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56th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade BY CAITLIN FROST 8:00 a.m.: Veteran’s Mass at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church 9:30 a.m.: Parade meets at the Balch School Any veteran is welcome to march in the parade. Mostly, veterans are from the Korean War, Desert Storm I, and the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, but some World War II Veterans still march. Elected officials lead the parade, and the Norwood Police and Fire Department provide color guard. The Boys and Girls Scouts of Norwood are also asked to march in the parade along with the Norwood High School Marching band. The Colonial Boys Corps—Colonial Bag Pipers—keep the beat for the marching cadence. 10:00 a.m.: The parade begins and runs from the Balch School to the Town Common.

The aerial ladder provided a stunning view of the Norwood Firefighter's Open House on October 16th.

The Norwood Fire Department would like to thank all who came out to visit us us during our 2010 Open House. Many families stopped by to enjoy the event while learning about fire safety and fire safety devices. The kids

had a great time as they explored the apparatus and the station while learning about the job of being firefighter. Special thanks to Dunkin Donuts and Papa Ginos for their very generous donations of munchkins, coffee and

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in helping to resuscitate a two month old infant who had stopped breathing due to an obstructed airway. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event.

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November 10th marks the 235th Marine Corps Birthday Twenty-nine year old Gary Reagan, a Combat Medic in the US Army and Norwood resident, will be coming home in Mid-December. He is currently serving at Camp Phoenix outside Kabul, Afghanistan and is part of a Police Mentor and Training Unit (PMT) that helps train Afghan national police cadets to become capable police officers to protect the village from the Taliban. PMT’s priority

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Quarterly Report Shows Rise in Local Refinancing Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell reported on real estate activity in Norfolk County for the quarter ending September 30, 2010. The Registry's electronic recording program continues to expand with 798 documents electronically recorded by 69 different accounts in the quarter period from July through September, 2010. Total dollar volume of real estate sales in Norfolk County for the quarter

stood at just under $ 1.17 billion. This represents a 13% decrease from the comparable period last year. The total number of 3,478 deeds recorded during the period also decreased though by a smaller margin of 12%. This number, however, does reflect closings that occurred in the quarter in response to the first time home buyer tax credit which expired on September 30. The bulk of the tax driven closings occurred just before the re-

ported quarter started. The average sale price of deeds over $1,000 (both residential and commercial properties) showed an increase to $582,635 up 11% over the same quarter in 2009. Foreclosures continue to have an impact on the market. A total of 215 foreclosure deeds were recorded, 94% more than last year's quarter. This substantial increase could be the result of the 2009 moratorium on foreclosure sales. Total document

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is to enable the Afghan people to defend themselves. Reagan has been in Afghanistan since February. He is attached to the 181st Field Artillery in Brockton. Reagan graduated from Norwood High School in 1999. Since then, he owned his own business for seven years prior to enlisting. Since the economy has dropped off, he saw the opportunity to take advantage to enlist in the army— something he has always wanted to do. During his time in Afghanistan, Reagan has had the opportunity to do more than just train Afghan cadets. He came across an accident on the roadway and was able to provide significant first aide. A few weeks ago, driving home from a mission, some American civilian contractors in armored SUVs hit a 5-year-old Afghan girl. Reagan was able to help out and have the girl Medivac-ed out to the air base for treatment. The Afghan people are continually amazed at how American troops go so far as to help out their people. Being away from his family must be hard, but with advances in technology and the use of Skype

recordings were up 1% for the quarter. The mortgage refinance market showed improvement in response to historically low rates by increasing 21% on year to year basis with 10,761 new mortgages being recorded in the quarter. Total mortgage value for the quarter stood at almost $4.1 billion. It is important to note that this total mortgage value amount does not necessarily represent the true increase in indebtedness as some mortgages may be recorded multiple times against different parcels of land, are refinances simply replacing existing debt, or are recorded to secure equity credit lines which may not be drawn to their capacity.

The Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is the basic resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. Hundreds of thousands of Registry land records back to 1793 are already available for on-line viewing. The online index has grown to include records back to 1920 while the Register continues to expand indexing capacity to include earlier records. The Registry of Deeds can be contacted via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or on the Internet at

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McDonough Family Donates Each Thanksgiving BY CAITLIN FROST Marybeth and John McDonough have stressed the importance of helping others to their family as well as the world they live in. For the past twenty-one years, the McDonoughs have served their community by providing Thanksgiving baskets to families in need. For the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the family sends out flyers and newsletters asking for food or money donations for the baskets. They take the money to buy food and other necessary food items—such as instant oatmeal, cereal, and muffin mixes—and arrange it all in banana boxes and donate them to the food pantry. The first year of their outreach, they raised enough food and money to put together seven baskets; last year, they put together forty-seven. “We’re kind of an outside-the-box family. We felt very blessed to be living in this beautiful house, so it seemed the natural thing to do, to put together the baskets. Little did we know the first couple years that people counted on them,” Marybeth McDonough said. It started out as a community activity with just the McDonough family, but as the children grew up

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and moved out, and John and Marybeth didn’t have the manpower to put together baskets and deliver them to the food pantry, the McDonoughs were surprised with the response of the families in their neighborhood that came out to help. Neighborhood children come out to help put together the baskets and the McDonoughs serve ice-cream sundaes as thanks for their help. “Last year I think we maybe had 30-40 children. Their families come out, too. It turned into a festive afternoon. Moms bring cider and we have ice cream sundaes in the garage. We keep big gallons of ice cream in there, and it’s always

the coldest day you could imagine,” McDonough said. The boxes are lined out at the end of the McDonough’s driveway and all the food bought and donated is pulled out from the garage and set out. The children go through and put one of each item in the basket, and the older children make sure the baskets are filled correctly. Each basket is also supplied with a coupon for a free turkey donated by Roche Bros. And since its beginning, the project has seemed to taken a life on its own. “Children and their families really

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Neighborhood children who helped out with the Thanksgiving baskets gathered around the McDonough house to take a picture before the endof-day celebration began.

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Norwood resident Rebecca Prendergast poses with her Citizen Recognition Award, Chief Howard and the extremely cute Jared McCarthy, whose life she helped save.

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NatureCalls Recipe Calls for Extra Fat BY AMY BEAUMONT If you’re a birder and you live in Norwood, chances are you’ve had woodpeckers visit your yard. Norwood is home to a great variety of tree clingers, with the most commonly seen species at the feeder being downy woodpeckers. They are the smallest yet friendliest of eastern woodpeckers, black and white in color, with the male having the tell-tale red patch of the nape of males. Also a visitor to feeder is the far less common Hairy Woodpecker, which is often confused with the Downy. Larger but shyer, this woodpecker is more of a forest bird. It is one of the most beneficial birds though, as it consumes a great number of insects that damage both forest and fruit trees. Wouldn’t it be great to arrange an all-out assault on the Asian Beetle with a team of Downy Woodpeckers? If only we could talk to the animals. Circling back to the issue at hand – the preferred meal of the downy is a block of suet, and if you set one out on a regular basis, you will quickly have woodpeckers feasting on it. The suet blocks and feeders are often sold

in pairs; and are a great way to get into bird-feeding. Fat-suet is often found in the meat section of the local grocery stores, and is also a great choice to offer. To deter other birds, try hanging your suet feeder horizontally;

only tree clingers bother to eat this way whereas most other birds give up. To keep the squirrels at bay, a ‘roof’ over the suet actually works great. In my case, an old roof shingle keeps the tree rats off for the most part. The suet

feeder goes empty here on occasion, but once it is restocked, it would appear the tree clingers are watching. They forgive me for slacking, and continue to show up as though the dinner bell has been rung. Once you establish your woodpecker feeding station, you may want to venture into photographing one of these birds. Good luck. Hopefully, you’ll locate your feeder at a window location that you happen to pass by frequently. The real key to photographing any sort of wildlife – is to keep your camera charged and ready. It wouldn’t hurt to add one part prayer either; I’m convinced any nature photography has to have this element for any possible chance of success. Even with all of that, it is still largely a matter of luck – much like that of the accompanying image. I was lucky enough to get a rare shot of this red-bellied woodpecker that came to visit my suet recently. I had never seen him before, haven’t seen him since and probably won’t see him again, but I happen to have the long lens handy. Of course, a pile of extrafat suet didn’t hurt either.

