ABOUT TOWN: Charlie Large Update; Christmas Parade (And More…)
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CHARLIE LARGE MOVES TO NORWOOD: Stoughton WWII hero, and the man whom this year's Veteran's Day ceremony was dedicated to, Charlie Large, has been moved to Charlwell House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood.
Large was previously at Copley at Stoughton, where many Stoughton residents, including Selectman John Anderson, Police Chief Paul Shastany, Veterans Agent Mike Pazyra and his wife Cindy, and Town Manager Francis T. Crimmins, Jr. were visitors.
Since he was down the hall from my mom, I got to see him every day.
You can now write him, or visit him at: Charlwell House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 305 Walpole Street, Room 22B, Norwood, MA 02062.
The Gazebo at Faxon Veterans Memorial Park is the Charles Large Gazebo. So, part of him is still in Stoughton.
He'd like to hear from his friends. If you're around Norwood, stop by. Or, send him a note!
ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART SALE: On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Felos Art Center holds their Annual Holiday Art Sale, from noon - 4 p.m. The event is hosted by The Collaborative Art Gallery of the Stoughton Art Association.
The event features original artwork, handmade jewelry, hand-woven knit goods, pottery, handcrafted novelties, original greeting cards and stationery produced by local artists.
For more information, call 781-344-4751 or visit www.saartgallery.com.
THE CHRISTMAS PARADE! The Stoughton Community Event Committee's Annual Christmas Parade is Sunday, Dec. 11, starting at 2 p.m. The parade will start at Stoughton High, go to Pearl Street, then to Washington Street, through Stoughton Square to Park Street, and end up at the Faxon Veterans Memorial Park, across from Stoughton Public Library.
There's a Patch connection to this year's parade. I’m happy to be the emcee of the parade again this year. Come say hello at the Reviewing Stand in front of the former Pacheco's Hardware building.
If the weather cooperates, we’ll play a little trivia before the parade, with some great prizes.
Want to enter a float in the Parade? Call Chair Joe Mokrisky at 781-344-8887.
See you there! Bring the kids to meet Santa after the parade!
LOOKING FOR A JOB? The Stoughton Redevelopment Authority may be looking for you. It's a part-time job that pays $20 per hour, and SRA Chairman Barry Crimmins is an easy-going guy.
If you can take and transcribe meeting minutes, file, organize mail, keep financial records, handle routine financial transactions, work occasional nights, and know Microsoft Office, then it could be for you!
Interested? Send a cover letter and resume to: Stoughton Redevelopment Authority, 10 Pearl Street, Stoughton, MA 02072. Application deadline is December 31, 2011.
The Community Preservation Committee is also looking for a part-time secretary. They pay $15/hour, and you get to work with their Chairman John Morton. Work includes preparing and posting of notices, filing open meeting notices, and notifying board members.
Applicant must have computer skills and know Microsoft Office, how to use a tape recorder and how to use a copy machine.
Send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Department, 10 Pearl Street, Stoughton, MA 02072. Deadline is December 16, 2011.