Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, recently received a $20,000 donation from The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation to support the college’s Berenson Center for Mathematics.
Gary Pichel is no stranger to building championship teams in soccer and that’s his goal for the King Philip girls program.
When he was coaching Nipmuc Regional, his teams rolled to a pair of state titles. He also coached varsity soccer at Hudson Catholic for a year and served as an assistant at Fitchburg State for two seasons. In nine campaigns, his teams won 123 games and qualified for the tourney ever year.
Norfolk turned into a little Hollywood in August. The crew for Ted 2 rolled into town filming on Keeney Pond, Trailside Road off Grove Street and supported local businesses like Eagle Brook Saloon. Ted 2 is the sequel to Ted, an R-rated comedy about a teddy bear that is alive and speaks with an off color vocabulary and enjoys an adult beverage from time to time. The movie
stars Mark Wahlberg and features the voice of Seth McFarland.
A Wrentham resident and local culinary legend is facing a daunting medical battle and his friends are trying to help. Richard DiNozzi, a.k.a. “Diz” or “Dino," might be best known in these parts for being an early partner in the Eagle Brook Saloon, but for others he is known as a close friend with a big heart. A man whose table, either at home or in his restaurant, was open to everyone. Now he is faced with a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. The diagnosis has brought seven months of chemo treatments and added financial stress.
If you haven’t yet made a trip to Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey and the sisters’ Trappistine Quality Candy factory and gift shop here in Wrentham – it’s high time you do!
There you’ll discover the remarkable story of a remarkable community who have devoted their lives to prayer for the world, and thrive in a very unique way.
A few years ago, the sisters learned that their former factory, built in 1956 – was not up to code.
On a beautiful Saturday morning on the shore of Lake Pearl, six women gathered to try something a little different. The women, all strangers, signed up to take part in standup paddleboard lessons offered by Eastern Mountain Sports through an arrangement with Wrentham Recreation Department. As the morning sun glittered on the calm surface of the lake, the women laughed as they finished signing the necessary paperwork, and each asked questions about the upcoming experience: “Do I have the right footwear?” “How much do the boards weigh?” “How far out will we go out?”
Two animal loving Girl Scouts have installed a new gate to the Wrentham dog park on North St. and for their efforts, earned the highest Cadette Award. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts announced that Grace Kelly Griffin and Kassidy McDonald both of Norfolk, MA have earned their Silver Award for the improvements made to the park.
Six hundred victories in a coaching career is almost unheard of but Bob Goldberg reached that milestone on May 13 when his King Philip girls tennis team defeated Franklin, 3-2.
Goldberg has coached the girls squad for 42 years, taking the reins in 1972 when Richard Nixon was president and gasoline was selling for 35 cents a gallon. During his four-plus decades with the Warriors, KP has won seven Hockomock League championships, qualified for the state tourney 36 times and advanced to the South Sectional on four occasions.
The entrance to Wrentham Developmental Center is now home to a giant trash octopus, its baby, and several fish. The Octopus’s Garden, the creation of the Third Annual Trash Mob, consists of recycled plastic bags, water jugs and other plastics which all found new life in a beautiful creative sculpture that would make Ringo Starr proud. The art and recycling event was originally scheduled for June 14th, but the weather forced it to this weekend. Despite Saturday’s perfect conditions, several people originally planning to attend the event were unable to participate.
Leadership is in place for the upcoming academic year at Wrentham Public Schools. Incoming Superintendent Allan Cameron announced to parents that kindergarten teacher Colleen Wagstaff will serve as interim principal of Delaney School while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted.
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