Friday, January 25, 2013
Free ice skating event to take place Feb. 2.
*UPDATE- Jan. 31* Due to the warm weather, the skating party from Norton Parks and Recreation has been cancelled. Norton Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a free community skating party Groundhog Day, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 to 4 p.m. This event is held at the Slattery property, located at 166 John Scott Blvd., weather pending. The original party date was scheduled for Jan. 26, but the weather fluctuations prevented it from happening. The temperature has had its highs and lows, and Norton Parks and Recreation is hoping the ice will stay frozen from now until after the party. "We are hoping to have ice at that time and will post something closer to that date to let people know for sure," said a department representative on their Facebook page…
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Rink on Wheaton campus for college community while Slattery property open to the public.
The men and women’s ice hockey teams at Wheaton College have joined together to provide the campus community with an opportunity to enjoy the winter weather by installing an outdoor skating rink. The rink is only open for the college community and guests from dawn to dusk with several events such as open skate night, intramural hockey, open recreation hockey and group skates. Ice skate rentals will not be provided unless it is a special event. Helmets are required for all skaters younger than 18. While ice skating on the rink is not open to the public, the Slattery property located at 166 John Scott Blvd. is. The weather must cooperate first, as the shallow pond must freeze over. "If there is ice and gate to the property is open than that …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
My gang turned the season into a winter sports wonderland.
I miss the old gang. We weren't "Sons of Anarchy" and didn't exactly rumble and tumble with other gangs. We didn't have tattoos, because our moms would have been mad. We rode bikes, but they had banana seats and baseball cards in the spokes, not engines. This was more like "Leave It to Beaver" meets "The "Brady Bunch," because we had girls in our gang, as long as they were cool. The standard for girls in the gang was whether they could hit a baseball, take a slap shot or catch a slant pass. If they could, they were in. In the 1970s, our world revolved around sports and its seasons. We played baseball in the spring and summer, basketball and hockey year around, and football in the fall and spring. We fished. We hunted. We made boats, …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Norton resident Tom Golota commends Norton Park and Recreation for creating good old fashioned fun.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Today [Saturday, Jan. 29] was a first for me. It was the first time I experienced the Town of Norton’s Slattery Property since the town came into ownership of the land many years ago. I owe it all to the Norton Park and Recreation. Park and Rec held a Skating Party this Saturday with temps in the mid 30’s. Not a huge attendance but several people did come to the party. Although the ice was soft, it appears everyone had a great time. There was a bonfire, hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. The Slattery Property is very large piece of land and is a great place for a community get together. There is more to do than just skate here. You can also cross country ski, snowshoe, hike, etc. Paths are cleared for walking too. If you, like me, …
Skaters take over the Slattery property.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Todd Wilson
Sunday, January 30, 2011
The property on 166 John Scott Blvd. was open yesterday as part of the Norton Park and Recreation skating party. There were beverages from Dunkin Donuts, music and a bonfire to keep people warm. If you joined in the fun and took some photos, feel free to download them here or e-mail them to Kelly.Mello@Patch.com.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Photos submitted by readers.
Here are snowy scenes sent by the readers of Norton Patch. If you would like to submit your own, e-mail jpeg photos to Kelly.Mello@Patch.com. For weather updates, keep checking Norton Patch.
Friday, January 14, 2011
To take place on Slattery property.
Norton Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a Community Skating Party Saturday, Jan. 29, 2 to 4 p.m. at 166 John Scott Blvd., weather pending. The area has been flooded for about a month now, but with the recent snowstorm, the bog needs to be plowed. Parks and Recreation are asking for help to clear off the bog. “The Water Superintendent has been working hard all by himself to try to get the bog ready but with this last snow it has been very hard,” they said on their Facebook page. People with shovels and snowblowers will be allowed through the gate to help. The skating entrance will be near the fishing derby shed. There will be cookies from Roche Bros. supermarket and beverages from Dunkin Donuts. And to keep people warm, there will be…