior & Exterior. Carpentry, paper hanging, floor refinishing. Free estimates. 27 years experience. Acton, Westford & surrounding towns. 978-697-8617 INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING, WALLPAPERING REMOVAL. 21 Years experience. Blueboard and plastering, wood floors, tile, basements. Insured, free estimates. 978-568-0767, 978-505-9626 DOUGLAS CARPENTRY & PAINTING CONTRACTORS Interior/Exterior Painting, Basements, Frame to Finish Carpentry, Masonry, Roofing, Powerwashing. Licensed/Insured. Free estimates. 978-467-6953 www. HUDSON PAINTING: Interior /Exterior, over 20 years experience. Wallpaper removal, pressure washing. Fully Insured, Free estimates. 978-790-6205 SCOTT’S PAINTING INC, Interior/exterior painting for residential homes. Quality work at reasonable prices, Free Estimates, Call Scott 978-256-0927(H) or 978-821-2015(C) ESSENTIAL PAINTING SERVICE. Interior/Exterior and Power Washing. Get your Essential Painting needs done with Excellence. Get a Free Estimate. contact@essentialpaintingcompany. com or 978-798-0991 LITTLETON PAINTING & WALLPAPER Paper removal, staining, cathedral work, garage cleaning, washing walls and cabinets, major plastering, color consultations, lead certified. Female owned and operated. Feel free to spoil yourself and call Terry at 978-407-5621 RS PAINTING Interior/Exterior. Power Washing/Carpentry. High quality. Best price. Full Insured. 978-844-4550.

JG PAINTING Now booking interior/exterior painting, power washing, window washing, and water damage repair. Excellent referrals. Fully insured. 978239-4918 or 978-323-9036 ULTIMATE PAINTING Clean professional work. Scheduling exteriors. Fully insured. www. 978-2635843. ACCENT PAINTING Interior/ Exterior. 10% Off Exterior Painting. 508-596-2220, CAPITAL PAINTING-CARPENTRY Specializing in all phases of residential interior & exterior painting. Exterior carpentry and rotten wood repairs. Jerry@ 978616-8249 or 978-493-2169. capitalpaintingcarpentry@ MA HIC# 187978. ANTONIO PAINTING Interior/ Exterior, powerwashing, wallpaper, drywall, siding, carpentry, floor refinishing, tile, finished basements, repairs. Good Price, quality, references, Free estimates, insured. Visa/Mastercard accepted. Maynard 857-2585898, manuelantoniop82@ REALLY PAINTING & CARPENTRY Exterior & Interior. General contracting. 20 years experience. Family owned and operated. Call 978-870-3777. AMERICA ABSOLUTE HAPPY PAINTING, Power washing, interior and exterior, commercial, residential. Gutter cleaning. Low price & quality guaranteed. Free estimates. Fully insured, 774245-1733. DELLO PAINTING and more. Interior. Fully Insured. 20 years experience. 10% off w/ad. 978895-0324. SELMA’S INTERIOR PAINTING Quality Detailed work. Kitchen Cabinets and Vanities. References and Photos available. Free Estimates. Hudson, MA 617-347-1458


ASPHALT DRIVEWAYS, Parking Lots, Roadways, Sidewalks, Asphalt Curbing. Decorative Stamped Asphalt, Seal-coating, Site work, Excavation, Drainage and Masonry. Free Estimates/ Fully Insured. Lawn Barber Inc Paving Division; 978-263-5222

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ARMSTRONG PEST CONTROL Wildlife Removal. 24 Hour Service. Free Home Inspection. Call 508-371-5374

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AFFORDABLE PET CARE Dog walking, pet sitting, group outings. Daily, weekends, vacations. 15 Yrs exp. Call Leigh 978-3712186 FRESH TRAILS DOG WALKING & PET SITTING. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. See Client Testimonials: 978-344-2314, fresh CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, Dog care in my home with my dog and family. I provide daily walks on trails and a comfortable home environment for your dog while you are away on business or vacation. Puppies, geriatrics, and pets with medical needs are welcome. I also provide pet-sitting services in your home for cats or other pets. Early scheduling is recommended. I only take 1-2 dogs at a time in my home. darlenedurkin@comcast. net.

