Live “Black and White Band” Concert Tonight (7/25)

Black and White Band
Black and White Band will perform tonight (7/25/13) 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.

From the Jaycees Website:
The Foxboro jaycees free concerts on Foxboro Common series continues Thursday July 25 with “Black and White!” Join us for the free show starting at 7pm! Bring a chair, bring dinner, bring the entire family!

What do you call a Rhode Island institution that came together over twenty years ago through a love of blues and rock & roll? Black & White! Since 1990, the band has adorned the stages of venues throughout New England, bringing forth their unique blend of high energy swing-blues and roots rock & roll.

Among their achievements, Black & White have performed at the prestigious BOSTON BLUES FESTIVAL, and have had the honor of sharing billing with some of music history’s top performers. Additionally, the band was nominated in the 2000, 2002, 2003 & 2005 PROVIDENCE PHOENIX BEST MUSIC POLL – Best Blues/R&B Act Category.

Check out the band’s video from the New England Blues Festival in Middleboro, MA (Sunday, July 14, 2013)

Board of Selectmen Coverage Tonight

Board of Selectmen MeetingThe Foxboro Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:00pm in the Andrew A. Gala Room (Town Hall). 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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Jaycee Concert on the Common Tonight at 7pm

Jessica Prouty Band
Jessica Prouty Band
Tonight FCA volunteers will bring live coverage of the Foxboro Jaycees Concert on the Common, featuring The Jessica Prouty band.

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

Check out the band’s music video “Set Me Free”

From the Jaycees Website:
The Foxboro jaycees free summer concerts on the common series continues Thursday July 18 with returning favorites The Jessica Prouty band, who exploded onto the scene a few years back and electrified Foxboro Common with an intense, incredible show last summer. Come see them again or meet this incredible talent!

About the band: “The Jessica Prouty Band, female-fronted, rock band, has won the John Lennon Educational Tourbus Daddy’s Junky Music Rockin’ Roland Battle of the Bands, won first place in Children’s Hospital Boston Notes for the Cure Battle for Best Song, been in the top 10 of Little Stevens Underground Garage Battle of the Female-fronted bands, second in NAMM-sponsored nationwide SchoolJamUSA contest in CA at Downtown Disney where Jessica also received best vocalist and Cam best drummer, and four band members won scholarships to Berklee College of Music summer programs, first in the RJL Memorial Battle of the Bands. Three now attend Berklee. Their original songs have been played on Boston’s 92.5 The River, WFNX, WAAF, WATD, Pixy 103, plus WBRU (RI) and WTOS, 106.3 The Bone (both Maine), 106.3 Frank FM, 104.9 The Hawk, WHEB (all NH), WHJY (RI). They’ve played clubs like Wally’s (NH), Mardi Gras (RI), Nectar’s and Higher Ground (VT), as well as the Lowell Auditorium for the New England Music Awards, amusement parks, the Maine Lobster Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, state parks, camps, and numerous VT, ME and MA fairs.

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips From Sturdy Memorial Hospital

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Skin cancer has become the most common form of cancer in the United States, as stated by the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is also the most preventable form of cancer. Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care physicians recommend practicing safe-sun habits:

“Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher every day to all exposed skin, even in the winter,” says Dr. Olympia Kovich, board certified dermatologist. “For prolonged outdoor activity or a day at the beach, use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.” The term “broad-spectrum” means the sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply roughly every two hours and after swimming or sweating.
Wear protective clothing such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-protection sunglasses, where possible.
Seek shade when available, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest.
Use extra caution near water, sand, and snow, because they reflect and intensify the rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn and skin damage.
Avoid tanning booths and beds. Ultraviolet light from the sun and indoor tanning can cause skin cancer and wrinkling.
Perform regular self skin examinations. If you notice anything changing, growing, or bleeding on your skin, see a dermatologist.

For more information about skin cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, visit the Sturdy Memorial Hospital website at www.sturdymemorial.org/serv_skincancercare.html.

