ABOUT TOWN: The Dog Days of Summer in Stoughton
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THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: The Arbors at Stoughton at 2121 Central Street hosted their Second Annual "Dog Days of Summer" on Saturday, August 11.
Harry the Rescue Dog took first prize in their "Silly Dog Show and Parade," high-fiving people with his long paws all along the way. He got a blue First Place Ribbon and a Special Homemade Baked Treat!
There were dozens of dogs who entertained a myriad of senior citizens who took to their chairs, wheelchairs, walkers and canes, and settled in with hot dogs, popcorn, and soft drinks courtesy of the Arbors.
There was a bounce house for the kids and dozens of great dogs entertaining the residents of the Arbors, who ranged in age up to 100 years old. Fun was had by all, canines and humans alike.
What's better than hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn and dogs and humans interacting? Entertainment was provided by Simon Shapiro.
The lady in the bounce house (pictured in the gallery) is Arbors Activity Director, Vicky Ray. Marketing Director Yvette Morse was pleased with the nice turnout. She provided many of the photos seen in our Gallery.
ONE MORE CONCERT LEFT! The Infractions played some incredible rock, spanning from Elton John to Chicago on Sunday at the Charles Large Gazebo at Faxon Veterans Memorial Park, as part of the Stoughton Lions Club's Concert in the Park summer series.
The Infractions, pictured in our gallery, featured horn players Ken Reid and Jeff Claussen, bass guitarist Brian Stratton, singer and keyboardist Michael Troy, guitarist Tony Rocks and drummer Peter Singer.
Stratton and Troy have incredible voices, and they were able to bring to life tunes from everyone from Elvin Bishop to Elton John back to life. The duo in the horn section brought us all closer to the great sounds of Chicago. Joining in the fun were youngsters Sofia Bertone and Melanie Singer, who played junior tambourines.
In this writer's opinion, the Infractions were the best band this summer brought in by King Lion Bob Mullen.
Just one concert remains, this coming Sunday, August 19, from 5-7 p.m., with a performance by Paul Agnew and the John Capavella Quartet.
Concerts are FREE and held at the Charles Large Gazebo in Faxon Memorial Veterans Park on Park Street, across the street from the Stoughton Public Library.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: to Shane McNeill of G. McNeill & Sons General Contractors. The grad of Wentworth Institute of Technology lives and works in Stoughton. His design and renovation work will be featured early next year on cable TV. And, to Stoughton's Gregg Jackman, of Controller Service & Sales Company, Inc.