Plastering/Drywall PLASTERING/ DRYWALL AJR WALLBOARD, PLASTERING & PAINTING DIVISION: Done right, done fast! Big or small, we do them all. Water damage ceiling specialist. We will match any plastered ceiling. Additions, Basements, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Painting. Check out our website for more info at www. Andrew Raneri reach me directly at 978952-2600 RICE DRYWALL & PLASTER. Additions, basements, remodels, repairs. New ceilings, skimcoating. 978-649-7779. LITCHFIELD PLASTERING Blueboard/skimcoat to additions, basements and repairwork. Neat quality craftsmanship. Insured. John 978-263-7710 LAURITZEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. Expert drywall installations. Residential, Commercial, Additions, Basements, Ceilings & Repairs. Fully Insured. Scott, 978-342-4110 SOLOMON PLASTERING & DRYWALL Blueboard installation, skimcoat, textured drywall finish. Insured. HO, 978-7610623. URIZANDI’S PLASTERING Blueboard installation, Skimcoat specialist, smooth ceilings, texture ceilings, new homes, additions, basements and paint. We do good work for a fair price. 978-815-0858.

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PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES Plumbing, gas-oil installations. All heating needs provided (gas-oil boilers & hot-air furnaces). Annual maintenance available. Small jobs welcomed. Call for quote. Licensed #24864, insured. 978-772-7413 STEVE’S PLUMBING: Everything from plumbing to drippy faucets to bathroom remodels to boiler installations. Deal direct with owner. License #22392. Serving Westford & Surrounding Areas. Cell: 978-766-8462 AIR SOLUTIONS A/C and boiler tune-ups. Mid-season specials. High efficiency boilers and furnaces. Full service HVAC. Sales, service and installations. Call Joe 978-423-6383 LEO THE PLUMBER Master License 15710. 30+ years experience. Small job and steam heating specialist. Guaranteed price. All credit cards accepted. 24hr. service available. Ask for Leo 978-606-8623 ENWRIGHT PLUMBING AND HEATING, CORP. Residential /Commercial, No job too small. Lic# PL16119-M Groton, MA 978-877-8832 FRED BROOKS PLUMBING & HEATING New and old construction, residential or commercial. Licensed and insured, plumber & gas fitter. 978-793-3809

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POWERWASH & PAINTING Home, Deck, Walkways, Porches, Vinyl Siding, Concrete. Westford and surrounding towns. 978866-0885 PRESSURE WASHING, houses, decks, patios. Call Greg 978580-5754. SUPERIOR HOME CLEANING Complete Exterior Cleaning Services. Mold/mildew removal. Siding, decks, patios and more. Guaranteed Results. Free Quotes. Prowash 508-269-0849

TJP COMPLETE POWERWASHING SERVICES Will clean any surface including Roofs and Solar Panels. Insured. 877393-6869.

Repairs REPAIRS GREAT ROAD FARM & GARDEN, LLC We provide rental, sales & service for all your lawn and garden power equipment needs. Located on Route 119 in Littleton, MA. Pickup & delivery 7 days a week. M-F 8-6, Sat 8-5, Sun 10-4. Call 978-486-9200 or email greatroadfarmandgar to schedule an appointment today. LYONS REPAIR SERVICE, Small Engine and Equipment Repair Since 1978. Specializing in the service of snowblowers, lawnmowers, tractors, generators, and chainsaws. Call Kevin, 978-844-3858. Boxborough.



