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July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Take in a Day with the Paw Sox!

Check the Norton Public Library TixKeeper calendar for available game dates.  Each coupon admits up to 6 people for $21 or $4 each, is valid on the date shown and must be exchanged at the box office for General Admission tickets (please arrive early to exchange coupon at the box office for tickets). General admission is first come, first served seating in the following areas:  blue seats in the stadium bow, the grass berm in left field and the center field bleachers.

Regular admission: $10.00/$7.00/$5.00
Discount: $21 for up to 6 people
Potential savings: $39.00

 Monday, July 28, 2014
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Young Engineers: The Physics of Trees

Contact: Leslianne Costello 508-286-2696 How do trees get water and nutrients all the way from the roots to the treetop? Learn about cohesion, adhesion, and surface tension and how these concepts relate to trees.

Students will be challenged to build a structure taller than themselves! This 1.5 hour program is for students ages 9-12, and is presented by the staff of the Mass Audubon Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Library. Registration is required as space is limited.
Sign-up sheets will be available in the front of the library 2 weeks prior to the event. Library staff cannot take registrations by phone or email.
Location: Community Room

  Tuesday, July 29, 2014
7:00 PM
New Orleans Connection: Summer Concert Series

Bring a blanket or chairs and join us in the Library Park! This concert series is free and open to the public, rain or shine (rain location: library community room).

Enjoy some old-fashioned entertainment with Paul Gookin (banjo and percussion), Timothy Mahoney (banjo) and Elmer Drotos (clarinet and saxophone.) This talented trio will get your toes tapping, hands clapping and include lots of audience participation!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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A Once In A ZOO MOON Event!

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

July 23 from 6-9 PM at Capron Park Zoo

Attleboro, MA: What could be better on a sultry summer evening than to take a relaxing walk? Why not make it a walk through the zoo? ZOO MOON is happening July 23 from 6-9 PM at Capron Park Zoo (rain date: 7/30/13).

 Enjoy an evening stroll through the zoo while supporting local artists and businesses during this family-friendly, open-air market night. Summer heat got you wishing for fall? Cool off at the SPLASHPAD during the Zoo Moon evening. Make sure to see our new AMERICAN ALLIGATOR. The Zoo also has new BABY MEERKATS that are starting to run around the exhibit that are sure to make you smile.

 With a choice of products from over 90 different local crafters and small businesses, you are sure to be able to find a gift for that someone special. Some businesses include: Heavenly Goddess, Wildtree, The Pampered Chef and more. For a list of featured businesses, please visit the zoo’s website:

 AVOID THE LINES! PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS! You can come to the zoo and purchase Zoo Moon tickets until closing on Wednesday: $5/adult (age 13+) and $3/child (age 3-12)

Night of event: $6/adult (age 13+), $4/child (age 3-12), 2 and under are free 

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Bread Lab Baking Up Business Success

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

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Baking up success: Talking business over croissants and coffee at the Bread Lab, 999 Main St., on Monday, July 21 were (from left) Jennifer Moyer, social sales director, Paul Ouellette, Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce senior vice president, Jess Powers, corporate catering sales, co-owner Deana Martin, Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Susan Mara, city assistant planning director, Christine Sullivan, Pawtucket Foundation development director, city arts and culture official Herb Weiss, city Planning Director Barney Heath and Gail Ahlers of Ahlers Designs.

PAWTUCKET – Opened less than four months ago, the Bread Lab, at 999 Main St. in the Hope Artiste Village complex, is branching out in several ways to spark its business growth.

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Bread Lab co-owner Deana Martin gestures to make a point to (from left) Paul Ouellette, Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce senior vice president, corporate catering sales director Jess Powers and Mayor Donald R. Grebien during their visit to the new business on Monday, July 21.

Besides the range of craft breads it is named for, the Bread Lab also has a restaurant offering a wide menu with local ingredients, gourmet pizzas, a small bar, makes its own ice cream, hosts live entertainment several nights a week and boasts extensive catering services.

