Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Letter to the editor from Norton Parks and Rec chairperson Sheri Cohen.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Norton Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the entire community for coming out and supporting our largest yearly event – the 20th annual Chartley Halloween Parade. This year, the parade’s 20th anniversary, was another huge success (despite the rain)! First and foremost, we have to thank Ribeiro Enterprises for (once again) sponsoring the parade, so that we can continue with this wonderful tradition. We would also like to thank the Norton Police and Fire departments, the Norton Honor Guard, and the Norton Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for all of their help. In addition, thank you to the Attleboro and Plainville Police and Fire departments, and the Bristol County Sheriff’s department, the Norton Board of …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Upload pictures of the procession and your family.
The Chartley Halloween parade will start at noon at the Norton/Attleboro line and will end at St. Mary’s Church. Come dressed in your costume and catch candy from the floats that go by! Route 123 between that stretch will be closed to traffic at 11:30 a.m. To share your photos, simply click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. While you're at it, take a photo of your child dressed up in their Halloween costume for a chance to win $5,000. Submit your photo to Patch's Best Halloween Costume in American Contest.
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Chartley Halloween Parade The Chartley Halloween parade will start at noon today. Route 123 between the Norton/Attleboro line and St. Mary’s Church will close at 11:30 a.m. to make way for the procession. 2. Free watercolor workshop Hunakai Studio will be holding a free watercolor workshop 10 a.m. to noon for adult students new to the studio. All materials will be provided for the one day workshop. Space is limited call or email to reserve your spot. Must not have taken classes or workshops at Hunakai Studio in the past…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Norton Parks and Recreation celebrate 20th anniversary of Chartley Halloween Parade.
This year marks the 20th annual Chartley Halloween Parade, and organizers hope it will be one to remember. The parade, which is sponsored by Norton Parks and Recreation, will begin at noon Sunday, Oct. 28 starting from the Norton and Attleboro town line and ending at St. Mary’s Church in Norton. The parade will be held rain or shine. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes and catch armfuls of candy from the floats and marchers as they pass. Groups already registered for the procession include Cheer Factor High Performance Training Center, Norton Lions, Mansfield Oil Co., Active Learners Preschool, Wetherell’s Lawn and Garden, Mom’s Club of Norton, Norton Public Library and Ronald McDonald. Bands, ponies and wagons are …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Man of Many Hats adds Mayor to repertoire.
The race for the unofficial Mayor of Norton has ended, with Steven Bishop coming out on top. Bishop raised $1,276, which was matched by Teachers Driving Academy, totaling $2,552. His opponent, Meg Fox, raised $630. Together, they raised $3,182, half of which went towards Norton Parks and Recreation Department. The rest went towards the charities of Bishop's choice. In honor of his opponent, Bishop wrote a check from his business for $250 to give to Little Wiffles, a wiffle and kickball league for disabled children ages 4 and older. Fox and her family founded the organization three years ago. Working with Project Early at L. G. Nourse, a young boy asked her why he couldn’t play baseball with the other kids. That is when Fox knew she had to …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Steve Bishop and Meg Fox will campaign to become the next Mayor of Norton.
Two Mayor of Dedham candidates have emerged: Steve Bishop and Meg Fox. Each candidate will now hit the campaign trail over the next month to raise money for local charities. Each vote will cost $1 and there isn't a limit to the number of votes a person can cast. Cash raised between now and Aug. 20, the end to the campaign season, will be split between Parks and Recreation and the charities of the winner's choice. Fox would like to split the money she raises with Susan G. Komen-Breast Cancer and Autism Speaks. "These two are very dear to me, I know too many woman with breast cancer, my mom and grandmother, and I work with too many children that are under the autism umbrella. I will try my hardest to collect as much as I can; to me it is all…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Letter to the editor from Sheri Cohen of Norton Parks and Recreation.
The Norton Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the entire community for coming out and supporting our largest community event – the Chartley Halloween Parade. It was another successful year (despite the snow)! First and foremost, we have to thank Ribeiro Enterprises/Baker’s Retail Yard and iParty! for sponsoring the parade this year so that we could continue with this wonderful tradition. We would also like to thank the Norton police and fire departments, along with the Norton Emergency Medical Agency (NEMA) for all of their help. In addition, thank you to the police and fire departments from Attleboro and Plainville and the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department. We would also like to thank the Norton Board of Selectman, …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Ghosts, ghouls and goblins march down the street in this yearly tradition.
The chilly weather didn't put a damper on this year's Halloween Parade, which was held Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon. The parade route was Route 123 from the Norton/Attleboro line to St. Mary's church. Norton Parks and Recreation, who has organized the parade for the last 19 years, extends a "Thank You" to Ribeiro Enterprises for not only stepping up to co-sponsor the Halloween Parade, but also for taking on the job of emptying the trash at the Community Playground twice a week!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
October snowfall will not cancel Halloween parade.
The first snowfall of the season brought down approximately 2 inches of the white stuff, along with a few tree limbs. On Oak Street, a limb fell on a wire, causing the street to be closed. The Larson Farm area is without power at this time. National Grid is reporting 1,854 outages, with no estimated time of restoration. The police department didn’t report any storm-related motor vehicle incidents. “As of midnight, there were no real accidents,” said Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson. Norton Fire Department, however, aided Mansfield in a three-alarm fire on Chauncy Street. Taunton Fire Department covered the Norton station. The weather has not dampened the mood of Halloween parade goers, as the event is taking place at noon, rain, …