Hockomock Area YMCA Invensys Foxboro Branch Celebrates Camp WAPAWCA’s 10-Year Anniversary

(L-R) Kristina Ketchum, Jonathan Bricker and Shelly Jacobson join the Hockomock Y in celebrating ten years of summer fun and a lifetime of memories through Camp WAPAWCA in Foxboro.
(L-R) Kristina Ketchum, Jonathan Bricker and Shelly Jacobson join the Hockomock Y in celebrating ten years of summer fun and a lifetime of memories through Camp WAPAWCA in Foxboro.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Hockomock Area YMCA Invensys Foxboro Branch celebrates their 10-year anniversary of Camp WAPAWCA (With a Positive Attitude We Can Achieve) Traditional Day Camp for children entering grades 1 through 5.

Invensys Foxboro Branch Director Patrick Murphy recognized three staff members who have been part of the Camp WAPAWCA tradition for those ten years. “Our Y’s promise is to help strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Y Summer Camp is a great place for area youth to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Shelly Jacobson, Kristina Ketchum, and Jonathan Bricker began as campers at the Invensys Foxboro Branch. As years passed, all three became more engaged, working their way from campers to counselors-in-training and now as staff members, “ says Murphy. “They are committed, hard-working, and dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen who is welcomed each morning at camp. We couldn’t be prouder to have them a part of our Y family,” adds Patrick.

Ms. Shelly Jacobson, a Wrentham resident has been part of the Hockomock Area YMCA Camp since she was six years old. She started out as a camper and by age twelve, entered the Counselor-in-Training program. She worked her way up to a camp counselor position and is now employed full-time as the Sports Director at the Invensys Foxboro Branch. “I want campers to have as much fun as I did as a camper,” says Jacobson. “Camp WAPAWCA was my family away from home and I want to have the same positive impact on the campers that come here to our Hockomock Y. Our camp counselors are as excited for the day as the campers when they arrive. Our number one goal is for the kids to have the best summer in a carefree, safe, and healthy atmosphere. ”

Ms. Kristina Ketchum, a 19-year old Foxboro resident and student-athlete at Quinnipiac University, has been involved in WAPAWCA camp for the past fourteen years as a camper and now as a counselor. “The Y has positive staff role models to help campers succeed at camp and connect with others. I made some of my best friends at camp,” explains Ketchum. This year Kristina is a counselor in our Super Sports Camp. “We emphasize fundamental skills, sportsmanship, and team work.”

Mr. Jonathan Bricker, a 20-year old Sharon resident and student leader at UMASS Amherst, has been involved in WAPAWCA camp for the past ten years. He completed the Counselor-in-Training program at age 12, and was hired as a camp counselor at age 15. In 2009, Bricker was awarded the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Youth of the Year award for his leadership. “I have grown so much from my involvement in Leaders Club and Camp. I have developed so many great friendships from being actively engaged at the Y and in the community,” explains Jon.

During Camp WAPAWCA, children get daily, free swim lessons, free swim time, archery, sports, enrichment, crafts, and music. Grades 2-5 go on weekly field trips to new and exciting places such as the zoo, scenic ponds and lakes, attend Paw Sox games, play lazer tag, and much more. First graders stay on-site and are visited every Wednesday by such fun things as magicians, mad scientists, a petting zoo and more. The Hockomock Area YMCA camps are enriched further with reading, writing, and science programs to help close summer learning gaps between school years. The Hockomock Area YMCA offers busing with multiple stops in the local community as well as pre and post care from 7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm for parents in need. Parents who want to send their children to camp, but who are in situations that make that seemingly impossible because of finances, should submit a confidential scholarship application. Scholarship applications are available on our website at hockymca.org or at any Member Service Desk.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At the Y, strengthening community is its cause. Every day, the Y works side-by-side with its neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow. Learn more at www.hockymca.org.

For more information about camp at the Hockomock Area YMCA, please visit hockymca.org or call the Foxboro branch at 508.772.1353, the North Attleboro branch at 508.695.7001, or the Franklin branch at 508.528.8708.

The Community at Your Fingertips