Archive for: February, 2017

Annual Blue Hills Winter Fest set for February 28

Denny Swenson, president of the Friends of the Blue Hills, presents Rick Sampson, owner of Queen Anne’s Restaurant and Catering in Canton, with his fourth consecutive People’s Choice Award at last year’s ‘Battle of the Blue Hills Chili Cook-Off.’

The Friends of the Blue Hills will be hosting their annual Winter Fest on Tuesday, February 28, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski, 4001 Washington Street in Canton. For those hoping to get some winter exercise, there will be downhill skiing and a guided night hike under the lights. There will be plenty of […]

GMS students shine at MathCounts competition


In an unprecedented performance, students from the Galvin Middle School in Canton swept the most coveted awards at this year’s MathCounts Metrosouth Chapter Competition held at the Sage School in Foxboro. The competition attracted 11 schools and 85 mathletes, including teams from Sharon, Milton Academy, Derby Academy, Westwood, Braintree, Foxboro, and Walpole. Representing Canton at […]

Marinilli, Chakir qualify for All-State tourney

Freshman Eddie Marinilli has reached the finals of his first 2 postseason tournaments. (Mike Barucci photo)

The remarkable debut season of CHS wrestler Eddie Marinilli will continue for at least one more chapter after the standout freshman made it all the way to the state finals at last weekend’s Division 3 championships at Wakefield High School. Marinilli, who has been the clear-cut MVP in his first season with the Bulldogs, will […]

Rawding, Sara Grace

Sara Grace Rawding (Cochrane), 97, of Canton, passed away at home February 18 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Montour, PA, she graduated from Abington High School in Pennsylvania. Sara worked for Standard Press Steel Company during World War II on the Brown and Sharpes. She previously lived in Dorchester and has lived in […]

Zumbahlen, Gary R.

Gary R. Zumbahlen, 66, of Norwood, passed away suddenly at home February 15. Born in Quincy, he was raised in Weymouth and attended Weymouth Public Schools and Suffolk University in Boston. Over the years, Gary worked for Bradlees in Brockton, Pratt Real Estate in Canton, LL Bean in Mansfield, and most recently Knollwood Memorial Park […]

Reynolds, William P.

William P. Reynolds Jr., 78, a lifelong resident of Canton, died February 14, 2017. He attended Cathedral High School and Suffolk University in Boston. He was a longtime owner/trainer of a stable of thoroughbred horses that he ran from Kentucky to New Hampshire. Upon retiring from the horse business, he owned and operated dry cleaning […]

Flood, Daniel J.

Daniel J. Flood Jr., 79, a lifelong resident of Canton, died February 14, 2017. Dan was a retired banking loan officer and former owner of Flood’s Market in Canton for many years. He proudly served the citizens of Canton as a selectman and as a current member of the Board of Assessors. He was also […]

Masciola, Horace D.

Horace D. Masciola, 96, of Canton, passed away February 6 at Norwood Hospital. Born and raised in Everett, Horace graduated from Everett High School. He ran a small business and was a career diamond cutter who crafted precision tools that supported U.S. national defense efforts for over 50 years. Horace and his wife, Mary, resided […]

Financial Fitness: Protect Your Assets

The following article appears in the Canton Citizen’s 2017 Financial Fitness Guide. See this week’s edition for information and tips from local professionals on a wide range of financial topics, including asset protection, real estate, tax preparation, and much more. *** As many as 80 percent of folks who inherit a retirement plan immediately liquidate […]

Galvin’s pay raise defense leaves out key details

Dear Editor: In Representative Galvin’s letter to the editor in last week’s Canton Citizen, he makes a good argument from his perspective concerning the difficulty in setting legislative pay increases. But I think he protests too much. His omissions in his arguments stand out like a sore thumb. One simply has to search to […]

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