Monday, December 5, 2011
The annual Circle of Hope Luminary Night lit up the Town Common Saturday.
Approximately 1,200 luminaries lit in remembrance of loved ones lined the walkways of the Common and the surrounding sidewalks Saturday evening for the Circle of Hope’s 11th Annual Luminary Night. The event was the most successful to date, something that the COH members credit to the town's commitment to helping each other. “This town always comes through, whether it’s helping the Circle of Hope or helping a neighbor - tonight is just a clear indication," Circle of Hope President Timothy McDonough said. "We sold the most luminary bags we ever have, the weather’s perfect for operating, I think a lot of blessings were answered tonight and it is really what the season is all about.” “You look around, see the faces of the people looking at …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The luminary night on the town common will be held on Dec. 3 this year.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation invites you to help light up the Circle of Hope by purchasing a luminary to be lit on Saturday evening, Dec. 3, on the Town Common. Continuing a Norwood tradition begun 11 years ago, the members of the Circle of Hope Foundation call the luminaries are a symbol of Life, Hope, the Season, and Remembrance of others. Luminaries can be purchased for $5 each from any Foundation board member, by calling 781-762-3549, or by mailing your check and messages to The Circle of Hope Foundation, 24 Myrtle Street, Norwood MA 02062. The purchaser can designate a short message of life, hope, the season or remembrance to be written on their luminary. The candles will be lit beginning at 5 p.m. and the Foundation members …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Day of Hope Carnival and all it stands for.
I was pleasantly surprised last week when I was roused from my sleep Friday morning by the welcoming chime of my doorbell rather than the irritating hum of an alarm clock. Friday was a day I couldn't wait for yet simultaneously dreaded. I was going to celebrate life, hope and youth at the Day of Hope Carnival, energy I would need to carry me through the rest of the day. Later that evening I was to meet family at Concannon's for a benefit for my cousin, an amazing drummer who embodies life and happens to be battling liver cancer - nothing he can't handle. We were told to put on our dancing shoes and show up ready to celebrate. I didn't think twice. I also know too well that life can change in a minute and Friday morning I woke (pulling my …
Monday, August 1, 2011
The 7th annual Day of Hope Carnival continues to capture the essence of Michelle Kennedy's life and legacy — laughter, music, giving and hope.
A potential for rain did not dampen the spirits of those who took part in the 7th annual Day of Hope Carnival at Hawes Pool to benefit the Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation on Friday. The smiles of children throughout the day — many of whom were directly impacted by the generosity of the Circle of Hope — served as a subtle reminder that although life might not always be perfect, or fair, there is always hope and room for a little fun. The Circle of Hope was founded in 1998 in memory of Norwood resident Lee Kennedy’s daughter, Michelle, after she lost a battle with leukemia. People rallied behind the family during Michelle’s illness, and it was Michelle’s wish to quietly give back to the town that so graciously helped her and her mother. …