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- Oakham update
- Covid 4-1-22
Massachusetts Covid Positivity under 2% as of 4-1-22
Trends bode well for the Greater Gardner area as shown by the map at left. The City of Gardner is identified by the red G.
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- Time for Golf
Enjoy a round of Golf in the Greater Gardner Area!
Spring Brings Greater Gardner MA Golfers to the Greens
There are more than 8 golf courses in the immediate area: Gardner Municipal Golf Course, 152 Eaton Street, Gardner Website: Rates: Facebook – Templewood Golf Course, 160 Brooks Rd., Templeton, MA Website: Rates: Facebook: – Westminster Golf & Country Club, 51 Ellis Rd., Westminster MA Website: Rates: Facebook: – The Woods of Westminster, Woods of Westminster Course, 23 Rock Maple Lane., Westminster MA Website: Rates: Facebook: – Ellinwood Country Club, 1928 Pleasant St., Athol MA Website: Rates: Facebook: – Camp Coldbrook RV Resort, Camp Coldbrook Course, 864 Old Coldbrook Rd., Barre MA Website: Facebook: – Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club, Quail Hollow Course, 1822 Old Turnpike Rd., Oakham MA Website: Rates: Facebook: – Bedrock Golf Club, Bed Rock Course, 87 Barre Paxton Rd., Rutland MA Website: Rates: Facebook:
- School Closings
- Saturday Blizzard
Is Greater Gardner MA in for a Saturday Blizzard?
We’re ready at the Greater Gardner Weather Center. CLICK HERE We have several forecast services plus Interactive Maps which show you the various forecast models.
PARKING BANS: Many communities will have parking bans in various areas. Times will vary, but the intent is the same, KEEP CARS OFF THE ROAD so plows can clear the snow.
- Oakham Library
Oakham MA Library Dial-A-Story
The Town of Oakham MA has Dial-A-Story at the Fobes Memorial Library. You can call in anytime to listen to one of your librarians reading a story. For more information on the library and its programs, CLICK HERE.
- Test Reimbursement
UPDATE: Free Covid-19 Test Kits and Reimbursement for Greater Gardner MA
The Federal Government has a website in effect NOW from which Americans can order free COVID-19 tests. This began on January 19th. For the site CLICK HERE. These kits are absolutely free (limited to 4 tests per address) and don’t require any payment upfront.
In addition, private insurers must cover the cost of up to eight at-home Covid-19 tests per month. (This started January 15, 2022.) Consumers pay for the tests up front and get reimbursed by insurance. Previous purchases don’t count and tests must be on approved government list: Rapid Antigen —- Molecular (PCR).
The Biden Administration has also announced that FREE masks will soon be available through your local pharmacy. Ask your pharmacy for details.
Additional suggestion: With many venues requiring proof of vaccination, we suggest the purchase of an inexpensive all-in-one printer (less than $70 from any major retailer) so you can scan your vax card. Back up any documents and keep a file on your phone. Now an even easier suggestion: Get a digital Vax Card through the State of Massachusetts. To visit the portal, CLICK HERE.
- Covid Cases
Covid reaching every age group in Greater Gardner MA
Gardner Magazine has charted the State data in graphic form (just click on either image at left for large view) to illustrate the wide-ranging impact of Covid 19 among all age groups. Here’s the problem: Covid continues to spread because of unvaccinated people AND because vaccines are not 100% effective. While most younger people do survive, the average age of death is still 75. Conclusion: Getting the vaccine could save the life of your older relative, friend, or neighbor. Think about it.
- Cold Weather
Avoid Fire and Carbon Monoxide Hazards during Greater Gardner MA Cold Snap
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms are effective defense strategies. Space Heaters, Fireplaces, and woodstoves need to be used safely. We have the complete article. CLICK HERE
- Dog Licensing
UPDATE January 7, 2022 from City of Gardner: ” Dog Licenses Are Not Currently Available Due To Production Delay. Please be advised that 2022 dog licenses are not available at this time due to a production delay with our tag manufacturer. If you have mailed in your license request, your check will not be cashed until we receive the new tags, which could be as late as some time in February. We will periodically update the website or you can feel free to contact the City Clerk’s office at 978-630-4058. The time frame for late fees will be adjusted accordingly.”
Greater Gardner MA Dog Licensing 2022
Dog licensing in the Greater Gardner MA area needs to be done every year. In Gardner MA, Fees are: Males/Females not fixed – $15, and neutered/spayed $11 Due dates, fees, and late penalties vary by community. All communities require proof of rabies. Wearing a dog license tag protects your dog, as your pet can be traced back to you in the event your dog gets loose. Here are the dates and dog licensing web links by community:
Ashburnham – by 5/31/22, — Ashby – by 1/1/22, — Athol – by 2/28/22, — Barre – by 3/31/22, — Gardner by 3/31/22, — Hardwick- by 4/1/22, — Hubbardston – by 5/1/22, — New Salem -date not listed , —Oakham – 4/1 to 3/31, late after 6/1, — Orange – by 3/31/22, — Petersham – by 1/1/22 (website as of 12/31/21 only listed 2020 info), — Phillipston – by 3/31/22, —Princeton by 4/28/22 (last business day in April), — Royalston – date not listed, — Rutland by 3/31/22, — Templeton by 3/31/22, — Warwick by 6/1/22 a new town website is in progress Old town website Fees were at this link, — Westminster by 4/15/22, — Winchendon by 3/31/22
Around the Oakham MA Community
Oakham is a town in Worcester County Massachusetts with a population of about 2000 people. It was officially incorporated in 1762
Quabbin Regional School District: (978) 355-4668
Quabbin Regional High School: (978) 355-4651
Quabbin Regional Middle School: (978) 355-5042
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