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.
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 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.
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.”
The Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation invites everyone to Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 20, 7–11p.m., Olde Colonial Café, Norwood. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers, music from an authentic German Band and lots of fun. You can purchase tickets by calling 781.762.3549.
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.
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.
The town of Norwood has a bright, and national shining star in its midst. Sarah Gardner. Earlier this month Gardner was awarded with “2014 CD of the Year” by Creative Child Magazine for her CD “Jazz Pour Les Bebes,” but her musical accomplishments and experience date back to her childhood.
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.
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.”
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