Vol. 2 No. 3
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Norwood Ushers in 21st Century High School Matt
Brown’s Gala with Journey Forward Announced for Sept.
BY TIM DAVIS Just recently announced by Matt Brown and his family, is the second annual Matt Brown Gala, to be held this year at the TD Garden on Sept 24, in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation and Journey Forward.
BY TIM DAVIS The New Norwood High School is set to open its doors to the class of 2012, with a state-ofthe-art 21st century facility that is deemed “remarkable,” by Norwood High School Principal George Usevich. With an extensive orientation
planned for all four classes and their parents, the Norwood community can finally embrace a school with a college prep level library, an 18,000 sq. foot gymnasium, an 800- seat theater with modern production capabilities, a synthetic-turf football field that rivals a small college and much more that includes college lecture
halls and labs, as well as a prominent band room. “To see what we have in this house, it is just remarkable,” said Usevich. “We are looking forward to opening up to a wonderful school year.” 21 different task forces and committees were involved in the
planning and financing of this model school program that incorporated the Town, Compass Project Management, and the Massachusetts State Building Association. “I think when we started this
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The Gala will benefit both Norwood’s Brownie Points and Journey Forward, and allow participates to experience a video and activities that resemble a day in a life of Brown. It’s been a year and a half since Matt suffered a severe spinal cord injury while playing hockey for Norwood High, but today he is on the road of recovery. “Mentally I am better than ever,” said Matt Brown in an interview in his home over the summer, “ I go in there (Journey Forward) having a bum day, and I come out of there feeling better than ever.” Journey Forward is a unique spinal cord program that specializes in bettering the lives of those, like Matt, who have suffered a spinal cord injury through an intense exercise program.
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Library News The Morrill Memorial Library offers an abundance of recreational and research books, magazines, newspapers, videos, music and discount tickets to local area attractions. Their resources and programs are continually evolving and are updated regularly. Stay tuned to this new column in Local Town Pages to stay informed on all your library news!
Boston Globe Database Available Take a short step or even a big one back in time with the new Historical Boston Globe database now offered at the library. This resource covers daily editions from 1872 to 1979 with articles and images back to the first issue. The collection also includes digital reproductions and has searchable capabilities. This is available for in the library or at-home access.
Give a Special Birthday Book! Would you like to give a special book in honor of a child’s birth or birthday? The library offers a
unique children's gift that includes a bookplate commemorating the child's birthday and the donor inside a book. Also, the birthday boy/girl, will receive a thank-you bookmark and will be given the first opportunity to lend the book out of the library. For a donation of $15, a hardcover book may be chosen from a cart of newly ordered books. Or donate $25 and two books may be given. To arrange for the gift or for more information, call Library Director Charlotte Canelli.
Learn a New Language with Mango Languages Mango Languages is a database offered at the library and is designed to equip the user with conversational abilities almost immediately. From asking for directions to ordering a pizza, Mango immerses the student with every day conversations and is offered in a wide variety of languages. It also features ESL instruction in English. Learn more about Mango on the
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Meryl Streep Featured at the Fall Film Fest The 'Monday Night at the Movies' Fall Film Fest kicks off with films featuring the legendary actress Meryl Streep. On Monday, September 19, the library will show 'Bridges of Madison County,' costarring Clint Eastwood. On October 17, 'Mamma Mia' will be the offered, 'Julie & Julia' is the featured show on November 21 and 'Out of Africa' will wrap up the series on December 19. Sign up at the library reference desk or call the library to view and or all of these fantastic films. No need to bring a snack, complimentary popcorn is provided by Regal Cinema in Bellingham! For more information on these items and other resources at the Morrill Memorial Library, visit their website at www.norwoodlibrary.org or call 781-769-0200.
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