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A Friendly Neighbor Opens The Doors Victoria Haven Once the House of George Morrill If you were curious about the Victorian house on Nichols Street that has parking on either side of a great lawn and a small sign at the start of the brick walk leading to the front door, then Open House on Wednesday, September 29 was a chance to go inside for a looksee. The house once owned by George Morrill, the man who built the Norwood Library, and has been a type of nursing home for generations. The current owners continue to utilize the home as a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility called Victoria Haven. Victoria Haven, located at 137 Nichols Street in Norwood, opened the doors to the public to provide tours of the house and information about services offered in this neighborhood. Just two blocks from Norwood Hospital, it is convenient for many that have recently needed orthope-

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Sharing Pride and Prayers Mothers of Deployed Find Solace, Strength in Each Other BY J.D. O’GARA “When you have a child deployed, it’s the first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think of at night. If you wake up in the middle of the night, you wonder, ‘Why am I waking up?’ Such is the experience of Lissa Haynes, a mother of two sons in the military, and a founding member of the Worcester chapter, Central Mass., Chapter 3, of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. They are called Blue Star mothers, because they are among the few sanctioned by the U.S. government to fly service flags. Also known as blue star flags, they were patented and designed during WWI by an Army captain who had two sons serving on the front line. On the flag, stars sit prominently on a white background, surrounded by a border of red. Blue

stars, the color of hope and pride, represent family members in active duty; gold symbolizes the sacrifice of loved ones who have fallen. Service flags recognize those who have someone in active duty. Haynes’ oldest, Collin, has been in the Coast Guard for six years, and her son, Daniel, joined the army out of college. He has twice been deployed to Iraq. “Complete panic goes through your mind, when your son’s going off,” says Haynes. “You have no idea what’s going to happen.” Haynes says that conversations with her son revealed little about his experience. Her son would tell her everything was fine. “Your friends and family, they’ll send your child packages, but they have no idea what you’re going through,” says Haynes. “At that time I knew nobody. There was no

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Out and About Thanksgiving Thanks As a kid, Thanksgiving was always one of my favorite holidays. The whole family would head to my Auntie Anna’s house for a sumptuous spread that included sweet corn, turnips, and of course Tom Turkey. But we all hated her stuffing. So much so that I had to prepare my then boyfriend for the scary stuffing that no one actually liked. Yet, he married me anyway. After dinner was devoured, dessert was brought out. In addition to the apple and pumpkin pies, there were at least two birthday cakes on any given year. My grandmother, the matriarch of my family along with me, and my littlest cousin Julie, all celebrated birthdays during the week of Thanksgiving. But on Thanksgiving Day the whole family was JACKASS 3D (R) - Starring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Jason Acuna (Wee Man), Ryan Dunn, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGheney, and Dave England are back to their side-splitting – sometimes literally – shenanigans in the third installment which brings their daredevil comic antics to life as never before. Whether they're covered in filth, excrement, or any other bodily or environmental fluids, the gang always seem to be having a good time. Even as bones are broken, bladders are ruptured, and vital organs are destroyed, the friendship between Johnny Knoxville and his slapstick brothers in (fractured) arms -- is absolutely addictive. Some of the best moments occur right at the beginning, when a pair of animated guest stars explain the 3D concept to viewers. Then the movie jumps right in with a stunning slow motion sequence that introduces the cast while making great use of the added optical splash. From then on, we witness Knoxville take on a bull and some buffalo, watch Margera use Krazy Glue and his hands to do a bit of extreme body hair waxing, and grimace as McGhehey gets a tooth pulled via...a Lamborghini. Longtime collaborator and director Jeff Tremaine always shows the group's various reactions. He

together. For me this was an extra special day. The cakes were be presented, “Happy Birthday” was sung -off key and garbled with everyone’s name thrown in- then numerous candles were blown out. When the cakes were being plated the arguments would start amongst the cousins. “Stop touching the frosting!” “Why did she get the red rose?” “Why did he get the biggest rose?” There was an occasional fist fight due to the “rose” factor. But we always managed to have a great time despite the fights and scary stuffing. There was the year, my mom hosted Thanksgiving (her stuffing was phenomenal- I still can’t get the recipe right) when my cousin

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began to reheat the squash on the stove there was a loud “BOOM!” and everyone rushed into the kitchen. None of us knew what we know now- Pyrex can and does explode if placed on a hot stove. My cousin Cathy spent the day picking squash and Pyrex out of her hair. My mother spent the week after picking pieces of glass out of the ceiling, and I’m sure cursing silently to herself. Sometimes all this seems like a lifetime ago. My grandmother has since passed away, as have both my parents. The cousins I once spent all the holidays with have since moved out of state. But the memories still remain. I love to share stories of Thanksgivings past with my kids. Considering they know the players they giggle when they hear about

the exploding squash and are appalled by the cousins’ slugfest (although the weekly if not daily screaming matches held in my house do not phase them at all). Now I have my own family to cook dinner for and create new memories with. For the past umpteen years, either my brother-in-law or I have hosted Thanksgiving My children now run around giggling and laughing with their own cousins. And my in-laws get to enjoy their grandchildren. There usually isn’t a birthday cake (and with all those candles the risk of a fire is much too great). And so far, there hasn’t been a single slugfest. Or exploding vegetable. This year will make an even more memorable Thanksgiving.


