Friday, March 15, 2013
Now that the high school season is over, Norton High wrestling coach Pat Coleman is running a program for Norton Middle School athletes. This wrestling program began on March 5 and will continue through April 11 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 to 5 p.m. Practices are open to boys and girls in grades 6 through 8 and over 30 participants have already signed up. Registration forms are attached to this article and available at the middle school office or through Norton Parks and Recreation, which sponsors the program. Cost of the program is $25. Norton High wrestlers help coach and demonstrate moves. The emphasis of the program is to teach the basic skills of wrestling and to have fun. Two meets with Randolph Middle School are scheduled and all …
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…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Thank you letter from Norton Parks and Recreation.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
On behalf of the Norton Parks and Recreation Department, we would like to thank the community for participating in a fun family night this past Sunday at our Festival of Lights. The turnout was tremendous, due to the warmer weather. We would also like to thank our sponsors: North Easton Savings Bank, Roche Bros. Supermarkets and Honey Dew Donuts. Without their support this event would not be possible. Also a big thank you to Santa and Mrs. Claus, Bob Kimball, Master of Ceremonies; Tim Brown, singer; The Norton Singers, Rev. Bernie Hinkley, Trinitarian Church; Junior Girl Scout Troop 80443 and their leaders Mrs. Sandy Ollerhead and Mrs. Erin Brennan for being Santa’s elves; Orsi Photographers; Jett Jam Entertainment; Norton Community Lions…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Suspects caught on DVD.
Police are investigating the vandalization of Everett Leonard Park after members of Norton Parks and Recreation found the property in disarray last week. Though for the most part people respect the park, it was vandalized in the past. As a result, Norton Parks and Recreation installed new cameras a few months ago to keep an eye on the new basketball hoops. Though the suspects put tape over the camera in the pavillion, they were caught on another one. Norton Police Department is in the process of reviewing the DVD to see if any of the suspects can be identified. “I am really hopeful that we can find out who did this, and if it is a bunch of kids thinking it was something fun to do, that I can show them how their actions have affected others…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Beck Gerritsen updated shed used by Water Department, Norton Parks and Recreation.
When an Eagle Scout candidate sets out to complete a task, there is often more behind the driving force than a badge. Such is the case with 15-year-old Beck Gerritsen. He chose to renovate the water department shed, which is also used for the Norton Parks and Recreation Department fishing derby and skating party. “Beck chose this project because he wanted to do something for Norton that would make a difference to the community,” said his mother, Heidi Gerritsen. She also noted that Beck wanted to choose a project he could do well. The shed was vandalized and neglected, but Beck saw potential. With the help of 12 scouts and seven parents, Beck installed a door and lock, window covering, interior shelves and an exterior shelf. He repaired …
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 …
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 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…
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 …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Norton Parks and Recreation to host Recycle Shoe Drive.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thinking about Spring Cleaning? Join Norton Parks and Recreation in their Recycle Shoe Drive. They are not just recycling old shoes, but allowing those in underserved communities around the globe find their “solemate.” Write a note on the sole of old shoes, drop them in the designated boxes and watch them as they travel the globe…and help the globe in the process - No more shoes piled high in landfills. According to Norton Parks and Recreation,footwear is the first step to helping people in impoverished and unsophisticated areas live healthy, productive lives. Footwear can help eliminate the spreading of diseases through the foot, as well as help children get an education—since many schools have footwear requirements to attend. Norton …