Monday, May 13, 2013
Bay State Bike Week runs today through May 19th.
Monday, May 13
The following was provided by Mass In Motion Melrose-Wakefield: Now in its 19th year, the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC) is a week-long, free and friendly competition amongst Massachusetts businesses, educational institutions, and municipalities. Anyone who lives, works or attends school in Massachusetts is encouraged to register and take a few short (or even long) trips by bicycle during Bay State Bike Week, which runs from May 11-May 19, 2013. As a part of Bay State Bike Week (http://baystatebikeweek.org), Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield invites you to participate! Any individual is welcome to participate in the MCBC. Teams are workplace based. Participating is fun and easy...and there are prizes! Simply register for the MCBC…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
State program works with convenience stores to sell more produce and healthier foods.
Wednesday, April 3
The following was provided by Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield: Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is proud to announce its participation in the Mass in Motion Healthy Corner Store Program, an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Convenience stores tend to lack fresh, healthy, affordable food and drink options. Many people are looking for healthy options when they’re on the go. When residents can easily access healthy foods, they are more likely to choose healthy options. The Mass in Motion Healthy Corner Store Program works with local convenience store owners to make healthy food and drink options more readily available. By promoting healthy options, the local markets are helping to make healthy choices easier for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
More than 100 residents in community contest have walked a combined 6,000 miles so far.
The following was provided by Mass. in Motion - Melrose/Wakefield: The first ever Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield Route 66 community Virtual Team 2013 race is underway, thanks to a collaboration between Fivi Health Networks and Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield. 105 residents are involved in this first-ever community portal race in Massachusetts, and make up twenty-one teams of 5. Beginning February 5, teams entered into a real time virtual competition, racing against each other as they trek from Chicago to Los Angeles along the famed Route 66. All teams together have walked almost 6000 miles so far! Team members received a free pedometer to track their daily steps which are being used to calculate total team mileage on the community …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Award calls attention to the importance of clearing sidewalks and streets during winter weather conditions. Deadline is March 15th.
Thursday, January 17
The following was provied by the Town of Wakefield and Mass In Motion-Melrose/Wakefield: The Wakefield Department of Public Works, Wakefield Health Department, Wakefield Chamber of Commerce and the Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield Team would like to invite you to nominate your friends, neighbors and local businesses for a 2013 Golden Shovel Award. The Golden Shovel Awards have been introduced this year as a way to raise awareness of the need to help your neighbors clear snow from their sidewalks, especially if they are elderly or have health or mobility restrictions, and to promote safe walking routes. ”Winter storms can be trying for motorist, pedestrians, residents and snowplow operators. Our goal at the Department of Public Works is …