As part of its mission to invite and encourage new membership, The Sohoanno Garden Club of Wrentham hosted an evening of movie-themed Tablescapes on Tuesday, September 19th. Member teams comprised of a mix of both old and new members worked together to create garden/floral designs to represent assorted movie such as Fried Green Tomatoes and The Secret Garden. The club's overarching mission is to foster ecological education and beautification of the town through sponsored events, and through maintaining a membership that works on the public gardens of Wrentham. Town residents who are interested in learning more about joining the club can access details through the club's Face Book page at Wrentham's Sohoanno Garden Club.
Westfield State and KP alumna, Brigid Murray, earned MASCAC player of the week honors. The senior volleyball player averaged 28 assists with three blocks and eight digs in a 2-1 week for the Owls. The senior setter registered 26 assists, ten digs, four kills and two service aces in the 3-1 win over Bridgewater State and posted 27 assists, seven digs and four kills in a 3-0 win over Mitchell College and 31 assists with eight digs and two block assists in a 3-1 setback to Amherst College.
The Owls are now 4-8 overall and 1-1 in the MASCAC. Westfield State will travel to Fitchburg State on Wednesday, September 27th for a 7:00 p.m. conference match.
On Saturday, September 23 at the Cracker-Barrel Fairgrounds, the 5K Warrior Run is set to take place and all proceeds will go towards the Henry Carr scholarship fund. Carr, a 20 year old Wrentham resident, passed away this June after a public and valiant battle with cancer. The race is a color run and begins at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the fee is $20.
Teachers and school administrators work hard to ensure all students learn, stay safe, and have fun. One way they help keep the students safe is by practicing emergency response protocols. On Friday, September 22, 2017, the students of Wrentham Public Schools practiced a new emergency response protocol: evacuating the schools and moving to an alternate site.
“We told the students that we hope we never have to evacuate the buildings,” said Superintendent Allan Cameron. “But one day a skunk may walk in and we would have to leave until the smell went away.”
At 10:30 a.m., the students and teachers left Delaney School and Roderick School walked to St. Mary’s Church. Members of the Wrentham Police Department and Wrentham Fire Department lined the route and stopped traffic for the students. Once at the church, the students sat in assigned areas and waited quietly for instructions from their teachers and principals. After about 10 minutes, they walked back to their schools.
“It was a tremendous success,” said Cameron. “The students took the drill seriously, the police officers and fire fighters were supportive and gave the students high-fives, and the teachers, principals, and staff members made sure the students were safe and following directions.”
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Join the King Philip community for a day of FUN-raising on September 24 to help the family of Ryan Hastings, a junior at King Philip High School, meet the exorbitant medical costs involved in his fight with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Funds raised will help purchase lifts for the family home and a reliable wheelchair-accessible van, acquire robotic arms to help Ryan with eating and self-care, and meet expenses related to his participation in an upcoming DMD clinical trial. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will be set aside for a KPHS Scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior who has made a difference in the community.
Activities for youth & families include: 3v3 Basketball * Home Run Derby * Beach Volleyball * Flag Football * Face Painting * Golf Ball Drop * DJ * Raffle prizes* Food and Fun * Kids’ Activities and more.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Rice Recreation Complex (Emerald Street, Wrentham) Rain Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations may also be made at TD Bank-Wrentham and at GoFundMe.com/RaiseUpRyan. A friendly reminder: check with your employer regarding a matching donation!
Basketball and Beach Volleyball Games This wonderful community event will also have 3v3 basketball games and 4v4 Beach Volleyball. Please sign up in advance so that we can have the proper staff on board to officiate. Email email@example.com to sign up your team! We are asking for a $10 donation per player to participate. Bring cash or check (made out to Raise Up Ryan) to the event.
3v3 Basketball Basketball will be played on the outdoor basketball courts at Rice. Max of 5 players per team. Divisions for both boys and girls include:
Grades 3/4 Grades 5/6 Grades 7/8 High school/adult
Beach Volleyball Volleyball is co-ed and will be played in the sand volleyball courts at Rice. Max of 6 players per team. There are two divisions:
Are you ready to roll out a mat and join us at Sacred Tree Yoga Studio and Wellness Center to discover the benefits that can impact your daily life in a positive and healthy way? To take that first step into your yoga class or returning to a yoga practice only requires three things: First, an open heart with your willingness to experience it. Secondly, an open mind so you can abandon judgment and expectation. Lastly, make a commitment to yourself and know that a regular practice will have a profound impact for your life.
Sacred Tree Yoga Studio and Wellness Center is a community. Teachers and students connect and learn to grow with each other. For your first visit, be sure to dress comfortably with yoga clothing or other attire that can move with you. Check the on-line schedule to find a class type and time that resonates. Each class can be a little different amongst instructors. Experience various classes and teachers to discover the ones that are the best fit for your needs. The studio provides lockers for your personal items. Shoes remain outside the yoga room and it is recommended to be bare footed for the best grip on the mat. The studio provides all the props you may need: mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, pillows, and even blankets! If you have your own mat, feel free to bring it. Bringing a bottle of water is recommended. Allow yourself to approach this opportunity with curiosity and exploration. The breathing techniques and postures can unfamiliar until you develop your practice and discover how valuable it is to the mind and body. Don’t allow the discomfort of something new deter your ability to experience a practice that can be traced back to over 5000 years ago. Yoga is practiced because of the many benefits. Listed are the most recognized benefits of taking yoga regularly:
Builds bone & muscle strength
Optimal Spine Health
Expands capacity to breathe
Increases blood flow for improved circulation
Forms a healthy lifestyle and encourages self care
Develops Mindfulness thru focus and intention
Relaxes your ng by releasing stress
Gives you peace of mind and a more optimistic outlook on life
There is a quote that says “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down”. Yoga gives us the opportunity to discover our true essence from the inside out. For more information, see www.sacredtreeyoga.net. Email questions to Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a tour of the studio, come by before or after a class at 65 Holbrook St. Suite 110 in Norfolk.