Wrentham Police Department Sgt. Daniel Morris completed "Command Training" at Roger Williams University on April 29. The two week program is for first line police supervisors and addresses contemporary concepts of management and leadership. Attendees examined topics including Myers-Briggs type indicator, leadership, communications, labor relations, conflict management, performance appraisals, data analysis, problem solving, planning, situation & crisis leadership, legal and labor law, and ethical decision-making. The program will be presented by experienced academics and law enforcement practitioners.
Wrentham Police Chief Jim Anderson praised Sgt. Morris for his efforts to develop professionally and impart his leadership on the department.
4 Paws Animal Shelter will hold a Bottle and Can Drive the same day as Wrentham's Household Hazardous Waste and Donation Event on Sat. May 14 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Hazardous Waste will be at the Department of Public Works and the Bottle Drive will be at the Senior Center Parking lot both off Taunton St. in Wrentham. Save your bottles and cans and drop them off the same time you drop off your hazardous waste. All proceeds will go to the shelter fund.
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets will host a Spring Job Open House Thursday, May 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. Retailers will be available to provide job information, collect applications and resumes, and some may be able to schedule or conduct on-the-spot interviews for qualified candidates. Participating retailers will host a table outside of their store to indicate they are hiring. The Open House aims to fill over 100 available positions ranging from sales, stock, customer service, and more. More information is available at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets web site.
A very special blood is planned for on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School, 201 Main Street, Franklin.
The drive is being held in memory of Mike Pepin, the father of Boy Scout Matt Pepin how planned the event as his Eagle Project (Matt Pepin is pictured with his father). Matt Pepin wanted to honor his dad's memory by helping patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital by hosting a blood drive.
For your comfort and convenience coffee and donuts to be served during morning hours and pizza for lunch.
PREPARING TO DONATE BLOOD
Day of Donation
Photo ID REQUIRED
Drink extra water the day before and of donation
Eat your regular meals and eat before donating
Health: Be in good general health and feel well the day of donation
Weight: At least 110 pounds
Age: At least 17 years of age
Among Other Requirements
Antibiotics: Be 72 hours free AND 72 hours symptom free
Dental Work: Be 48 hours free of completed procedures – includes cleanings. Please contact the blood donor center with questions or if work on a specific procedure is ongoing
Medications or Medical Conditions: Please contact the blood donor center
Travel Outside USA: If within 12 months, please contact the blood donor center with detailed dates and locations
Living Outside USA: If lived for 5 years or more, please contact the donor center with detailed dates and locations
Tattoos: Must be over 12 months old
Body Piercings (includes ears): OK if piercing was done by a professional
Questions should directed to BloodDonor@partners.org or call 617-632-3206.
Nine-year-old Shaylee Cahoon loved her long hair that had grown uncut, except for trims to keep it healthy, since she was the age of 3. Last March, the Wrentham 4th grader decided to cut her hair and donate it to children that had lost their hair because of illness."I feel so bad for kids whose hair doesn't grow or falls out because they are sick," Cahoon said. "Both my sisters, Skye and Erin, cut and donated their hair twice, so I knew I wanted to do it, too."
Stepping into Wrentham's Hairsmith, Cahoon felt anxious to have her hair cut, but once it was done 13-inches were being donated to Locks for Love, she was thrilled. "I was a little nervous to cut so much off, but I love my new haircut." (Pictured: Shaylee Cahoon before and after her haircut.)
She added, "It is so easy to take care of and I still wear headbands when I want to."
Her mother, Eileen Cahoon, is thrilled with her daugther's selfless donation and the new look. "I love Shaylee's new haircut," she said. "It makes her look more mature and is so much easier to take care of. I am very proud of her for donating her hair. It is such a thoughtful thing to do. It takes so much hair to make one wig, so every donation counts."
Locks of Love is an organization the helps children suffering from medical hair loss. More information on donating hair is available on the Locks of Love web site.
The Sohoanno Garden Club of Wrentham will host its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Town Center Parking Lot in Wrentham (corner of routes 1A and 140). This sale is the club’s primary fund raiser, with the proceeds used for beautification and ecological projects and events in Wrentham. The sale features a wide range of hardy perennials from local gardens, as well as related crafts sure to delight the garden enthusiast. For more information, please visit the club’s Facebook page.