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, August 20, 2012
Candidates seeking donations until Aug. 27.
Voting has been extended to select the unofficial Mayor of Norton. Candidates Steve Bishop and Meg Fox have been hitting the campaign trail over the past month to raise money for local charities and they need your help. Each vote costs $1 and there isn't a limit to the number of votes a person can cast. Cash raised between now and Aug. 27, 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. If Bishop wins, he will donate money to Jacob Vandenburghe, a Norton resident who was chosen to attend the inauguration on Washington DC. He will also donate $250 to the Little Wiffles …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Proceeds to support Norton Parks and Recreation and charities of winner's choice.
Voting is underway to find the unofficial Mayor of Norton. Candidates Steve Bishop and Meg Fox are hitting the campaign trail over the next month to raise money for local charities and they need your help. 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. If Bishop wins, he will donate money to Jacob Vandenburghe, a Norton resident who was chosen to attend the inauguration on Washington DC. He will also donate $250 to the Little Wiffles program Fox …
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. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind will become east around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind will be around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. 2. Norton Basketball Association is now accepting coaching applications for the 2012-2013 travel basketball program. Applications are due by August 15. This is only for A-team travel coaches. Email your completed form to email@example.com. 3. For people who are new to the area …
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…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Founder of Little Wiffles says charity an important part of her life.
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Friday, July 6, 2012
Name: My name is Meg Fox. Age: I’m 54 years old. How long have you been a resident of Norton? I have lived in Norton for 20 years. Background: I am married to my husband, Kevin, for 22 years and have a son Brian who will be a sophomore at Lynchburg College, VA and Morgan who will be a junior at Norton High. I have worked at the L.G. Nourse Elementary School for six years as an educational assistant - SPED in Project Early. What makes Norton special? What makes Norton special to me is the sense of community. The families in Norton are very supportive of each other, dedicated and compassionate people. I have many good friends in town and feel very fortunate to live in such a great community. Why should you be elected as the unofficial Mayor …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Norton resident and and DJ believes in "paying it forward."
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Name: Steve Bishop Age: 49 + 1 How long have I been a Norton Resident: Since 1965 Background: I own a local DJ company and this community has supported me for over 25 years. I love to help and have fun. My family is my life. I have been married for 23 years to Elaine. She has given me three beautiful kids. Allie who just graduated high school this year, Ben who will be a Lancer freshman this year and Kyle our first born who passed away at the age of 5 ½ from severe brain damage which he was born with. His memory lives on every year with a fund raising golf outing which our proceeds benefit our community directly every year. What makes Norton special: Easy….It’s people. Caring, compassionate, intelligent, community driven and most…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Watch for profiles on the faces of Norton.
The nomination period for Mayor of Norton candidates has come to a close. The people of Norton have selected the following residents as the most giving people in town, in no particular order: George Yelle Steve Bishop Meg Fox Billy Seaver Paul Helmreich Michelle Petersen Tom Petersen In the next few weeks, we will profile each candidate on Norton Patch and tell you about ther personal and professional lives, their accomplishments, and what they’ve done to make Norton a great place to live. Then the voting will begin to narrow it down to two candidates who will then have a month to collect votes for $1 each. The person with the most votes will split the fund-raised cash between the Parks and Recreation Department and a charity of their …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The winner of the 2012 crown will split fund-raised dough between a charity of their choice and Parks and Recreation.
We at Norton Patch are teaming up with the Parks and Recreation Department to find the unofficial Mayor of Norton. We're looking for someone who screams Norton, is proud of the town and is involved. It could be someone who volunteers their time, a member of the business community, a teacher or educator or anyone who is involved in the community. You know who makes this community great and we want to hear about them! That's where you come in. We are asking readers to make suggestions for who you think should be honored as Mayor of Norton. We do have two rules. First, anyone who is a current office holder cannot become the Mayor. This means no members of the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee or Planning Board, for example. Nor can the …