HOLIDAY FAIR: The First Parish Universalist Church of Stoughton, 790 Washington Street in Stoughton Center, will hold its Holiday Fair TONIGHT, Nov. 1, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature a food table with homemade baked goods, jams and sauces. There will be a cookie table with cookies by the tin. It also will include a white elephant sale, book nook, knit table with handmade blankets and apparel, jewelry table, Holiday Gift Shop with Thanksgiving and Christmas items, and houseplants. There also will be three theme raffle baskets and a silent auction Saturday offering a chance for a 29-inch flat-screen TV, autographed Red Sox paraphernalia, and grocery store and restaurant gift cards. The snack bar will serve up meals. The First Parish Universalist Church is celebrating its 269th year of service to the Stoughton community. For more information, call 781-344-6800.
SHASTANY ROAST NEXT WEEK! A roast of Stoughton's police chief, Paul Shastany will take place next Friday, November 8, from 7-10 p.m. at the Portuguese National Club in Stoughton. It's the fifth in a series of roasts sponsored by the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce (which has become the local version of the Friar's Club in NY). Proceeds will go to the Chamber, as well as to Cops for Kids with Cancer (a Braintree-based nonprofit corporation that has given more than a million dollars to over 200 families in need around New England.) Those scheduled to roast Chief Shastany include Former Town Manager and Judge Francis T. Crimmins, Jr., selectman Steve Anastos, former Selectman John Anderson, fire chief Mark Dolloff, Deputy Police Chief Bob Devine, and DPW Superintendent John Batchelder. I will act as Emcee for the festivities. Cost is $25 per person, and includes an array of sumptuous desserts, coffee and a cash bar. There will also be a 50-50 raffle, with the Chamber's portion going to Cops for Kids with Cancer. The roast committee is comprised of Chairman Fred Yaitanes, Cindy Pazyra, Terry Schneider, Chris Petrie, and Jill O'Keefe. For more information, contact Yaitanes via email at email@example.com. Shastany will be the first roast victim armed with a gun, handcuffs, nightstick, and stun gun. Will that change the depth of the insults? Get your tickets at Copy Inks, Windsor Tire, or at www.stoughtonma.com before they are gone!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jeanne Curtis, a Stoughton resident, who works at Massasoit Community College.