MAGEE ROOFING Residential Roof Replacement and Leak Repairs. Installation of New Roofs, Rubber Roofs, Gutters and All Repairs. Licensed and Fully Insured. Lifetime Warranties on All Roofs. MAGEEROOF.COM, Concord, MA 978-369-3762 DANIELS ROOFING Quality, dependable work, over 15 Years Experience. Call Kurt 978-6211775 for a free estimate. NEVEJAN’S CONSTRUCTION: All types of roofing and repairs, specializing in rubber. 25 years experience. All work guaranteed. Licensed and insured. Mass. Lic. 072475 978-649-1111 SUPER RATES! $1000 OFF NEW ROOF IN A DAY! Manufacturer life-time warranty on shingles. We are a full recycling company. 30 years experience, locally owner operated fully licensed/insured. View our work at MWRROOFING.COM. Also, Vinyl Siding! 978-808-8821, MWROOD@GMAIL.COM PRECISION ROOFING New roofs, re-roof, snow removal. All types of roofing. Clean and reliable. All work guaranteed. Licensed & insured. References available upon request. Year round availability. 978-6351023 www.precisionroofing-llc. com

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S.R. HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC, We are a locally owned company, offering services for 10 years. Our complete line of services include: roof, siding, painting, gutters, windows, and decks. Call us for an estimation with no obligations. Proud serving Eastern Massachusetts and Cape. Financing available. www.Supre meRoofing.US, 978-828-5706. RSJ CONTRACTING Roofing in the Middlesex County area for over 35 years. We are Licensed in both Residential and Commercial Roofing Applications. We are Fully Insured. Locally Established, Honest and Professional, MA. Blds. Lic. #98477 MA. HIC Lic. #132607. Make the Smart Choice and Hire RSJ for all your Roofing Needs. Robert Smalley Jr. @ 978-333-9000


EXPERIENCED CPA 25+ Years, reasonable rates, excellent references. Free pick up. Jim Nickerson., 978257-5482

Tile TILE THE TILE GUY Restoration or new projects. 978-549-3218. 25 years residential and commercial experience. TILE/MARBLE, REPAIR/REGROUTING new installations, 30 years experience. Free estimates. Ken, cell# 781-589-1124 AFFORDABLE TILE & GROUT Small Job Specialist. Expert installation of ceramic tile, stone, glass, etc. Backsplashes, tub surrounds and floors. Shower regrouts, waterproofing, repairs. Floor tile and grout restoration. 100’s of local references. 32 Years Experience. A rating on Angie’s List. www.affordabletilean 508-3103812 DELLO TILE AND NATURAL STONE Ceramic, Marble, Granite, etc. Full service company. Fully Insured. 978-895-0324.

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MANNING TREE INC Tree removals, pruning, cabling, chipping & stump grinding. 75 ft. aerial bucket and crane available. Fully insured. 978-263-6864

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NE TREE MASTERS: Tree removal, pruning, stump grind, lot clearing. With 60 ton of capacity and 145 feet reach crane. Owner and operated by NE Tree masters We can safely remove any size tree from anywhere. Pruning, or Remove dead limbs, clear limbs over homes, building and services line. Free estimates. Fully insured. All calls returned. Get the Best Company for the Best price. Take advantage of summer rates. We accept credit cards. 978-263-8005, www.neweng ASSABET VALLEY TREE SERVICE: Removals, pruning and stump grinding. Fully insured. Free estimates. 978-8977906 CULLINANE TREE Pruning, Removals, Stump Grinding. Fully Insured. 978-369-6687, Concord. Since 1971. www.cul HAILEY TREE 30+ years, removals, stump grinding, pruning, 75ft. bucket truck, crane work. UMass-Stockbridge graduate. Fully insured. www.haileytree. net 978-618-0034. TOP CHOP TREE SERVICE. Over one year old, seasoned firewood. $300 a cord, delivered. Call 978-417-1456. PROMPT PROFESSIONAL RESPONSE Owner is a Certified Mass Arborist. Tree & Shrub removal or pruning. Work is done by a Climber, Bucket Truck or Crane. Storm damage clean-up. Fully insured and Free Estimates. We guarantee an experienced Team to perform quality work. GreenleafsTreeService. com in Tyngsboro, 978-6497084 TREE LIMB/BRUSH REMOVAL Acton and surrounding towns. Call or text: Aspen Brush Removal @ 978-201-1901 EDGE’S TREE SERVICES, Bucket truck anything removal. Commercial and residential. Reasonable prices. Fully Insured. Please call Edge 978-5671903. NICK’S STUMP GRINDING, Professional and affordable stump removal. Free Estimates 978-793-1759 nicksstump D&D TREE WORKS Tree Removal Services. Owner Operated. Fully Insured. 978-897-8600

