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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.

Nathan Jones - Norwood tennis

He’s not your typical number one tennis player, but Norwood’s Nathan Jones will go out and give it all he has each time that he steps onto the court. Playing for the Mustangs, Jones has recorded 10 wins over his two year span as the team’s first singles player.
“He’s a reliable kid who just happens to be going up against some really tough competition in high quality tennis players,” Norwood Coach John Churchill said. “Nathan’s a legitimate tennis player himself, one of the best if not the best I’ve had here in my seven years as the Norwood coach.”

Summer Celebration!

Norwood residents could probably rattle off many advantages this great town offers, but Norwood’s 4th of July celebration is likely near the top of the list. Parade goers from many surrounding communities flock to Washington St. this time of year to enjoy this country’s birthday, and how lucky to have so many family-friendly activities right in our own backyard!

A New Chapter Begins for NHS Principal

George Usevich has been a fixture in the Norwood school system for the past 50 years, serving the last 25 as principal of Norwood High School. For all of that time, he has been the champion of our youth, focusing on the students and encouraging them to do and be the best that they can be. His retirement takes effect on July 1 and, as you might imagine, the thing he will miss most is the kids.