We are New Beginnings Singles Support Group, a non-profit, non-sectarian self-help support organization located in Abington, Massachusetts. The focus of our self-help group is to provide a safe, supportive place for recently single, widowed, divorced, or newly separated adults who are in need of support in dealing with the day to day issues associated with their situation.
Through small group interaction, led by a facilitator, the members learn to begin the process of building a single life and eventually re-enter the social world in a safe environment.
We are non-sectarian and self-supporting. The meetings are topic driven group discussions, usually offered by one of the members in the group, with the intent of helping the newly single person see that this is a temporary setback, not a permanent way of life. We also offer planned events that give members a safe place to go to socialize.
Our interaction as individuals during refreshment time or at planned functions helps to build new friendships and social circles. Many of us have lived through similar situations and are proof that a new, happy life is possible.
If you or someone you know would benefit from our meetings and hospitality please come to a meeting on Monday evening or give us a call at 781-499-2659 or Email us at email@example.com for further information.
APRIL - From the latin word aperio, “to open” because plants begin to grow this month.
April showers bring May flowers. You are likely anxious to get in the garden and start planting. Using these planting tips will help extend your gardening season.
DESIGNING YOUR GARDEN TO REDUCE FROST
Your garden will warm up more during the day if it slopes toward the sun. Residual heat in plants and soil may determine whether your garden sustains frost damage during the night. Cool air, which is dense and heavy, will flow away from plants growing on a slope. A garden on a south facing slope offers two advantages: more exposure to sun, and better drainage in cold air. Trees surrounding your garden act like a blanket and reduce the amount of heat radiating from the soil, perhaps keeping the temperature high enough to protect your plants from early fall frosts. Moisture is also a player in determining whether frost will nip at your tomatoes. When moisture in air condenses on plants and soil, heat is produced, sometimes raising the temperature enough to save the plants. On the other hand, if the air is dry, moisture in the soil will evaporate, removing some heat. Good soil, full of organic matter, retains moisture. Reducing the rate of evaporation. Mulch also helps prevent evaporation.
Plants themselves can modify cooling. Dark ones with a maroon or bronze cast absorb more heat during the day. And those that have been planted close together create a canopy that entraps heat from the soil. More important, a plant’s cold-hardiness determines its ability to withstand colder temperatures.
Arlene Volpe and Joe McCann Co-Presidents
Please bring an item for the Abington Food Pantry on the first Monday of each month.