MOVIEREVIEWS wants to make sure we understand that, aside from the clear commercial aspect involved, the Jackass guys more or less put themselves at risk for their own mutual amusement and admiration. I'm not a big fan of 3D movies, but here it's most effective. RATING: BRED (PG-13) - Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, William Cooper, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ernest Borgnine. This is based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer. Willis plays a former CIA operative struggling to come to terms with retirement. Spending his days growing avocados and flirting with the woman who writes his pension checks, Willis misses the good old days. Which is a good thing as early on in proceedings a team of high-tech assassins attempt to take him out, with disastrous results. Suddenly on the run and seemingly at the center of a high-level government conspiracy, Willis picks up his pension lady and then sets about unraveling the mystery and re-assembling his former Black Ops team, all of whom are in similar danger. What makes the film work

however is the quality of the cast and the standard of the gags. Willis is typically cool in the lead, believable as a cold-blooded killer while at the same time smart and self-effacing. That said, his assassin squad are the real stars of the show - Mirren is hilarious as a lethal weapons expert, Freeman heartbreaking as a killer with terminal cancer, and Malkovich quite frankly bonkers as a former operative whose brain has melted thanks to daily doses of LSD. It's not often that Malkovich gets to flex his comedy muscles, but here he steals every scene in which he appears. RATING: B LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE (PG) - Starring the talented voices of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Essie Davis, Helen Mirrel, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, Joel Edgerton, and Miriam Margolyes. The film opens with a loving family of owls -- mama, papa and three little ones, plus a snake nursemaid. Young Soren (Sturgess) will be our hero, we realize from the beginning. He dreams of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole, warrior owls of lore,

but his brother, the rather nasty Kludd (Kwanten), is something of a naysayer not just regarding the legends but life itself. There's also a baby sister whose first order of business is to cough up a ball of mouse skin and bone, as owls do. So when, through a mishap that will probably prove pretty scary for the little ones in the audience, the brothers are separated from their family, it doesn't take long before the two set

My family, my sister-in-law’s brood, and one of my best gal pals and her clan are all heading to Disneyworld for Thanksgiving. Although to some this seems like quite the distance to go for a turkey dinner -and to dodge the scary stuffing, I just can’t wait. I have realized the location of the meal doesn’t matter. What’s important is the family around the table, and that all are healthy and happy. And together. And the most important thing on the table won’t be the birthday cake with roses but the stuffingunless of course my Auntie got to the chef’s in Mickey’s kitchen. Dawn C. Fitzgerald is a freelance writer. You can contact her with comments at

out on separate paths -- one all bright and shiny and good, the other dark and foreboding. Kidnapped by a feathered group called the Pure Ones, Soren and Kludd join scores of other captured young owls who are being groomed to join an army that will allow villains Nyra (Mirren) and Metal Beak (Edgerton) to attack the Guardians of Ga'Hoole. The visuals definitely carry the film, but it's tough to keep all of the owls straight as they all tend to look alike. Another problem is this 90minute film is apparently derived from the first three books in the series on which it is based. The result is that we're rushing from event to occurrence with little time to digest any of it. RATING: C+

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Norwood History Norwood-Dedham Football on Thanksgiving BY JIM DRUMMEY There's something special about playing high-school football on Thanksgiving morning, not only for fans but even more for the players. For most seniors, it will be the last time they will put on football gear after many years of hard work through August heat and November cold, enduring bumps and bruises, and sometimes worse, struggling through moments of elation and dejection – all for the love of the game. But no matter what has transpired in the past, no matter the records of each team in the current season, players from both schools look forward to their annual Thanksgiving matchup against a long-time rival. And so it will be on November 25th, when Norwood and Dedham square off for the 97th time, with the Mustangs enjoying a victory margin of 55 to 38 over the Marauders, with three games having ended in ties. It should be noted that, while the rivalry can be traced back to 1904, Norwood and Dedham didn't begin playing each other on

Thanksgiving until 1928, when Dedham spoiled Norwood's first game on its new field by beating the Mustangs, 28-6. Due to construction of a new high school at the Nichols Street campus, this year's game will be played at the Coakley Middle School, and Norwood will have to wait until 2011 to christen another new field, although the Thanksgiving game won't be there until 2012. Both schools have reached the pinnacle of success with Super Bowl visits – for Norwood in 1977, 1980, 2000, and 2001, including 26 straight wins in the latter two seasons, and for Dedham in 1988. Both also know the depths of defeat, particularly in 2010 when each eleven has been able to muster only one victory at the time this column is written. None of this will matter come Thanksgiving Day, however, as both squads will play their hardest to gain bragging rights for another year. Norwood has won 13 of the last 15 games, going back to 1995, but it was shocked last year when a Dedham team with only one win

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all season edged the Mustangs, 2625, on Bernie Girard's five-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Girard's two touchdowns were matched by Norwood's Andrew Alty, who scored twice on runs of 55 and 4 yards, but time ran out on the Mustangs. There have been many close games, some with high scores, some with low scores. Apart from a 0-0 tie in 1942, the lowest-scoring game was Dedham's 3-0 win in 1978. There have been six games that finished 6-0, two that were 7-0, and one that was 8-0. All told there have been 35 games in which one team was kept off the scoreboard, including Norwood's pre-Thanksgiving 55-0 blowout of Dedham in 1913, but only one shutout in the past 23 years, an 180 win for Dedham in 1994. There have also been some shootouts on Thanksgiving, such as when Norwood beat Dedham, 36-32, in 1966. That was the highest point total in the century-old ri-

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valry. Key players in that game were Norwood's Tom Shea, who ran for 331 yards and five touchdowns, and Dedham's Dan Donovan, who scored four TDs while playing with an injured shoulder. The Marauders had trailed in the game, 28-8, at the start of the fourth quarter, but narrowed the gap on TD passes of 54 and 18 yards from Joe Hanlon to Donovan before Shea put the game away for the Mustangs with a 10yard scamper. The second-highest point total came in 1991, when Dedham crushed Norwood, 54-13, behind the rushing of junior Justin Bourque, who cruised for 351 yards and six touchdowns. Norwood was able to hold Bourque to “only” 255 yards and two TDs in 1992, but Dedham still prevailed by a score of 21-6. Older football followers will remember some of the famous names in Norwood-Dedham history, including Mustang Coach

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Benny Murray and Marauder Coach Jack Heaphy, who spent the better part of 25 years across the field from each other on Thanksgiving morning. Their first coaching matchup was in 1928, with Heaphy's boys blanking Murray's team, 6-0, on a 45-yard interception return by Dedham's Captain Twitchell. That was the first game ever to get front-page coverage in the Norwood Messenger. The 1930 game, a 6-0 win for Dedham, was interesting because the Marauder captain and quarterback was Andy Scafati, who would later serve as head football coach at Norwood from 1946 to 1960. The 1932 game was won by Norwood, 12-7, amidst some strange touchdowns. First, Dedham's Al Capone deflected a Joe Donovan pass to guard Max Eaton, who rumbled 50 yards for a score. A few minutes later, Tom O'Donnell deflected a Dedham pass to end John Howard, who scooted 50 yards for a touchdown. Howard later blocked a Dedham punt at the goal line and Harold Peterson caught the ball in the air for the winning TD. In 1937, Dedham returned to Stone Park for the first time in eleven years and upset an undefeated Norwood team, 25-0, proving once again that records during the season don't guarantee victories on Thanksgiving. Snow and ice forced the only cancellation in the history of the rivalry in 1940 and that foreshadowed a 10-year Dedham freeze on Norwood victories. The Mustangs got their first Thanksgiving win in a dozen years continued on next page

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November Calendar of Events November 2 at 7 p.m. Norwood Little League’s annual meeting, Civic Center, Willet Room. Those in running for a position on the Little League Board should contact Mike Doliner at norwoodllL@ NLL is accepting applications for manager positions at all levels. November 2 at 7 p.m. The Quest for Ghosts, Monsters, & Urban Legends, Nationally-known paranormal author Jeff Belanger, Morrill Memorial Library, Free, Registration requested. Autographed copies of his Picture Yourself Legend Tripping: Your Complete Guide to Finding UFOs, Monsters, Ghosts and Urban legends in Your Own Back Yard, will be available to buy. (781) 7690200, ext. 222 November 3 Fall Dog Training Classes begins for dogs all ages and sizes. Contact Blue Max Dog: Dog Training and Behavior Modification at (617) 827-6514 or at

November 4 at 7 p.m. Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Youth Depression, A presentation for adults by John Halligan, sponsored by Norwood Bank and Norwood Public Schools. Coakley Middle School. Nov 6 & 7 (Sat/Sun): Friends of the Library Annual Booksale, 2nd Floor of the Morrill Memorial Library, Simoni Room from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 6: Cranberry Marketplace, St. Catherine of Siena School, 249 Nahatan Street, Handcrafted items and goods from assorted vendors, raffles and refreshments. Doll Salon for children. Admission free and open to all. November 6 Seasonal Flu Clinic at the Senior Center, 275 Prospect Street. Open from 9-11 a.m., Open to all Norwood Residents 18+. Bring your health insurance information. Please note, the H1N1 flu vaccine is now included in the flu shot, so only one shot is required.

