Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Students in the cabinet and collision repair department constructed cornhole boards that will be auctioned off for Matt Light's charity.
Students at Southeastern Regional High School were paid a visit by former New England Patriots lineman Matt Light Wednesday morning. Light mingled with students and autographed sets of cornhole boards constructed by the cabinet and collision repair departments. The boards, when completed, will be auctioned off at Light's charity cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium June 1 to benefit the Light Foundation. "This foundation emphasizes character building and accountability, which is the same thing we do," said Southeastern Collision repair instructor Robert Morin. Morin said the students had been working on the cornhole boards for about two weeks and they were slated to be completed by the tournament on June 1. Superintendent Luis Lopes …
Sunday, November 18, 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. Norton Track Boosters 5K Road Race The third annual Norton Track Boosters 5K Road Race/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will begin 10:15 a.m. at J.C. Solmonese Elementary School. The course is open to all runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes. Registration is $25 and can be done online. Checks can be made payable to Norton High School Track and Field Boosters, and mailed to Norton High School XC & Track and Field 5K c/o Joanne D’Onofrio, 3 Hadley Road, Norton, MA 02766. Race day registration is 9 to 10:45 a.m. For more …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Rookie chosen in sixth round of the NFL draft.
Norton youth Brandon Morabito got the chance of a lifetime this weekend, as he was able to select Ohio State defensive back Nate Ebner with the 197th pick in the sixth round of the NFL draft. Some New York faithful in attendance booed Brandon and the pick, but it did not dishearten him. “Brandon responded with a smile and yelled the pick even louder,” said his father, Mark. “We were so proud.” Despite the booing, Brandon enjoyed every minute of it. His mother, Jennifer, was a little shaken after seeing thousands boo, but Brandon quickly calmed her when she saw his huge smile. The incident did not go unnoticed by Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King. “I think those at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan who uproariously booed the 10-…
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Norton Patch readers decked out in New England Patriots gear.
Show your Patriots Pride! Hosting a Super Bowl party? Share photos of you, your family, friends, pets and even your house decked out in New England Patriots gear by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button above the featured picture. Go Pats!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Norton screen printing business to produce up to 35,000 shirts.
You can’t get a much better advocate than ex-New England Patriot Jarvis Green. And that’s just who recommended ESP Solutions Inc., a screen print and embroidery facility in Norton, to print the “Perfect Payback” tee shirts being sold just in time for Super Bowl XLVI. ESP Solutions was contacted by Fan’s Only, a marketing company out of Maryland. They were recommended by Green to print the shirts, as they were the perfect candidate being in the Foxborough area. "We did a shirt for him [Green] three or four years ago," said Steve Holcomb of Fans Only, which is licensed with the NFL Association. "And apparently he has done some business here, and he said, 'these are the guys you need to talk to.'" And Holcomb is happy with the results. An …
Monday, January 30, 2012
New England Patriots hold rally at Gillette Stadium Sunday before departing for Indianapolis.
Roughly 15,000 fans from all over New England gathered inside Gillette Stadium Sunday to send the Patriots off to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots organization made the event free to the public and gave players and coaches an opportunity to address Patriots Nation before leaving town on "business." Perhaps different from other Super Bowl trips in recent years – five in the last 11 years to be exact – the Patriots appear to have a renewed sense of focus and are determined to do whatever necessary to win their next game. Both Kraft and Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo said the Patriots were headed to Indianapolis to "take care of business." That business, for many fans, will be avenging…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Surprising loss by Patriots makes shuffling off to Buffalo a little tougher.
It's always a lot of fun to travel to a Patriots game on the road, especially when you are going with a bunch of guys and staying at a nice hotel. But when the Pats lose - especially unexpectedly - the ride home ends up being a lot longer than the ride to the game. As I write this, I am in the van traveling back from Buffalo. We make this trip almost every year. There were eight of us this time, including my two sons, but only five of us made the ride across Route 90. My son and his good friend flew in from Baltimore and we picked them up at the airport. That was much easier than dropping them back off at 6 a.m. on Monday. We laughed a lot on the way to Buffalo, even when my older son's friend hit his head getting into the van - three …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Beginning of football season marks a busy time for those in this local household
I am a huge sports fan. Every time the season begins for one of our Boston area professional sports teams, it is a wonderful time. But somehow, football season seems to be the best of them all. And that’s why last weekend – and this one coming up – are particularly special. While nothing quite matches the pageantry of Opening Day for the Red Sox, the opening weekend of football season comes close. Football is an all-day event at my house on Sunday, beginning with the pre-game shows on ESPN in the morning and ending with the Sunday night game late that evening. That is unless the Patriots are playing at home. In that case, as a season ticket-holder for the last 39 years or so, I am in my end-zone seat watching the team I have followed…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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Friday, June 17, 2011
Bruins win the Cup and bring another title to Sportstown, U.S.A.
Boston is the sports capitol of the world – let there be no doubt. Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions, the Boston Bruins. The last decade has seen each of the four major Boston sports teams win a world championship. The Patriots have won three, the Red Sox two, the Celtics and now the Bruins one each. And oddly enough, the team that has now gone the longest without a world title here in Boston is the Patriots. The Golden Age of Boston sports just keeps on going. Each of the four coaches of our New England teams has now won a title with that team. That is something that has seldom – and perhaps never – happened before in any city. Fans who are now accustomed to this level of success have to realize just how spoiled they have …