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Man About Canton: Oct. 19 Preview

Did you know … Canton is among nine Massachusetts school districts that will be participating in a new program to teach students social and emotional skills, including perseverance, empathy, self-awareness, and healthy decision-making. Canton School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller, in a recent news release announcing Canton’s entrance into the exSEL Network, said, “It is essential […]

Man About Canton: Fall Has Arrived

Did you know … Now that Labor Day has come and gone, kids are back to school, and the hot summer months are over, signs of autumn are beginning to be seen all around. Fall officially began on September 22 at 4:02 p.m. The weather is noticeably starting to change, and temperatures are starting to […]

Man About Canton: Blue Hills Deer Hunt

Did you know … The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is planning its third deer hunt in the Blue Hills Reservation; however, this year the plan is to expand the hunt with five times more archery hunters (from 15 to 75); 16 more shotgun hunters (from 117 to 133), and increased acres (from 3,495 […]

Man About Canton: Canton Softball Issues

Did you know … MAC read with great interest the recent article by reporter Mike Berger in the Canton Citizen regarding the “dwindling softball interest” in the town of Canton. The Canton Men’s League was established in 1946 and the Slow Pitch League began in 1967. According to Berger, a combination of a lack of […]

Man About Canton: Hockey Standouts

Did you know … Dan Muse, a Canton High School graduate, was recently hired as an assistant coach by the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. Muse joins a Predators team that won the Western Conference this past season and finished just two wins shy of a Stanley Cup title. Muse himself also has […]

Man About Canton: Atty. John Dowd

Did you know … Attorney John Dowd was a former Canton High School classmate of MAC’s. Many of you may not know his name but may member him for what he did in 1989 and what he will be doing in the coming months. Here’s a little background on the former Cantonite. John was a […]

Man About Canton: A Funicular

Did you know … The Boston Globe recently did a story in its business section on a proposal by Shelly Hoon-Keith and her husband, builder and former Cantonite John Keith, to access the Neponset River from their new hilltop home in Milton. The river is more than 45 feet down a steep bluff in their […]

Man About Canton: July 4th & more

Did you know … Canton Recreation Director Liz Francis, her assistant Nick Pirelli, and the Recreation Commission are busy putting together the July 4th celebration. This year’s event will once again be held at the Irish Cultural Centre off Route 138 on New Boston Drive. MAC met with Deputy Director Pirelli, who said that the […]

Man About Canton: Outstanding Memorial Day

Did you know … Canton’s Memorial Day celebration was another outstanding affair sponsored by the Canton American Legion Post 24 and led by Legion Commander John Carrington and Canton Veterans Agent Tony Andreotti. Fortunately, the rain held off, and MAC was happy to see both the Canton High School band and the popular Canton American Legion […]

Man About Canton: Foley’s 5K Race

Did you know … Foley’s Backstreet Grille will be holding its 5th annual 5K Road Race to benefit the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (formerly known as the Massachusetts Hospital School) on Sunday, May 7, at the school’s location, 3 Randolph Street in Canton. The race begins at 12 noon. Over the past four years, […]

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