November 9 The Norwood Woman’s Club invites you to come and bring a friend to our meeting at 12:30 pm at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Parish Hall at 24 Berwick Street. Come find out more about the Norwood Woman’s Club. Our meeting this month will feature Patty Carver who will do some more Women in History. A light lunch will be served. If you are not a member and would like further information please call Trina Mallet at 781-762-8173.

November 15 Norwood's all night parking ban will be going into effect. The parking ban prohibits all-night parking between between the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. The purpose of the ban is to keep Norwood's streets clear of vehicles should snow removal operations be necessary. Ban will remain in effect until April 1. Vehicles parked on streets and in municipal parking lots in violation of the all-night parking regulations are subject to a $20 fine each violation.

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November 16 The 2nd Annual Righteous Among Nations Award will be presented (posthumously) to Raoul Wallenberg at the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School in Norwood. Marika Barnett, a woman whose parents were saved from the Nazis by Wallenberg, will be presenting the award. Wallenberg is credited with clandestinely saving tens of thousands of lives and is believed to have died in a Soviet prison sometime in the late 1940s. The award is given by the Israel

November 13 at 7:30 p.m A night of Comedy with Sunny Holiday featuring The Menopause Monologue, Old Colonial Café, 171 Nahatan St., $25, $35 at the door. For more information, contact Sunny Holiday at or call (781) 759-0323.

Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and author, will be the keynote speaker. For reservations and more information, contact Jane Taubenfeld Cohen at (781) 769-5555 or Stan Hurwitz at (508) 269-0570. November 20 at 7 p.m. The Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation Beach Party, Beach Party with dinner and live entertainment from the The Baha Brothers band. Circle of Hope Foundation starts its 12th year of providing assistance to residents of Norwood. Tickets $40 per person, includes the show and dinner. The Beach Party will be held at the Norwood Elks Hall. Call (781) 762 – 3549 or (781) 769 - 8415. Advance ticket sales only. November 28, 1-4 p.m. Seasonal Holiday Tour of the Fred Holland Day House, 93 Day St., Theme is A Victorian Christmas Celebration. Admission $5; children under 12 and Norwood Historical Society members are free.

continued from previous page in 1951 by a score of 12-0, behind touchdowns by Ted Travers and Fred Parkinson, and they would not lose another Turkey matchup for ten years, when the Marauders nipped them, 22-20, and began their own four-game winning streak. The first tie game in fifty years occurred in 1974, when the two rivals finished at 18 points apiece. The Mustangs had an 18-6 lead on TD passes from Larry Brown to Brian Collins and Dave Steele, and a one-yard run by Bill Breen, but the Marauder's Tom Robertson carried his team on his back by running 37 yards and 1 yard for touchdowns and catching an 88yard bomb from Pete Temple. Neither team was able to kick an extra point. Super Bowl-bound Norwood had no trouble with Dedham in 1977 or 1980, nor did Super Bowl-bound Dedham have any problem with Norwood in 1988. The same was true in 2000 and 2001, when the Mustangs routed the Marauders by scores of 42-13 and 35-6. Neither school is headed to a Super Bowl this year, but that will not lessen the intensity of the game on November 25th.

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Boat Built by Hand BY CAITLIN FROST Ben Grudinskas, 67 and lifelong resident of Norwood, spent the last 4 years building the Atlantic Hunter II, a 7,000 pound tugboat in his garage. This September, he finally finished. Grudinskas is a finish carpenter that works on houses and other residential architecture. He holds a 100-ton Master Mariner’s License, and this is the second slow boat he has built. The Atlantic Hunter II is 29 feet

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Giving Thanks Norwood Style BY CAITLIN FROST John Jacob has owned Nappertandy’s for over a decade. In 1990 he knocked down the original building and built it back up for reopening in 2003. He is currently remodeling the restaurant yet again. For his Thanksgiving, his wife, Niamh, makes a traditional Irish honey-glazed ham with whole cloves as well as a roasted turkey with cranberry-walnut stuffing. Serve a slice ham topped with stuffing and covered by a slice of turkey and cover with gravy. For a side dish, Niamh makes a roasted potato. Ingredients 1 (5 pound) ready-to-eat ham 1/4 cup whole cloves 1/4 cup dark corn syrup 2 cups honey 2/3 cup butter Directions 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 2. Score ham, and stud with the whole cloves. Place ham in foil lined pan.

3. In the top half of a double boiler, heat the corn syrup, honey and butter. Keep glaze warm while baking ham. 4. Brush glaze over ham, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Baste ham every 10 to 15 minutes with the honey glaze. During the last 4 to 5 minutes of baking, turn on broiler to caramelize the glaze. Remove from oven, and let sit a few minutes before serving. CRANBERRy-WALNUT STUFFING Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 celery rib, chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon ground sage 2 tablespoons brandy 8 cups bread cubes (1/2-inch cubes) 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 teaspoon salt

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1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 1/2-2 cups vegetable stock Directions 1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add in the onion and celery; cover and cook 5 minutes until softened. 2. Add in the thyme and sage, stirring to coat; stir in the brandy; cook for 1 minute. 3. Transfer mixture to a 4-quart slow cooker; add in the bread cubes, walnuts, cranberries, parsley, salt, and pepper; stir in just enough stock to moisten, and mix well. 4. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a little more stock if the mixture is too dry. 5. Cover and cook on LOW for 34 hours; serve hot. IRISH ROASTED POTATO Peel potatoes and partially boil. Take out, dry, and brush with olive oil and butter. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and roast the potatoes. Roast until potatoes are soft inside and crispy on the outside. Maurice Daaboul comes from Beirut and owns Byblos, the Mid-

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Eclectic Collection Marks Holiday Art Show & Sale Annual Norwood Art Association Event November 13th Do you appreciate quality and innovative art? Tired of traveling throughout New England searching for that unique piece to hang over you mantel? Looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping? Or maybe you just love this quaint little town called Norwood and want to preserve and relive your fond memories on your walls? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a visit to the Annual Norwood Art Association Holiday Show and Sale at the Norwood Civic Center is a must on your November weekend schedule.

