easton: It's the Baby Boomer Dilemma!!! - 02/03/13 11:37 PM
     For us the decision came in 2005.  The home that we all grew up in had just become too much for our mother to take care of. She was 80 now and our dad had passed away more than a decade ago. Her “I ‘ll be fine” argument no longer sounded so sure. You could tell it in her voice. Her mind was still sharp as a tack and was in excellent health, but the day to day management of the house was taking its toll.
 
Through friends, we had found an apartment complex that had recently been built which … (0 comments)

easton: 'Santa Hat Day" in Brockton (MA) This Sunday!!! - 11/15/12 12:05 AM
The City of Brockton will be holding its' 'Santa Hat Day" this Sunday, November 18th in the downtown section in an attempt to break its' own mark in the "Guiness Book of World Records" for having the most people gathered in one place wearing Santa Hats at the same time.  This year they will be teaming up with the Town of Mullinger, Ireland in an attempt to set the record for greatest number of people in two continents wearing Santa Hats at the same time.
     Registration will begin at 10am in front of the Parking Garage and the Official Tally … (3 comments)

easton: Rocky Marciano Statue Arrives in Brockton - 09/13/12 12:41 PM
     The long awaited statue of World Heavy Weight Champion Rocky Marciano has been delived to the City of Brockton MA.  The massive 22 foot tall image of the "Brockton Blockbuster" was delivered this week from Mexico City in six seperate pieces, which need to be assembled by a team of experts.  The pose is of the famous Rocky punch that leveled the great 'Jersey Joe' Walcott in their 1952 title fight.
    Brockton is making preparations to host a long list of luminaries on September 23.  Former Champions Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes have already been confirmed but, they are … (2 comments)

easton: Brockton (MA) High School Set to Unveil Rocky Marciano Statue - 09/04/12 10:51 AM
     Brockton High Schools Marciano Stadium will be presented a 22' tall Statue of the Brockton Blockbuster on September 23rd.  A gift to the city by the World Boxing Council, the $250,000 sculpture has been on display in Mexico City. Rocky Marciano was born in Brockton, the son of immigrant Italians who were lured to the city by the opportunities for work in the bustling shoe factories.
     Rocky's love of sports eventually led him to the boxing ring where he rose to become the Heavy Weight Champion of the World, and retired as the only undefeated Champion in history with a … (0 comments)

easton: Brockton Junior Golf at D.W Field GC. Starts Tuesday, June 26 - 06/25/12 10:48 AM
     The 2012 Junior Golf season begins this Tuesday with the start of the Tuesday Night League. We are hoping to build a traveling team this year, with the help of Head Pro Brian Mattos.  He is trying to arrange a 'home and home' series with a couple of other courses in the area.  This is not as easy as it seems.  Whereas Tuesday is a slow night at DW Field GC, it could be a busy night at some other courses, so the away matches may have to be on a Wednesday or Thursday. 
     One of our young golfers … (0 comments)

easton: Brockton MA Sales for 2011 - 01/04/12 02:48 PM
According to data from the MLS the following facts of record will show that:
in the first six months of 2011:
  243 homes sold with an average List Price of $170,270 and a final sales price of $164,408
in the last six months :
  268 homes sold with an average List Price of $174,352 and a final sales price of $$169,401.
These are statistics for single family homes listed and sold in Brockton MA in 2011 through the Multiple Listing Service.
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easton: It's Easy Being Green, If You Were Like My Aunt Emma!! - 01/02/12 01:19 PM
   Everything that I know about conservation I learned from my Aunt Emma.  She and my Uncle Cyril made their way in the world during the Great Depression.  He built a solid, though crooked, house in the early 1930's that still stands today.  Most of the back yard was a vegetable garden, and what they couldn't eat Auntie would store in Mason jars, and enjoy during the cold months.
     Liquids were served in glass or metal containers so that they could be cleaned and used again, she would be appalled by our use of disposible plastics.  Old clothes and towels, when used up, … (4 comments)

easton: Brockton's 25th Christmas Holiday Parade Set for Saturday. - 11/25/11 12:21 PM
     The 25th Christmas Holiday Parade kicks off at 1:00 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, November 26.  It looks like the weather will cooperate, with sunny skies and temps in the upper 50's.  The festivities will take place in the Downtown section, near the site of James Edgar's Department Store.  Mr. Edgar is known as the 1st Department Store Santa Claus in America back around 1895.  It was about a week ago that Brockton set the record for most people gathered in one place to be wearing Santa Hats.
    
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easton: Brockton to Celebrate "Santa Hat Day' on Sunday. - 11/17/11 11:40 AM
     For the 4th year in a row the City of Brockton will host a 'SANTA HAT' day to break it's own record for the most people in one place to be wearing one.  The Downtown event will be distributing more than 14,000 hats to school children and adults for the event.  The City already holds the world record.  Officials will record the count, which begins at 2:30.
    In the late 1800's James Edgar became the first department store Santa Claus at his store on Main St.  From there the idea was adopted by Macy's and other retailers throughout the … (1 comments)