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!
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 …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Watching the town come together in an even bigger and better way.
The people of this town never cease to amaze me, but I couldn't have realized it more than I did last week. I have heard the stories of exceptional generosity. I have donated money, spare change in canisters, purchased tickets to fundraisers I knew I could not attend. Along with the rest of the town, I stood in line years ago and donated blood when it was needed, and later with many of those same people I was tested to donate my bone marrow. I donate what I can without hesitation simply because I grew up in this town and witnessed the town’s generosity; the way people give anything they can without question or consequence when someone is in need. It is a part of who I am because since I was six years old, I watched people give selflessly …
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.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
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, November 29, 2011
What is the best part of the holiday season in Norwood?
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
We ask Norwood Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what NORWOOD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. Norwood kicked off the holiday season on Sunday with the yearly Extravaganza on the town common. Decorating has begun for the holiday house decorating contest, and this weekend the common will once again be lit up for the Circle of Hope's annual Luminary Night. So tell us, Norwood, what is your favorite thing about the holiday season in town?