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and now operates with approximately 100 members. The club offers various artistic programs throughout the year, holds a popular Art in the Park sale and demonstration on the Norwood Common in June and meets monthly between September and April at the Morrill Memorial Library for professional artist demonstrations. Those demonstrations are also open to the public at no charge. Membership fees are only $15 per month, and with the combination of those dues, and a yearly gift from the Boch Foundation, the organization proudly awards a yearly $1,000 art scholarship to a Norwood High School graduate. Professional artistry is not a consideration or requirement to join the organization. Whether you are a beginner, accomplished artist, or just share an appreciation for art, all are encouraged and welcome to enroll, regardless of level or expertise. "They don't have to be an artist, they just have to have an interest in the arts if they want to be a part," Percy said. That encouragement and an appreciation of the arts is what prime incentive that these artists embrace in joining and maintaining their membership with this artistic group. Members have an opportunity to interact with similar artists and arouse each other's creativity. "It's a sense of comradeship and sharing," Percy said. "We inspire each other." Last year, the holiday show was held on a day besieged with torrential downpours, but a blanketed sky did not deter art lovers from attending this delightful cultural event. Drop in, browse, appreciate the talents of your neighbors and you may even find yourself leaving with a personal membership, or possibly, a treasure of your own. At the very least, it will be an enjoyable trip.

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The Christmas Caboose Makes an Appearance in Norwood All Aboard! The Christmas Caboose is scheduled to make its inaugural Norwood stop in December and children of all ages and their families can experience the magical ride modeled after the enchanting tale, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. The St. Catherine's of Sienna School fundraising event will be held on Sunday, December 12 and will begin and end at the Norwood Central Train Station. Each MBTA commuter train will be transformed into a child's ultimate dream escape with spirited holiday designs where elves will entertain their young riders. In the true Polar Express tradition, children are also encouraged to wear their pajamas as they participate on their fantasy 50-minute ride. The adventure will include singing Christmas Carols, a reading of The Polar Express, engaging in various activities, snacks, and on the return trip, enjoy a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. While the ride was initially developed in various communities by the popular children's book, this local event was inspired by Need-

ham's successful run last year. "After Needham did it, we thought, wow," St. Catherine of Sienna School Director of Advancement Paula Curley said. "We have the perfect location in Norwood with a huge parking lot. We figured it would be a good, new, fresh fundraiser that involves kids." This playful occasion provides a well-needed break from the rush and confusion of the holiday season where families can unite in their celebrations with a journey full of surprises and holiday joy. The book may be fantasy, but emulating its experiences hopefully revives the imagination and dreams in young and old. "What we're hoping is this becomes a tradition that families and grandparents can experience the magic of the holidays and experience some quality, family time," Curley said. A total of 2,800 tickets will be available for four rides scheduled at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and are available online at, by calling Curley at

Annual Craft Fair Sets Stage for Holiday Season One of the favorite fall shopping stops for Norwood residents is the Annual Craft Affair at Norwood. For over 20 years, crafters have set up tables in town and displayed their goods to the eager eyes of local consumers, and this year promises not to disappoint.

teacher Paula Pelaggi as a fundraiser for the Norwood Post Prom Party. Because of its economical success, however, it has grown to not only aid its original beneficiary, it also provides donations to numerous Norwood school organizations.

On Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., the Coakley Middle School (1315 Washington St., South Norwood) will host approximately 60 crafters to showcase their creative wares. Their goods will include, quilting, gift baskets, jewelry, pottery, hand knit items, photography, soaps, holiday ornaments and giftware, painted slates, lampshade covers and stationery. There will also be numerous raffles, and opportunities for rest and replenishment from shopping with a bake sale and breakfast and luncheon specialties donated by local businesses.

In addition to its attractive attendance figures, crafters enroll in the Norwood craft fair because the event is truly a community event. Norwood students volunteer their services and assist crafters with carrying their items inside, serving lunch and providing breaks. They also help out in the kitchen, run the raffle and bake sale tables and if anything is left at the end of the day, help vendors carry things back to their cars. Any student that helps at the Craft Affair is eligible to apply for funds for their organization from the day's proceeds. Past organizations have included, the Norwood sports teams, drama club, cheerleaders, SADD (Stu-

The Craft Affair was created by former Norwood High School

(781) 769-5354, x271, email at or in person at the St. Catherine of Sienna School Cranberry Marketplace on Saturday, November 6, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. A visit to The Cranberry Festival would make a nice prelude to the festive shopping season when St. Catherine's cafeteria will be converted into a holiday showcase filled with crafters and vendors serving up handmade crafts, food, raffles and even a doll salon. In addition to the ride, the Rugged Bear is also partnering with the St. Catherine's affair Sunday with Christmas activities and shopping discounts for adults with portions of sales donated back to the school. The Christmas Caboose is accepting additional retail sponsors and is still in need of adult and children Caboose helpers from youth groups and students who can offer and apply their time for community service hours. Anyone interested in volunteering should get in touch with Paula Curley at the contact sites above.

dents Against Destructive Decisions), fine arts department and after school programs. "We try to get them involved as much as possible," Craft Affair organizer Deb Curran said. "The more kids, the lighter the load for all of them." What is now considered a premier craft fair in the area, the Craft Affair at Norwood sees an average of 1,800 customers walk through the door, while in years during a stronger economy, as many as 3,000 to 4,000 have bought tickets. With that kind of popularity, Curran stated that the craft fair is considered the largest Norwood High School fundraiser and is typically able to typically donate $2,000 to the post prom party committee and up to $300 for each school organization that applies. Tickets are $3 for adults, and $2 for seniors and children under 12 and are available at the door the day of the event. At press time, there was still some table space available and interested crafters can contact Deb Curran at (781) 762-8688.

NAMI Meeting Scheduled for November 4th The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill--South Norfolk affiliate will hold its monthly meeting in Cafeteria B of the Lorusso Building at Norwood Hospital at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 4th. Mental illness is a label for a variety of diseases of the brain. Often it strikes in late adolescence, devastating the afflicted person and the family. The Al-

liance is composed of such families who find mutual support and join together to advocate for their loved ones. The Alliance welcomes all families in the South Norfolk Area who are dealing with mental illness and their loved ones. For further information call (508) 668-2941.

Students’ work to be displayed at the F. Holland Day House Once again Norwood High School’s students will hold a special exhibition of their work at the F. Holland Day House, 93 Day Street, on Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31 from 12-3 p.m. To create the artwork for this exhibition, high school art students visited the Day House for a tour of the mansion and to learn about F. Holland Day and his significance as a pioneer in American Fine Art Photography. Students then spent time sketching and working on their ideas for this unique assignment – to incorporate either one of the three primary themes of Day’s work (Portraits, Allegory, and Historical sites) or the mansion itself into their own work. Using varying media and styles, each piece of student artwork will be a distinc-

tive interpretation of these themes. Visual Arts teacher Laurie Mead McGrory, who conceived of this assignment, hopes that it will “help students connect with the artistic heritage of Norwood which Day provides.” In addition, the students will be adding to the cultural life of Norwood themselves through the exhibit in this important historical setting. This is the third year of this unique collaboration between the historical site and the high school art department. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Norwood Historical Society, 93 Day Street, at (781) 762-9197 or at their website, www.norwoodhistoricalsociety. org.

