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Patriot Place Hosting Ocean Spray’s 12th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration On Saturday, Oct. 15

Community Press Release

Annual fall celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature cranberry harvest, family-friendly activities and appearances from Pat Patriot and cheerleaders  

Patriot Place will host Ocean Spray’s 12th annual Fall Harvest Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This fall favorite is free and open to the public, providing a great opportunity for families to enjoy the quintessential New England foliage and a variety of family-friendly activities in both the North and South Marketplaces throughout the day. The signature Ocean Spray® Cranberry Harvest will take place at the cranberry bog behind Bass Pro Shops from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., giving guests an inside look at an authentic cranberry harvest and the opportunity to go on informational bog walks with Ocean Spray experts.

The South Marketplace will also feature appearances from Pat Patriot and the Patriots cheerleaders and free family activities including fall-themed family photos and pony rides. In the North Marketplace, families can enjoy fall-themed fun including pumpkin decorating, face painting, autumnal arts and crafts, live music and more. All guests visiting the Fall Harvest Celebration that check in via the Advantage App will receive point bonuses and be entered to win a variety of prizes including Patriots tickets. For a complete schedule of events and additional details, visit Patriot-Place.com/FallHarvest.

“As the calendar turns to fall, it brings a few of our favorite things to Patriot Place: football and our annual Fall Harvest Celebration,” said Brian Earley, Vice President and General Manger of Patriot Place. “We look forward to partnering with Ocean Spray and Bass Pro Shops to host the annual cranberry harvest and a variety of free, family-friendly activities throughout Patriot Place on Saturday, Oct. 15.”

ABOUT PATRIOT PLACE
Patriot Place is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination located adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Patriot Place features large and boutique retailers, 23 casual to high-end restaurants and other nightlife venues. Among the highlights of Patriot Place are New England’s first Bass Pro Shops, a state-of-the-art, 14-screen Showcase Cinema De Lux, the award-winning Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon, the retro-style bowling alley, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, the modern gastro sports pub, CBS Sporting Club, the four-star Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Foxborough/Patriot Place and Helix eSports, the region’s largest egaming center and social hub. Patriot Place is also the home of Brigham Health and Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Centers. For more information, visit www.patriot-place.com, follow Patriot Place on Twitter (twitter.com/patriotplace) or like Patriot Place on Facebook (facebook.com/patriotplace).

ABOUT OCEAN SPRAY

In 1930, Ocean Spray was founded by three maverick farmers – bonded by bold cranberry love. Since then, we’ve grown into a vibrant global agricultural cooperative, built on the strength of roughly 700 farmer families in the United States, Canada and Chile. Together, we’ve worked to preserve the family farming way of life for nearly 100 years, and for generations to come. Today, our cranberries show up in more than a thousand deliciously nourishing products in over 100 countries worldwide. United by passion and purpose, Ocean Spray is committed to trailblazing the power of the mighty cranberry through its offbeat taste and uncanny nutrition to feed happier lives for all. Born Tart. Raised Bold.™

FCA Scholarship 2022

Foxboro Cable Access continues to encourage higher education in the Communications Field by offering a $1000 scholarship annually. Any Foxboro resident is eligible to apply if they are pursuing a college degree in this field.

Applications are available at the FCA Studio at 28 Central Street, Foxborough High School Guidance Office, The Boyden Library, Town Hall and can also be downloaded from the link below.

Completed applications must be returned to the FCA studio by the deadline of Friday, May 13, 2022 If you have any other questions, please call Foxboro Cable Access at 543-4757.

Irish Festival March 12th at Patriot Place

After two-year hiatus, the popular St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring live Irish music, step dancing, and free Irish-themed activities returns to Patriot Place for the 11th time

The Festival will go from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and take place rain or shine

After a two-year hiatus, Patriot Place will once again celebrate the joys of Irish culture with the 11th annual Irish Festival, taking place Saturday, March 12 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The daylong celebration will feature live performances by Irish musicians and step dancers, as well as a full slate of free Irish-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy. This popular Patriot Place tradition is free and open to the public.

The fun includes musical performances from Slainte, Devri and Joshua Tree Band on the Dean College Stage, as well as Irish step dancing performances from several talented groups hosted by Six String Grill & Stage. Throughout the festival, families can also enjoy activities including airbrush tattoos, caricature artists, a balloon artist, petting zoo and more.

