Norfolk Town News

Making More Sweet Things– with Love and Prayers

The Making of the Trappistine Quality Candy FactoryIf you haven’t yet made a trip to Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey and the sisters’ Trappistine Quality Candy factory and gift shop here in Wrentham – it’s high time you do! There you’ll discover the remarkable story of a remarkable community who have devoted their lives to prayer for the world, and thrive in a very unique way. A few years ago, the sisters learned that their former factory, built in 1956 – was not up to code.
Norfolk Town News

Lake Pearl Home to Adventure

On a beautiful Saturday morning on the shore of Lake Pearl, six women gathered to try something a little different. The women, all strangers, signed up to take part in standup paddleboard lessons offered by Eastern Mountain Sports through an arrangement with Wrentham Recreation Department. As the morning sun glittered on the calm surface of the lake, the women laughed as they finished signing the necessary paperwork, and each asked questions about the upcoming experience: “Do I have the right footwear?” “How much do the boards weigh?” “How far out will we go out?”
Norfolk Town News

Two Norfolk Girl Scouts Earn Prestigious Award

Two animal loving Girl Scouts have installed a new gate to the Wrentham dog park on North St. and for their efforts, earned the highest Cadette Award. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts announced that Grace Kelly Griffin and Kassidy McDonald both of Norfolk, MA have earned their Silver Award for the improvements made to the park.
Boston Globe

Obituary: Albert E. Spring

SPRING, Albert E., Jr. "Sonny" Entered into eternal rest on July 21, 2014 at the age of 84. Al was born December 16, 1929 in South Boston, MA. He lived most of his life in Needham, MA; but is currently a Norfolk, MA resident. He leaves his wife of 57 yearsShirley Ann (Fitzgerald) Spring and his 7 children, Mark,Michael, Joanne, Shirley Ann, Kathy, David and Stephen and their respective spouses. He also leaves 15 grandchildren. Services to be held: Friday, August 1, 2014 St. Catherine of Siena, 547 Washington Street, Norwood MA at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer'sAssociation 494 Arsenal Street. Ginley Funeral Home Walpole
The Norfolk Times

KP 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Dr. Lisa C. Oliveira, Principal of King Philip Regional High School, has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the fourth marking term. To earn high honors, it is necessary to maintain class grades of all A’s or Pass in courses; for honors standing, class grades...
The Norfolk Times

Car Wash to Support KP Cheerleaders

King Philip High School Cheerleaders are holding a car wash, bake sale, and candy sale at the high school bus loop, 201 Franklin St., Wrentham on Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Boston Globe

Obituary: Ernest Gray Smith

SMITH, Ernest Gray II 59, of Norfolk, MA, died on July 5, 2014 in the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Anne Hughes Smith. Born in Dallas, Pennsylvania on March 10, 1955, he was a son of the late Andries DeWitt Smith and Barbara (Wiener) Smith. A graduate of Dallas High School, he also earned degrees in Aviation Management from Florida Institute of Technology and in Business Management from Florida State University. He also attended the New England College of Finance in Boston. In addition, he was an Army veteran and served as an SP4, in the 2d Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. He began his career working for his family's newspaper, The Times-Leader in Wilkes-Barre, PA. ...
Norfolk Town News

Goldberg’s 600th Victory An Amazing Feat In KP Sports History

Six hundred victories in a coaching career is almost unheard of but Bob Goldberg reached that milestone on May 13 when his King Philip girls tennis team defeated Franklin, 3-2. Goldberg has coached the girls squad for 42 years, taking the reins in 1972 when Richard Nixon was president and gasoline was selling for 35 cents a gallon. During his four-plus decades with the Warriors, KP has won seven Hockomock League championships, qualified for the state tourney 36 times and advanced to the South Sectional on four occasions.
Norfolk Town News

Octopus’s Garden Makes Home in Wrentham

The entrance to Wrentham Developmental Center is now home to a giant trash octopus, its baby, and several fish. The Octopus’s Garden, the creation of the Third Annual Trash Mob, consists of recycled plastic bags, water jugs and other plastics which all found new life in a beautiful creative sculpture that would make Ringo Starr proud. The art and recycling event was originally scheduled for June 14th, but the weather forced it to this weekend. Despite Saturday’s perfect conditions, several people originally planning to attend the event were unable to participate.
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