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COLLECTOR / HISTORIAN BUYING MILITARY ITEMS for Educational purpose and collection. US and Foreign 1775-1975. Randall 978-772-2563

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2011-2013 CAMARO SS CONVERTIBLE tonneau cover with case, $200. 508-614-8429. AERO PICOLA plank on frame wooden ship model kit. The Ark Royal $240./B.O. 508-4850681. BACKPACK REI-Cima-80, used once! Excellent condition $50./bo 978-846-3878 COLEMAN PORTABLE GENERATOR 2250 watts, excellent condition. Great for camping $150. 978-770-7980. COPPER POT COLLECTION Many sizes $45., Large copper kettle $50., Glass collection $25. Photos 978-369-5220 CPAP MACHINE Like brand new, used couple of times $100. 978-875-0581

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DEHUMIDIFIER Automatic, 70 pint, Kenmore $40., Vanity set, sterling silver, 3-pc. $75. 978256-7826

KITCHEN CABINET DOORS and drawers. White, excellent condition. $5 each. 978-4961156.

SET-TAYLOR MADE IRONS SW-4 & driver, bag, 2 gloves, 5 doz. balls & 9W,7W,5W $100. 978-760-2362

DESK Solid wood, great condition, 50Wx24Dx30H, Acton $35. 978-394-0864

MACHINE SHOP TOOLS and equipment. Set of Mike’s 4”-9”, $60/B.O.. 508-485-0681.

SHREDDER, Amazon brand new. 6 sheet cross cut. $20. 781275-0243.

DEWALT 4-piece combo set, new list $320., still in box, sell for $160. 978-897-3815

MILITARY AVIATION BUFFS, Books covering WWI through Vietnam. Call for details. Dennis 978-677-7748. Left phone ring 8 times. $200/BO.

SLEEP SOFA, like new Jordan’s grey stripe. 1 year old, $225. paid $900. 978-505-5507.

EZ UP ARTHRITIS CHAIR, exactly like doctor’s office foot rest never used, $249. 978-8465806. FOOSBALL TABLE Multi combo $60., Bench $25, Ipod player/ charger $40. 978-274-2269 GOLF BALLS! The season is here (maybe?) all brands. Good condition, all kinds for your satisfaction $5. or $6.00/doz. 781275-0243 . HEAVY BAG WAVE MASTER Free standing model, fill with sand or water $80. 617-5940215 HOLMES PURIFIER $25., Flomaster sprayer, 2 1/2 gals. $5. 978-496-1564 INFLATOR 120V for car, bicycle tires, sports equipment. New, never used, original pkg. $20. 978-448-5570 INVERSION TABLE Fitness Reality 2500, in box, extra long safety handles, cordless foam backrest $145. 978-274-2269 KEURIG COFFEE MAKERS (2) Top of line, like new, reuseable cups $60. 978-314-6663

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EMPLOYMENT PUBLIC WORKS LABORER (seasonal) Town of Concord, MA Concord’s Highway & Grounds Div. seeks seasonal laborers to perform manual labor and general landscaping duties, including operating basic outdoor equipment and vehicles. Qualifications: Age 18+ & valid driver’s license; knowledge of Concord roadways preferred. Pay rate: $11-$14/hour.


