Archive for: December, 2015

Parks & Rec Dept. offering safety courses for kids

The Canton Parks and Recreation Department is offering two new safety courses for kids during the month of January. Both courses, Home Alone Safety and Babysitter Lessons & Safety Training (BLAST), will be run by Juanita Allen Kingsley, director of business development for Century Health Systems, the parent company of the Natick Visiting Nurse Association […]

DiFrancesco recognized as one of Top Women in PR

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Canton-based public relations firm JDCommunications is pleased to announce that its president and founder, Joanne DiFrancesco, has been named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR for 2015. This annual list is composed of the most influential women in the field of public relations, the ones driving the agenda for the industry — managing crises, developing […]

CHS boys hoop team still optimistic despite 0-2 start

Senior captain Rishi Jambunathan (Mike Barucci photo)

The CHS boys basketball team is looking for better results after suffering back-to-back blowout losses to Franklin and Foxboro last week. The Bulldogs lost to the Panthers 61-24 on the road on December 15 and then fell to the Warriors at home 60-17 two days later. “It’s a long season,” said head coach Ryan Gordy. […]

Boys swimmers still unbeaten through 3 meets

The Canton High boys swim team is off to its best start in several years after knocking off both Ashland and Medfield and tying Taunton to open the season at 2-0-1. The girls swimmers, meanwhile, are still searching for their first victory but have the perfect person to help right the ship in senior captain […]

Garden Club grateful for community support

Dear Editor: The Canton Garden Club wishes to thank the Canton community for its overwhelming support of the club’s recent fundraiser, “A Pleasant Christmas Stroll.” The tour of three historic Canton homes was a huge success, and the wonderful comments from visitors were inspirational to our members. The Garden Club continues to be dedicated to […]

Man About Canton: Merry Christmas

Did you know … Now that Santa Claus has read his mail, made his list, and checked it twice, he and his sleigh are ready to deliver tons of presents to those who didn’t pout or cry and have been good. As usual, his loaded sleigh will be powered for his worldwide trek by his […]

Post, Rita J.

Rita J. Post, 91, of Sharon, died peacefully in the comfort of her home Sunday, December 20, 2015, after a long illness. She was a steadfast and loving wife whose energy, wit, and intellect were unparalleled. She was a geologist who graduated from Boston University. She met her husband of 60 years while working at […]

Bulldog ice hockey team opens season with a bang

Tempers flare during the Bulldogs' season opener vs. rival Franklin last Friday. (CCTV photo)

The theme of this year’s CHS boys ice hockey season is “no excuses,” and the Bulldogs certainly walked the walk on opening weekend as they reeled off three big wins in a 72-hour span. The boys kicked things off with a thrilling 4-2 victory over rival Franklin in the season opener Friday night at Providence […]

New Canton family looks back, forward after fleeing war-torn homeland

The Aboukhater family on a visit to Plymouth: (l-r) Hassan, Jude (with Roxy), Layla, Noor and Matthew

Thousands of miles from home in the comfort and relative safety of his Canton apartment, Dr. Hassan Aboukhater cannot seem to sit still. Gathered in the family room with his wife, Noor, and his two youngest children, 17-year-old twins Matthew and Jude, he moves about the space frequently, changing his seat on more than one occasion. He is friendly and talkative, but also restless, his heart still transfixed on the world he left behind in his native Syria.

NepRWA seeking donations for hotspot program

The nonprofit Neponset River Watershed Association is working to raise money to fund lab work, supplies and staffing in order to investigate and ultimately fix 38 “pollution hotspots” across 11 communities in the watershed. Sources of the pollution include sewer leaks, failed septic systems, and other problems that threaten public health, fish and wildlife. Some […]

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