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Eddie ‘Buffalo’ Hickey

The hall was filled with merriment; it was a day of celebration and a fa-la-la moment. Nearly 450 Friends of St. Nick attended the 24th annual charity luncheon held December 11, at the Four Points Sheraton, to honor Eddie ‘Buffalo’ Hickey as their Person of the Year. The event also raised funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
The Friends of St. Nick was founded by Bob Dempsey, in 1992, with the dual purpose of honoring those people who have served the town of Norwood well by their efforts, while at the same time raising funds to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 

Norwood Wrestling

Two thousand and two Norwood graduate and now returning wrestling coach Billy McDermott looks to start a new tradition with the Mustang grapplers. The four-year wrestler for Norwood High School was helping out the team after graduating and was actually the head coach for the 2009-10 season before he had to step down due to an outside situation. 
Returning for a second stint, McDermott is looking to take the team back to the basics.

Norwood High School Plays Victory Song

The Norwood High School Mustangs marching band is playing up front this season. The victory squad marched to an impressive first place finish last month at the New England Scholastic Band Association championship in Lawrence.
The Mustang Marching Band & Color Guard placed first of nine Division III bands with a platinum score of 96.8. They also received the second highest score overall among all five divisions, rounding out an impressive competition season.

Stay Healthy and Lose Weight during the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to celebrate with family and friends but they are also associated with an abundance of food and a decrease in physical activity. This can cause weight gain, which can cause aches and pains. With a little bit of discipline and planning, this can be one of the healthiest holiday seasons you’ve ever had.
Holiday Food Consumption Guide 101
If you are trying to lose or maintain your weight, the holidays can be a challenging time. Here are some tips that will help you stay on track with your healthy eating lifestyle:

Norwood Artist’s Work on Display at Moose Hill Gallery

Mass. Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery in Sharon is holding its fall exhibit, Nature’s Grand Finale: Colors of Fall. The exhibit opened September 24 and will run through January 3, 2016.
“This juried show highlights the work of 19 outstanding juried artists who reveal their inspirational and artistic interpretations of the cascading colors and rich textures of fall,” Gallery Curator Jan Nareski Goba said. “Viewers are beckoned to experience the peaceful solitude or the intricate mysteries of autumn as it unfolds.”

Trot, Trot Through Norwood

Norwood offers runners many options to tour its beautiful town by foot throughout the year, but the Annual Turkey Trot is considered a favorite communal event. The Sunday before the grandest meal of the year, local residents lace up their sneakers to celebrate the holiday with the Town’s own unique pre-Thanksgiving tradition.

Norwood Football

Last fall, the Mustangs first six games all ended the same way – with a loss. In week seven, they grabbed their first win of the season and then went on to capture victories in four of their last five games. This season, the momentum carried forth and Norwood rolled off three wins against Framingham (31-13), Wayland (21-7) and Dedham (28-0) before finally falling to Walpole 34-14.
Although the Walpole defeat was by 20 points, the Rebels really didn’t supply the knockout punch until the final few minutes of the game.

Local Residents Receive Over Half a Million Dollars Through Circle of Hope

The model for the Circle of Hope Foundation was conceived long before the foundation was launched in 1998. It all began with the gratitude of a local teenager. In 1989, Norwood resident and Norwood High School junior Michelle Kennedy was diagnosed with leukemia, and word soon spread throughout town of a family who was dealing with a personal medical crisis. The Norwood community joined forces and confirmed to the Kennedy family, that if one of their own needed help, it would be a group effort.