canton ma: Canton's 2015 Annual Town Meeting is an Important One - 05/11/15 12:14 AM
Canton's 2015 Annual Town Meeting starts tonight.  Call me a geek, a political junkie or someone who needs to get a life....but I look forward to Town Meeting every year!  
Canton MA has an Open Town Meeting form of government.  There is a five-member Board of Selectmen who run the town and oversee the town administrator, but the legislative body is made up of the citizens of Canton.  All registered voters in Canton MA are eligible to attend and vote at the Annual Town Meeting.
Annual Town Meeting commences tonight, Monday May 11th at 7:00 pm at Canton High's Morse Auditorium.  It runs until approximately 11:00 pm and runs every consecutive Monday and Wednesday … (5 comments)

canton ma: 2015 Easter Events in Canton MA - 04/01/15 10:44 AM
We may still have snow on the ground but it is April and Winter 2015 is in the rear-view mirror.  And what an historic winter it was.  Everyone is ready to move on to SPRING!
With Spring comes Easter.  There are a few Easter events going on this weekend in Canton MA.  If only the Spring weather would come along with it.

Every year the Canton MA Parks and Recreation Department holds an Easter Egg Hunt.  Normally it is held outdoor at Pequitside Farm but because of the cool temperatures, predicted inclement weather and remaining snow on the ground, … (4 comments)

canton ma: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times - Winter 2015 - 02/23/15 03:04 AM
So maybe it was really the worst of times..........
The winter of 2015 has hit us hard in Canton MA.  With about eight feet of snow being officially recorded in Boston, we are dealing with towering snowbanks, school closings, transit problems, roof collapses and more.  This past week in Canton there were two deaths associated with people falling after clearing snow off roofs. Another homeowner was injured after falling off a roof.  In addition, there was a gas explosion and fire at a commercial building caused by a snow-covered frozen gas meter that caused gas to back up into the building. … (5 comments)

canton ma: Second Annual Backstreet 5K to Benefit Mass Hospital School - 04/14/14 10:44 PM
Local Stoughton restaurant, Foley's Backstreet Grille, is holding its Second Annual 5K to benefit The Mass Hospital School.
The Mass Hopsital School, located in Canton MA, is a health care facility that provides care to children and young adults who have severe and/or multiple disabilities.  It is a wonderful place that provides medical and rehabilitative care so that its patients can each their full potential.  Affiliated with the Department of Public Health, it is a non-profit always in need of more funds for its budget.
Foley's also hosts an annual Golf Tournament.  Last year they added a 5K and together the … (0 comments)

canton ma: Canton's Dean S. Luce School Presents: Robin Hood - 02/04/14 09:50 PM
Robin Hood - he steals from the rich and gives to the poor.  It's always an appealing story!   Last month I wrote about the JFK Elementary School's production of Mystery at the Museum.  This week, it is time for the Dean S. Luce Elementary School's production of Robin Hood.     While each of the schools does a great job with their plays, the Luce School Play will always hold a special place in my heart because for six years I ran the play as the parent coordinator (a/k/a the producer), working alongside a very talented and dedicated director.  It was definitely a labor of love.  I … (2 comments)

canton ma: Canton High Drama Presents: Legally Blonde the Musical - 11/10/13 11:40 AM
Omigod you guys!!  It is time once again for the Canton High School Drama Club's annual fall musical!
If the first line didn't tip you off.....this year's show is "Legally Blonde the Musical."  Based on the book and 2001 movie of the same name, Legally Blonde is the story of sorority girl Elle Woods, who gets herself into Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend.  The movie was turned into a musical that opened on Broadway in 2007.
Auditions at Canton High took place on the second week of school in September and the cast and crew have been … (4 comments)

canton ma: Time to Fall Back in Canton! - 10/30/13 02:09 AM
While I don't like the fact that it will be getting darker earlier, I DO like the extra hour of sleep that the time change will bring!  Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!  That way you will be on time for whatever is on your calendar on Sunday!
That extra hour of sleep sounds pretty good right about now.  
On Sunday, November 3rd it's time to fall back. At 2am on Sunday, you will turn your clocks back one hour.
Now most of us will do this … (3 comments)

canton ma: 2013 Halloween Parade in Canton MA - 10/15/13 11:38 PM
The mornings are crisp and cool.  The leaves are starting to turn into beautiful colors.  It's Fall in New England. One of my favorite times of year.  And that means that Halloween is around the corner!

