REPORT OF THE ABINGTON HISTORICAL COMMISSION

To The Inhabitants of the Town of Abington:

It was a quiet year for the Abington Historical Commission. The severe
winter months forced many monthly meetings to be cancelled. However
when the weather was in our favor, the Commission devoted many hours
in research and documentation of a Demolition Delay By-Law for the
Town of Abington. The proposed draft was submitted to the By-Law
Committee, the Town Manager and the Selectmen for review and
discussion in preparation for the 2006 annual Town meeting.

In May, the Commission hosted an arts fest featuring local businesses,
crafts, and artisans. The fest was held in the Copeland Room located at
the Public library. Several local residents displayed their collections of
postcards and painted story boards. Michele Stenson, owner of the
American Folk Art and Craft Supply Shoppe, displayed a bounty of
beautifully handmade braided rugs. On display were "Abington" themed
pottery items from the Busy Beaver. Andy Spader, a local artisan of
Austrian crystal jewelry demonstrated his craft. He is proprietor of an
online jewelry business, "Swinging Samba PookerRmgs".

We welcomed...
www.abingtonhistory.org . This website contains useful
information about Abington and the Commission. Construction of the site
is still ongoing. Please feel free to visit our newly formed website where
your comments or inquiries are always welcomed.

The Commission continues to work on the several projects that are
underway and looks forward to meeting the new challenges in the
upcoming year.

                                      Respectfully submitted,
Robyn B Fernald, Chairman
Phyllis Swett, Secretary
Sharon Orcutt Peters
Patrick Brangan
Walter G. Pulsifer, III
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