Patriots salute service of more than 180 veterans and active duty military during 34-9 win over Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium

The Kraft family and the New England Patriots thanked the real patriots with a number of game-day activities that honored more than 180 veterans and active duty military members during the team’s 2014 Salute to Service game – a 34-9 win against the Detroit Lions – at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Among those honored during Sunday’s win were Foxborough residents and World War II veterans Josephine Miller and Edward Mousseau. Miller, 91, served as a Marine Sgt. in the Women’s Marine Corps Reserve, and Mousseau, 91, received a Silver Star for his service in the United States Army. Both were appreciative of Sunday’s experience.  Continue reading

YMCA invites community to ‘Breakfast with Santa’ on December 13th

YMCA LogoJoin the Hockomock Area YMCA for a fun and festive holiday event, ‘Breakfast with Santa’ on December 13, 2014.  Breakfast seatings are set for 9:00am and 10:00am at the North Attleboro Branch (300 Elmwood Street) and Bernon Family Branch (45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin); and 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am at the Invensys Foxboro Branch (67 Mechanic Street).  Register today to reserve your spot at any the member service desk as spots fill up quick!

Family and friends are welcome to join us for a delicious pancake breakfast and a chance to meet Santa Claus! Y members and the entire community are invited to attend this event at $5 for members and $8 for non-members, children under 1 free.  Registration is required for anyone eating breakfast. Continue reading

Carol Elledge Piano Performances on FCA

A program featuring the recently deceased former Foxboro resident Carol Elledge in two special piano performances will be shown this weekend on the Public Channel (Comcast 8 / Verizon 39).   Foxboro Cable Access volunteer Paul Beck has compiled the program, entitled “A Tribute to the Memory of Everard and Carol Elledge,” from two separate recordings made over thirty years ago.  In the first performance, Carol plays a one hour solo concert at St. Mark’s  Church for the Re-Dedication of the Steinway Grand Piano which was donated to the church by her late husband Everard.  In the other performance, she plays Rhapsody in Blue  with the Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston in 1990.

The FCA Program Schedule lists the premiere showing on Friday, November 21st at 9:30 pm, and subsequent showings Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm and Sunday and Monday at 2 am and 11 am.  It will also be included in the Video Gallery of the FCA website and can be viewed there anytime.   For additional information on this programming or to learn more about other FCA activities and training which is offered at no charge to town residents, please contact FCA Executive Director Michael Webber at 508-543-4757.

PRESERVING THE TRADITION … 30 Years of Thanksgiving Day Football!

Thanksgiving Football MarathonThe Foxboro Mansfield football rivalry goes back decades and since 1983 the games have been videotaped by Foxboro Cable Access volunteers – rain, shine, snow or freezing temperatures – and shown on the local public access channels.  Beginning on Sunday (November 23rd) a marathon playback of those prior years’ games has been scheduled for the viewing pleasure of the Foxborough community … and, via the worldwide web, their friends and family .   Continue reading

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