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Billerica Arts and Cultural Council seeks proposals - Billerica Minuteman
The Billerica Arts and Cultural Council is calling for funding proposals from artists, non profit organizations, schools, and individuals. The council grants funds for a ... Online applications are available at www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.asp ...
This week's Billerica Minuteman - Billerica Minuteman
This week's Billerica Minuteman features stories about the dedication of the town's public safety memorial, preview of the Yankee Doodle Homecoming weekend festivities, an Eagle Scout's project at the high school, a motorcycle ride to help wounded ...
What Mass Save Can Do For You! - Wicked Local
For my Massachusetts readers, I imagine many of you are familiar with Mass Save and their energy efficiency initiatives like the free energy audit program for your home or office. For those of you who aren't, Mass Save is a program you want to get to know!
Billerica Senior Center offers job search training program - Billerica Minuteman
Billerica Council on Aging, in an effort to meet the needs of seniors, is offering a Wisdom Works workshop. All sessions will be held at the Billerica Senior Center, 25 Concord Road. There is a registration fee of $10. The workshop will be held 6 to 8 ...
Open Mic Night at Billerica's First Parish - Billerica Minuteman
20, at the First Parish Church in Billerica Center. Sign up 7:30 p.m., music, poetry or what ever your fancy starts at 8 p.m. For your listening and performing pleasure, refreshments available for purchase. Proceeds to benefit the First Parish Church ...
Billerica Rotary to hold 5K on Sunday - Billerica Minuteman
Billerica Rotary Club's 2nd annual Classic 5K. Sunday, Sept. 15, Yankee Doodle weekend, Marshall Middle School, 15 Floyd St., Billerica, race starts at 9:30 a.m. No gimmicks, just a good old-fashioned road race. Please visit BillericaRotary.org to ...
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Billerica Memorial High School (River Street; Billerica Village) The high school's colors are green and white, and its athletics teams, which play in the highly competitive Merrimack Valley Conference, are nicknamed the "Indians". Among the teams' rivals are the Tewksbury Redmen, Dracut Middies, and the Andover Golden Warriors, though their main rivals are the Chelmsford Lions. The rivalry between the Indians and the Lions began in 1927, and their annual Thanksgiving games have taken place since 1938.
Billerica MA derives it's name from the majority of the initial families living in the settlement were originally from the town of Billericay in Essex, England. The town was incorporated as Billerica in 1655, on the same day as nearby Chelmsford and Groton. The oldest remaining homestead in the town is the Manning Manse, built in 1696, and later the residence of William Manning, the author of "The Key of Libberty," a critique of Federalist policies. Other notable Revolutionary War era residents included Asa Pollard (1735-1775), the first soldier killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and Thomas Ditson (born 1741), who was tarred and feathered by the British in 1775 while on a visit to Boston. The song "Yankee Doodle" supposedly became a term of national pride instead of an insult due to this event. The town now celebrates "Yankee Doodle Weekend" every September.
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