Wednesday, September 26, 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. Gov. Deval Patrick will take your questions live on Patch this Thursday. Head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday to join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, leave your questions as comments to this article, and we'll do our best to add them to the queue. We will publish the live chat transcript immediately and a recap first thing on Friday morning. 2. Norwood Girl Scouts will host a Girl …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Brief notes from Tuesday night's Norwood Board of Selectmen meeting.
Recreation Superintendent Talks Norwood Day Success, Upcoming Events Superintendent of the Norwood Recreation Department Gerald Miller attended Tuesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting to give a monthly report to the Board. Miller started out by noting the success of last weekend's Norwood Day festivities, including the fireworks Friday and Saturday's fair on the Town Common. "It's just a great day," Miller said. "Norwood Day has become a tradition that I never envisioned." The annual presentation of the Ann Lydon Volunteer of the Year award also happened Saturday, with Peggy Thorn this year's winner. Miller said Thorn is someone you always see helping at local events. With Norwood Day behind them, the Recreation Department is now …
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.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Check out these upcoming events and programs from the Norwood Recreation Department.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Bullyproofing - Be preventative and proactive so children can avoid being bullied and learn how to stop it. For ages 7-10, Thursday, March 15. Cost is $38 per person. BLAST - Learn basics of infant and child care, how to react to medical emergencies and run your own babysitting service. Bring a snack and a drink. For ages 11-13, Thursday, March 15, 3-6:00 p.m. Cost is $48 per person. Last Middle School Dance of the Year - The last dance for the school year will be held Friday, March 16, 7-9:40 p.m., cost is $5 per person, must bring Norwood School ID. Touch A Truck - Here is your chance to climb on, check out and act like you drive big trucks! Norwood Police, Fire, Airport and DPW vehicles will be on hand for your enjoyment. Saturday, …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Annual Foam and Mud Day marked the end of summer for Norwood families.
The Norwood Recreation Department closed out a successful 2011 summer season with the annual Foam and Mud Day held Friday morning at Father Mac's. Camp Director Sara Ryan estimated approximately 300 children were in attendance between the three camps - Father Mac's, South Camp, Junior Playground - and the public. The annual event has been a tradition for over 35 years with mud day preceding foam day, Ryan said. Ryan wanted to extend a “big thank you” to the Norwood DPW for excavating the mud pit Thursday and the Norwood Fire Department for providing the foamy fun. Youngsters from the general public and Junior Playground campers were the first to dive into the foam while Sparky, the Norwood Fire Department mascot, sprayed the crowd with …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Remember to bring your tags and listen to the lifeguard.
Pool Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Youth Swim Lessons @ Hawes and FM Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Camp Challenge @ Hawes Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Adult Swim @ FM Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Water Workout @ FM Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. - General Swim @ Hawes and FM Monday and Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Triathlon Training @ FM Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. - General Swim @ Hawes and FM Pool Rules: 1. Visitors must wear proper swim attire and have a current pool pass attached on your person at all times. One day passes can be purchased at the Civic during the week. 2. Food, drinks, and chairs are not permitted in the pool area. 3. All …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
With a little help from friends and the Civic I might just survive those, "Mommy, I'm bored" days.
It was a glorious long weekend here in Norwood. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer, and everything about this weekend screamed it. Even the air smelled “summery.” A perfect mixture of sunscreen, fresh-cut grass and steak cooking on my neighbor's grill drifted into my yard Saturday afternoon as I watched a picture perfect summer scene. Joey and his friends were laughing and playing in the yard as only third grade boys can. They were covered in summer. A mixture of grass stains and baseball caps, remnants of an earlier baseball game, along with lots of dirt and a little bit of sweat, was capped off with traces of chocolate from the warm chocolate chip cookies I brought out to the deck, the only pause in their kickball…