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ABOUT TOWN: Last Chance for Youth Football, Cheerleading Registration (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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Lisa Melendy Tetrault, a Stoughton native, who works at Boston Tavern and now resides in Norton. (Lisa's dad, , gave his life in the line of duty as a Stoughton Firefighter in 1995.)

Happy Birthday to Freddie Yaitanes, who is married to fitness trainer Kathy Jordan. Happy Birthday to Providence radio and TV host Laura Clarizio, a former guest on Snyder's Stoughton TV show. And, Happy Birthday to Champion fighter and trainer Mike Varner, owner of on Rose Street in Stoughton.

IT'S A GIRL! Congratulations to Stoughton's Steve and Jessica Purnell on the birth of their new baby girl, Courtney Grace, 7 lbs 2 oz, 19.5 in., was born at 4:04 a.m. on July 23.

LAST CHANCE FOR FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING!  Stoughton Raiders and STOYAC Pop Warner Youth Tackle Football and Cheerleading will be holding their FINAL REGISTRATION, this Thursday evening, July 28, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the , in the Community Room at 28 Rose Street. 

Even if your child has never played football, or tried cheerleading, coaches will teach them the ropes. Fees are $125 (plus $50 in calendar sales) or $175 (paid in full) for football or cheerleading. Each additional child is $75 (plus $50 calendar sales) or $125 (paid in full).

Partial payments are accepted. Scholarship arrangements may be available. Fees include most all required equipment, uniforms, game fees, and insurance. Make checks payable to STOYAC Pop Warner Football.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches are always needed and welcomed.

Questions? Call Coordinator John Kowalczyk at 781-254-2918 or email literes1@aol.com. For more information, go to www.stoyac.org.

STOUGHTON STUDENT STANDS OUT: Matthew Petersile, a 2008 graduate of , earned early acceptance into the Boston University School of Medicine, through their Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum.

With his recently acquired score on the Medical College Admission Test of 33, he has fulfilled his acceptance requirements, and anticipates entry into the School of Medicine in the fall of 2012.  He is the son of David and Joyce Petersile of Stoughton. 

TOP LAWYER A STOUGHTON WOMAN:  After a six month national search, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) has named Jacquelynne Bowman of Stoughton as its Executive Director.  She has been Deputy Director of GBLS for eleven years.

FREE RIDES FOR SENIORS: The Stoughton Council on Aging will be providing free transportation to the hosted by the Stoughton Lions Club

The next concert is Sunday, July 31, from 5-7 p.m., featuring the 50’s and 60’s music of Pink Cadillac. There are limited benches and concert goers are recommended to bring chairs or blankets to sit on. There are no bathroom facilities.

Call the Council on Aging to make your reservation for transportation at 781-344-8882, Press 1 for the Council on Aging and press 1 for transportation. Seating is limited. Concerts are FREE. Come on down. 

The first two, featuring and the were well attended.  The Concerts are held at the Charles Large Gazebo in , on Park Street across from the Stoughton Public Library. 

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