Truro, Mashpee and Chatham resident seasonal flu clinics; Volunteers wanted to fill Yarmouth Town Library Board vacancies; Harwich Planning Board public meeting announced

Join the Yarmouth Town Library Board

The Yarmouth Town Library Board has announced vacancies on the board.  Interested people should contact Library Director Jackie Adams or complete a "talent bank" form at the Yarmouth Town Hall to initiate the application process.

Previous library experience is not so much a prerequisite as is a curious mind and an interest in what public libraries do for their communities in this digital information age. This is also an opportunity to contribute to, be part of, and to learn about, town government. The Library Board meets once a month (occasionally more).

Courtesy of Yarmouth Town Library Board.


Harwich Planning Board Public Meeting

Town Open Space: Acquistion, Use and Management

As part of preparation of the 2010 Local Comprehensive Plan, the Harwich Planning Board is holding a series of meetings on specific topics of interest for the future of Harwich.  This month’s topic will be Open Space in Harwich – acquisition, use and management.  Questions include:

  • Shall Harwich continue to acquire open space as it has in the past? Should there be modifications to our current practices?
  • Shall Town land be used for affordable housing? If so, what type of land, what type of housing, etc.
  • Should additional restrictions be placed on unprotected Town-owned open space?
  • Should the Town suggest uses and priorities to the CPC to assist its process of recommending funds for projects involving affordable housing, real estate and open space?

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Griffin Room of the Harwich Town Hall.

Please come to the meeting and share with us your thoughts about Town open space.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact David Spitz, Harwich Town Planner, at 508-430-7514 x3361 or [email protected].

Courtesy of the Harwich Planning Board.


Truro resident 65+ seasonal flu clinic December 12

There will be a seasonal flu clinic on Saturday, December 12th at the Truro Community Center on 7 Standish Way.

The clinic will be open from 10am to 11:30am for those 65+ and/or those who are at risk due to to certain chronic medical conditions or weakened immune system.

As supply allows, we are opening the clinic from 11:30am to 1pm to anyone else who wishes to get the seasonal flu vaccine.

For more information please see the announcement, consent forms and information sheets from the Truro Health Department on the Town's website.

Courtesy of the Town of Truro.


Mashpee resident seasonal flu and pneumonia clinic, Monday, December 14th

The Mashpee Board of Health, in cooperation with the Visiting Nurse'sAssociation of Upper Cape Cod and the Mashpee Council on Aging, willhold a free influenza vaccination clinic.  Individuals enrolled inMedicare B must bring their cards with them for registration andreimbursement purposes.  Participants without Medicare B are stilleligible to receive the flu shot.

The clinic will be held at Christ the King Parish Center on Jobs Fishing Road in Mashpee on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 9am-12pm.

The clinic is for ALL Mashpee residents 18 years of age and older and all town employees.

WARNING:  Some people should check with a doctor before taking influenza vaccine:

  • Persons with an allergy to eggs
  • Anyone who has ever been paralyzed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Women who might be or are pregnant
  • Persons who are ill and have a fever should delay vaccination until the fever and other temporary symptoms are gone.
  • If you are taking antibiotics at the time of the flu clinic you cannot receive a flu shot.

If you have any questions, please call the Mashpee Board of Health at 539-1400 x 555. Please DO NOT contact the church for information!

Courtesy of the Mashpee Board of Health.


Chatham resident seasonal flu clinic, Wednesday, December 16

Chatham will hold a resident seasonal flu clinic on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from 9am to 12:30pm at the Chatham Community Center at 702 Main Street.

The clinic is for Chatham residents 55 and over.

IMPORTANT: If you pre-registered for either the October 22nd or November 5th clinics that were canceled, you should come to the 12/16 clinic at your previous appointment time.  Please contact the Chatham Health Department if you have either received a shot elsewhere or do not plan on attending.

Appointments are required. Call the Chatham Health Department at 508-945-5165 to register.

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