Much like our beloved Boston Red Sox who won the 2013 World Series, it was a season that was not supposed to be. While the Norwood field hockey team didn’t go to the extremes that the local baseball team did, they did have themselves a year in which to remember.
The Registry of Deeds will be sponsoring its Seventh Annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive, through Friday, December 18.
“The Registry of Deeds is always honored to partner with a longstanding charity like the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive,” said Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell. “The Toys for Tots program dates back all the way to 1947 and has helped children all over the country and to be even a small part of that history, even on a local level is very special to us here at the Registry of Deeds.”
The holidays are on their way, bringing with them much fanfare and festivity, and of course, flashy sales at big box stores and major outlets. When embarking on your holiday shopping quests this year, consider a convenient and supportive alternative to those flashy holiday sales: try sticking to Norwood and patronizing the town’s plethora of local shops and businesses. Norwood's local stores have unique goods and services and items that consumers won’t find on the shelves of big box stores. And shopping locally benefits both the town and the shopper.
Give the gift of original art. Local artists from the Norwood Art Association (NAA) are offering their creative works, Saturday, November 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Custom Art Framing Gallery, 45 Central St., Norwood.
These perfectly-sized, original treasures would make great stocking stuffers and grab gifts! The artwork on sale will be no larger than 8 x 10 inches and includes all mediums, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and photography. Each piece will be offered at moderate prices and suitable for holiday gift giving.
The Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood is in need of donations in several important categories, and is asking the community for help.
Supplies are critically low for the following items - tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, canned pasta, baked beans and pasta sauce.
Before local residents sit down to a day (and really a weekend) of feasting, they lace up their sneakers to prepare for that surplus of calories in Norwood's own Thanksgiving tradition. That's right, the 27th Annual Turkey Trot is just around the corner. This year, the popular athletic event will be held on Sunday, November 24, 11 a.m., beginning and ending at Norwood High School, 245 Nichols St. Pre-registration (before November 22) is $25 and $30 between November 22 through and including the day of the trot.
Norwood's flag flew at half mast and mourning bunting was displayed at the public safety building last month to pay tribute to retired firefighter Faye McDonough who passed away on September 28, 2013. Fifty-five year old McDonough retired from the Norwood Fire Department in 2011 not only as an honorable local public servant and generous contributor, but also as an admired Massachusetts figure. McDonough made state history as the first woman firefighter in Massachusetts appointed by Civil Service in October, 1982.
For the past two years, Norwood had made a habit out of losing in overtime in the Division 2 South Boys Soccer Tournament. This fall, the Mustangs are hoping to avoid that pattern and move forward. Two years ago, Norwood fell to Norwell in overtime 1-0 after defeating Blue Hills in the first round. Last year, they went to double overtime before falling to Canton 2-1. New coach Jason Andrews is hoping Norwood can turn the corner this fall.
For the past seven years, Four Points by Sheraton Norwood has been hosting a Halloween costume drive for the Boston Children's Hospital and giving young, ailing children a chance to celebrate a holiday most people take for granted. Once again, Four Points is reaching out into the Norwood community for their support and generous costume donations for this worthy cause.
October may be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but for Rhonda Julian, a designated timeframe is not necessary for her to focus her attention on spreading knowledge about the disease.
Julian, who graduated from Norwood High School in 2001, was diagnosed this April with Stage II Invasive Ductal Carcimona breast cancer. Since this time, she has discovered many people have begun following her journey, and has made it a point to use this to her advantage in shining light on what most would see as a dark period in their life.
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