Additionally, Patriot Place will host a number of special appearances throughout the day, including the Providence Hurling Club and Old Colony Highland Pipe Band. The Patriot Place North Marketplace will also be lined with several authentic Irish merchants, including the Irish Import Shop, Eire’s Irish Imports, JAT Creations and more. The Irish Festival will take place rain or shine.

“After a two-year hiatus, we are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to celebrate Irish Festival at Patriot Place,” said Brian Earley, Vice President and General Manager of Patriot Place. “Irish Festival is one of our favorite events of the year, bringing together families from across New England to enjoy Irish step dancing, musical performances, traditional Irish demonstrations and family-friendly activities. We can’t wait to see everyone back at Patriot Place on March 12 for what promises to be another great celebration.”

2022 IRISH FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.SlainteDean College Stage*
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Stanley & GrimStage Two**
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Harney School of Irish DanceSix String Grill & Stage
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.Sullivan School of Dance Six String Grill & Stage
12 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.Harney School of Irish DanceDean College Stage*
12:15 to 12:30 p.m.Old Colony Highlanders Pipe BandDean College Stage*
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.DevriDean College Stage*
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Dunleavy Boyle Academy of Irish DanceSix String Grill & Stage
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Sullivan-Stewart School of Irish DanceSix String Grill & Stage
2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.Dunleavy Boyle Academy of Irish DanceDean College Stage*
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Keohane & KennealyStage Two**
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Old Colony Highlanders Pipe BandDean College Stage*
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Joshua Tree BandDean College Stage* 
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Greene O’Leary School of Irish DanceSix String Grill & Stage

*- The Dean College Stage is located outside of Citizen Crust, Skipjack’s and Bar Louie

** – Stage Two is located outside of Walpole Outdoors

Fireworks at Patriot Place 7/2

Patriot Place announced today that they will be hosting a patriotic fireworks display on Friday, July 2.

The annual tradition returns after a year hiatus due to COVID-19. Patriot Place’s Summer Stage will feature live entertainment before the evening culminates in a fireworks spectacular beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m. For a full schedule and additional details, visit https://www.patriot-place.com/fireworks/

“We look forward to kicking off the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a fun-filled day of family activities and culminating in a spectacular fireworks show,” said Brian Earley, Vice President and General Manager of Patriot Place. “As we make the much-anticipated return to normal, we can’t wait to celebrate this patriotic occasion with our guests at Patriot Place.”

Register O’Donnell Promotes Homestead Act

Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell today reminded Norfolk County homeowners about the importance of filing for Homestead protection. 

O’Donnell noted, “If you own a home, and it is your primary residence, one way to protect it is to file a Homestead. The Homestead law provides a homeowner with limited protection against the forced sale of their primary residence to satisfy unsecured debt up to $500,000. This is especially important when you consider that for most of us, a home is our most valuable asset.  Consumers should take steps to protect that asset.” 

Another feature of the Homestead law is the allowance for a filing of an Elderly Homestead application, which defines an elder as a person who is 62 years of age or older. This protection can be increased if the elderly couple are each 62 years of age or older and file jointly.

The Register further noted, “Back in March of 2011, the Homestead law was updated so that a valid Homestead cannot be terminated when refinancing a mortgage. Other changes that took place back in 2011 state that a Homestead can provide protections for a primary home even if it is kept in trust. The definition of a primary residence was also further expanded to include a manufactured or mobile home.” 

While a Homestead provides important protections for homeowners, it is important to note there are certain debts that are exempted from protection under the Homestead Act. These include federal, state and local tax liens, as well as mortgages contracted for the purchase of a primary home and nursing home liens. Most other mortgages, debts, and encumbrances existing prior to the filing of the Declaration of Homestead, along with probate court executions for spousal and child support, are also not covered under the Homestead protection statute. 

Homestead documents are recorded at the Registry of Deeds for a state imposed fee of $36.00. Additional information about the Homestead law, and free applications are available by going to the Registry’s website at www.norfolkdeeds.org.  

Register O’Donnell concluded, “I want to reiterate that a Homestead provides limited protection against the forced sale of a homeowner’s primary residence to satisfy unsecured debt up to $500,000. While the debt is still owed, homeowners can have peace of mind knowing that with a Homestead recorded at the Registry of Deeds, their primary residence cannot be forcibly sold to satisfy most debts. If you have any questions about a Homestead, please contact our Customer Service Center at 781-461-6101, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30AM-4:30PM. Our trained staff are more than willing to answer any questions you may have.”

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham.  The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.  All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website www.norfolkdeeds.org.  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.