One of the nice things about living in a smaller town like Canton MA are the annual traditions.  It is time once again for the annual Halloween parade through Canton center.  This year's parade will be on Sunday October 27th at 1:00 pm. Participants should arrive by 12:30 pm.
Sponsored by the Canton Recreation Department the parade starts at the Bank of Canton parking lot and continues down Washington Street … (7 comments)

canton ma: 2013 Luce Fun Run in Canton MA - 05/03/13 04:34 PM
The 12th Annual Luce School 5 K Fun Run/Walk and Childrens Fun Run will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013, starting at 10:00 am at the Luce Elementary School in Canton MA. 
This event is run by and for the benefit of the Dean S. Luce School Canton Association of Parents and Teachers (CAPT) but is really an event for the entire Canton MA community.  
The event was originally the idea of a couple of teachers who came to the CAPT to promote it as a fun event and not necessarily a fundraiser.  It has turned into a good fundraiser and a fun annual … (1 comments)

canton ma: Eat Pancakes - Support a Good Cause in Canton MA - 03/19/13 01:23 PM
Who doesn't like pancakes?  

Well, if you like pancakes and live in the Canton area, you are in luck because this weekend is the annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.  
It will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the American Legion Post 24 at 950 Washington Street in Canton from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm.  Cost of admission is only $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.  
I believe that it is one price for all you can eat pancakes. That's a pretty good deal.
The Canton Lions Club has been serving the Canton MA community … (4 comments)

canton ma: Hoot Happenings in Canton MA - 03/14/13 12:55 PM
Canton MA is home to the Massachusetts Audubon's Museum of American Bird Art, formerly known as the Visual Arts Center. 
  The Museum of American Bird Art is a a professional art museum located on a 124-acre wildlife sanctuary right in the heart of Canton MA.  Located on the grounds is not only the museum, but miles of beautiful outdoor walking and hiking trails, bird viewing house, and the estate house, which is home to countless adult, child and family program offerings throughout the year.   The current exhibit at the Museum is Only Owls. To celebrate the exhibit, this weekend the museum is hosting Hoot Happenings: An … (2 comments)

canton ma: Blizzard of 2013 in Canton MA - 02/08/13 11:22 PM
And no, I don't mean "Nemo".....local stations are not using that name given to this storm by The Weather Channel....they are referring to it as the Blizzard of 2013.

We were all tucked inside here by noon yesterday and there was a State of Emergency in effect as of 4:00 - no driving allowed except for emergency & medical personnel.  It was not a real problem for me as my office is in my house.   It was incredibly windy last night & I could hear the wind howling all night long. You can see the wind blowing in this … (8 comments)

canton ma: Welcome to Canton High School - 10/21/12 06:25 AM
Welcome to Canton High School
The students, faculty & staff of Canton High School in Canton MA recently put together a "lip dub" to show off their school.  It was the idea of one senior in the TV Production Class.  The video was primarily student directed and produced.

Welcome To Canton High School - Lip Dub from Daniel Sheehy on Vimeo.
I think they did a fantastic job!  Each student group is represented at one point throughout the video.  From all accounts, not only is it a great introduction to the school, the project brought the entire school together.