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Students Extract DNA...From Strawberries as part of National Chemistry Day

BUDDING SCIENTIST – South Area Solomon Schechter School of Norwood eighth grader Eytan Deener-Agus of Sharon separates DNA from strawberries to mark National Chemistry Week. Looking on are his dad, Dr. Michael Agus, and Ed Rubin, SASSDS Board member and businessman / chemist. (Photo by Stan Hurwitz)

BY STANLEY HURWITZ It wasn’t ‘CSI: New York,’ but it might as well have been, as excited students learned how to extract DNA from strawberries, kicking off a unit on genes. Led by Dr. Nitzan Resnick, Chair of the Science Department at the South Area Solomon Schechter School (SA SSDS) in Norwood and of its New Science & Math Initiative, Middle Schoolers of SASSDS and of the Striar Hebrew Academy (SHAS) of Sharon used a mixture of shampoo, alcohol, salt and distilled water to separate the DNA from fresh strawberries. Later, when they tried the extraction procedure from frozen, freeze dried and canned strawberries, they noted in some cases the DNA was ‘denaturated’ or broken.– a dramatic illustration of how food processing affects what we eat. This event was part of the National Chemistry Week with this year’s theme "behind the scenes." Eighth grader Sam Beiser of Sharon, who says he’d like to be a doctor, said, “I didn’t know it was so easy to extract DNA, that you can do it with simple household items.” He’s a fan of all three CSI TV shows. Noam Ganz, a seventh grader from Newton, was impressed that he could take DNA out of any food, and seventh grader Jonah

Butler of Sharon said, “I’ve never seen DNA before.” Dr. Resnick noted, “Chemistry is behind everything. This exercise that appears simple incorporates biology, chemistry, and real life things like nutrition. And it ties in with some of the kids’ favorite movies and TV shows.” At the end of the event the students were handed chemistry journals with ideas of science experiments that can be done at home – a gift from the Northeast chapter of the American Chemistry Society. Dr. Resnick is an award-winning researcher who also serves as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. Each year she organizes an annual international science project with her students in conjunction with their peers in Haifa, Israel, to introduce them to the concept of international science collaboration. Accredited by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), SASSDS enrolls 250 boys and girls in grades pre-K – grade 8 from 30 communities. The school’s "Righteous Among Nations Award" event featuring keynote speaker Alan Dershowitz is set for Tuesday evening November 16. For information about the event and/or the school, call (781) 769-5555 or visit the website

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Norwood's Long-Awaited New Rink to Be Ready This Winter The Norwood Nuggets Skating Club (NNSC) has entered into a mutual agreement with the Norwood School Committee to build an outdoor rink at the Coakley Middle School sports field complex. The rink started with a gracious donation of dasher boards and Plexiglas from Charlie Donahue, owner of Puckmaster, to NNSC. After an arduous search, the site of the old running track at the Coakley middle school complex was deemed the most appropriate, negations with the school committee began and an agreement was reached between the parties. The track had fallen into disrepair and has not been used for many years. Site work for the 85’ x 200’ concrete slab based rink is set to begin within the next couple of weeks. The first phase in this project was removing the dasher boards from Puckmasters and next is to grade the old track so as the base slab can be poured and the dasher boards affixed to the slab. Under the leadership of NNSC President Bill Naumann and Bill Dunn, General Manager, the project is running as smooth as ice. Under the Supervision of Mike Gulla the overhanging trees and shrubs have been cleared. The outdoor rink will be the first official sized rink to be built in Norwood. It is the hope of the NNSC to have all of the work done by Thanksgiving so that the Norwood Community will be able to enjoy the rink for the holidays and throughout the winter.

The rink will be run by the NNSC which is a non-profit organization which promotes youth hockey. NNSC will now begin an all out fundraising effort to raise the necessary funds for the project. The first major fundraiser will be held on Nov 12, at the Olde Colo-

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team and many are scoring points. Sophomores Amber Pelletier, Allie Ippolito, and Briana Whelan are new to the team and demonstrate their versatility by swimming events and diving. Allie, especially, has made remarkable improvement in her rookie year as a diver, placing as high as 2nd in a dual meet. Finally, junior Will Higgins, along with our 3 male freshmen, signed up for the team when it was realized that boys are allowed to swim for a girls' team if their high school does not offer the sport. He has done a terrific job as a sprinter, winning many events and already qualifying for the states for his 50 free and sectionals for his 100 free. Returning this year, are 3 seniors; Captain Katherine Lee (breastroke and freestyle), Anna Baturin (distance free), and Andria Connell (sprint freestyler). Junior Captain Bailey Lambert (butterfly and breastroke), Megan Clifford (backstroke and freestyle), and Mary Pat Norton (diving and freestyle) compliment the seniors providing leadership and much needed points for the team. Sophomore Shannon Wilson has evolved into a diver and we have high expectations for her as well. Our most experienced and talented swimmers are among

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Norwood Sports TOPS Sharks Hit the Road Norwood Youth Soccer’s TOPS Challenger program took their team, The Sharks, on the road for the first ever time on Saturday, October 23, visiting Stoughton Youth Soccer.

it was particularly satisfying to hear all the talking to each other on the field and the encouragement from the players off the field. The whole team represented Norwood Youth Soccer very well.

The TOPS Challenger Soccer program, supported by Norwood Youth Soccer and affiliated with The Outreach Program for Soccer of the Mass Youth Soccer organization, is designed to teach children and young adults with special abilities the game of soccer.

Norwood Youth Soccer wishes to thank Stoughton Youth Soccer for being such gracious hosts and invites their team for a return match in Norwood.

Norwood’s program runs every fall and is coordinated by Tracey Jones with assistance from John Kelley, David Price, and Dave and Chris Giancicoppo. A number of local youth also volunteer their time as peer coaches. Saturday’s away game against Stoughton was the first time most of these players have experienced a real match. It was amazing to see how, as soon as they donned their Norwood Soccer uniform, they realized the pride in representing their team. It was a fantastic game of end-toend soccer and a lot of what we have been working on in practice came shining through. They all played with passion and

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Fantasy Footsteps- Family Favorite BY DAWN C. FITZGERALD For the last two weekends in October the halls of the Savage Center were filled with princesses, pigs, and a big bad wolf, as Norwood’s Backstage Boosters presented “Fantasy Footsteps.” “Footsteps” is a walking tour through eight different fairytale scenes including Sleeping Beauty, The Three Little Pigs, and Rumpelstiltskin. Each skit is acted out by local Norwood schoolchildren from elementary, middle and high school. This was Cleveland Student Tegan Bartlett’s second year with “Fantasy Footsteps.” She returned because, “It was fun, getting to perform in front of other people.” She was cast in the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale. These weren’t your everyday fairytales. Thanks to the creativity and planning of Dean Calusdian, drama teacher to Norwood’s upcoming stars and program Director of Summer Stage, childhood fairy tales often ended with an unexpected twist. Veteran “Fantasy Footsteps” actor and Norwood High School senior, Kristen McCarthy had come back for her sixth year. She too starred in the Rumpelstiltskin skit. Although McCarthy has been busy sending out college applications, she really enjoyed her “Foot-

