Unveiling of Phase I Improvements at Ski Blandford

Members of the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, and other local town officials look forward to join the new management of Ski Blandford for its 2018/2019 season Kick Off / Open House Party on November 3, 2018 beginning at 11:00am. The location of this family friendly event is 41 Nye Brook Road, Blandford, MA 01008. Members of the public are invited to participate at this event, witness the unveiling of its Phase I area improvements, and join-in on the activities scheduled for this day.

Ron Crozier, General Manager noted, “We have been hard at work, and we genuinely appreciate the continued support of the Town of Blandford, our loyal pass holders, and everyone who has shown their support throughout our efforts to revitalize the ski area. We are ready to celebrate skiing and riding’s return to Blandford!”

Blandford Selectman Eric McVey mentioned, “It is great to see a local business interest investing in the community and recreation opportunities in the Gateway Hilltowns.”

Interim Town Administrator Joshua A. Garcia noted, “Ski Blandford is a regional asset anchored in our town and their presence will support our ongoing efforts to make Blandford and the Gateway Hilltowns a destination for visitors.”

In a recent release from Ski Blandford, we can expect new snowmaking and grooming equipment to be on display for viewing and pictures, in addition to the renovated lodges. There will be BBQ lunch, and it will be a Springfield Thunderbirds themed party with music and games. Thunderbird’s Mascot Boomer will be at the BBQ giving away free hockey tickets. He will also bring a bunch of fun activities for kids including an inflatable hockey shooter and cornhole.

2018 Massachusetts Summer Library Program

Children and teens who register for a statewide Summer Library Program are eligible to win prizes from the Boston Bruins! Sign up for the program online at ReadsinMA.org, or by visiting the Porter Memorial Library. For more information about Summer Library Programs, please visit mass.gov/libraries.

PRIZES will be awarded in three age groups:
Children 5-7, Children 8-11, Children 12 and older
• 5 winners in each age group will receive a signed Brad Marchand puck
• 3 winners in each age group will receive a team-signed jersey

GRAND PRIZE winners in each age group will receive the following:
• Ages 5-7: The opportunity to high-five members of the Boston Bruins as they get ready to take the ice during a Bruins home game
• Ages 7-11: The chance to sit on the bench during pre-game warm-ups of a Bruins home game
• Ages 12 and up: A ride on the Zamboni during the intermission of a Bruins home game

Seeking Photographs

The newest edition of the Blandford Town Report is in the works and we are actively looking for a cover photo or a group of photos to use as a collage on the cover. There are several beautiful Blandford nature photos taken by our residents floating around on Facebook and we’re asking anyone who is interested in having their photos considered for the Town Report cover to please email the photos to the Town Clerk. Please include the name of who took the photo as well so they can be given credit for their photographic skill. The last day we will be accepting photo submitals is 4/13/18 and the winner will be announced on 4/16/18.
Good luck everyone!