By Michele Taranto
Monday Essentials is a quick snapshot of significant incidents occurring throughout Dedham in the week ahead.
For a full listing of events and happenings in town, check out Milton Patch.
Red Cross Community Blood Drive
It's not too late to give this holiday season. Donate blood and you could help save up to three lives. Fuller Village is hosting a Blood Drive, Monday, December 30, 1372 Brush Hill Rd., 10 a.m.–3 p.m. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
Milton Christmas Tree Collection
With Christmas now a sweet memory, the gifts bought, wrapped and given, the food prepared and eaten, now the big clean up. The major task at hand is the Christmas tree. The tree may come down this week, but it will need to remain on your property for a little longer. The Town of Milton will be collecting those trees for one week. Christmas trees will be picked up by curbside collection the week of January 13-17, at the regularly scheduled pick up day. All trees and wreaths must be free of ornaments, tinsel, wire, stands and plastic bags.
Callahan Tunnel Closure
The Callahan Tunnel was officially closed Friday, December 27, for several months for repairs. Check out the different detouring options on the MassDOT website.
The only scheduled town meeting this week is a Board of Selectmen Meeting, Monday, December 20, 6:30 p.m., the Cronin Conference Room.
New Years Trash Collection Delay
Due to the New Year's Day holiday, on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, there will be a one day delay in trash collection service starting Thursday, January 2. Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31, will have regular trash/recycling collections. There will be no trash collection on Wednesday, January 1 with collections resuming Thursday, January 2 with a one-day delay through Saturday, January 4.
Milton Library Movie and Holiday Schedule
The family can enjoy an afternoon at the movies on Monday, December 30, with a showing of the anime film, The Secret World of Arrietty, 2:15 p.m. All ages welcome, children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.
The library will be closed on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014 and will open Thursday, January 2, at 1 p.m.