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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.

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 […]

New CPD Officer Dunkin adjusting to police life

Canton Police Department K9 Officer Dunkin, one of the newest members of the force, joined the department in July. His partner, Officer Robert Zepf, is spending his shifts familiarizing Dunkin with a police officer’s daily routine and introducing him to residents who are running errands in Canton Center. Dunkin, a black English Labrador, was seven […]

Friends of the Library to host technology gala

The Canton Library will be aglow the evening of November 21 as the Friends of the Canton Public Library host the James P. Moran Technology Gala. Moran lived in Canton for many years and gave of his time to the town by serving on a number of committees and town boards. He passed away in […]

Wegmans opens doors at University Station

Jo Natale, VP of media relations, and Valerie Fox, media relations coordinator, in front of the company’s famous replica wagon (Mary Ann photo)

The managers and employees of Wegmans Food Markets strongly believe in providing the freshest food, lowest prices, and best customer service to everyone who walks through their doors. Their pride in delivering and maintaining excellence is evident throughout every facility in the store, including the ones behind closed doors. “We have great restrooms,” Jo Natale, […]

Canton’s Clyve provides lighting for Pope Francis visit

Canton's Scott Clyve poses in front of the 'Pope-mobile.' (Photo courtesy of Scott Clyve)

Lighting designer and director Scott Clyve has worked with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, including A-listers such as Angelina Jolie and Harrison Ford. Last month, Clyve created the lighting for one of the best known but perhaps most humble personalities of them all, Pope Francis, during his visit to Philadelphia. ESM Productions […]

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