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2014 Norwood TONY Award Recipient: Lindsey Sheehan

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.

And the winner is ...

The 2014 Anne T. Lydon Volunteer of the Year award was presented to John Howard on Norwood Day, September 13, for his many contributions to the Town of Norwood. The award was presented by Superintendent of Recreation Gerry Miller who said Mr. Howard was the driving force for getting the Senior Center moved from the recreation building to its current location. This award is given annually at Norwood Day, generally to “someone who does a great job behind the scenes,” Miller said.

Norwood Bank Charitable Foundation Donates $4,000 to Norwood Meals on Wheels

Norwood Bank Vice President Nancy Folan presented a $4,000 donation on behalf of the Norwood Bank Charitable Foundation to Lisa Drummey, Program Director of Norwood Meals on Wheels, Inc. A volunteer appreciation luncheon was held at the Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the program’s volunteers in recognition of their time and service.

Norwood Field Hockey

After finishing 11-2-3 and advancing into the Division 1 South Tournament where they eventually saw their season come to an end against Duxbury in the quarter finals, first year Coach Allison Doliner feels blessed as the Norwood field hockey coach.

“I can’t really complain, taking over a program that was already successful,” the now second year coach said. “I’m kind of spoiled, well let’s not say spoiled, as the girls worked extremely hard and dedicated themselves to the sport. They were a coach’s dream.”

Food Pantry Seeks Extra Storage Space

Are you an individual or business with room to spare in a warehouse, barn, garage, shed, or other storage space? If so, the Norwood Food Pantry would like to talk to you.
The pantry is currently seeking a place to store about 150 banana boxes – plus up to 250 additional boxes at a later date. (These boxes are essential during major collections such as holiday food drives and the Spring Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, but are not needed on a day-to-day basis.) The space needs to be accessible to the pantry year round so the boxes can be removed or returned, as necessary.

Norwood Evening Garden Club Elects Officers

The Norwood Evening Garden Club recently announced the installation of a new slate of officers for a two-year term. Tracy Firth of Walpole was elected President, Nancy Costa of Norwood was elected Vice President, Lorraine Devine of Randolph was elected Secretary, and Susan Cosman of Walpole was elected Treasurer.
Firth has selected her Board and says she is confident that with such a strong support team, the club will continue to be an asset to the communities it serves.

Local History to Hit the Big Screen Premiere of “Norwood Arena … The Movie” will premiere this fall.

A documentary about the Norwood Arena Speedway is in production, thanks to two local residents.

The feature-length film, touted as the untold story of the Norwood Arena Speedway has become a labor of love for Jerry Kelleher and Brendan King. It came about after Kelleher was looking for some subjects for short documentaries for Norwood Cable and it quickly grew into something so much more.

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.”