Canton Citizen

For Billy: Challenge strikes chord in still-grieving community

It has invaded Facebook feeds and captured hearts from coast to coast. It has united pro athletes and politicians, soccer moms and CEOs, and it has raised millions of dollars and much-needed awareness for an incurable and devastating disease. It is the now ubiquitous “ice bucket challenge” to strike out ALS, and it has taken [...]
Canton Citizen

Fire Chief Charlie Doody takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Fire Chief Charlie Doody was nominated for the ice bucket challenge by his son, Mike Doody, and the chief gladly accepted. Those who are nominated have 24 hours to either have a bucket of ice water dumped on them or donate $100 to help support ALS research. Preparing the bucket overhead were Mike Milton, Sean [...]
Boston Globe

Obituary: Jean M. Manning

MANNING, Jean M. Of Canton, formerly of West Roxbury, August 12, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late John and Helen (Sullivan) Manning. Loving sister of the late John D. Manning and his surviving wife Karen of Canton. Devoted aunt of Emily Manning of Andover, Jacquelyn Manning and Molly Manning both of Canton. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY on Saturday August 16, at 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. ...
Friends of the Blue Hills

Enter the Houghton’s Pond Trail Race (You still have time to train!)

Registration is now open for the Eleventh Annual Houghton’s Pond Trail Race, which will be held on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00 AM.  We’re grateful to Colonial Runners for donating part of the proceeds from this race to the Friends of the Blue Hills! REGISTER ONLINE and review information about the race. There is no service fee for online registration! A mail-in application form will be posted in about a week on the Colonial Road Runners website, Or, email John Goldrosen and her can send you one either as an email attachment or by mail. The Houghton’s Pond [...]
Boston Globe

Obituary: Frank P. Eckler

ECKLER, Frank P. A lifelong resident of Canton, died peacefully in his home August 9, 2014. He was 71 years old. Frank was a retired member of the International Union Elevator Constructors Local IUEC #4, retiring in 2003. He then worked for Department of Public Safety as a state elevator inspector for several years. He is a member of Grace Church in Avon. Frank was a past member of Wampatuck Country Club and coached Canton Little League baseball and Pop Warner football. Frank was the devoted husband of Pamela M. (Pesaturo). Loving father of Jack F. Eckler and his wife Rosemarie of Stoughton, Robert Eckler, Frank P. Eckler Jr. and his wife Caroline, and Jeffrey C. Eckler and his wife ...
Friends of the Blue Hills

Your Ticket to Dinner at the Top!

Win a chance for dinner at the top of Great Blue!
Friends of the Blue Hills

Win Dinner at the Top of Big Blue Catered by the ‘Best Restaurant on the South Shore’

  As part of our 35th year celebration, we are raffling a private catered dinner for six at the top of Blue Hills Observatory! Imagine treating a lucky group of friends and family to an elegant meal with incredible 360 degree views of the Boston skyline and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Steel & Rye, the hottest new restaurant in Milton just named by Boston Magazine as the Best Restaurant on the South Shore, will be catering the dinner. Raffle tickets are $15 each or 3/$35. Purchase Raffle Tickets The raffle drawing will take [...]
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Dean Inouye is the online editor of Globe South and this Canton site.