Aerial Mosquito Control Advisory

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will be conducting aerial larval control helicopter applications for 2 to 4 days; tentatively beginning on Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28, 2017 (weather permitting).  These applications are not ‘sprays’, but instead are granular applications of a biological larvicide applied to wetlands only.

The District will call, each morning, those public safety departments in whose towns the application will be taking place.

April Workshop: Field Production Tips & Tricks

Free Training Workshop Announced

Keys to a Successful Shoot

Click Here to Register 

April 26th 6:30-8:00 PM
FCA Studios, 28 Central Street

Shooting on location is often hectic and challenging. Knowing your gear, remaining focused, and utilizing some basic tips will help ensure a successful production.

During this hour and a half session, you will receive a refresher on the basic camera functions of the JVCHM150U followed by a discussion on field-shooting best practices.  including shot composition, camera placement tips, lighting, and “shooting for the edit”.

Workshop topics include:

  • Review of Camcorder Features
  • Field-shooting Best Practices
  • Shot Composition
  • Camera Placement Tips
  • Lighting
  • Shooting for the Edit

Instructor: Michael Webber
Cost: FREE

FCA offers this and a number of other FREE workshops throughout the year for interested residents. For more information, please email or call the studio at 508-543-4757.

Girls Basketball Team Soaks Up ‘championship Atmosphere’ At Gillette Stadium Prior To Saturday’s Sectional Final

Two days prior to its MIAA Division 2 South Sectional Finals game vs. Westwood, the Foxborough High School varsity girls basketball team visited Gillette Stadium as special guests of the Kraft family.

The Lady Warriors spent some time on the game field, where they were surprised with a good luck message from the Kraft family displayed on the stadium’s video boards.

“Being on the field and seeing the ‘Good Luck’ message from the Kraft family was incredible,” said head coach Lisa Downs. “It’s pretty incredible to have their support and be here where the New England Patriots practice and play and spend so many hours every season. It’s a really cool experience and really special for these girls.”

After photos on the field, the team headed inside to the Optum Field Lounge to breakdown film of their next opponent. The girls enjoyed light snacks while they watched Westwood’s 36-32 win over Nauset in the Sectional Quarterfinals on the Optum Field Lounge’s 9-foot-by-32-foot high resolution media wall.

“We’re usually watching film in a classroom, so this is much better,” said Downs. “This is a nice way for the girls to enjoy the moment and do something special. We are thankful for the opportunity.”

Downs added she was excited to have her team visit Gillette Stadium because of its “championship atmosphere.”

“It’s a winning environment and I always tell the girls that winning is contagious,” Downs said. “I’m hoping our girls can grab a little bit of that championship atmosphere and take it with them on Saturday.”

Family Friendly School Vacation Programming at State Parks

Department of Conservation & RecreationThe Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today announced family friendly programs will be offered by the agency throughout the state during next week’s traditional school vacation week. Additionally, the agency will continue to provide its regularly scheduled programming, which includes daily public skating and traditional winter activities, during next week’s school vacation.

“School vacation week serves as an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the natural world that surrounds us,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. “I encourage residents and families to explore the Commonwealth’s many environmental, cultural, and recreational resources.”

Some of the many school vacation programs offered by DCR include guided hikes, wildlife observation opportunities, crafting activities, history lessons, campfires, games, stories, and ice skating.

“By providing excellent programming during February vacation and throughout the winter months, the Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks to foster a true love of nature within today’s youth,” said DCR Commissioner Leo Roy. “The Massachusetts state parks system offers incredible opportunities for us all to get outside and incorporate a healthy and active lifestyle.”

A full list of activities and programming can be found on DCR’s website. In addition to the special vacation week programming, DCR will also continue to offer its normal recreational programs. Those activities include public skating at DCR’s eight managed rinks, cross country skiing at the Leo J Martin Ski Track in Weston, and adaptive programming that includes universally accessible hiking, skiing, skating, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Due to the unpredictability of the weather, such as extreme low temperatures, the DCR asks that all members of the public call ahead to confirm that the scheduled program is able to take place. Proper outerwear, including coats, boots, hats, and gloves, is encouraged for all participants of outdoor programs to ensure an enjoyable and safe outing.

Family Fun Over February School Vacation Week

The Hall at Patriot Place LogoEnjoy daily activities while reliving some of the greatest moments in Patriots history. 

The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is offering daily activities for families to enjoy over February school vacation week, beginning on Monday, Feb. 20.

February School Vacation Schedule at The Hall at Patriot Place Presented by Raytheon:

Feb. 20            Magic Show with John Logan (noon – 2 p.m.) – Enjoy a magic show from team magician John Logan.

Feb. 21            Design Your Own Jersey – Young fans can enjoy the football-themed coloring station to design their own jerseys. The Hall will provide coloring pages and crayons for guests to use.

Feb. 22            Meet & Greet with Patriots Alumni Pete Brock (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) – Meet New England Patriots Alumni Pete Brock for a photo and autograph with the Patriots legendary offensive lineman.

Feb. 23            Hands On History (noon – 3 p.m.) – This unique event connects guests with artifacts from Patriots history not currently on display. The Hall Curator, Lily Kathryn-Ames will educate guests on the history behind the artifacts and allow guests to hold and take photos with them.

Feb. 24            Field Goal Kick Contest – Fans can test their skills at kicking field goals by trying to convert 23-yard and 45-yard field goals consecutively. Those who succeed will be entered to win a Stephen Gostkowski autographed football.

Feb. 25            Scavenger Hunt – Fans can test their Patriots knowledge during The Hall’s scavenger hunt. See who can be the first in the group to answer all the questions and find all of the artifacts that are part of The Hall exhibit galleries. Those who turn in their completed scavenger hunts at the box office will receive a prize.

Elsewhere around The Hall guests can enjoy “The Fabric of Football” exhibit located in the Grand Hall. The exhibit features more than 30 game-worn jerseys from quarterbacks throughout pro football history. For more information about the exhibit, visit

Guests can also see game used artifacts from the Patriots Super Bowl LI championship season and learn more about artist/cartoonist Phil Bissell’s creation of the Pat Patriot logo.

The Hall is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Check for schedule changes and closings. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military with ID and $5 for children ages 5 to 12.

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