Monday, August 20, 2012
The annual Foam and Mud Day at Father Mac's field closed another Norwood summer with fun for everyone.
Campers, counselors and parents showed up at Father Mac's on Friday for the annual Foam and Mud Day. Children played in the suds-filled field before rinsing off and running down the hill to the mud pit for two hours of wrestling, laughter and good "clean" fun.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The annual Foam Day continues to be a summer favorite among Norwood children.
For over 25 years the Norwood Recreation Department has been teaming up with the Norwood Fire Department to bring mounds of suds-filled fun to the children of Norwood with the annual Foam Day. Norwood Firefighter Paul Ronco noted three of Norwood's newest fire fighters, Pat Moloney, Mike Chisholm and Steve O'Malley participated in the event for the first time, filling the field behind the Coakley Middle School Friday morning.
Friday, May 4, 2012
A photo gallery of the Cleveland School Instrumental Concert.
Student musicians performed in an instrumental concert at the Cleveland elementary school. Know of another upcoming concert or event you'd like to see on Patch? Let us know!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My childhood memories of Mr. Mitch Pentowski, and the stories told by his friends, give us a picture of a man who never stopped fighting for the good of Norwood's children.
It has been almost a month since Norwood lost one of the great ones, Mitch Pentowski. I knew Mr. Pentowski from when I moved to Norwood at the age of six. One might say I shared a particular bond with the man from Vermont, the man devoted to his wife and nine children and who always had a smile on his face and a reassuring word to the children in my neighborhood, as we were both “carpetbaggers.” At six, I did not know what "carpetbagger" meant. It was not until a recent conversation with Mr. Pentowski’s longtime friends Mr. Kief and Mr. Savage that I began to understand the term - someone living in, but not born in Norwood. But being a "carpetbagger" did not stop Mr. Pentowski from standing up and becoming even more than just a part of …
Monday, April 23, 2012
For Norwood Little League it's time to "Play Ball!"
Hundreds of energized, young Norwood baseball players gathered at the Elks field early Saturday for the annual parade. The parade culminated at sunny Kelley Field followed by traditional Opening Day ceremonies, a day of baseball games, hot dogs and slushes - all kicking off another Norwood Little League season.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Nuggets Squirt B team will play for the championship Saturday morning in Canton.
Norwood Youth Hockey President Bill Naumann announced the Norwood Youth Hockey Nugget Squirt B team has advanced to the South Shore Conference Championships. Norwood’s youngest and finest will take to the ice against Braintree Blue at the South Shore Conference Championship, Saturday April 7 at 9:20 a.m. at the Canton Sportsplex. “These kids have been playing hard all season and their dedication and teamwork is really showing,” Naumann said. The Norwood Squirt B's were seeded seventh, and beat the second seeded Seahawks Blue team on March 24 with a final score of 5-1. “Michael Cahill notched a natural hat trick with Billy 'Mac' McCarthy adding a goal and Anthony Marchant rounded out the scoring. Michael Jiang had a strong performance at …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
NHS art students and the Norwood Evening Garden Club partnered in the 8th annual Art in Bloom exhibit.
With the threat of snow, grey skies and howling wind as March rolled into April, many were left wondering if the unseasonably warm temperatures of the winter were part of an early April Fool’s joke. But over the weekend the Morse House, at least, was bursting with color, art and original floral arrangements as the Norwood Evening Garden Club held the 8th annual Art in Bloom festival. The historic home was made even more beautiful by the floral displays which incorporated the work of NHS art students and members of the Norwood Evening Garden Club. Donna Lane, member of the Norwood Evening Garden club, described the process of the year’s theme: “Realism to Abstraction.” “As you can see the students' art vary in medium and meaning,” Lane said…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Images from election day in Norwood.
Have you voted? There is still time to make your voice heard. Be sure to check back later for results.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The fifth Norwood Basketball Travel Banquet was held on Sunday, March 24.
The fifth Norwood Basketball Travel Banquet was held on Sunday, March 24 at Christina’s Function Hall in Foxborough. Approximately 575 players, family and extended family enjoyed five hours of music, dinner and celebration of another successful year for the Norwood Basketball Association Travel Program. NBA President Jim Reen thanked NBA Travel Coordinator Marty Odstrchel for his work and commitment to the program, “whose work supporting Norwood Basketball is second to none.” Reen stressed how important and invaluable the support of the high school program, coaches and athletes is in order for the program reach its full potential. “Norwood Basketball has not raised our prices in seven years and in order to do this we run many fundraisers …
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…