canton ma: Life is Good Returns to Canton MA - 09/10/12 03:55 AM
Life Is Good Returns to Canton MA
On September 22 and 23, the Life is Good Festival returns to Canton MA for the second year is a row. Last year's was a big success. Put on by the Life is Good company (you know the ones - you've seen the t-shirts with the smiling face), this festival is a fundraiser to help kids overcome life-threatening challenges, like illness, violence and poverty. 100% of the proceeds go to charity.
This festival is located on the grounds of historic Prowse Farm in Canton Massachusetts. The two day long events features a wide variety of music, entertainment, kids activities and more.  Music starts each day at … (4 comments)

canton ma: (Almost) Speechless Sunday.....Dance Recital - 06/17/12 12:00 PM
(Almost) Speechless Sunday....Dance Recital   It's the moment you have all been waiting for.  Well...probably not  really!  Last fall I wrote about signing up for Tap Classes.  On Saturday, it was the dance recital for the Hazel Boone Dance Studios.  The adult tap class performed a number to "Hooray for Hollywood".  Below is a video of our performance at the dress rehearsal. (My 13-year old took it so it's not the best....)
   My daughters tell me it was an easy routine.  Maybe it was.  But as I had not tapped in 35 years, it was not as easy for … (13 comments)

canton ma: Canton MA Dancers Bring Home the Gold - 05/11/12 10:33 PM
Canton MA Dancers Bring Home the Gold Twenty two Canton MA dancers from the Hazel Boone Dance Studio recently competed in the Dance Ovations competition held in nearby Norwood MA and brought home the Gold to Canton.     Teen dancers competed with their jazz number to "Footloose", their ballet routine from "Pirates of the Carribean" and their tap routine to "I've Got Rhythm" from the movie "An American in Paris."  All three of their routines earned them a Gold Medal Award.   The Hazel Boone Dance Team also competed in this competition.  They performed their "Happy Feet" tap routine.  You can … (7 comments)

canton ma: Mother's Day Plant Sale in Canton MA to Support Problem Solving Teams - 05/10/12 01:00 AM
Mother's Day Plant Sale in Canton MA to Support Problem Solving Teams
Once again, the Canton MA Problem Solving Teams are heading to the International Problem Solving Competition to represent not only Canton MA, but the State of Massachusetts.  Five student teams recently won the State Championship and are on the road to Indiana to compete in the International Competition.
The teams traveling to Indiana are a Fourth Grade Future Problem Solving Team (FPS), together with 4 Community Problem Solving Teams (CmPS).  The FPS Teams compete in a competition in which they are given a complex societal problem and have to … (2 comments)

canton ma: Explore Nature This Weekend in Canton MA - 03/22/12 01:56 PM
Explore Nature This Weekend in Canton MA
We have had such unusually warm March weather this week in Canton MA!  What better way to enjoy spring than to take in some Nature Exploration. 
The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is offering Nature Exploration this Sunday, March 25th, at 1:00 pm.  The topic for this week is Snakes!  Learn what kinds of snakes live in the Blue Hills, meet some of the resident snakes of the Trailside Museum and participate in a snake-craft!  The fee for participation is $2.00 for Mass. Audubon members and $4.00 for non-members.

The Trailside Museum is a Mass … (4 comments)

canton ma: Canton Community Theatre Announces Auditions - 03/19/12 12:03 PM
Canton Community Theatre Announces Audtions
The Canton Community Theatre has announced open auditions for its next production, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)".  Auditions will be held Monday March 26 and Tuesday March 27 at 7:00 pm.  They are looking for men, women & teenages from high school age and up.
From what I hear, this is going to be a summer production, to be performed outside.  Sounds like the perfect location for a Shakespeare production.
The Canton Community Theatre ("CCT") is one of the hidden treasures in Canton MA.  Established in 2001, it was established by its founding members to bring education, … (8 comments)

canton ma: Celebrate Music at Canton MA's Own Music Festival - 03/04/12 12:59 PM
Celebrate Music at Canton MA's Own Music Festival Cantonstock ~ Canton MA's own music festival ~ will be taking place on Sunday, March 11th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Canton High School.  Cantonstock will feature performances from ALL of the performing groups from the Canton Public Schools, as well as arcade games, food, raffle items and more!  All in all it is shaping up to be a fun and entertaining day for Canton residents of all ages.   Cantonstock is this year's major fundraiser for MusicCounts!, Canton's music booster organization.  Thanks to the generosity of the MusicCounts! supporters, not … (2 comments)

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