The Rumplestiltskin cast. Tegan Bartlett, age 9, Kristen McCarthy, age 17, Eddie Hernon, age 15, Lauren Desilva, age 16, Matt O’Malley, age 13, Gina Magliozzi, age 11. Sleeping Beauty players perk up for the camera. From left to right, Liam Sweeney, age 10, Elizabeth Ruggiero, age 14, Andrew Gustafson age 9, Allison Kelleher age 9, Sabrina Mazzotta age 11, Courtney Francis, age 10.

steps” experience because “it let’s me do directing and helping the younger kids involved in the program.” “Footsteps” has become a Halloween tradition for the Palizzolo family. This is there fifth year seeing “Footsteps.” Nine-year-old Giulia Palizzolo dressed up for the event. This was her second night in a row seeing “Footsteps:” She returned because, “The plays are really funny.” Her favorite skit was The Princess and the Frog, because if its unexpected ending. Giulia’s father Robert, along with wife and other daughter, Gina, return each year because, “The girls

enjoy it so much…they have a blast.” Jody Smith became involved in the program fifteen years ago, when her daughter was a Norwood student. Now, co-president of the Backstage Boosters program, Ms. Smith also has had wonderful experiences. She states, “’Fantasy Footsteps’ is for the kids, but there is enough in the skits’ writing for adult enjoyment as well.” Now in its seventh year, “Fantasy Footsteps” provided entertainment for the whole family. Funds raised from “Fantasy Footsteps” support Coakley Middle School as well as Norwood High

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Fantasy Footsteps has become a Halloween tradition for sisters Giulia Palizzolo age 9, left and Gina Palizzolo, age 11.

School theater groups. In addition, there is a scholarship fund for any high school seniors who have been involved in the drama program, “not just drama majors,” Ms. Smith points out. Funds raised from Fantasy Foot-

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New Face in the Norwood Fire Dept.

The Norwood Fire Department would like to introduce the newest member of its ranks, Chris Griffin. Firefighter/Paramedic Griffin grew up in Norwood and he is

the son of Chris and Martha Griffin. FF/Medic Griffin is a 1998 graduate of Norwood High School and he holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Physiology from UMass Lowell. FF/Medic Griffin is a graduate of the

Brookline Fire Academy Class # 42, and he was recently married. The Norwood Fire Department welcomes Chris, and we wish him the best of luck in his career serving the people of Norwood.

Obituaries BARIS, Judith Ellen (Kelly), of Norwood, Oct. 18, age 67. Judith was born in Watertown on July 19, 1943. She graduated from Boston College and received a master's degree in Teaching and taught school in Hawaii. She moved to Belmont and became a flight attendant working for Delta Airlines for 34 years until her retirement. She was a longtime devoted, loving companion of 31 years to Richard C. Rasmussen and his children, grandchildren and friends. Funeral arrangements by Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home. DONOVAN, Jeannette A. (Whitney), of Norwood, Oct. 21. Devoted wife of the late James B. Donovan Sr. Loving mother of James B. Donovan Jr. and his wife Martha of Norfolk, and Paul J. Donovan of Millis. Cherished grandmother of Matthew W. Donovan and his wife Anne of Franklin, Jason W. Donovan and his fiancĂŠ Lauren Miller of Mansfield and Daniel M. Donovan and his wife Devon of Mansfield. Funeral arrangements by Gillooly Funeral Home, Norwood. Donations in memory of Jeannette may be made to Ellis Nursing Center, 135 Ellis Ave., Norwood, MA 02062. LENNON, James M., of Norwood, Oct. 8, age 63. Mr. Lennon was the founder and owner of Sandpiper Pool Service Inc. since 1967. A graduate of Catholic Memorial High School, class of 1964, he was the aquatics director for the Town of Norwood during the 1960s and 1970s and coach of the Norwood Stingrays. He was the son of the late John J. and Frances G. (Dunn) Lennon. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth Betty (Amirault) Lennon. Loving father of Kristen Allen and her husband Andy of Blackstone, Michael K. Lennon of Norwood, Kristina Bennett and her husband John of Norwood, Keith A. Eppich of Waltham and Maren E. Eppich of Norwood. Cherished grandfather of Emily, Timothy and Jack Allen, Sully, Liam and Brigid Bennett and Kayden Eppich. Brother of John J. Lennon and his wife Judith of Fort Myers, FL, Kathleen Pfeffer and her husband Paul of Wrentham, Jane Connolly and her late husband

Thomas of S. Walpole and Mary Ellen Hamilton of Jacksonville, FL. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral arrangements by Gillooly Funeral Home, Norwood. Memorial contributions in memory of James M. Lennon may be made to Norwood Hospital, 800 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062, for the excellent care at the ICU. LyNCH, Rose M. (Kelly), of Norwood, Oct. 9. Mrs. Lynch was a member of St. Catherine's Church Ladies Sodality and Women's Club and the Boston College High School Mother's Club. A proud wife, mother, and grandmother, she was very active and involved in her family's lives. Beloved wife of the late Edward M. Lynch, Sr. Loving mother of Edward M. Lynch, Jr. and his wife Beth of Norwood, Robert J. Lynch and his wife Kathy Hansen-Lynch of Hyde Park, John F. Lynch and his wife Laurie Beth of North Attleboro and Stephen C. Lynch and his wife Roxane of Plainville. Cherished grandmother of Nora, Kathy and Edward M, III Lynch, all of Norwood, Diana and Andrea Lynch, both of North Attleboro and Shana and Liam Lynch, both of Plainville. Funeral arrangements by Gillooly Funeral Home, Norwood. Memorial contributions in memory of Rose M. Lynch may be made to St. Catherine of Siena School, 249 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA 02062 or to Boston College High School Scholarship Fund, 150 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125.

ing at the Wrentham State School as a switchboard operator and was there for 20 years. Her husband retired in 1972 and they decided in 1974 to return to Hawaii. She then became a real estate broker. The couple referred to their home in Hawaii as their paradise. It was the Pacific Ocean in the front yard and the mountains in the back yard. They were very active with the Sub Vets of WWII. Mr. Ross was a Mason with Norwood Orient Lodge AF& AM and in Hawaii, Aloha Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. and the Lions Club. Mrs. Ross attended all the activities with her husband. Mr. Ross died in 1996 and she then moved back to Norwood in 2000. She led a very active life. Her home and family were her greatest joy. On her 80th birthday in 1998, the family celebrated with her in Hawaii. She went out and purchased a brand new Mercedes for herself. When she celebrated her 90th birthday, it was with family and lobsters at Legal Seafood. Mrs. Ross is survived by her son, David A. Jr. of Norwood and her daughters, Faye Dalton and her husband Robert, also of Norwood and Marjorie Nado and her husband Francis of E. Walpole. She was the sister of Dorothy Angus of Concord, NH. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Funeral arrangements by May Funeral Home, Norwood. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Ste. 3400, Woburn, MA 01801.

