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Honoring a Friend

Retired firefighter Faye McDonough will be remembered. Family and friends met at the Oldham School to dedicate the flagpole in memory of Ret. Norwood Firefighter Faye McDonough. Known to all as “Firefighter Faye,” the dedication was a fitting tribute to the woman who gave so much of her time to educate the children in the town she loved. Many individuals spoke at the ceremony but the common thread was of how much “Firefighter Faye” loved the kids of Norwood. A beautiful plaque and stone now mark the flagpole to remind us that “Firefighter Faye” is missed and will not be forgotten.

Library Expands Services for Mobile & Online Access

Library card-holders can now borrow dynamic content from their smartphones, tablets and PCs
In October, the Morrill Memorial Library announced public availability to a new, exciting service that will be accessible for all library card holders. The library is partnering with Hoopla Digital ( which offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audio books, all available for mobile and online access.

Norwood Golf

For the past two seasons, the Norwood golf team has had the tournament door slammed in its face and the Mustangs were sent home without the opportunity to extend its season. This season, Norwood was hoping to kick down the door and enter the Division 2 South Sectional tournament. On October 2, the Mustang golfers did just that defeating Weymouth 80-73 to finally qualify.

Senior Center Welcomes New Director

The Norwood Senior Center has a new Executive Director. Kerri McCarthy, former Outreach Coordinator for the center. McCarthy brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position not only regarding senior issue and interests but also about the inner workings of the Norwood Senior Center. She also relays that familiarity with a positive energy and enthusiasm about the work she has chosen.

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.”