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A New Chapter for the Norfolk Quill

Margo Ball never imagined the Norfolk Quill would reach its 8th year anniversary. She was hoping for 5 years, but the program--writing workshops coupled with an annual literary journal--have been hugely popular in the area. So popular, in fact, that Ball has had to put her own literary pursuits on the backburner until now. Recently, she decided to step aside and let a group of supporters take over the Quill.
“For eight years, I have been the Quill,” said Ball.

Three KP Softball Stars Get Division 1 College Scholarships

Kali Magane, Ashley Hession and Christa Wagner have a lot in common.
They all play softball and they play for King Philip Regional, one of the premier programs in the state. They’re all four-year veterans, they’re captains and have been Hockomock League all-stars. And, after they graduate, they’ll all be playing on scholarships at Division 1 colleges. Magane will compete at Boston University, Hession is heading for St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia and Wagner will play at Penn State.

Guest Column

KPHS Graduation Gown Controversy: Student Perspectives

In accordance with state guidelines on non-discrimination on the basis of gender identity, King Philip Regional High School recently examined its practices and determined, at the suggestion of a community member, that the long tradition of green graduation gowns for males and white graduation gowns for females needed to be re-addressed. Discussion ensued in the KP community over tradition, acceptance, and discrimination about gender issues. The following two perspectives on the controversy are from KP seniors and writers for the school newspaper, The Metacomet.
Will Linde:

Norfolk’s Clean and Green Day Set for May 1st

The Norfolk Grange, in partnership with Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, invites Norfolk residents to celebrate Earth Day by participating in Norfolk’s 7th annual Clean and Green event, a town-wide cleanup set for Sunday, May 1. Town youth are especially encouraged to attend.
Participants will pick up litter and recyclables along roadways and public places in town, and then deliver the separately-bagged trash and recylables to Stony Brook between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. for disposal/recycling.

Wrentham Fire Officer Graduates from Management Training Program

On Jan. 25, Wrentham Captain Robert Harrison, Jr.,  graduated from the 22nd offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program.
 The thirteen-week program was developed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association Standards for chief fire officers, and is delivered jointly by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. It is a comprehensive course providing training in the non-fire suppression aspects of managing fire departments.

King Philip Girls Hockey Hopes to Repeat

The King Philip girl’s hockey team put together a remarkable season last year going undefeated during the regular season, but unfortunately hit a brick wall in the Division 2 State Tournament.  After being awarded the number one seed in the 2015 tournament, the Warriors fell in the first round 4-1 to the 16th seeded Winchester, showing that anything can happen once the tournament starts.

Celebrating the Winter Solstice in Legend and Song

It was standing room only at the Fiske Library the evening of Friday, December 11, as adults and some younger folks streamed in to celebrate the coming of the winter solstice with nationally recognized storyteller Diane Edgecomb. Harpist Margot Chamberlain and multi-talented musician Tom Megan complemented Edgecomb’s stories with their music throughout the evening. An apparent glitch in the lighting left the entrance to Fiske Library dark as the hour approached for the concert. Coincidence? In legend, almost anything can happen during the winter solstice….