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Obituary: Laura F. Brennan

BRENNAN, Laura F. (Lambert) Of Canton formerly of Norwood and Hyde Park, July 22, 2014, age 49. Beloved wife of the late William F. Brennan. Loving mother of Steven T. Rider of Canton and LeeAnne Mullen of Foxboro. Sister of Joseph Kevin Lambert of Texas, Elizabeth Karen Johnson of Nova Scotia, John Lambert of Brockton, Marie Fitzhenry of Dedham, Charles Lambert of Maine, Michael Lambert of Norwood, and the late George Lambert. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Laura's Life Celebration in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common St, WALPOLE on Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 10am. A Mass of Christian ...
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Obituary: Joseph Hammond

HAMMOND, Joseph Of Canton passed away suddenly July 19th. Beloved husband of Demetra (Bitsikas). Loving son of James of KY and the late Marie Hammond. Brother of Karen Pellegrine and her husband Mark of Canton, Cheryl Morello and her husband Peter of FL, Jimmy Hammond and his wife Joanne of FL., and the late David M. Hammond. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends invited to attend a funeral mass at St. Mary's Church, 420 High St., Dedham, Wednesday morning at 9. Visiting hours prior to the Mass in the Church Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am. Burial Canton Corner Cemetery. Veteran United States Army. For complete obituary and guestbook see ...
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Join us for a Hot Time at Cool Summer Fest!

Enjoy live music, crafts, water games, fishing and more – July 26th at Houghton’s Pond
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Obituary: George F. O'brien

O'BRIEN, George F. Of Canton passed away July 17th. Beloved husband of 52 years to the late Doris (Walch). Father of Kathleen Silver of CA, Eileen Duff and her husband Michael of Canton, George L. O'Brien of VA, Maureen Leone and her husband Doug of W. Roxbury and Theresa O'Brien and her husband George of E. Sandwich. Brother of Jim of Quincy, Steve of Norwood, Gerald "Budge" of Walpole and the late Hugh O'Brien. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Navy Veteran WW II. Funeral services private. For guestbook and complete obituary see 828-0811
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The Order for the Preservation of Indian Culture (TOPIC) held its 38th annual Pow Wow June 28-29 at Prowse Farm, located at the foot of Great Blue Hill. The event featured traditional Native American ceremonies, dancing, drum and song, numerous crafts and vendors, and education on the customs and life of Native American culture. The [...]
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Ryan, Walter J.

Walter J. Ryan, 88, longtime Norwood resident, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2014. Born in Lowell and raised in South Boston, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Margaret V. (MacAleer) Ryan. Mr. Ryan proudly served his country in World War II with the U.S. Army. He worked for Veterans Services [...]
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Obituary: Alice Souza Ponte

Ponte, Alice Souza Of Canton, July 16, 2014. Age 86. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Leonard Ponte. Loving mother of Christine M. Ponte of Canton, Angela M. Ponte and her husband, Barry Rabinovitz of Quincy, Cecilia Walsh and her husband, Garrett of Attleboro, Mark L. Ponte and his wife, Sharon of Simi Valley, CA, Lucille M. Ponte and her husband, David Riddell of Orlando, FL, Michael A. Ponte and his wife, Mary Ann of Canton, Marguerite A. Ulrich and her husband, Joseph E. of London, UK, Dolores M. Fallon and her husband, Mark M. of Southborough and Caroline Ponte Mailloux of Easton. Devoted daughter of the late Manuel R. and Maria (Silva) Souza. Dear sister of Manuel "Jay" R. ...
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Believe it or not.. we’ll have faeries at the Summer Fest July 26

Say hello to Autumn the Faerie at the Cool Summer Fest on July 26th at Houghton’s Pond!  Feel free to bring the Harry Potters, Superheros and Princesses in your own family to join the fun!  Throughout the day everyone will enjoy water games, fishing, face painting, live animals – and more!  You can even participate in the parade at noon around the pond with the Kickin’ Brass Band. More details on this fun children’s summer activity. For a Cool Summer Fest schedule.   The Cool Summer Fest is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors:
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Obituary: Margot Kahn Gutmann

GUTMANN, Margot Kahn Age 101, passed on July 4, 2014, at Orchard Cove Retirement Community in Canton, Massachusetts. Private gravesite services were held for the immediate family at Pride of Lynn Cemetery in Lynn, Massachusetts. Mrs. Gutmann was born in Stuttgart, Germany, on February 25, 1913. She is survived by her daughter Doris Kahn Feldman and her son-in-law, Saul, of Brookline, Massachusetts, and her grandchildren, Valerie Feldman Dubnoff and her husband Mark of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Henrietta Feldman of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Peter Feldman of Brookline, Massachusetts. She also leaves her great grandchildren Anna, Julia and Micah Dubnoff, and her step brother, Gerard Stern of California. Donations in her memory may be made to Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Massachusetts. She ...
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Obituary: Peter M. Callahan

CALLAHAN, Peter M. Age 68, of Canton, July 11th. Beloved husband of Gail F. (Sullivan). Brother of John Callahan and his wife Becky of AZ, Kevin Callahan and his wife Janice of Hanson, and the late Phillip Callahan. Son-in-law of Mary N. Sullivan of Milton. Brother-in-law of Mary Callahan of CA. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends invited to attend a memorial mass at St. Gerard Majella Church, Canton, Friday at 10 am. Visiting hours omitted; burial private. Veteran Army National Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to and indicate it is for "Pete's Pals" or to the Hellenic Nursing Home, 601 Sherman St., ...
Friends of the Blue Hills

Cleaning the Park by Updating the Bottle Bill

The Friends of the Blue Hills is working with a statewide coalition to update the state bottle bill. Updating the bottle bill would increase recycling and help clean up the Blue Hills – and all our parks. The current return bottle law has been successful for those containers that it covers. Eighty percent of the bottles and cans covered under the current bottle bill are recycled. But since the bill passed in 1982 we’ve started to use many new kinds of bottles that are not covered under the law, like water and sports bottles. Only 20 percent of these new [...]
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Advocating for Park Resources

The Friends of the Blue Hills is part of a statewide coalition of environmental groups called the Environmental Collaborative.  As part of this coalition, we advocate for statewide policies that help the Blue Hills, such as increased funding for environmental agencies.  We are particularly interested in making sure the agency that manages the Blue Hills (the Department of Conservation and Recreation) has adequate funding. Here’s an update on the 2014 budget.   Photo credit: Alison Fox, Canton
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