Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The 83rd annual Needham Community Council dinner is this weekend, so you should probably pick up tickets soon.
You're running out of time to snag tickets to the Needham Community Council Annual Dinner. Artist Ted Clausen is scheduled to be the Keynote speaker, "A Fusion of Art, Words, & Community." He has been working on a sculpture that captures Needham's commitment to community. The evening also features a unique-format silent auction, the volunteer appreciation and achievement award ceremony, as well as the "State of the Council" Report. Tickets are $50, and the dinner is at the Needham Sheraton, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. See the full notice on Patch Announcements. To purchase, contact the NCC office at 781-444-2415 or purchase online at www.needhamcommunitycouncil.org.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
On Thursday, the children of Needham Extended Day Program presented Sandra Robinson of the Needham Community Council a donation of just under $1500.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Needham Community Council asks for donations to buy gift certificates for Christmas, to pass along to teens in need.
- COUNT US IN
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
[Correction: The correct address for Needham Community Council is 570 Highland Avenue. This has been corrected below. 3:10 p.m., Nov. 28] Dear Editor, Each holiday season The Needham Community Council distributes gifts to families in town who are facing economic challenges. In 2011, 192 families-- including 76 children under the age of 13, and 49 teens--were recipients of these gifts. Generous Needham residents donate gifts and funds to support this project. However, gift items donated are not always designed for teenagers. As parents, we are especially sensitive to the needs and desires of young people around the holidays. There are many families in Needham with limited financial resources to provide their teenagers with gifts. It…
Monday, May 21, 2012
This letter was submitted by Needham residents.
Monday, May 21, 2012
On behalf of the Needham Community Council, we would like to thank Needham residents and letter carriers for their generous donations to the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive “Stamp Out Hunger,” which occurred on Saturday, May 12. We would also like to thank the following people for donating their time and services with sorting, boxing, and storing the donations: Babs, Bob, Mike, and Jessye Moss; Jeanie and Larry Martin; Ted Ballard; Bob Dermody; Nicole Sprenger; Matthew Cote; Thomas Berry; Josh, Rachel, and Carol Kallus; and Jesse, Will, Sam, and Mimi Taylor. A special acknowledgement to Dan McMann, who works so hard to support this project as he does for all of the Needham Community Council events throughout the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Parcels at 59 Lincoln and 89 School street are available for purchase and will be voted on at the May 14 special Town Meeting.
The town is eying two parcels at the corner of Lincoln and School Streets for the potential future expansion of the police and fire stations. On Tuesday, March 27, selectmen officially opened the May 14 special Town Meeting warrant, which features an article that allocates $1,175,000 for the purchase of parcels at 59 Lincoln and 89 School street, adjacent to the current Needham Police and Fire stations. The parcels are two of three currently owned by the Needham Community Council, which relocated in February to a new home at 570 Hillside Ave. A third parcel, 51 Lincoln St., holds the council’s old office buildings and is currently not available for town acquisition; however, the property would also be of interest to the town if it did …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Hillside Avenue building will offer more space, handicap accessibility.
With the final renovations underway, the Needham Community Council will soon be moving into its new home at 570 Hillside Ave. where there will be more space for meetings and programs, commercial refrigerators to store food pantry items and easier accessibility for all residents. The council has been housed in a building at 51 Lincoln St. for 40 years, renting it for years before purchasing it from the Visiting Nurses Association in the 1980s. “It was a good home for many, many years,” said Sandra Robinson, executive director. “But we outgrew this space and in the last 10 years we’ve been thinking really hard about what to do next.” Creating a space The decision to move was finalized about two years ago. The council purchased the new …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Help nonprofits in Needham, Westwood, Watertown and other places nearby by donating food items, clothing and more.
The "season of giving" may have passed but with the new year there are still plenty of opportunities for you to give back around your community and nearby. Above you will find a map of locations in and around town where you can give back. If you head an organization in town that can use some extra support right now, please let us know in the comment section, or send an email to Becca.Manning@patch.com.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Help the Needham Community Council give local teenagers a merry Christmas.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 28, 2011
Each holiday season The Needham Community Council distributes gifts to families in town who are facing economic challenges. In 2010, 174 families including 74 children under the age of 13 and 43 teens were recipients of these gifts. Generous Needham residents donate gifts and funds to support this project. However, gift items donated are not always designed for teenagers. As parents, we are especially sensitive to the needs and desires of young people around the holidays. There are many families in Needham with limited financial resources to provide their teenagers with gifts. It is especially difficult for these teens to observe the lavish gifts received by their peers at school. We would like to encourage you to make a donation to help…
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sign up for swim lessons at Rosemary Pool or stop by the library for children's activities.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Sunny and hot: Temperatures will start rising today, peaking around 91 degrees, with a low around 68, according to the National Weather Service. Look for it to get even warmer on Thursday and Friday. The day will be sunny with a calm wind and the evening will be cooler and clear—just right for grilling out, if you're so inclined. 2. Fun at the library: Kids ages 5 and under can drop by the Needham Free Public Library today at 10:00 a.m. for storytime. Later in the day, at 4:00 p.m., older kids (ages 5 and up) can enjoy the latest program by Continent Kids—this time, they’ll be exploring South America and Australia…
Friday, July 15, 2011
Family fun at Rosemary Pool, Youth Classic track meet begins and local thrift shop open.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Sunny and warm: Temperatures will rise to about 82 degrees today, with a low around 59, according to the National Weather Service. The day should be sunny and mostly clear. 2. Something fishy: Rosemary Pool’s Friday Family Nights will continue this evening with a “Finding Nemo” scavenger hunt. Search for Nemo in and out of the water and enjoy other games and activities starting around 6:00 p.m. The event is free to those with a daily or season pool pass. Participants are encouraged to bring donations for the Needham Community Council Food Pantry. In keeping with the theme of the evening, how about bringing canned …