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You don’t have to be a dancer to appreciate the success of the Norwood Recreation Department’s School of Dance. What many would likely be surprised to hear, however, is just how long this popular dance group has been learning, practicing and performing within and for the Norwood community. Paula Pelaggi, the program’s creator, began teaching 29 years ago with just three classes; beginner tap, beginner ballet and jazzercise. Since 1984, the curriculum has significantly grown to include instruction in hip-hop, jazz-hop, modern, pre-pointe and Irish Step.

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Nature Calls Bees – If They Die, We Die Part 2 of a 3-part series

In part 1 of this 3-part series, the ugly truth about the demise of the honeybee colonies was revealed as well as what you the reader can do regarding positive action as you move about Mother Earth. Before we dive into it, I can’t help but throw in Albert Einstein’s famous quote regarding our pollinating friends; “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left.”

NSF Awards 2013-2014 Scholarships

The costs for higher education have increased dramatically over the past decade. According to Scholarship America’s 2013 annual report, the cumulative student loan debt stood at $1 trillion in 2013, exceeding both total credit card debt and auto loan debt. While education costs rose, family incomes fell over the same period, leaving students and parents concerned about how they will be able to afford tuition, books and other education expenses. Help is available!

2014 Norwood TONY Award Recipient: Minali Venkatesh

The Norwood TONY (Ten Outstanding Norwood Youths) Awards were initiated over 40 years ago to recognize exceptional Norwood youths in grades 10-12 for their significant contributions that included their time, effort and talent with voluntary contributions to their church, community and other worthy causes. To be eligible, the students must be Norwood residents but can attend schools outside of town.


Dear Norwood Local Town Pages, On behalf of the Planning Committee for the Relay For Life of Greater Norwood, I would like to personally thank you for your help in promoting our event. Publicity is essential to the success of any Relay, and we are extremely grateful for your work to get our message out to the public. This year, our Greater Norwood event has raised over $102,000, exceeding our goal for 2011. This is an incredible feat, and has been made possible entirely through our community and each of its remarkable members.