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Only 36,000 miles, power windows and locks. ‘10 TOYOTA COROLLA Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$16,995 79,000 miles, automatic, A/C, power windows and locks. Great commuter car............... .........$7,995


White, only 28,000 miles, loaded with power options, ‘13 HYUNDIA ELANTRA Bluetooth, back up camera, much more. Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$18,995 Only 32,000 miles, loaded with power options, A/C and more. Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$11,495


Only 44,000 miles, automatic, A/C, power windows and locks. Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$11,995

Loaded with luxury options, AWD, heated leather seats, power sunroof, power seats, navigation, much more. ‘15 HONDA CRV AWD Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$22,495 Only 24,800 miles, loaded with power options, back up camera, much more. Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$18,995 ‘17 NISSAN ROGUE Only 6,500 miles, like new! power windows & locks, Bluetooth and much more! Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$19,995 ‘16 NISSAN NV White, only 21,000 miles, automatic, A/C and more. ‘17 RAM PROMASTER VAN Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$14,995 Only 18,000 miles, ready for the job site. Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$20,995



Hard to find all wheel drive model, navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, loaded with power options. Clean CARFAX one owner. ...........................$16,995

Only 3,200 miles, automatic, A/C, cruise control, Only 19,000 miles, power windows & locks, Bluetooth, much more. Clean CARFAX one owner. ....................only $13,995 rearview camera, much more! $ Clean CARFAX one owner. ........................... 18,995




White, automatic, A/C, power windows & Locks Clean CARFAX one owner. ..........................$10,995


Only 57,000 miles, automatic, A/C, power windows and locks. Clean CARFAX ...............................................$11,995


White with leather, sunroof, only 13,000 miles. Clean CARFAX of course. ..............................$15,995



Loaded with luxury options, locally owned and Only 760 miles, like new, loaded with power options. maintained. Great buy at. ...................................................$18,495 Clean CARFAX one owner. ............................$14,995


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Volt LT Hatchback


Buy for:

Bolt EV

34,999 $ 284

Lease for:

Lease for:

Stock # 18203 - MSRP: $34,555

a mo 39 months 10K miles per year



Deal # 71909 a mo 39 months 10K miles per year

Deal # 71904

Stock # 18209 - MSRP: $39,500

*Buy: Customer must qualify for GM lease loyalty purchase program and finance with GM. Lease includes $2,000 down plus taxes and fees. Must qualify for GM lease loyalty program. See dealer for details. Offer ends 4/30/2018.


2018 4WD WT Extended Cab


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*Buy: Customer must qualify for GM lease loyalty purchase program and finance with GM. Lease includes $2,000 down plus taxes and fees. Must qualify for GM Lease Loyalty Program. See dealer for details. Offer ends 4/30/2018.


2018 1500 Crew Cab 4WD LT

38,284 $ 368

Lease for:

Lease for:



Cruze LT

Deal # 71911

Stock # 18598 - MSRP: $49,235

a mo 39 months/10K miles per year *Buy: Customer must qualify for GM lease loyalty and finance with GM, includes D.P.A. Lease includes $2,000 down plus taxes and fees. Must qualify for GM lease loyalty program. See dealer for details. Offer ends 4/30/2018.


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AWD LT 1.5T Buy for:



Deal # 71905 a mo 39 months/10K miles per year

*Buy: 2018 Cruze has 20% off until 4/16/18, customer may choose 0% 72 Months standalone offer instead of 20%. Lease includes $2,000 down plus taxes and fees. Must qualify for GM competitive lessee program. See dealer for details. Offer ends 04/30/2018.

24,715 $ 125 Lease for:

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Stock # 18055 - MSRP: $23,535

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Deal # 71910 a mo 39 months/10K miles per year Stock # 18575 - MSRP: $32,535 *Buy: Customer must qualify for GM Select Nameplate Program. Lease includes $2,000 down plus taxes and fees. Must qualify for GM Select Nameplate Program. See dealer for details. Offer ends 4/30/2018.

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Stock # 18773 - MSRP: $29,495

Deal #71906 a mo 39 months/10K miles per year

*Buy: Customer must qualify for GM Select Nameplate Program. Lease includes $2,000 down plus taxes and fees. Must qualify for GM Select Nameplate Program. See dealer for details. Offer ends 4/30/2018.

