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ABOUT TOWN: Chamber Info Center Opens; DA Morrissey to Dine with Lions Club (And More…)

Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to pmpco@aol.com.

VISITORS CENTER: A New Stoughton Chamber Visitors Information Center opened up at the Cobbs Corner branch.

The kiosk has an assortment of business cards and brochures illustrating some of the products and services offered by Stoughton Chamber of Commerce members.

Branch Manager Beth Snell, a member of the Stoughton Chamber Board of Directors did the honors at the ribbon-cutting, surrounded my employees of Randolph Savings Bank, and members of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

She's the second from the left in the front row in the picture posted in the media gallery.

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MORRISSEY TO ROAR WITH LIONS: The Stoughton Lions Club’s November 9 Meeting will feature Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey as the honored guest and speaker.

The meeting is at the Chateau (formerly ), 1165 Park Street on Route 27.  

Morrissey was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1977 then won election to the state Senate in 1992.

As the chief law enforcement officer for Norfolk County, Morrissey is responsible for the prosecution of criminal offenses that occur within the District.

While a State Senator, Michael chaired six major committees--including the Committee on Public Safety. He served for ten years on the Governor's Anti-Crime Council and on the Board of Directors of DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended) where he was instrumental in helping DOVE acquire their first shelter in Quincy. 

District Attorney Morrissey recently held an working with local police departments and school districts, including our own Stoughton PD.  

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. The cost is only $22 per person which includes a dinner and gratuity for the evening. Seating is limited. To make reservations please call Lions member Ed Defelice at 781-344-3635 and let him know you wish to attend.

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FREE MOVIE! (EDELWEISS PIRATES): This 2007 German Film, produced and directed by Niko Von Glasow, and nominated for the Grand Prix Award at the Montreal Film Festival, is a true story of courage, human dignity, and resistance in the face of the Nazi regime.

It will be showing FREE on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. at in Stoughton Square. Here are the details on the film from IMDB:

"They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time. But working-class boys Karl and his younger brother Peter are Edelweiss Pirates. They oppose the Nazis, and are pursued by the Gestapo.

"With the escaped concentration camp prisoner Hans Steinbrück they plan acts of sabotage, until the Gestapo take them on with their full might. When they're arrested, Karl is torn between his will to survive, his feelings of responsibility, his love for his brother and his loyalty to the Edelweiss Pirates."

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EIGHTH GRADERS INVITED:  Current eighth graders are invited to an Open House on Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southeastern Regional High School

You’ll be able to explore career options, shop exhibits, check out technical displays, read up on academics, and learn about admissions. 

The Regional Vocational school is located at 250 Foundry Street in South Easton.  For more information, call 1-508-230-1200 or go to www.sersd.org

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