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Oldtown Church Pet Vaccination Clinic

The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough (Oldtown Church) will hold a pet vaccination clinic for dogs and cats from 11 a.m. -noon on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 675 Old Post Road. Please call/text 508-212-4774 or email for information, fees and to make an appointment for vaccinations, heartworm tests, or deworming. Vaccinations and tests are individually priced, without additional clinic or other fees. Rhode Island residents and Walk-ins are welcome.

All cats must be in carriers and dogs must be on leashes.  Services are provided by Dr. Peter Granville DVM. The entrance for the vaccination clinic is in back of the church, to the rear of the parking lot, just follow the signs.

School supply collection by Village Lions 

The South Attleboro Village Lions are collecting school supplies for the Attleboro Middle Schools. Drop of boxes are at the following locations:

  • St. Theresa’s Church 18 Baltic St., South Attleboro
  • Gold Mark Credit Union 155 Pleasant St., Attleboro
  • Attleboro Public Library 74 No Main St.
  • Attleboro City Hall 77 Park St.

Needed supplies:

  • Fluorescent Markers
  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens (Blue & Red)
  • Glue sticks (Elmers)
  • Tissues
  • Colored pencils
  • Pink erasers
  • Washable markers (Crayola)
  • Art Sketch book
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Dry erase markers
  • Divider tabs (pk of 5),
  • 2” ring binder,
  • One-subject spiral notebooks (wide ruled)
  • Index cards 
  • Plastic rulers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • 5” blunt scissors
  • Two-hole pencil sharpener
  • Mesh pencil pouch
  • Filler paper (college ruled )
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Backpacks

Members will gladly pick up or answer any questions. Call Lion Debby 508-889-2185 or Lion Pat R 774-219-4399 for more information. 

Community Gardens’ Susan O’Donnell Children’s Fund

The North Attleborough Community Gardens has established the Susan O’Donnell Children’s Fund to honor the memory of a founding member, Susan O’Donnell, who recently passed away. Susan operated downtown’s Alternative Market, which is a family-owned natural whole foods grocer. 

The mission and focus of this fund will be to help supply fresh produce this summer to the Community School’s Summer Eats School Lunch program. This free program for children and teens 18 years and younger operates Monday through Friday and provides a nutritious lunch throughout the summer. This fund will also help to support the Community Comets Food Pantry which is located at the Community School and provides children in need with food for their family. 

If anyone would like to donate, checks can be made out to NA Community Gardens. On the memo line, write: Susan O’Donnell Children’s Fund. Checks can be mailed to NA Community Gardens, 144 Anawan Road, North Attleboro, MA 02760. Visit the garden web site at of follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Lobster Luncheon returns to Grace Church

Grace Episcopal Church, located at 104 North Washington St., announces the return of its monthly lobster luncheon. It will be held the fourth Friday every month this summer. Meals include lobster, chicken salad, and sandwich rolls.
The cost is: chicken salad – $7 or lobster – $13. This includes chips and a homemade dessert. Order on Tuesday, pick up on Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Contact Joan at 508-695-9346 or e-mail for more information. 

Free Dental Clinic for Seniors

The Elder Dental Program is a free, nonprofit, community-based program serving 23 Southern Massachusetts communities from the Neponset Valley to Greater Attleboro. The Elder Dental Program’s mission is to connect low-income seniors (age 60+) with local dentists who volunteer to participate by providing discounted dental care in their offices to elders who have been pre-screened to confirm financial need. 

On Saturday, Oct. 5, a free clinic will be held from 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Community VNA, 10 Emory St., Attleboro. Dental professionals will diagnose problems, check for oral cancer, provide denture cleanings, and offer signups for low-cost dental programs. 

To schedule a free appointment, call 774-203-1326 or visit

Sturdy Memorial Hospital offering prenatal exercise to expectant mothers

The Wellness Exercise Program at Sturdy Memorial Hospital is now offering prenatal exercise to expectant mothers. Exercise during pregnancy can help ease some of the common discomforts women experience.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), exercising while pregnant can help reduce backaches, may decrease risk of gestational diabetes, and promotes healthy weight gain during pregnancy. In addition, exercising while pregnant can help to improve endurance and strength, preparing for labor and delivery.

Sturdy’s Prenatal Exercise Program is a 16- session program that includes resistance and aerobic training, pelvic floor strengthening exercises, as well as education about prenatal health and wellness. Grants are available to those who qualify.

Exercise physiologists are medically trained and will monitor participants during workouts to help them stay healthy and active. For more information or to register, please call 508-236-7390.

Plots available at Community Gardens  

Interested in gardening, but don’t have a yard or sunny location to grow one? Join us to plant a garden for the summer at the Codding Farm on High Street. Be a part of the North Attleborough Community Gardens by renting a raised bed to grow  vegetables, fruit, and flowers. The organization also has garden beds dedicated to growing produce to donate to food organizations for families in need in North Attleborough.

The Community Gardens have been in place since 2013 on the beautiful property on High Street, which is located less than a mile from the downtown center. They are a non-profit organization where members can connect with the earth, meet and learn from each other while growing and harvesting sustainable and local food. There are currently 30 raised garden beds with 12 available to rent for the season, which runs through the end of October. The cost of renting one bed is $60. 

To rent a bed, please visit to complete an application. Volunteers are needed to help with the gardens that will be used for produce donation. The club will take donations of any garden tools or extra vegetable plants. Contact for more information. 

Pay for dog licenses online 

Payments for Town Clerk services, including dog licenses, can be done online. Visit the Town Clerk’s page on or call the office at 508-699-0142.

Mass Council on Aging Walk

The North Attleboro Senior Center is participating in the Mass Council on Aging Walk Massachusetts Challenge which runs until Sept. 30. Five teams of four seniors from the JabberWalkers (Senior Center Walking Group) have signed up for the “Round the Border” challenge which is the equivalent of the Massachusetts border (515 miles).  

The “Round the Border” challenge is about a mile a day, five days a week per person. Each person in the team has to complete their personal goal to be entered to win a $50 Visa Gift card and for each team that completes the challenge, the North Attleboro Council on Aging/Senior Center gets entered for $250 to put toward fitness programming.  

For more information on this Walk Massachusetts Challenge, call Pam at the Senior Center at 508-699-0131.

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