5 Things, November 9: Firefighters Sending Care Packages to Stoughton Residents in the Military

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Firefighters Sending Care Packages to Stoughton Residents in the Military; Children's Hospital Blood Drive; Holiday Fairs; And More...

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Firefighters Sending Care Packages to Stoughton Residents in the Military

Stoughton Firefighters Jim Rush and Jim Brackett, co-chairs of the Harry Landman Committee, are sending a Christmas care package to any Stoughton resident in the military who is currently away from home.

The servicemembers are sent a package containing candy, cookies , toiletries and DVD's. Anyone who would like to submit a servicemember's name can do so in writing by Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Freeman Street Fire Station and Rush and Brackett will make sure these servicemembers receive a package on behalf of all the residents thanking them for their service.

2. Children's Hospital Blood Drive

There will be a Children's Hospital Blood Drive Friday, Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Stoughton YMCA (445 Central Street). 

To make an appointment Please log onto www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org.

Sponsor code for this drive is YMCASTOUGH or call Mary Coulter-Bennett at 781-341-2016 Ext. 229.

3. Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day Parade takes place Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the VFW. Click here for all the details and parade route.

4A. Stoughton DPW Recycling Center Changing Hours

The following is a message from the Stoughton Department of Public Works:

The Recycling Center, located at 100 Page Street, will no longer be open on Saturdays, and effective immediately and permanently will be open Sundays (only) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.         

The Recycling Center will continue to accept all recycling.  Any questions, call the Public Works Department at 781-344-2112 or 781-341-1300 X9312.

4B. Leaf Disposal

The following is a message from the Stoughton Department of Public Works:

For the next four Saturdays (11/10 to 12/1) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Gay Street pit (behind Meads Meadow) will be open and available to residents for
leaf disposal.

There will be 3 trash trucks available. All containers will have to be dumped (there will be a barrel for bags, etc.).

5A. Stoughton Lifeteen Holiday Craft Fair

From About Town:

Crafts, handmade items, raffles, prizes, food, and more will be featured at this fun event at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall at 122 Canton Street this Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

Back by Popular demand is the “world famous” former Albert’s Restaurant Portuguese Soup - buy it by the bowl or take some home to help keep you warm in the winter's chill!  

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Stoughton Life Teen Program. Further information, contact Phil D’Alessandro, Fundraising Coordinator, at 781-344-8832

5B. Annual Holiday Fair at First United Methodist Church

Get some holiday shopping done early this year at the First United Methodist Church's Annual Holiday Fair, Friday, Nov. 9 from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Saturday at 6 p.m. join the Church for a Roast Beef Supper. There will be a live auction during the dinner. The supper is $12 for adults and $6 for children (12 & under).

Both events take place at the First United Methodist Church, 103 Pleasant St. in Stoughton.

Click here for more details.

BONUS: Follow Stoughton High football LIVE

The Stoughton High football team (8-1) travels to Bridgewater-Raynham (5-4) Friday at 7 p.m.

Can't make it to the game?

Why wait until the following day or the following week to find out about how the Stoughton High football team fared?  Why even wait until after the game?

You can follow all the action, as it happens, with our live blog, which will be posted on the site in time for Friday's game.

Click here for a preview of the game.


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