Monday, December 31, 2012
Make sure you dress warm if you are going for New Year's Eve tonight.
1. It will be mostly sunny today with the highs being in the low 30s, according to WHDH. Dress warm if you are going out for New Year's. Temperatures with in high 20s, but the wind chill factor will make it feel like it will be in the upper teens. 2. Norton High School will be presenting "Annie The Musical" at Norton Middle School, Friday, Jan. 18 and Monday, Jan. 19 will be at 7 p.m., while Sunday, Jan. 20 will be at 2 p.m. Admission is $7. 3. The Norton Board of Selectmen's meeting scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. 4. The Norton School Committee will be meeting Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Norton Middle School Library at 8:30 a.m. 5. Have a safe New Year's Eve everyone. Be careful if you are driving.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Family fun, ice sculptures, musical performances and more.
From the Waterfront to Fenway; Shakespeare to Indie rock; family celebrations to fireworks on the Common, Boston's 2013 First Night celebration has it all ... and then some. The city's 37th annual festival features world class performances of art, music, film and dance, and showcases more than 1,000 artists and 200 exhibitions. Events will take place Monday from noon to midnight all over Boston. All First Night outdoor events are free, but buy an $18 button (children under 4 are free) for access to all indoor events, and be sure to check out the whole schedule online. Organizers strongly encourage using the online interactive planner to sign up for activities. Highlights: TELL US: What are your plans for New Year's? Let us know if you are…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Your Patch Facts for the day.
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. Classics and holiday songs with Norton's own Timmy Brown Tim Brown will perform holiday songs 10:30 a.m. at Norton Public Library. Brown is a 20 year old up and coming country artist from Norton. Stop by for this free program. 2. McMahon’s New Year’s Eve party tickets on sale Tickets for our McMahon’s Countryside Grill’s New Year's Eve Buffet with the Spellbinders are on sale now. The last day to purchase these tickets will be Dec. 26. A cocktail hour will be held 6 to 7 p.m. with a buffet beginning 7 p.m. with seafood, …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A few ideas to help you plan your NYE in and around Norton.
Champagne toasts, a glittery dress, Chinese take-out, First Night. New Year's Eve is quickly approaching. As we bid farewell to 2011, and usher in 2012, where will you be watching the ball drop? Do you plan to stay local and wine and dine in Norton, attend a house party with friends, order out for food and drink your sparkling wine at home, or venture out to celebrate? Below are a few options for ringing in the New Year. Have a fun, safe and healthy New Year, Norton! 1. First and foremost, Norton's 300th birthday is coming to an end. An event will be held 1 p.m. at Unitarian Church, across the street from Norton Common, where speakers will talk about the past year's events and the closing of the 350th time capsule. Refreshments will be …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
A thank you to all volunteers.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Happy New Year all. I hope that everyone who attended our kickoff party on New Years Eve in Norton had a wonderful time. I can tell you that we did. An event such as this takes so much time and energy from so many people. I would like to acknowledge them now and ask that if you know any of them, you pass along your thanks for a great job. Ladies and gentleman, a few of my friends... From Safety Attleboro Police Department, GATRA, Norton Emergency Management Agency, Mansfield Emergency Management Agency, Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency, New Bedford Emergency Management Agency, Norton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Norton Water & Sewer Department, Wheaton Public Safety, Chartley Methodist Church and Boy Scouts Troop 12. …
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Norton residents enjoyed New Year's Eve celebration.
Norton residents enjoyed a variety of entertainments and activities at the town's first First Night celebration. In addition to local singers, bands and storytellers, residents enjoyed a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. Merchants and bus attendants estimated that 3,000 people showed up for the event last night. "While I know that some always say there is always room for improvement, I am not one of them," First Night Chairman Brian Coughlin said. "I dont think that any member of the team would change anything and neither would I. The weather was even perfect." The skies were free of precipitation and the temperature remained around 40 degrees. According to Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson, the entire night was incident free. "…
Friday, December 31, 2010
The 9-year-old will open Norton Has Talent with story about time travel.
As soon as First Night chairman Brian Coughlin spoke to Lily Holloway's fourth grade class about Norton Has Talent, the 9 year old knew she wanted to be involved. Lily, a student at Henri A. Yelle Elementary, was very eager to call Beth McManus, the coordinator of the talent show. She left a lengthy message on the phone, and patiently waited three days before getting a call back. When Annemarie Holloway answered, McManus told Lily's mom how great of an idea Lily had. And so now Lily is opening the event with a story about time travel. "Lily's dad is a history buff," Annemarie said. "When she said 'I want to do a story about time travel,' his face lit up." "I'm going through all the history of Norton and the things that were there," Lily …
Town kick's off 300th birthday celebration with New Year's event.
"Happy New Year," said First Night committee chairman Brian Coughlin to about 45 volunteers at the monthly table top meeting Oct. 25. "Only 69 days until New Year's Eve." Norton turns 300 years old June 11, 2011 but the party is starting early with a First Night celebration Dec. 31. Preparation for the big night began about 18 months ago with the formation of the committee, Coughlin said. First Night will open to the public 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and end after midnight Jan. 1, 2011, with a fireworks display, sponsored by North Easton Savings Bank who donated $10,000 to the event. Roche Brothers, 175 Mansfield Ave., donated $5,000 to the event. This donation will help the committee buy a countdown clock that they had discussed at a previous meeting…
With First Night on the horizon, citizens should feel proud of Town of Norton.
Norton's Tri-Centennial is fast approaching, with the exciting First Night activities just a short time away. So why, you might ask, should you be excited because the town you live in is going to be 300? Well, that's a good question. If you have only lived in town a short time (to all you non-townies, that would be 20 years or less) it might be hard to get worked up about this. After all, who cares how old the town is? The answer is – you should. Regardless of how long or short a time you have been a resident, if Norton is your home – celebrate it. Take a moment to give your community a little recognition. Because for all the jokes we tell about it, with all the crazy characters and nutty politics Norton is known for, it always has …
Bars and restaurants allowed to close 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve.
In celebration of New Year's Eve, selectmen granted a blanket request to let bars and restaurants with a liquor license stay open until 2 a.m., giving them a one-hour extension. This will cover anyone who hasn't been able to come to a meeting to make this request, since the selectmen won't be meeting again until 2011. "I don't have any issues with that. We certainly don't have any problems with local establishments," said member Tim Giblin.