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Stories written by Mary Ann Price
Originally from Chicago, Mary Ann joined the Citizen as a staff writer in 1999 and has lived in Canton for the last 25 years. She is also a Spanish teacher at Newton South High School. She and her husband, Bill, have two daughters, Renée and Emily.

Local pilot turns passion into successful business

An aerial shot of Great Blue Hill after a recent snowstorm (Cape Cod Aerial Photography)

Bill McGonagle always had a yearning to fly. “It just was something I always wanted to do,” he said recently. “It’s an expensive venture. I could never afford it. Then one day I could afford it.” In 1999, he got his private pilot’s license,

Trillium brings craftsmanship, love of beer to new Canton location

The entrance to the new Trillium Brewing Co. location in Canton (Courtesy of Fair Folk)

When you meet JC Tetreault, one of the first things you learn about him is that he doesn’t just like beer. He loves it. And it’s not just the taste of the hops and malt hitting his taste buds that brings a smile to his face. Tetreault is passionate about creating beverages that smoothly deliver […]

Marcone family grateful for Matty’s special night

Matty Marcone reacts after scoring the game-tying goal. (Mike Barucci photo)

By now, many people know the story of Canton High School senior and varsity hockey team manager Matty Marcone and his dream of playing hockey for the Bulldogs — a dream that came true last Tuesday when he not only skated a shift, but also scored a goal in Canton’s win against Stoughton in front […]

Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten a big hit

Fifteen children have added a new piece of apparel to their wardrobe by spending more time at the Canton Public Library. Each child has a new t-shirt with the words “I Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” The words are both the name of a nationwide program that encourages families to read with their young children […]

Canton High launches ‘Sticker Shock’ campaign

L-R: Devon Collins, Officer Ted Lehan, Jimmy Jenkins, Jackson Maffeo, Paula Wedge, owner of Paula’s Package Store, and Thomas Monagle

In an effort to make adults, especially younger adults, aware of the potential dangers of purchasing alcoholic beverages for underage drinkers, Heather Sullivan and students at Canton High School took part in the first annual Sticker Shock campaign. Sullivan and the students, along with Canton Police Officer Ted Lehan, visited Paula’s Package Store and Springdale […]

And Still We Rise coming to UCC January 9

As part of their commitment to social justice, the congregations of the United Church of Christ and First Parish Unitarian Universalist Churches are sponsoring the theatre company And Still We Rise (ASWR) as the actors present the opening performance of their 11th season. The company writes and performs original dramas that explore the effect that incarceration has […]

Box of family keepsakes finds its way home to Canton

Tony Andreotti with Jane and Charlie Tardanico in front of the monument honoring Paul Hannon, who was killed in action in Korea

Jane Tardanico is in the process of moving from one house to another and has some of her possessions in storage, including the yearbook that belongs to her older brother, Paul Hannon, a member of the Canton High School Class of 1950. But she doesn’t need to pull out the yearbook to look up the […]

Garden Club’s holiday house tour a big success

The Canton Garden Club welcomed hundreds of people last weekend to “A Pleasant Christmas Stroll,” their 2015 holiday fundraiser. Club members decorated three homes in the Canton Corner Historic District that once belonged to the Draper family with beautiful greens, lights, flowers, wreaths and trees. Marie Duffy and Carol Munson were the chairpersons of this […]

New owners bring new touches, flavors to downtown ice cream spot

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Tricia and Kevin Cummings were regular customers at Giovanni’s on Washington Street, along with their daughter, Emma. When Emma found out that owner Joey Federico was going to sell the business, she suggested that her parents buy it. And that’s what they did. The Cummings opened Giovanni’s on October 1, keeping many things the same, […]

Temple announces opening of Family Table South

Adrienne Fleishman and her husband, Jerry, have long been committed to serving people in need. For the past eight years, the local couple, who are very involved with social action work at Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, has delivered food to families and senior citizens in Boston who cannot afford to buy groceries regularly. “The […]

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