Patriots to honor veterans and active duty military at Lions game

The Kraft family and the New England Patriots will thank the real patriots among us when they honor veterans and active duty military members with a number of game day activities at Gillette Stadium as part of the team’s 2014 Salute to Service game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Nov. 23. The activities are in recognition of Veterans Day and a part of the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign and the Patriots Charitable Foundation’s week-long veteran and military volunteerism initiative.

In a pregame ceremony, Patriots Cheerleaders and members of the organization will join veterans and active duty military members to unfurl three American flags on the field. The United States Marine Corps out of Fort Devens, Mass., will present the colors, and the Massachusetts Army National Guard Voices of Freedom will perform the national anthem. At the end of the national anthem, two F-15C fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing, 131st Fighter Squadron will fly over Gillette Stadium. The fighter jets will take off from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Football Marathon Schedule

The marathon showing of Thanksgiving football games against Mansfield from 1983 to 2013 will begin on Sunday night, November 23rd.  This memorable collection of “the good, the bad, & the ugly” of Warrior football will be played on FCA’s Education Channel (Comcast Channel 12 or Verizon Channel 37) and continue through the weekend.

1985 … Sun. 11/23 at 6 pm / Wed. 11/26 at 11:31 am / Sat. 11/29 at 5:03 pm

1988 … Sun. 11/23 at 3 pm / Sat. 11/29 at 6:59 pm

1989 … Sun. 11/23 at 7:56 pm / Wed.11/26 at 1:27 pm

1990 … Sun. 11/23 at 10:26 pm / Wed. 11/26 at 3:58 pm / Sat. 11/29 at 9:53 am

1991 … Mon. 11/24 at12:12 am / Fri. 11/28 at 5:53 pm / Sat. 11/29 at 11:39 am

1992 … Mon. 11/24 at 2:55 am / Fri. 11/28 at 8:36 pm

1993 … Mon. 11/24 at5:43 am / Fri. 11/28 at 11:24 pm

2012 … Mon. 11/24 at 8:16 am / Wed. 11/26 at 5:44 pm

1995 … Mon. 11/24 at11:06 am / Wed. 11/26 at 8:34 pm / Sun. 11/30 at 8:20 pm

1996 … Mon. 11/24 at1:56 pm / Sat. 11/29 at 1:57 am

1997 … Mon. 11/24 at 5:02 pm / Wed. 11/26 at 11:24 pm / Sat. 11/29 at 2:30 pm

1998 … Mon. 11/24 at 7:27 pm / Thur. 11/27 at 1:49 am / Sat. 11/29 at 4:54 pm

1999 … Mon. 11/24 at 9:50 pm / Thur. 11/27 at 4:12 am

2000 … Tues. 11/25 at12:37 am / Thur. 11/27 at 6:59 am / Sat. 11/29 at 7:18 pm

2001 … Tues. 11/25 at 3:00 am / Thur. 11/27 at 9:21 am / Sun. 11/30 at 10 am

2002 … Tues. 11/25 at 5:54 am / Fri. 11/28 at 3:00 pm / Sat. 11/29 at 9:40 pm

2003 … Tues. 11/25 at 8:17 am / Thur. 11/27 at 11:49 am

2004 … Tues. 11/25 at10:50 am / Thur. 11/27 at 2:18 pm

2005 … Tues. 11/25 at1:09 pm / Thur. 11/27 at 4:36 pm

2006 … Tues. 11/25 at 3:54 pm / Thur. 11/27 at 7:21 pm / Sun. 11/30 at 12:33 am

2007 … Tues. 11/25 at 6:01 pm / Thur. 11/27 at 9:28

2008 … Tues. 11/25 at 8:57 pm / Thur. 11/27 at 12:24 am

2009 … Tues. 11/25 at10:52 pm / Fri. 11/28 at 2:19 am

2010 … Wed. 11/26 at1:23 am / Fri. 11/28 at 4:51 am / Sun. 11/30 at 12:24 pm

2011 … Wed. 11/26 at 3:51 am / Fri. 11/28 at 7:20 am / Sun. 11/30 at 2:53 pm

2012 … Wed. 11/26 at 6:15 am / Fri. 11/28 at 9:44 am / Sun. 11/30 at 5:17 pm

2013 … Wed. 11/26 at 9:00 am / Fri. 11/28 at 12:29 pm

Local Residents & Community Leaders Take White House Tour

Photo 1 White House Tour Hockomock Area YMCA Photo 3 White House Tour Hockomock Area YMCAHockomock Y’s Healthy Futures initiative is a shared vision to create healthier communities

The Hockomock Area YMCA’s Healthy Futures Initiative was selected, to visit the White House Kitchen Gardens in recognition of its positive impact on local communities, through its Healthy Futures Initiative. The visit, part of Let’s Move on Thursday, October 30th, included a private tour of the White House.

The goals of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative are aligned with, and supportive of, the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Healthy Futures Initiative, which focuses on community-based initiatives to reduce inactivity and poor nutrition in the fifteen communities served by the Y, through programs, projects, and policies. Healthy Futures incorporates prevention and intervention-based strategies that support families, especially those most at risk due to food insecurities. Continue reading

Bass Pro Shops Now Hiring For The Holiday Season

Patriot PlaceBass Pro Shops is seeking part-time cashiers and customer service-oriented individuals to work over the holiday season.

Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place is now hiring for the holiday season.

The regional superstore for outdoor retail is seeking part-time cashiers and enthusiastic, customer service-oriented individuals to work throughout the holiday season, including at Santa’s Wonderland, which opens Saturday, Nov. 15. Please note holiday employees are temporary positions that will require evening, weekend and holiday availability. Previous retail experience is a plus.  Continue reading

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