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5 Things, October 26: National Grid Prepares for Hurricane Sandy's Arrival

Five Things You Need to Know Today: National Grid Prepares for Hurricane Sandy's Arrival; VFW Food Drive; Go Trick-or-Treating...at Stoughton High School?; And, Sports on Tap...

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

1. National Grid Prepares for Hurricane Sandy's Arrival

The last time Stoughton was hit with a tropical storm, Irene back in August of 2011, nearly 10,000 National Grid customers in town lost power, many for the better part of a week.

Hurricane Sandy is projected to possibly hit the Northeast early this upcoming week. National Grid is said it is preparing for the possibility of service interruptions.

Take a look at the following press release from National Grid which details the company's pre-storm preparation, as well as tips to help weather the storm:

National Grid Prepares for Hurricane Sandy's Arrival in New England

2. VFW Food Drive

Stoughton VFW Post 1645 will be collecting canned goods and non-perishables for both Stoughton food pantries at Faxon Park this Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Drive up to the park and volunteers will unload your donations for you.  Volunteers are needed and all are welcome. For further information contact event co-chairman Paul Flynn at 781-344-0109.

Faxon Park is located on Park St. across from the Stoughton Public Library.

3. Go Trick-or-Treating...at Stoughton High School?

The Stoughton High Student Council is holding its first Trick-or-Treating event for Halloween. It takes place Friday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Stoughton High. It starts in the cafeteria.

Wear your costumes and get ready to go trick-or-treating (trick or treat rooms will be sponsored by SHS clubs and groups). There will also be all sorts of activities and games.

It's geared for elementary school aged children and younger. A parent/guardian must accompany children at all times.

The event is free but the Student Council will be accepting donations for Cradles to Crayons.

BONUS: More Halloween Fun

There is a Haunted House at the Stoughton YMCA this Friday; Cheng Du is hosting a Halloween Party Saturday night; you can go Trick-or-Treating with the Stoughton Police this Sunday; and there is the 7-1-5 Haunted House at 715 Central St., which runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

Plus there are many other events taking place in the local area.

Click on the links below for more details:

Haunted Happenings in Stoughton

Things to do for Halloween This Weekend

4. Follow Stoughton High football LIVE

The Stoughton High football team (6-1) travels to Oliver Ames (5-2) 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 Saturday's game.

5. More Stoughton High Sports on Tap

The Stoughton High varsity volleyball team hosts Randolph Friday at 6 p.m., with the JV playing at 5 p.m. It is senior night for the postseason-bound varsity team.

The Stoughton High varsity boys' soccer team plays under the lights at Canton Friday at 6:30 p.m. with the JV playing at Canton at 3:45 p.m. It is the last game of the season for Stoughton.

And, the Stoughton High varsity girls' soccer team hosts Canton at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, with the JV playing at the same time.

Meanwhile, the 2012 Hockomock League Cross Country Championships will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at Borderland State Park in Easton. The event starts at 9:30 a.m.

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