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Brown University students Ivy Sokol and Jared Rothenberg tap into the ice coffee and Wi-Fi at the Bread Lab, 999 Main St., as they collaborate on a project.

And they love their large, airy space in the former Hope Webbing Mill. “You can’t find this space in downtown Providence, you can’t find it,” Deana Martin, who owns the Bread Lab with her husband Keith, told Mayor Donald Grebien and members of his economic development team with representatives of the Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce and the Pawtucket Foundation who visited the new business on Monday, July 21 as part of Grebien’s ongoing personal outreach to local businesses.

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 Bartender Candace Jenkins (left) and manager Mindy Bennivedes pose in front of the giant Bread Lab sign

“You come in here, you feel like it’s your grandmother’s kitchen,” Martin described the Bread Lab’s atmosphere. “Good food, good value – that’s where our focus is. And bring your kids,” she smiled. “You get the sandwiches and salads from us, they’re made by chefs. It’s attention to detail.”

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Pastry chef Rhiannon McDaniel with some of her confectionery creations.

Martin told Grebien that the center of her business plan for economic growth is “focused on catering.” Her husband Keith noted the venue also hosts live music by talented performers several nights a week, typically of the easier-listening variety that most diners prefer, as well as a trivia night on Wednesday. Upcoming plans include weekend brunch to coincide with the return of the highly successful Winter Farmers Market at Hope Artiste.

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Executive chef Allen Forte displays a three-pepper balsamic glaze pizza at the Bread Lab, 999 Main St. in Pawtucket’s Hope Artiste Village.

The Bread Lab’s large space where diners can look beyond the counter to see foods being made is part of a trend Martin said she was not initially aware of but now finds catching on elsewhere. “Europe, Los Angeles – where bakeries bring out their operations in the open,” she related.

For more on the Bread Lab including its extensive menu, go to

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Tinker Bell At Pawtucket Library

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

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 Tinker Bell looks down at her 200 th visit party cake.

On Tuesday July 22, 2014 Tinker Bell trotted into the Pawtucket Children’s Library as she does every Tuesday evening. This evening was special, this was her 200th visit as a therapy dog.

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Joslyn L Benton, Johneya Taylor, and Ava Mabrouk take turns reading to Tinker Bell and therapy dog in training Wendy.

A therapy dog since 2010, Tinker Bell has worked as a therapy dog at the Pawtucket Library both as part of a reading improvement program as well as the preschool story book dog. Tinker bell also visits patients at the Miriam HospitalE DAWN Tinkerbell sign 

Tinker Bell arrives in the children’s library to her congratulations sign.

What does Tinker Bell bring the children at the Pawtucket Library? According to individual teachers and parents, Tinker Bell has helped children build confidence and self-esteem by having the children read to her in 15 minute appointments.

Tinker Bell is available on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Call 725-3714 x209 to make an appointment.

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Tinkerbell and friends green shirt-Eugene Jeffers Coordinator of Children’s Services, Wendy, blue shirt Kacey Richards  Circulation Supervisor, red shirt Dawn Goff- owner/trainer of Tinker bell and Wendy, Tinker Bell

By reading to Tinker Bell, the children get an empowering feeling of being the helper and teacher rather than having the whole experience focus on the child’s lack of skill. After all, it is much more fun to read with a friend who listens attentively and does not judge, than read for your teacher in front of your peers.

Happy 200th visit Tinker Bell and Thanks!

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Local Movie At Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Local movie, ‘Right There’, filmed in North Attleboro, accepted by Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

 NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA – Film Production Company IM Filmworks announces that its most recent film, RIGHT THERE, has been accepted by the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.

 Producer/Director Nathan Suher says, “RIGHT THERE is a mash-up of several genres. It’s a silent film that on the surface is a light-hearted romantic comedy, but at its core it is also a portrait of unrequited love.” RIGHT THERE may lack dialogue, but it is not lacking sound. Musician/Composer Kevin Keough was brought on to write the score. “Kevin’s score really compliments the overall mood of the film; it’s beautiful, yet bittersweet”.

