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Making More Sweet Things– with Love and Prayers

The Making of the Trappistine Quality Candy Factory

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.

Lake Pearl Home to Adventure

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?”

Goldberg’s 600th Victory An Amazing Feat In KP Sports History

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.

Octopus’s Garden Makes Home in Wrentham

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.

Longest Game Remembered

Five years ago, Wrentham rallied around a crazy record breaking idea. Every child in Wrentham Youth Baseball and Softball would attempt to play in a 36-hour baseball game, starting on June 6, 2009 and ending the next day. While the original idea was to set a record for the longest game what resulted was a weekend long celebration of community.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 225 Wrentham Ma Announces Girls State Representatives from King Philip Regional High School

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its 69th Annual Massachusetts Girls State at Stonehill College, Easton, MA from Saturday June1 4th through Friday June 20th. Wrentham's Samantha Fox and Sarah Radford, both are Juniors at King Philip Regional High School and have been selected to represent American Legion Auxiliary Unit 225 Wrentham, Ma.

Murray Conquers Adversity, Shines For KP Baseball Team

Michael Murray is a senior at King Philip Regional whose athletic history deals with facing lots of adversity and overcoming huge roadblocks by staying positive.
His story is a study in perseverance. He’s also got a nice profile — it’s a profile of courage.
When he could have surrendered to setbacks, he relied on determination. Instead of asking why he had to battle three serious injuries and a bout with cancer, he stood tall during his rehab stints and never went negative.