Man About Canton: Canton Senior ActivitiesBy Joe DeFelice
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A free cookout for seniors offered by Norfolk County Sheriff Mike Bellotti’s office will be held at the Canton Town Club on Tuesday, October 2, at 12 noon. A K-9 demonstration will be done along with other activities. Reservations are required by September 21 by calling the Council on Aging at 781-828-1323.
The Council on Aging is starting a Canton Senior Center Women’s Club. Their next meeting is Tuesday, September 11, at 1 p.m. at the senior center. There will be social time, a guest speaker, and refreshments. So come on down and join a lively and interesting group of women.
The Canton Senior Men’s Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 18, at 10 a.m. at the Canton Public Library. The guest speaker will be Canton historian and Canton Citizen columnist George Comeau. The club is always looking for new members; join them at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts.
For those interested in a fall foliage tour, the Canton Council on Aging will sponsor a Lake Winnipesaukee turkey dinner train tour. According to the council, Thursday, October 4, would begin with a fall foliage bus tour to New Hampshire. From there, you will board an original Boston and Maine railway car for a two-hour train ride along the scenic lake that will include a turkey dinner with all the fixings. A stop will also be made at an apple orchard. The cost per person is only $67. For more information, call the Senior Center at 781-828-1323.
It looks like a stretch of Route 128/93 and Route 128/95, between Randolph through Canton and Westwood (Add-A-Lane Project) will be completed this fall.
The Rest Devices Company of Boston has developed a sleeping outfit for infants that parents will be able to purchase for $100 to $200 that would monitor a child’s breathing, temperature, and movements during sleep. It will send alerts to a parent’s mobile phone when necessary. The price would include three garments, a turtle-shaped transmitter that clips onto the waist of the garment, and a base station. The company hopes to begin selling the outfits within the next six months.
The town meeting members in Foxboro voted 73-50 to ban parking for a fee in any residential area. Now homeowners near Gillette Stadium may no longer allow people attending events to park on their properties for a fee. Fines are set at $100 for each vehicle parked in violation of the bylaw recently approved by the state’s attorney general Martha Coakley. Many Foxboro residents near the stadium are upset with the TM decision, since many people charged approximately $30 per car to park in their driveways and lawns.
The selectmen approved a new wine and malt license for the Amber Road Café at 635 Washington Street and a common victualler’s license for the Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Store, which will be opening up at the Village Shoppes at 95 Washington Street.
On August 17, 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat, fitted with parts made by the Paul Revere Company of Canton, sailed up the Hudson River on the first successful steamboat trip between New York City and Albany.
The year 1904 was the last year golf was included in the Olympics. It will return to the Olympics in 2016.
The new water treatment plant off Neponset Street will be formally dedicated on Sunday, September 23, at 1 p.m. The state-of-the-art facility will be named the “Edward Sullivan Water Treatment Plant.” Sullivan was a former selectman and Zoning Board of Appeals member, a longtime member of the MWRA Advisory Board, and the Canton Water Rate Study Committee. A reception will follow at the Canton Town Club at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the dedication and the reception. Ed Sullivan will be there.
The Reservoir Pond Dam has been repaired, and traffic on Pleasant Street is back to normal.
A little history on the Reservoir Pond: It is situated in the geographical center of Canton. A dam erected in 1827 flooded the meadows creating a pond of approximately 300 acres. In 1832, the land/pond was sold to the Neponset Woolen Mills Company for $314 and subsequently became the property of the Revere Copper Company and the Plymouth Rubber Company. Once the repair work is reviewed by the state and town engineers and found to be completed, the town of Canton will take ownership of the dam and pond from Canton Development Properties, a subsidiary of the Napleton Company of Illinois, which had purchased the property from the Plymouth Rubber Company.
According to the Civil War Times magazine, there were 425 confederate generals during the American Civil War (1861-1865), and 91 of them were born in Virginia.
Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
This is all for now folks. See you next week.
Joe DeFelice can be reached at email@example.com.
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