Category Archives: Community Announcements

Hockomock Area YMCA Announces Healthy Weight and Your Child Program Classes this Spring

Family Information Session on February 25th at Foxborough Regional Charter School

The Hockomock Area YMCA is excited to announce a new program called Healthy Weight and Your Child Program which empowers 7-13 year olds, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Beginning February 25 th , this program will take place onsite at the Foxborough Regional Charter School.

The Healthy Weight and Your Child program emphasizes three elements: healthy eating, regular physical activity and behavior change, engages the whole family, so together they can understand how the home environment and other factors influence the choices that lead to a healthy weight.

Healthy Weight and Your Child is a 15 week physical activity and nutrition program that meets two times a week for 2 hours each session (Mondays and Wednesdays). There will be one hour of
fun movement-based activity during the class. Made up of a group of 10 children and their parents/caregivers, the program creates a safe, fun, and active environment for children and their families to explore and adopt proven methods to living a healthier lifestyle. The program is an evidence-based model, developed by leading child health and weight management specialists using the best available research, as well as clinical and government guidelines. The sessions are facilitated by trained content and activity leaders who are committed to engaging the whole family.

Those interested in this program are invited to attend a Family Information Session on Monday, February 25th from 6:15pm to 8:15pm at the Foxborough Regional Charter School. Interested
families can contact Marykate Bergen at or call 508-339-4053 to register to attend the session. The Hockomock Area YMCA has been involved with youth obesity
prevention since 2007, which marked the start of their Healthy Futures Initiative designed to create healthier communities.

Program cost is $300 for YMCA members and $400 for non-members. Families will also receive a complimentary YMCA membership while enrolled in the program (a $300 value). To be eligible for the program, each child must be between the ages of 7 and 13, have a body mass index greater than or equal to the 95th percentile, be cleared for physical activity by a health care provider or school nurse, and accompanied by a parent or caregiver at every session.

2019 Scout Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 24th
7:30 am – 11:30 am
Ahern School Cafeteria

Tickets $5, kids under 5 are free

Friend of Scouting Raffle: great raffle baskets and items up for grabs.

Tickets available at the door or from any Scout in town.  

Please support Foxboro Scouts and enjoy a breakfast of all you can eat pancakes, with bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee or tea.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit another local nonprofit.

Hosted by Pack 70, Pack 116, Troop 7, Troop 32, Troop 314

Take Photos With The Super Bowl Liii Vince Lombardi Trophy This Weekend

Fans can pose beside the Patriots sixth Lombardi Trophy Friday to Sunday with admission to The Patriots Hall of Fame.

Please note fans must bring their own cameras. To accommodate all who are anticipated to attend, there is a one photo limit either per person or per group with the Lombardi Trophy.

The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions for an NFL record-tying sixth time in franchise history and the third time in the last five years. In honor of the team’s Super Bowl LIII victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon is giving fans a chance to be part of the championship celebration.

Fans visiting the Patriots Hall of Fame this weekend will get a unique opportunity to have their photo taken beside the team’s latest Vince Lombardi Trophy. Please note admission to The Hall is required to gain access to this photo opportunity and is subject to ticket availability. Admission tickets can be purchased here:

The Super Bowl LIII trophy will be on display for photos during the following dates and times:

·         Friday, Feb. 8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

·         Saturday, Feb. 9: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·         Sunday, Feb. 10: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Guests musts bring their own cameras to have their photo taken next to the Lombardi Trophy. A member of The Hall’s staff will be available to take photos. In anticipation of lines, please note that there will be a limit to one photograph either per person or one photograph per group.

For more information on the photo opportunity with the Lombardi Trophy, visit

Fans visiting The Hall can also view the Patriots’ five other Vince Lombardi trophies when they visit the Super Bowl Experience exhibit, which chronicles the team’s first five world championship seasons and displays game-worn artifacts from each championship season.

For more information call The Hall at 508-698-4800. 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. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military with ID and $5 for children ages 5 to 12.

Bar Association Of Norfolk County Free Legal Clinics/referral Service/public Invited

Community Press Release

Do you have a legal question or are you confused about a legal issue? The Bar Association of Norfolk County is sponsoring Free Evening Legal Clinics as a public service to the community. A panel of attorneys experienced in all areas of the law will be available for a one on one consultation with you to discuss your legal questions. All consultations are strictly confidential. The clinic schedule is listed below. For those who wish to telephone, rather than visit the clinics, the BarAssociation will assist you with a free referral by calling 617-471-9693. You will be referred to an attorney who specializes in your legal matter. OurReferral Service is a full fee paid service covering Personal Injury,Automobile accidents, estates/Wills, Criminal, Consumer, Real Estate, and much more. Please call with any legal issues you may have. Our staff will gladly assist you. All calls are confidential.

The Free Evening Legal Clinics will be held at 6:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. on Tuesday evenings at the following courts:

QUINCY DISTRICT COURT ……………………….      DECEMBER 11, 2018


QUINCY DISTRICT COURT………………………       APRIL 2, 2019

DEDHAM DISTRICT COURT……………………….    JUNE 04, 2019

QUINCY DISTRICT COURT…………………….          AUGUST 6, 2019





Occupational Health Service At Sturdy Memorial Hospital Keeps Workforces Healthy Offering A Variety Of Services Including Silica Medical Exams

Occupational Health Service (OHS) at Sturdy Memorial Hospital works with businesses to keep their employees healthy and productive. OHS offers services specific to company and regulatory requirements including silica medical exams in accordance with OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard. Pre-employment, DOT and non-DOT physical exams, drug/alcohol testing, audiograms, medical surveillance, and medical treatment of injured employees to get them back to work as quickly as possible, are also offered. OHS can also help with preparation for international business travel.

The International Travel Medicine program at OHS provides individuals with destination-specific travel appointments that take into consideration patients’ health status, vaccination history, travel destination, and length of stay, and prepare travelers before going abroad. Comprehensive travel evaluation and immunizations are available, as well as counseling on international health and safety risks particular to the destination.

Occupational Health Service at Sturdy Memorial Hospital is backed by the full resources of Sturdy Memorial Hospital including physical and occupational therapy, diagnostic testing, and, during off-hours, injury treatment in our Emergency Care Center, which is open 24 hours a day. For more information about OHS, call 508-236-7500 or visit

Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.