Kindergarten enrollment, Planning Board vacancy: News from the Town of Brewster
Valentine’s Day music
Brewster clarinetist Monika Woods will join Lisa Gross on cello and Abigail Fieldon on piano to perform “Music To Touch Our Hearts” from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 13 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis. It will also be streamed live on Zoom.
On the program, Finzi, Poulenc, Piazzola, Liszt, Villa-Lobos, Faure, Purcell and Debussy.
The cost is $15 for museum members and $118 for non-members. This is an in-person concert
Woods is a Hungarian clarinetist born in Transylvania and winner of the Cape Symphony 2013 Solist. She teaches several levels on several instruments. Woods is co-founder of Open Mic Classical (www.openmicclassical.org), an organization promoting classical music.
To learn more about Woods, visit: www.klarinetista.com
Vacancies on the Planning Board
The Select Board is looking for a resident to serve on the Planning Board until the next Municipal Elections (May 2022). The council oversees land use planning efforts and develops zoning bylaw amendments for the town assembly. Meetings are usually held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Letters of interest and completed application forms can be sent to Erika Mawn, [email protected], at the select council’s office, by February 28. Potential candidates will be interviewed by the Planning Board and the Select Board at their joint meeting. virtual meeting on March 7 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the planning department at [email protected] or call 508-896-3701 x1133.
Due to Brewster’s population increase in the 2020 Federal Census, the boundaries of the city wall are changing. These changes have caused a delay in the processing and mailing of the 2022 annual city census. It’s in the mail now. Please complete the census and return it as soon as possible. Return it by post or drop it off at the town hall office. Additionally, late dog license fees will be waived until February 28. For more information, please call the Clerk’s Office at 508-896-4506.
Patricia Hughes, former board member, received the Susan Snow-Cotter Award in recognition of her leadership in coastal management from the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, a Canada-US partnership that collaborates on issues related to to the watersheds of the Gulf.
Hughes is a former Director of Marine Policy at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown. The award recognizes a coastal management professional who demonstrates exceptional leadership and mentorship. The board recognized his passion and insight into improving water quality, coastal resilience, solving complex coastal management issues, and his mentorship of students and young professionals.
Hughes said her father, the late John Hughes, longtime director of the Massachusetts Lobster Hatchery and Research Center, inspired her throughout her career. Hughes represented Massachusetts on the Gulf of Maine Task Force from 1989 to 1992.
Brewster Democrats reunite
Brewster Democrats will hold their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 12. The agenda includes guest speaker Rob Galibois, Democratic candidate for Cape Town and Islands District Attorney as well as a preview of next month’s caucus.
This meeting is virtual. For more information and to receive a link to the meeting, contact Katie Jacobus at [email protected]
Brewster Kindergarten Enrollment
Stony Brook is now open to register all new kindergarten students for the class of 2035. Please register your child online by March 31. Children are eligible to enter kindergarten if they are 5 years old by August 31, 2022 and are a Brewster resident. Go to www.nausetschools.org to register. Under the Admissions tab, click Kindergarten Registration. If you have any questions, please contact Laureen Barnes at [email protected] or call Stony Brook Elementary at 508-896-4545.
Trustee of the BCT
The Brewster Conservation Trust has welcomed Seamus Woods as its new trustee. Woods grew up in Brewster and went to Nauset Schools. With his engineering degrees, construction experience, and knowledge of the terrain and trails around Cape Cod, he will be an asset to BCT and to conservation throughout the city.
Virtual tour of the museum
Take a virtual tour of the Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center on Cape Cod at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 19, courtesy of the Brewster Ladies Library and led by co-founder Barbara Burgo. She will share images of objects from the museum and the center, and discuss the history and cultural significance of the objects. To register and receive a Zoom link, email [email protected]