Friday, February 1, 2013
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Join the fun today at the Elks Lodge for Cheryl's "Angel For Hope" Carnival. Enjoy a fun filled afternoon playing over 20 carnival games. There will be an abundance of prizes, popcorn, and cotton candy. All proceeds to benefit Norwood Circle Of Hope Foundation. 2. The Norwood High School Winter Guard Show will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. There will be 16 different groups performing. Cost of admission for adults is $8, for student and seniors $5. 3. Join the first ever "Reverse Scavenger Hunt In …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Add your own photos from Saturday night to our gallery and tell us about your Luminary Night experience.
Saturday night the Norwood Town Common was lit up for the Circle of Hope's annual Luminary Night. The Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to Norwood residents who are in need due to a catastrophic medical occurrence. The foundation board members represent the entire community with individuals from the police and fire departments, town government, the school system, medical, social services and the business community. Did you attend Saturday night's fundraiser? Did you buy a luminary for a loved one? Tell us in the comments, or upload your photos to our gallery!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
There's no better time to give back to your community than the holiday season.
Volunteering in Norwood is a great way to give back to others and spread holiday cheer and warmth in your community. Donating your time or giving a special holiday gift to a family or child in need can make a big impact. There are lots of ways to help make the holidays truly special for those who are less fortunate. You can pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, adopt a family through The Salvation Army or donate to Toys for Tots. Here are a few places that are in need of holiday volunteers or donations in Norwood: Norwood Ecumenical Food Pantry Circle of Hope Norwood Salvation Army Norwood Seasons Hospice Know of another place in Norwood to donate time or goods during this holiday season? Tell us in the comments!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. The Morrill Library will be closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day, as well as the Norwood Public schools. Several local businesses offered deals for veterans in honor of the holiday, some of which extend to today as well. Click here for details. 2. Join runners and walkers from the community at Charles River Running for 45 minutes of gentle stretching and breathing at 6:30 p.m. Yoga is lead by instructor Jen Prohaska of The Doorway to Wellness and cost is $6. 3. Luminaries are now available for purchase for the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Briefs from the Board of Selectmen meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Norwood Police Working to Stop Trespassing on Train Tracks, Recover Stolen Grave Markers Chief William G. Brooks, III, of the Norwood Police Department submitted his monthly report to the Board of Selectmen at their meeting Tuesday night. Brooks said the department saw a couple of milestones in October, including the 1,000th person on the department's Facebook page, the 20,000th visit to their website, and 400th follower on Twitter. He said these milestones are important because it indicates that the community is checking in. In the middle of the month, Norwood Police participated in the Franklin Line Safety blitz, the chief said, working with Transit Police and other police departments along the train line to monitor trespassing on the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Ernie Boch Jr. presented $30,000 to the Board of Selectmen last week to be used for Norwood organizations.
At the Board of Selectmen meeting on May 15, Ernie Boch Jr., CEO, president, and spokesman of Boch Enterprises, presented the Board with a $30,000 donation to the Andrew and Ernest Boch Memorial Fund. The funding - donated by Boch annually for the last 15 years - is made available by application process to Norwood organizations without an adequate source of funding. "I am very happy with everything you've done with the money..." Boch said to the Board on Tuesday. The application is available on the town website, and must be returned by June 7 to the Selectmen. Awards will be announced on June 26. Past beneficiaries include the Circle of Hope and Norwood Food Pantry.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The board heard from the project managers on the town hall repairs proposed for later this year.
Town Hall Repairs On Tuesday night the town Selectmen heard an update from Dale Gienapp, of Dale Gienapp Design, and Tim Bonfatti, Owner's Project Manager, on the repairs due to the Town Hall building. Gienapp said that although the contractor's warranty is only a year, the work, which won't be started until later this year, should be good for quite a long time. The previous repairs made bought several extra years on the building, he said, but through the natural aging process of the building new repairs are necessary. Town Manager John Carroll said the town budget is currently carrying $1.8 million for this project, a number that will be refined in the coming months, but is unlikely to be lowered. Outdoor Tables Approved for Fresh-Froyo A…
Monday, March 26, 2012
This year's Dancing with the Norwood Stars drew over 500 guests in support of the Circle of Hope.
Despite having little to no dancing experience, six Norwood residents decided to put their nerves aside and step into the spotlight at the 2012 Dancing with the Norwood Stars on Friday night. It took 10 weeks of difficult practice for the dancers to prepare for the night. Still, they all knew that by stepping on the stage they were going to help benefit one of the town’s most beloved causes. About 500 Norwood residents packed the Four Points by Sheraton on Route 1 to watch the dance competition and hundreds more watched live from three local bars. But to all in attendance the night was more than just dancing, it was about the Circle of Hope. The Circle of Hope’s founder Lee Kennedy started the foundation as a promise to her daughter …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Even during difficult economic times, the Norwood community rallied and pulled together to support and raise money for the 2012 Dancing with the Norwood Stars.
We have all secretly dreamed of that one moment, a chance to shine in the spotlight, exceeding all personal expectations while maybe even conquering a fear or two. What would you do if the opportunity presented itself? Would you run away? I probably would. In the dream we have the courage to take center stage or stand before a crowd, but this is real and you have moments to say yes or no. The catch is that your two minutes of fame will require countless hours learning something new, or if not entirely new, something many of us reserve for a group setting sans audience. I can write a letter or paint a picture, but if asked to dance… I would not be able to. Rhythm is not in my blood, and while my son dances a smooth confidence and moves that…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
On the first day of Christmas, my Norwood gave to me...
As the clock ticks on and Christmas nears, while Santa and his elves are busy preparing for the big night and children eagerly await his arrival, I decided to put my own spin on a Christmas classic. This little ditty is dedicated to a few of the things I am grateful for this season, and some, well... I could have done without. But oh well, Merry Christmas to all and to all... I'm sorry for getting the song stuck in your head. On the first day of Christmas, my Norwood gave to me, a Common full of luminaries. On the second day of Christmas, my Norwood gave to me, two Perks gift cards, and a Common full of luminaries. On the third day of Christmas, my Norwood gave to me, three custom shirts from Day Street, two Perk’s gift cards and a Common…