The tag line for the Africa Rally is â€œfighting to make the world less boring.â€ That just about sums up the extreme rally race, which takes participants from Europe to Africa in a vehicle that wouldnâ€™t get you past the first crossover on Duxbury Beach.
Superintendent of School Susan Skeiber wants to focus on the budget, 21st century skills and communication in the coming year, according to a summary of her goals presented at the last School Committee meeting.
The ninth Annual Cranberry Hospice Kitchen Tour takes place on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1-5 p.m. in Duxbury. The tour features the kitchens of six Duxbury homesâ€”none have been included in previous tours.
Tickets are $25 and available in Duxbury at Westwinds Bookshop, The Studio, and Caseyâ€™s Fine Wine & Spirits. In Plymouth tickets are available at Daisy Rileyâ€™s in the Village Landing Marketplace or by calling Bonnie Casey at 781-934-4617. Those attending the tour are invited to stop during the tour from 3 to 5 p.m. for a wine tasting at Caseyâ€™s Fine Wine & Spirits, 35 Depot Street.
Raffle tickets for a dinner for two at SABOR in Plymouth, a full kitchen design by Timeless Design, Cookâ€™s Delight kitchen basket and other prizes are available during the Kitchen Tour or by calling Patti Ryan at 508-830-2465. Raffle tickets are $5 a ticket, or book of ten for $25.
All proceeds will benefit Cranberry Hospice. Cranberry Hospice, a department of Jordan Hospital, has provided quality hospice care to Duxbury and surrounding communities for 28 years. For information on Cranberry Hospice services and programs, call 508-746-0215.
This week's Clipper featured a story on local businessman Sam Kalil, who as part of his business designs custom artwork into shingles on the side of homes. The story mentioned that Kalil would be featured on Channel 5's news magazine Chronicle, but at press time we did not know the date. We have since learned the show will be Thursday, Oct. 15. Set your Tivo!
Members of the Duxbury Business
Associationâ€™s Holly Days Committee have been busy planning this yearâ€™s
festivities. The Nov. 29 event will include trolley rides, music, face
painting, magic shows, a storyteller and of course a visit from Santa. Meeting
this week were Anne Antonellis, Allison Sinclair, Nick Oâ€™Connor, Don Reed,
Nancy Reed, Sandy Childs, Laura Doherty, Sue Lawrence, Phil Markella and Josh
Cutler (behind the camera.) Stay tuned for more details closer to the event.
High atop Captainâ€™s Hill, 200 feet above sea level, stands the Myles Standish Monument. This 116-foot granite shaft is crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish, military leader of Plymouth Colony. On Sunday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Myles Standish Monument will be open for visitors to climb and explore. Take the 125 step journey to the top and, if itâ€™s a clear day, you can enjoy a panoramic scenic vista of the Cape and Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as a stunning view of peak foliage. For all ages. Rain or shine. Myles Standish Monument State Reservation is located off of Crescent Street in Duxbury. For more information, call Amy at 508-272-9376.
High winds took down a large tree near the corner of Chandler and Vine streets Wednesday afternoon, knocking down an adjacent power line in the process. Duxbury police and fire were on hand to divert traffic away from the area. The tree will be cut up as soon as electric crews arrive on the scene. No power outages were reported.
Mark DeLuca reached a tentative contract settlement with the Board of Selectmen Monday, ending his ten-year tenure as Duxbury police chief, and Lt. Lewis â€œChipâ€ Chubb was appointed interim police chief on Tuesday.
The buyout was originally reported as $240,000, but according to Town Counsel Robert Troy the final figure will be lower.
Town Manager Richard MacDonald has named Lt. Lewis Chubb of the Duxbury Police Department acting chief, effective today. â€œAs per our conversation today and in accordance with the Town Manager Act, I appoint you this day as interim police chief,â€ MacDonald wrote in a letter dated Oct. 6. â€œThank you for taking on this important role, and I look forward to working with you in this capacity.â€
Town Counsel Robert Troy said today that the settlement between the town and outgoing Police Chief Mark DeLuca is still being worked out, and that the $240,000 number initially discussed during an executive session Monday night is high.
In a portion of last night's closed-door Board of Selectmen meeting, inadvertently broadcast over public television, Duxbury selectmen discussed a possible $240,000 buyout of the contract of Police Chief Mark DeLuca. After the meeting, selectmen were tight lipped. Town Counsel Robert Troy would only say that the town and DeLuca had reached an agreement and that the selectmen had taken a vote.
The Board of Selectmen and Police Chief Mark DeLuca appear to have come to an agreement on a dispute over the chief's contract status, although officials aren't saying much about what was said behind closed doors.