Live “Black and White Band” Concert Tonight (7/16)

Black and White Band
Black and White Band will perform tonight (7/16/15) on the common. Foxborough residents can watch live on Comcast 8, Verizon 39, and online.

Tonight FCA volunteers will bring live coverage of the Foxboro Jaycees Concert on the Common, featuring the Black and White Band.

CONCERT BEGINS AT 7PM, WATCH LIVE ON COMAST 8, VERIZON 39, OR ONLINE.

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Toe Jam Puppet Band Thursday, July 23rd

YMCA LogoJoin the Hockomock Area YMCA for a fun community event, on Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30pm featuring music and family fun with special guests The Toe Jam Puppet Band at the Invensys Foxboro (67 Mechanic Street). Register today to reserve your spot at any the member service desk or online at hockymca.org.  [Go to online registration select >By Branch >Foxboro >Arts and Enrichment.]

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Register O’Donnell Sees Encouraging Trends in Real Estate Market

Norfolk Registry of Deeds SealCiting continued growth in the total dollar volume of real estate sales and the robust gains in the mortgage market in the 2nd quarter, 2015, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William O’Donnell expressed “cautious optimism” that the Norfolk County real estate market is exhibiting several encouraging signs.

The Register noted, “During the last quarter (April-June), the total number of deeds recorded rose a modest 4% to 4,745 compared to the same time period in 2014. I am convinced this number would have even been bigger except for the lack of real estate inventory as buyers compete amongst themselves for a limited number of properties.”

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Sturdy Hospital Blood Drive Thursday, June 11

Sturdy Memorial Hospital LogoSturdy Memorial Hospital will be holding a Blood Drive in partnership with the Rhode Island Blood Center on Thursday, June 11, from 7:30am4pm in the Hospital Auditorium. Each donation you make can treat up to three people and will help alleviate the region’s seasonal blood shortage. While emergencies and disasters capture the attention of our community and prompt people to respond by donating, the need for blood donations is ongoing. Donating regularly is something we can do to ensure blood is always available the instant it is needed, and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell anemia, and other illnesses, as well as those who need regular blood transfusions to live.

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Partners In Patriotism Fund Gives $5K To Sam Berns Community Field Project

From left to right: Partners in Patriotism Fund Grant Committee member Cindy Venuto, Grants Committee Vice Chair Mark Powers, Foxborough High School senior Brian DeVellis, Foxborough High School Class of 2015 President Kayla Sepe, Grants Committee Chair Jimmy McGowan and Grants Committee member Livia Binks. The Partners in Patriotism Fund, established by the Kraft family in 2014, recently donated $5,000 to the FHS Class of 2015 to assist the departing seniors in building a garden in memory of their classmate, Sam Berns.
From left to right: Partners in Patriotism Fund Grant Committee member Cindy Venuto, Grants Committee Vice Chair Mark Powers, Foxborough High School senior Brian DeVellis, Foxborough High School Class of 2015 President Kayla Sepe, Grants Committee Chair Jimmy McGowan and Grants Committee member Livia Binks. The Partners in Patriotism Fund, established by the Kraft family in 2014, recently donated $5,000 to the FHS Class of 2015 to assist the departing seniors in building a garden in memory of their classmate, Sam Berns.

Grant to assist the Foxborough High School Class of 2015 in building a garden in memory of their classmate, Sam Berns.
By JEREMIE SMITH

As graduation day approaches, the Foxborough High School Class of 2015 plans to give the community a meaningful gift inspired by their dear friend and classmate, Sam Berns, who passed away from progeria in January 2014.

Needing approximately $15,000 to build a garden and walkway with benches and a plaque at the Sam Berns Community Field, the graduating class recently received a $5,000 grant from the Partners in Patriotism Fund, which will assist in the cost of materials and labor needed for the project.

“We are very grateful of this donation,” said Class of 2015 President Kayla Sepe. “A lot of people have stepped up to help us and the Partners in Patriotism Fund’s generosity will help us do so much with the landscaping and maintenance needed for the garden. I’m very grateful for their support.”

Foxborough High School senior Brian DeVellis, who helped spearhead the class gift with Sepe, class adviser Kristen D’Errico and class officers, Meggie Maguire (vice president), Lauren Sampson (secretary) and Timothy O’Toole (treasurer), said these funds will help the class incorporate more elements into the project.

“Almost half of the money we raised came from the Partners in Patriotism Fund, so we can use this money to build the garden, benches and maybe add a flag pole and bird bath,” DeVellis said. “We can make this project go from good to great.”

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