"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Stoughton Restaurant Celebrates 7 Years
Foley's Backstreet Grille on Pearl St. in Stoughton has been celebrating its 7th anniversary this week by offering its customers anniversary specials.
Foley's has one more $10 special on Thursday. Every customer who comes in this week will also receive a $7 gift certificate towards a future visit. Check the restaurant's Facebook page for details. Foley's is open from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
2. Stoughton High Volleyball to "Dig for a Cure"
For the third consecutive season, the Stoughton High volleyball team and the Sharon High volleyball team will meet in a "Dig for the Cure" match, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
After Sharon played host last season, this year's match takes place at the Stoughton High gym. Those in attendance can make a donation before entering the gym, with all money raised going to support the American Cancer Society.
Players on both teams will be wearing all shades of pink. Members of both teams will also be playing or coaching in memory of someone who died of cancer, or in honor of a cancer survivor.
The freshmen play at 4 p.m., the JV play at 5 p.m. and the varsity play at 6 p.m.
3. Fire Flow Testing at Courtyard Marriot
Courtyard Marriot will be conducting a fire flow test at 2 Technology Center Dr. in Stoughton on Thursday, Oct. 11, starting at 9 p.m.
This activity will cause discolored water in varying degrees in all sections of town. Those who experience water discoloration should flush their water systems by opening the cold water faucet for a few minutes and then wait for about an hour.
If the water is still not clear, they should repeat the flushing procedure. The Public Works Department regrets that it cannot be responsible for any damages incurred as a result of this testing activity which is necessary and normal function of the water department.
4. Looking Ahead: First Annual Meeting of Support Our Library Association, Inc.
The first Annual Meeting of Support Our Library Association, Inc. will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Wales French Room of the Stoughton Public Library.
Nominations for Officers and Directors will be presented, and nominations will be allowed from the membership. Elections will take place for the 2013 year. There will also be a recap of the first year’s activities and a presentation of upcoming events and expenditures.
Support Our Library Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, with IRS 501(c) 3 status, formed for the purpose of raising funds to support programs and services of the Stoughton Public Library. The public is welcome to attend this meeting, and join the Association.
5. Reminder: 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.