The Foxboro Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Tuesday, November 26th at 6:15pm in the FHS Media Center. The meeting will air live on the FCA Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38), and online at http://www.fcatv.org/live
Board of Selectmen meetings replay on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) at the following times:
Fridays at 4pm
Saturdays at noon
Sundays 8am & 4pm
Previous meetings are archived online and available on the FCA Video Plus site: click here
The following agenda has been posted:
Foxborough Board of Selectmen Agenda
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For over 20 years, the Gifts for Kids Program has helped ease the financial burden for less fortunate families during the holiday season. This year, we have been asked to provide gifts for over 1000 children identified by human service providers in South Norfolk County (Bellingham, Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood and Wrentham). As the holidays near, we are asking for your renewed support so that we may continue to bring joy to these families in our communities.
To Sponsor a child:
Starting November 15, email or call one of the following individuals between 9AM and 9PM:
You will be given information about a child along with packaging instructions. Drop off is at the VFW on Robbins Road in Walpole on December 16 and at Our Lady of Sorrows in Sharon on December 18 between 4:00 and 6:00pm.
If you wish to make a cash donation, please make your check payable to Gifts for Kids and send to Gifts for Kids, Inc, PO Box 464, Sharon, MA 02067. Gifts for Kids is a local, all volunteer, 501©3 nonprofit organization.
Please become a GFK sponsor or volunteer, and help spread the word to family, friends and coworkers. Thank you in advance for caring.
Check out our website at www.giftsforkidsinfo.com and http://www.facebook.com/GiftsForKids
Patriot Place will welcome the holiday season to town on Saturday, Nov. 30, with the fifth annual Tree Lighting. The free event will feature a night of holiday tradition and family fun full of caroling, sleigh rides and the annual lighting of the Cradles to Crayons Holiday Giving Tree.
Visitors will be greeted by live holiday music and performances along with special appearances by the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, Pat Patriot and of course Santa and Rudolph. The Patriot Place Street Team will also be on site and in the holiday spirit with giveaways, prizes and more.
- 5:30 p.m. Elite Dance will perform with live Nutcrackers in front of Giving Tree
- 6:00 p.m. Giving Tree lighting ceremony with appearances by Santa and Rudolph
- 6:30 p.m. Sleigh rides through Patriot Place beginning between Davio’s and Bar Louie
- 7:00 p.m. Santa reading “A Night Before Christmas” in front of Old Navy
The giving tree, benefiting Patriot Place’s charitable partner, Cradles to Crayons, features ornaments containing a holiday request from a child in need. Visitors to Patriot Place are invited to take an ornament from the tree and purchase the assigned gift to fulfill a child’s wish. Gifts can be dropped off throughout the holiday season at the Patriot Place Management Office, located next to Skipjack’s, or at participating Patriot Place retailers.
After the tree is lit for the
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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has designated November as National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the ADA, “Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.” Wound Management Services (WMS) at Sturdy Memorial Hospital joins the ADA in bringing attention to the seriousness of diabetes.
People with diabetes whose blood sugar levels are not within target range are at greater risk for complications, especially nonhealing wounds and infections, which can lead to amputation. WMS encourages diabetics to pay particular attention to shoes, which can cause cuts or blisters that for diabetics, can go unnoticed, causing skin ulcers. Here are some tips for diabetics to follow, when it comes to footwear:
- Because feet swell during the day, shop for shoes in the afternoon or evening.
- Correctly fitted shoes should allow space that measures ½ the width of your thumb, between the tip of the shoe and your longest toe.
- Buy laced shoes that match the width of your foot, and are made of soft leather with a cushioned sole over a thin, leather sole.
- Break in a pair of new shoes for an hour or two at a time, until they feel comfortable.
- To ensure your shoes fit properly, have your feet measured periodically to see if they have changed.
- Replace shoes when the heel or middle portion of the shoe is worn down.
“People with diabetes,” says Dr. Martin Harris, a
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The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon honored Kelly Powers, a computer science teacher and department chair at the Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) in Marlborough, Mass., as The Hall’s Massachusetts STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Teacher of the Year at the Nov. 13 Massachusetts STEM Summit held at Gillette Stadium.
Powers was recognized by Governor Deval Patrick and University of Massachusetts President Dr. Robert Caret. The Hall’s executive director, Bryan Morry, presented Powers with a crystal trophy and a $5,000 check for AMSA to use on STEM education.
“It was such a pleasure to honor Kelly,” Morry said. “She is so deserving and has an obvious and deep commitment to all of her students as well as STEM education as a whole. We chose five finalists who were all outstanding, but the work Kelly is doing to promote STEM education through her engagement with students and colleagues is extraordinary. We are proud to recognize someone who is having a profound impact on STEM in Massachusetts.”
Powers is the inaugural winner of this award, which recognizes a Massachusetts teacher who is making significant contributions to STEM education.
“I am thrilled to be honored by The Hall, the Kraft family, Governor Patrick and Dr. Caret,” Powers said. “It’s very
. . . → Read More: KELLY POWERS HONORED AS MASSACHUSETTS STEM TEACHER OF THE YEAR BY THE HALL AT PATRIOT PLACE PRESENTED BY RAYTHEON