ROSS, Jeannette A. (Fillmore), of Norwood, Oct. 9, age 92. Jeannette was born in New Brunswick, Canada to the late Leslie and Gertrude (Hicks) Fillmore. She married young to the late David A. Ross, Sr. Together they raised their 3 children. Mr. Ross was a career Navy Master Chief Petty Officer and at the onset of World War II, he went overseas and Mrs. Ross went to work for Bendix in Norwood to support the war effort. When it was over, the family moved to Hawaii so her husband could continue his submarine service. In 1953, the family moved back to Norwood. She then began work-

SIMMON, Margaret L. (Mulry), of Norwood, Oct. 2. Loving partner for 21 years of Frederick C. Maier of Norwood. Wife of the late Paul J. Simmons and former wife of Lawrence J. Devine. Loving mother of Laura Lauda and her husband Mark of Olney, MD, Michael J. Devine and his wife Melissa of Dublin, Ohio. Devoted grandmother of Margaret Meggie, Kristen, and Madison Lauda, Hayley and Derek Devine, Kate and Emily Acuna, Ethan and Natalie Waple. Loving sister of Claire Shea of Merrimack, NH and the late John Mulry, Rita Anderer, Dorothy Sullivan, Frances Mulry, Ruth Hayes, and

Jeanne Johnson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. SMITH, Grace J. (Albro), of Norfolk, formerly of Milford and Norwood, Oct. 13, age 101. Born in Boston, on March 25, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Louise (Philbrook) Albro. She was raised in Milford and graduated from Milford High School with the Class of 1928. She went on to graduate from the Framingham Business School with the class of 1929. She has been a resident of Norfolk, since 1998 moving from Norwood. Grace worked as a mailroom clerk for the Northrop Corporation in Norwood, for over 20 years, retiring in 1975. She enjoyed knitting, baking, traveling to Europe and keeping up on current events. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late Richard H. Smith. Loving mother of Peter A. Smith of Norfolk and the late Jane Kelly. Step mother of the late Richard Smith, Edward Smith, James Smith, and Raymond Smith. Cherished grandmother of Andrea Byron, Melissa Brown, Richard Smith, Lynda Rivers, and Maureen Grasso, followed with 11 other grandchildren and great grandmother of 26. Funeral arrangements by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole. 48 Common Street Walpole. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. STANTON, Robert F., Oct. 10, age 84. Retired Deputy Fire Chief of Norwood. Robert graduated from Norwood High School, Class of 1944. He was the captain of the varsity hockey team, football and baseball teams and a member of the Norwood High School Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Norwood Fire Department from 1955 to 1987 and a deputy fire chief from 1970 to 1987. He was also a WWII US Army Veteran.

He volunteered for HESSCO delivering meals for Meals on Wheels for seven years. He was also a member of the Norwood Senior Bowling League, the Norwood Elks, Norwood Retired Men's Club and also played Legion Baseball. Beloved husband of Geraldine H. (Gooch) Stanton. Devoted father of Thomas and his wife Denise of Norwood. Brother of the late John Stanton and Barbara Stanton Gorell. Loving grandfather of Robert T. Stanton and Stephen J. Stanton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Son of the late Thomas A. and Abbie (Curran) Stanton. Funeral arrangements by Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, Norwood. Donations may be made in his name to Caritas Hospice, 2 Edgewater Dr., Norwood, MAS 02062. STEVENS, Mary E. (Mullen), of Norwood, age 99, Oct. 1. Beloved wife of the late Arthur E. Stevens. Devoted mother of Gerard W. Stevens and his wife Marianne of Kingfield, Maine, and Catherine A. Pina of Norwood. Sister of the late Michael, Patrick, Anna Mullen and Katherine Lane. Grandmother of Lisa Larkin, Katy Enokian, Jessica Gracia and Rachael Pina and great grandmother of 9. Daughter of the late Luke and Mary (Costello) Mullen. Funeral arrangements by Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, Norwood. TALBOT, Richard F., Sr., of Norwood and Naples, FL, Oct. 8, age 88. Loving husband of the late Joan (Higgins) Talbot. Father of Joan Wilcox and her husband Phillip of E. Bridgewater, Richard F. Talbot, Jr. and his wife Sally of Worcester, Stephen Talbot of Quincy, Patricia Moore and her husband Stephen of Norton, Gregory Talbot and his wife Ingela of Norwood and Gail O'Neill and her husband Kevin of New Hampshire. Grandfather of Stephen, Phillip, Megan, Christopher, Melissa, Erik, Matthew, Casey, and Jack. Funeral arrangements by Gillooly Funeral Home, Norwood. Memorial contributions in memory of Richard F. Talbot, Sr. may be made to one's favorite charity

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Home Profile - Norwood - $299,000 The land now occupied by the prestigious “Courtyard at St George” Condominium complex was donated in 1912 to the Archdiocese of Boston. The site was donated by the members of the local Lithuanian immigrant community as the perfect location on which to build Saint George Church. Saint George Church was built and proudly served the community, residents and visitors for over 90 years until being closed in August 2004. In 2005, the Karsten Company of Weymouth, renowned for its work in historical preservation and restoration acquired this historical property. Upon its acquisition, the Karsten Company with John Iredale, President promised to respect the history and integrity that the property represented to the community. A promise clearly kept as you tour the property, as you contemplate in the courtyard created to memorialize the former pastor William Wolkovich and the parish community and especially as you walk through this beautiful unit currently being offered for sale. Originally the parish residence of the esteemed Saint George Church, 36 Saint George Ave Unit 2-1 holds a deep and meaningful

history and has a wonderful story to be told. Today through quality craftsmanship, precision and attention to detail, history has been transformed into a beautiful home with a story to tell and new chapters waiting to be written with memories yet to be created. This contemporary yet classic home boasts 1597 square feet of one level living conveniently located on the first floor of a two unit building. The spacious 6 room 3 bedroom and 2 full bath home offers an open and inviting floor plan, The flow of the open living room, dining room and kitchen with custom cabinets, breakfast bar and granite countertops makes this an ideal space for entertaining. The many Harvey Low E windows allow for an abundance of natural light that gleams off the beautiful hardwood floors that are found throughout the home. Another great feature is the privacy of the sleeping quarters from the living space. The master bedroom suite featuring hardwood floors, double closets, separate sitting room and full bath with mosaic tile floors and white carrera marble sink is the perfect refuge to begin or end your day. The two additional bed-

rooms are spacious and offer generous closet space and hardwood floors. A subtle blend of original woodwork, glass doorknobs, and the original built-in china cabinet provides a touch of historical detail that adds to the homes character without sacrificing the contemporary feel and design. THIS IS THE LAST UNIT LEFT IN THIS HIGHLY DESIRED COMPLEX! Don’t miss the opportunity to make this your home. Call today for your private showing! Additional Features Full Basement for storage and potentially additional living space • Central Air Conditioning • Gas heat (Forced Hot Air) • Washer & Dryer hook ups • 125 Amp Electrical Service • High speed voice/data capabilities (Comcast, Town of Norwood and Verizon available) Offered for only : $299,000 Association Fees: $202 BONUS: The seller to pay up to 12 months of condominium association fees Taxes 2010


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Home Profile - Norwood - $664,900 Ph. 774-521-7687 911 High Street, Westwood

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or enjoy spacious 19’x13’6 open eat-in kitchen with built in cabinets and desk, sunny 16’x22’ fire placed family room off kitchen, 13’x17’ living room, 10’x13’ 1st floor laundry room/office, charming 14’x15’ three season porch off 14’ x 14’ deck, gleaming hard-

wood floors, new carpet in bedrooms, finished basement w/ half bath (plumbed for shower) plus separate utility and storage room. Asking $664,900. Call Dianne Chin at Prudential Prime Properties 781-424-5935 for appointment.

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