Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Stoughton Recreation Department celebrated Bay State Bike Week with a "Tykes and Bikes Parade" at Halloran Park on Thursday, May 16.
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Tuesday, May 21
The following is from the Stoughton Recreation Department: The Stoughton Recreation Department celebrated Bay State Bike Week with a "Tykes and Bikes Parade" at Halloran Park on Thursday, May 16. Children decorated their bikes and participated in a parade around Halloran Park. Christine Howe, the seasonal Recreation Office Assistant and triathlete, led the parade. Kyle Mowatt, from Old Colony Planning Council, provided each participant with a Bay State Bike Week t-shirt, bike bell, ankle reflector, and water bottle. Recreation Director John Denison gave an overview of bike safety rules and parents received an informational packet on bike safety. Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force members Teresa Tapper and Jim Conlon and Recreation …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Photos from a February Vacation basketball camp offered by the Stoughton Recreation Department and sponsored by the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
Continuing the partnership between the Stoughton Recreation Department and the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, which has resulted in a popular three-day summer basketball clinic, the two organizations made the camp available to Stoughton youth this past week during February vacation. About 40 children spanning grades 3 through 8 attended the DA's Basketball Clinic held the mornings Feb. 19, 20 and 21 at the O'Donnell Middle School gym. In addition to drills, this three-day clinic also stresses the positive influence participating in sports can have off the court as well. The clinic was organized by Stoughton resident Paul Wilder, who works for Norfolk Country District Attorney Michael Morrissey. Stoughton resident Carl Boen, …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Stoughton Recreation Department will be offering a five-week instructional ski program for Stoughton youth at the Blue Hills starting January 10.
This winter, the Stoughton Recreation Department will be offering a five week instructional ski and snowboarding program for children ages 8 to 15 at the Blue Hills Ski Area. Lessons will be given on five consecutive Thursdays beginning January 10, 2013. The program will be held from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Transportation is available and leaves the Stoughton High School parking lot (cafeteria side), promptly at 3:20 p.m. and returns at approximately 6:30 p.m. Parents may provide their own transportation. Participants are also able to rent equipment (skis, boots, helmets, poles, etc.). Stoughton Recreation Director John Denison said this program has been run in cooperation with Blue Hills for over 25 years. "It is a relatively inexpensive and …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Stoughton Recreation Department's Open Playground Camp held an opening ceremony for its version of the Olympic games.
As athletes from around the world competed in London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the Stoughton Recreation Department's Open Playground Camp held an opening ceremony for its version of the Olympics, this past Monday, July 30. The camp, located at the South Elementary School, kicked off its fifth week with the ceremony, followed by a week full of Olympic activities. Counselors marched in as the Olympic theme song played, waving American Flags, holding signs and carrying the Olympic torch as campers cheered them on. Take a look at photos in the media gallery.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office sponsored a three-day basketball camp for Stoughton Youth, which drew a number of guest speakers.
About two dozen Stoughton youth, ranging in age from third grade to eighth grade, recently took part in a three-day basketball camp sponsored by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office in partnership with the Stoughton Recreation Department. The cost of the camp was only $10, essentially the cost of the t-shirt given to the children. The funding for the camp came from a unique source - forfeiture police confiscate from drug dealers, including cash, cars and sometimes even homes. The forfeiture helps to fund this camp as well as other drug preventative programs in the county. "The bad people in Norfolk County paid for the fun," Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey told the attendees of the camp. The skills-oriented …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Summer Field Trip Program; Summer Track Meets; Golf Clinics for Kids; and more...
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today we list some summer activities available for Stoughton's youth. For even more offerings, check out the Stoughton Recreation Department's website or their summer brochure: http://www.stoughton.org/Recreation/Summer *** 1. Summer Field Trip Program Stoughton Youth Resources offers weekly summer field trips to Stoughton youth, ages 10 and up. This year the group is going to the Mystic Aquarium, the Pawtucket Red Sox, the beach, a Fenway Tour, a whale watch, Patriots Training Camp and George’s Island. Each participant is guaranteed to attend at least four of the trips, sometimes more, depending on whether or not …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This is the second installment in what will be a weekly spotlight of different Town of Stoughton employees. This week, meet Christine Howe, a summer assistant with the Recreation Department.
Editor's Note: Each week Stoughton Patch will be shining a spotlight on a dedicated town employee whose hard work contributes to the continued betterment of our community. Have anyone you would like to see featured as part of this series? Let us know by emailing email@example.com. *** Christine Howe - Office Assistant, Stoughton Recreation Department Christine Howe’s enthusiasm and passion for the Stoughton Recreation Department’s offerings is evident from the moment a parent enters their office located on the basement level of the Town Hall. The confident, yet warm reassurance Howe provides parents of the anticipated enjoyment their child will experience is based from her family’s involvement in these very programs, such as the …