 “It’s an honor to have my film as part of the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival. Being screened with so many other terrific movies gives me a sense of great satisfaction.   Knowing that all of the hard work put into this film by our cast and crew is recognized in this important way inspires me to build upon this accomplishment and set loftier goals as a filmmaker,” says Producer/Director Nathan Suher.

 RIGHT THERE will be screened at the historic Somerville Theater (55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA) on Wednesday, August 6th at 6:20pm as part of the Block 4 screening group.

 For more information about IM Filmworks, Producer/Director Nathan Suher, the movie ‘RIGHT THERE’, and for tickets to the event visit or

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‘Dew Good Award’

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Honey Dew Donuts® to Recognize Heroic Citizens with ‘Dew Good Award’

 WHAT:  A special Honey Dew Donuts® “Dew Good Award” event in honor of Plainville Firefighter Lt. Richard Ball and Hockomock Area YMCA staff members Joe Halus and Nicole Powers.

 WHY:  In honor of these individuals’ heroic efforts on March 21, 2014 at the Hockomock Area YMCA in North Attleboro, MA. Hall, Halus and Powers helped save the life of Cumberland, RI resident Tom Argentieri.

On that day, Argentieri went into cardiac arrest while playing basketball and Ball, Halus and Powers sprang into action. Ball directed YMCA staff to call 911 and Halus reacted quickly, calling 911 then running into the pool area to find Powers, who was working as a lifeguard. Powers, certified in CPR, rushed into the gym and helped Ball resuscitate Argentieri before paramedics arrived on the scene. Argentieri was rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital and later recovered.

 WHO:  Honey Dew President Richard Bowen will present each of the honorees with a plaque and a pass for free coffee for a year. Honey Dew Donuts® established the Dew Good Award in 2005 to honor community members who demonstrate extraordinary citizenship.

 WHEN:  11:30 AM to 12:30 PM July 29, 2014

 WHERE:  Honey Dew Donuts® North Attleboro

225 East Washington Street

North Attleboro, MA

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Rehoboth: Free Community Dance

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

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On Sunday evening, August 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a community dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music.

 The August 24 dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught.

Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, contact Bob Elliott at or call 774-644-1369.

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July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

July 23rd

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce has organized a Not Your Average Business After Hours on July 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Fisher College, 451 Elm St., North Attleboro. From 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.,

Ed McDonough of Executive Coaching will be conducting an “Elevator Pitch Boot Camp” where he will teach how to make elevator pitches better, stronger, more effective, and memorable.

At 6 p.m., we’ll use a deck of playing-cards to break the group up into suits – hearts/spades/diamonds/clubs. Network, have fun, hone your elevator pitch, and win some interesting prizes.

The cost is $5 for members or $10 for non-members. Register by calling the Chamber at 508-222-0801.

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HarborOne Bank Welcomes Jason Rodriguez Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

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Jason Rodriguez

James W. Blake, President and CEO of HarborOne Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Rodriguez, AVP, Branch Officer of the Canton Office located at 95 Washington Street.

 Mr. Rodriguez brings 11 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to HarborOne he served as a Branch Manager, Company Officer for Citizen’s Bank in Jamaica Plain.

 Mr. Rodriguez is studying Business Management at the University of Phoenix and is expected to graduate in 2016.

 He resides in Braintree, Ma. with his wife and two children.

 With $1.9 billion in assets, HarborOne Bank is the largest co-operative bank in New England. HarborOne Bank serves the financial needs of consumer and business banking customers throughout Massachusetts through a network of 14 full-service branches, and a mortgage office in Centerville.  HarborOne also operates a limited-service branch at Brockton High School and 13 free standing ATMs in addition to an ATM at every full-service branch.

