As winter turns into spring, the teams are forming quickly to compete in the inaugural Ultimate Team Challenge, a team competition to raise money for the Abundant Table. The timed obstacle course will include 20 squads of ten competing in head-to-head contests. Each team is required to raise a minimum of $5,000 for the event with all proceeds going towards The Abundant Table. The fastest team of the day will be crowned the Ultimate Challengers!
Boston’s winters have gotten a little warmer thanks to two Girl Scout cadet's.
Norwood Girl Scouts Elizabeth Begg and Kathleen Keaney have teamed up to earn their Silver Award by collecting and making winter weather gear for area residents who may not have what they need to stay warm during the cold.
You know spring is in the air when the Norwood Evening Garden Club invites Norwood residents and those from surrounding communities to its yearly Art in Bloom event. Haven’t heard of it before? Art in Bloom is a free community event that displays artwork generated by Norwood and Walpole High School students coupled with interpretative floral designs done by garden club members. Art in Bloom 2016 marks the 12th year of this collaboration.
On February 23, the Norwood Light Company unveiled its plans to convert the meters in town to an Electronic Automated Reader System. The switch will begin this summer.
According to Dan Morrissey of the Light Department, the current system has reached the end of its lifespan, substantiating the need for replacement.
The Town of Norwood will be holding its Town Election on Monday, April 4. There are many residents who are throwing their hat in the ring for an endorsement to serve the town in many municipal areas.
Seven seats will be uncontested. The most competitive race will be for two of the three-year Selectmen seats. Selectmen Mike Lyons is not seeking re-election and 15-year incumbent Helen Abdallah Donohue will be running against four challengers for her position on the board.
As Norwood Center continues its revitalization process, new businesses opening in the area hope to enhance the downtown experience for residents.
“The best thing about being in Norwood Center is the opportunity it brings,” said Joe Fisher, local manager at True Value in Norwood, which opened this past August. “There is a lot of opportunity [for businesses to grow] in the downtown area of Norwood. I’d like our store to be a great stepping stone toward the revitalizing of the downtown.”
Two thousand and two Norwood graduate and now returning wrestling coach Billy McDermott looks to start a new tradition with the Mustang grapplers. The four-year wrestler for Norwood High School was helping out the team after graduating and was actually the head coach for the 2009-10 season before he had to step down due to an outside situation.
Returning for a second stint, McDermott is looking to take the team back to the basics.
The end of 2015 was a busy time for the Norwood Police Department. They investigated a series of crimes that were considered atypical in the community, but the good news is, according to police reports, the overall crime rate was down for the year. At press time, robberies were down from five in 2014 to four and forcible rape remained the same at three offenses.
The hall was filled with merriment; it was a day of celebration and a fa-la-la moment. Nearly 450 Friends of St. Nick attended the 24th annual charity luncheon held December 11, at the Four Points Sheraton, to honor Eddie ‘Buffalo’ Hickey as their Person of the Year. The event also raised funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
The Friends of St. Nick was founded by Bob Dempsey, in 1992, with the dual purpose of honoring those people who have served the town of Norwood well by their efforts, while at the same time raising funds to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
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.
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