THIS WEEK’S PRE-OWNED SPECIALS 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited LS

Automatic, low miles, cloth seats, Bluetooth, CD stereo, folding rear seats, power windows/door lock/mirrors and more stk# U1409




2013 Chevrolet Silverado LT

Leather heated seats, navigation, power sun roof, dual zone climate control, dual power front seats and more stk# 18179A $

Crew Cab, 4x4, Z-71 Off Road, 7 1/2’ Fisher plow, leather bucket seats, 5.3 V8 and more stk# 18592B $



2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD

All Wheel Drive, leather heated/ventilated seats, navigation, dual skyscape sun roof, Bose, mid row captains seats and more stk# U1365

4x4, leather heated seats, navigation, dual power front seats, alloy wheels and more stk# 18689A




2015 Chevrolet Silverado LT

2014 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium





Double Cab, Z-71 Off Road, All Star package, 5.3 V8, heated cloth seats, navigation and more stk# 17869A

SALE PRICE 29,744 $

2016 Ram Longhorn 2500 Limited

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

4x4, 6.4 HD Hemi, rear load leveling suspension, navigation, power sun roof, Ram cargo boxes, chrome steps and much more stk# 18718A

3LT Package, power convertible top, Performance Exhaust, heads-up display, Bose, manual transmission and more stk# U1434








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‘15 FORD ESCAPE SE Only 34,000 miles! One owner, 5 Service Records Available. Clean Car fax. 30k service. 4 new tires. Wiper blades installed. 28/21 Highway/ City MPG. Bluetooth, media and cruise control mounted on the steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, alloy wheels, remote starter, fog lights, power drivers seat, USB and auxiliary inputs and much more! ................................... $16,395 ‘13 HONDA CIVIC EXL Only 36,000 miles!

Efficient and reliable with a Clean Car fax. Basic service. 4 new tires. Odometer is 14523 miles below market average! 39/28 Highway/City MPG. Bluetooth, touch screen navigation, sunroof, front heated leather seats, cruise control, backup camera, eco driving mode, fuel economy gauges, auxiliary input, and much more! ................................... $12,495

‘14 SUBARU CROSSTREK LTD ONLY 50,000 MILES! Safe and Reliable One owner! Clean Car fax. 60k service. Front brake pads and rotors. AWD 33/25 Highway/City MPG. Bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, sunroof, fog lights, heated leather seats, backup camera, paddle shifters, XM radio ready, USB and auxiliary inputs, and much more! .................................................... $16,395

‘11 FORD EDGE only 30,000 miles 4wd leather don’t miss this one ......................................... Only! $15,495 ‘11 FORD FIESTA SE

auto ac power pk only 43,000 miles ......................... $6,995

‘17 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 2500 WORK VAN Only 3,000 miles! Remainder of factory warranty. One owner. Clean Car fax. Basic service. Wiper blades installed. Rubber floor, backup camera, fuel economy gauges, auxiliary input and much more! Come by today to meet our friendly staff. ... $24,995


