"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. New Restaurant Opens in Stoughton
Last month About Town told you about , a new Mexican restaurant in Stoughton planning to open in Cobb's Corner.
The restaurant, located at 95 Sharon St. in the strip of storefronts that includes the Randolph Savings Bank, officially opened on Tuesday, August 21.
From the July 13 edition of About Town: "Owned by Stoughton native Jesse Rosen, and his business partner Josh Katz of Sharon, Roxanne’s Taqueria in Cobbs Corner will be a brand new, independently owned restaurant that prides itself on bringing in quality, fresh, local ingredients to make some of the finest Mexican food in the area, according to Katz."
The menu has a wide variety of tacos, quesadillas, tortas and burritos. There is a kids menu and vegetarian options. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.
2. Boston Children's Hospital Blood Drive
There will be a Boston Children's Hospital Blood Drive at the (445 Central St.) Thursday, August 23, from 1-6 p.m. To make an appointment log onto halfpints.childrenshospital.org (the sponsor code for this drive is YMCASTOUGH) or call Mary Coulter-Bennett at 781-341-2016, ext. 229.
3. Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton
Stoughton resident Peg Carbone continues her effort to curb hunger in Stoughton, personally picking up donations for the food pantries every Thursday.
Here's a note from Peg: "I pick up non perishable food and also household items every Thursday, anywhere in Stoughton and deliver them to the food pantry. Please tell your friends and neighbors. One item, one bag or several, and I will pick them up every Thursday."
Haven't called to arrange a pickup? It's not too late. Call Peg at 508-889-1385 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Free Golf Clinics
As a way to thank veterans for their service, there will be free golf instruction for veterans at the on Park St. in Stoughton by Bob Beach, PGA Golf Professional, on Fridays in August (August 3, 10, 17 and 24).
All clinics run from noon till 1 p.m. Clinics are sponsored by Golf for All.
Beach will also be offering free golf instruction for people with special needs on Friday, August 24 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Individuals of all ages are welcome.
5. Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser
If you start to see a bunch of plastic flamingos popping up around town, there is a good reason why.
The is holding a "Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser."
From the SHS Flamingo Flocking website:
"You can flock a friend for a donation as low as $15. Upon receipt of your order form and donation, a volunteer will secretly place a flock of SHS flamingos in the requested friend’s front yard from Monday - Friday (flamingos rest on weekends). Birds and signs will be delivered in the early morning and will remain in the yard for no more than 48 hours. A notice will be attached explaining the removal policy, how to order the flamingos to be “forwarded,” and how to buy flamingo “insurance”. Sorry, our birds may not migrate outside of the SHS district boundaries, or be placed onto public property or at apartment complexes!"
"Flocking is done in good spirits and is not meant to be malicious," the website states. If your yard is flocked, there is no cost for removing the flamingos, although a donation is appreciated. If you don't want to be flocked there is "flamingo insurance" that can be "purchased" (a.k.a. making a donation to the Class of 2013).
Questions? Call the SHS Flamingo Hotline at 781-436-0825.