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Hockomock Area YMCA Integration Initiative Golf Team

July 20th, 2014 · No Comments

New Hockomock Area YMCA Integration Initiative Golf Team Participates in Golf Clinic at TPC Boston

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Pictured with Integration Initiative participants and YMCA staff are TPC Boston professionals, Senior General Manager of TPC Boston Dan Waslewski, and New England Patriots Legend and Chairman of the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Legends Ball Peter Brock.

(North Attleboro, MA) – On Monday, July 14th, the Hockomock Area YMCA held a golf clinic for its newly formed Integration Initiative Golf Team at TPC Boston, home of the Deutsche Bank Championship. The team enjoyed this unique experience of receiving golf lessons from the professional staff at TPC Boston including putting, chipping, and full swing instruction. They also had the opportunity to play a few holes on the course.

 The clinic was introduced in 2011 to provide opportunities for children with special needs the chance to learn the game. “This is the fourth year our Integration Initiative participants, their families, and their peers have enjoyed this amazing experience of receiving golf instruction from the TPC Boston professionals,” said Ed Hurley, president of the Hockomock Area YMCA. “We’re grateful to TPC Boston for partnering with us again to host these impactful golf clinics. A true passion for golf has grown into a new Integration golf team of 20 golfers with and without disabilities at our YMCA.” adds Hurley.

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New England Patriots legend Peter Brock was on hand to support the participants and their families for this unique experience. In addition, PGA professional Brett Quigley stopped by the clinic to talk to the team and offered golf tips.

 Brock has been the chairman of the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Legends Ball since its inception in 2006. “The Integration Initiative is phenomenal and it all started because the Hockomock Y created it based on the community’s needs,” said Brock. “I’ve seen first-hand kids with special needs integrated into Y programs and to see the formation of a golf team develop this year speaks to the power of this program,” added Brock.

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PGA Professional Brett Quigley congratulations Participant Mike McCarthy of Foxboro, MA

“The core values of the both the YMCA and the TPC Network form a perfect marriage,” said Dan Waslewski, the senior general manager of TPC Boston. “The team at TPC Boston is proud to partner with the Hockomock Area YMCA as the two entities share a common goal of giving back to the community.  It is very gratifying to see the smiles on the faces of the kids and their parents.  Events such as today’s clinic are a direct result of our wonderful partnership,” adds Waslewski.

 On October 14, through the generosity of TPC Boston, the Hockomock Area YMCA will host its 5th Legends Golf Classic to raise funds for the Y’s Integration Initiative program which provides Y programs and services to children and youth with special needs an opportunity to participate alongside their typically developing peers.

 Participants who participated in the day include:

Brian Cavella of North Attleboro, MA

Chris Ciriello of Foxboro, MA

Aiden Cohen of Bellingham, MA

Katherine Conley of North Attleboro, MA

Martin Conroy of North Attleboro, MA

Danny Deschenes of North Attleboro, MA

Kyle Duffy of Bridgewater, MA

Mike McCarthy of Foxboro, MA

John McGonagle of Foxboro, MA

Douglas McNulty of Franklin, MA

Nathan Mello of North Attleboro, MA

Christopher Olhson of Plainville, MA

Tim and Allison Paquin of North Attleboro, mA

Kevin Prior of Mansfield, MA

Bailey Robertson of North Attleboro, MA

Andrew Salguero of North Attleboro, MA

Griffin Schrader of Medway, MA

Ryan Shea of North Attleboro, MA

Peter Willis of Franklin, MA

 About Hockomock Area YMCA

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At the Y, strengthening community is its cause. Every day, the Y works side-by-side with its neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable community service organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and the Mansfield Arts & Education Center, serving more than 32,000 members from 15 local communities. For more information visit

 About TPC Boston

Originally designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, TPC Boston’s award-winning layout was re-designed in 2007 by celebrated golf course architect Gil Hanse, with PGA Tour player Brad Faxon serving as a consultant. The result is a compelling par-72, 7,241-yard masterpiece named by Golf Digest the “Best Private Remodel of 2007.”

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