Montague Notebook: Oct. 1, 2020

  • David Detmold, left, and Mark Stevens split piles of logs in 2018 for the Montague Community Wood Bank. Organizers are now looking for volunteers to help split and stack cords of wood. Staff File Photo/Dan Little

  • The Erving Public Library is collecting crochet hooks for crochet kits that can be borrowed. Staff File Photo/PAUL FRANZ

Published: 9/30/2020 2:28:25 PM
Wood bank seeks volunteers

MONTAGUE — Volunteers are needed at the Montague Community Wood Bank to help split and stack cords of wood before the weather gets colder.

The need for volunteers is greater this year, as the pandemic has pushed the bank’s work behind schedule, according to a press release from organizer Sean Mahoney. Because work couldn’t be done this spring and summer, more work has to be done in the fall.

To volunteer, contact Mahoney at mahoneyspa@gmail.com or 413-800-3525.

Gill student earns scholarship

GILL — Resident Jacqueline Morrissey, daughter of U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Patrick Morrissey, had been awarded a scholarship from the Coast Guard Foundation, an organization that supports Coast Guard members and their families.

According to a Coast Guard Foundation press release, Jacqueline Morrissey is attending Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

“We are honored to provide support to Coast Guard youth who are pursuing their higher education goals,” Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation, said in the release. “Our support is only possible because of generous investments from individuals, families and foundations all across the country. When Coast Guard kids receive a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship, they incur less debt, and deepen their engagement with their communities by volunteering, working and interning in their chosen fields of study.”

The Coast Guard Foundation awarded 167 scholarships in 2020, totaling $503,000.

Library seeks crochet hooks

ERVING — The Erving Public Library is collecting crochet hooks for crochet kits that can be borrowed.

To donate hooks, leave them in the library’s book drop. Medium-size hooks are preferred (5 to 7 millimeters), according to a post on the library’s Facebook page.




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