ABOUT TOWN: Size Doesn't Always Matter
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Happy Birthday to Leo Mellyn, a frequent contributor to the Snydersstoughton.com website. Leo takes a great interest in the inner workings of the town, and shows amazing insight into the problems and solutions, with a particular emphasis on public safety. Not surprising, with Scott Mellyn serving on the Fire Department, and Stewart Mellyn serving on the Police Force! He has been one of Stoughton’s biggest defenders, in print, via letters to the editor of numerous newspapers, as well.
IT'S NOT THE SIZE THAT COUNTS: An exhibit of extreme miniature paintings at the SAART Gallery that opened on January 16th, 2011 has been extended through March 13.
Steven Leahy’s art exhibit entitled, ‘Small Efforts,’ featuring 18 miniature paintings completed on substrates as diverse as single edge razor blades, match sticks and grains of rice will now remain installed at the SAART Gallery (www.saartgallery.com) in Stoughton until March 13, 2011.
The packed opening reception for the show on January 16 had viewers armed with magnifying glasses to take in the complex details of the micro paintings. The main focus of the show is five paintings representing each branch of the U.S. military completed on standard size dog tags.
All the proceeds from the sale of those painting are to be donated to the U.S. Wounded Soldiers Fund. The SAART Gallery is located at 720 Park Street in Stoughton (Felos Art Center) and operates noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as by appointment. Admission is free.
Holly Robichaud, a Republican Consultant and Boston Herald Contributor, took home an award at the Third Annual Campaign and Elections Reed Awards last night, as Outstanding Political Consultant. The Stoughton resident runs schools that teach candidates the ropes for running effective election campaigns.
Play Ball! Stoughton Babe Ruth Baseball is having registration for their 2011 Season. Children Ages 13-15 are eligible to play. Registration is Sunday, February 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Sons of Italy Hall on Rt. 138. Cost is $160 per player, with a maximum charge of $250 per family. A free breakfast will be served to all families that register that day. The Babe Ruth Form can be downloaded at www.stoughtonyouthbaseball.org. You can also mail in to the address on bottom of the form.
February 13 is also the final opportunity to register for Stoughton Youth Baseball (ages 5 -12 ). To register online for Stoughton Youth Baseball ONLY (ages 5-12), go to www.stoughtonyouthbaseball.org. After February 13, a late charge of $20 will be applied automatically on line.
Two Big Fundraisers are being held in Stoughton SATURDAY NIGHT, one hosted by the Belyea Family at the the Sons of Italy, and the other hosted by the Friends of Stoughton High Athletics at the Portuguese National Club. For details, go to http://stoughton.patch.com/articles/afternoon-edition-ideas-to-warm-up-on-a-cold-weekend.