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Water Customers - Hydrant Flushing
The DPW - Water Division will be flushing water mains and hydrants for approximately five (5) weeks as part of an ongoing preventative maintenance program to improve water quality. Flushing will occur starting Sunday, May 1, 2016 through Thursday, May 5, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The areas affected during the week will be Dedham Street and side streets, Madison and side streets, Washington Street, Park Street and side streets and Shears Street and side streets.
Customers are advised that a drop in pressure and some discoloration of the water may occur while the flushing is in progress. If this occurs, you should wait until we are out of the area and then run your water for several minutes and it should clear up.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Any questions should be directed to the Water Division at (508) 384-5477.
Household Hazardous Waste and Donation Event
Wrentham will be holding its Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9 am to 1 pm at the DPW on Taunton Street. Along with the HHWD Event will be a Donation Event for Re-Usable Items. Collections will be for the Salvation Army, Nike, Bikes Not Bombs and 4 Paws Animal Shelter.
The Rabies Clinic has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the DPW Garage, 360 Taunton Street. All dogs must be on leases and all cats must be in carriers. Cost of vaccination $15.00.
Artists Invited to Participate in "Arts on the Common"
June 4th WCC event on Wrentham Common celebrates the arts
The Wrentham Cultural Council invites local artists to participate in "Arts on the Common," a celebration of the arts to be held Saturday June 4th on the Wrentham Common from 10AM – 4PM. Artists interested in participating may submit their work through May 22nd for consideration. Early application is strongly encouraged, as the number of artists represented will be limited.
"Arts on the Common" is the premier annual cultural event in the Town of Wrentham, featuring juried, handcrafted fine arts and crafts, performance art and interactive activities. In its third year run by the Wrentham Cultural Council, the event will be held on the historic and picturesque Wrentham Common located at the intersection of Routes 140 and 1A. "Arts on the Common" is designed to appeal to all ages, featuring art in many creative forms. Music and live entertainment is scheduled throughout the day.
The Wrentham Cultural Council is a local branch of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, responsible for reviewing and awarding grants for cultural programs in the Town. Engaging residents in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, they are committed to enhancing the vitality of the Wrentham community. "Arts on the Common" is just one way the Wrentham Cultural Council achieves this.
"Arts on the Common" is an opportunity for artists to showcase their talent among numerous Council-selected artists from the New England area. Each artist is provided with a 10' x 10' exhibit space. The registration fee, if received before March 15th, is $50. After March 15th, the registration fee is $75. Entries may be made in the following categories: Fine Arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media, etc.); Fine Crafts (wood, metal, jewelry, glass, etc.); Fiber Arts (weaving, quilt making, embroidery, clothing). Demonstrations of the artist's process are welcome.
Annual Town Meeting
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the King Philip Regional High School.
GATRA Tri-Town Connector
The Tri-Town Connector provides expanded bus service to the towns of Norfolk, Wrentham and Foxborough and will also connect to the Franklin Area Bus (FAB) at the Big Y in Franklin. Click here to view the GATRA Schedule.
There will be several stops along the Tri-Town Connector route, including the Wrentham downtown municipal parking lot and senior center, Foxborough's Patriot Place marketplace and medical centers, and the MBTA station and Massachusetts Correctional Institution prisons in Norfolk.
The bus will operate Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and on Saturday from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Click here to view Quick Tips and Rates.
Except along Route 1, passengers may board the bus anywhere along the bus route by waving to the driver as the vehicle approaches. All GATRA transportation is equipped with accessibility for wheelchairs.
Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund
The Town has funds available to assist elderly and/or disabled Wrentham residents to defray the cost of the property taxes. Click here for more information.