ABOUT TOWN: Support the Stoughton Public Library; Indoor Field Hockey League Forming (And More...)

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SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY! The first Annual Meeting of Support Our Library Association, Inc. (SOLA) will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 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.


ADULT WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS WANTED: A few Stoughton High field hockey alumni are well on their way to putting together an adult indoor field hockey league at the Dirt Dawg Sports Facility in Canton.

Dirt Dawg Sports, located on Industrial Dr. off Route 138, just over the Stoughton line, is owned by a trio of Stoughton residents - Don Connors, Rich Jasmin and T.J. Fisher.

This new field hockey program is open to high school teams, college teams, and individuals looking to get back in the game. The indoor turf helps players strengthen their stick work, positioning, communication, and passing skills.

Team registration will be held on October 28 at 8:15 p.m. Each team is required to pay $620 which includes referee fees. Currently, there is space for four more teams. First come, first serve.

Contact Erin Costello (ecc3283@yahoo.com) to reserve your team's spot. If faced with an odd number of teams before registration, teams that reserved late will be asked to wait until next session.

The season will include nine games including playoffs starting November 4 at 8:15 and running every Sunday through December 30. Schedule will be determined during the week between open play and the first game and will be posted on the website.

A pair of games will be played simultaneously each on a 40 x 100 ft field that is partially boarded. Each game will have two 25-minute halves.

Teams will be 5 on 5, with no goalie.

Each team is required to wear matching colored t-shirts with numbers, shin guards, and a mouth guard. Sneakers or turf shoes are recommended. Cleats are NOT allowed.

Teams will also be required to fill out a team roster as well as sign a release waiver. Any player under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian's signature or written release. All rosters and release forms will be available on Registration Day and must be completed before the first game.

The league is currently looking for referees. Contact Costello for more information (contact info above).


I LOVE PANCAKES! Stoughton Lions Club presents their  25th Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, October 21, from 8 a.m.- noon. It happens at the VFW Hall, 837 Washington Street in Stoughton Center.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children.

All funds go to support the Lions Club's charities. For addition information contact Lion Chris Gilday at 781-341-3625.


FREE MOVIE! In the Academy Award winning film, Bowling for Columbine, controversial filmmaker Michael Moore tackles the critical issue of gun control.The film is playing FREE on October 18 at 7 p.m. at First Parish Universalist Church, 790 Washington Street in Stoughton Center.

The film focuses on the shootings at Columbine High School and the shooting of one 6-year-old by another near Moore's own hometown of Flint, Michigan.



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