Local restaurant, Foley's Backstreet Grille in Stoughton, is sponsoring the First Annual 5K Road Race to benefit the Mass Hospital School in Canton.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Preview Party Friday Night
The Winterfest at Mass Hospital School began Friday, Nov. 30, and is a weekend long event which includes a sleigh ride, miniature horses, a breakfast with Santa, Festival of Trees and Doors, Hayrides with Santa, musical entertainment and ending on Sunday, Dec. 2, with a Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run. Friday evening, Nov. 30, there was a preview party in the marvelous theater building on the Mass Hospital School grounds. As you entered the building you came upon a room filled with lit up Christmas trees, each donated and decorated by different companies. The trees will be raffled off the week of Dec. 7. Tickets will be available throughout the weekend. Tomorrow Dec. 1, have breakfast with Santa at 9:30 a.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, how about a 5K …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Blue Hills Reservation Holiday Toy Drive over the weekend.
1. This Day in History 1995: President Bill Clinton became the first United States President to visit Northern Ireland. 2. At 10:30 a.m. there's Storytime at the Canton Public Library in the Library Children's Room for ages: 2 1/2 to 5 1/2. No registration is required. 3. How about a 1:30 p.m. Line Dance Class at St. Gerards Church? 4. Tonight the Mass Hospital School will have a preview party at 6:00 p.m. for their 'Winterfest Weekend Celebration' which starts on Saturday, Dec 1, 9:30 a.m. and runs through the weekend with a Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run on Sunday, Dec 2 at 10:00 a.m. 5. The Blue Hills Reservation will have their 'Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Mountain Bike Ride or Hike' on Sunday, Dec 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Toy Drop …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Changing Perceptions and Celebrating Differences Through Art
Imaginative and observationally inspired works by the students at the Mass Hospital School are on display through Nov 30 at the Akillian Gallery at Massasoit Community College. There are forty pieces which include monoprints, paintings, flower rubbings, collage and textile art. The mission of The Massachusetts Hospital School, founded in 1907, is to provide medical, habilitative, rehabilitative, recreational, educational and vocational services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities and assisting them to achieve their maximum level of independence in all aspects of life. In the center of the gallery stands a large round pole which was covered in 'Peace Flags' made by each of the Mass Hospital School students. They are …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The event took place Friday in Canton.
On Friday, Aug. 10, the Massachusetts Hospital School's celebrated it's 29th Annual Summer Day Program. The Annual Family Day allows guests to meet with counselors, nurses and specialists and see what the children have experienced during their last seven weeks of camp, including events such as horseback riding and arts and crafts. "This school helped me how to become independent," John Mariani, a graduate of the Mass Hospital School said. "Now I have my own apartment and live on my own. I've continued my studies, after doing well on my MCAS tests, at the Massasoit Community College just up the road." The summer day program encourages the students to understand that they are just like every other child. Having a disability doesn't make a …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Canton Senior Olympics started with a Celebrity Volleyball Tournament at the Mass Hospital School.
Elaine Gilmore, vice chair of the Canton Council on the Aging was the inspiration behind the Senior Olympic Games that were held this past Saturday and Sunday. "Who said you can't be active when you're over 60?," asked Gilmore.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
There's always something going on in Canton!
1. On March 22, 1963 - The Beatles first album "Please Please Me" was released following the success of the singles "Love Love Me Do" and "Please Please Me" in Great Britain. 2. At 12:30 pm- There will be BINGO at the Canton Council on Aging. This is one of the most popular events at the center. 3. At the Massachusetts Hospital School at 10am there will be a special on recreational horseback riding. BiNA Farm offers recreational horseback riding lessons for able bodied siblings, family members and friends of therapeutic clients. This is a great way for families and friends to share the unique experience of being together and riding horses. Fee: $45.00 per lesson (regularly $65.00 per lesson). Call (508) 651-2462 for more information. Age …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Tufts Dental School program runs the new clinic at the Mass Hospital School in Canton.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Department of Developmental Services and Tufts University recently celebrated the opening of their new dental clinic at the Massachusetts Hospital School. This clinic is the newest addition to the Tufts Dental School Division of Special Care and Dentistry program, which provides dental services to the developmentally disabled. The Special Care program treats an average of 10,000 patients annually and is comprised of seven facilities, making it the largest program of its kind in the country. Representative William C. Galvin (D-Canton) and the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health, John Auerbach, attended the ceremonies. “I toured the facility and it is first rate. It is wonderful …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Eastern New England Donates to the Massachusetts Hospital School
The Canton school received $20,000 to help expand its outdoor track.
Release Contributed By Ronald McDonald House Charities Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Eastern New England recently presented a $20,000 grant to The Massachusetts Hospital School (MHS) to help fund the expansion of their outdoor sports track to make it wheelchair accessible for races and summer camp programs. “We are delighted to have the support of the RMHC of Eastern New England and look forward to the MHS children using the new track,” says Kathleen Kaleel, Foundation Director at the Massachusetts Hospital School Foundation. The MHS provides medical, habilitative, rehabilitative, recreational, educational and vocational services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities, assisting them to achieve their maximum …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sally Goldfarb sells handcrafted belt buckles.
Many people look for ways to retreat from the stresses of work and home lives. Three years ago, one Massachusetts Hospital School teacher seized the rare opportunity to turn her way of de-stressing into a business. “Some people drink, some people smoke, some people eat, and I make belt buckles,” said Sally Goldfarb, founder of B-Buckled, who sells belts and belt buckles at craft shows, events for charity and out of her own home. “I’d always collected broken pieces of jewelry and odd things,” she recalled. “Every now and then I’d sit down and sort through it just to relax.” Though Goldfarb has had a lifelong passion for crafting, she said, “Never did I ever think that someone would actually pay money for a craft.” She was inspired in part …