only 42,000 miles 4x4 power pk rare 5 speeed! $12,995


In great shape! 19 Service Records Available. Clean Car fax, and Bought, Serviced and Traded at Acton Toyota. Recent Arrival! 28/22 Highway/City MPG. Basic service. Rear brake pads and ‘13 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL rotors. Roomy, comfortably seats 5 passengers. Bluetooth, Power Ready to please! Clean One owner. 9 Service Records mirrors, windows, and locks, media and cruise control mounted on Available. No accidents! 75k service. Front brake pads the steering wheel, fuel economy gauges, thermometer, USB and and rotors. 27/18 Highway/City MPG. Seats 8 passengers. Bluetooth, media and cruise controls mounted on the steering auxiliary inputs, and much more!............................ $7,695 wheel, backup camera, DVD player, front power heated ‘13 SUBARU WRX LIMITED leather seats, power sliding doors and trunk, rain guards, fuel economy gauges, alloy wheels, XM radio ready, auxiliary Rally race inspired! 4 Service Records Available. Clean Car fax. 75k service. Brake pads and rotors all around. 4 new tires. input, and much more! A great Van to keep everyone safe Recent Arrival! Bluetooth, media and cruise control mounted on and entertained! Come by, go for a test drive, and fall in love! the steering wheel, aftermarket boost gauge, front heated leather $17,895 seats, sunroof, fog lights, alloy wheels, rubber floor mats, USB and auxiliary input, and much more! Feel the road rip up behind ‘15 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED the wheel of this awesome WRX Limited! ........... $17,995 Only 14,000 miles! Like new, One owner! 5 Service Records Available. Clean Car fax. 15k service. Selec-terrain 4x4. Wiper ‘13 NISSAN SENTRA SL blades installed. Bluetooth, navigation, backup camera with sonar, Only 48,000 miles! Affordable with 5 Service Records Available. front power heated leather seats, rear heated sweats, cruise Clean Car fax. 45k service. Brake pads and rotors all around. control, heated steering wheel, power trunk, remote starter, keyless 4 new tires. Bluetooth, navigation, media and cruise controls entry, alloy wheels, sunroof, home integration, vehicle information, mounted on the steering wheel, front heated leather seats, economy driving mode, fuel economy gauges, media apps, USN and sunroof, alloy wheels, sport and economy driving mode, backup auxiliary inputs, and much more! A great SUV for any weather! Drive camera, keyless entry, XM radio ready, USB and auxiliary input this stylish Grand Cherokee home today! ............... $27,995 and much more! A fuel efficient car that would be perfect for an Uber or Lyft driver! Come by today to meet our friendly staff. We ‘16 JEEP RENEGADE TRAILHAWK 4X4 will help get you rolling again!.................................. $10,795 Versatile! 3 Service Records Available. Clean Car fax. 30k service. Wiper blades installed. Recent Arrival! 29/21 Highway/ ‘15 HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID LIMITED Efficient, One owner. 6 Service Records Available. Clean Car fax. City MPG. Bluetooth, backup camera, remote starter, alloy 60k service. 40/36 Highway/City MPG. Bluetooth, navigation, wheels, roof racks with cargo gate, fog lights, selec-terrain media and cruise controls mounted on the steering wheel, front 4x4, cruise control, compass, rubber floor mats, vehicle information, fuel economy gauges, USB and auxiliary input, and heated leather seats with power drivers side, backup camera, dual sunroofs, keyless entry, alloy wheels, tiptronics, energy monitor, much more! Take the road less traveled in this great looking rubber floor mats, home integration, XM radio ready, USB and Renegade! Isn’t it time for a Jeep?! ................. $17,595 auxiliary input, and much more! plenty of leg and headroom! Would ‘07 HONDA ACCORD LX make a great car for Uber or Lyft. Come by today to meet our auto ac power pk great 1st car only 81,000 miles.... $6,995 friendly staff. We will help get you rolling again! ...... $13,995




Fully Loaded! 21 Service Records Available. Clean Car fax. Basic service. Front brake pads and rotors. 4 new tires. Odometer is 18006 miles below market average! 37/27 Highway/City MPG. Bluetooth, navigation, rear parking sonar, remote starter, alloy wheels, fog lights, front heated leather seats, sunroof, home integration, color LED interior accent lights, cruise control, XM radio ready, USB inputs, Sony sound system with 8 inch hatch subwoofer, and much more!

Only 30,000 miles! Spacious, One owner. 6 Service Records Available, Clean Car fax. 30k service. 2 new tires. Battery installed. EcoBoost turbo! Bluetooth, media and cruise controls mounted on the steering wheel, backup camera, alloy wheels, fog lights, sunroof, home integration, tiptronics, XM radio ready, USB and auxiliary inputs, and much more! Come by today to meet our friendly staff.

Only 12,000 miles! Well maintained, One owner. 3 Service Records Available. Clean Car fax. 15k service. Wiper blades installed. 4x4. Tow package, bed liner, navigation, Bluetooth, media and cruise controls mounted on the steering wheel, front heated seats, backup camera, vehicle information, fog lights, alloy wheels, media apps, tiptronics, USB and auxiliary inputs, and much more! Chevy has really outdone themselves with this beautiful Z71 Colorado. Come by, go for a test drive, and fall in love!







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