The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Patriot Place featured live Irish music, step dancing performances and free family activities throughout the North Marketplace.
A rainy day did not stop Irish eyes from smiling during Patriot Place’s sixth annual Irish Festival on Saturday, March 14. The popular festival is annually one of the largest free events at Patriot Place and brings the joys of the Irish culture to Foxborough through live musical performances and free Irish-themed activities for children of all ages.
Devri, a Boston-based band with major ties to Ireland, headlined several live performances, including Irish step dancers from The Greene-O’Leary School of Needham, Mass., Westwood, Mass., Milton, Mass. and Dedham, Mass., the School of Irish dance of The Harney Academy of Walpole, Mass., the Dunleavy Shaffer School of Irish Dance of Norwell, Mass., and the Sullivan School of Irish Dance of Newton, Mass.
Throughout the festival, families also enjoyed face painting stations, a photo booth, a sheep petting area and more.
The Foxborough School Committee will meet Monday, March 16th at 7pm in the Foxborough High School Media Center. FCA will air the meeting live on the Education Channel (Comcast 12/Verizon 37) and online at http://www.fcatv.org/live
Foxborough School Committee Meetings replay on the Education Channel (Comcast 12/Verizon 37) during the following times:
Fridays at noon
Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 12pm & 7pm
The current measles outbreak, which began last December in Disney World and has since led to more than 150 cases in 17 states, is a stark reminder that diseases once declared eliminated can, without vigilance, return easily and spread quickly.
Watch Physician Focus on the Public Channel
(Comcast 8/Verizon 39)
Monday & Tuesday, 6:30pm Tuesday & Wednesday 1:30am, 10:30am
To reinforce public awareness about the benefits of vaccines and immunization, the March episode of Physician Focusexamines the current outbreak and the role of vaccination in personal and public health. Among the topics of discussion are how once-eradicated diseases like measles can return and spread, just how dangerous childhood diseases can be and why people tend to discount their severity, the risks of not getting vaccinated, how herd immunity to protect the public’s health is determined, how misinformation about medicines can spread quickly, how physicians may deal with patients and their parents who have questions or doubts about vaccines, and the importance of immunization for adults as well as children.