The Michael McCaddon Memorial Fund, an effort to raise money for the family of the U.S. Army doctor who took his life while on duty at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii last week, is now up and running.
McCaddon's widow, the former Leslie Grund, returned to Rockport several months ago with the couple's three children.
Checks can be written to the Michael McCaddon Memorial Fund and sent care of Granite Savings Bank, P.O. Box 180, Rockport, MA 01966.
Calling for write-ins
The town election ballots are set, but with no one seeking an open seat, the Planning Board is inviting any prospective write-in candidates to meet and chat with board members and tour the office in the Town Hall Annex next Thursday from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
The board's regular meeting, which is open to the public, will take place after the open house Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone seeking more information may call Barbara Sparks at 978-546-9098.
The Planning Board seat will be decided in the town election on Tuesday, May 8.
The Rockport High School junior class, the Class of 2013, will hold a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser at the Fish Shack from 5 to 7 Tuesday evening.
Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door, from a member of the Class of 2013, or by emailing Scott Larsen, advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $8 each and proceeds will benefit the Class of 2013.
Remember, the town's Department of Public Works is holding its quarterly drop-off day for major appliances and automotive materials today from 8 to 11 a.m. The drop -off for CRTs (CRTs are found in items such as computer monitors and televisions), major appliances and 20-pound gas grill propane tanks is at the town garage yard off Upper Main Street. Major appliances to be accepted are refrigerators and freezers (with the doors removed), air conditioners, hot water tanks, kitchen stoves, dishwashers, washers and dryers. There is a charge of up to $10 per item.
Annalivia, a string folk band, will play a free fasmily concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Annalivia will also be visiting Rockport and Gloucester schools, so take the opportunity to see them yourself and know what the kids are talking about!
Rockport Ramblings is compiled each week by reporter Stephanie Bergman. If you have an item for Ramblings, call Bergman at 978-283-7000 x3451, or email@example.com.