Man About Canton: Is CHS Ready for Some Football?By Joe DeFelice
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The Canton High School football team will open the regular season against three high profile non-league opponents. The first game will be played at home on Friday, September 7, at 7 p.m. against last year’s Division II Super Bowl winner, Dennis/Yarmouth, followed by a game at Quincy High School on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. The third game is on September 21 at 7 p.m. against Abington, one of the top teams in the South Shore League. These are three very competitive non-league games to open the season, and that’s before taking on the teams in the always-tough Hockomock League.
MAC congratulates the Canton 14-year-old American team, which won the playoff championship in its inaugural season in the Hockomock Summer Baseball League. The team finished the regular season with a 9-3 record.
A meet the candidate night will be held on Thursday, August 30, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Turnpike Café on Route 138 for Bart Timilty, who is running for the Democratic Governor’s Council District 2 position that includes the town of Canton. Sponsors of the night include Canton State Rep. Bill Galvin, Stoughton/Sharon State Rep. Lou Kafka, and Canton Selectman John Connolly. Bart is a Canton resident and is running for the vacant seat of his late sister Kelly Timilty.
The Amber Road Café at 635 Washington Street has applied for a wine and malt license.
The Canton Building Renovation Committee will receive requests for qualifications for design services for renovations to Canton’s new senior center at 500 Pleasant Street (the old Knights of Columbus building). Bob McCarthy is chairman of the Building Renovation Committee.
The Paul R. Matthews Foundation, established in memory of longtime School Committee member Paul Matthews, has awarded a grant to the Canton Historical Society to fund a photography conservation project. The society plans to scan, reprint, preserve, and compile 98 photographs of Canton High School graduation classes and athletic teams dating from 1869.
Bingo games are conducted by Canton’s “Bingo Queen” Dottie Morris at the Canton Senior Center every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Games are also held on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. by Dotty King. All are invited and refreshments are served.
The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee appointed Dave Emhardt, a former chairman of the Finance Committee, and Bob Golledge, an environmental and public health consultant, to fill the remaining terms of School Committee members Liz Salisbury and Jill Stevens, who recently resigned for personal and business reasons. Their appointments run until the town election in the spring of 2013. In that election, there will be four School Committee members running for reelection. In addition to Emhardt and Golledge, John Bonnanzio and Reuki Schutt would need to seek reelection to a new three-year term.
The NAELA News, published by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, recently published an article written by longtime Canton estate planning attorney and Canton High School graduate Brian Mahoney. The article, entitled “Nursing home problems facing residents and their families,” discusses solutions for issues facing residents of nursing facilities.
According to the Mass. Division of Professional Licensure, there are over 150 licensed real estate professionals in Canton, one of the highest numbers in the state. Only Westwood with 200, Mattapoisett with 215, and Marion with 190 have more than Canton.
The average temperature in the lower 48 states in July was 77.6 degrees, breaking the old record from July 1936 by 0.2 degrees, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
According to a recent report, the town of Canton is the only town on the south shore to have mosquitoes test positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and for the West Nile Virus this summer.
In 1980, only three NFL players weighed 300 or more pounds. Last year, there were 352, including three 350 pounders. Of the NFL’s 32 offensive lines, 31 averaged more than 300 pounds.
About 99 percent of pumpkins marketed domestically are used as Jack-O-Lanterns at Halloween.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
This is all for now folks. See you next week.
Joe DeFelice can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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